Youth Philanthropy Initiative

ICHSOn Wednesday 12th October, S5 students presented to a panel of judges and a representative from the Youth Philanthropy Initiative with the hope of winning £3000 for their supported charity.

The quality of presentation was superb and it was wonderful to see our young people engage with their local community and support small, local charities whose work is so important to supporting many local residents.

The passion and engagement of the students came across loud and clear in their presentations and a number of students are now volunteering with the charities they researched.

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Primary 7 Transition Evening

ICHSOn Thursday 13th October Inveralmond will be hosting a Primary 7 Transition evening from 6 pm.

At 6 pm Parents, carers and students from Harrysmuir, Peel and Livingston Village primaries are welcome..

At 7 pm Parents, carers and students from Letham, Riverside and Toronto primaries are welcome..

There will be displays and information from each faculty within the school and the opportunity to meet staff and students who will explain and showcase what Inveralmond has to offer.

We are very much looking forward to seeing you all there..

Indoor Car Boot Sale

On Saturday 19th November, we are planning an indoor car boot sale to raise funds for the school.

We are looking for volunteers to work alongside some of our parents, carers, students and staff to make this event a success.

If you are willing to give up a little time to help us can you please contact the school.

We can be contacted by calling 01506 438093 and choosing option 2 or you can mail us at the following address:-

On Track To Achieve

ICHSSix Inveralmond students are taking part in the On Track To Achieve programme which is run by the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust and helps young people to overcome barriers to their education through sport.

The young people will be mentored by Keith Cook, British Fencing Champion and Commonwealth Medalist.

The programme incorporates sporting and motivational activities designed to help build resilience in the young people to face challenges head on and strive for success. This excellent opportunity has been provided to these young people which they are enjoying and excelling in.

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Midlothian Science Festival

campus-open-day-flyerOn Saturday 8th October the annual Easter Bush Campus Open Day will take place at the Roslin Institute, Easter Bush Campus, as part of the Midlothian Science Festival.

The free event will feature a wide variety of drop-in activities, tours and workshops (suitable for all ages) about our scientific and veterinary work on campus and careers in science/vet medicine, as well as a programme of talks hosted by the Royal Society of Biology (programme) which you may find of particular interest.

please click on the following link to see details of the event:- Campus Open Day – Flyer. If you require further information please see Mr Varty in the Science department..

Primary 6 Transition Afternoon

ICHSInveralmond Community High School will be hosting a Primary 6 transition afternoon on Friday 7th October from 1 pm.

The purpose of this afternoon will be for parents, carers and students to meet some members of Inveralmond staff, view the facilities available and participate in several workshops.

We look forward to seeing you there..

Primary 6 Open Evening

Inveralmond Community High School will be hosting a Primary 6 open evening on Thursday 6th October.

The purpose of this evening will be for parents, carers and students to meet some members of Inveralmond staff and to view the facilities available.

We look forward to seeing you there..

ICHS Young Musician 2016

Inveralmond will be hosting the annual Inveralmond Community High School Young Musician of the Year contest on Wednesday 23rd November and Thursday 24th November.

Do you play an instrument? Can you sing?

If the answer to the above is yes then please get in touch with Mrs Muir in the Music Department and get involved.

There will be a vocal category and instrumental category and we look forward to hearing you..

Anti Bullying Workshop

Inveralmond received a visit on Friday from Rich Cottell who is a Singer/Songwriter/YouTuber.

Rich is on an ‘Anti Bullying’ school tour and we were lucky enough to be one of his stops. As well as speaking about the many dangers of bullying, Rich also treated our S1 and S2 students to some musical performances.

The students also had the chance to speak with Rich at the end of his set and lots of ‘selfies’ were taken! For anyone interested in keeping up with Rich’s career you can follow him through his FacebookTwitterYouTube and Instagram accounts.

School Sports League

It is early days in the West Lothian Schools Sports League but Inveralmond have made an impressive start. Well done to eveyone involved, keep up the good work..

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F1 in Schools – Raceday

KinetikosFormula 1 in Schools team push towards finishing line!
Kinetikos Racing took a step closer to their journey to represent ICHS at the World Finals of the Formula 1 in Schools challenge in Austin, Texas later this month with their Supercar experience day being held on Sunday at East Fortune.

The event saw over 50 people take to the race track in a selection of Supercars, with the cars available on the day including a Ferrari, Porsche, Lotus, Aston Martin and Mustang.

There was also the opportunity to purchase a passenger experience with a professional driver which proved to be exceptionally popular.

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Join Micro-Tyco!

Micro-tyco is a 30-day Entrepreneurial Challenge where you will learn fundamental business principles and practice them to make a profit.

Your task will be to work with others to take £1 and turn it into as much money as possible.

Anyone interested in taking part in this should go to see Mr MacConnell in the Business Education Department asap.

For more information click on the following link:- Micro-tyco


Hand Up Survey

transport-scotland-logocopyOver the last eight years, Hands Up Scotland Survey has established itself as the largest national data-set to look at how children travel to school across Scotland.

Following the passing of a Parliamentary Order on 1 June 2012, Hands Up Scotland Survey has been published as an Official Statistic in Scotland.

This is a great achievement as the Official Statistic status acknowledges Hands Up Scotland as a robust and accurate source of data of importance for policy making on transport issues within Scotland. Over the course of the next two days at Inveralmond, we will complete this survey in our tutor groups.

F1 in Schools – Race Night

On the 26th August, Inveralmond hosted a Race Night to raise funds for the F1 in schools team ‘Kinētikos’ upcoming trip to Austin, Texas, to compete in the World Finals.

The evening kicked off with a game of Irish Bingo, quickly followed by the races. There were a few surprised faces when they found out it was a bit different from a traditional Race Night!

It was much more about your ability to turn a handle at breakneck speed than it was anything to do with the look of the horse or for that matter the jockey!

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CSE – Snapchat Campaign

ICHSThe culmination of the awareness raising Scottish Government campaign shows an episodic film detailing the nature and warning signs of child sexual exploitation (CSE).

Storytelling has been used before to explain CSE in an attempt to convey some of the complexities of it, but never live through Snapchat.  The story unfolds snap by snap in a conversation between two young best friends dramatising one girl’s slide into an exploitative relationship.

Could you spot the signs of child sexual exploitation? Watch here and find out more: Spotting the signs You can also take a look behind the scenes and find out how it was filmed live on set: Behind the scenes