Banter at Break

Report from Mrs Zambonini

The Personal Development class would like to thank everyone for attending their coffee morning at which they raised £117.

Some of the money has been donated to the charity “Little Princess Trust” – this is a charity who make real hair wigs for young people going through chemotherapy – for which Megan Burns is going to donate her own hair. The rest of their money will be used as working capital for their enterprise activity.

A special thanks also to everyone who donated raffle prizes and to Mrs Evans for donating her lovely home baking!

Pupil evaluation

On Tuesday 9th September the 5th and 6th year Personal Development class held a coffee morning to the staff of Our Lady’s High School to raise money for the Little Princess Trust that makes wigs for girls that can’t grow their own hair. We also raised money for our Enterprise projects.

We not only just held a coffee morning, we baked the cakes, advertised, made and sold tickets so every member of staff knew we were having one.

First of all, we had to decide the date, what food to make, visit Mrs Sinclair to ask if it was ok to have one. Then we had to make and sell tickets to the staff, order the stock, ask for raffle prizes, make the food and then finally hold the coffee morning.

I think the whole thing was a success even though there was a few bowls smashed and arguments we still managed to pull it off in the end. The only thing I wished we done better was talked more on the actual day because everyone was running around hectic and there was a few arguments because someone was where they shouldn’t have been. But after all the hard work we pulled through in the end.

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Coffee morning

The Personal Development Class recently held a coffee morning. Many thanks to everyone who helped, especially Mrs Zambonini and Mrs Evans.

Report from the Personal Development Class

On Tuesday 9th September, the 5th and 6th year Personal Development class held a coffee morning to the staff of Our Lady’s High School to raise money for the Little Princess Trust that makes wigs for girls who can’t grow their own hair. We also raised money for our Enterprise projects.

We not only held a coffee morning we baked the cakes, advertised, made and sold tickets so every member of staff knew we were having one.

First of all we had to decide the date, what food to make, visit Mrs Sinclair to ask if it was ok to have one, Then we had make and sell tickets to the staff, order the stock, ask for raffle prizes, make the food and then finally hold the coffee morning.

I think the whole thing was a success even though there was a few bowls smashed and arguments we still managed pull it off in the end. The only thing I wish we done better was talked more on the actual day because everyone was running around hectic and there was a few arguments because someone was where they shouldn’t have been but after all the hard work we pulled through in the end.

Citizenship Gold

A group of 5th year pupils have been presented with Citizenship Gold Awards from the Citizens Advice Bureau.

The group took part in a training scheme led by Kinga Kosakowska from the Citizens Advice Bureau covering all areas of life beyond school, including rights, finances and housing. The scheme will also count towards their Personal Development Unit.

Congratulations to Lauren Carroll, Becky Cassidy, Allan Hopkinson, Kayleigh Kerr, Jonathan Lewis, Daniel Rafferty, Mark Sloan, Melissa Slowey and Emma Tougher.

Sensory Garden developments

The Personal Development group have been hard at work, developing the ground in the Sensory Garden, in preparation for their next scheme.

There are many secret plans involving plastic bottles of all shapes and sizes, as well as a ribbon weave structure with assistance from Ms Steinert.

Mrs Sandra McRoberts is working with the group to help bring their ideas to fruition.

Sensory Garden Lanterns

Personal Development Group with their lanterns

The enlightened Personal Development Group

The Personal Development Group’s next task is continuing  the development of the Sensory Garden. They looked over the garden today, along with guest, Mrs Sandra McRoberts.
 

Shiny Happy People

Shiny Happy People

The Group has been asked to come up with and implement ideas for the garden. One of their first tasks was to paint some lanterns to hang in the trees. When lit the lanterns should provide a colourful glow in the garden.

Eyewitnesses report that the blue stain will eventually come out of Ms Zambonini’s floor.

Careers visit

Careers Advisers, Ruth Robertson and Claire McCanney, spoke to the Personal Development Group, helping them think about where to find jobs and think about skills employers are looking for.

Many of these pupils are intending to leave school and the visit focused on helping them with job searching.

PD heroes

We’ve already thanked the staff below, but absolutely huge thanks and congratulations to the 5th year Personal Development class for all the work they put into the successful organisation of the Careers Convention.

As part of their coursework, the PD class were involved with:

  • sending confirmatory messages to our exhibitors
  • preparing headers for each exhibitor
  • arranging the hall layout
  • serving refreshments
  • greeting and guiding exhibitors and guests
  • taking photographs of the event
  • creating a wall display of the event
  • assisting with the surveys
  • returning all furniture to the correct locations after the event
  • thank you letters

This all involved a huge amount of time and effort and they were absolutely exhausted by the end of the day. So well done to:

Nadia Boyle, Stephanie Corry, Kimberley Felvus, Jacqueline Ann Gordon, Stephen McCarron, Danielle McGrane, Lorraine McKinley, Mark Norman, Darren Pew, Emma Riddell, Steven Stobie, Joanne Thomsonm Chris Tollan, Emma Walker and Jemma Halloran.

And don’t forget thanks also to Mrs Zambonini for providing guidance to the team throughout the planning and implementation.

Careers Convention

Our first Careers Convention takes place today, Thursday 9th October, with exhibitors from over 30 local employers, universities, colleges and training organisations taking part.

Future Firefighter?

Future Firefighter?

Pupils from S2, S4 and S5 have been allocated time during the school day to attend the exhibition, while other pupils are able to visit at lunchtimes and after school. Parents/Carers and staff are welcome at any time. 

Many thanks to both Mrs Stemplis’ Hospitality class for assisting in the preparation of the food, and to Mrs Zambonini’s 5th year Personal Development (PD) class.

Also, thanks to the staff who organised the event (Mrs Mulholland, Mrs Darroch, Mrs King, Mrs McDonald, Mrs Macfadyen, Mr Murray, Mrs Zambonini) and to all the OLHS staff who supported it.

If you have visited the Careers Convention, please fill in our survey by clicking here.

Coffee morning

5th year pupils in the Personal Development class arranged a coffee morning for staff which was held this morning in the Common Room.

The pupils organised the whole event themselves: designing, making and selling the tickets; making the room ready; serving the tea and coffee; and documenting the occasion as evidence for their course.

This was just the first event planned by the group for this year. The funds raised across the next two terms will be used for a overnight visit somewhere fabulous (and educational obviously!)