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New course on offer to S6 pupils Practical Cake Craft National 5 – if you want to improve your practical skills in cake baking and cake decoration/finishing or want a career path in this field of work or would just like a course to enjoy and have fun in for your last year of study in high school then this is the course for you. For More details see Miss Nicolson in Home Economics.

Check out Clydebank High Schools new YouTube channel. Pupils from the CHS Media club have being learning new skills to promote good news stories across the school. Check it out here!

February Weekend
School will close Thursday 4 February at 3pm and reopen Wednesday 10 February at 8.50am.

Rights Respecting School Award – Level 2
CHS are delighted to inform you that the school has been awarded the Level 2 Rights Respecting School Award.Clydebank High School is the first school in WDC to gain level 2 and this is due to the leadership of the programme by Ms Bain and everyone involved in the steering group. This is also a credit to all staff who continually support and promote the school’s vision and values and do the very best for the young people of Clydebank High School.

S3 Choices Booklet
Your subject choices can have an impact on what you study at college or university, and what job you go on to in the future. Please read through the S3 choices booklet to help decide the subject choices for you.

S3 Exams
S3 Exams will commence on Thursday 4 February and finish after the February weekend on Friday 12 February. Download the timetable and exam instructions.

Senior Prelims
S5 and S6 Prelims will commence Monday 25 January 2016 until Thursday 4 February 2016. All pupils sitting exams must be in full school uniform.

Prelim Timetable

Preparing for exams document.

Prelim Study Timetable - Pupils are welcome to attend classes for revison during the allocated times. See timetable for more details.

Surviving Exam Stress
It sounds obvious, but revision really is the key to exam success. Being well prepared for your exams is the best way to overcome stress and anxiety, and gives you the best chance of getting the best grades you can.

College Applications 2016
All the local colleges (West College Scotland, Glasgow Clyde, and City of Glasgow etc) will open online applications for August 2016 courses on the week beginning Monday 25th January. Read more...

Christmas Talent Show
A massive well done to everyone who took part in the talent show. Congratulations to Kimberley Allen who won the competition singing the Ella Henderson, Yours. The event raised a massive £700 for various local charities.

Syria Crisis Appeal - Ugly Christmas Jumpers
Pupils and staff looked festive with their Christmas Jumpers and Christmas Theme outfits.

The final total raised was £957.46. We plan to have another event in March, and will present a cheque to Save the children in April.

11,000 children have been killed in Syria and 7.5 million have been affected by the conflict. 2.1 million Syrian children are now refugees, living in overstretched camps, cramped temporary accommodation or on the move.

CHS360 Christmas Party
Our Christmas party was held in the school assembly hall on Tuesday 8th December 2015 (2-3.30pm). There was around 72 guests who came along and there were many activities and entertainment to keep them entertained, such as Bingo, a raffle, cards, music and singing and much more. Read more...
Basketball Team
Congratulations to Clydebank High School’s under 18 basketball team who win their game against Lourdes secondary school. Winning a fabulous 54 – 36. A special well done to Jack Johnstone who achieved Most Valued Player of the game.
Christmas Newsletter
Our monthly newsletter is now available for download. Check out the recent news and gossip from Clydebank Hgh School.

December Newsletter
Pop up photo booth
A group of students from CHS are delighted to announce the arrival of their pop up photobooth. The photobooth, complete with a variety of props, will be open for business on Friday the 11 December. The Young Enterprise Group would like to invite both staff and pupils along to have a fun and get in the festive mood.

1 photo for £1.00
3 photos for £2.00

Drop Everything and Read
CHS library organised an authority wide Drop Everything and Read event for all schools in West Dunbartonshire to celebrate and round up Book Week Scotland. All pupils and staff members participated by stopping whatever they were doing at 10am and reading for 15 minutes. In Technical tools tumbled, in PE apparatus was abandoned, in Home Economics cooking ceased, in Music drums were deserted and in Chemistry formulae forsaken, all in favour of a little light reading. Our pupils and staff greatly enjoyed the chance to sit quietly and read material of their choice, with some pleading to have a whole day instead of just 15 minutes! Thank you to everyone who helped with or took part in all CHS Library activities to celebrate books, reading, and libraries. We hope you all had as much fun as we did!

Mrs Crawford and Mrs Chambers

Click here for more reading.

Check out or pictures from this event!

Caught Reading
17 very brave members of staff agreed to pose for photographs of themselves ‘caught reading’ in a variety of bizarre locations and circumstances across the school. The pictures were then made into posters which were displayed throughout the school and pupils were encouraged to enter a competition to identify each member of staff and their reading material. The winner of the competition was Poppy Grant of 1C1 with runners up Connor Somerville and Alexander Wick of 2C2.

College Information Evening
We have rescheduled the event for Thursday 14th January 2016 – details will follow. Social media will be updated and we shall text message parents in the relevant year groups.
Anti-Bullying at CHS
Clydebank High School aims to be a safe place where young people can learn in an environment where they will be treated with respect. It is our firm belief that no young person should experience any kind of discrimination or bullying behaviour. In order to help us review our policies and procedures towards anti-bullying, we would be most grateful if you could complete the appropriate survey below:

Parents & Carers: Anti-Bullying Survey

Malawi Fundraising Event
Disabled children and their families in Malawi will soon benefit thanks to the fundraising efforts of pupils at Clydebank High School. Pupils took part in a fitness challenge, which involved running round the school track for 1 hour. Pupils also donated £1.00 to participate in non-school uniform. The money raised is a wonderful £1630 with more still to be counted.
Sports Awards 2015
Pupils who excelled in sports across the school and outside of school last session attended an awards ceremony on Friday 18 September. Charlie Henderson was named Player of the year for the U16’s football team along with Darren Wright for the U 14’s team. Special awards were given to Cara Paton for Performing Art and Jack Wilson for football.

For a full list of pupil awards click here.

For more images check out the gallery.
Senior Awards
Our Senior Awards ceremony took place on Thursday 10 September. Pupils, parents and teachers attended this event to congratulate our successful senior pupils. Click here for full list of winners.

Ross McNeil - Senior Dux Award
Cara McBay - S4 Platinum with Distinction Award
Mark Kelly - S5 Platinum with Distinction Award
Read all about it!
Our first news newsletter for the session is now available for download. Check out the latest news and gossip from Clydebank High School

School Uniform
Please ensure your son/daughter is correctly kitted out with the approprate uniform for next session. For school blazers please visit Academy Uniform.

For full uniform information click here.

Reciprocal Teaching
Reciprocal Teaching is a research based method which helps improve children’s reading comprehension. It is effective with all students and has been found to be helpful for young people from nursery to university.

A Guide for Parents to Help Improve Your Childs Reading
A Guide for Parents to Reciprocal Teaching
S1 Information Leaflet

WW1 Battlefields Experience 2015
Between the 2nd May and the 7th May, pupils in S2 and S3 took part in the journey of a lifetime when they visited the World War One battlefields of Belgium & France. Over the course of several days they visited memorials and cemeteries at locations such as Ypres, the Somme, Passchendaele and Festubert. Each day, pupils were guided by an expert historian who taught them a great deal about World War One and the impact it had on the soldiers involved. The whole experience was incredibly emotional as well as educational. On the final evening of the visit, the pupils also held their own private ceremony of remembrance at Buffs Road Cemetery, during which Alistair Bacchetti played a lament on the violin, Kimberley Allen sang a song in tribute to the soldiers of the Great War and Hannah Pert & Hannah Riding recited poems they had each written during the visit.

Lusitania Remembrance
On the 7th May, it will be exactly 100 years since the sinking of the Clydebank built RMS Lusitania. On that day, pupils and staff, joined by special guests will lay a wreath at Queens Quay (the location where the ship was constructed and launched from in 1906) at approx. 3.15pm. To make this event as special as possible, we would be delighted if any parents or members of the local community were able to join us in paying their respects also. For more information, follow the History Dept on Twitter @chs_history or contact Mr Hamilton.

New School Senior-Phase Information
New information on the performance of leavers from S4-S6 has been published on Parentzone Scotland today. This information aims to give parents more information about schools alongside other resources such as school websites and handbooks. The Scottish Government have issued a press release outlining the changes. The new information can be found on all secondary schools in Scotland by visiting Parentzone Scotland.

Attainment at CHS
The SQA results analysis process has now changed. “Insight”, “National Dashboard” and “Virtual Comparator” are 3 of the latest phrases to enter into the vocabulary of teaching staff across Scotland. So, what are they ? I want to start by trying to define these terms because I am really keen that you as parents/carers should understand them, both for this year and for the future.


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