Recently ten S3 girls had the opportunity to attend a Physics event at James Young organised by the Institute of Physics. At the event the pupils enjoyed inspirational lectures from PhD students, astronomers and civil engineers currently working in industry.
The girls were able to take part in activities which included making ice-cream from liquid nitrogen, building the strongest bridge in a civil engineering competition and making rockets to name a few.
The girls were also involved in discussions with members of several universities including Strathclyde, Edinburgh and West Lothian College to discuss careers in science for females.
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There will be an Options Information Evening on Wednesday 19th February 5pm-6pm. During this evening, information will be given to parents regarding Subject Choice, S4 Study Leave, and the New Highers.
All pupils currently in S4 will study 5 subjects in S5. There will be free choice of subjects for pupils. Pupils will not be restricted as there will be no columns however courses will only run subject to staffing and uptake of subjects.
Pupils will be interviewed by a member of the SLT and guided course choice should enable pupils to achieve the best possible outcomes.
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We would like to bring your attention to a leaflet which was developed in partnership with National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) and addresses questions that parents and carers have been asking in relation to CfE.
It also provides some examples of learner journeys which help illustrate the opportunities and benefits offered by the new curriculum, the key benefits for young people and examples of the different routes pupils can take throughout their education from age 3-18.
An online version of the leaflet is available on the Parentzone website.
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Thanks to immunisation, diseases such as polio have disappeared in the UK. However, these diseases could come back as they are still seen in many countries throughout the world – which is why it’s so important to get your jabs.
Although you were probably immunised against tetanus, diphtheria and polio as a child, and may have some protection, you still need a Teenage booster to complete your routine immunisations and give you longer-term protection.
Likewise you need a booster dose of the MenC vaccine as a teenager to be protected from meningitis and septicaemia (blood poisoning) caused by meningococcal group C bacteria.
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On Friday 10th January, Inveralmond Community High School was proud to welcome Lord Mar & Kellie to the school.
Lord Mar provided a presentation and a question and answer session to the S5 & 6 Modern Studies pupils as part of the House of Lords Peers Outreach Programme.
Lord Mar was greeted by Head Girl Alex Hague, Head Boy Lee Moffat and Mr Pinder. He was then formally welcomed to the school by Mrs McMaster where he outlined the significance of the Peers Outreach Programme. After refreshments Lord Mar was then taken to the Assembly Hall where he delivered his presentation to approximately 70 students and staff.
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As a vital part of establishing our school values we have consulted with all stakeholders. In order to promote the 5 values agreed by the stakeholders we asked pupils if they would like to take part in a competition to design a poster which would help to promote these values around the school.
The school values are Respect, Honesty, Enjoyment, Equality and Responsibility.
The competition closed on the 16th December and the winner was announced as Emily Simpson of S2. The judges were a mixture of pupils and staff. I would like to thank all the pupils who took part in the competition, there were nearly 100 entries!
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Christopher Young, proprietor of Raptor Fimlz, is coaching three keen students to develop their Video Editing Skills.
The students involved are Josh Brown, Kyle Gaffney and Peter Johnston.
They are learning how to master filming techniques to capture, edit and create creative and commercial videos to a professional quality standard.
This course is enhancing their skill set for future employment and giving them real hands on experience of the Creative Digital Media industry.
Every year ‘Beefeater’ ask our Inveralmond Community High School brass band to provide some Christmas cheer for their customers and this year was no exception.
The students played a variety of Christmas carols as well as some old favourite standards.
The brass group under the direction of Murray Gourdie, are now building up their audience year on year and customers and staff were definitely getting into the Christmas spirrassit.
A selection of pictures from the day are available here: ICHS Photo Gallery
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A group of S4 RME pupils have delivered food donations and a cheque for over £400 raised by pupils, staff and parents to West Lothian Foodbank distribution office in Whitburn.
Pupils spent time talking to volunteers about the organisation and the vital help they provide to people of West Lothian. Pupils got to see Christmas parcels being made up for the festive period to help those in need of emergency food supplies.
All S4 pupils have been working together in RME to come up with fundraising projects to help raise awareness and donations for West Lothian Foodbank as part of their Award level work for Core RME and Personal Development. It was a delight to see their hard work put into action to help the local community.
Inveralmond’s S6 students delivered 90 Christmas parcels to delighted local senior citizens. The initiative was co-ordinated by Ladywell Community Council and supported by Inveralmond CHS and Harrysmuir Primary School.
The S6 students made up the parcels and delivered them door-to-door on Tuesday 17 December. The parcels contained a range of groceries and treats as well as Christmas cards made by Harrysmuir pupils.
Head Girl Alex Hague said ‘It was a brilliant day. The pensioners were really sweet and so pleased to receive the parcels. I felt really proud to be involved in such a worthwhile activity’.
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Click here for the Scholar parent leaflet.
Scholar is an online aid for pupils studying a variety of subjects. It is maintained by Heriot –Watt University and has a variety of interactive learning resources as well as pupil exercises and sample assessments.
There is also an online tutor who is available to answer any questions via a discussion board.
All S4, S5 and S6 students studying any of the subjects covered by Scholar have been issued with usernames and passwords. This is a very valuable tool for independent learning.
Pupils, parents and staff enjoyed many of the outstanding talents that the school has to offer on Thursday evening.
This event, organised by the S5 and S6 Personal Development class, was a resounding success with around 300 tickets sold.
After including some very generous donations on the night, this means the girls will have raised around £500 for the “Make a Wish foundation” – a truly outstanding achievement.
The breadth of talent at Inveralmond was on display for all to see, with all years of the school represented. The band, “4th Beacon” were well deserved winners.
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Tuesday the 10th of December was the first of many festive activities at Inveralmond. The traditional ‘Christmas Concert’ was hosted this year by Head boy Lee Moffat and Head Girl Alexandra Hague.
Musicians from all parts of the school added their talent to the mix including: singers, guitarists, brass, woodwind, percussion and not forgetting the pipes and drums.
The event was well attended and a proportion of the taking will be going to ‘The West Lothian Food Bank’.
A selection of pictures from the evening can be seen here
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On Tuesday the 17th of December Inveralmond Community High School will host it’s annual Primary School Cluster Christmas Concert.
There will be brass and choir performances from Peel, Toronto, Harrysmuir, Letham, Livingston Village and Riverside pupils as well as a video performance from Beatlie school campus.
Proceeds from the concert will go to West Lothian Foodbank and Sunndach children’s respite home in Eliburn.
Each Year our S6 students produce a Prom Fayre where they choose 2 different charities. Their aim is to raise money for the chosen charities and to support and showcase local businesses by walking down the catwalk wearing dresses and kilts supplied to us by these companies.
This years prom fayre was in aid of Rosebury Centre for people with Alzheimer’s based in Ladywell ,Livingston and Sick Kids Friends Foundation based in Edinburgh.
We had three comperes from our S5 students to present this year’s event, Rebekah Gordon, Hannah McCabe and Shannon Stevenson.
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