S1 Panto trip 2017

From Mr Smith

All first year pupils are invited to attend a trip to the pantomime in the SECC in Glasgow on Tuesday 19th December during the school day. The show is Jack and the Beanstalk and stars Greg McHugh (better known as Gary, Tank Commander)!

The cost will be £18 and this will cover both the cost of the ticket and return coach travel.

Letters with further information will be distributed by your Pupil Support Teachers this week.

Only pupils who demonstrate a good attitude and good behaviour will be given permission to go on the visit.

Payment to has to be made by Thursday 21st September to secure your place.

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World Youth Day – Panama 2019

To all S6 pupils: WORLD YOUTH DAY – PANAMA 2019

The next World Youth Day will take place in Panama in January 2019. The diocese is proposing to organise a ‘mission trip’ to central America which will include taking part in the WYD celebrations.

If you would be interested in this and will be over 21 years old in January 2019, then please get in touch with Fr. Martin Delaney.

ALMA – Lourdes Youth Pilgrimage, 19th – 30th July 2018

Association of Lourdes Motherwell Aid (ALMA) is a group of young volunteers who accompany the diocesan pilgrimage giving essential support to the sick, elderly and infirm.

Places are limited, so register interest early by speaking to Father Martin.  Young people must be 17 years old (and have finished secondary school) at the time of travel.

There will be a meeting at 7 pm at the Diocesan centre in Motherwell on 19th September.

Clubs and activities

The list of clubs and other activities running in OLHS this year has now been updated and can be viewed here.

Please remember that consent forms are required for any activities after school. Please see the member of staff responsible.

So far this year there are clubs for

  • Breakfast Club
  • Book Group
  • Homework Club
  • Library
  • Junior Band
  • Senior Band
  • Irish Dancing
  • Chess
  • Junk Kouture
  • Dance Club
  • Badminton
  • Fitness club
  • Football – U13s, U14s, U15s, U16s, Seniors
  • Girls football
  • Netball S1 & 2, S3-6
  • Running Club

Further clubs and activities will be added as dates/times are confirmed.

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What’s your story?

What’s Your Story? is seeking seven young people aged between 14 and 17 years old, with enthusiasm for developing as writers or illustrators. This can include prose, poetry, storytelling, illustration, graphic novel writing, song-writing, writing for TV and film, journalism, blogging and writing for video games and more.

Applicants whose work is not in English are also encouraged to apply and one Gaelic-language place, funded by The Gaelic Books Council, is part of this year’s group.

Any young writers or illustrators who are interested in taking part in the What’s Your Story? programme should visit www.thestoryis.co.uk for more details. The closing date for applications is Monday 16 October 2017.

New staff

Welcome back to all our pupils, and especially to those just starting with Our Lady’s this year.

There are also a number of new staff to introduce:

  • Mr Cardle is our new Headteacher
  • Miss Corcoran and Mr Hale have joined the Maths Department
  • Mr Gallagher is a new addition to PE
  • Mr Maxwell joins the RE staff on Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Mrs Cameron is our new ASNA in Support for Learning.
  • Miss Ruth Fulton is taking over as our Careers Advisor, and will be in school most Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays.

Welcome to Our lady’s High School, everybody!

Subject Choice Interviews for Fifth and Sixth Year Pupils

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Between 9:00am and 12.00pm on Wednesday 9th August subject choice interviews will be held for those pupils who intend returning for a fifth or sixth year in session 2017/2018 and need to change a subject, NOT a level.

It will be assumed that pupils who do not attend for interview will be making no changes to subject/courses that were chosen in June.

As there are major repairs being carried out in the school and there is restricted access within the building, please note the following appointment times:

  • For Surnames A – G inclusive please arrive at the school at 9 a.m. PROMPT
  • For Surnames H – M (including Mac, Mc) please arrive at 10 a.m. PROMPT
  • For Surnames N – Z inclusive please arrive at the school at 11 a.m. PROMPT

 Pupils should enter via the Middle door in the yard area, sign in on arrival and stay in THE ZONE.  Please do not attempt to go to any other area in the school or enter by another door.  Staff will be available to assist you on arrival.  Your co-operation in this would be greatly appreciated.