Clydebank High School Christmas Concert will take place Wednesday 19 December at 7pm. All parents, family and friends are warmly invited.



The current school term ends on Friday 21st December and will finish at 2.30pm. School will reopen at 8.50am Monday 7th January 2019. We’d like to wish you an enjoyable and restful break over the Christmas holiday.


Staff and pupils will be holding a Santa Dash on Thursday 20 December. Once again, runners of the Santa Dash will be raising money for Beatson Cancer Charity. Pupils taking part should wear a Christmas jumper or sporty santa clothing. View our video here.

Dash Times
S1 & S6 pupils - Periods 3 & 4
S2/3/4/5 pupils - Periods 5 & 6

Download instructions here.

Senior Prelim Exams
Prelim exams will start Monday 14 January 2019. Study Leave Pupils will have the option of two weeks study leave as long as they have parental consent. However, during the diet all timetabled classes will be offered as normal for additional support/study. If pupils are in school they will be expected to attend classes and will not be offered canteen/library etc. as a place to study.

Download timetable here.

CHS Got Talent
Clydebank High School hosted it's very own Talent Show. Five wonderful finalists took to the stage to perform. Congratulation to our winner John Spence who performed an original Christmas montage on his violin! A magnificent £1000 was raised for our Foodbank and Toybank appeal!


S1 trip to ‘Our Dynamic Earth’ in Edinburgh
Pupils had a fantastic time travelling back in time to the big bang and exploring the formation of our planet. They experienced the world’s natural regions in the 4-D cinema, were chilled by a glacier in the Arctic zone and made links to the S1 Earth Forces course with the ‘Super Volcanoes’ movie.

Mary’s Meals Backpack Project
Throughout the month of October pupils from Clydebank High School were encouraged to donate old schoolbags filled with educational/basic supplies for children in Malawi and Liberia. Along with a schoolbags filled by our pupils we also received a number of donations from the local community. On Tuesday the 13th November the bags were loaded into the van by S2 volunteers and started their journey, the donations will help children to attend school and gain an education that can help them escape from poverty when they grow up. Well done and thank you to all who contributed.

View more pictures here.

Armistice Day
Clydebank High School pupils commemorated the armistice of the First World War through their attendance at several events on the 11th November. In the morning, they visited Erskine Hospital for Veterans and laid a wreath, followed by a visit to the memorial of the Anderson brothers in Bearsden (four brothers all killed during the war). Then, they visited and laid a poppy cross at a German war grave in the Western Necropolis, before attending the national commemoration which took place at the Glasgow Cathedral. The day ended at the University of Glasgow for a candle lighting and dedication service where Lucy Wallace (S3) was invited to lay a poppy cross in the university memorial garden.

View more pictures here.

Foodbank Appeal 2018
Last year 65,520 were distributed by the foodbank and Clydebank high were greatly envolved in the work of the foodbank and we hope to continue this again this year but we need your help in collecting donations. Any donations are greatly appreciate however the main items we need are: Tinned food Dried carbohydrates (pasta, cereal) Hygiene products Juice (tea bags, dilution juice, long life milk) As it is also approaching Christmas any toy donations would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance Clydebank highs foodbank.

Visit WDC page for more information.

Children In Need 2018
Well done to our pupils singing in the BBC Children in Need Choir on Friday and Sunday. They showed fantastic dedication giving up their weekends to rehearse, learning sign language and keeping it all a big secret. I was incredibly proud to accompany them. What a positive group of girls.

Watch their performance here.

Primary 7 Visit
Clydebank High School welcomed pupils from our feeder primary schools. Pupils experienced literacy, numeracy and STEM activities as part of their 1st transition visit! Well done to all & we hope you had a fun and purposeful morning with us!

Checkout our P7 Gallery here!

Youth Alliance Awards
Pupils of Clydebank High School were nominated for the Youth Alliance Awards for the amazing enthusiasm and generosity they showed to raise money and awareness for the Beatson, The Anthony Nolan Bone Marrow Register and the importance of regular blood donation! A small group of pupils went along last night to representative the whole school and we were all delighted when CLYDEBANK HIGH WON!

This sums up the real heart of Clydebank High and just how wonderful our pupils are!

Nurture
Nurture groups are founded on evidence-based practices and offer a short-term, inclusive, focused intervention that works in the long term. Nurture groups are classes of between six and 12 children or young people in early years, primary or secondary settings supported by the whole staff group and parents. Each group is run by two members of staff.

Health and Wellbeing
The purpose of health and wellbeing is to help every child and young person to feel cared for and valued as an individual. Learning about health and wellbeing will help them cope with uncertainties in life, have confidence to try new and different things and make the most of opportunities that come along. Read more...

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Family Fun Day
On Saturday 6 th October, Clydebank High School held its first ever Family Fun Day which was very well attended by families in the community and was a great success. The event was part of Challenge Poverty Week – a Scotland-wide campaign designed to show that poverty is a real problem in Scotland, affecting large and growing numbers of people, and to encourage people to work together to end it.

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Battle of Amiens: Centenary
During August, five secondary school pupils from Scotland were chosen by the Scottish Government to travel to France to participate in the official commemorations for the Battle of Amiens. Of these five pupils, two were from Clydebank High School – Lucy Bowers and Chloe Boyd. Over the course of three days, Lucy and Chloe explored the battlefields of Amiens with other students from across the world. In doing so they learned a great deal about the significance of the battle and the important part it played in eventually bringing about the end of the First World War. Guided by experts including Professor Sir Hew Strachan, the experience was a once in a lifetime learning opportunity. Lucy commented that the experience was “humbling and emotional, an experience never to be forgotten”. Also, as part of the visit, pupils attended the official remembrance event at Amiens Cathedral which was televised on the BBC. The pupils met with First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and were sat alongside Prime Minister Theresa May and HRH Prince William.

Youtube Channel
The media club have been working extremely hard over the past week to upload more videos showcasing the talented pupils of Clydebank High School. Check it out here.

Check out the newest video added to our channel here.

CHS Anti-Bullying Campaign
As part of CHS Anti-Bullying Campaign, Single by Sunday visited the school to perform live to the whole of S1. The line-up of Single By Sunday is Josh Ladds, guitarist Jonny Eakins, 19, bassist Jack Black, 19, and drummer George Wilson, 20. The band, who formed last July, has built up an enviable following, with more than 55,000 Twitter followers and 13,000 Facebook likes.
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Wings to War
Ever wondered what it would be like to pilot a test flight. Or undergo pilot training in a First World War aircraft. Now school pupils across the West of Scotland will get the chance to do just that.

A new project – Wings to War: Glasgow and the birth of the Royal Air Force – has been awarded Heritage Lottery Funding to give young people the opportunity to learn what it was like to be a WW1 pilot.Pupils from Clydebank High School were the first to visit and experience what it would have been like to be a First World War pilot as part of the Wings to War project. Click here for more informaiton.

Amazing Things
A team of Clydebank High Pupils have won WDC Amazing Things Award for their work in promoting Mental Health Awareness. As part of the “#This is Me” event the pupils curated an art exhibition and an international film screening in the school on 9/5/18. The event was filmed by the BBC LAB.

The film is available here.

EMA
EMAs are available to eligible people aged 16 to 19 who have reached school leaving age. The application forms are being sent to the school from WDC and once I have received them we can add that they can be collected from Pupil Support. Read more...

Orlando 2018
35 pupils and 4 teachers jetted off on a holiday of a lifetime to Orlando Florida for 7 days of fun-filled entertainment and learning. From the grandiose, enchanted resort of Walt Disney World to the pioneering Kennedy Space Centre, Florida furnished our pupils with an experience they will never forget. Pupils also visited Universal Studios Florida and gained first-hand experience of a journey on the Hogwart's Express and other fantastic rides. Our last day was spent visiting the amazing marine animals and jumping into their world on sensational rides, attractions and shows at Seaworld. Florida certainly offers our young people a unique opportunity to combine learning and fun in an environment free of the confinements of the classroom. Pupils behavior was exceptional and everybody have an amazing time.

Check out the gallery!

Hairspray
Pupils from Clydebank High School put on a fantastic production of the Musical Hairspray. With 3 sell out evenings the pupils amazed the audience with dance moves and sassy singing which left you breathless.

Lisa Alexander who played Tracy was pitch perfect in characterisation and singing. Thomas Lawrence, Edna Turnblad (Tracey’s mother) was comic genius without straying into pantomime dame. The smooth Corny Collins played by Connor Marshall kept proceedings rolling with plenty of Baltimore style. There’s plenty of wit in the script which came through thanks to great sound production and direction.

I’m sure we’ll be seeing some of these kids in professional theatre, but maybe not the Corny Collins Show.

Check out the gallery here!

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John Muir Award
Wednesday 20th June 2018 S1 pupil’s continued to work towards their John Muir Award by visiting John Muir’s birthplace in Dunbar. Students loved the museum and learning all about his conservation work. After lunch 25 of our youngsters were let loose on the rock pools at Dunbar beach with East Lothian’s Ranger. No stone was left unturned….as students found shore crabs, sea squirts, starfish, brittle stars and limpets!

Despite the heavy rain students loved exploring and discovering all the marine life. Well done !!!

More pictures here!

Practical Woodwork Project
A group of S4 pupils created beautiful wooden chairs and donated them to our feeder primary schools as a transition gift.

Awards Ceremony 2018
Our Senior Awards ceremony took place Tuesday 5 June. The evening was an absolute success. Congratulations to all our award winners.

More pictures here.

U18 Football Team
The boys senior football team were victorious in their East Dunbartonshire cup final on Thursday 31 May.. They overcame the odds and their underdog status to defeat the league champions Bearsden Academy 1 nil. The boys put in an incredible performance and effort to triumph. They were a credit to themselves and the school.

More pictures here.

West Dunbartonshire Bloodhound SSC Challenge
A supersonic STEM experience where pupils get to engineer, build and test their own model rocket cars.

The winning team was ‘Team Raptor’ from CHS and they achieved an impressive speed of 52mph! We are heading to the Big Bang event in Perth on 12th June as a result!! We would like to thank all the other WDC schools who attended (VOLA, OLSP, SPTA and Kilpatrick were in attendance), also thanks to Colin McLaughlin and the team from West College Scotland and Gary Murray and the team from DYW West. It was a fabulous day that was enjoyed by all!

Health and Wellbeing
Good health and wellbeing is essential for successful learning and happy lives for children and young people. We have been running many activities across the school to help pupils develop the knowledge and skills they need for positive mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing at school, in their everyday lives which will be sustained into adult life.

Download Newsletter here.

 

Health Day
Pupils from S4 took part in a Health day on Tuesday 15 May and Monday 21 May. Pupils attended a variety of workshops delivered by specialists about particular Health and Wellbeing related topics to support pupils with their experiences and journey through life.

More pictures here!

 

Space Hack
On 30th April, a group of 24 pupils from the S1 and S2 Technical classes took part in a ‘Space Hack’ working in partnership with architects and designers from Architect Design Scotland. Pupils worked together in groups to design and create innovative learning and social spaces within areas of Clydebank High School. This project is focusing on regenerating the learning and social spaces within Clydebank High School, with pupils driving these developments and leading the way to making Clydebank High School the best it can be! A big well done to all involved! We are extremely proud of your efforts, hard work and commitment. Will we see your designs rolled out in Clydebank High School…watch this space to find out!!

 

 

Friends Resilience Programme
Pupils from S1 are taking part in a Friends Resilience Programme. FRIENDS is an intervention programme underpinned by the principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy with the primary aim of reducing participant anxiety levels. It has been recognised by the World Health Organisation as the only evidence based programme effective in reducing anxiety as a universal and targeted intervention (WHO, 2004). FRIENDS has also been recommended by the UK Department of Education (Mental Health & Behaviour in Schools: Departmental advice for school staff, 2016).


YPI
Congratulation to our winning team from the YPi Final which took place Tuesday 17 April.

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community. Each participating school, each year is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI Grant to a local charity through a unique programme of team work, research and competition.

Pupils received a cheque for £3000 for Clydebank Asbestos Group, which was the boys chosen charity. The winning team was made up of 4 S3 pupils, Adrian, Michael, Ethan and Ross. All groups were outstanding and their confidence and presenting skill were excellent. Well done to all finalists!


More information here.

Live n Learn
Live n Learn visited S3 pupils from Clydebank High School to highlight the importance of confidence. Pupils worked through fun workshops which were motivating, aspirational & highly interactive. Visit Live n Learn website.

SCQF Framework
Clydebank High School teachers and pupils became fully trained SCQF ambassadors. The framework provided by the SCQF team raises awareness of the steps that can be taken both academically and vocationally in order to achieve our goals. It also helps pupils to make informed choices of next steps within school. Look out for SCQF leaflets in parent reports, our information stalls at parents night and keep up to date with our twitter page for SCQF updates.

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Nurture Room
Nurture in Clydebank High School is based around six key nurturing principles that not only benefit children and young people most in need, but are principles that, when applied effectively, can support the social and emotional wellbeing of everyone. Read more...


After School Detention
As part of a review of the school’s, Steps to Success, Discipline Policy we are updating our detention system. In an attempt to reduce the number of exclusions, we are introducing after school detention for any pupil who fails to complete lunchtime departmental detention. Parents will be informed if their child has missed departmental detention and the pupil will complete the after school detention the following day. This after school detention will mean your child will remain in school for an additional 20 minutes at the end of the school day. This will be staffed by the Senior Management Team. Read more...

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