Spring Break 2021
Our pupils have wowed us once again with their resilience and enthusiasm on their return to school, they have all worked incredibly hard over the past three weeks, so well done to everyone. It is now time for a well earnt rest for staff and pupils.
School will close Thursday 01 April at 2.30pm and reopen on Monday 19 April at 8.50am. We would like to wish all of our staff, students and their families a very safe and relaxing Easter break!
When we return after Easter, all children will follow their normal timetable Monday to Friday.
Senior Assessment Information
Assessments are scheduled to run from Monday 26th April - Friday 11th June. These
assessments are an additional opportunity to collect evidence that will support the creation
of provisional grades. It should be noted that pupils will complete assessment mainly
during timetabled class time, however, for subjects with larger presentation numbers pupils
may need to be extracted from class to sit an assessment.
There will be no study leave
during this time and pupils should attend their timetabled classes throughout.
S6 NPA Legal Studies
We are excited to announce that the S6 NPA Legal Studies class will be joined by Lord Reed (President of the U.K. Supreme Court) via Webex on Wednesday 12 May.
During the session, Lord Reed will chat about his incredible career in law as well as answering questions put to him by pupils from the senior class.
Skills Development Scotland’s Parent and Carers Research
Skills Development Scotland would like to know what parents and carers think about Scotland’s careers services.
Feedback from the parent and carer survey will be shared with partner organisations.
Enter the SDS parent and carer survey on careers services HERE.
The survey will close at 5pm on 31 May 2021
The aim of this research is to ask parents and carers about their awareness and use of Skills Development Scotland services and how they talk to their child about careers. This information will allow SDS to better understand the needs of parents & carers and to better shape our services. The questions should take around 10 minutes to complete.
Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is the national skills body, we provide:
Career information, advice and guidance in every state secondary school in Scotland
Career information, advice and guidance in our career centres across Scotland
My World of Work, our careers website
My Kid’s Career, our website for parents and carers providing information to help you support your child with career choices
Apprenticeships.scot, our website on apprenticeship opportunities in Scotland.
Youth Philanthropy Initiative There is a post on our S1-S3 classrooms with a brief lesson and an opportunity to promote a local charity’s good work addressing social issue concerns in and around Clydebank. Funded by the Wood Foundation our partnership with the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) means the best presented story will win £3000 for their charity. Please support your young person to produce a creative presentation of a local charities work and impact in our community. Note that only Charities focused on supporting issues affecting people will be considered. Animal wellbeing charities for this opportunity are not eligible.
YPI is the biggest independent initiative being delivered in Scottish education. Each school is responsible for directing a grant of £3000 to a local charity championed by its students through a unique programme of teamwork, research, and competition.
Learners of the Week (Week 6) Congratulations to our learners of the week.
We are very pleased with all nominations entered by parents/carers! Well done to all pupils working extremely hard with their home learning.
My Friends Youth Resilience At Clydebank High School we understand how important it is with providing interventions for pupils mental health and wellbeing.
At Clydebank High School we deliver a programme called My Friends Youth RESILIENCE delivered by a trained facilitator and licensee holder.
The resilience programme is delivered to pupils in a small group setting over a 12 week periods 1 period a week with 2 boosters sessions 8 weeks after the programme is complete The programme equips young people with coping skills, build confidence and self-esteem with various tools and techniques. On course completion the pupils will receive a graduation certificate.
- Awareness About Brain Development During Youth
- Learning about parts of the brain which produce (Fight , Flight , Freeze) and how stress affects our body
- Try to be aware of feelings and how to regulate negative feelings
- Relaxation techniques
- Introduction to helpful thoughts and how to change unhelpful thinking to helpful thinking
- Thoughts, Feelings, Behaviour Pathway
- Using Thoughts to Change Feelings
- Exploring Solutions and Coping Step Plans
- Being Aware of Your Thoughts
- Creating a Coping Step Plan
- Role Models
- Skills for Happy Relationships
- Resilience Graduation Certificate
SQA is committed to ensuring that
your 2021 results are fair and enable
you to continue in education or move
on to employment or training.
My SQA MySQA gives you online access to your results.
Once you sign up, you can choose to receive
your results by text message or email.
To stay up to date on
National Qualifications in 2021,
Remote Learning Online learning will begin from 9am on Monday, via Google classrooms and our
campus@wdc platform and schools will contact you with details. As with the
previous closure of schools last year, anyone who requires support during this time
or access to equipment should contact their Headteacher at the school/ELCC by
telephone or email.
To support you and
your child in terms of maintaining good healthy routines during this current
lockdown period, we will be delivering online learning as per the school timetable.
Young people can check in with their teachers as per their own daily timetable
schedules. Classes will begin at 9.00am and conclude at 3.50pm on a Monday and
Tuesday and 3.00pm on a Wednesday-Friday. As well as curricular learning, there
will also be opportunities for breaks and the chance to make good use of any free
time available. This should continue to be a key focus for all young people to
support positive health and wellbeing during these challenging times. A good
healthy routine will support all young people over these next few weeks and
beyond as necessary and I would ask for your full support in ensuring that your
child works only to the school day timescale.
Scholar is now available for all pupils in S3 - S6.
Scholar is an online courses for Scotland's schools and colleges. Scholar offer 37 online courses aligned to the SQA curriculum at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level. Each course draw on the knowledge and experience of teachers and lecturers working in Scottish schools and colleges to develop the course materials.
New video- Information for Parents and Carers
Many parents and carers are curious about online learning, and would like to find out more about resources that can be used to enliven at-home learning.
To give parents and carers a sense of the variety of engaging activities available, SCHOLAR have produced a new 3 minute video, “Information for Parents and Carers”, aimed, primarily, at parents and carers of learners in S3-S6.
E-Sgoil continue to offer online support sessions for a number of N5, Higher and Advanced Higher Classes. Details can be found here.
*Please email Mr Hand if you require your Glow username and password.
Education & Skills Committee
On Tuesday 12 January, two senior pupils (Amelia Dalziel & Mia Moohan) from the Legal Studies class were invited to participate in a focus group for the Education & Skills Committee at the Scottish Parliament. The focus group, conducted via Zoom, involved pupils from across Scotland contributing their thoughts and opinions about education in Scotland as impacted by Covid-19.
Mr Hamilton commented that "it is important young peoples' voices are heard in the current situation, and this opportunity from the Scottish Parliament was a positive one". Mia, speaking after the meeting, said that "being involved in the focus group was a great experience and a real chance for us to voice opinions and discuss the current situation". And Amelia said "being involved in the focus group was an amazing opportunity to not only share our own opinions, but also to hear about the experiences of others".
Parent Pay (School Shop) Clydebank High School operate a cashless system using theParent Pay online facility.
The site is a flexible and secure web application which allows parents to make online payments for all their child’s school items, including meals, trips, clubs and uniform..
The School shop is now set up. We will now longer be taking cash at the school office for items. All payments must be paid via parentpay.
Heritage Ambassadors The Heritage Ambassador scheme at CHS was officially launched on Friday 18 September, when the senior pupils involved for 2020/21 participated in a local history tour. As part of the tour they visited various locations relevant to the history of Clydebank, including the memorial to the Clydebank Blitz and the site of the former John Brown’s shipyard.
The role of a CHS Heritage Ambassador is to promote and preserve the heritage of Clydebank High School and its connections with the local/national community. In previous years this has included supporting the work of organisations such as the Commonwealth War Graves Commission, Poppy Scotland, Old CHS and Erskine Hospital for Veterans (to name a few).
Senior Leadership Team The head boy/girl and house captains have been awarded a role of responsibility and trust. They will manage the house teams, undertake ambassadorial duties, be aspiring role models, represent the voice of the pupils and much more.