Farewell, Mrs McGuigan

“Why are you leaving Our Lady’s High?” seemed the obvious question (or in our case interrogation) to start with.
I am leaving for two reasons; one, I am having a baby and two, I have been offered a fulltime job in a high school in Cumbernauld.

Fair enough, those reasons are good enough for us. Roll on to the next question! How long have you worked here at Our Lady’s High?
Four years in May.

Have you enjoyed working here at Our Lady’s High?
I have loved working at Our Lady’s High.

Yeah yeah Miss, that’s what they all say… šŸ˜‰ What’s your best memory of Our Lady’s High?
One of my first lessons here, a girl came up to me after the lesson and said, “Thank you very much for the great lesson, Miss”.

One of the moreĀ appreciative pupils here at Our Lady’s. šŸ˜‰ Did you always want to be a teacher? (We were expecting something exciting,Ā perhaps an astronaut or a ninja like Mr Knighton)
Yes, but I wanted to be a PE teacher. I amĀ glad I am a Maths teacher though.

Great, my two favourite subjects, pe and maths. -_- What are your plans after leaving?
Having my baby and going to a new job.

What will you miss the most (if anything)?
Pupils, staff and the purple blazers, I think they’re fab! Nicest uniform in my opinion.

Who was your favourite person to work with?
Mrs Mulholland. She has Our Lady’s flowing through her veins!

So apparently Mrs Mulholland has purple blood. Who would have ever known? Would you come back if you had the chance?
Yes.

Any last words?
After a joke about being held at gun point, Mrs McGuigan replied, ”
I’m going to miss this place, and I wish everyone good luck.”

We wish Mrs McGuigan all the best of luckĀ for the future.

St Andrew’s Day 2009

Report from Mrs Connor

OLHS celebrated St Andrew’s Day in style – with bagpipes, tartan and plenty of shortbread and oatcakes!

Pupils from Andrew House sold saltires and tartan ribbons in the week leading up to 30th December, which was proclaimed “Tartan Day”. Pupils paid Ā£1 and could wear tartan to school, which had been bedecked with saltires.

On the big day itself, pupils were met at the door at 8.45am by Michael Clark of 1st year who piped all pupils and staff in to school. Michael piped again in frot of the whole school at morning assembly.

A staff coffee morning was held with smoked salmon/oatcakes, saltire empire biscuits and more piping, with Michael joined by Mr Jim Hughes.Ā This was then followed at lunchtime by a pupil “shindig” with pupils donating Ā£1 to be entertained by the pipers and feast on even more Scottish products.

At the last count Ā£265 was raised for St Andrew’s Hospice. Particular thanks go to Michael Clark, Jim Hughes, Mrs Evans and Mrs Swanson.

Mrs Connor and Mrs McGuigan then went home to lie in darkened rooms!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

[Note from Mrs Macfadyen: Actually, they both love every second!]