Absence Reporting

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Inveralmond Community High School has a new system for reporting student absence.

This change is to make reporting an absence more convenient for parents and carers.

Please send a text message to 07860 049 717 to report your child as absent before 9:30 am stating your child’s name, tutor group and reason for absence.

 

Excellence in School Sport

 

ICHSThe west Lothian Schools’ Excellence in School Sport Programme (ESSP) is accepting applications from pupils for the academic year 2015-16.

The Excellence in School Sport Programme was created to provide a co-ordinated and planned approach to high quality sports coaching and support services for talented and aspiring West Lothian pupils.

The programme currently offers additional skill based coaching for; badminton, basketball, golf, handball and swimming (there is a minimal commitment of 2 hours per week depending on sport).

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Higher Revision Day

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This Saturday, Inveralmond will host a final Higher Mathematics Revision day.

This revision session will take place at Inveralmond Community High School on Saturday the 16th May and will run from 8:45 am until approximately 1:30 pm.

Trans World Soccer Video

 

Below is a video from Inveralmond’s recent Trans World Soccer trip where students travelled to London to visit Wembley and the Emirates stadium before taking in a match at Old Trafford on the way home. As well as the sightseeing, the students also took part in matches themselves..

Pictures from the trip can be seen here:- Photo Gallery

Swimming Success

swimmingInveralmond student Owen Strachan recently competed at the Scottish National Age Groups Swimming Championships at the Aberdeen Sports Village.

Owen won a Bronze medal for finishing third in the 200 metre butterfly final for fifteen year olds. This result leaves Owen ranked third in Scotland and first in the East of Scotland.

Owen’s next challenge is to compete on Friday the 15th of May for British qualifying times.

Everyone at Inveralmond is proud of Owen’s achievements and wish him continued success…

Sports Bulletin

Sports BallsInveralmond finished 3rd in last week’s S1-2 Basketball event.

There is one more event in the series to be held on Wednesday 20 May here at ICHS.

The Rugby Finals takes place on Friday 15th May at Murrayfield stadium.  The S1-2 competition final will be held as well as events for S3 boys and girls from S1-3.

Players from Edinburgh Rugby will visit for photos and autographs and there is also the chance of a tour of the stadium.  Anyone keen to take part should notify a member of the PE staff.

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Well Being Surveys

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Your feedback on your child’s experience of Inverlamond is very important to us in order to drive school improvement.

The school’s vision is about working together to inspire learners and shape successful futures and looking after your child’s well being is a crucial part of this vision becoming a reality.

We would be very grateful to parents and students for taking the time to complete the well being surveys below. We will publish a summary of the results of the questionnaires in August 2015.

Student Well Being Survey
Parent Well Being Survey

Social Networking

NSPCC - Net Aware 

Your guide to the social networks your kids use

Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world.

Below is a link which provides a guide to the social networks used by young people. This guide has been put together by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children NSPCC in cooperation with Mumsnet to hear from parents like you.

www.net-aware.org.uk

Live Maths Scholar Revision

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All students and teachers are welcome to attend the National 5 Maths Live Online Session which will take place on Thursday, 14 May 2015 at 7:30 PM.

These are interactive events hosted by subject specialists who have extensive teaching experience.

Each session lasts up to an hour in total, including time for questions and answers towards the end.

Details for this live session are available at:
scholar.hw.ac.uk/Resources/Live_Online_Sessions/

Pump It Up Challenge

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Inveralmond took part in the West Lothian Pump It Up Challenge sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric and the West Lothian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday 23rd April 2015. Pupils had to design a creative product which used a heat pump for use in very day life. The product also had to work in with helping the environment by reducing the use of fossil fuels.

The pupils were in groups of 4 or 5 and had 4 hours to design their product. In this time they also had to design an A3 poster, PowerPoint, research green energy and present their idea. Four winners were selected and had to present their idea to Linda Scott, Head of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce and Annabel Mansell of Mitsubishi Electrical.

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London Football Trip

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We met at the school at 5.00am on the Wednesday and everyone was buzzing for the trip ahead (apart from the teachers who looked half asleep!).

On the first day we arrived at Wembley Stadium (which had nothing on Hampden!) and played a world cup five-a-side tournament amongst ourselves which was a great laugh. We then travelled back to our hotel and got settled for the night.

On the second day we visited Thorpe Park which was a blast. A lot of the group loved the rollercoasters, yet some of the group felt the need to spend £30 + on trying to win a cuddly toy! One boy even spent over £100.

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Rwanda Fundraiser

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On the last day of term before the Easter break Miss Spence’s s2 fitness group took part in a fundraising event raising money for ‘Together in Sport, Rwanda’; a charity which is run by Miss Spence in the PE department.

The girls participated in a team marathon ‘Run for Rwanda’. This was a huge challenge for the girls as for many of them this was the furthest distance they had ever ran!

Each pupil got individually sponsored and together they raised over £500!! This money together with another £500 from a dress down day has enabled Miss Spence to build a full sized basketball and volleyball court out in her school in Rwanda.

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Class of 2015

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Our S6 pupils of the Class of 2015 enjoyed their final official school day at Inveralmond on Friday 24 April. Pupils had a fun day with bouncy castles, Karaoke, shirt signing and sharing memories.

Our S6 have made an outstanding contribution to the life of the school throughout their time and positively impacted on their peers.

Their positive attitudes and respectful conduct is to be commended. We wish them well in their upcoming exams and look forward to formally wishing them well into their futures at their Graduation ceremony and Prom in June.

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Science Award

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Congratulations to Cassie McGregor in S6 who recently won a CREST Communication and Context Prize at the National Science and Engineering Competition.

Cassie was the only scottish student to win at the event. The event was very competitive with over 200 applicants in her category.

Cassie had to present a poster and power point presentation on the work she had carried out on the Roslin Institute investigation E-Coli in cattle.

We wish Cassie all the best with her future career in science.

Karate Success

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Inveralmond student Ally Aitchison has just returned from Norway where she was representing the Livingston Tenkai Karate club at the Kofukan World Championships.

Ally put in a great deal of work and some excellent performances to earn a Silver Medal, which is a fantastic achievement and everyone here at Inveralmond is extremely proud of her.

Ally has previously won a Bronze medal at the World Championships so hopefully her progression will continue with a gold medal to come…

The Livingston Tenkai Karate club runs beginner classes on a Tuesday night at 7pm at Inveralmond, any age from 6 years old.