Senior Phase Information Evening, 21st February 2017

To view the presentations from the Senior Phase Information Evening, please click on the links below.

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Senior phase information evening 2017

SDS presentation 2017

Developing the Young Workforce

S4/5 Parents’ Information Evening, 21st February 2017

From Mrs Donnachie, DHT S5/6

S4/5 Parents’ Information evening,
Tuesday 21st February 2017,
7pm, School Theatre

This evening will give you information about how to help your child/children over the weeks ahead as they prepare to move from S4 to S5 and S5 to S6 and provide you with important dates in relation to the SQA. As well as this the event will give you the opportunity to hear about the subject choices that will be available to your son/daughter from next session as well as the opportunity to ask questions.

In addition, Mrs Zambonini will give a presentation on Developing The Young Workforce which is a government strategy to help ensure that all young people leave school with a career path in place.

Ruth Robertson, our Careers Adviser, will also give information about Skills Development Scotland’s role in this strategy. Ruth is also available in school every Monday, Tuesday and Friday for one to one appointments; her role along with the pupil support team is key to ensuring that your son/daughter makes the correct subject choices as they progress in their school career.

I hope you can make this event and I look forward to welcoming you on the evening.

EMA update

The Scottish Government has informed local authorities of changes to the income thresholds used in assessing EMA applications which will take effect from 1 January 2016.  These changes will also affect students’ eligibility for “provisional” awards.

Amended application forms and advertising posters are currently being prepared and supplies will be sent to all schools as they become available.

More detail is available by clicking on this document:
2015_0920_ema.docx

PTA news

Report from Miss Halket

Our Lady’s High School Parent Teacher Association would like to thank everyone who attended our Family Ceilidh. Thank you to everyone who donated raffle prizes and to all of the wonderful staff at St. Bride’s Hall. We successfully managed to raise £450.

Congratulations to our 50/50 Club winners! If you are interested in becoming a member of our club then please hand £10 into the school office with a note of your name and contact details.

Our next meeting will take place at 7pm on Monday 16th February in Our Lady’s High School. It would be fantastic to see you there. We appreciate your continuing support and look forward to seeing you at future events.

S3/S4 Parents’ Nights

Parents’ evenings for 3rd and 4th year will be held this term. This provides the perfect opportunity for parents and carers to discuss pupils’ progress with teaching staff as the SQA exams approach.

Reports have now been issued to S3 in advance of the Parents’ Evening on Wednesday 28th January (4-6pm) and will be handed out tomorrow to 4th year in preparation for Thursday 5th February (4-6pm).

PTA Quiz Night

Our Lady’s High PTA invites you to a Prize Quiz with Quizmaster Jim Prentice. Our quiz and raffle will take place on Friday 24th October at 7.00 for 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 and can be purchased from members of Our Lady’s High PTA or through Miss Halket.

It should be a great night and it would be fantastic to have you there. Many thanks for your valued and continuing support.

PTA meeting

The PTA’s latest meeting welcomed a number of new members, and made plans for several events over the coming months.

A quiz night is planned for some time in October, with a singalong closer to Christmas and a January ceilidh.

Retiring members, Frances McDevitt and Carol Davis both received flowers and a rosary as thanks for all of their hard work with the PTA over the previous years.

Mass for Bothwellpark, Taylor and Our Lady’s High Schools

The Parent Councils have arranged a Mass for pupils, parents/carers and friends of the schools tonight at St Francis Xavier, Bellshill, 7.30pm, to pray for our schools at this time.

Please make every effort to attend with your family. Pupils are being asked to wear their uniforms.

Refreshments will be available afterwards.

PTA AGM

Report from Miss Halket

Our Lady’s High School Parent Teacher Association will meet at our AGM on Monday 25th August at 7.30pm. We will meet in the conference room for around an hour with the focus on forthcoming events and the handover of roles.

We are always looking to increase our membership. The PTA meets on the second Monday evening of each month. Please contact me if you would like more information.

Children in Scotland visit

Children in Scotland will be visiting OLHS on Thursday 24th and Friday 25th April to meet with our pupils and gather their views on the proposed merger with Taylor High School.

Letters from Executive Director of Learning and Leisure, Andrew Sutherland, have been sent out to all parents.

Copies are available here.