Book Group cinema trip

Report by Mrs Maguire

On 19th December, Our Lady’s High Book Group attended a private screening of the film “Nativity 3: Dude, where’s my donkey?” in the Vue cinema in Hamilton. The pupils were taken to see this film as a reward for excellent attendance and participation in the Book Group since August. The pupils were accompanied by Mrs Mary Tulley and Mrs Sharon Maguire, both from the Support for Learning department. A great time was had by all!!!

Park Springs Care Home

Report from Miss McGinness

The S6 Caritas Choir visited Park Springs Care Home on the 18th of December to perform a Christmas concert to the residents and staff. The choir sang various Christmas songs and the staff of OLHS donated boxes of chocolates for the residents.

Thanks to Louise Bradshaw, Dominic Cherrie, Michael Clark, Aidan Coates, Caitlin Connor, Shavaun Goodman, Aaron Hawthorne, Darcey Hendry, Katie Anne Hunter, Monica Kane, Emily McCafferty, Jill McMurray, Jordan Mooney, Lisa O’Rorke, Michael O’Rourke, Scott Price, Hayley Stevenson, Callum Wilson.

Christmas parcels

Report by Miss McGinness

The Christmas Food Parcel Challenge was a great success this year with Our Lady’s High donating over 120 parcels to the local homeless shelter. The house who collected the most parcels was Andrew House and they were awarded with a Christmas treat afternoon on the Monday before the term finished. I would like to say a huge thank you to all pupils and staff for their generosity!

Modern Languages Christmas Card Competition

From Mrs Anderson

The 2014 Modern Languages Christmas Card competition is now on for 1st and 2nd year pupils. If you would like to take part, please come to the Modern Languages Department at lunch time on Thursday. You can also submit a card that you have made at home. Prizes for the best cards. Good Luck!

Performing Arts Christmas Concert – Friday 19th December 2014.

Tickets for the Performing Arts concert are now on sale from the Performing Arts base. The concert will take place in the school games hall on Friday 19th December at 7pm.

Tickets cost £4 for adults and £2 for children and concessions. Please purchase your tickets as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Christmas dances

Tickets went on sale on Monday for the two Christmas dances.

You may buy your ticket during interval and at lunchtime this week in the school’s main foyer. Tickets cost £3.00 each with crisps and juice included in the cost. Water and other confectionery will be available for purchases on the night.

You must attend school on the day of the dance.

The doors will close 15 minutes after the start time. Do not be late!


First to Third Year – Monday 15th 7 -9.30

Fourth to Sixth Year Wednesday 17th 7.30 – 10.00pm.

Christmas doors

Report by Mrs Zambonini

The PD class would like to thank everyone who decorated their door for Christmas.

All of the doors were amazing and we would have liked to give everyone a prize but the independent panel of judges – Mrs Sandra McRoberts, Ruth Robertson (Career Coach) and Keira-Jade Slavin (S6 pupil) felt that the outright winner was Miss Carnegy’s snowman. They felt that the amount of time she spent stapling all the cups together swung it in her favour.  Congratulations to Gillian.

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We are going to run the competiton next year where all doors must be decorated using recycled / sustainable materials – get your thinking caps on!

(If your door is missing from the pictures, please let Mrs Macfadyen know).

Christmas Fair 2014

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Our wonderful Christmas Fair took place on Saturday 29th November. Pupils in the Personal Development and Enterprise classes were responsible for turning our Zone from a dining room onto a magical festive fair, complete with Santa, bouncy castle and a whole range of fabulous gifts, prizes and good things to eat. Our Lady’s is particularly grateful for donations from families and school supporters.

The event itself ran like clockwork the following day and was busy throughout with staff and pupils grabbing the best bargains in the Zone before settling down for a chat with a cuppa.

Stalls were run by staff, pupils, parents and local businesses and included lucky dip, face painting, nail painting, make-up, raffle, tombola, toy tombola, bouncy castle, Santa’s Grotto, Ready Steady Bake, Christmas Cakes, Gingerbread Houses, Christmas Decorations, sweet stalls, Slush Company, hair accessories, school scarves, and home made cards.

Many thanks to everyone involved including the staff who organised and ran stalls on the day, all of the pupils who set up the Zone, manouvred furniture and sold like hardened sales staff, all of the parents, carers, pupils and friends of Our Lady’s who came along on the day and helped us raise a clear profit of £1020.84.

Pupils involved:

Patrycki Brodaski, Jade Collins, Nicola Dollochin, Courtney Elliot, Ciaran Harvie, Kyla McPherson, Lauri Miller, Agnes Ngolo, Toni Paterson, Scott Paton, Ilona Reynolds, Grant Riddell, Kirpal Singh, Liam Stobie, Barbara Ross, Michael Lewis, Hannah Eadie, Chloe Brown, Rebecca Cairney, Patryck Chentkienlz, Kireel Greer, Cailtin Hoey, Natalie Jadach,
Jon Jo Kane, Danielle Lawley, Ceri Ann McLaren, Gabrielle McPherson, Vicktoria Pulchalska, Keira-Jade Slavin, Amy Swan, Anna Wawrzynczak, Bea Uppal, Nichaela Gibbons, Wiktoria Heba

Christmas Parcel

By: Amy M

Our Lady’s High is doing a competition for the house who brings in the most bags of food, get a free afternoon of their timetable, on the 22nd of December. The whole point of this, is to give the food and gifts to the homeless. This includes tined food, such as soup, noodles, pasta, rice, carton deserts, selection boxs, chirstmas gifts and any other non perishable items. All of the items/bags have to be in for the 19th of December. You will also need to check the expiry date. I hope that this will be a great success.