SAAS Application Workshops

The SAAS funding guide can be downloaded here:  funding_guide 2


You should go to create an online account in advance of workshop. You should keep a note of your login details and bring them along on the day.

Please read page 2 of the Funding Guide document ill letyou know if you need to bring household income amounts. (Amounts not required if household income over £34k)

Please ensure that you have the following information with you on the day of the workshop;

  • SAAS reference number (if you have applied before)
  • The name of your college/university
  • The full title of your course
  • National insurance number
  • Bank account number and sort code number for a valid UK bank account which is held in your own name, if you are applying for a bursary, loan or living costs grants
  • Young students – Details of your parents’/step-parent’s/parent’s partner’s income for year ending April 2018, if the total income is less than £34,000
  • Independent students – Details of your spouse/partner’s income for year ending April 2018, if the total income is less than £34,000
  • District of birth
  • Email address
  • Students applying for a loan – Name, address and phone number for two people who do not live at the same address as each other to be provided as contacts for Student Loans Company


EU (non UK) nationals

  • SAAS reference number (if you have applied before)
  • The name of your college/university
  • Email address


S5/6 Prelim Timetable, 21st-28th January 2019

Please find below the timetable for the forthcoming S5/6 prelims.

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There is also a PDF version at the bottom which requires Adobe Acrobat to open.

PDF version. You will need to have Adobe Acrobat installed on your machine to read this version: 2019 S5/6 complete prelim timetable

OLHS closed Wed 28th Feb, Thu 1st and 2nd March 2018

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Rights Respecting Schools Questionnaires

Our Lady’s is working towards achieving the Rights Respecting Schools Award. Part of the process is collating information from staff and pupils via questionnaires.

Please select the correct questionnaire from the list below.

Thank you for participating.

Click here if you would like more information about the Rights Respecting Schools Award.

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.

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 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!