West Dunbartonshire Council Welcome to Our Lady and Saint Patrick's High School

OLSP 
OLSP
Our School 
Our School

Our Lady & St. Patrick’s High School is a Roman Catholic six-year, comprehensive school, offering an extensive curriculum to all students. The school can trace its history beyond its existing campus and is proud of the contribution it continues to make to the area.

The school serves the catchment area of Alexandria, Balloch, Dumbarton, Helensburgh and the Catholic population which extends along the coastline to include Coulport and Rosneath.

Our Philosophy 
Our Philosophy

“At the heart of Christianity lies the concept of community, and within Our Lady & St. Patrick’s High School, we make a conscious effort to sustain an environment in which the Gospel values of mutual respect, understanding and tolerance are evident.”

Headteacher's Message 
Headteacher's Message

 As your Head Teacher I am delighted to welcome you to the Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School website. The site has recently been re-designed and we hope that you like the new layout and more importantly find it easier to access.

As you can see from the menus the site offers you a wide range of information about life here in the school. We do our very best to ensure that the material on the site is always current and we are continuing to develop the range of information provided.

Practical advice like important dates in the school calendar and details of our school uniform is always available for quick reference. We will continue to populate the site with important information that we send home to parents/carers.

Information is provided on subject departments and the curriculum they offer as well as providing links to homework materials that can be accessed online rather than depending on paper copies. Information on extra-curricular activities and on the important work done by our Parent Council is available. You can also access useful links to other educational websites.

We regard our website as a key aspect of our partnership with pupils, parents/carers and the local community and we hope that it will make an important contribution to the high quality educational experience we offer at Our Lady and St Patrick’s. 

Please enjoy the site and we would welcome any comments or suggestions as to how we can make it even better.                  

        


Christopher 
Smith        

 

New Senior Uniform 
New Senior Uniform

Further to my letter sent to you in January regarding school uniform here at Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School, I am delighted to report that we have now been able to secure a design for our new senior school blazer and tie as requested by the young people themselves. Please see the images below.

Academy Uniform Ltd will be our main uniform supplier for school blazers and ties. Purchases can be made via their website online at www.academyuniformsltd.co.uk and orders can either be sent to the school for collection or directly to your home address.

Colleagues from Academy Uniform visited the school on the afternoon of Thursday 26th March during which time, pupils in S3-5 were invited to the assembly hall to be measured for new senior blazers. Parents/carers who wished to purchased a new blazer for their son/daughter placed orders - with items being delivered to the school for collection and payment in June. We will notify you when the blazers arrive back in school to allow you to make payments.

Prices for school uniform items are as follows:

Junior School Blazer: £29.50
Senior School Blazer w/braiding: £41.50

Should your child’s blazer already be in good condition and of an appropriate size, it can be handed to our colleagues from Academy during their visit on Thursday 26th March who will take it away and add the new gold braiding for a cost of £12. This can be paid once the blazer has been returned to the school.

A stock of senior ties will be held here in the school and will be available from the main office at the price of £4.50. Senior ties are expected to be available from the middle of May, 2015.

It is my hope that all of our senior pupils (S4-6) will have the necessary items of uniform ready for their return in August 2015 for the new academic session.

I would like to thank you for your continuing support with regard to the wearing of full school uniform and ensuring that your child presents themselves in a professional manner for school each day.

 

 

News & Events 
News & Events

Important Notice for Senior Students: Please click on the link below to see a letter from Mrs Donnelly regarding new opportunities for students to participate in the Glasgow University REACH programme. This is particularly relevant to any student hoping to follow a course of study in the areas of Education, Engineering and Accountancy & Finance. Please contact Mrs Donnelly at the school as soon as possible to be included in this project.

Glasgow University REACH Project

 
Uniforms - Academy Uniforms have been in school to fit our senior students for their new blazers. A very impressive uptake has seen many of our pupils modelling our new blazer with the distinctive gold braiding. See the information on the home page for details of how to order uniform items.
 

Local Modern Apprenticeship Opportunities. Please access the powerpoint below for information regarding current modern apprenticeship vacancies in the local area. You can speak directly to the provider or speak to your Pastoral Care Teacher in school for more details. Click here for details.

 
SQA Examinations - the SQA examinations commence on Tuesday 28th April. A copy of the SQA exam timetable can be found here.
 
 

 

Contact Details 
Contact Details

Our Lady & St Patrick's High School
Hawthornhill Road
Castlehill
Dumbarton
G82 5JN

Find Us:
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Telephone: (01389) 762101
Fax: (01389) 731109

Email: School Office
Useful Links 
Useful Links