P7 visit

Report from Mr McQuillan

Primary 7 pupils from our associated primary schools visited Our Lady’s HS on Tuesday 3rd November. This is the first stage of their Primary 7 transition which will be ongoing throughout this year. They took part in a variety of subjects and had a real experience of a day at OLHS. Feedback from the pupils was very positive and they look forward to coming back for 2 days in June.

Thanks also to our S2 pupils who helped guide our future pupils from class to class:

Julia Brola, Morgan Brown, Owen Carroll, Erin Dawson, Paul Devlin, Rachel Donnelly, Kerryn Foy, Regan McNee, Michaela Miller, Conor Mullen, Caitlin O’Neil, Aidan Simpson, Jonathan Sneddon, Wiktor Witkowski

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Catholic Education Week

Report from Mrs Sinclair

Thank you to all pupils and staff who visited our associated parishes at masses across the weekend. Some spoke to the congregation about the work undertaken in Our Lady’s High School, while others handed out booklets, or were involved in the liturgy.

Staff and pupils also represented Our Lady’s at the Polish Mass in St Patrick’s where their talk was translated into Polish and was very well received.

Many parishioners spoke to staff to congratulate us on our school and the pupils who represented us over the weekend. Well done and thank you.

  • St Bernadette’s: Mrs Sinclair, Mrs Moore, Darcy Hendry, Connie Sneddon, Monica Kane, Kathleen Reynolds, Connor Thomson, Emily McGurk, Hayley Stevenson
  • St Luke’s: Mrs Donnachie, Miss McGinness, Nicholas Delaney, Morgan Campbell
  • Cathedral: Mrs Mulholland, Aaron Hawthorne, Rebecca Hopkins, Liam Kay, Michael Clarke,  Ryan Duddy and Megan O’Kane
  • St Patrick’s: Mrs Sinclair, Natalia Dombrowska, Angelika Frydrych, Magda Michniewicz, Wiktoria Ptak, Jakub Mitas (translator)

You can download a copy of the booklet by clicking on the link below.

Catholic Education Week 2015 booklet

This is in PDF format which uses Adobe Acrobat Reader – available free here – to open.

Primary information evenings

Headteacher, Mrs Sinclair, Depute Headteacher, Mrs Donnachie, and PT Pupil Support, Mrs Zambonini, have attended our associated primaries’ P7 transition information evenings.

S5 and S6 pupils, Michael Clarke, Keryn Shearer and Emily McGurk, also participated in the events along with staff from Skills Development Scotland (SDS). As Ambassadors for SDS, the pupils demonstrated the My World of Work website and discussed the benefits of using the material on the site.

French Day for Primary 6

On Thursday 25th September, the Modern Languages Department organised a French day for the Primary 6 classes of our associated primaries: St Brendan’s, St Bernadette’s and Cathedral Primary Schools.

Over the course of the day, pupils completed a variety of fun activities. They learned about typical French food for breakfast and they had the opportunity to order their own French snack for morning interval. They then got to learn about France and Paris before ‘buying’ a cinema ticket in French for the afternoon performance of the film “Madeline” in the school theatre.

Everybody had a lot of fun and it was great to meet all the P6 pupils. Pupils from upper school were absolutely fantastic helping us to deliver the activities and they were a real credit to our school.

Languages Day

Report from Mr Pegard

Last Thursday, the Modern Languages Department organised a French day for the Primary 6 classes of our associated primaries: St Brendan’s, St Bernadette’s and Cathedral Primary Schools.

Over the course of the day, pupils completed a variety of fun activities. They learned about typical French food for breakfast and they had the opportunity to order their own French snack for morning interval. They then got to learn about France and Paris before ‘buying’ a cinema ticket in French for the afternoon performance of the film “Madeline” in the school theatre.

Everybody had a lot of fun and it was great to meet all the P6 pupils. Pupils from upper school were absolutely fantastic helping us to deliver the activities and they were a real credit to our school.

Primary Transition

Report from Mrs Connor

The Pupil Support Department are currently working with S1 pupils at tutor time to come up with some advice posters for the new S1 intake as part of the Transition Programme. Pupil Support staff will take a few of our current S1 pupils , along with their posters, to the associated primaries to speak to the new S1 pupils about any concerns they may have and to allow for a question and answer session.

  • Mrs Connor will visit St Brendan’s Primary School
  • Mrs Howieson will visit St Bernadette’s School
  • Mr Martin and Mrs Darroch will visit Cathedral Primary

Patron’s Day 2014

Our Lady’s celebrated our Patron’s Day on 25th March, the Feast of the Annunciation. Monsignor Miller stood in for Bishop Toal in leading the celebrations, along with Fr Reilly, Fr Brown and our own School Chaplain, Fr King.

We were delighted to welcome so many special guests: the headteachers of our associated primaries, Mrs Boyle from St Bernadette’s Primary, Mrs Oates from St Brendan’s Primary and Mrs Shields from Cathedral Primary; Mr Hannan from Braidhurst High School and Mr Birch from Dalziel High School; Miss Halket and Mrs Graham, the chairs respectively of our PTA and Parent Council; Mrs Donald from St Andrew’s Hospice, Mr Doyle from SCIAF, Mr McGilvery from the Gideon Society and Mr Cassidy from the Diocese; and a wonderful collection of former staff.

Thanks to everyone for their hard work including our choir and band, our 6th year Eucharistic Ministers, and everyone who helped out.

Circus

A group of pupils from Our Lady’s and Bothwellpark High Schools joined pupils from Drumpark School,  St Bernadette’s Primary,  Townhead Primary and Bargeddie Primary School, Clydeview School and Pentland School in presenting an evening’s entertainment for family and friends in the Strathclyde Suite of Glasgow Royal Concert Hall as part of North Lanarkshire Council’s Spring Concert.

The pupils, who have been rehearsing with professional entertainers over recent weeks, treated an enthusiastic audience to a range of juggling skills and magic tricks  based on a circus theme, with a lively musical backing. All the pupils involved enjoyed the experience immensely and built supportive relationships with their contemporaries from other schools. Congratulations to OLHS pupils Gemma Grier, Neil Dodd, Aaron Hawthorne, Abbie O’Rourke, Hayley Stevenson, Scott Price and Jordan Mooney.

P7 visits

Our Lady’s is receiving visitors from our associated primary schools on both Tuesday and Wednesday this week, and they are incredibly excited to be here! The pupils are having classes around Our Lady’s, finding out a bit about life in secondary school. In the LRc, for example, the P7s had a look at the blog and the website.

All P7 pupils are welcome to leave their thoughts about Our Lady’s here, by clicking on the word, “Comments” above, and filling in the form.

K’Nex Cluster Challenge

The K’Nex Cluster Challenge took place on Wednesday morning, 30 April 2008, with pupils from three of our associated primaries taking part. Pupils competed in pairs to build a miniature beach buggy.

The winners were Heather Baird and Aimee Brennan from St. Bernadette’s Primary School. Many congratulations to both of them.

Runners-up were Harry Reynolds and Christopher McCluskey (St. Bernadette’s PS), Jordan Mooney and Stephen Murphy (St Bernadette’s PS) and David Martin and Keira Winton (Cathedral PS).

All of these pupils will participate in the K’Nex Area Challenge on Thursday 29 May 2008.

Primary Open Evening

Hello to all everyone from Cathedral Primary, St Matthew’s Primary, St Brendan’s Primary and St Bernadette’s Primary and anybody else who’s come along to have a look around Our Lady’s High School.

Hope you enjoy this evening and get really excited about coming to secondary school.

If you’d like to leave your thoughts about the school, please click on the comments link below or in our website guestbook.