Our Lady’s is proud to be one of only three secondary schools in North Lanarkshire to receive the North Lanarkshire International Education Award for promoting pupils’ knowledge of global issues and Scottish culture.
The Award recognises both classwork and extra-curricular initiatives such as the school’s continuing links with the Kamwokya Community in Uganda, our Citizens’ Cafe, the Sensory Garden and St Andrew’s Day celebrations, along with a variety of research tasks including Scottish mysteries, musical instruments worldwide and food culture in Italy.
Headteacher, Mrs Kathleen Sinclair and Depute Head, Mr John Crossan received the award on behalf of the school from Mrs Christine Pollock, Executive Director of Learning and Leisure Services for North Lanarkshire Council.
At the end of last term we said goodbye and thank you to Mr Bernard Love, and welcomed Mrs Kathleen Sinclair, who started as the new Headteacher on Thursday 13th August.
Mrs Sinclair joins us from Taylor High School where she taught from August 1982 until June 2009. Prior to this, Mrs Sinclair actually began her teaching career in the Chemistry department of OLHS!
Our new Headteacher expressed her delight about her appointment and is anxious to get to know pupils, staff, parents/carers and those in the wider community, many of whom have supported the school for years. Her priority is to work together to achieve the very best for all of our young people.
Mrs Sinclair hopes to keep everyone informed about the wonderful work being done here in Our Lady’s and the achievements of our young people, by a variety of means: regular newsletters, the local press and, of ocurse, the use of our excellent website.