P7 Open Evening Thursday 11th October 2012

Report from Mrs Donnachie

The open evening in Our Lady’s High School is an ideal opportunity for you and your child as well as any other family members and friends to meet staff, view teaching materials, pupil work, demonstrations and tour the school.

This is the first event in our liaison programme which prepares your son/daughter for the transfer to secondary. In the course of this session there will be two other occasions when pupils can visit and be involved in school life but parents have told us that the open evening gave them a valuable opportunity to ask questions and to see the school’s facilities.

P7 Open Evening Thursday 11th October 2012  7.00pm-9.00pm

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Open Evening 2010

Over 200 parents and pupils attended the Open Evening last night, guided around the school by 6th year pupils.

Departments across the school laid out displays of pupil work and the types of resources used in 1st year, with opportunities to play on Smartboards running typical software:

  • Pupils in  Performing Arts and PE provided demonstrations of their skills in music, drama, gymnastics, basketball and badminton.
  • In Home Economics, future pupils had the opportunity to make their own special bookmarks and see round the kitchens.
  • Science staff set up experiments for visitors to take part in
  • Modern Languages provided a short sample lesson
  • The English department provided additional information about the school website and blogs.

Parents also had the chance to pop into the Citizens Cafe for a breather and a cup of tea or coffee.