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!

Mark Scott Leadership Award

On the 24th of April, seven of our S6 pupils attended the Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award Ceremony.

The Ceremony took place at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Glasgow and featured a variety of guest speakers including Paralympic Gold Medalist Libby Clegg.

With the Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award complete, these students will now be able to take forward their skills and experiences into their future lives and help encourage people to do it in the future. The pupils also had the privilege of meeting Mark Scott’s father.

Scottish Council Elections


Please click on the link below for the guide to the Scottish council elections which take place across Scotland on Thursday 4th May.

The guide tells you everything you need to know in order to vote.

Scottish Council Elections

Archery World Champion

S2 Inveralmond student, James Tocher, competed at the IFAA World Indoor Archery Championship in Romania from 30th March to April 2nd along with over 300 other competitors.

James is the new Junior World Champion after winning the 13 to 17 years category. This means that James is the current Scottish, European and World Champion!

As well as winning the Gold Medal, James also set 2 new World Records, one of which was to score 291 out of 300. This is a score which not only won the Junior category but would have been good enough to beat all the adult males.

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Senior Pupil Leadership

Students returning for S6 next year can now apply for leadership positions within the Senior Pupil Leadership team 2017/18.

Application forms are attached below;

Head Girl & Head Boy Applications 2017-2018

House Captain Applications 2017-2018

Prefect Applications 2017-2018

All applications should be completed and mailed to no later than Friday 26th May.

Primary 6 Transition Team

A team of our senior pupils were given the challenge of developing and enhancing primary pupils’ experience of transition to High School by creating transition opportunities targeted at Primary 6 pupils. While the pupils involved have demonstrated skills and attributes across all four capacities, they have shown themselves to be particularly effective contributors.

The team have communicated effectively in a range of settings. For example, they have taken a collegiate approach to planning, both within the team and with school staff. They have also created and delivered a highly engaging presentation to all of our cluster primary schools, helping to motivate young people for transition and to encourage personalisation and choice in their experience of High School.

Swimming Pool Closure


Inveralmond Community High School regrets to announce that the swimming pool closure time has been extended.

Following an inspection this morning, the swimming pool will now be closed from Monday 3rd April to Monday 17th April.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.