Macmillan Coffee Morning

Our annual XL Macmillan coffee morning was once again a huge success with a great turn out of staff from across the school.

The S3 XL pupils who organised the event worked extremely well together to put on a great morning raising over £250 for Macmillan Cancer Support.

A big thank you to everyone who came along to support a great cause and for their fabulous contributions to the staff bake off.

Mrs Kerr was the proud winner of XL bake off and was lucky enough to take away the trophy for 2015!

Literacy in Science

Literacy in ScienceInveralmond Science Department celebrated literacy in science this week, following Roald Dahl’s birthday on the 13th September, with a poster competition involving the creation of a new chocolate bar to add to Willy Wonka’s collection!

Using their knowledge of particles in solids, liquids and gases, pupils combined science, literacy and creativity to come up with some incredible designs ranging from chocolate candles, to chocolate that turns from a solid to a gas and goes straight into your bloodstream!

Congratulations to Christopher Nisbet and Beth Templeton 1B1 who won first prize.

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STEM week 3Week 3 of Inveralmond’s STEM Club saw members tackle the challenge “Crush the castle!”

All students showed an amazing display of teamwork, communication, planning and creativity when building catapults from materials they could find around the room.

A massive congratulations to this weeks STEM stars Mirran Yule, Emma Smart and Alix McIlloney on their Trebuchet design that threw a 5p coin a groundbreaking 2.9 metres!

More to come next week!

Mr. Bell, Miss McKenna and our fabulous STEM ambassadors.


STEM Club - BoatsInveralmond’s second STEM club saw students tackle Mission

Students designed their own boats using limited resources and their engineering skills.

A huge congratulations our STEM stars Nina Bourdarias (1B2) and Carla Speirs (1W1) who designed an amazing boat that could hold over 400g!

More to come next week…

Mr. Bell, Miss McKenna and the fabulous STEM ambassadors.

Sporting calendar

Sports BallsThe West Lothian Secondary Schools’ Sporting Calendar for 2015-16 has just been released. Click Sports Calendar to view.

The calendar offers opportunities for pupils from every year group to participate in a range of sports.

Schools are awarded points for each competition based on the results and these go towards the West Lothian Secondary School’ League.

We’re hoping that Inveralmond CHS can make a big push this year so please see the PE department for further information on competitions and get involved!


Inveralmond had an incredibly successful first running of STEM club last week with 30 pupils designing their own handmade straw rockets!

We saw some amazing engineering skills through their planning, design and manufacture.

Congratulations to Rebecca Melville, Rhianna MacKinnon and Alix McIlloney who were last week’s STEM stars and designed rockets that flew over 4 meters!

More to come this Wednesday lunchtime!

Mr Bell, Miss McKenna and the fabulous STEM Ambassadors!

Calais Shoe Box Appeal

WLCInveralmond Community High School will be participating in the West Lothian Calais Shoe Box Appeal in the next couple of weeks and we would love to get as many pupils and members of our local community involved.

The Appeal has been set up by a group of people in West Lothian who will be delivering collected items to the Calais refugee camp in support of the vast number of Syrian refugees finding themselves at this location.

Donations can be handed into Miss McKenna (Bruce House), Mrs Fowler (Lorimer House), Mrs Wright (Stuart House) or Mrs Kerr (Wallace House) by no later than the 8th October and single or multiple items will be accepted. List of acceptable items.

Young Ambassadors

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S6 pupils, Kerry-Anne Charles and Michael Black, have been selected as this year’s ‘Young Ambassadors’ for Inveralmond Community High School.

Having been chosen from a number of applicants, Kerry-Anne and Michael attended a Young Ambassadors Regional conference on 3 September alongside other YA’s from across West Lothian and the neighbouring authorities.

The National Young Ambassadors programme looks to identify pupils from high schools across Scotland with their key role being to motivate and inspire other young people to take part in sport.

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Higher Biology Trip

IMG_0045 180On Wednesday 26th August, S5/6 Higher Biology students visited Strathclyde University’s Pharmacy and Bio-medical Sciences Department.

The students had a hands-on experience of the PCR process in a real laboratory environment. They thoroughly enjoyed their visit and were an asset to the school.

To see some pictures from the day click on Photo Gallery

Some quotes from the students:-
“This was a great way to help students get a better understanding of the PCR process and what’s involved”.

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Tesco Bank Art Competition

Since 2004 this very special competition has encouraged thousands of children all over the country to get arty and embrace their inner Van Gogh’s!

Inveralmond Pupils have this year won a Portrait Gallery trip and workshop due to the high quality of their entries.

The artwork seen here is called “Flight” and is one of three entries submitted by Inveralmond students.

This piece explores the many different reasons people decide to flee their home or country.

Click on the picture to see the full image.


5 Strings


Congratulations to 5 strings!

On Thursday the 27th of August, Inveralmond band 5 Strings performed at West Lothian’s schools Battle of the Bands competition.

Ewan Wilson, Joel Murray and Euan Cowan put in an excellent performance and achieved 3rd place.

The competition took place at the Regal Theatre in Bathgate, there were some fantastic performances and the evening was a huge success. Click on the continue reading tab below to see a picture of the boys in action.

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S1 to S3 Homework Club

Large Blog ImageOur very popular S1-3 Homework Club will recommence on Tuesday 8th September after school in the library from 15.30 until 16.30pm then run at the same time each Tuesday thereafter.

Pupils in S1-3 are welcome to come along and complete homework either on the computers or in a calm and quiet space.

Help will be on hand from staff and senior pupils who can assist with any questions.

There will be juice and snacks on offer before the club begins.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Battle of the Bands

photoInveralmond group ‘5 Strings’ (Ewan Wilson, Joel Murray and Euan Cowan) have qualified for the final of the West Lothian Schools Battle of The Bands.

This event takes place on Thursday evening, 27th August at the Regal Theatre in Bathgate.

If you would like to come along and support the boys, tickets are £5 and can be bought from the Regal theatre directly or by calling the box office on 01506 630 085.

The organisers have highlighted that this event usually sells out, so if you do want to come along please consider buying a ticket before the event.

SQA Exams Post Result Service

You will receive your Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) by first class mail on Tuesday 4th August.

If you change your permanent home address, please tell the school immediately. This will ensure that your SQC is delivered directly to your home, and avoids confusion and delays.

If you are going on to university or college, your results will be sent by SQA to the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) electronically.

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MUNOn 11th June Inveralmond held its second Model United Nations Conference.

The event was attended by over 220 students over 40 of whom were Inveralmond pupils.

This conference was a particularly poignant one as it was the last Model UN for our founding S6 pupils who have been instrumental in the building and nurturing of the club. From its inception 5 years ago with five S2 pupils, to 2015 with an ever growing membership and more competitive students than ever, the club goes from strength to strength. This is due in no small part by the contribution of these truly inspirational young people.

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