S2 London Trip

London trip 2016


This Thursday, 1st September, there is a meeting to allow parents or carers to find out more information about the trip, ask any questions and meet the staff.

The meeting will start at 6pm in the English open plan area.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Also, a gentle reminder that the deposit is due this week.

S1 Settling In Evening

ICHSS1 Parents and pupils are invited to our S1 Settling In Evening on Thursday 8th September at 7 pm.

We will take this opportunity to talk to parents about the Inspire Learning 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 more information about the evening: Settling in evening letter & Didbook Leaflet

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

Pokemon Go:- Advice for Parents

Police are urging parents to speak to young people about staying safe when using the recently launched Pokemon Go app.

It’s one of the first popular games to use “augmented reality” – a kind of cross between real life and an online world.

Below are a couple of links to highlight the potential issues when using the app along with guidelines on safe use;

ITV News article

NSPCC parents guide

SQA Exams Post Result Service

SQA-ImageYou will receive your Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) by first class mail on Tuesday 9th 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 and 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 email for an appointment stating your preferred day and time at

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Awards Ceremonies 2016

ICHSInveralmond Community High School celebrated the success and achievement of our learners at our annual awards ceremonies on June 15th.

The S1-S3 ceremony was held during the school day, while the S4-S6 ceremony was held in the evening.

Both the afternoon (S1-S3) and evening (S4-S6) ceremonies included moving and inspirational speeches.

Mrs Young, recently appointed as Head Teacher of Inveralmond, addressed both ceremonies and emphasised her pride in the achievements of our young people.

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Traffic Congestion Event

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On Wednesday 22 June, a community meeting took place in Inveralmond made up of: pupils from Harrysmuir Primary School, parents from the Nursery, Community Council members, our Parent Council, Deborah Paton a Council Representative and two Community Policemen.

The event was led by a group of S6 pupils who used the Implemento planning tool to try to find solutions to the traffic congestion problems in the area at Harrysmuir Primary School.

The meeting was very positive and a working party has now been established to take forward actions agreed at this meeting.

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S2 SKY Skills Trip

Sky Skills Studio Build, 06/03/12The English department took a VERY enthusiastic 75 S2 pupils to Sky Academy last week.

We were fortunate enough to have the whole trip funded by Sky and the staff at Sky made the trip well worth the visit!

Pupils were split into three large groups and then had to work in smaller groups to complete a series of challenges.

The skills used will be useful not only in the English classroom with research and writing but it was also impressive to see a range of pupils taking leading roles in a group or on camera!

Click here to see some pictures:- Photo Gallery

SKY Media Workshop

Sky Skills Studio Build, 06/03/12
Our senior pupils visited Sky Academy in Livingston and took part in an all day workshop to learn more about Sky and careers in the Media industry.

The pupils showed their ability to work well in a series of 3 challenges. The challenges required organisation, teamwork and enthusiasm and our pupils delivered all three!

We saw some fantastic presentations and some equally fantastic costumes during their news reports!

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London S2 Trip 2016

The English Department is delighted to be planning a trip to London for our current S2 pupils.

The trip will take place in December 2016. The trip will give pupils an opportunity to broaden their knowledge of literature and make links between English and the elements of Media and Drama we also teach as part of their BGE course.

Pupils will also get to experience the sights of London.

Letters have been sent home with pupils which are to be returned if they are interested in going. Further information will be issued and deposits taken after the holidays.

Paris Trip 2016

Paris 2016Last week, 40 S4 pupils along with Mrs Moore, Miss Mennessier, Mr Smith and Mr McKeown spent 5 days away from school taking in the sights of Paris.

We enjoyed a leisurely sail down the River Seine before enjoying a tasty crepe in the grounds of Notre Dame Cathedral. We visited the Louvre museum where we saw the Mona Lisa and we spent some time looking at the beautiful architecture of L’Arc de Triomphe.

Using the Métro underground to get us around, we also spent time at La Défense where we had some free time for shopping and lunch.

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Mitsubishi ‘Pump up It Challenge’

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Inveralmond Community High School are delighted to announce that our S3 student’s achieved 2nd place in the Mitsubishi ‘Pump up It Challenge’.

Callum Sutherland, Declan Fisher, Lennox Stewart, Lewis Bowes, Drew Gorrie and Xander Lawley managed to successfully develop their idea for a portable charging device which could eventually be used for any mobile device.

A big thank you to all those involved with the project and we look forward to achieving even more success in future competitions!

S6 Graduation Ceremony

ICHS Class of 2016
On Wednesday 8th June Inveralmond Community High School held it’s annual S6 Graduation Ceremony.

The evening started with an address by newly appointed Headteacher Mrs Young, who then passed over to the Senior Pupil Leadership Team to address their peers and audience made up of families and staff members with memories of their time at Inveralmond.

The Head boy and Girl along with their deputes were then presented with a thank-you gift in appreciation of their time working as part of the Senior Leadership Team.

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H.E. Course Contribution

ICHSThe financial contribution for all students undertaking a Home Economics course is now due. The payment can be made via the iPay Impact system or at the school reception.

The attached letter provides details regarding the contribution towards each course, as well as details regarding any S1/2 students that did not undertake practical lessons due to staffing shortages within the Home Economics department last year.

Information letter

If you have any questions regarding this, please contact Mr Dodds – PTC Technologies

Loch Eil Outward Bound

Loch EilLast Week 30 students and 3 members of staff embarked on the Outward Bound trip to Loch Eil. The trip would soon become an unforgettable experience for all of the students involved.

Outward Bound try to focus on building independence, resilience and a growth mind set through difficult and challenging experiences.

Upon arrival the school group were split into 3 clans. The names of these clans were MacLeod, MacKinnon and Fraser working with individual instructors. Each Clan had to work together as a team throughout the week supporting each other as well as eating breakfast and dinner together as a team.

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Paris Trip

Paris 2016On the 11th June, 40 4th years and 4 teachers will be going to Paris on a residential trip. We have a packed schedule and pupils will have plenty of opportunities to have fun with friends and practice their French.

On Saturday we will be travelling to Hull and taking the overnight ferry to Zeebrugge. Sunday will be spent travelling down through Belgium and France to Paris. We will spend the afternoon and evening taking in the sights of Paris before heading to our hotel.

We plan to take a boat trip on the Seine and spend some time at Notre Dame Cathedral and the Pompidou Centre before boarding the métro underground to get to the Eiffel Tower!

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