Glasgow Clyde College Applications
Applications for Glasgow Clyde College open on 15 January 2020. Download flyer here.

The College is hosting an Open Day on Thursday 23 January from 1-5pm at the Langside campus for anyone thinking about coming to college in August 2020. There will be staff on hand to chat through the courses which take place at all three of our campuses.

City of Glasgow College Open Day
The City of Glasgow College are holding an open day on Saturday 18 January from 10am. There will be tours of our award-winning campus, demos and activities with staff and students available to chat about life at college and courses available. Download flyer here.

Full-time applications for August 2020 open on Wednesday 15th January. Our website has been updated and all the full time courses are on the website now so pupils can have a look at courses available so they are ready to apply on 15th January when they open. If you need any further information please contact the college or have a look on our website.

Count Me In
Thursday 30 January 2020 is Young Carers Awareness Day and through the Count Me In! campaign Carers Trust is calling on compulsory education providers to do more to proactively identify young carers and to ensure that they receive the recognition and support they deserve.

Download campaign pack here!

Parent Pay
On Wednesday 5 February 2020 parents/carers can now book and pay securely online for a range of items using a debit/credit card or through paypoint. Paying online gives you the peace of mind that comes with knowing that your money reaches the school safely. Parents/carers will receive an individual activation email mid-January together with simple instructions on how to create your account. For further information on ParentPay please visit Parentpay.

On Thursday 19th December staff and pupils took part in our annual Santa Dash in honour and memory of Dr Graham Simpson a fantastic teacher and wonderful colleague.

A huge thank you to all staff involved in organising and participating in the Santa Dash. Particular thanks to Mr Hunter, Ms Boland and Ms Thumath.

Over 5000 has been raised for West of Scotland Beatson Cancer Center!. Well done to all of the staff, pupils and families of the CHS Community.

Check out our Santa Gallery here!

Live Cyber Lesson 2019
Pupils from our Cyber Security class and Games Design took part in the second live lesson from Skills Development Scotland. Pupils took on the role of a digital detective and seen how they can use their digital skills to solve a crime. Pupils started the investigation by collecting, identifying and validating the digital evidence and seeing if they could catch the criminal. This live lesson gave our learners the experience of working as a digital forensic specialist and gave them an insight into a career in Cyber.

Visit to Scottish Parliament
On the 15th November, pupils from the CHS Law & Debating Society were invited to attend a ‘Language in Parliament’ event at the Scottish Parliament. The day consisted of various workshops and a tour of the parliament building. Pupils learned about the processes which allow the Scottish Parliament to function and met with a range of staff from government advisors to speech-writers.

Both Mr Hamilton (History Dept) and Mrs Ryan (English Dept) who accompanied the pupils commented that attending the ‘Language in Parliament’ event was “very worthwhile” with “pupils representing Clydebank High School wonderfully”. More information about the CHS Law & Debating Society is also available on Twitter (@CHS_LDSociety).

Digital Day 2019
S3 pupils from Computing Science and Games Design took part in BIMA Digital Day on Tuesday 12 November 2019. Clydebank High teamed up with Screenmedia to tackle the digital challenges set out for the day. It was a great event which really helped our young people to collaborate, innovate and work with local companies who are able to open their eyes to the flexible and dynamic careers in the industry.

Ian Forsyth visits Clydebank High School
On the 6th November, Ian Forsyth, a veteran of the Second World War visited Clydebank High School to meet with the S6 Heritage Ambassadors. A wireless operator with the 15th/19th King's Royal Hussars in the Royal Armoured Corps, Mr Forsyth was one of the first to arrive at Bergen-Belsen concentration camp as it was being liberated - the memories of which remain with him to this very day.

These memories which Mr Forsyth spoke of during his visit have been captured on video by the Heritage Ambassadors as part of a living-history project; memories which are both poignant and harrowing…

“In war you witness first-hand the depths to which humanity can sink. I was thunderstruck by what I saw – it was the first time that I realised exactly why we were fighting the war. On that day, I saw something which I did not believe could have been true [talking about Bergen-Belsen].”

“When we passed nearby villages after we left Bergen-Belsen, we tried to find out more about how this could be allowed to happen, but people said they knew nothing, which was impossible.”

“That day changed me forever. I will never forget what happened there and the sights that I saw still make me weep.”

Cyber Live Lesson
Pupils from S2 Computing Games Design class stepped into the shoes of a cyber criminal on Thursday 3 October. In the live lesson, pupils stepped into the shoes of a cyber security consultant to help a national pizza restaurant test their website's security. Along with Clydebank High School's Digital Ambassadors pupils successfully worked together to detect and analyse real-life security issues, and understand how these could be exploited by cyber criminals.

Our young ethical hackers are looking forward to the Cyber Skills Live Lesson 2 - How to solve a 'murder' - Digital Forensics which will take place Friday 29 November.

Health and Wellbeing
We want all children and young people to be able to learn about health and wellbeing to ensure they acquire skills to live healthy, happy lives. Health and wellbeing isn't a single subject or class, but is organised into six areas: mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing; planning for choices and changes; physical education, physical activity and sport; food and health; substance misuse; and relationships, sexual health and parenthood. Health and wellbeing is also about ensuring that pupils are able to make the most of their educational opportunities regardless of their background or financial circumstances and through promotion of attendance at school. We have provided a range of resources to ensure children feel happy, safe, included and respected in their learning environment.

CHS HWB Strategies

CHS Mental Health

HWB Assembly

Digital Support for Mental Health

Mental Health Foundation

Heritage Ambassadors (Local History)
On Friday 4 October, some of the CHS Heritage Ambassadors participated in a local history tour of Clydebank. Visiting various places within the town, they considered the role Clydebank played as a former industrial powerhouse within the United Kingdom, as well as the devastating impact of the Blitz during World War Two, 13 & 14 March 1941. Places visited included the Dalnottar & Radnor Park Blitz Memorials and various streets in Dalmuir which still bear the scars of the aerial bombardment. During the tour, the Heritage Ambassadors also responded to an emergency situation when a member of the local community collapsed. Their prompt action and calm response made all the difference to what was an emergency situation. The entire CHS community is incredibly proud and grateful to each and every one of them.

Scottish Enterprising Maths Challenge
Congratulations to Emma, Katie, Ryan and Aaron, who won the Regional Qualifier of the Scottish Enterprising Maths Challenge. These pupils worked effectively as part of a team to complete various puzzles and challenges using their Mathematical knowledge and problem solving skills, beating 6 other teams from secondary schools across the authority. The pupils will now advance to the Finals at Glasgow Science Centre in November, where they will represent West Dunbartonshire Council, competing against schools from all around Scotland.

CHS Law Society
New for 2019/20, is the CHS Law Society. An opportunity open to any senior pupil interested in pursuing a legal career after leaving school. Throughout the school year the pupils involved will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of events and activities related to the study of law. Mr Hamilton from the History Dept is the lead teacher for the CHS Law Society and he commented that "this a wonderfully unique opportunity for pupils, and a chance for them to develop skills which will prepare them for a potential legal career in the future".

Senior Leadership Team
A key aspect of the work of the school is supported by out Pupil Voice. The views of the student body are regularly consulted in all aspects of school life. This work is led by the Students Leadership Team (SLT).

Free Breakfast
CHS are committed to ensuring that every pupil gets the best start to their day. We are offering every pupil a free breakfast every day from 8.15am. Pupils are enjoying bagels, butter, jam, yoghurt, variety of fresh fruit and fresh fruit juice. It is so important that all pupils are ready to learn at the start of the school day. We hope that this will improve learning and a better classroom experience for all. Read more informationi here.

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...

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...

P7 Transition
Making the move from primary to secondary school is a very important transition point in a pupil's education. Clydebank High School welcomed our feeder primary schools on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 November. Pupils enjoyed working on literacy, numeracy and STEM activities. Click here to view the action.

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