Young Musician Success

Inveralmond Community High School Music Department is absolutely delighted to report that Fraser Borland has once again struck gold by winning the Rotary Young Musician Area Finals held recently at Heriot Watt University.

Fraser played two pieces on baritone saxophone with great technical dexterity and musicianship, against a field of 20 other players of a very high musical standard, and now progresses to the District Finals in March.

We are very proud of this achievement, please congratulate Fraser on his success if you see him.

Rugby Skills Camp

Inveralmond S3 students, Andrew Brown and Kayne MacAulay, attended Scottish Rugby’s, BT Sport Academy, Edinburgh U15 Skills Camp, Pathway program into rugby recently.

Both boys joined approximately 90 boys selected from clubs and schools around the Lothians at Foresters High School in Edinburgh focusing on attack and defence play.

Kayne was chosen to attend the pathways program via the school by Club Development officer Gavin Paul who coordinates the rugby after school club on Wednesdays, whilst Andrew went through Livingston Rugby Football Club.

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Purple Friday

February is LGBT History Month and on the last Friday of the month (24th) we celebrate Purple Friday – a day to stand up against homophobia, biphobia and transphobia and show our support for LGBT equality.

The purple signifies the purple stripe on the LGBT rainbow flag which stands for spirit. We are encouraging staff and students to wear purple on Friday to show your support. Pupils who do not have something purple do not have to wear uniform.

There will be badges and ribbons available for 50 pence each and a bake sale in the dining hall at break-time. To find out more about LGBT history month click on the link below;

Kelvingrove Art Gallery Visit

On Wednesday the 8th of February, the Nat 5 and Higher art students took a trip to the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow.

The students went to see an exhibition of the posters and art of Alphonse Mucha, a Czech graphic designer and artist, known for his Art Nouveau style.

The exhibition was amongst the many artistic wonders in Kelvingrove – their French art room contained several Cézannes, Monets and Seurats, while another room featured several inspiring homegrown artists, the Scottish colourists, including Samuel Peploe and Leslie Hunter.

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Badminton Coaching Course


Inveralmond would like to congratulate S4 student, Aaron Irving, who completed the Badminton Basics Coaching Course recently.

The Course was held at Badminton Scotland`s HQ in Glasgow and by achieving this award Aaron is working his way to becoming a fully qualified Badminton Coach.

Aaron already volunteers at the Inveralmond Primary Badminton Cluster Club and with his passion will make a great Coach in the future.

School Athletics Championship

Inveralmond CHS took part in the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships this month with five athletes taking part in the event. All athletes competed very well at the competition and proudly represented our school.

The Athletes that took part in the event were;
Rebecca Leitch – 60m Sprint
Sarah Leitch – 60m Sprint
Eilidh Brown – 60m and 200m Sprints
Rhys Findlay – 200m Sprint
Lewis McIver – 400m and 800m

A huge thank you to Mrs P. Watson and Mrs M. MacAulay for taking the pupils to the event and giving their time.

Campus Info & Tour Day

West Lothian College is hosting an open information and campus tour day on Saturday 11th March, running from 10:00 to 14:00.

If you are a prospective student, still at school or a community member who wants to see what the Livingston Campus has to offer, drop by to see the role the College plays in shaping the workforce of the future.

On the day there will be the chance to see the facilities, live displays, talk to staff members and current students, plus visit the award winning restaurant and commercial salon.

S2 Parents: Contact Opportunity


On Tuesday 7 February 2017 there is an opportunity to discuss any queries/concerns you have regarding your child with a member of the Pupil Support team.

If you are a parent or carer of an S2 pupil and would like to speak to your child’s Head of House then please telephone the school office between 4.00pm and 5.00pm on 01506 438093.

Your call will be directed to the appropriate member of staff who will be happy to discuss matters with you.

Gymnastics Success

Team Inveralmond put in an excellent performance at the West Lothian Gymnastics competition last week.

Our level one team consisting of Chantelle Davidson, Morgan Henderson, Hollie McArthur and Scott Lindsay won Gold with Scott also winning the individual gold.

Our other level one team, consisting of Teigan Henderson, Niamh Macaulay and Summer Condon also put in a great performance but unfortunately did not medal.

The level two team, consisting of Sarah Haggarty, Lara Nicholl, Alanna Melville and Louise Taylor won Bronze.

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NIF – Parental Leaflet

The National Parent Forum of Scotland have produced the accompanying leaflet with useful information about the National Improvement Framework which we are now sharing with you.

National Improvement Framework – Parental Leaflet

We have also included some additional links which you may find useful;

The National Parent Forum of Scotland
Parentzone Scotland
Achievement of Levels website


Hospitality Careers Day

Three Enterprise and Employability students, Maheep Bawal, Nathan McCrimmon and Declan Moss, recently attended a Hospitality Careers day at the Livingston Football stadium.

The students were extremely impressed with the food and service and found the presentation of food to be outstanding.

Not only did the students enjoy their day but they were also lucky enough to win a free meal at the West Lothian Collage Terrace restaurant.

This experience has inspired our students to advance their career options in the hospitality sector.

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S1 Litter Pick

S1 Students take the lead in community clean up!
On Wednesday afternoon 18 S1 students worked alongside students and staff from Harrysmuir Primary School to litter pick around the grounds of both schools.

The students that were involved were nominated within their ILP class, and had the opportunity to win an activity lesson for their class based on the most litter collected. The winning pair were Emily Knox and Evie Turner from 1W2.

On a very windy afternoon the group did exceptionally well to collect over 15 bags of litter from the wooded area to the east of the school, with a further litter pick planned for later in the year to clean the area to the north of the football pitch.

Young Musician of the Year

Following our successful 3rd Annual Young Musician of the Year competition in November, three pupils were selected to represent Inveralmond Community High School at Round 2 of the Currie Bolerno Rotary Club sponsored competition.

Joel Murray performed a folk set on the mandolin, Megan Temple sung Nella Fantasia, accompanied by Mrs. Muir and Fraser Borland performed an arrangement of the Swan on Baritone Saxophone, accompanied by Mr. Shaw.

The three Advanced Higher Music pupils competed at Heriott Watt University against a very high standard from several other schools in the authority.

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Spring Fayre

On Saturday 11th March, we are planning to host a Spring Fayre to raise funds for the school.

We are looking for your support by donations, booking a stall or simply by coming along. To book a stall please contact us by calling Community Reception on 01506 438093 (option 3).

Suggested donations accepted would be;

unwanted school uniforms and jackets in good condition
Raffle and tombola prizes
Books (must be in good condition)
Wine and home baking


Regal Theatre Visit

Inveralmond’s Creative Industries class had an enjoyable visit to the Regal Theatre in Bathgate recently, where the pupils developed their knowledge and skills in an active theatre setting.

The day allowed the pupils to broadcast live across the globe on the Regal Radio station, learn about different roles within the theatre, develop knowledge in sound and lighting, film a short sequence of events and edit to make a short film.

Many of the pupils have also applied to volunteer in many different areas of the theatre such as helping with the Tech school, Regal Radio, Box office, ushering and more.

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