Drop Everything and Read
As part of next week's book week Scotland activities, all schools in West Dunbartonshire are taking part in Drop Everything and Read event on Friday 27 November. At 10am, every person in every school in the authority - pupils, teachers, support staff, visitors etc - will stop whatever they are doing, and read for 15 minutes. You can read anything you want - books, magazines, newspapers etc. If you forget, you can always borrow something from the school library instead!

We are delighted to announce that this year’s Christmas concert will take place on Monday 14th December from 7.30pm. Featuring talent from all year groups, this year’s show will feature classic Christmas songs from the Music department.

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

S2-S4 Homework Survey
Please complete the survey below regarding homework at Clydebank High School.

Senior Phase Homework Survey

Broad General Education Homework Survey

Supported Study
Supported study is an excellent opportunity for S5 and S6 pupils to progress their learning. We strongly recommend that all S5 & S6 students attend as many supported study sessions as they can. All sessions start immediately after school on the day indicated and last for one hour.

Supported Study Timetable

Study Skills
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Mrs Ryan is organising a trip to see the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs at the King’s Theatre in Glasgow on the afternoon of Friday 11th December. This trip is now full and consent forms will follow soon.
Read all about it!
Our monthly newsletter is now available for download. Check out the recent news and gossip from Clydebank Hgh School.

September Newsletter

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.
Choices for Life – Substance Misuse Education Programme
Questionnaire for young adults to complete by 25th September Substance misuse education is an important part of the Curriculum, and the Scottish Government would like to improve the resources currently available for both teachers and young people. Please could you fill in the questionnaire online to evaluate the programme. Thanks, for your help this would be much appreciated. Please use this link.

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
Alton Towers
Pupils attended Alton Towers during acitivites week. Check out the images here.

Personalisation and Choice
Please complete the survey below for the recent S4 personalisation and choice.

Take Survey here

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

Prom 2015
Senior pupils from Clydebank High School gathered for their final school event when they attended their glamorous leavers dance at the Glasgow Thistle Hotel. Pupils slipped into their best attire, dressed to impress in their elegant gowns and suits. The evening was a roaring success and pupils and staff had a fantastic night. Good luck to all S6 pupils.

View gallery here.

New York 2015
28 senior pupils and 4 teachers jetted off to the ‘Big Apple’ on a holiday of a life time. The Business Studies department arranged the 5 day trip to investigate the financial running of some of New Yorks biggest investment companies. Follow their adventures on Twitter here.

S1 Strathmore Trophy Competition
When I was given a letter from my computing teacher I was filled with excitement, as it was about traveling all the way to Dundee University to enter the Strathmore Trophy Competition. Every year the challenge changes, so we couldn't revise beforehand. We had a really good time and I felt privileged to be selected for the competition. The whole experience was great, as some of the other people chosen were good friends so our team worked well together. I really enjoyed the opportunity and would encourage others to try their best all year to be able to join future competitions or trips.

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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