Cyber Live Lesson 2020
Pupils from Cyber Security, Games Design and Computing Science took part in the Skills Development Scotland’s third Live Cyber Lesson on Tuesday 18 February.

During the live lesson, pupils stepped into the shoes of a cyber security consultant and helped a national pizza restaurant test their website's security. Pupils worked extremely hard to detect and analyse real-life security issues, and understand how these could be exploited by cyber criminals.

This practical, hands-on lesson provided our young people with the digital skills and allowed pupils to ask the experts how it’s really done. The event showcased the world of careers in the rapidly growing cyber security and cyber resilience industries. The event gave our pupils an insight into one of the fastest growing industries in the UK. Many of the jobs they could do when they leave school haven’t even been invented yet.

S2 Parents' Evening
Our S2 parents' evening will take place Monday 24 February 2020 from 4pm - 6.35pm. Appointments can be made from our online booking system.

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.

Careers In Languages
Foreign languages provide a competitive edge in career choices! Pupils from S3 took part in a Languages careers event today. Talks from a variety of organisations which included, The RAF, Hay's Recruitment and Glasgow University.

Nelson Mandela said; 'If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language that goes to his heart.' This is a powerful reminder that we can’t just rely on English when wanting to build relationships and trust with people from other countries.


Learning Festival
Clydebank High hosted the first ever West Dunbartonshire Learning Festival at the school last Friday.

Teachers and HSCP staff from across the area attended the full day session which included workshops, stalls and talks focused on ‘Nurturing Positive Relationships' and ‘Building Resilient Communities'.

Dr Suzanne Zeedyk, a research specialist who focuses on the science of human connection spoke at the event and gave insight into the importance of developing a strong relationship with children at any age as well as suggesting different methods teachers and support staff can use.

Read more here.

Burns Lunch
Pupils from Art, English and Home Economic departments worked together to prepare a wonderful Robert Burns afternoon lunch for pupils and staff.

The library hosted a wonderful afternoon with beautiful poetry, great food and wonderful art work from our very talented young people.

More pictures here.

Commonwealth Day
On Monday 9th March the CHS Heritage Ambassadors have been invited to attend the United Kingdom's annual Commonwealth Day service at Westminster Abbey, London. Along with dignitaries from across the world (including royalty and politicians) the pupils involved will have the opportunity to learn about the unique history of the commonwealth and the cultural opportunities it provides. The event will be streamed live on BBC One.

Mid Term

Girls Football
A huge congratulation to the girls football team who were crowned winners of the Spar Future Stars first qualifying round on Thursday 30th January. The SPAR Future Stars Football Cup is a nationwide Girls Football competition stretching across all six Scottish FA Regions. Girls aged 12-16 years can participate in a competitive, fun and inclusive competition for their school.

The girls played a fantastic game in awful weather conditions with many great goals scored by a variety of players.

The team will now compete in the regional round which will take place Thursday 27 February. Good luck girls!

Lego Coding Club
The second block of the Lego Programming Club has started and will run every Wednesday from 12.45pm-1.15pm in E106 Computing Science.

The hands-on learning approach is about providing pupils with opportunities to experiment with their surroundings as a form of problem solving through coding. It is about creativity and collaboration, motivation and self-direction. It is about improvisation and discovery, and playful learning experiences with real-world relevance.

Holocaust Memorial Day 2020
During the 27th January, senior pupils Lisa Alexander and Jack Doherty led a special assembly for S3 pupils to commemorate Holocaust Memorial Day 2020. In recognition of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, both Lisa and Jack discussed their experiences of travelling to Poland with the Holocaust Educational Trust during November 2019. This was an experience which both pupils found deeply moving, particularly when they were able to visit what remains of the concentration camp at Auschwitz and to better understand the scale of the atrocities carried out by the Nazi regime during the early 1940s.

The following day on the 28th January, the CHS Heritage Ambassadors represented West Dunbartonshire at a Holocaust Memorial Event hosted by Renfrewshire and East Renfrewshire Council at the Eastwood Theatre, Giffnock. The event featured guest speakers, including survivors of subsequent genocides which have happened since the Holocaust – including Srebrenica and Darfur. The event was eye-opening and a reminder for pupils of the importance of opposing all forms of discrimination and the importance of standing together in the face of injustice.

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

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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