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St. John Ogilvie High School

Welcome to St. John Ogilvie High School

St. John Ogilvie High School is a 6-year comprehensive dedicated to the academic and spiritual development of all our pupils. We remember at all times that our pupils have wide -ranging interests and abilities and we believe that by valuing and celebrating the achievements of all pupils they will grow in confidence and so value the contribution they can make both to the life of the school and to their community.

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St Andrew's Hospice  


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S3 Presentation

S3 and the Senior Phase
St Andrew's Hospice Mr Morrisons powerpoint presentation.


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St. Andrew's Hospice

St. John Ogilvie High School and St Andrew's Hospice
St Andrew's Hospice St. John Ogilvie High School has been in partnership with St. Andrew's Hospice for the past 6 years and continues to raise money by a number of fund raising events such as the 6k run at Strathclyde Park and climbing Ben Nevis. Please visit the St. Andrew's Hospice website and find out more about this amazing oganization.


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St. Andrew's Hospice

Some of our Senior students handing over a cheque for £5300 to Lucy Mitchell from St. Andrews Hospice Schools Liaison Team. The money was raised on this occasion from the Ben Nevis Challenge in June when 63 staff and students from St. John Ogilvie scaled The Ben in support of their Business Partner, St. Andrews. Lucy thanked the School for its outstanding support of St. Andrews and gave the senior students an insight into the work of the organisation and urged then to continue with their wonderful support both through events such as the forthcoming 6K at Strathclyde Park on the 21st September and as Official Ambassadors for the Hospice.


In the pic are left to right  are the Charity Champions for this event in terms of the money raised,  handing over the cheque to Lucy Mitchell.

 Rachel Cavanagh, James Stark, Aidan Hunter, Shannon Balfour, Michael Duffy, Sophie Buchanan and Mrs Nicole Whyte from the teaching Staff



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The National Parent Forum of Scotland

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been working with Skills Development Scotland as part of the programme of work underway in Developing the Young Workforce.

We are pleased to have produced some tailored information for parents, as part of our successful "in a nutshell" series, which covers the new Careers Education Standard launched at SLF 2015. This new nutshell will supply parents with basic information about the initial role of this programme in schools and signpost them to where they can get some more information if they need it.

This nutshell has been produced in hard copy with one for each child in primary, secondary and ASN schools and deliveries will start w/c 11-1-16. We would be very grateful if you could ask your schools to make sure it reaches parents through "pupil post" but also to publicise the nutshell link to our website through all the channels they use to communicate with them. We would also hope that it could be used at parent events, subject choice evenings etc.

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Skills Development Scotland

Skills Development Scotland have St John Ogilvie High based Careers Advisers, Fiona Laing and Mark McKay,  who aim to help pupils identify and develop their career management skills to ensure they are successful career planners in school and throughout their lives.

Careers Advisers support pupils to meet all career information, advice and guidance needs. They work with pupils in group discussions, drop in clinic and 1:1 interviews.

Careers Advisers attend Careers Information Evenings in school.

My World of Work Website
myworldofwork.co.uk has tools, information articles and videos to help parents and pupils including help with subject choices, exam results, post school options and preparing for work.

Further Information
If you have any enquiries please contact Careers Advisers in School Careers Room, next to Pupil Support Room, or email:



Holocaust Memorial Day January 2017.

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St. John Ogilvie hosted the 2015 SLC Holocaust Memorial Event on Tuesday 20th January. In one of the presentations the reflections of 18 SLC S6 students on their visit to Auchwitz-Birkenau were shown in  3 parts. Links to the 3 testimony discussions below.


Part 1

Part 2

Part 3



JOHS Newsletter March 2018

newsletterThe St. John Ogilvie High School Newsletter can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking the image.


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newsletterThe programme for the Awards Ceremony can be downloaded as a PDF file by clicking the image.



JOHS Leadership Elections 2017/18

On Thursday 7th September, following nominations from fellow students and Staff, 18 S6 students presented themselves for competitive interview for the positions of head Boy and Girl and Deputes in the Leadership Team. After a morning of excellent presentations from all the students, the Panel appointed the following students:

Head Girl                           Victoria Carracher
Depute Head Girls           Kristin Donnachie and Orla McConville
Head Boy                           Michael Logan
Depute Head Boys           Philip Gaddis and Ryan Cran





Leadership Team picture the students are Left to Right: Orla McConville, Ryan Cran, Victoria Carracher, Michael Logan, Kristin Donnachie and Philip Gaddis.
Below is the extended leadership Team for 2017/18




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Spanish Word Wizard Champions
Congratulations to Jenah Ross (S2), Lauren Walker (S1) and Rachel Murray (S1) who represented St John Ogilvie High School at the final of the 'Word Wizard' Spanish final at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre on 24th May.
The girls made it through to the national final after battling it out against hundreds of young language learners from all across Scotland at the semi-final earlier this year.


Rights Made Real

Following a very demanding scrutiny of all the work students and staff have been doing this year under the Making Rights Real agenda, we are proud to announce St John Ogilvie High School has been awarded SLC Rights Made Real accreditation
Congratulations to all the students (almost 40) who presented evidence to the panel this week to showcase the impact of Rights Based Learning across the school. The panel were hugely impressed with the sheer range of activities our young people have been involved in as they learned about their rights, They commented on the many excellent examples of students participation, for example, in the Pupils’ Audit and Space Unlimted projects. The Junior Leadership Team who led the afternoon showcase, were delighted to receive the award on their watch.


School Charter of Rights
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South Lanarkshire Council has recently submitted the Follow Through Report for the 2013 Inspection. Following the highly successful report in April 2013, the Authority letter below confirms that the school has made very positive progress in the two areas in which we were asked “to continue” to develop. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all Staff for their work in ensuring that the school continues to  go from strength to strength throughout what has been a very challenging time for Scottish teachers. My thanks also for the continued unswerving support and trust of the parent body.

Villarreal - United in Hope

This is Mr McLaughlin explaining the background to the collection that is taking place in the school every day this week. The title above is the English translation of the initiative which hopes to make around 150,000 euros for children who suffer from cancer.



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