Information relating to Profiling and the S3 Profile has been updated on the Education Scotland Parentzone website and will support parents in their understanding of the profiling process.
As well as providing general information about the S3 profile itself, there are also two resources which will be of interest to staff in schools as well as parents:
• a short film made by Speyside High School in Moray which showcases Profiling & the S3 Profile.
• Comments from a number of different schools reflecting on their progress in learning and achievement.
Inveralmond will be holding two catch-up evenings for uniform fittings next month.
Blazers and Jumpers can be fitted and bought on the following dates:-
Wed 5th June. 3:30 pm to 6:00 pm
Thu 6th June. 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
These evenings will take place in the school assembly hall and are for all students.
The Inveralmond Home Economics department have once again produced some fantastic creative cakes.
The cakes were made by 4th, 5th and 6th year students as well as by adults who did the course as an evening class.
A selection of the cakes can be seen by following this link Creative Cakes
The candidates had to follow brief guidelines but the type, size and shape of the cake were entirely their own choice.
S1 students took part in a personal finance workshop delivered with our business partner Business Dynamics.
Eileen Black and Laura Sinclair deliver these sessions in school which allowed our young people to consider budgeting and choices.
The aim of this session was to focus on financial awareness, numeracy and affordability. Students were able to consider personal finance within a real life context and will continue to develop these essential life skills throughout their education. Our S2 and S3 students will also be participating in personal finance workshops…
West Lothian Council environmental officers have recently been delivering presentations to schools in order to improve problems with litter.
The campaign titled ‘No Messin’ gave West Lothian schools the opportunity to create a poster to help highlight the message.
Megan Temple and Amanda McAdam both 2nd years from Inveralmond High School were winners of the competition and received prizes in recognition of their achievements.
Well done to the girls!
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The second West Lothian Secondary Schools Golf Championships took place on the 9th of May at Harburn Golf Club. The event was first held in 2012 when 27 golfers took part.
This year, 54 golfers from 9 schools took part, including 6 from Inveralmond. Graeme Gillies, Cameron Morrison and Lewis Harley made up team A whilst team B consisted of Abbie Thomson, Ross Funston and Blair McMorran.
Inveralmond’s A team came in with a very respectable 101 points to finish joint 6th of the 15 teams entered.
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A group of Inveralmond students recently took part in a professional film shoot with local film director, Graeme O’Hara.
The purpose of the video is to introduce our learning community to the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and the Rights Respecting School Award.
The video has attracted a lot of attention from other schools in West Lothian as well as from UNICEF themselves. We think it does the job very nicely! Enjoy the video here:- I.C.H.S. Rights of the Child
A group of Inveralmond staff and students went off on an exciting trip to Valencia at the end of March.
This trip was an excellent experience for the students who were coached by Valencia FC’s professional staff.
As well as the hands-on teaching from Valencia’s coaching staff the students also took in a reserve game and received a tour of the stadium.
Arron Gunn, one of the students who went on the trip, has written his account of the four days which you can read by clicking below.
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Education Scotland have announced that Game On Scotland has been launched to help teachers use the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games as an inspiring, motivating and fun context for learning.
Using Games as a context for learning has been inspirational for many educational establishments in the past and provides schools with opportunities to develop learning across the curriculum (see Case Studies).
The new Game On Scotland website provides key information about the games, resources, opportunities for schools to be part of the Games and more.. Click on the following link to access the site, GameonScotland
An Online Study Support page has been created to help Higher candidates. The online study support resource can be accessed using this Link.
The main study support resource does not require any password or login details. If students wish to participate on the collaboration areas they will need to know their glow log in details.
There are study support resources for Higher English, Mathematics and Computing. Each of the subject areas also offer the opportunity for peer-peer and teacher-student support through discussion forums, real time chat and conference facilities.
Inveralmond Chess Club recently received a visit from Chess expert John McIntrye.
Mr McIntrye treated our students to their first taste of a simultaneous. A simultaneous is a board game exhibition most commonly in chess in which one player (typically of high rank, such as a grand-master) plays multiple games at a time with a number of other players.
S2 student Poppy Fountain received a chess prize for playing the best game.
All the students who took part enjoyed the experience.
Inveralmond Science teacher Mr Bethune has just completed the second stop in his ‘Electric Nursery’ tour of local schools, with Livingston Village and now Harrysmuir pupils enjoying the show.
Mr Bethune has been using his friends Mr Potato, Mr Banana and little Miss Tomato along with others, to teach the benefits of Healthy Eating and using electricity in an environmentally friendly fun way.
All the children involved so far have been a credit to their school and so far around 200 pupils have attended with some participating in the fun.
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In November 2012 students Jennifer Gordon, Shannon McKenzie, Emma Melville, Abbie Thomson and Hollie Middleton competed at the West Lothian Schools Gymnastics competition.
The girls finished second meaning that they qualified for the Scottish schools Gymnastics Finals which were held at the Bells Sport Centre in Perth recently.
All the girls have put in a commendable amount of effort over the year and finished a very respectable 10th from 25 competing schools. The girls individual and team scores can be seen here Gymnastics Results. Some pictures from the event can be seen here.
Last night Inveralmond Community High School showcased our new Blazer launch with a report on STV’s 6 ‘o’ clock News, you can view the report here
Our new Blazers are the first eco-friendly uniforms in the country, each jacket being made from 16 recycled plastic bottles and uses 84% less energy to produce than a normal blazer.
The story about our new blazers also features on the BBC website which can be seen by following this link
They were made by the Academy Uniforms company and incorporates Octalobal yarn to give a matt finish.
The Art Department hosted a mono-printing Workshop on the last day of the Easter term.
Fourteen pupils, ranging from 1st to 6th year, attended and by the end of the workshop were producing interesting and varied images with confidence and proficiency.
A mono-print is a single impression of an image made from a re-printable block.
It is essentially a printed painting and is known as the most ‘painterly’ method among the printmaking techniques.
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