S1 to S3 Homework Club

Large Blog ImageOur very popular S1-3 Homework Club will recommence on Tuesday 8th September after school in the library from 15.30 until 16.30pm then run at the same time each Tuesday thereafter.

Pupils in S1-3 are welcome to come along and complete homework either on the computers or in a calm and quiet space.

Help will be on hand from staff and senior pupils who can assist with any questions.

There will be juice and snacks on offer before the club begins.

We look forward to seeing you there.

Battle of the Bands

photoInveralmond group ‘5 Strings’ (Ewan Wilson, Joel Murray and Euan Cowan) have qualified for the final of the West Lothian Schools Battle of The Bands.

This event takes place on Thursday evening, 27th August at the Regal Theatre in Bathgate.

If you would like to come along and support the boys, tickets are £5 and can be bought from the Regal theatre directly or by calling the box office on 01506 630 085.

The organisers have highlighted that this event usually sells out, so if you do want to come along please consider buying a ticket before the event.

SQA Exams Post Result Service

You will receive your Scottish Qualifications Certificate (SQC) by first class mail on Tuesday 4th 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.

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MUNOn 11th June Inveralmond held its second Model United Nations Conference.

The event was attended by over 220 students over 40 of whom were Inveralmond pupils.

This conference was a particularly poignant one as it was the last Model UN for our founding S6 pupils who have been instrumental in the building and nurturing of the club. From its inception 5 years ago with five S2 pupils, to 2015 with an ever growing membership and more competitive students than ever, the club goes from strength to strength. This is due in no small part by the contribution of these truly inspirational young people.

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Sports Bulletin

Sports BallsThe West Lothian Secondary School’s Track and Field Championships took place on 17 June at Grangemouth Stadium, drawing this year’s Secondary Schools Sports League to a close.

Inveralmond took a full squad along to the event and finished up in 8th position overall.

There were a number of good individual performances on the day from the pupils though, and the following medals were won:

Zoe Yule, Senior Girls Javelin – Gold
Kayne MacAuley, Boys S1 100m – Gold
Eilidh Brown, Girls S3 100m – Gold

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Police Scotland Training College


Police Scotland visitOn Monday 22nd June, nine students from Inveralmond and Deans Community High School headed to the Police Scotland Training College, Tulliallan.

The students participated in an Opportunities For All Work Experience day which allowed them to see the training college and speak to the current probationary constables. The students participated in an Officer Safety Demonstration including how and when to use a baton, handcuffs and CS spray.

Thereafter the students had the opportunity to participate in a Road Policing lecture, were they used mathematical equations in order to ascertain a vehicles speed prior to collision.

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Awards Ceremony Catering

Home Economics pupils achieved fantastic results for the recent awards ceremony catering, where they prepared and served canapés for 40 invited guests and made cakes and biscuits for a further 300 parents.

Mrs Owen and Mrs Brennan would like to say a special thanks to Amy Grant, Zander Lawley, Cerys Park, Erin Rafferty and Dylan Ure who volunteered their time to help prepare and serve the food on the evening, to a very high standard.

Well done to everyone involved!

S4 to S6 Awards Ceremony

AwardOn Wednesday the 17th of June, Inveralmond hosted it’s annual S4 to S6 Awards Ceremony.

The evening kicked off in style with Julia Kielbiowska singing before Rebecca McManus played the cello. Megan Temple then played piano as the platform party were introduced, which was followed by Jonathon Belcher piping in the award winners.

As well as the performances at the start of the show, we had three more musical items, the Inveralmond school choir performed two numbers, The Trad Group then performed their ‘Soup Dragon’ set and group ‘5 strings’ gave a stirring performance which even included the bagpipes!

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S1 to S3 Awards Ceremony

Connor WalkerOn Wednesday the 17th of June, Inveralmond hosted it’s annual S1 to S3 Awards Ceremony.

The afternoon kicked off in style with Rebecca McManus playing the cello as the platform party were introduced. Jonathon Belcher then piped in the award winners as the students took centre stage.

As well as the awards being presented we had four musical items, the Inveralmond school choir gave two wonderful performances before ex student Amy Hawthorn took to the microphone. The Trad Group then performed a set and at the end of the event we were played out by group ‘5 strings’.

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The Broken Chords

On the 13th of June, four of our S5 pupils, Megan Black, Megan Temple, Chloe Burrell and Julia Keilbiowska – The Broken Chords, took part in West Lothian School’s Have Talent in Linlithgow.

This competition is run in association with West Lothian’s twinning relationship with Grapevine, Texas.

The girls sang their own take on Amy Winehouse’s Valerie using piano and adding their own harmonies and rhythm.

An impressive, well prepared performance. Well done!

5 Strings



On the 10th June, Ewan Wilson and Joel Murray (5 Strings) represented Inveralmond Community High School at the Bathgate Music Festival – Battle of the Bands with their unique and exciting blend of guitar, ukulele, banjo, bagpipes and vocals.

The boys were successful in this heat and now go forward to compete in the final which takes place on the 27th of August at the Regal Theatre, Bathgate.

We wish them the best of luck for the finals. Congratulations!

S6 Graduation Ceremony

ICHS Class of 2015Inveralmond hosted the class of 2015 Graduation Ceremony on Wednesday 10th June.

The evening kicked off with an address by Head Teacher Donna McMaster before the show was passed over to the students.

Head Boy and Girl, Jordan Rutherford and Rebekah Gordon, addressed their peers and audience made up of families and staff members with memories of their time at Inveralmond.

The Head boy and Girl and 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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Medical Insight Week

ICHSCongratulations to Chloe Blyth who has just completed a placement with medical insights. Chloe said the following;

Recently I took part in Medical Insight week. This was a great experience that allowed me the opportunity to observe different surgeries such as a craniotomy, lumber procedure, tonsils being removed and grommets removed. I also had the chance to interact with patients, doctors and medical students.

By participating in problem based learning I had the opportunity to experience something that is part of the universities syllabus. By the end of the week I had gained skills and experience to improve my application and help me achieve my future career dream to study medicine.

Earlston MUN 2015

MUNOn 15th June 2015 Inveralmond sent 12 delegates to Earlston High School in the Borders for their fourth EMUN Conference.

The pupils were representing South Korea, Germany and Pakistan in the four committees of ECOSOC, Disarmament, Human Rights and Health.

This conference was for some of our pupils their first conference away from ICHS. For Mr Pinder it was a very strange conference as it was his first without any of the longstanding members. However, this was a great opportunity for the new senior members to step out of the shadows of their predecessors and demonstrate their MUN skills.

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

This 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