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New Inveralmond Website

Inveralmond Community High School has a new website!

This website will remain open for now, however we will no longer be updating, and would recommend that you start using the new website, which is active from today, and can be accessed using the following link;

NEW Inveralmond Website

Information is still being added to the new site, this should be completed in the next few days. please feel free to contact us at wlinveralmond-chs@westlothian.org.uk and let us know what you think..

Christmas Card Designs

Every year Inveralmond students design Christmas Cards whilst in Art, Headteacher Mrs Young, then selects three which are made into cards and sent out. Below are the three selected this year, these were designed by;

Hannah Cohen – S1 – Christmas Tree; Katie Rudden S2 – Rudolph; Katie McDougall S2 – Snowman


Lessons From Auschwitz

Every year the Holocaust Educational Trust (HET) run a project called Lessons from Auschwitz. This project allows two students from each school to go to Poland for a day to visit the Auschwitz concentration camps.

On the 9th of November Mr O’Callaghan, Sophie Taylor and myself (Amy Malone) were at the airport for 4.30 in the morning to start our trip. We went to have an insight into how the Jews were treated at this time and what happened at the camps.

We visited the small town of Oświęcim first. This is where it all started; where the Jews were forced to leave their homes.

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Christmas Concert

Please be reminded that tomorrow night, Wednesday 13th December, Inveralmond is hosting it’s annual Christmas Concert.

The concert will start at 7 pm in the assembly hall, and tickets can be purchased from Community Reception for £3. Tickets will also be available on the night.

There is a vast array of talent here at Inveralmond. There will also be a special performance from some staff members, so don’t miss out!

We would love to see you there..


Senior Mock Choices

As instructed, please complete the mock course choice using the appropriate links;

S3 into S4 – S3 Mock Senior Choices
S4 into S5 – S4 Mock Senior Choices
S5 into S6 – S5 Mock Senior Choices

For information, please also refer to the Inveralmond CHS Senior option booklet;

S4-S6 Course Choice 2017-2018

Vandalism Presentation

Please be aware that this week in all S1 to S3 classes, students will be shown a hard-hitting presentation on vandalism, showing the damage caused by people throwing things at buses.

Multiple schools in West Lothian have met with representatives of First Bus regarding ongoing vandalism to their service buses.

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact House Leaders to discuss..

Sportathon 2017

Over 100 pupils and staff undertook the annual Inveralmond CHS sponsored Sportathon recently.

The night was a huge success with this years event lasting 12 hours, with sports of all kinds running from 11.30am to 11.30 pm.

All pupils managed the gruelling but amazing 12 hours of sport.

Many sports and activities were offered this year throughout the night including football, dance, dodgeball, trampolining and even a very entertaining ‘Yoga’ session ran by Mr McVey.

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My World of Work Ambassadors

My World of Work Ambassadors act as peer advocates within their schools for Scotland’s careers web service.

We are delighted to be involved in with Skills Development Scotland and look forward to an excellent partnership.

The ICHS volunteer ambassadors have started their training and are planning activities to encourage others to use the great tools and resources available on My World of Work.

NHS Lothian Vaccinations

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations

Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4 to S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations).

Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage Booster to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.

Any pupils in S4 to S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will also be offered this.

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NLB Project

On Thursday 23rd November a party of S3 Graphics pupils presented their projects to the staff of the Northern Lighthouse Board (NLB) in George Street, Edinburgh.

The NLB, formed in 1786, is responsible for operating and maintaining every lighthouse and warning system around the Scottish coast – a huge undertaking. Inveralmond is the only school in Scotland they have a relationship with and this is the first time a party of pupils have visited to present their projects.

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S2 into S3 Information Evening


We would like to draw your attention to our S2 into S3 Information Evening on Thursday 23 November 2017, 6.00pm until 7.30pm.

During the evening we will address personalisation and choice our young people have as part of their course choice process.

There will be a short presentation followed by an opportunity to discuss subject/areas of study in S3.

We look forward to welcoming you on Thursday evening.

Dyslexia café

We’re running our first dyslexia café for parents and families at Inveralmond!

If you have a pupil at Inveralmond with dyslexia – or think you do – then this is the session for you. Over a relaxed coffee and biscuit, find out what the school is doing for pupils with dyslexia and learn easy ways for you to help at home. You can;

Chat with pupils at the school who are overcoming dyslexia
Get friendly and confidential advice
Try out free apps that you can use anywhere

The café is being hosted by Mr Stephenson and Scott, the school’s family learning worker. Pop along to the school’s community café anytime between 6pm and 7pm on Thursday 16 November.

And if you would like to speak more privately, feel free to contact the school and make an appointment on 01506 438093. See you there!

Kickboxing Success


On Sunday 12th November, fourth year student Shannon Nelson, competed in the Scottish Kickboxing Championships.

Shannon managed to win one of the sections she was competing in and finished a close second in the other.

Shannon has only been training and competing in kickboxing for one year, so this was a fantastic achievement.

We would like to congratulate Shannon on this achievement and wish her every success for the future. Well done!

Family Learning Worker

Introducing Scott: looking at learning from the parent’s point of view.

My name’s Scott. I’m Inveralmond’s new family learning worker.

If you’re looking to help support learning but unsure how you can, I’m here to listen.

My background is in adult learning, and I’m not a school teacher. I look at learning from the parent or carer’s perspective. I want to hear from you about what we can do differently.

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