Head Teacher's Message

Mrs O'Neill

Dear Parents, Carers, Pupils, Staff and Friends of Coatbridge High,

This is the final newsletter of session 2016/17 and it marks yet another very successful year for our school and the young people.

As I write this message I can hear the rehearsals in full swing for this year’s show ‘Beauty and the Beast’ which is on from the 21st to 23rd June in the assembly hall at 7pm. As always the pupils and staff are putting on a fantastic production after months of hard work. If you are coming along to see it you will not be disappointed. I am always amazed by the high standard and the bar has been raised once again with the biggest cast we have ever had in a school show, in fact this year we have double cast the show as we had so many turn up for auditions.

The SQA examinations took place in the school during the month of May and I know that pupils (and parent/carers) will be keen to get the results which are due to come out from the SQA on Tuesday 8th August. This year we will offer 1 day during the holidays where senior staff will be available to offer support and advice in relation to course choices to our young people following their results being received. The date this year is Thursday 10th August with staff available from 10am – 3pm.

For the first time Coatbridge High moved all year groups on to a new timetable on Monday 5th June and we have been pleased with how this decision has been received by pupils and staff. If parents and carers have any views on this change, please let us know.

As you will see from the photographs in the newsletter we enjoyed a fantastic evening with our seniors at the Bothwell Bridge Hotel on Thursday 8th June for the Prom. Everyone had a great time and Mrs Larralde and the Prom Committee deserve a huge thank you for all the hard work and effort they put in to making sure everyone had a fantastic night.

The Schools Sports Day was another great event and we are also delighted to have pupils placed for medals at the County Sports. We also held our 2nd annual ‘old school’ sports day for our S1 where three legged races and the classic ‘egg and spoon’ were enjoyed by our pupils.

We have also had some great fundraising taking place for St Andrew’s Hospice with pupils climbing Ben Nevis and Tinto, thanks to Mrs Hunter for organising this and to all the pupils and their families for supporting such a worthy cause.

For this final newsletter of session 2016/17 all that remains for me to do is to wish all pupils, staff and parents/carers a wonderful summer and I look forward to seeing all staff back on Tuesday 15th August and all the pupils back in school at 8.55 on Thursday 17th August dressed for success in full uniform.

Thank you for your continued support.

Janie O'Neill
Head Teacher
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