Art and Design News

Report from Ms Steinert

Three S6 girls from Advanced Higher and Higher Art are attending a fashion taster course at Glasgow Clyde College this week. The girls are seeing the fashion department and learning how to develop their fashion ideas in a free three hour workshop. One of our S6 girls has also attended a fashion taster day at Glasgow Caledonian University and has applied to the Fashion Brand and Retailing college link course starting in August.

The Art and Design Department has produced a summer newsletter which is being posted this week to help parental involvement, give some advice about homework and what activities senior phase pupils can work on over the holidays who are studying art and photography.

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Upper School Information Evening

Report from Mrs Mulholland

A very successful Upper School information evening was held last night. Depute Head, Mrs Mary Mulholland discussed the opportunities and activities associated with Upper School in Our Lady’s, the SQA exams and the importance of ongoing study. Parents also had the opportunity to speak to Our Lady’s Careers Adviser, Ruth Robertson, Activate Officer, Marion Russell, along with C Smith from Strathclyde University, W. Findlay from Motherwell College and Gary Mitchell from the ITEC Training Foundation.

S5 Induction Week 2010

5th year induction took place over three days providing all of the pupils with a chance to get to know each other better, and learn more about what’s required of them as Upper School pupils.

On Wednesday, everyone was required to get their bodies and brains in gear as they took part in team-building activities designed by the Army and (horror of horrors) Mrs Zambonini and Mrs Macfadyen in the Library Resource Centre!

Thursday was Challenge Day with the  PE staff organising a softball game and Careers staff challenged teams to create and run a restaurant.

Friday was more relaxed, with a service from Fr King, and a talk from staff at Motherwell College. Pupils also received a quick introduction to  Glow, and got their passwords and discussed new timetables and expectations with Mrs Mulholland in the afternoon to complete a busy few days.

Easter School

Forty upper school pupils are currently attending Easter school in Motherwell College.  This opportunity for last minute revision is provided by North Lanarkshire Council Learning and Leisure Services and is supported by a number of staff from Our Lady’s who deliver tutorials and workshops to the young people.

As well as this students are being given the opportunity to attend ‘Supported Study’ or Masterclasses in some subjects.

  • Monday 12th April – Chemistry from 10.00 am until 3.00pm ( 4th year and Higher students)
  • Tuesday 13th April – Mathematics 10.00am until 2.30pm approx.
  • Thursday 15th April – Art & Design 10.00am until 3.00pm.

PD heroes

We’ve already thanked the staff below, but absolutely huge thanks and congratulations to the 5th year Personal Development class for all the work they put into the successful organisation of the Careers Convention.

As part of their coursework, the PD class were involved with:

  • sending confirmatory messages to our exhibitors
  • preparing headers for each exhibitor
  • arranging the hall layout
  • serving refreshments
  • greeting and guiding exhibitors and guests
  • taking photographs of the event
  • creating a wall display of the event
  • assisting with the surveys
  • returning all furniture to the correct locations after the event
  • thank you letters

This all involved a huge amount of time and effort and they were absolutely exhausted by the end of the day. So well done to:

Nadia Boyle, Stephanie Corry, Kimberley Felvus, Jacqueline Ann Gordon, Stephen McCarron, Danielle McGrane, Lorraine McKinley, Mark Norman, Darren Pew, Emma Riddell, Steven Stobie, Joanne Thomsonm Chris Tollan, Emma Walker and Jemma Halloran.

And don’t forget thanks also to Mrs Zambonini for providing guidance to the team throughout the planning and implementation.

Careers Convention

Our first Careers Convention takes place today, Thursday 9th October, with exhibitors from over 30 local employers, universities, colleges and training organisations taking part.

Future Firefighter?

Future Firefighter?

Pupils from S2, S4 and S5 have been allocated time during the school day to attend the exhibition, while other pupils are able to visit at lunchtimes and after school. Parents/Carers and staff are welcome at any time. 

Many thanks to both Mrs Stemplis’ Hospitality class for assisting in the preparation of the food, and to Mrs Zambonini’s 5th year Personal Development (PD) class.

Also, thanks to the staff who organised the event (Mrs Mulholland, Mrs Darroch, Mrs King, Mrs McDonald, Mrs Macfadyen, Mr Murray, Mrs Zambonini) and to all the OLHS staff who supported it.

If you have visited the Careers Convention, please fill in our survey by clicking here.

Newspaper Challenge!

By Scoop McParland

The Newspaper Challenge which was organised by Motherwell College, proved to be an enjoyable experience for S5 pupils from Our Lady’s High School who were selected to participate and were given the opportunity to work alongside pupils from Calderhead High School and St Aidan’s High school.

During the course of the day those involved worked extremely hard to meet their 4pm deadline, with some stress and strain along the way! Each pupil was responsible for creating individual sections of the newspaper which included sport, fashion and travel.

The co-ordinators of the newspaper challenge commented on the professional attitude of our pupils and their excellent contributions to the project.

Pupils involved: Joseph Dempsey, Brionie Dillon, David Hamilton, Ryan McCrory, Rebecca Salemi and Hollie Shepherd.