Under 13’s Match Report


The morning started with a knock on the PE department door and some of the boys had worried looks on their faces.

The boys explained that there were three players missing from the squad, the ever unflustered Mr Dewar told the boys to keep calm and carry on.

Minutes later there were more knocks on the door with players asking to be included in the illustrious U13’s squad, Mr Dewar was happy to oblige. Now time for the action.

It was a freezing December night with the pitch looking icy but there was to be no slip ups from the Invy boys.

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Christmas Concerts


The Inveralmond Community High School Christmas Concert will be be held on Tuesday the 9th of December at 7pm.

Tickets are now available from Community Reception and this year the tickets are free of charge though donations will be welcome on the night. Please note there will be no entry without a ticket.

On Thursday the 11th of December at 7pm we will be hosting Invi’s Got Talent. This talent show was a great success last year and we have huge amounts of talented students here at Inveralmond to showcase again this year. Tickets are available at Community Reception at a cost of £2.50 per ticket.

Music success


Congratulations to four of our brass students.

Mark Elwis, Rachel Meldrum, Chloe Burrell and Jenny Elwis competed on Saturday 22nd November at the National Youth Brass Band Championships in Perth Concert Hall.

These pupils are members of the West Lothian Schools Brass Band who took the title of 2014 Scottish Champions in the Senior Section.

The band have now been invited to compete in the European Youth Brass Band Championships in Germany in 2015. A fantastic achievement. Well done!

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Under 13’s Match Report


St Margaret’s 3 Inveralmond 6
It was a cold November day for this league match in which the previous fixture was won by St Margaret’s due to a penalty shootout, there would be no re-occurrences of that result today.

The boys, inspired by the accompaniment of Miss MacLellan and a new look formation put together by Mr Dewar laid on a fantastic footballing master class including grace, composure and clinical finishing.

It took only five minutes for Invy’s class to show, Scott laying the ball down the line for Kyle to play a low ball into the box which was turned into the goal by a St Margaret’s defender (0-1).

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Sports Bulletin

Sports Balls

Inveralmond competed in the first Multisport competition of the year on Friday 14th Nov at Deans CHS.

All the pupils that represented the school performed really well and Inveralmond finished 4th in the S1/2 Giant Heptathlon, 3rd in the S3/4 Rugby and 4th in the Table Tennis overall.

A special mention to Julia MacDougall who retained her U16 WL Table Tennis Championship title and to Taiya Sear who finished runner up in the U14 category.

Our S5/6 Handball team finished 2nd in the recent event and will now compete in the finals on 3 December

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Children in Need 2014


On Friday the 14th November Inveralmond Community High School took part in Children in Need 2014.

The entire day was dress down and our S6 students organised some events for the charity which ranged from a bake sale to leg waxing and even included a ‘sponge the teacher’ event which as you can imagine was very popular.

The total sum of the money raised on the day was £800, a massive well done to everyone involved.

To see some pictures from the days events click on the following link:- photo gallery

MUN Conference


ICHS MUNers in Penicuik Success

On Fri 7th Nov 2014, the Inveralmond MUN Club participated in the 4th Penicuik Model United Nations Conference.

This conference saw Inveralmond take a record number of students (25) to an event of this nature, and our boys and girls represented the countries of Argentina, Japan, South Africa and Sweden.

It was a particularly proud day for Mr Pinder, Mrs Bethune and Mrs Watson who witnessed 11 new faces to the MUN circuit who had never previously attended a MUN Conference.

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RRSA Award for Inveralmond


We are delighted to announce that Inveralmond has been awarded Level One of the Rights Respecting School Award.

This means that UNICEF recognise our school as an organisation that places children’s rights at the heart of everything we do.

The assessors were particularly impressed with our learning and teaching, our Positive Behaviour Charters, the equality that we promote in school and the work that we do as global citizens.

A massive well done to everyone involved, especially to the pupil steering group!

Prom Fayre

Prom fayre

On Tuesday 4th November Inveralmond hosted the annual prom fayre. This is an event to showcase potential dresses, suits and kilts for the students to wear once their prom night comes around in June.

The evening was a great success and all proceeds from the night went to Sunndach and Calaréidh and the YWCA charities. Ticket sales, tea and coffee on sale on the evening as well as a raffle which had some great prizes all contributed to this.

Pictures from the evening can be viewed by clicking on the following link: photo gallery

P7 Transition Night


Inveralmond recently held a primary 7 transition evening which included an informative talk from Head Teacher Mrs McMaster followed by pupils giving accounts of their experiences. Parents and future students were then able to meet members of staff and have a tour of the school.

Students also showcased some of their talent when our concert band and choir performed in the assembly hall to the visiting audience followed by senior phase pupils providing a selection of informal music during teas and coffees in the dining hall.

The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the evening and received an enormous amount of positive feedback. Senior students pics

Tenor Drumming Championship

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Congratulations to Hannah Murray and Nicole Kirk who competed in the International Solo Tenor Drumming Championship at Glasgow Caledonian University on Saturday 18th October.

In the Juvenile Section 2 Category Hannah Murray won 3rd place and Nicole won the competition taking 1st place. This is their 3rd time in the competition but the 1st time the girls have been placed.

Both girls have played for West Lothian Schools Pipe Band for four years under the direction of Pipe Major Gordon Bruce and are tutored by drumming instructor David Ross.

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Halloween Dress Down Day


Inveralmond’s English Department does Halloween!

On Friday the 31st of October, the pupils and staff of the English Department created a spooktacular atmosphere. We researched the history of Halloween and found out how Halloween is celebrated in different countries.

We wrote poems,created scary reading lists, wrote scary story openers and enjoyed listening to music that creates the Halloween atmosphere. The Advanced Higher pupils dressed as characters from their dissertation texts and some lucky pupils won competition prizes for the work they’d completed. We all agreed: the scariest thing was Mr. Delargy’s Hawaiian shirt!

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Fire Safety


Important message from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Station Manager James Melvin;

Over the past few days there have been a number of deliberate fires in and around the woods surrounding Inveralmond Community High School.

I would ask, that if you are aware of who is carrying out the fire raising in your local area, that you inform the local Police by calling 101 or crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 so that we can work together to solve this problem in the local community.

Click here to view the complete message: Fire Safety leaflet Further information is available at www.firescotland.gov.uk

Prom Fayre 2014

Prom Fayre

This year’s Prom Fayre will be held in the school assembly hall on the 4th of November 2014 from 7 pm.

Tickets for the evening are available from Community Reception at a cost of £3 per adult and £2 per child. Tea and Coffee will be on sale along with a raffle which will have some great prizes.

All money raised from this event will go to charity. This year’s charities are, firstly, Sunndach and Calaréidh who are part of Children’s Services within NHS Lothian’s University Hospitals Division caring for children with complex disabilities who require a high level of nursing and medical care within a community based-environment.

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Inveralmond Learner Voice


As part of the school’s ongoing improvement process, a working group has been created to look at incorporating pupil’s opinions and ideas into the decision making process of Inveralmond CHS. This group is called “Learner Voice”. As the title suggests, this is about giving pupils and parents an opportunity to contribute to the school ethos of “Working together to inspire learners and shape successful futures”.

It is anticipated when Learner Voice has been fully implemented, pupils will be able to cooperate with staff to shape their future learning experiences. They will receive quality feedback which will enable them to self evaluate their learning and together with their class teachers they can plan their next steps effectively.

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