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

OLSP Senior Phase Assessment Calendar 
OLSP Senior Phase Assessment Calendar

Please click on the link below to access the assessment overview for session 2015/16 for pupils following courses and programmes in the senior phase (S4-S6).

 

This document gives an indication of the key times throughout the year when assessment will take place in subjects across the curriculum. Teaching staff will indicate the specific dates and students should record these in their student planners. This overview will allow students to plan appropriately and to ensure that they are working towards these key dates in the most effective way possible.

Assessments can take a variety of forms such as Unit Assessments, practical, project work, investigative work and talking and listening assessments. Again, class teachers will indicate the processes and the timings of each assessment.

 

All students in the senior phase should make full effective use of this document to inform planning and study schedules as well as the supported study programme to assist them in their studies.

Copies of the booklet will be issued to every student in S4-6 and should be referred to on a regular basis.

 

 

All students are encouraged to speak to their class teachers should they have any issues or concerns regarding any aspect of their ongoing assessment. 


 

OLSP Senior Phase Assessment Calendar

School Meals – Increase in Charges 
School Meals – Increase in Charges

The inflation increase for sales, fees and charges for financial year 2016-17 equates to 4%.

As such, the following increases will be effective from 25 April 2015 for school meals: 

School meal child - £2.05 

Continued Success at OLSP 
Continued Success at OLSP

Education Scotland’s website for parents/carers, Parentzone Scotland, provides parents/carers with a range of information and advice to support their engagement in their child’s education. On 22nd March, 2016, the website was updated to include new statistical information for 2014/15 school leavers for Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School and all publicly funded secondary schools in Scotland. The site has been updated to improve how parents/carers can engage with and understand the data and information being presented.

This new update has generated much media interest and in particular, the Herald newspaper has published its performance tables for Scottish state secondary schools. We are delighted to report that Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School, as a result of our improvements in attainment for all of our young people, now ranks in the top 50 Scottish state secondary schools. This is an incredible achievement and further evidence of the hard work and determination shown by our students and their teachers and the high levels of support that we continue to receive from parents/carers and our local community.

You can access the Parentzone Scotland site at http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/parentzone

Information for Our Lady and St Patrick’s High School can be accessed at http://tinyurl.com/hwhys77

The recently published Herald article can also be accessed at
http://tinyurl.com/hljwoxs

 

 

News & Events 
News & Events

Read our March 2016 Newsletter here. 

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.

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: schooloffice.olsp@west-dunbarton.gov.uk
Useful Links 
Useful Links