Please find link to letter from Laura Mason
Chief Education Officer
with information regarding the schools and early education restarting.
Clydesider Poetry Competition
Congratulation's to Grace O’Driscoll S2 who submitted a poem for a competition in our local community magzine, Clydesider. The competition was open to people of all ages in West Dumbartonshire and Grace was chosen as the winner! Grace has had her poem published in the magazine and won a crate of fresh fruit and vegetables.
The poem is very poignant and moving , we are so proud of her achievement.
Well Done Grace!
Read the full poem here.
Scottish Education Awards 2020
Clydebank High School has been selected as a finalist for the Scottish Education Award 2020 in the category of 'Making a Difference (secondary). These awards recognise and celebrate the exceptional achievements within Scottish Education.
The final will take place Wednesday 11 November 2020 in Glasgow Hilton Hotel. For more information click here.
We do not know how long it will be before the school can physically reopen so we must continue to plan for digital
learning to take place and for our pupils to move to the next phase/stage of their learning. We appreciate that every
family’s circumstance is different and that we need to be flexible and realistic of what we ask of families and pupils.
The amount of work should not feel overwhelming.
As home schooling continues, we will continue to develop the nature of the work being provided, in particular for
pupils who will be moving to S4, S5 and S6 next session.
These pupils will have picked their options for the next academic session and we would be preparing for their new
timetables to start later in the month. However, we are planning to start providing work for their chosen subjects for
the week beginning Monday 11 May where all year groups will progress to the next stage of their learning.
Week beginning Monday 4 May pupils will be invited to join new google classrooms by staff and should have
access to course outlines.
Download full letter
Google Classroom Login
Guide for logging into Google Classroom
Google Classroom Tutorial for Students and Parents(Youtube)
UK University & Apprenticeship Search
As part of our commitment to helping students aged 16-19 during the COVID-19 crisis, UK University & Apprenticeship Search are proud to bring you Webinar Wednesdays. In the absence of open days and events each session will provide expert information from universities and apprenticeship representatives to help students make the right decisions and perfect their applications. Each webinar will feature a Question and Answer session to provide students with the opportunity to gain personalised advice. Use the links below to sign up as soon as you can as places are limited and very popular.
13 May – Student Finance – Loans, Scholarships and Bursaries
20 May – Why Choose an Apprenticeship? – Find out More about the Benefits of Apprenticeships
27 May - Life at University - Explore Life as an Undergraduate Student
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You can also watch our previous webinars. Subscribe to our YouTube channel here.
Visit UK University & Apprenticeship Search
Lifelink School Counselling
Lifelink School Counselling is available to young people aged 12 to 18 who attend schools in Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire or Glasgow.
Due to school closures and current challenging times where, social distancing is necessary Lifelinks youth counselling service has moved from school venues to a telephone/video counselling service.
To access counselling support please call us on 0141 552 4434 or go online to Lifelink and submit a referral through with your personal details including phone number and email.
Lifelink Helpful Numbers and Apps
Step 1 purchase book for FREE on the Amazon website.
Step 2 download Kindle app
Step 3 open kindle app and the books will be in the library of your device
e.g. iPhone, tablet etc.
Amazon are currently offering revision guides on kindle FREE!
CGP N5 Maths Revision Guide
CGP N5 Physics Revision Guide
CGP N5 Chemistry Revision Guide
CGP N5 Biology Revision Guide
Leckie & Leckie N5 Maths Success Guide
Leckie & Leckie N5 Physics Success Guide
Leckie & Leckie N5 Chemistry Success Guide
Leckie & Leckie N5 Biology Success Guide
Kindle App for Android
Kindle App for Apple
WD Libraries would like to offer any help we can to assist with both educational and fun activities and services, easily accessed online for free.
Anyone who is not currently a library member can create an online membership which will allow access to all our online resources. It is very quick and easy to do, the form to complete can be found on our website.
As well as the resources mentioned in the poster, our Facebook and Twitter pages offer lots of interactive activities including daily poetry and inspirational quotes, a Who Am I? quiz, Bookbug and Storytime videos, craft activities, a 30 Day Book Challenge, the opportunity to have a book review featured on our pages, and themed days (recently we celebrated National Superhero Day, Pyjamarama, and Star Wars Day).
Our resources are available 24/7 and are free to use, all year round.
Our Fearless campaign with Barnardo’s Scotland has launched this morning – encouraging young people to be aware of the key signs of child harm and neglect and to speak up if they have concerns for their peers.
This is part of our ongoing covid-19 youth resilience campaign.
Click here for more information.
Psychological Services Resources
Mindfulness in Schools Project
As circumstances develop due to coronavirus, it is easy to feel overwhelmed by uncertainty. We will all have worries and experience disruption to daily life, and this will be even more difficult to deal with for those of us who already struggle with our mental health.
In times of uncertainty, it's more important than ever that we take care of our mental health and look out for people living with mental illness. While the current circumstances make this more challenging, even small gestures and actions can make a difference. There are some useful resources below on how we can take care of ourselves and others and get through this together.
Mindfulness Live Sessions
Louise Michelle Bomber Leaflet
Louise Michelle Bomber Youtube Channel
SQA Latest News
We hope you and your family are well and staying safe. Please click here for the recent update from the SQA.
Scholar currently offer 37 online courses for Scottish schools and colleges aligned to the SQA curriculum at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level. Scholar draw on the knowledge and experience of teachers and lecturers working in Scottish schools and colleges to develop their course materials. Click here for more information.
View our quick “How To” videos on our YouTube channel, and you’ll be logged in and learning in no time.
Useful Website and Information
Information regarding school hubs
Letter from Laura Mason, Chief Education Officer
Key Workers - Supporting workers who have children
Mental Health Advice - Supports and strategies for parent and children during the Coronavirus
West Dunbartonshire Website
Please click the link below for newsletter from Laura Mason, Head of Education
Parent Newsletter 2
As you are aware we are currently a challenge authority and as such WDC were awarded a large sum of money to invest in lots of different projects that would target ways in which we could narrow the poverty related attainment gap. CHS and VOLA were designated to be Multi Agency Hubs.
We have seen this program evolve over the last 2 years and now entering year 3 we can report lots if success and impact. I thought that this would be a really good time to show case all the work that we do here with a brochure highlighting all the various aspects to our Multi Agency Hub.
This project is quite unique for a school in the secondary sector and other establishments around the country have been contacting us to request visits to see what we do and how it all started.
Please take time to ready through our brochure and see just how much extra support we offer pupils, their families, our staff and local community.