Holiday Weekend
School will close at 3pm Thursday 25 May and reopen Tuesday 30 May at 8.50am. We hope you enjoy the long weekend.

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...


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.


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.


CHS Sports Day
Our annual sports day will take place Tuesday 30 June and Wednesday 31 June. All pupils from S2 - S4 will take part.

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.


Survey
Can you please take 5 minutes to complete the following surveys:
Careers
Senior Phase Personalisation and Choice
UCAS
Pastoral Care/Pupil Support
S1 personalisation and Choice


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.


SQA Exams
Senior pupils will stop for exam leave Tuesday 2 May. Please note that a copy of the actual SQA timetable can be found here. Good Luck to all pupils with their continued revision and exam preparation. Pupils are welcome to come into school to study privately during Study Leave.
Full school uniform must be worn at all time.

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.

S3 Profiling
S3 pupils are expected to complete a profile to record their achievements and self-evaluate their learning. This should be completed before 30/01/2017 and e-mailed to mary.pimley@ourcloud.buzz Please find attached a help booklet and profiling sheet for your convenience.


School Uniform
Please ensure your son/daughter is correctly kitted out with the approprate uniform.

For full uniform information click here.

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.


Springboard Futurechef Competition
On Wednesday 12th October thirteen S1 to S3 pupils took part in Clydebank High School?s ?school heat? of the FutureChef cookery competition. This was a first for Clydebank High and pupils were asked to design a hot main course and cook it for two people within a one hour time period. The food served was delicious and pupils pulled out the stops, giving the judges (Miss Nicolson and Mrs Thomson) a tough decision to make. Read more....

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

Questionnaire
Bullying occurs once every seven minutes. That means that while you complete this questionnaire, it is likely that at least one bullying incident will have occurred. Please take 5 minutes to complete the following questionnaires:

Bullying questionnaire ? parents

Bullying questionnaire ? pupils

Bullying questionnaire ? staff

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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