Graduation Ceremony 2017

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Inveralmond hosted it’s annual Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday the 7th June.

The evening gave students and staff a chance to reflect on the past six years of the students academic life. Headteacher, Mrs. Young and the Senior pupil leadership team started the evening off talking about their enjoyable experiences.

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Clothing Grant/Free Meals

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Please click on the following link to view an online application form which can then be printed for use:- Application Form 2017-2018

Royal Navy Visit

The Royal Navy visited the school on Thursday 8th of June to deliver exciting lessons within the Science and Home Economics Departments.

The Science pupils took part in a lesson of jet engines and the Hospitality pupils cooked a mouthwatering meal with the Navy’s catering staff.

The visit was a great success, with all participants really enjoying the morning and our visitors remarking how well behaved and enthusiastic our pupils were.

Our visitors said they would love to come back in the near future.

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Pump It Up! Challenge 2017

The annual Pump it Up! challenge promoted by Mitsubishi Livingston and West Lothian Chamber of Commerce took place on Monday 5th June in Howden Park Centre.

The Inveralmond Team finished in a very impressive third place out of all eleven West Lothian schools.

The team of five girls – Katie Soutar, Emma Logan, Becca Purves, Ellie Baird and Erin Dallas – delivered a fantastic presentation detailing their innovative idea of a temperature-controlled bed.

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Team United

Team United has recently been awarded funding by West Lothian Council’s Let’s Get it Right for Autism fund. This means they are able to run 16 weeks of supported football sessions in partnership with Broxburn United Sports Club.

The programme is due to start at the end of August but they are holding an Open Day on 24th June which all families are invited to attend. It is particularly suitable for young people in P4 to S4 who have Asperger’s or high functioning autism.

The pathway programme has a number of components, all focussed on getting young people with ASD involved in sport, in this case football but also meeting their needs in a supportive environment.

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School Transport Application Process

Parents and Guardians should be advised that applications should now be made for free school transport in session 2017/18. Applications should only be made for pupils going into the following year groups: S1, S5 & S6. All other pupils should retain their current passes for use in 2017/18.

Applications should be made via the Council Website at:- Applications for free school transport

If pupils have lost their passes, replacement passes can also be requested using the online form. Replacement passes will be sent to their school where they should pay a £2 replacement fee.

Please ensure applications are made by 18 June 2017.

Aspire Trips 2017

please see the following details for this sessions Aspire trips;

S2 to S4 – Blair Drummond Safari Park
Wednesday 28th June 2017 , 8.35 am to 4 pm (approx)
Cost: £17. Limited spacing: 225

S5 to S6 – Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Wednesday 28th June 2017 , 6 am to 10 pm (approx)
Cost: £26. Limited spacing: 45

Forms are now available to collect from the school office and places will be secured on a first come first served basis when deposits are received. See parental letter for further details.

Primary 7 Information Evening

On Thursday 1st June 2017, Inveralmond Community High School will be hosting an information evening for parents and carers of Primary 7 pupils, from 6:30 pm.

This will be an opportunity to address any last minute worries or to have questions answered before the transition starts on Monday 5th June.

Uniforms will also be available for purchase on the night, between 5:30 pm and 6:30 pm, so we would encourage bringing your young person with you so they can try on the garments. Please note, the uniforms being sold here are not compulsory. Blazers, Jumpers, PE Kit and other garments will be on show..

Bright Ideas Challenge Winners

Inveralmond are excited to announce that three S2 students have been named overall winners for Scotland in Shell’s national schools science competition, The Bright Ideas Challenge.

The Bright Ideas Challenge asked students aged 11 to 14 to use their STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) skills to come up with creative solutions for powering cities in 50 years time when the population will have grown.

They had to think of a problem that people will face and come up with an innovative solution.

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UKMT Maths Challenge Success

The United Kingdom Mathematics Trust (UKMT) do a challenge each year based on non calculator problem solving.

At the start of May, some of our second year students sat the Junior Challenge along with other students from the similar age group throughout the UK.

The students who finish in the top 40% in the UK receive certificates. For 2017 this worked out roughly as: Gold was the top 6%, Silver was 6% – 20% and Bronze was 20% – 40%.

This year the following students received certificates;

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Art Competition Winners

Inveralmond Art students have been successful in winning the Category F, Group Entries section of the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2017.

The following Students were involved with the winning picture (seen left, click on the image to see full size);

Jessica Mark, Alix McIlloney, Amy Hurst, Lewis Aird, Melody Quincey, Marley Brown, Daniels Pudzens, Ryan Harrison, Sarah Haggarty, Eilidh Mullen, Rachael Waugh, Chloe Wilson, Conner McQueen & Tegan Stewart.

The winning entry will be framed and displayed at the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art – Modern ONE, from June the 10th until the 24th of September 2017.

Full details of prizes can be found on;
The National Galleries website.

Cassini Scientist Competition

We would like to wish Hayley Stewart in S3 good luck in the “Be a Cassini Scientist for the day competition” ran by the ESA (European Space Agency). Hayley had to research an issue related with Cassini and write an essay on her findings.

The Cassini-Huygens mission is an international endeavour between NASA, ESA, and the Italian Space Agency (ASI). In 2004, after a journey of nearly seven years the spacecraft, comprising NASA’s Cassini orbiter and ESA’s Huygens probe, was the first to enter orbit around Saturn. Newspaper article

The competition is ran all across Europe and Hayley will find out later in the year how she got on. Hayley’s Essay

iPayimpact Online Payment

We have been using the iPayimpact system for online payments for over a year now and we propose to hold an Opening Evening on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 from 3.30 pm to 7.30 pm, for anyone who would like assistance in registering for the first time.

Alternatively, you can ask your child to collect a letter from the School Office with your log-on details.

This is a great, safe way to make payments for lunch, school trips, Home Economics and CDT payments. It also ensures your child does not have to carry large amounts of cash to school.

Cash Payments can only be made at the following times: Monday to Friday, from 8.00 am until 12.00 noon.

S1 Parent Conference

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

All parents/carers are invited to discuss their child’s learning on Wednesday 10 May 2017 (Stuart and Wallace house) and Thursday 11 May 2017 (Bruce and Lorimer house) from 12 noon until 5.30 pm.

Appointments can be made through your child’s mentor or by contacting their Head of House on 01506 438093.

Girls Football Winners


Inveralmond Community High School would like to wish huge congratulations to our Girls Football Team, who recently won the West Lothian Schools Championships, held at Armadale Academy.

The girls had to battle hard with tough opponents in order to clinch victory however with a solid defense, creative midfield and plenty of goals, the team worked hard to bring the trophy home to Inveralmond.

Well done girls!