SHAREFrom next week, if your son/daughter is in the new S2, S3 or S4, they will be involved in “Sexual Health and Relationships Education” (SHARE).

The programme being used is ‘SHARE’ which has been published by Health Scotland.

If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact your son/daughter’s Head of House.

Listed below are a couple of web addresses you may find useful

Senior Pupil Leadership Process

On 25th & 26th May our new S6 pupils took part in the Senior Pupil Leadership Selection Process.

This year the school was extremely fortunate to have the assistance of 4 members of the Royal Air Force who brought with them a number of leadership exercises to put our candidates through their paces.

On the 25th May over 20 candidates for Head Boy and Head Girl participated in physical, mental and intellectual challenges ranging from manoeuvring a team blindfolded around obstacles to working on complex sorting tasks.

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NHS Lothian Vaccinations

NHS Lothian LogoDid your daughter miss out on the HPV (cervical cancer) vaccination when school nurses were with us? If so, there is another opportunity to get it done in June. Details of this can be found in the following flyer;

HPV and MMR Clinics Flyer

The clinics are also for pupils in S1-S6 (girls and boys) who have not had 2 MMR vaccinations in the past.

NHS Lothian are happy for people who require their missed vaccination(s) to attend any venue regardless of the area where they reside.

Fringe Poster Competition 2016

2016_05_25 Fringe poster compCongratulations to Cameron Defoe, Neve Hunter and Hollie MacPherson who will have their shortlisted posters displayed at the 2016 Fringe Schools Poster Competition exhibition.

Each year, the shortlisted posters are displayed in a special exhibition in Edinburgh throughout the summer. The winning design becomes the official poster for that year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe and is used for a range of merchandise, from postcards and magnets to mugs and T-shirts.

This free exhibition will open to the public at Dynamic Earth from Wednesday 25 May to Monday 29 August 2016.
Well done!


M&D’s Aspire Trip

M&D's 2016The annual Inveralmond Aspire trip to M&D’s Theme Park is on Thursday 23 June 2016.

All S1-S3 students from 2015-2016 who have less than 3 Removes or have not been excluded in 2016 are invited to attend. The cost of this trip is £16 per pupil and should be paid in full to community reception no later than Monday 6 June 2016. Consent forms are to be handed into the school office.

The buses will depart from Inveralmond CHS carpark at approximately 9.30am on Thursday 23 June 2016. Students will attend school at normal time and attend tutor as usual. Buses will return to school at 3.00pm where students will be dismissed.

Alton Towers Aspire Trip

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S4 to S6 students can now collect the pack required for this year’s Alton Towers ASPIRE trip from community reception.

The trip will depart from the school car park on the 23rd of June at 02:00, and all students are asked to be at the school for no later than 01:30, further details are included in the information pack to be collected.

All completed forms must be handed back in to the school office and full payment of £40 made to community reception by Tuesday the 31st of May.

New Home Economics Staff

The ICS Home Economics department is delighted to welcome two new members of staff in Mr Dewar and Miss Robertson.

Both Mr Dewar and Miss Robertson currently work within the school P.E department and will start dual qualification training in Home Economics in the coming weeks, with their time split between both the Physical Education and Home Economics department.

They will both join Mrs Brennan, Mrs McLister and Ms Scougall and will be teaching S1-S3 classes for this coming academic year.

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Mark Scott Leadership Awards

On Monday night seven sixth year pupils received their Mark Scott Leadership for Life Award.

This award develops leadership and team working skills within sixth year pupils by challenging them with difficult activities on a one week residential aimed to strengthen teams and build trust and cooperation, and through a three day community project.

The project is thought of and planned throughout the year and then completed over three days by the project groups with very little guidance from their instructors. This gives the group the bet opportunity to develop their confidence and leadership skills.

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Pump It Up Challenge Finalists

ICHSAfter fantastic presentations on Monday in front of a judging panel consisting of Mitsubishi and The West Lothian Chamber of Commerce representatives, Inveralmond has confirmed our finalists who will go ahead and present their Mitsubishi Pump It Up challenge idea in Howden Park Centre.

A massive congratulations to Calum Sutherland, Lennox Stewart, Declan Fisher, Drew Gorrie, Lewis Bowes and Zander Lawley who created and presented their idea of a portable mobile phone charging device that could be used universally by any handset.

Thank you to all S3 students who participated in the challenge, the staff involved and a particular mention to Mr Mann and Mr Spittal for the time and effort they provided to the winning group!

ICHS F1 in Schools: Texas Bound!

2016_04_21 F1 in Schools (2)Following on from a tough day of competing at the Formula 1 in Schools UK finals on Wednesday, Kinetikos Racing went into the final day of the competition with high hopes of challenging for one of the top spots.

With all 33 teams pushing forward with the hopes of qualifying for this year’s World Finals, the six students in Kinetikos performed exceptionally well in their verbal and engineering presentations, albeit their car performance saw their progression in the knock-out racing come to an abrupt end after round two.

Despite this the team were ecstatic when they were crowned top Scottish team over the two days, and are now heading to Texas in October to represent the school and Scotland.

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Under 16 League Champions

Inveralmond’s under 16 football team were crowned league winners last week, winning every single game they played!

The impressive run of wins was accomplished with one of the smallest squads in West Lothian History, with only 14 different players being used over the course of the full season. The team demonstrated what a tight nit group can achieve if they show togetherness, resilience and solidarity.

Captained by Derek Whyte, the team earned plaudits across the council for the way they passed the ball and attacked teams from the outset. Coupled with this was a resolute back-line managed expertly by the goalkeeper, Brian Cairns.

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F1 in Schools UK Finals

F1 in Schools logoFollowing months of preparations, Kinetikos Racing from ICHS arrived at Silverstone Race circuit to compete at the two day finals of the UK finals of the Formula 1 in Schools technology challenge.

The students have had the massive task of designing, testing, manufacturing and racing their miniature Formula 1 car against another 30 teams with the aim of winning a place at this year’s World Finals which will be held in Austin, Texas.

As well as the technical side of the challenge, Kinetikos have also had to obtain a number of business partners and sponsors following their participation at the Scottish finals back in March.

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Pump it up! Challenge

ICHSThis Monday saw our third year students take part in an exciting opportunity known as the Mitsubishi “Pump it up!” challenge.

The entire year group were given the day to think of a new and innovative use for heat pump technology. Teams spent hours carefully developing their ideas using their scientific and analytical thinking skills before producing a sales pitch for their new product. Communication was key as only 4 groups out of the 29 were able to advance onto the second round.

A massive congratulations to the groups that made it through the first round! Inveralmond won this competition last year and from some of the ideas we have seen presented we are sure we will take it again this year! Stay tuned for updates..

Archery Success

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First year student, James Tocher, recently competed at the 2016 Scottish Indoor Archery Championship at Linlithgow.

James finished in first place, winning Gold and also set a new record for the Highest Score Shoot at the Indoor Championship.

James is a member of three archery clubs; West Lothian Archers, Beecraigs Archers & West Fife Archers.

A couple of Sundays ago James also competed at the first Outdoor Flint Classification Round, James again finished in first place, winning Gold.

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School Transport Applications

WLCIt has been confirmed that all pupils requiring school transport next session will need to apply before 6 May 2016; this includes new pupils as well as pupils already receiving transport in buses and taxis.

Please be aware that new bus passes and information will be required for next session so it essential that applications are submitted prior to the deadline as previous passes will not be accepted.

In order to improve the application process a new feature has been created which allows pupils and parents to complete and submit transport applications online from the council website.

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