BLISS Charity - Non School Uniform
Congratulation to pupils and staff at Clydebank High for raising a fantastic £1015 for the charity BLISS. Bliss is a charity for premature and sick babies and also supports families who have unfortunately suffered loss. The school believes in teaching young people that they have a responsibility, not only to do their best academically, but also to contribute to their community so it places great emphasis on understanding their role in society, particularly their local community. Once again, the pupils have done the school proud!

September Weekend
School will close at 3.00pm Thursday 21 September and re-open Tuesday 26 September at 8.50am.

Paris 2018
Pupils in the senior phase will be setting off to Paris for a French and Photography trip run by Ms Young, Mrs McGoldrick and Mr McCluskey. This is the first time this trip has taken place in Clydebank High School. Pupils will get the chance to visit Euro Disney, the Eiffel Tower and other tourist attractions. While there, students will be able to practice their French and learn new photography skills. Read more...

Health and Wellbeing
Pupils from S6 have volunteered to help promote Health and Wellbeing across the school. Learning about Health and Wellbeing in school ensures that young people develop the knowledge and understanding and skills, they need for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future. Pupils will will now be involved in delivering year group assemblies and assist staff in the delivery of HWB in the school. They will very soon be working with S1 in the delivery of substance abuse. Read more...

WDC Maths Competition
Congratulations to Ronan Paterson, Lucy Greenlees, Emma MacLeod and Andrew Neilson who represent the school in the WDC Learning Community Maths competition as part of Maths Week Scotland. Pupils competed against other schools in the authority in a variety of difficult mathematical activities which included mental maths, brain teasers and hot seat.

Lucy from S1 was very impressed with the event and enjoyed every minute, commenting: “I really enjoyed the maths competition and being part of a team. I hope the council run another event in the future”.

WW1 Battlefield Tour 2018
During 2018, pupils in S2, S3 and the Senior Phase have the opportunity to visit the World War One battlefields of Belgium and France. They will be the fourth group from Clydebank High School to embark on this special journey. Over the course of a week they will visit the battlefields of Ypres, the Somme, Loos and Arras as well as memorials at Thiepval, Black Watch Corner, Vimy Ridge and the Menin Gate. To find out more, or to book a place on the visit, please speak to Mr Hamilton in the History Dept as soon as possible. Please note: The visit is open to all pupils, regardless of whether or not they study History.

Pupils from Clydebank High School will be putting their own twist on the international smash hit musical Hairspray. Set in 1962 at the height of racial segregation in Baltimore, the musical sees Tracy Turnblad defy prejudice and endeavour to dance her way onto national television.

Clydebank High School’s take on the production will feature hit songs Welcome to the 60s, You Can't Stop the Beat, The Nicest Kids in Town and more.

Auditions for Hair Spray will take place on the following dates:

Wednesday 20th September for main cast
Thursday 21st September for other
No auditions for choir

Scottish Apprenticeship Show
31 pupils attended the Scottish Apprenticeship Show with Mrs Young on Tuesday 5th September at the Royal Concert Hall. An apprenticeship is a great way for young people to earn while they learn and get ahead in their careers. The Scottish Apprenticeship Show offered a unique opportunity for young people and the nation's top employers to come together face to face in a lively and friendly environment. Scotland's key employment categories were represented giving pupils information from a career in engineering and manufacturing to media and communications.

There was be something for everyone. Our pupils were able to ask questions and get answers to make informed choices about their future. Some comments from pupils after the show… “I found it very useful to show us places we can apply for an apprenticeship” Dylan S4 “The trip was good if your career was there, I found the army one interesting” Liam S4 “ I found this trip useful and would love to go again” Samantha S5

S4 Settling
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S4 pupils Settling Into Senior Phase

After School Detention
As part of a review of the school’s, Steps to Success, Discipline Policy we are updating our detention system. In an attempt to reduce the number of exclusions, we are introducing after school detention for any pupil who fails to complete lunchtime departmental detention. Parents will be informed if their child has missed departmental detention and the pupil will complete the after school detention the following day. This after school detention will mean your child will remain in school for an additional 20 minutes at the end of the school day. This will be staffed by the Senior Management Team. Read more...

Police Scotland Youth Volunteers
Constable Craig Brown from Police Scotland Youth Volunteers (PSYV) visited the school today. Highlighting how pupils can get involved with the programme. The Police Scotland Youth Volunteers Programme gives young people aged 13 – 18, an insight into policing in Scotland and inspires them to participate positively in their communities. Read more...
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

Prom 2017
The impressive Boclair House was the host for this year’s prom. Our pupils celebrated in style and both boys and girls were striking in their attire. An exciting night was had by everyone. Both staff and pupils celebrated in style throughout the evening with a meal and finishing with live entertainment. We say goodbye to nearly two hundred senior pupils who are moving on to the next phase of their lifelong learning journey.

More images here

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 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.

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...

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

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.

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!

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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