Work Placement Survey

Can all pupils in S4, S5 and S6 click on the relevant link below and complete the survey about Work Placement. This should be completed by Monday 12th December 2016.

S4 Work placement survey

S5 & S6 Work placement survey

ICHS Annual Careers Fair

The annual Careers Fair will take place at the school on Thursday the 12th of January from 5:30-8:00pm.

As well as colleges, universities, further education & training providers, there will also be an opportunity to speak with over 40 business representatives from across a range of sectors. This includes a variety of local and national businesses as well as representatives from voluntary organisations and armed forces.

There will also be an opportunity to speak with the schools career adviser on the evening as well as subject staff from across the school who can provide further information about the various subjects and related career pathways.

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Sportathon 2016

ICHSOn Friday the 18th of November over 100 pupils and 10 staff undertook the annual Inveralmond CHS sponsored Sportathon.

The night (and morning) was a huge success. All but a few managed the gruelling but amazing 12 hours of sport. Many sports and activities were offered this year throughout the night/morning including football, dance, dodgeball and even the very popular trampolining.

As with every Sportathon since time began there are highs and lows for both pupils and staff. From the lows of losing a football game at 4am in the morning at temperatures of 0 degrees to the highs of scoring your first touchdown in American Football.

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S2 Parent Conference

ICHSWe would like to remind parents and carers of our upcoming Parent Conference afternoons.

On Wednesday 7th December between 12 pm and 5 pm we will be hosting our parent conference for students within the Bruce and Lorimer House Groups.

On Thursday 8th December between 12 pm and 5 pm we will be hosting our parent conference for students within the Stuart and Wallace House Groups.

Please return your appointment slips to the school via your child or you can contact us directly to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you there..

Prom Fayre 2016

prom-king-and-queen-2016-180Inveralmond held its annual prom fayre last night. The night was enjoyed by all who took part and by everyone who attended.

The evening showcased prom dresses, suits and kilts which were very kindly supplied by R and I MacDonald West Calder, Kilt Studio Bathgate, Sophia Grace Couture Edinburgh and Pretty Women. Money raised from this year’s event will go to the RiverKids and Young Scotland in Mind charities.

The evening was presented by three S5 students, Sarah Bennett, Shona-Lee Burrell & Casey Slee who did a great job.

Last year’s prom king, Sarp Mercan, crowned this years king and queen who are Derek Whyte and Amanda McAdam.

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European Indoor Archery Champion

European Indoor Archery Champion – James Tocher 2S2

James attended the European Indoor Archery Championship 2016 in Spain earlier this month.

It was a 3 day competition and James shot on all 3 days, shooting in the Compound Freestyle category.

James won gold in this category and also set a new European Indoor Championship record.

A huge congratulations to James on this incredible achievement.

ICHS Dance Success

Inveralmond junior and senior dance teams took part in the West Lothian Dance competition on Wednesday 9th November.

The juniors put on a great performance of their routine ‘self image – we don’t see the same’, finishing in a very respectful 6th place. This is a great achievement for the young team given the caliber of competition that they were up against.

The senior team put on a flawless performance of ‘A night in the asylum’. They finished in first place obtaining the title of West Lothian Dance Champions 2016. Their performance was incredible with all the dancers putting in 110% on the stage.

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EDF Pretty Curious STEM trip

ICHSEDF Pretty Curious STEM trip for S2 girls on Tuesday the 29th November 12:30 to 17:30 in Edinburgh. Pretty Curious aims to address this under-representation of women in STEM careers, both now and in the future.

We want to help change the perception of STEM subjects amongst teenage girls and show students that STEM is fun whilst opening their eyes to the varied career opportunities available in STEM subjects.

Students will work in small groups and take inspiration from their surroundings, they will be tasked to create an inspiring and relevant creation using littleBit kits (an introduction to circuits) and craft materials provided.

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S2 Parent Conference

ICHSWe are delighted to offer you a further opportunity to discuss your child’s progress at our S2 Parent Conference.

The format of this event will be a meeting with your child’s mentor and a chance for your child to showcase his or her work on Didbook. Your child will be present throughout the meeting.

The Parent Conference will take place on the 7th and 8th of December 2016 during and after the school day. Your allocated meeting time will depend on what House your child is in:

Wednesday 7th December for Bruce and Lorimer House’s
Thursday 8th December for Stuart and Wallace House’s

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Scholar is an online learning tool that allows students with:

Revising & Catching up
Taking Tests & Assessments
Developing skills & techniques
Supporting independent study planning & time management
Gaining additional help from online Scholar tutors

This week’s Scholar online sessions will be;
Higher Physics                   Monday, 14 November 6:00pm
National 5 English             Tuesday, 15 November 6:00pm

Full details can be found on the Scholar website

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Primary 6 Transition Afternoons

img_0065Primary Six pupils at our cluster primaries enjoyed visiting Inveralmond and getting a flavour of High School learning during our recent transition afternoons.

Pupils from Harrysmuir, Peel and Livingston Village visited on the 13th October, and pupils from Toronto, Letham and Riverside visited on 4th November.

The pupils chose two learning activities from a huge range including Fun Experiments in Science, 3D Modelling in Graphic Communication, Practical Workshops in Craft and Design, Team Building in PE, Superhero Software Skills in Business, Creative Writing, Music Workshop, French Frolics, Maths Challenge.

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Fake Model Scout Warning

A warning has been issued following UK girls being targeted online. Fake social media accounts have been used to deceive teenage girls into sending indecent images of themselves.

Profiles were set up in the name of Base Models, a legitimate company, not involved with the activity. Girls received messages from the accounts, from someone who claimed to be recruiting models for the agency.

please ensure that you are aware of potential scams when using social media sites, you can read more here:- BBC warning

Academic Excellence Award

2016_11_07-academic-excellence-award-rachel-hailstones-180On Saturday 5th of November Inveralmond student Rachel Hailstones was nationally recognised for her outstanding achievements in Higher Modern Studies last year. Out of the 9851 candidates presented for Higher Modern Studies in the 2015-2016 exam diet Rachel was one of only four candidates to achieve 100%.

This incredible achievement was celebrated at the Modern Studies annual conference at Glasgow University on Saturday. Rachel was presented with her award by Professor John Curtice on behalf of the Modern Studies Educational Trust. An absolutely fantastic achievement and everybody at Inveralmond Community High would like to congratulate Rachel on this amazing feat.

Show My Homework

show-my-homeworkWe are delighted to announce that the Inveralmond Community High School Calendar is available for public view, this can be accessed via the Show My Homework icon on the school website or by searching for the school at: Show My Homework

Our roll out programme continues this week with student log in information being issued. This will also include details of how parents can log in.

We appreciate every support with this roll out and have included some user guides to assist below;
SMHW – Parent guide
SMHW – Parent log-in instructions

F1 in Schools – World Final

F1 in Schools logoInveralmond students excel at World Finals.

A huge well done to Kinetikos Racing who have recently returned from the World Finals of the Formula 1 in Schools technology challenge. The six S5 students – Euan Clunie, Zak Brown, Michael Penman, Joshua Whitby, Kayleigh Speirs and Lewis Shaw – claimed two of the prestigious awards at the awards ceremony of the finals, which were held in Austin, Texas, USA.

The team scooped the awards for ‘Best Team Identity’ and ‘Best Pit Display’ and were commended by the competition judges for their fantastic attitude towards the challenge and innovative thinking.

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