Welcome back everyone!

Unable are the loved to die...

Non-Uniform Day : There was 100% support for our non-uniform day on Friday, 3rd October. The S5 boys who organised the day raised just under £1573.81 (which included donations). A record ! Over and above that, the football tournament at the end of the day, again organised by the same group of boys (and attended by Scott’s parents), raised even more funds, leading to a total of £2418.41. What an amazing achievement ! Huge thanks go to the group of S5 boys who organised events incredibly well. The boys have still to decide how best to spend this money. A decision will be reached after they have had a chance to talk to Scott’s parents.

One-Minute Silence : During the day on Friday we also had a one-minute silence in every classroom in the school at 12.30 p.m. The atmosphere was respectful and dignified.

“Service“ : At the same time there is a group of S5 girls who have prepared a “service” in memory of Scott, which will be held in the school assembly hall at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, 7th October. All of Scott’s friends, who are still pupils at the school, are warmly invited to attend. Scott’s parents will also be there. Huge thanks are due to the girls for all the preparation that they have done. (Please note : This is CHS’s own tribute to Scott, and as such only CHS pupils and staff can attend).

Class Attendance : We owe a huge thanks to everyone who supported us last week, especially the counsellors and chaplains. We have done our best in recent days to organise support for pupils who have been particularly upset. However, as from 6th October, it will be best for everyone to be back in class. Anyone who finds this particularly challenging should speak to their Pastoral Care teacher in the first instance. Parents, please bear this in mind over the next few days.

Funeral Arrangements : Scott’s funeral will be held on Wednesday, 8th October at 3.30 p.m. at Dalnottar. Those people who wish to attend should be seated by 3.15 p.m. Parents, if your child wishes to attend the funeral, please provide them with a note and we will allow them to leave school at the end of period 5. We do need a note from you for this to happen. Please note: there is no organised group going from the school as such. Individuals should make their own arrangements.

Book Of Memories : The school has opened a Book Of Memories in honour of Scott. This is an opportunity for pupils and staff to write down a story or a memory. We will present this book to Scott’s parents after the funeral on Wednesday. Arrangements for making a contribution are as follows :

Monday, 6th October : lunch time in the assembly hall : S5 pupils

Tuesday, 7th October : lunch time in the assembly hall : S4 pupils

Wednesday, 8th October : lunch time in the assembly hall : all others

You and your little Toto too!

There is a trip to see Wicked: The Musical at The Edinburgh Playhouse on Wednesday 17th December. This will be a matinee performance. The tickets are £30 which includes the bus there and back. These are heavily discounted tickets as it is a schools group. There are 48 places available. This trip will be open to all pupils from S1-6 dependent on merits and behaviour..

If you are interested please see Miss Smith in English ASAP

Clydebank High School's Cross Country Team

Congratulations to the S1 pupils who represented our school at the West Dunbartonshire cross country relay event on Friday 19th September. This resulted in a second place for our boys team and a third place for the girls team. Everyone put in a great effort and represented the school admirably.

Important - Pupil feedback required!

Calling all new S1 pupils, the school would like to hear from you and your parents or carers on how you are settling into your new life at Clydebank High.

Pupils and carers both, could you please take a few moments to complete the questionnaires on the following links. Many thanks

S1 Carer questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XNZN2ZM

S1 Pupil questionnaire: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/XXG6S78

Pupil Photos

Please note, parents can go direct to the Tempest website to look at the group photos. ?Unfortunately, you can only view them from the Tempest website, and you must use the order form received from the school to place an order..


Belgium and France World War 1 Trip

On Monday 16th June, a group of 43 pupils and 4 teachers departed Clydebank High School for a very special and emotional visit to the World War One battlefields of Belgium & France. During their time in both countries, they visited lots of different places, including the Thiepval Memorial at the Somme, the Menin Gate in Ieper and Tyne Cot at Passchendaele.

The visit was an incredible experience for both pupils and teachers who were humbled by the opportunity to pay their respects to the countless fallen and missing of the First World War.

After the visit, pupils were given the chance to reflect on the visit and here is what a couple of them had to say:

"In class the number of soldiers who died was just that, a number, but now it is so much more. Now, there are names, there are faces and there are stories behind those names and faces I will never forget." - Holly Stanley (S5)

"The battlefields trip, was an extremely emotional experience - but it is one which will stay with me forever." - Morgan Henry (S5)

Click here to see the photos from the trip

MacMillan Cancer Support Ice Bucket Challenge - The Pupils' Revenge!

On Friday the 29th of August a number of hardy teachers will be accepting the ice-bucket challenge and completing it in front of an audience of charitable pupils. In order to watch this event, pupils (and any non-participating staff) will have to pay 50p which will be donated to a cancer charity.

How you can help: providing your child with the 50p viewing fee will make a big difference to the total we will raise. Also, you could accept this nomination and complete your own ice-bucket challenge! Texting ICE to 70550 donates £3 to MacMillan if you take the challenge yourself, texting FINE to 70550 donates £10 and allows you to give the event a miss! We are also hoping to provide other ways for pupils to get more involved - watch this space for more details.?

Pila S1 - S3 Trip 2015

PILA SKI TRIP 2015 4th March—8th March 2015


Due to the success of previous Ski Trips to Pila, Italy, the CHS Ski Club is starting to prepare for Pila 2015 already! The arrangements are the same as previous years. Our Tour operator will be Ski Supreme who are very well experienced and have an excellent reputation at running Ski Trips for schools.

Costs include: Flight from Scotland to Italy and coach transfer from Clydebank to Airport and resort in Italy. Accommodation in Holiday Express Inn, breakfasts and dinner in Hotel plus hot lunch on the mountain while skiing. Six 2hrs Ski School Sessions taken by qualified Italian Ski School Instructors. Hire of Skis, Poles, Ski Boots and Ski Helmet.

Pupils will need to have their own Ski Clothing ie Ski jacket, salopettes, and gloves but these can be hired from Ski Supreme at reasonable costs

Interested pupils can collect an application form from Mrs McInally Ms Thumath or Mr Rae in Pastoral Care Base OR Mr Chudleigh PE Dept.

Link here to see the latest promotional video

S2 River Trip

S2 had a fantastic day on the River Gryffe using their river fieldwork skills to take a variety of different measurements at 3 locations on the river. The sun shone, wellies were filled with water and a fantastic lunch was scoffed at Kilmacolm.

London Calling... again and again

If you would like to keep up with the to-ings and fro-ings of the CHS pupils who are currently in London, please follow @chs_London2014 on Twitter, where Mr Anderson is posting a constant stream of pithy comment.

Clydebank High hits Amazonia

Our final trip to Amazonia for S1 this session gave us a true taste of the Amazon as temperatures reached almost 30c combined with high humidity. The pupils all agreed that living in the Amazon rainforest would be a challenge. We met all our favourite creatures and gave the snakes and tarantulas a big hug, a high five or just ran away from them to hide in a corner! Well done for being brave S1.

Let's get behind Clydebank High School

Our ever-alert PE teacher Mr Coates has spotted an opportunity. Arnold Clark have organised a competition for schools to win some sports kit, entries are in and Clydebank High is a finalist.

We need your votes! Follow the below link and scroll down - CHS is about halfway down on the left hand side. There's a photo of our rugby teams with Mr Coates and Mr Jewell... you don't have to look at the photo to vote, so don't let the rugby guys put you off!

CHS needs your help; please vote whenever you can by clicking here

Commonwealth Games - Interesting and Educational!

In response to the Commonwealth Games arriving in Glasgow in the upcoming weeks, Clydebank High decided to centre a whole week to learning about the Commonwealth Games in a fun and active way. From the 9th-13th of June, all pupils in 3rd year were involved in this Inter Disciplinary Learning (IDL) week.

On the first morning on Monday the 9th , the official opening ceremony of the IDL week, all S3s were all situated in the assembly hall sitting in their register classes anxiously waiting to find out what lay ahead for them. Each register class were to represent their own nation, one of the 71 competing in the Commonwealth Games. However, the classes then had to file up on stage waving their newly handed flags to their nation’s national anthem. For some students, this may have been rather embarrassing; others however, were very enthusiastic and embraced the moment.

Outside of their usual classes, pupils learned about the different methods of ‘doping’, and had the opportunity to carry out an experiment taking blood and urine to see which athletes should be banned from the Games and who is free to stay and compete in the Games. Of course, these samples were only substitutes, but the pupils still had a great time carrying out the experiment.

The following Tuesday, Clydebank High School surprised pupils and invited table tennis player, Sean Doherty, who was recently been picked to play for the Scotland team in the Commonwealth Games, to the school to demonstrate his sport. Pupil, Stewart Horsfall, even had the chance for a friendly competition with the athlete. Docherty then took some time to answer questions asked by the pupils and teachers regarding his lifestyle and sport. The school also invited Stefan Hoggan, a swimmer who had lost the bottom part of his right arm, to talk to the pupils. He offered the students some wise words, “it’s more about the ability not the disability!” and provided them with an insight into his life and how he got to where he is. Unfortunately, Stefan missed out on the Commonwealth Games this year by the “skin of his teeth”, but does have his sights set on the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.

On the Friday, the S3s were gearing up to start their sports day which lasted all morning. The sports day consisted of four track events (80m, 200m, 400m and 800m) and four field events (shot-put, javelin, long jump and high jump). Pupils were free to choose which events they wished to participate in and the P.E. teachers were highly impressed with the amount of effort and enthusiasm put in by each of the students. Earlier in the week, the pupils had also chosen whether they wanted to participate in touch rugby, hockey, dance, the assault course or the Commonwealth Quiz, and these events were carried out after the field and track sports. Nicola Skrastin, a hockey player who has been picked by to be a part of the Scotland team in the Commonwealth Games, also spoke to the pupils about her lifestyle and how a special program helps by funding athletes clothing and equipment; the program can also allow the athlete to postpone an exam or hand an essay in later due of their commitment to their chosen sport. Skrastin then helped out the students who had picked hockey as their chosen event. Pupils doing dance as their chosen event were led by fourth year pupils who kindly taught them a dance they had choreographed in class. The assault course was run by P.E. teacher Mr. Coates, while the touch rugby was run by two volunteer rugby players and teacher of German , Mr Moore, ran the quiz. All students greatly enjoyed their chosen events, some pupils who had chosen the dance event even bravely volunteered to perform at the closing ceremony. The Commonwealth Games theme powered on throughout the week, with the school’s Technical department working hard to make medals and the Art department putting the finishing touches on them. The week came to a fantastic finish with a big event day and closing ceremony.

For the afternoon closing ceremony, Clydebank High School had invited along Scotland’s first 10,000m gold medallist winner, Joseph Laughlin (Lachie) Stewart, to hand out the medals to each student for participation. The students also got to watch the iconic moment on the big screen of Lachie winning gold for Scotland and gave him a very big round of applause. Lachie also gave medals out to the students who scored high points in the morning sports, with Lyndsey Hamilton coming 1st out of all S3 girls and David Wilson coming 1st out of all the S3 boys. The closing ceremony was also complete with musical entertainment from the girls in S3 music class, who did themselves proud by singing “We’re Gonna Change”, a song that came a very close second to the official Commonwealth Games song, written by the school’s music teacher, Mr. Pugh.

The S3s have had a very busy and enjoyable week and would like the school to do something like this again! Just a gentle reminder that the Commonwealth Games start on the 23rd of July and all the athletes that came to the school would really like your support! .

Please complete our UNICEF survey

UNICEF is one of the charity partners of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. As part of this partnership UNICEF is working on a project to help children and young people explore their rights. The project is a new online and interactive experience that will help children like you to learn about rights. It will allow children to get their own rights through sports and other activities and to take action locally and globally to help other children get their rights too.

Please click here to take part in the project.

Seniors at Motherwell College

15 senior pupils took a day to visit Motherwell College on Thursday. They were given the opportunity to see, first hand, the multitude of courses available.

Those who went were pleased to have done so, the feedback was that they hadn't been aware of just how many options there are for school leavers at further education colleges such as Motherwell. Clydebank High would urge all our pupils who are approaching the end of their school careers to consider the full range of courses available.

West Dunbartonshire Sports Awards... Winners!!!

Making us all as proud as can be, Michael Irwin picked up the gong for Junior Sports Personality at the WD Sports Awards in a glitzy affair at the Clydebank Town Hall on Friday night.

Michael kept his cool, as usual, as he collected his award. We all await with great excitement to see how Michael progresses in the future.

Well done as well to Mr Anderson, for winning the Technical Official of the Year award. He didn't keep his cool and got thoroughly over-excited, but was a much deserved winner and we are equally as proud of him.

One Last Chance!

CHS is pleased to give our parents one last chance to get a blazer ordered before the summer break.

Please be in school Monday 16th June between 6:30pm and 8pm to get your order placed.

S6 Leavers Prom

On the evening of June 4th, our S6 puils undertook their last action as part of the Clydebank High family, and attended a prom at the Marriott Hotel, Glasgow.

Hair was back-combed, lip-gloss applied, uncomfortable shoes squeezed on... and that was just the 'boys'. Memories of a fantastic evening will be shared long into next week, when they'll be generally forgotten, but the school will remember all our former pupils as we wish them luck in the next, exciting phase of their lives.

Please click here to see the gallery.

WW1 History Trip

On Monday 16th June, a group of 43 pupils and 4 teachers will depart Clydebank High on a visit to the World War One battlefields of Belgium & France. During their time away they will visit a whole host of different places, including the Somme, the Menin Gate, Passchendaele, Tyne Cot and Newfoundland Park..

The journey will undoubtedly be a once in a lifetime experience for those taking part, with this year being the 100 year anniversary of the outbreak of World War One. To stay up to date with their amazing journey, make sure you follow the history department on Twitter (@chs_history).

Commonwealth Games Event - Edinbarnet

One of Clydebank High's feeder Primary schools, Edinbarnet, invited CHS pupils to help them take part in a Commonwealth Games event last week. CHS was delighted to help out, and our S3 pupils who shouldered the responsibility did us proud..

Please click here to see the gallery.


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