Tinto Hill 2017

Lovely day for a walk – until they got to the top where is was just a wee bit colder than the 700m below.

S1 headed up Tinto Hill to raise funds for St Andrew’s Hospice today.  Well done everyone who took part.

Thanks to  Partnership Officer, Deborah King for all her hard work and organisation.

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Tinto Hill climb, 23rd May 2017

S1 pupils are climbing Tinto Hill on 23rd May to raise funds for St Andrew’s Hospice. All pupils must return their consent form and £3 to their Pupil Support Teacher. Anyone who has not returned their consent form cannot attend the trip.

A reminder to everyone to wear appropriate clothes and bring a pack lunch.

Pupils should meet in the Zone as soon as the bell rings in the morning.

Good luck!

PTA Quiz Night

Thanks to parents, carers and friends of the school who attended the Quiz Night on Friday 17th February.  It was a very good night and everyone who came along enjoyed it.  The PTA raised £577 for our school, all of which will benefit our pupils directly. A big thank you must go to the members of our PTA for another successful venture!

OLHS Christmas Fair, 26th November, 10-12 noon

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Our Christmas Fair takes place from 10 am until 12 noon on Saturday 26th November.

We have –

  • Santa’s Grotto
  • Tombola
  • Toy Tombola
  • Teas
  • Face Painting
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Cake
  • Candles
  • Hat stall
  • School scarves
  • Children’s Christmas Quiz
  • Textile stall
  • XL sweets
  • St Andrew’s Hospice
  • Hand painted plates
  • Raffle

Christmas Fair 2016

It’s getting closer!!!!! Our Christmas Fayre will be on Saturday 26th November in The Zone.  10 am – 12 pm.

So far we have:

  • Santa’s Grotto,
  • Bouncy Castle
  • Teas and Coffees
  • Beat the Goalie
  • Home Economics cakes
  • Candle stall
  • Toy tombola
  • Tombola
  • Decorative Plates
  • Sweets
  • Fairy Doors
  • St. Andrew’s Hospice
  • Face Painting
  • Lucky Dip

In advance of the Fair raffle tickets will be on sale.  We are asking each family to purchase a book of tickets (£5.00) to assist with school funds and to win these fantastic prizes!

  • First Prize – large plasma TV
  • Second Prize – latest X Box
  • Third Prize – huge Christmas hamper
  • Fourth Prize – bottle of Champagne

Please contact the school office if you would like to purchase some tickets.

Ladies Night

The P.T.A. held a Ladies Night in St Bernadette’s hall last Friday night with Bingo, a Quiz and some dancing.  All who came along enjoyed a lively and entertaining night, with over £350 raised, money which will benefit our pupils directly.  Thanks to all who attended and those who donated prizes.  Please look out for our next fundraiser and come along to support our school.

PTA Ladies Night

The PTA are having a Ladies Night on Friday 11th November in St. Bernadette’s Hall at 7pm. Ladies, why not get some of your pals and come along? The cost is £5 – pay at door – for some dancing, quiz, bingo and games. This is just the latest in a line of successful evenings – you are guaranteed a great night out. Raffle prizes would also be gratefully received.

Freerice Challenge

Online game to end hunger

All PSHE classes have been working on the Freerice Challenge over the last couple of weeks. Freerice is a multiple choice online quiz which was originally designed by a programmer to help his children revise. He subsequently donated it to the UN World Food Programme to help feed people around the world.

Freerice is a multiple choice educational quiz. Classes can choose to answer questions on English vocabulary and grammar, maths, science, geography, literature, art history and languages.

2015_0601_7981Ten grains of rice are donated for every correct answer, paid for by sponsors with an interest in education. It takes 400 grams or about 19,200 grains of rice to feed one adult for a day, which seems like a lot but is actually about half a bowlful.

The Freerice Challenge has run through Tutor Time in the past few years, but this is our first year of running the Freerice Challenge through PSHE. We are hoping to establish a strong baseline total that classes can aim to beat in years to come.

Ben Nevis Challenge 2016

Report from Mrs King


21 pupils and 7 staff set off at 5.45 am on Saturday 4th June to tackle Ben Nevis. The weather was very warm and sunny, very favourable to take in the panorama. The views climbing were spectacular and  despite the heat and the tough terrain, OLHS staff and pupils did themselves proud.

There were 12 schools in total climbing for St Andrew’s  Hospice so the path was very busy with teenagers and dogs and bikes. There was no moaning or complaining from the pupils and all made it down safely to get changed, have dinner and get back in the bus for the return journey to Motherwell.

Sponsorship money has to be handed into to Deborah King in the guidance base as soon as possible

Ben Nevis Challenge 2016

Some information from Lucy Kiilean from St Andrew’s Hospice


  • Connor from Atlas Mountaineering has informed me that we are hoping to reach the summit this year! There is however snow at the top of the Ben and consequently there is a hidden gully covered in snow. There will be a guide stationed at this point but thought it was worth mentioning.
  • The weather is also due to be HOT. .. Bring plenty of water and salty snacks to avoid being dehydrated and undernourished.
  • Be dressed and ready to go (boots included!) as soon as the bus comes into the car park.  With twelve schools attending this year it can get a little crazy with all of the buses in such a small area so be prepared as humanly possible.

Christmas Fair 2015

The Christmas Fair takes place in The Zone on Saturday 28th November from 10 am – 12 pm. Entry will include a free cup of tea or coffee to relax you after perusing all of our stalls, including

  • tombola
  • lucky dip
  • Christmas Kindness Corner
  • bouncy castle
  • Santa’s Grotto
  • Candle Lite
  • Terry Hill Jewellery
  • Christmas Cakes
  • gingerbread houses
  • raffle
  • Christmas card stall
  • OLHS scarves
  • face painting
  • treasure Hunt
  • soft toy tombola.

Hope to see you there!

St Andrew’s Day

Report from Mrs Connor

Friday 27th November will be Tartan Day, a whole school non-uniform day with participating pupils asked to wear tartan or Scottish-themed clothing. Pupils are being asked to donate £1 and a donation for our Christmas Fair raffle. No tins please!

Monday 30th November is St Andrew’s Day, and former pupil, Michael Clark will returning to pipe for the staff coffee morning. A Scots Corner stall will be set up in The Zone at lunchtime for pupils to purchase tartan ribbons, cupcakes and receive tattoos and face painting. All money raised will be donated to St Andrew’s Hospice.

Race Night Fundraiser – Friday 18th September 2015

From Mr Smith

In June of next year current S3 and S4 pupils will travel to the First World War battlefields in Belgium and France in commemoration of those who served during the conflict.

In order to raise funds to go towards the fieldtrip there will be a race night in St Bride’s Hall, Coursington Road, Motherwell on Friday 18th September. Doors open 7pm with a 7.30pm start. The bar will be open so the event is for over 18s only.

There will be 8 races in total, with the opportunity to place bets on the races. You also have the opportunity to “buy” a horse in advance for £10. You can name the horse yourself. If your horse wins the race, you will receive a star prize. There will also be a raffle, and all donations to that will be gratefully received.

Tickets are priced at £3 and are available from Mr Smith.

Please complete the tear off form below and return this with the money as soon as possible to Andrew Smith, Social Subjects, Our Lady’s High School

Copies of this letter have been distributed to all pupils today.


Name of pupil:  


Number of tickets required @ £3 each:  


Number of horses I wish to buy @ £10 each:  


Name(s) for horse(s):  






Freerice Fortnight

It takes 400 grams or about 19,200 grains of rice to feed one adult for a day.


There are approximately 48 grains of rice in a single gram.

Freerice is a multiple choice online quiz which was originally designed by a programmer to help his children revise. He subsequently donated it to the UN World Food Programme to help feed people around the world.

For every correct answer, ten grains of rice are donated to the UN Food Programme who pass it to countries around the world. The rice is paid for by sponsors who post adverts at the bottom of Freerice pages when you get an answer correct.

Today we raised a minimum of 12, 280 grains of rice, but actually much more than that because some classes are using PC suites and we’re only taking an average per class.

The leading class at the moment are 4C1, followed by 6A and 2M1.

Good luck for tomorrow!