This year’s Christmas concert saw a huge variety of high-quality music being performed by a wide range of pupils and staff to a very appreciative audience. It was a wonderful evening filled with a true festive spirit with performances from the school’s orchestra and Choir.

School closes at 2.30pm Friday 19th December 2014 and will reopen 8.50am on Monday 5th January 2015. Staff and pupils of Clydebank High School would like to wish all our families and friends a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Click here to view a Christmas Special Newsletter.

Includem
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to all the pupils, families and friends of Clydebank High School who supported the Includem Christmas Appeal. Representatives from the Charity collected donations from the School yesterday and were overwhelmed by your generosity and goodwill. Thank you for helping to spread some cheer at this festive season.
Prelim Timetable 2015
Senior prelims will start Monday 26th January. You can find the prelim timetable here. Remember to attend all supported study and lunchtime revision classes throughout the month of January.

Supported Study Programme
We offer pupils an extensive and impressive range of ‘out of hours activities’ here at Clydebank High School, which forms our Supported Study programme. By taking part in these activities, pupils can actually improve their grades.

S5 Supported Study Programme

S6 Supported Study Programme

Sponsored Fast
A number of S1 pupils worked hard to raise money from members of the local Clydebank community for a sponsored Fast. The Fast took place for a whole day in June this year. The pupils did without food for the school day and were invited to come to An RME classroom at lunchtime, to listen to a guest speaker, Anne Strang, from Save the Children Fund. Anne explained what this organisation does to help children in need around the world, and how the sponsorship money would be spent. She gratefully received a cheque for £291.00. I stressed to the pupils that they have contributed to saving lives and should be very proud of themselves.

S1 & S3 Homework Questionnaire
Homework is seen as a valuable resource for teaching, allowing pupils to practice, and in doing so, learn the unit material. Please could you complete the survey below.

Homework Survey
Book Week
Clydebank High school celebrated Book Week Scotland with all S1, 2 and 3 pupils taking part in Readathon and staff decorating their doors and dressing up as book characters. It was a huge amount of fun and generated a lot of discussion about favourite books and hopefully gave pupils ideas about books they may not have read before or reminding them of books they may have loved when they were younger.

Here are some of the highlights!
Booxfactor Event
As part of WDC Libraries annual Booxfactor Event, Clydebank High pupils have recently been lucky enough to attend two author visits in the school library.

All the pupils involved in both visits greatly enjoyed the experience, with some being inspired to write more of their own creative material, and others choosing to borrow the authors’ books to further their reading. As ever, our pupils were a credit to their school, contributed wholeheartedly, and were polite and enthusiastic during both events.

Technologies IDL
S3 recently took part in the Coca Cola Real Business Challenge as part of the Technologies IDL. Their brief was to create a new healthy drink which represented one of the nations taking part in the 2015 Special Olympics. The pupils formed company groups comprising students from each of the 4 Technology subjects.

The winner will now be entered into a national competition to compete with schools from all over Scotland. Good luck!

S2 Drop-In Surgery
You should have recently received a full report from the school for your child. On Monday evening, 1st December, 2 members of the SMT will be holding a drop-in surgery in the conference room between 6-7 pm to allow you the opportunity to ask any questions at all about Curriculum For Excellence. We held an Information Evening last year for this purpose, so this is an opportunity for you to come for an update. There will be no presentation, just an opportunity to ask questions and discuss any CfE issues. I do hope that some of you will be able to drop in for a chat.

Stewart Young
Ebola Fund Raising
Pupils generously raised £760 for the disaster emergencies funds. The fund raising event was led by our house captains who organised a wear your jeans day. Thank you to all staff and pupils for supporting this event.

Pila 2015
Clydebank High School’s Pila Committee are returning to the slops of Pila, Italy during the month of March 2015. Pila has a bewitching natural landscape with a magnificent view sweeping the Alps, from Mont Blanc to Monte Rosa and the Matterhorn.

Visit or Facebook page for more information.

Engineering Industry Event
Pupils are being offered a fantastic opportunity to engage with key engineering firms to take part in an engineering activity, gain careers advice and talk to college and university all in one place during one event...all of the information you could possibly need to make an informed career decision is right in front of you! This event is open to S5 and S6 pupils interested in pursuing a career in engineering.

Location: St Peter the Apostle High School
Date: Wednesday 26 November 2014
Time: 2.30pm - 5.00pm

Remembrance Week
On Sunday 9th November, a group of pupils along with Mr Hamilton were invited to represent the school at the University of Glasgow’s Remembrance Service in the Bute Hall. The service paid tribute to all those in the armed forces who have either been killed or injured during active service and featured contributions from speakers such as John Lowrie Morrison OBE (Jolomo) and Reverend Dr Kevin Francis. After the service, a further ceremony was held on the University grounds when a ceremonial parade took place with representatives from the Army, Navy and Royal Air Force marching past the University’s flagpole.
Special Edition Newsletter - Malawi
Check out this months special edition of our newsletter. Novembers newsletter includes pictures, personal stories and detail of how Clydebank High pupils and staff supported various charities using the money raised throughout the year.

P7 Visit

Our feeder primary schools visited the High School on Thursday 30th and Friday 31st. Pupils took part in Social Subjects, Science and Practical Classes. We look forward to welcoming them back after the Christmas holidays. View the images here.
WW1 Memorial Book
S5 pupils along with Mr Hamilton are still busy working away on the production of a ‘Clydebank High Memorial Book’ which will be a tribute to those with relatives in our school community who served during World War One. The book is expected to be ready in time for Christmas and all profits from the sale of the book will be donated to Erskine. During October, some of the pupils involved in creating the memorial book were invited to Your Radio to be interviewed by Gary Pews (News Correspondent) and also to take part in the Gary Marshall drive-time show. The visit was a fantastic experience for Beth Bowers, Morgan Henry, Gemma Gibney and Sophie Lawlor who went along with Mr Hamilton.


Erskine Christmas Cracker
On Thursday 13th November, a group of S5 pupils volunteered their time at the annual Erskine Christmas Cracker Event at Ingliston Country Club. During the event, which was held in the evening, pupils manned stalls, sold raffle tickets and guided visitors between the various attractions. The pupils involved were Gemma Gibney, Danielle Barbour, Sophie Lawlor, Holly Stanley, Morgan Henry, Ruth McKechnie, Erin McLeod, Caitlin Hamilton and Shannon Milmine.
Halloween Disco
This years Halloween Disco was a spooktacular success with many pupils getting into the spirit of the event by dressing up. Check out the pictures here.
S1 Homework Club
We are planning to start an S1 Homework Club on Wednesday 29th October. The club will meet once a week on a Wednesday from 3pm - 4pm in the School Library.


S4 Information Evening
The presentation from the S4 Parents Infortmation Evening can be viewed here. Users without Powerpoint can also view the presentation by using the following link.

 

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