School will close at 3pm for the Easter weekend on Thursday 18th and re-open Tuesday 23rd April at 8.50am.
S1 YPI Final
On Wednesday we were blown away by the talent, creativity and courage of our S1 pupils presenting on behalf of their charities for the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI). It was uplifting to see how so many had engaged in learning about their charities, worked as a team to create a presentation and then shown courage and commitment in standing in front of an audience to share their work with us. Well done to everyone who participated at any stage of the YPI programme.
Congratulations to our S1 winners from Ms MacColl's CHS360 class! Although all teams were incredibly talented and passionate, 1.4 were voted by all the judges. Pupils had engaged with their charity,
were clear about the need within the Clydebank area
and gave ideas about where the £3000 would be spent.
For more information on YPI click here.
Download Timetable here.
S4-6 pupils are currently completing their courses and preparing for forthcoming exams. Please find below information about these exams and exam leave arrangements. Pupils will be taken through key information regarding their exams and assessments during the Exam Briefing assemblies.
SQA exam and study app.
Please note below our programme for purchasing school blazers for session 2019/2020.
Blazer price is £32.50 with S6 Braiding added at a cost of £12.50.
20th March – S3, S4 and S5 (returning pupils) will be sized for a blazer and given an on-line order slip away.
14th May – 6pm – 7.30pm Academy Uniforms will be in school to sell and take orders for blazers.
21st June – (Time TBC) Academy Uniforms will be in school for any final blazer orders.
August (Date TBC) – Ordered blazers will be delivered to school.
We have received numerous compliments from visitors, partners and employers on the presentation of our young people both in and out of school when wearing blazers. We recognise the importance of the impression and attitude to learning a uniform presents and continue to drive forward with our programme of improvement in this. We hope you will continue to support this.
Science Centre Trip
On February 27th, 14 of our Higher Human Biology and Advanced Higher Biology Pupils participated in the Meet the Medical Researcher Event at the Glasgow Science Centre. It was a fantastic day discovering career pathways in Medical and Research Science with support from industry experts and academics. For more information click here.
We were delighted to issue certificates to S3 Geography pupils who have been working hard on a climate change project in partnership with Keep Scotland Beautiful, the environmental charity that is committed to making Scotland clean, green and more sustainable. Pupils are hoping to use their new knowledge to drive forward a project within CHS in the near future.
Careers Advice at CHS
There are two careers advisers from Skills Development Scotland based within school: Lynsey
Mitchell & Nicole Grant. They support young people to develop their career management skills and
make informed decisions throughout every stage of their school life and beyond.
Advisers are in school all days apart from Wednesdays. Every year group receives a group
engagement and S4-S6 pupils can access one to one appointments.
These can be arranged by
speaking to the advisers or through pastoral care. In S3, all pupils will receive a subject choice
interview prior to making choices for S4. In addition to this, workshops are run for Senior Phase
pupils throughout the year.
These support pupils with job searching, CVs, college applications and
personal statements. School careers advisers attend S3-S6 parents’ evenings and appointments can
be booked via the online booking system.
My World of Work is a web based resource used by Skills Development Scotland and school staff to
support career planning.
There are a range of tools available for individuals at every stage of their
career journey - My World of Work
My Kids Career enables parents and guardians to support pupils with making choices for the future,
helping them to understand the options and routes available to them: - Kids Career
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.
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.
Health and Wellbeing
CHS Health and Wellbeing Strategy
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...
Mental Health Strategy
Health & Wellbeing Newsletter
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
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.
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.
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 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...