Summer Holidays School will close at 1pm on Friday 28 June for the summer holidays and reopen Monday 19 August at 8.50am. We would like to take this opportunity to wish all pupils and staff a safe and happy summer holiday.
Chef Gary MacLean visits Clydebank High School On Thursday 20th June, S4 Hospitality pupils had the opportunity of a lifetime when Masterchef: The Professional's winner and Executive Chef 'Gary MacLean' came to visit them here at the school.
Gary spent the afternoon inspiring the pupils with his wealth of knowledge and culinary experience and giving them tips on how to be successful.
He then demonstrated two outstanding dishes 'Pan seared loin of venison, raw spiced and caramelised cauliflower, oats, nuts and brambles' followed by 'Chocolate fondant pudding with strawberry compote'. The pupils were given the chance to taste the food made by the award-winning chef with many of them commenting that it was the best food they had ever tasted.
This experience will live with our pupils forever and has given many of them a clear direction for their career. Gary is Executive Chef within the 'Faculty of Hospitality and Leisure' at Glasgow City College and the pupils had the opportunity to find out what further education courses were on offer there. We are very grateful to Gary and his team for supporting our pupils at the school and continuing to inspire the next generation of young chef's.
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Get well soon 'Doc' Pupils and staff turned out in style in support of Dr Simpson who is once again receiving treatment for Leukaemia.
The school wanted to send a strong message of support as he embarks on a long summer of chemotherapy treatment.
The entire school formed a human cross. The photos speak for themselves.
Dr Simpson is very much in our thoughts.
CHS Awards Ceremony The CHS awards ceremony committee would love to find out your thoughts on the recent award ceremonies this year. We are open to any suggestions you may have on how we can improve.
Please could you take a few minutes to complete the survey in this link.
Many thanks on behalf of the committee.
Digital School Awards Clydebank High School have been rewarded for their efforts to integrate digital technology across the curriculum.
Digital Schools Award programme was developed to support, encourage and recognise schools in their efforts to integrate digital technology across the curriculum. Schools awarded Digital School status will demonstrate, among other things, the presence of a whole school digital strategy, evidence of how digital technology is being used to improve learning, and a commitment to ongoing professional learning for teachers.
STEM Club Achievement On Friday 31st May our S1/S2 STEM Club took part in the BAE Systems "Propel!" competition where our pupils had to design and manufacture a steam boat. The competition tested the boats ability to travel a distance using only steam power as well as its ability to withstand waves. The hard work and determination our pupils put into the competition was highlighted through their success of winning first place. Pupils were presented with a trophy and £250 Amazon vouchers to spend on STEM resources. Fantastic achievement for our STEM Club, massive well done to all involved!
School Blazers 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.
21st June – 3pm and 4pm 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.
Primary 7 Transition
Our feeder primary schools visited the high school on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June to enjoy some taster lessons and meet some new teachers and other staff. The morning began with a welcome from our Senior Leadership Team and then straight into lessons to focus their learning around a wide range of subjects in school. Pupils enjoyed a variety of lessons from Art, Computing Science, English, Mathematics, Technical and Physical Education.
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We look forward to welcoming all P7 pupils after the summer.
Sports Day & Breakfast
All pupils from S2 were delighted to receive a delicious and nutritious breakfast during period 1 on Wednesday 22 May. Clydebank High School is committed to raising awareness of health and wellbeing throughout the school. A selection of healthy snacks which included wholemeal bagels, fruit and yogurts, were served to all S2. View more pictures here.
Pupils from S2-S4 took part in their annual sports event. This included variety of activities such as, javelin, 100 metres, 200 metres, high jump and long jump. The finals for our sports event will take place Friday 31 May. View more pictures here.
Primary 7 Transition
Clydebank High School will welcome our feeder primary schools on Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th May.
This includes lessons in Maths, English, Science, Music, Art, Spanish and Technology.
The visit allows our P7 pupils the chance to begin to experience what life is like at High School and to meet some of our teachers.
An information evening for parents was held on 14th May. The powerpoint slides used can be viewed here and the Moving on booklet which has been issued to P7 parents can be viewed here.
The dates of the School of Excellence Open sessions are:
Basketball - Monday 3rd & 10th June (4.00pm - 5.00pm)
Netball - Tuesday 4th & 11th June (4.00pm - 5.00pm)
Dance - Wednesday 5th & 12th June (3.30pm - 4.30pm)
Bloodhound Challenge On Friday 10th May, 60 S2 Design and Manufacture pupils took part in the Bloodhound Challenge. Working together in teams in their Technical classes, pupils designed, manufactured and raced model rocket cars. Well done to all pupils involved! Overall winners were Team Electroz who won the CHS competition with an impressive speed of 84.24MPH! A big thank you to West College Scotland staff for supporting this event and for their help on the day.
Business Studies Funraising
Event Throughout Mental Health Awareness Week, Clydebank High School's Business Department were busy raising money for SAMH, the Scottish Association for Mental Health. Our innovative second years organised and ran a successful event which raised a fantastic £330 in only 45 minutes over lunch time.
Pupils had bake sales, raffle, sponge the teacher and
Clydebank High would like to thank Clydebank FC, Nando's and Krispy Kreme for their input in offering prizes and snacks.
Espacios Increibles IDL project
The group today attended Strathclyde University for the final and presented their design to a full lecture theatre of pupils, staff and judges…speaking in SPANISH!!
5 schools were involved in the IDL project (CHS, St Thomas Aquinas Sec, St Peter the Apostle, St Matthew's Academy and St Margaret Mary's Sec) working in partnership with SCILT and the Department of Architecture at the University of Strathclyde. Pupils were tasked with working in a group to design and pitch an 'Amazing Space' for a Latin American location (Bolivia or Chile), using their Spanish and Design & Technology skills. Our pupils were outstanding in terms of their efforts and commitment throughout the project, their idea was creative and unique, their Spanish was fantastic during the presentation and their conduct at the final today was exemplary! We are extremely proud of everyone involved!
Computing Science Microsoft
On Monday 15th April 30 Computing Science and Games Design pupils visited the Microsoft headquarters in Edinburgh. Pupils were given information on career paths within Microsoft with 3 young interships leading the presentation. After gaining information about university internships pupils were given the chance to view and use the brand new technology of mixed reality using the Hololens. Read more here about Microsoft Hololens.
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.
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
Health and Wellbeing
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...
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...
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