Upcoming Events November 2013
Holy Day of Obligation: 1st November
15th-16th: S4 Study Skills Weekend @ Broomlee Outdoor Centre
22nd-23rd November: S4 Study Skills Weekend @ Broomlee Outdoor Centre
Our Annual Christman Fayre is being held on the 7th December and we need helpers for setting up prior and over the day's events. Please let Mrs O'Keane know if you are available and in the Pupil Area is a PowerPoint for more information.
Supported Study times are now available in the Pupil Area. Please make the effort to attend and improve your performance.
In the last few weeks, 14 of our most talented athletes had the opportunity to visit Gleneagles Golf Course and Hotel to recieve a whole day of lessons from Colin Montgomerie. This was greatly recieved by our pupils and was covered by Sky Sports News throughout the day.
Also, welcome to our new School Chaplain Fr Krystof. Fr Krystof will be known to parishioners at St Luke's Motherwell and we look forward to his chaplaincy. Weekly mass is during Tuesday lunchtime and is consistently well-attended.
It is vitally important that pupils wear the correct uniform at all times. There has been great improvement made and we aim to maintain it.
Forty S5/6 pupils travelled as pilgrims to Lourdes during the September Weekend. This was a unique trip for all involved and thoroughly enjoyed from a spiritual and personal point of view.
S6 pupils applying for University/College should be actively writing first draft personal statements and handing them into referees asap.
Please remember to use the school twitter CN_HS particularly during winter conditions for up to date information.
BBC News Report 2013
Our school now has a Twitter account. Follow CN_HS to recieve daily updates and information from the school. Already it has ganied over 200 followers and we ask that pupils, parents and partners follow our Twitter feed in the near future.
Olympic athlete mentor Rhona Simpson met with 113 senior pupils last week. Rhona has represented Great Britain in women’s hockey in two Olympic Games, and Scotland in the Commonwealth Games.
She captained the team at one of the Olympic games and gave an inspirational presentation to the pupils involved in Senior PE doing both Higher and play in a sports environment classes.
Twelve S6 pupils represented CNHS at the Year of Faith Mass last Sunday. To mark the opening of the Year of Faith at a national level in Scotland, Mass was celebrated on Sunday 4th November in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell, in the presence of Cardinal O'Brien and wirth the Papal Nuncio, Archbishop Mennini. The Cathedral was packed with a congregation comprising almost 500 young people, together with parents, teachers and catechists who listened to the homily of Archbishop Philip Tartaglia, newly returned from the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelisation.
Year of Faith reflections can be found on the SCES website and also in the RE department page of the website.
CNHS Filmclub will begin a trilogy of Tom Cruise films this Friday. It begins with Jerry Maguire and this is for 15's or over only.
We will shortly be joining twitter and will be looking for parents and pupils to follow and obtain instant updates and news for CNHS.
Our Under 15's and 16's continued their undefeated starts to the season. Our 15's won 7-0 vs. St Margarets and the 16's defeated Larkhall Academy 4-1.
On Thursday 11th October is the Church wide launch of the Year of Faith
in St Peters Square. The official Year of Faith Scottish website can be found here at http://www.yearoffaithscotland.com/
On the 7th October is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. We are encouraged to say the Rosary during the month of October.
Every day in the oratory there is a liturgical service being held. On a Monday, it is a staff led reflection. On a Tuesday Mass is held by Father Brown. Wednesday is a Rosary led by the RE Department. Thursday is a reflection led by pupils taking part in the Caritas award. Lastly on a Friday, the Rosary is held by the RE Department.
Our school has a new phone number and is available at the bottom of the home page.
Just in case you had not already heard the school's FILMCLUB was awarded the title of UK FILMCLUB of the Year 2012 at a glitzy awards ceremony in London on Monday - a huge thank you to all staff and pupils who have contributed to the overwhelming success of FILMCLUB at Cardinal Newman High School in our first year!!
The awards Ceremony for participants of the S6 Pope Benedict XVI Caritas Award will be held on the 2nd June at the Glasgow Armadillo.
Supported Study classes are now available within the Pupil Areas
The Duke of Edinburgh award meetings take place every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 3.30pm to 5pm in the school’s yellow canteen.
Homework Club-The homework club has restarted, running every Tuesdays at 1.25pm in the library.Pupils who attend regularly will be awarded merits. This is also a volunteering opportunity for S5 or S6 and may be used as part of a CV or personal statement for UCAS.Interested pupils should see Mr M Devlin or Mrs McCormack.
Book Club- Come along to the S1/2 Book Club on Friday lunchtime at 1.15pm in room 3.8. For more info, see Miss Reilly or Mr Smith in English.
Buddy Club- Will take place in the library on Thursday lunchtimes. There will be team games, board games, computer games, nintendo wii's and a chance to chat with senior pupils.
Her Majesty's Inspectorate of Education HMIE
Scottish Catholic Education Service SCES
Learning and Teaching Scotland LTS
Cardinal Newman High School