A very happy Christmas from everyone at OLHS!

2013_1217_0327We’ve had a busy last few weeks of term as always with parties, celebrations and outings going on.

Our Christmas concert was held on Thursday 12th December with contributions from various musical ensembles and our rather lovely staff choir. Upper school pupils performed a pantomime.

On Monday, the 6th years welcomed pupils from Clydeview School to OLHS for a Christmas Party. 6th year have been fundraising since August to purchase party food and presents for the Clydeview pupils and everyone had a great time, especially when Santa dropped by!

On Tuesday, we welcomed over 80 senior citizens for an afternoon tea party with entertainment courtesy of Performing Arts, particularly Aaron Hawthorne on the piano. Meanwhile, all the goods collected and parcelled and wrapped by pupils across the school through RE classes were dropped off to those in need throughout the local area.

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On Wednesday, there was a mass exodus of S1 pupils for the pantomime and on Thursday, S2 pupils headed for the wilds of Edinburgh for a trip around Holyroodhouse as part of their interdisciplinary work on Mary, Queen of Scots, with a wee visit to the Christmas market thrown in. Not forgetting two incredibly busy pupil ceilidhs, a staff night in, a Modern Languages Christmas card competition, and cinema trips for ESOL and the book group thrown in for good measure!

In the middle of all the fun, National 5 assessments have been ongoing for our Performing Arts Faculty, and Father King arranged for priests from local parishes to come along for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.

None of this would be possible without the generosity of parents and carers, or the hard work of the school staff, who give up so much of their free time.

Thanks to everyone for their support over the last year. From everyone at Our Lady’s High School, we wish you all a very happy Christmas, and hopes for a peaceful 2014.

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