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SCHOLAR

Scholar is an online learning tool that allows students with:

Revising & Catching up
Taking Tests & Assessments
Developing skills & techniques
Supporting independent study planning & time management
Gaining additional help from online Scholar tutors

This week’s Scholar online sessions will be;
Higher Physics                   Monday, 14 November 6:00pm
National 5 English             Tuesday, 15 November 6:00pm

Full details can be found on the Scholar website

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Primary 6 Transition Afternoons

img_0065Primary Six pupils at our cluster primaries enjoyed visiting Inveralmond and getting a flavour of High School learning during our recent transition afternoons.

Pupils from Harrysmuir, Peel and Livingston Village visited on the 13th October, and pupils from Toronto, Letham and Riverside visited on 4th November.

The pupils chose two learning activities from a huge range including Fun Experiments in Science, 3D Modelling in Graphic Communication, Practical Workshops in Craft and Design, Team Building in PE, Superhero Software Skills in Business, Creative Writing, Music Workshop, French Frolics, Maths Challenge.

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Fake Model Scout Warning

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A warning has been issued following UK girls being targeted online. Fake social media accounts have been used to deceive teenage girls into sending indecent images of themselves.

Profiles were set up in the name of Base Models, a legitimate company, not involved with the activity. Girls received messages from the accounts, from someone who claimed to be recruiting models for the agency.

please ensure that you are aware of potential scams when using social media sites, you can read more here:- BBC warning

Academic Excellence Award

2016_11_07-academic-excellence-award-rachel-hailstones-180On Saturday 5th of November Inveralmond student Rachel Hailstones was nationally recognised for her outstanding achievements in Higher Modern Studies last year. Out of the 9851 candidates presented for Higher Modern Studies in the 2015-2016 exam diet Rachel was one of only four candidates to achieve 100%.

This incredible achievement was celebrated at the Modern Studies annual conference at Glasgow University on Saturday. Rachel was presented with her award by Professor John Curtice on behalf of the Modern Studies Educational Trust. An absolutely fantastic achievement and everybody at Inveralmond Community High would like to congratulate Rachel on this amazing feat.

Show My Homework

show-my-homeworkWe are delighted to announce that the Inveralmond Community High School Calendar is available for public view, this can be accessed via the Show My Homework icon on the school website or by searching for the school at: Show My Homework

Our roll out programme continues this week with student log in information being issued. This will also include details of how parents can log in.

We appreciate every support with this roll out and have included some user guides to assist below;
SMHW – Parent guide
SMHW – Parent log-in instructions

F1 in Schools – World Final

F1 in Schools logoInveralmond students excel at World Finals.

A huge well done to Kinetikos Racing who have recently returned from the World Finals of the Formula 1 in Schools technology challenge. The six S5 students – Euan Clunie, Zak Brown, Michael Penman, Joshua Whitby, Kayleigh Speirs and Lewis Shaw – claimed two of the prestigious awards at the awards ceremony of the finals, which were held in Austin, Texas, USA.

The team scooped the awards for ‘Best Team Identity’ and ‘Best Pit Display’ and were commended by the competition judges for their fantastic attitude towards the challenge and innovative thinking.

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S1/2 STEM Club

ICHSWould you like to explore aspects of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) during a Wednesday lunchtime. The ICHS Stem club will be starting on Wednesday 9th November and will focus on The Ultimate STEM Challenge. This is a national competition brought to you by BP, the Science Museum and STEM Learning.

We are looking for 10 boys and 10 girls from S1 and S2 to put their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills to the test and potentially win some fantastic prizes, including an invitation to a celebratory event at the Science Museum, an Ultimate STEM experience day, £500 for their school and Science Museum goodies.

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Fire Safety Message

WLCWest Lothian Community Safety Partnership is urging everyone to stay safe and heed key fire safety messages this year ahead of Bonfire Night.

The messages which can be read by clicking the following safety warning include messages from SFRS Prevention & Protection Group Manager for West Lothian, Eddie Ritchie, Inspector Scott Robertson, Community Policing and other safety partners.

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service are up to four times busier than usual on November 5th and have issued a leaflet warning of the dangers and offering advice for a safe Bonfire Night.

Uniform Donations

ICHSInveralmond’s Fundraising Committee are asking for donations of any unwanted good quality uniforms.

Please hand in any donations to Community Reception and be sure to label it for the attention of Mrs Loughins.

This may be uniforms that students have grown out of or no longer need, all help is greatly appreciated and we look forward to your response..

 

Primary 6 Transition Afternoon

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Inveralmond Community High School will be hosting a Primary 6 transition afternoon on Friday 4th November 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..

Ladywell Campus ParkSmart Initiative


On Friday 28th October Inveralmond hosted the first meeting of the Ladywell Campus ParkSmart Initiative.

The purpose of our ParkSmart initiative is to come up with smart solutions in order to relieve our school gate congestion. We truly believe if we work closely together as a campus we can make positive and sustainable improvements.

The community initiative meeting involved members from Ladywell Community Council, Harrysmuir Primary, Ladywell Nursery, Inveralmond Early Years Centre, Inveralmond Community High School, Parent Council and Police Scotland.

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SDS – Offer of Appointment

ICHSThe Careers Adviser from Skills Development Scotland will be offering appointments to parents/carers at the S3 Parents’ Evening on Thursday 10th November.

If you would like an appointment, please book in by following this link: S3 Careers

Skills Development Scotland (SDS) supports young people to make well informed decisions about their future.

The world of work is continually changing, with new opportunities created every day and it is unlikely that young people will remain in the same job for life.

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Indoor Car Boot Sale

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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:- wlinveralmond-chs@westlothian.org.uk

If you would like to have your own table at the event please call 01506 438093 and choose option 3 to find out more information.

 

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Measles Infection in Lothian

WLCMeasles cases have been confirmed in Lothian over the past month in teenagers and young adults. Please do not send your child to school if they have any symptoms suggestive of measles infection.

Symptoms – The symptoms of measles include fever, lethargy, runny nose, conjunctivitis, cough and a red, blotchy rash which starts at the head spreading over the chest and limbs. The rash generally fades within ten days.

If your child has developed symptoms suggestive of measles, you should keep your child at home and contact your General Practitioner for further advice by phone (or NHS24 if out of hours on telephone number 111).

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