Santa Dash Tuesday 19th December!

Santa Dash
Pupils will take part in a 5K Santa Dash on Tuesday 19 December to rasie money for the Beatson Cancer Charity. We are hoping pupils and staff will respond to this and raise significant funds through our collective efforts. Staff and pupils are very welcome to participate or donate via 'just giving' if you would prefer.

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The annual Music Department Christmas Concert takes place this year at 7pm on Tuesday 19th December. Come along and enjoy hearing our talented musicians in a varied programme of musical performances.



School will close for the Christmas Holidays Thursday 21 December at 2.30pm and reopen Monday 8 January at 8.50am. Staff and pupils would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy, healthy and properous New Year

CHS360 Christmas Party
Pupils from S1 CHS360 organised and ran a Christmas Party for retired relative and residents of the local care homes. Pupils prepared light refreshments and entertainment which included carol singing, bingo and other fun games. Residents and family members enjoyed joining in the festive fun.

SCQF Framework
Clydebank High School teachers and pupils became fully trained SCQF ambassadors. The framework provided by the SCQF team raises awareness of the steps that can be taken both academically and vocationally in order to achieve our goals. It also helps pupils to make informed choices of next steps within school. Look out for SCQF leaflets in parent reports, our information stalls at parents night and keep up to date with our twitter page for SCQF updates.

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Uniform Competition
Competition Time! Create a poster to promote school uniform across the school with the emphasis on school ties! Posters can be completed manually or electronically and must be submitted before the Christmas break. Posters can be submitted to any member of the senior pupil leadership team. Good Luck!

House Structure
One of the main issues that the Senior Pupil Leadership Team (SPLT) at Clydebank High School were asked to work on this year is house identity. Here, after coming up with some short term solutions, we thought it would benefit pupils in coming years if we were to rebrand the houses with a fresh system. After positive reactions from the Senior Management Team (SMT), we have decided to conduct some research into other peoples views before making our final proposal. This includes the pupils of CHS, parents and carers, as well as the wider community.

Please take 5 minutes to complete a survey on this matter.

Anthony Nolan Trust Visit
Offers from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service (SFRS) visited Clydebank High School to recruit potential stem cell donors for Anthony Nolan, a charity working to find life-saving matches for patients suffering from blood cancers such as leukaemia.

Whenever a patient with blood cancer or a blood disorder needs a lifesaving stem cell transplant, the trust search the register, looking for someone who’s a genetic match for that patient.

More than 60 pupils signed up to register! This was particularly significant as it meant that the total number of registered donors, coming from the partnership between and Anthony Nolan and The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service, hit the 10000!

Another piece of good news was that the partnership between SFRS and Anthony Nolan has just had its 26th match! Great news for someone!

To find out how you can join the Anthony Nolan donor register, or for more information on what is involved in donating bone marrow, visit: www.anthonynolan.org

P7 Visits
Pupils from our feeder primary schools visited Clydebank High School for their first High School visit
on Tuesday 21 November and Thursday 23 November.

Pupils participated in literacy and numeracy activities along with our STEMS and Literacy ambassadors.

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Adult Learning
West Dunbartonshire Council and West College Scotland are offering a number of FREE courses aimed at adult learners across the local area. Our next intake of courses - which start in January - are a great chance to learn new skills. Download leaflet.

Young Scot Card
The Young Scot National Entitlement Card is available free of charge to everyone aged 11-25 living in Scotland. Use it for money off the things you love, exclusive rewards, proof of age and much more. Pupils are required to have a Young Scot Card to purchase food in our school canteen. Pupils who require a photograph upgrade can use the following link.

Aura Brass Visit
Aura Brass visited the Clydebank High School on Wednesday 22 November to give a performance and workshop to an audience of S1 and S2 pupils, brass pupils from CHS and a group of brass players from Kilbowie Primary School. The audience enjoyed a fantastic show.

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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. Recently, there has been a strong emphasis on uniform standards across the school, with the focus originally on jeans and trousers. The focus on trousers continues to be successfully tackled by the staff, however, the Pupil Leadership Team have decided to focus on another aspect: Ties. Read more...

Senior Ties are £7
Junior Ties are £6

Photography in Paris September 2017
On the 27th of September 2017, 22 senior pupils and 3 teachers set off to Paris for a French/Photography trip. They got the chance to visit the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Champs-Elysees, Euro Disney and many museums. The trip was very successful as pupils behaved well and represented the school.

Check out their fantastic images here.

Supported Study 2017
Supported study is now up and running within the school. Supported Study classes aim to give you some additional support to your preparations before your prelims and exams. Please encourage your child to take up the opportunity of participating in our supported study programme. Download timetable.


December Well Being Event
There will be a Health and Well Being Festive decoration event. Pupils can relax and create some festive decorations in Pupil and Family Support. The event will take place Wednesday 13th December from 3pm. Speak to Ms Thumath for more details.

Springboard Futurechef Competition
on Thursday 5th October 2017, ten pupils from S1 to S3 pupils took part in Clydebank High School’s ‘school heat’ of the FutureChef cookery competition. 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 wonderful, healthy, colourful and well presented. The judges, Miss Nicolson and Mrs Thomson had a difficult challenge on their hands making the final decision of the winner. After much debating, the winner of the school heat was announced as Arianna Aitken of S3. Arianna produced a dish of spicy chicken enchilada’s with sweet potato fries. Arianna will now take part in the ‘local final’ in Glasgow West College on Wednesday 29th November. Good luck Arianna, and well done to all those who took part. More picture here!


Family Opportunities Hub
Clydebank High School Family Opportunities Hub is a new project within the school which was esablished to help parent gain extra information about new learning opportunities, benefit advice, job searching and losts more. Leaflet.


UCAS
The Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) is a UK-based organisation whose main role is to operate the application process for British universities.

Changes

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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...


National Poetry Day
CHS Library once again celebrated National Poetry Day, on the 28th of September, with several poetic activities to get our pupils’ creative juices flowing. Mrs Chambers encouraged all pupils using the library on Thursday to create poems on our Velcro Poetry Board, construct their own poetry by blacking out words from novels, and take part in discussions on this year’s theme Freedom. Our pupils enthusiastically got involved in all the activities, particularly the S6 pupils who engaged in thought provoking debates before creating their own work. Members of staff were also asked to give one word or phrase which described freedom to them, which pupils are currently in the process of turning into poems.

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!

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.



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...

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.

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.

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...

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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