Young Ambassadors


Ross Strachan and Craig Paterson from S6 were selected to attend this year’s Regional Young Ambassadors (YA) conference on 9 September. The event was held at the EICA in Ratho and was attended by around 100 pupils from schools across the region.

The national programme sees schools select 2 new YA’s each year that will be ambassadors for sport with their school and local community.

The conference was this year lead by Euan Burton, Commonwealth Gold medal winning Judo Player, and was also attended by Eve Muirhead, Winter Olympic medal winning curler.

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Vietnam & Cambodia trip


Student report of summer trip

We all made it back safe and sound and have returned to normal. We had a fantastic time while we were away and are desperate to go back!

We had a few days to acclimatise before heading into the jungle. That was an experience and a half! It was the toughest physical challenge any of us had faced.

We powered on through though and helped each other by keeping the spirits up and managed to complete our first ever 5 day trek in the Cambodian jungle.

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Build A Business Day


On Tuesday 2 September, 10 Inveralmond pupils attended Edinburgh Napier’s Build a Business day. We were welcomed at the door and told that we were no longer pupils but entrepreneurs for the day.

Our opening ice breaker was coming up for as many alternative uses for a ruler which did not include using it for measurements, that was very difficult! However, we managed to come up with 45; our favourite two were a back scratcher and a wasp swatter!

This task really did help us get our thinking caps on for the task ahead. We had to decide whether to create a new product for a festival or a new food or drink item.

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S4/5/6 Raising Attainment Evening


Inveralmond Community High School staff are hosting a S4/5/6 Raising Attainment Evening on Wednesday the 10th of September 2014 from 18.00 to 19.00.

As you are aware S4/5/6 can be a very demanding time for your child and they are likely to need your support at such a crucial point in their lives.

Please also read the attached Letter for more information.

We are looking forward very much to seeing you and your child at this event. Tea and Coffee will be provided on the evening.

Glasgow 2014 – Postcards

Glasgow 2014 Logo

Now that the Glasgow games are over, posters from young artists all over Scotland, including Inveralmond, are hanging in the bedrooms of the Commonwealth’s top athletes, providing a unique memento of their stay in Glasgow this summer.

Some postcards have been received from the athletes to thank the Inveralmond students for their artwork, you can view a few of them here: photo gallery

Some of the athletes have posted their postcards and thanks online, to see these click on the following links:
Legacy 2014
Village Art on Twitter

Inveralmond Fairtrade awards


Inveralmond receives two Fairtrade Awards!

Congratulations to Inveralmond’s Fairtrade group for their efforts in receiving two Fairtrade Awards for the school.

The school has been awarded the Fairaware and Fairactive Awards by carrying out various Fairtrade events throughout the year including a Christmas coffee morning and stall; raising awareness of Fairtrade through assemblies; organising and hosting a pupil tuck shop; designing a tutor group quiz; and planning pupil-led lessons on Fairtrade.

If anyone would like to join the Fairtrade group for this year please see Mrs Kerr in F072 (RMPS).

S1 Settling In Evening

S1 settling in

S1 Parents and pupils are invited to our S1 Settling In Evening on Thursday 4th September at 6.30pm.

We will take this opportunity to talk to parents about the Inspire Learners Programme in which all S1 pupils are taking part this year. Parents will also be given the opportunity to meet S1 mentors and the Senior Leadership team within the school.

Click on the following links to view information about the evening in more detail: Settling-In Evening, Didbook Leaflet

Tea and coffee will be provided on the evening. We look forward to seeing you there.

S1 Football Trials

All Weather Football Pitch 

This terms first year football trials will take place on Thursday the 4th of September from 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

The session will take place on the astro-turf pitch meaning that studded football boots are not permitted!

Please bring trainers and any other appropriate clothing.

The first league game of the season is next week away to Linlithgow so come along and earn your place in the team.

SQA Exams Post Results Service


You will receive your Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) by firstclass mail on Tuesday 5th 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 or 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.

If you are returning for the new session and wish to change your subject choices, please ensure you make an appointment through the electronic booking system Re-coursing Booking Form.

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Exam update for Parents & Carers


Friday 6 June was the last day of the SQA examinations. Your child will receive their Scottish Qualifications Certificate by 1st Class mail on Tuesday 5 August 2014. They can also register with MySQA and choose to have their results sent by email or text.

If your child would like to receive their results by email or text they must sign up by Tuesday 8 July and activate their account by Wednesday 16 July. This is in addition to receiving their SQC by post and may be helpful if they will be away from home when the results are due. For further information on how to activate an account visit MySQA page on the SQA website.

For more information and advice for parents and carers, please visit the Parentzone website.

West Lothian’s Got Talent


Well done to “The Invi. Folk” who were selected to represent Inveralmond Community High School at West Lothians Got Talent.

This event had approximately an audience of around 500 people and was held in a marquee at Linlithgow Rugby Club on Friday 20th June.

The boys performed “Below My Feet” very well and we are very proud of them.

Every school in West Lothian was represented in West Lothian’s Got Talent. There was a high standard of musicianship with some outstanding performances, making the competition tough.

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Cluster Transition Residential


At the end of May 153 pupils from the ICHS Cluster Primaries – Harrysmuir, Letham, Livingston Village, Peel, Riverside and Toronto – took part in our Belmont Camp in Meigle, Perthshire. During the residential, pupils participated in a wide range of fun, challenging and exciting activities such as the flying fox, mohawk walk, archery, pole climb, night line, and many more.

Through a combination of outdoor learning activities, team tasks and problem solving challenges, pupils had a great time while developing key skills for learning, life and work. The Belmont experience is built around supporting and enhancing transition, giving pupils the confidence to take change in their stride and carry their new skills into the classroom.

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Chemistry University Trip

2014-06-13 11.25.04S5 chemistry Students recently enjoyed a day trip to Strathclyde University.

On the trip, the students had the opportunity to carry out four different experiments including growing a stalagmite and making slime.

The students also got to tour the chemistry department and visit a research lab, forensic science labs and see for themselves what the lecture theatres looked like.

The students commented that they had lots of fun in the labs and found visiting the university really worthwhile and interesting.

S4-6 Awards Ceremony


The S4 to S6 Awards Ceremony compered by Depute Head Teacher Mr Wood began in the same vein as the afternoon’s event with the students being piped in by Jonathon Belcher after the platform party had taken to their seats.

Mrs McMaster gave her Head Teachers Report then handed over to the ICHS Choir before the awards presentations got underway. Guest speaker for the evening was Kenny Kemp, journalist, business writer and author who told of such adventures as working with Sir Richard Branson.

Centre stage then belonged to Amy Hawthorn ex Inveralmond student turned singer songwriter who performed a hit song.

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S1-3 Awards Ceremony

Jordan Grant

On Wednesday 18th June Inveralmond hosted it’s annual Awards Ceremonies, compered by Depute Head Teacher Mr Wood. First up in the afternoon was the S1 to S3 Awards.

After the introduction of our Platform Party, Jonathon Belcher piped in our students. This was followed by Mrs McMaster’s Head Teacher Report. The ICHS Choir performed two numbers before the presentation of awards got underway.

We were then treated to guest speaker Amy Hawthorn, a former Inveralmond student and now singer/songwriter, performing her hit song ‘hungry for you’. Our ICHS Folk Group had the unenviable task of following Amy and did a fantastic job.

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