Fernhill School News
We are delighted to announce that eight of our pupils from Primary 7 to S3 were crowned language kings and queens when they received bronze, silver and gold awards in a recent National vocabulary competition. Three hundred and fifty thousand pupils from across the UK entered the online competition and once again Fernhill School proved it punches well above its weight for a small school. Two of our pupils (left) were in the top 1% of entrants and were awarded an Emerald award.
Well done everyone - a fantastic achievement,
Congratulations to all pupils at Fernhill School for once again securing exceptional results in their National exams.
Photographed are some of the girls who achieved A passes in all subjects.
We are delighted to share Mr Gillespie’s experience of our Lourdes Pilgrimage which is published in today’s Scottish Catholic Observer @SCO_NEWS
What a wonderful time everyone had in Lourdes on our recent Pilgrimage. Pupils from Primary 7 to S6 took part in the trip and thoroughly enjoyed both the solemnity of the Grotto and the fun of the trip to Gavarnie.
For such a small school we played a huge part in the International mass with our choir providing the music, our pupils bringing the gifts to the altar and one of our P7 pupils was even selected to read a bidding prayer. The mass was attended by over ten thousand people and Fernhill school were front and centre.
On the second day we visited the baths of the grotto where we entertained the waiting crowds with impromptu hymns and Mrs Mooney found herself in the very privileged position of actually opening the baths with a special prayer after which our school hymn Salve Regina was sung.
Our new Chaplian, Father Bernard, and Father Liam made the pilgrimage even more special with their local knowledge and participation and had the great honour of concelebrating mass with the Bishop of Wallyford of Ireland at the site of our Lady’s visitation.
The stations of the cross built into the landscape of the hills around Lourdes provided a perfect experience of the journey of the cross and the candle lit Rosary procession was the perfect way to end each day.
In addition to the spiritual experience we also had the opportunity to relax and enjoy the odd sing song and pizza supper as well as a game of football at Hoseanna house and some horse riding at Gavarnie.
All in all a wonderful trip in which every pupil had a part to play. The pilgrimage made a lasting impact on our pupils and staff and will remain in our hearts and minds for a long time to come.
Fernhill School pupils attended The Diocese of Motherwell's annual Education Mass held in Our Lady of Good Aid Cathedral, Motherwell
Congratulations to Aoife and Mia, who represented the school in the COPFS public speaking competition. The girls were discussing the pressures that the media and fashion industry place on young people. This was a fantastic experience for two of the youngest members of our public speaking group, and the girls performed admirably.
We were honoured to welcome Mara Emanuela Luongo, Education Department Director of the Italian Consulate General in London and Carlo Perrotta, Consul General for Scotland and Northern Ireland to Fernhill School. Both were very impressed by the pupils they saw in the Primary and Secondary school and commended Fernhill school for the work they were doing as part of their educational partnership with the Italian Consulate.
Fernhill School are proud to report that once again they have been hugely succesfull in the South Lanarkshire Road Safety Poster competition. The competion attracts thousands of entries from every school in the region and Fernhill school picked up second and third place, an amazing achievement from such a small school. We also had two pupils highly commended for their work. Well done girls.