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It is often said that a good education will set you up for life. The reason that it keeps being said is because it is true. Exams are an important part of assessing your child’s learning and knowledge throughout their education and it is vital that they are as successful as they can be when undertaking them.

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Why are exams so important?

It is often said that a good education will set you up for life. The reason that it keeps being said is because it is true. Exams are an important part of assessing your child’s learning and knowled

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Non-Uniform Day

Tomorrow – Friday June 21 is a non-uniform day. Children should come appropriately dressed with no football colours or inappropriate slogans.  This venture will help boost our School Fund which is

Free School Meal Entitlement

Details on Free School Meal entitlement and clothing and the application process can be found here:    Application Form can be downloaded here

S6 Graduation video – June 2018

This video is of our lovely S6 pupils who graduated from Cardinal Newman High School, Bellshill, UK in June 2018

Prom 2018 – Photobooth Pic Selection

The photobooth was queued out the door with our young people enjoying the experience, cramming as many turns as they could out of the 2 hours available.

Prom 2018 – Photograph Selection

This year’s prom was held in The Doubletree by Hilton in Bellshill.  It was a fabulous evening of food, dancing and fun with friends.

Free School Meals Application

Application forms for Free School Meals during session 2018/2019 are now available. Forms and help is available from the school office, Mrs Mutlow or your local One Stop Shop. Remember you must apply

Modern Languages

These photographs were taken of our “Outstanding Learners of The Year” at the 1 +2 Modern Languages award ceremony in the Excelsior Stadium in Airdrie.  Well done to all involved.  

Social Subjects Trip

Yesterday the Social Subjects Department took a group of students on a trip on an open bus tour of Glasgow.  Geography, History, the changing face of Glasgow and many more topics were discussed.  Th

Race for Life

52 “Cardy Crusaders” ran The Race for Life 5K yesterday and raised over £1000.  Pupils should hand their sponsor money in to Mrs Maxton as soon as possible, and, parents and staff it’s not too

Careers Information

Click the link below to find out about exciting opportunities in the Hotelier business. MACDONALD HOTELS AND RESORTS M: 07393141205 www.Macdonaldhotels.co.uk MH_Hotelier Programme_SCOTLAND_v3    

Slow Writers and Hard-to-Read Handwriting: Tips for your Teen

Slow Writers and Hard-to-Read Handwriting: Tips for your Teen When it comes to written subjects, a couple of common concerns might seem tricky to change. One is watching your child write slowly and yo

My child has fallen behind: can they catch up?

My child has fallen behind: can they catch up? For whatever reason, a teen may fall behind when it comes to revision. As a parent, you might be left wondering whether you should step in and help- and

Crunch Time: Revision After Easter

Crunch Time: Revision After Easter Now the Easter holiday has passed, the exams are around the corner it’s crunch time for your child, as they spend their last few weeks- maybe even days- getting re

Getting the Top Grades: Tips

Getting the Top Grades: Tips When it comes to achieving the top grades, there are certain things students can do to give themselves the best chances. Here we explore some tips and tricks for things wh

Bringing Work Home

It goes without saying that there is a renowned expectation for teens to be taking revision materials and work home with them. Revision is an important time for your teen to be independent and take ow

Avoiding Silly Exam Mistakes

Avoiding Silly Exam Mistakes It’s a very unfortunate thing, when a teenager comes out of an exam and realises they’ve made a mistake. They’ve worked their whole school life to reach the pinnacle

Making the Most of Revision Sessions

Making the Most of Revision Sessions Revision classes or sessions are a great way for your exam-sitting teenager to scrub up on that all-important skill and knowledge. Whether your child attends after

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Things to do during British Science Week in Glasgow Firstly, does anyone know why it’s called science week when it’s over 10 days? No, me either, but this just means more chance to get out and abo

Revision: what should my teen be doing?

Revision: what should my teen be doing? Revision is a vitally important part of the examination process. It offers the chance to revisit subjects and topics, as well as identify areas where there migh

Revision: Help your Child Make It Count

Help your Child Make It Count Firstly, you can help your teen by encouraging revision which has purpose. What are some of their outcomes, both in the immediate and also as a long term goal? What are t

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