Software Engineering Graduate Apprenticeship (GA) BSc
You will hear from our university lecturers, employer partners and graduate apprentices already on the programme. Representatives from BBC, Student Loans Company, and Barclays will be amongst the speakers.

The event will run at 1630 on Thursday 10th December. Register here.

ABOUT THE GA: The GA programme is a great route for students looking to attain a degree without debt and with a salary. It is ideal for those ready to learn in the workplace as well as the classroom.

Key features of the UofG Software Engineering GA:

• Benefit from a job, a salary and a fully funded degree at the same time. • apply directly to our employer partners, therefore not impacting UCAS submissions.

• The GA is 4 years with the time split between the employer and the university 80/20. • Practical learning is front loaded in years 1 and 2 with options to specialise in years 3 and 4

• Entry requirement is 4 x Highers B (by S6), including Maths, or HNC/D in a relevant subject*

This is a fantastic opportunity for students for whom Maths, Sciences and ICT related subjects are their strong point.

Graduate Apprenticeship Flyer

Test and Protect
The Test and Protect team are carrying out COVID-19 contact tracing within Clydebank High School.

We are working closely with NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and the local authority. NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has carried out a careful risk assessment to establish a list of close contacts within the school.

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Armistice Day Commemorations
Clydebank High School has proudly supported Erskine Hospital for Veterans for many years now, and in normal circumstances senior pupils would attend their Armistice Day commemorations. Sadly, as a result of Covid-19, it was not possible for any CHS pupils to attend this year. However, in absence of this, Mr Hamilton met with Derek Barron (Director of Care at Erskine) and presented a wreath on behalf of pupils, staff and the wider CHS community. Derek commented that “we were sorry not to be able to welcome the pupils this year on Armistice Day, it is appreciated to know their thoughts are with us”.

Children's Rights (Legal Studies)
The CHS Legal Studies class recently participated in an online discussion with Dr. Tracy Kirk from Glasgow Caledonian University. Tracy, who is a legal academic with expertise in children’s rights, chatted with the S6 pupils about current issues facing young people in education – exam results, blended-learning, Covid-19 and much more… Mr Hamilton commented that “we are incredibly grateful to Dr. Kirk, she is a real advocate for the rights of young people”.

Astronomy Newsletter
11 pupils from Clydebank High recently received their GCSE Astronomy certificates form the 2019-2020 academic year with all students receiving a qualification. They were the first Astronomy class in Clydebank High School and one of only a few schools in the whole of Scotland currently doing the course. The pupil’s studied a range of topics throughout the year which included star formation, stellar evolution, the celestial sphere, the big bang theory and early astronomy in historical societies, just to name a few.

As well as learning the theory behind astronomy the class took part in many experiments involving the school’s solar and optical telescopes and also undertook a wide variety of projects that were required for the course. The Physics department is very proud of these pupils who managed to complete the course despite the interruptions to their learning.

The course is running again this year and is open to any S5/6 pupil regardless of their previous subject choices and is a great choice for anyone wanting to learn more about the Cosmos.


Foodbank Committee
The Foodbank Committee has organised a Raffle for pupils, a Raffle for staff and Guess the Sweets in the Jar for pupils and staff.

S6 pupils will be selling tickets next week and all proceeds will go directly to our Toybank Appeal.

Raffle tickets cost £1 a strip and to guess the sweets in the jar costs 50p a shot.

Staff Raffle Prizes:
• £40 ‘Special Thingz’ Silver Jewellery Voucher (Emma Brown’s mum has her own business)
• £10 ‘Simply Sweet’ Voucher (Ashleigh Ruthven has her own cake business)
• Cadbury Sweet Bouquet
• Candles / Reef Diffuser
• Chocolates

Raffle for pupils - prizes include a £50 cash prize, two lots of Family Passes to World of Golf / Jurassic Parr and a Kinder Sweet Bouquet - the seniors are making their way round registration classes this week to let pupils know. Again, they’ll be selling tickets next week.

Please support this fundraising event if you can - we’re very limited this year with what we can do to raise much needed funds. And the demand for Foodbank / Toybank this year will be the highest yet.

West Dunbartonshire Community Foodshare

Cyber Live Event 2020
This year has brought great change to the way we work, as well as where and how we work – sharing data differently, utilising old tech and user-owned devices and shifting information and conversation to the cloud.

Over the next few months pupils from Computing Science will take part in 4 Live Cyber Security Challenges. These practical classes will enhance pupils digital skills, allow pupils to ask the experts how it’s really done, and also showcase the careers available in the cyber security and resilience industry, one of the fastest growing sectors in the world today.

How to Solve a Murder
Pupils stepped into the shoes of a digital detective and seen how they could use their digital skills to solve a crime. Starting with the investigation by collecting, identifying and validating the digital evidence and see if they could catch the criminal. All pupils successfully solved the murder and helped the police department make an arrest!

Check out the pictures here!

How to Steal a Pizza
In this live lesson, learners stepped into the shoes of a cyber security consultant and helped a national pizza restaurant test their website’s security. They'll work together to detect and analyse real-life security issues and understand how these could be exploited by cyber criminals.


SQA Exams 2021
Following further consultation, the start of the exam timetable for Higher and Advanced Higher courses has been brought forward by a few days to Monday 10 May. This is to minimise, as far as possible, the number of learners having exams on the same day or close together.

As previously announced by the Deputy First Minister, the exam timetable is more compressed this year following the cancellation of National 5 exams and to allow for more teaching and learning time. The timetable will now run from Monday 10 May to Friday 4 June 2021 with Results Day on Tuesday 10 August 2021.

Exam Timetable

Face Coverings
Based on the latest scientific evidence and advice from Public Health Scotland, the Scottish Government and the World Health Organisation it is now recommended secondary pupils wear face coverings in additional areas within their schools.

The guidance states senior pupils ipn S4, S5 and S6 must now wear face covering while in the classroom.

Headteacher Letter

Legal Studies
On Wednesday 21 October, Clydebank High School welcomed Street Law (from the Law Society of Scotland). With a little help from Google Meet, pupils from the S6 Legal Studies class worked virtually with law students from the University of Glasgow to discuss not only what the law is but crucially, ‘what the law ought to be’.

Mr Hamilton who teaches the Legal Studies class said, “we are very grateful that CHS is one of the schools in Scotland chosen to participate in Street Law for 2020/21 – the opportunity for pupils is an important one”. Mia Moohan (S6 pupil) said, “I am really enjoying participating in Street Law, it is interesting to look at real cases and form our own opinions”.

Heritage Ambassadors
The Heritage Ambassador scheme at CHS was officially launched on Friday 18 September, when the senior pupils involved for 2020/21 participated in a local history tour. As part of the tour they visited various locations relevant to the history of Clydebank, including the memorial to the Clydebank Blitz and the site of the former John Brown’s shipyard.

The role of a CHS Heritage Ambassador is to promote and preserve the heritage of Clydebank High School and its connections with the local/national community. In previous years this has included supporting the work of organisations such as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Poppy Scotland, Old CHS and Erskine Hospital for Veterans (to name a few).

Senior Leadership Team
The head boy/girl and house captains have been awarded a role of responsibility and trust. They will manage the house teams, undertake ambassadorial duties, be aspiring role models, represent the voice of the pupils and much more.

S6 Senior Leadership Team


Cashless System
Clydebank High School will be operating a cashless system at Clydebank High School. You will no longer be able to use cash in the canteen. The cash machines will be out of action as of Friday, 11th September. If you wish to purchase anything from the canteen you must sign up to parentpay.

The School shop is now set up. Can you please put the link on the school website. We will now longer be taking cash at the school office for these items. All payments must be paid via parentpay.

New Physical Education Arrangements
Whilst lockdown brought a number of challenges for us, many of us were able to enjoy greater time spent outdoors, and changes to the way we exercise.

As our schools return, the advice from the Scottish Government and Sports Scotland is that PE activities should take place outside. We would ask that when your child has PE on their timetable that they come to school that day dressed in clothing that they can do PE in. Should they wish to change into other clothes after PE, they will be able to do so.

The weather in Scotland will at times make PE outside difficult, so we would ask that your child also comes to school with a rain jacket and a change of clothes. Should they get wet whilst doing PE, there will be facilities made available for them to change. If coming to school with a rain jacket will be a problem, we’d ask you to contact your child’s Pastoral Care teacher to discuss the matter.

This is quite a change for us in our approach to PE, and we will keep you up to date with any changes to this as we are advised by Scottish Government and Sports Scotland.

In addition pupils should bring roll on deodorants to school as opposed to spray deodorants.

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