May Weekend
School will close at 3.00pm on Thursday 20 May and reopen Tuesday 26 May at 8.50am.

SQA Exams
Pupils sitting SQA exams this session will stop school on Friday 24 April for study leave and will return on Thursday 4 June. We wish all pupils every success in their exams!

Exam timetable.

Study Skills

Belgium & France Trip 2015
On the 2nd May 2015, 44 pupils and 4 staff will depart Clydebank High School for a visit to the battlefields of Belgium & France as part of the school’s World War One commemorations. Whilst in both countries, the pupils and staff will visit the Ypres Salient, Flanders, Passchendaele and the Somme. The visit will no doubt be a once in a lifetime experience for all who take part and we look forward to sharing their experiences with you in the next edition of the school newsletter. To follow their journey, please follow @chs_history on twitter.

WWI Memorial Book
The Clydebank High World War One Memorial Book is now almost completely sold out with only a few copies remaining. All the money raised from book sales will be donated to the veterans charity Erskine. Look out for more information on the money raised in the next edition of the school newsletter! If you would like to buy one of the last copies, they are available for £5 each from our school office.

During the Easter holidays, the Memorial Book was featured on the Riverside Show which is a daily programme on the STV Glasgow channel. As part of the feature, all the pupils involved in producing the book were interviewed about the fantastic work they have been doing to commemorate the 100 year centenary of World War One. Pupils were excellent and they represented the school with pride, everyone at CHS is very proud of them! In the next few weeks we will hopefully have a link to the interview which we will be able to share with you on our website.
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.

Pastoral Care

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Careers 2015

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S5 Personalisation and Choice

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Alton Towers 2015
Clydebank High School are offering a day trip to Alton Towers as part of our Activities week at the end of the session. The trip will take place on Wednesday 24 June 2015, departing from the school at 1am that morning and returning around midnight the same day. The cost of the trip is £45.

Pupils wishing a place on this excursion please complete a request from and return to the school office or Mr Jewell in the PE department along with £10.00 deposit before Friday 29 May.
Survey - S3 Personalisation and Choice
S3 have recently made their subjects choices for S4 and S5.

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Survey - UCAS
Senior pupils have completed their UCAS application forms.

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Charity Marathon Run
On 2nd April pupils and teachers at Clydebank High School took part in a crowd source marathon and a non uniform day. Money has since continued to trickle in bringing the current total of donations to £2852.61.

This is an outstanding contribution which has been shared between the Children with Cancer UK and Marie Curie charities. Well done and a big thank you to everyone who took part or donated and in particular to Ms McKerlich-Young for her commitment to fundraising and fantastic organisational skills on the day on behalf of Bute House group.

Getting it right for every child - Survey
Getting it Right for Every Child ('GIRFEC') is Scotland's approach to supporting children and young people across all services. How much do you know about GIRFEC?

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Click here to view the attached powerpoint presentation if you have any questions about how CHS is implementing this programme.

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.

Third Year Personalisation
On 13th of March all 3rd year pupils were issued with Personalisation sheets and information on courses. Forms are due back on Friday the 20th March. Pupils were also shown how to log on to the careers website- World Of Work. Please see the attached Powerpoint for details.

This is a very important stage and to help our young people make the correct decision for the Senior Phase we have created a choices booklet with clear descriptions of subjects offered. Pupils will be issued with Report cards later in the week.

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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Read all about it!
The March edition newsletter is now available for download. Catch up on the latest news and events which have taken place at CHS.

You can catch up with previous News and Events by visiting our Newsletter archive here.

Saturday Revision School
Saturday mornings will never be the same. Following the success of the pilot Saturday Morning supported study event last year, the Raising Attainment team have extended this opportunity to more pupils and subjects in Clydebank High. Maths had such a fantastic uptake that they even had to provide more sessions than were originally planned. The clydebank Post has also recognised this initiative and will be printing an article sharing our model with our community.

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.
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.
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!

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.

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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.
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.


 

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