OLHS equipment and books

A number of textbooks, library books, items of clothing and equipment were borrowed last year and are still outstanding. We would be very grateful if families and former pupils could check for anything belonging to OLHS and return it as soon as possible for the use of current pupils.

A message to our former pupils

Could all former pupils please check that they have returned all textbooks, equipment, library books and any other school property.

We would be grateful for all returned items, because there are new people doing al the classes you used to do, and it would be really handy for them to have the books and equipment that you’re carefully storing on our behalf.

So please check your old school bag, behind the chest of drawers, under the bed, and deliver any school books or school equipment you find to the school office. No questions asked, and it’ll be lovely to see you again!

Thanks 🙂

Scary Movie Night!!!

Report by S6

On Monday 25th October, S4, S5 and S6 pupils enjoyed a pre-Halloween Scary Movie Night, where they enjoyed (?) watching ‘The Amityville Horror’, whilst eating lots of popcorn!

Scary characters were ready to greet those brave enough to go on arrival, to create the great atmosphere for this scary night!!

The success of the Scary Movie Night has opened up the idea of a Christmas Movie Night for the whole school, and details will be available nearer the time.

County Sports

Pupils from 1st to 3rd year have been taking part in the heats for the County Sports at Wishaw Sports Centre. The Our Lady’s team has performed exceptionally well this year and we are delighted to be sending a large group along to the finals next week.

World Cup Competition

Pupils are being offered an opportunity to take part in a World Cup competition, predicting the correct score of each match.

Entry fee is £2.00 with half of the takings going to school funds and the remaining money being handed out as prizes.

Entry forms are available from Registration teachers, Mrs Mulholland, Mrs King or Mr Martin,  and should be returned to Mrs Mulholland, Mrs King or Mr Martin by Friday 4th June, along with the £2 entry fee.

We Need Your Help!!!

By Euan & Aaron.

Hi We’re preparing for an interview  with Mrs Sinclair and we thought we should ask YOU!!!





Drama Club

Report from Mrs Swanson

Mrs Swanson and Mr Deans have organised an S1/2 Drama Club which meets every Friday lunchtime. The group are currently rehearsing a wee piece called ‘The Stranger Child’, which will be performed on the last day of term during the Christmas Carol Concert.

Robert Burns archive

Press release from BBC Scotland:

In recognition of the 250th anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns BBC Radio Scotland is creating a permanent online archive of The Complete Works of Robert Burns, featuring performances by some of Scotland’s best-loved actors. From Brian Cox and Alan Cumming to Robbie Coltrane, Robert Carlyle and Daniela Nardini, the calibre of names and acting talent is a fitting legacy for the man who wrote 718 poems, songs, fragments, epistles and epitaphs in the 37 years of his life. “To hear Burn’s poems being lifted off the page and performed by some of the best names in the business not only brings them to life, but gives them relevance in the 21st century. I hope this website will help more people access and appreciate the amazing work of our national poet.” says Producer Esme Kennedy. The BBC’s commitment to record the entire catalogue of material is an ambitious project and aims to be completed by January 2011. It is hoped that this website can offer a valuable resource to schools and colleges who recognise the importance of Robert Burns within their curriculum. To listen to nearly 300 recorded works so far, and download weekly podcasts of poems, go to http://www.bbc.co.uk/robertburns

St Andrews Day

Press release from Historic Scotland:

With St Andrew’s Day fast approaching, Scots both at home and abroad are once more preparing to celebrate 30th November.  Historic Scotland is preparing for the St Andrews Free Weekend – which this year forms a part of Homecoming Scotland Finale celebrations – with confirmation that they will offer free entry to 47 of their outstanding heritage attractions across Scotland over the weekend of 28th and 29th November.  There will be extra events at some sites and a few surprises.   Since 1996, Historic Scotland offered free entry to Edinburgh Castle and St Andrews Castle and Cathedral on the national day.  However, to make St Andrew’s Day more of a national day of celebration, Historic Scotland took the decision three years ago to waive admission charges to a wide range of its properties for a special Scotland-wide St Andrew’s promotion – a move which has proved extremely popular with visitors from this country and overseas. This year, there’s an even greater choice of sites to visit for free.    Edinburgh Castle will play a key focus in the celebrations with the free entry applying to three days – 28th, 29th and 30th November.  There will also be special events taking place such as costumed performers and fireworks in the evening.   The St Andrew’s Free Weekend offer covers a superb selection of historic attractions across the length and breadth of Scotland.   This comprises sites in Orkney and the Western Isles – Skara Brae and the Arnol Blackhouse; in the North and Grampian – including Corgarff Castle, Elgin Cathedral, Fort George and Urquhart Castle; in Perthshire, Kinross and Angus – including Arbroath Abbey, Edzell Castle, and Huntingtower Castle; in the Central and West region – including Castle Campbell, Doune Castle, Iona Abbey, and Stirling Castle; in Edinburgh and the Lothians – including Edinburgh Castle, Craigmillar Castle and Dirleton Castle; in the Glasgow and Clyde region – including Bothwell Castle, Dumbarton Castle, and Glasgow Cathedral; in Fife – including Dunfermline Palace and St Andrews Cathedral, in the Borders – including Melrose Abbey and Smailholm Tower, and in Dumfries and Galloway – including Caerlaverock Castle, New Abbey Corn Mill, and Sweetheart Abbey.   The weekend also signifies the Year of Homecoming 2009 Finale. Historic Scotland have been heavily involved in Homecoming 2009 celebrations with developments in ancestral clan trails, publications, on-line resources, events and living history performances and partnerships with other heritage organisations.   Peter Bromley, director of properties in care, said: “This is such a great opportunity to get out and see the wealth of fascinating historic attractions we have on our doorstep as part of the Homecoming Finale celebrations and in recognition of our national day. Our sites spread all the way across the country, which means you won’t be too far away from a free Historic Scotland attraction over the St Andrew’s Free Weekend.”  

Fair Trade Coffee Morning

Report by Jordan Murphy

At interval on the 22nd of October 2009, there was a coffee morning for staff at Our Lady’s High School to promote Fairtrade. It was organised by the S5 Personal Development class. Generous donations were kindly made by staff. Leaflets giving information on Fairtrade had been created and were placed on tables for staff to read, as well as lots of delicious Fairtrade products and home baking for them to try. From the feedback received on the questionnaires, the coffee morning was a great success and everyone had a good time.

North vs South

Report from Mr Knighton

Our Athletics team has had some more success. Today, Friday 19th June, 10 pupils competed for North Lanarkshire in the annual event against South Lanarkshire. Congratulations to everyone in the team for their achievements.


  • Nicola Bell (3rd place, S1 Girls 800m)
  • Liam Sandford (2nd place, S1 Boys 80m)
  • Ronan Higgins, (2nd place, S1Boys 200m)
  • Jamie Cubis (2nd place, S1 Boys Javelin)
  • Christopher Cadden, Ronan Higgins, Stephen Ross, Liam Sandford (1st place,  S1 Boys 4x100m Relay)
  • Ryan Craig (2nd place, S2 Boys 200m)
  • Joshua Callaghan, Ryan Craig, Ryan Sandford, Gavin Walker (2nd place, S2 Boys 4x100m Relay)


    Pupils in some first year science classes have been learning about gardening in class and then have been helping out in the sensory garden.

    The pupils were divided into groups and given tasks such as weeding, planting bulbs, digging and watering. Although some were a bit muddy and wet afterwards a great time was had by all and the garden has survived so far.

    Citizens’ Cafe opens

    The Citizens’ Cafe opens today and provides the school with both an additional teaching area and a new lunchtime social area for pupils with packed lunches.

    The room provides plasma screens, DVD player, internet access, tables and chairs.

    The Citizens’ Cafe is run by pupils who are promoting the room as a litter-free zone. There are recycling facilities for paper, cans and other waste materials.