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School Newsletter

Please find below the Newsletter: 


Friday 2nd Feb

S2 Options Information Evening

FAO All parent/carer partners of young people in S2

A gentle reminder of our S2 Options Information Evening this Monday evening from 7pm until 8pm. The event aims to provide some useful guidance and advice regarding this first experience of curricular personalisation and choice for our learners in S2. We look forward to offering you all a very warm welcome.

SAMH Parent Workshops

Please find below details of our upcoming free online parent workshops that will be taking place over the next two weeks, exclusively for parents and carers in the South Lanarkshire area.

 05/02/2024   Mental Health Awareness                                                            1.00pm

07/02/2024   Managing My Wellbeing                                                              6.30pm

08/02/2024   Listening To & Supporting My Child                                          10.00am

12/02/2024    Mental Health Awareness                                                          11.00am

13/02/2024    Understanding and Managing Stress & Anxiety          10.00am

15/02/2024    Listening To & Supporting My Child                                          6.30pm


Parent Portal App

Good Morning, 

We have attached a letter in regards to the Parent Portal that has been launched by South Lanarkshire Council. This was circulated previously however we just want to ask if you haven't already downloaded and signed up to the new Parent Portal App could you please do so. As a school moving forward we will be using this app as the one of the main ways of communication to get information to parents/carers.

If you are having any difficulty with this please do not hesitate to contact the school office on 01698 543 450 or email gw18holycrossoffice@glow.sch.uk

Thank you for your co-operation.



Thursday 1st Feb

Resources for Exam Preparation

We have secured a 6 month free trial of ACHIEVE - a package that supports the learning and teaching of students preparing for SQA exams.

Pupils and staff can access the resources via


The code for the school for pupils is QRziPKdm

I would also like to remind all pupils that SCHOLAR is an excellent resource for many subjects for exam preparation. All students have SCHOLAR passwords and logins.


Any questions, please contact Mrs Duffy gw10duffyangela@glow.sch.uk

Monday 29th Jan

Update on mainstream secondary school transport consultation

Please find details below of Safe Walking Routes and qualifying Distance

Update on mainstream secondary school transport consultation


Q&A attached to help with some of the common questions being asked

Frequently asked questions for parents/carers - South Lanarkshire Council

Safe Walking Routes and Qualifying Distance – Yes/No list

A list of previously assessed safe walking routes, and a list of addresses which would /would not qualify for distance under this proposal is now available to view at Secondary school transport - consultation - South Lanarkshire Council

This list will continue to be added to for more recent assessments.

If you consider there is a road safety concern in your local area when walking to school , please read the West of Scotland Road Safety Forum guidelines and request an assessment be undertaken by completing the Safe walking route concern form. https://www.southlanarkshire.gov.uk/xfp/form/707

Friday 26th Jan

School Appointment Procedure

A reminder of the school appointment procedure:

If your child has an appointment to attend during the school day please call the office in advance to make us aware or email the office gw18holycrossoffice@glow.sch.uk 

These procedures are in place to ensure the safety of your child.

Thank you for your co-operation.

Wednesday 24th Jan

S2 Options Information Evening

FAO All Parents/Carers of young people in S2.

A reminder that our S2 Options Information Evening will take place on Monday 5th February from 7pm - 8pm. The event aims to offer our parent/carer partners relevant guidance and advice in supporting their young people to make the right choices in the forthcoming options process. All learners in S2 will have the opportunity to personalise their curriculum by choosing subjects to study in greater depth in S3. The event on Monday 5th February intends to support both parents/carers and learners to get the most out of the options process.

We look forward to welcoming you all to this event, sharing some supportive information and answering any questions you may have.

Monday 22nd Jan

S1 Lockerbie Manor Trip

Unfortunately, we have had to postpone the S1 Lockerbie Manor Trip that is scheduled to depart today.

This is due to recent bad weather conditions impacting on the facilities that we would be using.

We will be looking to reschedule the trip later in this term - with details provided ASAP.

We understand the inconvenience caused and will provide an update later today.

S$/5 Information Evening - Cancelled

Due to adverse weather conditions tonight's S4/5 Information Evening will not go ahead in the school. Mrs Rea, Mrs Millar and Mrs Duffy will record their presentation and post it onto S4/5 Google Classrooms.

We hope to have this recorded and posted for the 7pm scheduled time. Parents and carers can then contact Mrs Rea, Mrs Millar and Mrs Duffy with any queries and their will be follow up year group assemblies.

Monday 8th Jan

S2 Careers Event

On Thursday 11th January, during periods 1 to 4, all S2 pupils will be participating in a Careers Event. This is an exciting opportunity with a number of contributors from a variety of industries. S2 pupils will participate in a range of workshops which explore different careers. This is a valuable experience for pupils in the lead up to picking their subject choices.

School Contact Details

Holy Cross High School,

51 New Park Street,



Tel: 01698 543450

Email: gw18holycrossoffice@glow.sch.uk