Summer Holidays
School will finish for the summer holidays on Friday 30 June at 1pm. Wednesday 28th June and Thursday 29th June will be our school activities. We would like to wish everyone a safe and happy summer holiday break!

Dressing for Excellence – Staged Improvement
As part of a plan to Dress for Excellence we are targeting specific areas of weakness within the uniform at Clydebank High School. Currently, one of the biggest issues is the wearing of black jeans, chinos and tracksuit bottoms. These are not permitted as school uniform. In order to support pupils and parents we are introducing a Trouser Exchange Cloakroom. This will take effect as of the start of the new term on Wednesday 16th August 2017. Read more...

Senior Ties are £7
Junior Ties are £6

Taste of the World Dinner
The pupils of the Senior Hospitality and Practical Cake Craft classes ran a diner for 2 weeks for all staff in the school, in which the staff had to book into the ‘Taste of the World Diner.’ This involved the pupils planning, organising and running diner e.g. name of café, invitations to staff, themed weeks and menus, making recipes, comment cards and waitressing. The diner was a fantastic success and staff thoroughly enjoyed their experience. The pupils were outstanding and very hardworking in the whole process of running the diner and should be very proud of themselves.


Summer Concert
A HUGE congratulations to the pupils and staff from the Music department for a wonderful Summer concert. Miss Lynam commented: “Once again, a huge thank you to the Music Department for all of their hard work, commitment, support and encouragement given to the young people throughout the session which resulted in a fantastic summer concert last night.”

Awards 2017
Congratulations to all pupils in S1-S3 who received an award at the Junior Awards Ceremonies. View the full list of award winners below:

S1 Awards

S2 Awards

S3 Awards

Spanish Cooking Lesson
Pupils from an S1 Spanish class created an authentic seafood paella with the help of the Home Economics department. Pupils had fun creating the Spanish recipes as they learned about Spanish food and culture.

Community Archive Project
The History Department, along with Old CHS Site and the University of Strathclyde has commenced work on an exciting research project aimed at preserving the heritage of Clydebank High School as we approach the 150th anniversary in 2023. Senior pupils have been methodically organising and arranging the materials already contained within the school archive in preparation for them being transferred to West Dunbartonshire Council for future posterity. The materials currently held in the school archive include a wide range of photographs, newsletters and magazines stretching back over 100 years (including Braidfield High School). All of which are currently being digitised for publication on oldchs.co.uk. However, we would also welcome contributions from any former pupils or teachers who may have their own photographs or memorabilia. For more information or to contribute, please contact Mr Hamilton in the History Department.

Duke of Edinburgh
16 pupils successfully completed their practice expedition for their Duke of Edinburgh Bronze award. Pupils spent 2 days and 1 night camping and hill walking across parts of the West Highland Way. The final exam will take place Monday 26 June.

University of Georgia
On the 8th June, Clydebank High School was delighted to welcome visitors from the University of Georgia. The visitors were undergraduate students participating in an exchange visit with the School of Education at the University of Strathclyde. As part of their visit to CHS, they visited the History, Science and Art Departments to meet with Mr Hamilton, Miss Glendinning and Mrs McGoldrick. They spoke highly of their visit to the school and were impressed by the warm welcome they received from pupils and staff.

Amazing Things Award
Clydebank High School won the award for the ‘most innovative parent engagement’ at the Amazing Things awards that took place on Tuesday 6th June. The project was called ‘Join us for a Fakeaway’ which entailed a five week workshop in the evenings for parents and their children to come to school and make healthy takeaway meals, each week was themed e.g. Italian, Mexican etc. On the final workshop the parents and their children had to teach the staff a meal. It was great experience for all that attended and we all learned lots of new skills and built up great relationships/rapports with each other. Ahmad and Youmna represented the school on the judging round of the awards and were a credit to the school. Well Done!

Fashion Show
Pupils took part in a Fashion Show to highlight our fabulous school uniform and new PE kit. Pupils took to the stage to highlight and promote Clydebank High Schools correct uniform policy.

Newspaper in a Day
S1 pupils became young journalist for the day as they investigated some real issues around the school. Pupil developed and improved their interview skills, literacy and ICT.

Check out the picture here.

CHS Sports Day
Our annual sports day took place on Tuesday 30 May with S1 and S2 events in the morning and S3 in the afternoon. It was a bit overcast but pupils managed to enjoy the day participating in running, shot putt, long jump, javelin and high jump.

EMA
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...

Primary 7 Transition
Our feeder primary schools attended Clydebank High School for their first day of their 2 day visit. Pupils had fun creating animation in Computing Science, playing the percussion instruments in Music and working with figures in Maths.



World War One: Battlefield Tour
On the 1st May, 35 pupils in S2 and S3 along with Mr Hamilton, Mr Hunter, Ms Tindal and Miss Vallance departed for a tour of the World War One battlefields of Belgium and France. They were the fourth group from Clydebank High School to embark on this special journey and they represented the school with dignity and pride. Over the course of a week they visited the battlefields of Ypres, the Somme, Loos and Arras. This also included visits to well-known locations such as the Thiepval Memorial, Black Watch Corner, Vimy Ridge and the Menin Gate. Mr Hamilton commented that “the visit was incredibly special and I was struck by the maturity and compassion shown by pupils” and Mr Hunter commented “it was humbling to stand with pupils beside the fallen”. Read more...


Named Person
Clydebank High School enjoys an enviable reputation as a civilised and caring school and much of the credit for that lies with the many teachers who are directly involved with our system of pastoral care. GIRFEC stands for "Getting It Right for Every Child". Part of The Children and Young People Act (Scotland) 2014, it is the Scottish Government-led approach to making sure that our children and young people - and their parents or carers- can get all the help and support they need form birth right through to age 18 (or beyond if in school). Read more.

Named Person Document

Booked Schools Festival
As part of WDC libraries Booked Schools Festival, Claire McFall visited our young people to speak about her booking writing and awards. Pupils were captivated with her new novel, Black Cairn Point, which is a is a YA paranormal thriller about a camping trip gone wrong.


Health Day
Pupils from S4 took part in our annual health day to raise awareness of all elements which contribute to health and wellbeing and to help and support S4 pupils up for a fantastic year in the Senior Phase in order achieve in their SQA qualifications and make it an enjoyable year.

Pupil rotated round different workshops which were aimed to improve their knowledge of the importance of health and wellbeing, ranging from dental care to substance misuse.

There was a drop in breakfast in morning at 8.15am in the morning to help pupils concentrate in school and given them an energy boost for the day.


Amazonia
Our first trip of the year to Amazonia at Strathclyde Country Park was very popular with pupils. Pupils had an excellent guided tour and met loads of rainforest creatures. The handling session was enjoyed by all and our stars of the day were the pupils who really fought their fear and managed to hold a tarantula or touch a snake. Well done to everyone! Check out the gallery here.

Graphic Novel Workshop
Pupils from all year groups were invited to CHS Library to experience an exciting graphic novel workshop with comic book artist Gary Erskine and writer Emma Beeby. As part of WDC Libraries Booked! Schools Festival, pupils were entertained, enthralled, and educated on the collaboration between artists and writers, essential for a successful graphic novel, and were given both writing and illustration tips. Pupils then were challenged to create their own characters, first writing descriptively about their history, character, powers, and flaws, then by capturing this personality in a drawing. Our pupils thoroughly enjoyed the experience, learned lots, and stayed behind to question both Gary and Emma on their personal involvement with the graphic novel world. We even had several pupils attending the event who were on study leave! A very successful and inspirational day.


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Glenhead Engineering
the pupils and staff had a fabulous experience and it really helped make the theory in the course become a reality for our pupils. The staff from Glenhead Engineering were 1st class; so knowledgeable and very welcoming. We will definitely be back in future!

Public speaking Competition
The annual Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service Schools Public speaking Competition took place at OLSP on Monday 27 February. Our competitors were S2 girls Davina Turner and Marie Conte. Both girls are an excellent new addition to our debating team and will be formidable competitors in the future.

Scottish Teenage Book Prize 2017
This year all five WD secondary schools are taking part in the Scottish Teenage Book Prize through their school libraries. Ms Matheson?s S3 English class took on the challenge for CHS along with our own S1/2 library book group. Each pupil involved had to read the three shortlisted novels and vote for their own personal favourite. The books selected this year were The Last Soldier by Keith Gray, Silverskin by Joan Lennon, and Black Cairn Point by Claire McFall.

S1 Scottish IDL
As part of our Scottish IDL, S1 pupils have been learning all about Scottish history. In English, S1 were working co-operatively to study Scottish poems. In Music, pupils listened to Scottish music and composed their own piece. Physical Education introduced a new unit of work which focused on the history of Golf and pupils participated both in practical and theory lessons.

You Tube Channel
Check out CHS You Tube Channel here. New uploads include our school talent show and the Christmas Concert. Congratulation to our Talent show winner Thomas Lawrence.


Newsletter
Catch up on all the news and gossip from Clydebank High School. Download our December newsletter here.


Technologies IDL
Pupils in S3 came off timetable to carry out their technologies IDL project. IDL is a planned approach to learning, which uses links across different subjects or disciplines to enhance learning. Pupils visited Business Studies, Computing Science, Home Economics and Technical. Each department created a fun filled lesson full of practical and engaging, team building tasks. Lessons took the form of Programming using Microbits in Computing Science, baking shortbread in Home Economics, Marketing and Costing in Business Studies and design and production of a basket to hold the shortbread in Technical. Initial feedback suggests pupils have enjoyed their experience, gaining new skills and knowledge.

Jupiter Art land Sculpture Park
On 13th October; Higher ART & DESIGN students had a great opportunity to visit Jupiter Art land Sculpture Park, near Edinburgh. This free workshop allowed students to see sculptures in their natural setting. Land artist; Charles Jenks grass forms were unusual and reminded students of telly tubby land!!! In contrast the surreal bronze sculptures of five lost looking Victorian girls; by artist ; Laura Ford spooked our students!!! After lunch; students were inspired to make their own mini sculpture using clay?the only problem was transporting them back home!!! Well done to all involved!


We are very pleased our senior pupils have been invited to apply to the Titan Engineering Trust again this year. This trust offers funding to a successful pupil who goes on to study an Engineering discipline at either Glasgow or Strathclyde university. Some S6 pupils have already given me a note of interest and I would encourage any more pupils applying to these courses to speak with me. For more information about the trust please visit their website

National Poetry Day
To celebrate National Poetry Day the school library set up a ?make your own poem? board where pupils could create and change their own poems as often as they liked throughout the day. Pupils who visited the library on Thursday were encouraged to write a short poem on a post-it note which S6 library assistants then made into a ?Message in a bottle? display for the library?s poetry books. In conjunction with the English department the library also set up poetry postcard classes where S1 pupils wrote messages to S6 pupils, and S5 pupils wrote their messages to S2 pupils. The library also organised a postcard exchange for staff members who were given the opportunity to send a positive message to any other member of staff during National Poetry Day itself.

S2 Orienteering at Mugdock Country Park
What started as a wet and horrible morning cleared to become a dry bright day. Pupils had a fantastic time using their new map reading skills to find their way round the basic orienteering course at Mugdock Country Park. Some groups really went for the prize and scorched round the course in record beating time. Others decided to go at a more leisurely pace and enjoy the route and scenery along the way. Well done to everyone who took part!

National 5 River Trips
Our National 5 pupils each spent a day out of school exploring different parts of the River Gryffe. This allowed pupils to work in teams using fieldwork techniques to collect river data. This information will be used to produce the N5 assignments which are an important part of the N5 exam. We were really lucky with the weather and with the exception of some soggy wellies only day 3 pupils seemed to want to be soaking wet all day. It turns out that the water in the River Gryffe is REALLY cold! What a bunch of crazies!!

Youtube Channel
The media club have been working extremely hard over the past week to upload more videos showcasing the talented pupils of Clydebank High School. Check it out here.

 

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