Regal Theatre Visit

Inveralmond’s Creative Industries class had an enjoyable visit to the Regal Theatre in Bathgate recently, where the pupils developed their knowledge and skills in an active theatre setting.

The day allowed the pupils to broadcast live across the globe on the Regal Radio station, learn about different roles within the theatre, develop knowledge in sound and lighting, film a short sequence of events and edit to make a short film.

Many of the pupils have also applied to volunteer in many different areas of the theatre such as helping with the Tech school, Regal Radio, Box office, ushering and more.

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Careers & Employment Fair

Inveralmond held its annual careers and employment fair on Thursday 12th of January and it was a great success.

Employers from a huge range of sectors – defence, engineering, medical and performing arts to name but a few – attended along with all the Universities and many colleges. Students across the school and their parents/carers were able to discover the many different career pathways available to them.

All the organisations who supported the event remarked what a great evening it was, and how impressed they were with the students who attended and the interest they showed in their stalls. We are looking at the feedback comments and shall work towards making next year’s event even better…

F1 in Schools

Astar Racing, a team made up of S4 pupils from Inveralmond CHS recently took part in the regional finals of the F1 in Schools competition, competing against teams from all around Scotland.

F1 in Schools is a STEM based competition which sees teams from different schools compete to produce the fastest car, as well as being awarded points for their approach to engineering their car and for marketing their team.

The team finished a very respectable third place overall in the professional class. The team also picked up the award for the fastest car, completing the 20m track in 1.188seconds, that’s nearly 40mph!

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ICHS Annual Careers Fair

The annual Careers Fair will take place at the school on Thursday the 12th of January from 5:30-8:00pm.

As well as colleges, universities, further education & training providers, there will also be an opportunity to speak with over 40 business representatives from across a range of sectors. This includes a variety of local and national businesses as well as representatives from voluntary organisations and armed forces.

There will also be an opportunity to speak with the schools career adviser on the evening as well as subject staff from across the school who can provide further information about the various subjects and related career pathways.

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Senior Course Choice Evening

We would like to invite all our S3, S4 and S5 Parents to our Senior Course Choice Information Evening on Thursday 5th January 2017, 7 pm to 8 pm.

Due to this event being the first week back from the holidays we would like to remind you now in order to ensure the date goes into the diaries of our S3, S4 and S5 parents. Making choices is a very important time for your child and their future.

For information on Senior Phase within the school why not follow us at ICHS Senior Phase on Facebook

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday 5th January 2017. Have a lovely Christmas and New Year.

Little Princess Trust Fundraising

Over the weekend one of our S1 pupils, Charlize Muir, has cut off 22cm of her lovely hair in aid of the Little Princess Trust.

Charlize got the idea of helping young people with cancer from her Gran’s friend. Her hair will be made into a wig and will be given to a young person who is undergoing cancer treatment.

You can support the charity by donating to her just giving page:-

Charlize has raised over £400 so far. We are all very proud of her efforts, well done Charlize!

S1 Parents: Contact Opportunity

On Tuesday 10th January 2017, there will be an opportunity to discuss any queries/concerns you have regarding your child with a member of the Pupil Support team.

If you are a parent or carer of an S1 pupil and would like to speak to your child’s Head of House then please telephone the school office between 4.00pm and 5.00pm on 01506 438093.

Your call will be directed to the appropriate member of staff who will be happy to discuss matters with you.

The members of staff available will be as follows;

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Work Placement Survey

Can all pupils in S4, S5 and S6 click on the relevant link below and complete the survey about Work Placement. This should be completed by Monday 12th December 2016.

S4 Work placement survey

S5 & S6 Work placement survey

Sportathon 2016

ICHSOn Friday the 18th of November over 100 pupils and 10 staff undertook the annual Inveralmond CHS sponsored Sportathon.

The night (and morning) was a huge success. All but a few managed the gruelling but amazing 12 hours of sport. Many sports and activities were offered this year throughout the night/morning including football, dance, dodgeball and even the very popular trampolining.

As with every Sportathon since time began there are highs and lows for both pupils and staff. From the lows of losing a football game at 4am in the morning at temperatures of 0 degrees to the highs of scoring your first touchdown in American Football.

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S2 Parent Conference

ICHSWe would like to remind parents and carers of our upcoming Parent Conference afternoons.

On Wednesday 7th December between 12 pm and 5 pm we will be hosting our parent conference for students within the Bruce and Lorimer House Groups.

On Thursday 8th December between 12 pm and 5 pm we will be hosting our parent conference for students within the Stuart and Wallace House Groups.

Please return your appointment slips to the school via your child or you can contact us directly to make an appointment. We look forward to seeing you there..

Prom Fayre 2016

prom-king-and-queen-2016-180Inveralmond held its annual prom fayre last night. The night was enjoyed by all who took part and by everyone who attended.

The evening showcased prom dresses, suits and kilts which were very kindly supplied by R and I MacDonald West Calder, Kilt Studio Bathgate, Sophia Grace Couture Edinburgh and Pretty Women. Money raised from this year’s event will go to the RiverKids and Young Scotland in Mind charities.

The evening was presented by three S5 students, Sarah Bennett, Shona-Lee Burrell & Casey Slee who did a great job.

Last year’s prom king, Sarp Mercan, crowned this years king and queen who are Derek Whyte and Amanda McAdam.

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European Indoor Archery Champion

European Indoor Archery Champion – James Tocher 2S2

James attended the European Indoor Archery Championship 2016 in Spain earlier this month.

It was a 3 day competition and James shot on all 3 days, shooting in the Compound Freestyle category.

James won gold in this category and also set a new European Indoor Championship record.

A huge congratulations to James on this incredible achievement.

ICHS Dance Success

Inveralmond junior and senior dance teams took part in the West Lothian Dance competition on Wednesday 9th November.

The juniors put on a great performance of their routine ‘self image – we don’t see the same’, finishing in a very respectful 6th place. This is a great achievement for the young team given the caliber of competition that they were up against.

The senior team put on a flawless performance of ‘A night in the asylum’. They finished in first place obtaining the title of West Lothian Dance Champions 2016. Their performance was incredible with all the dancers putting in 110% on the stage.

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EDF Pretty Curious STEM trip

ICHSEDF Pretty Curious STEM trip for S2 girls on Tuesday the 29th November 12:30 to 17:30 in Edinburgh. Pretty Curious aims to address this under-representation of women in STEM careers, both now and in the future.

We want to help change the perception of STEM subjects amongst teenage girls and show students that STEM is fun whilst opening their eyes to the varied career opportunities available in STEM subjects.

Students will work in small groups and take inspiration from their surroundings, they will be tasked to create an inspiring and relevant creation using littleBit kits (an introduction to circuits) and craft materials provided.

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S2 Parent Conference

ICHSWe are delighted to offer you a further opportunity to discuss your child’s progress at our S2 Parent Conference.

The format of this event will be a meeting with your child’s mentor and a chance for your child to showcase his or her work on Didbook. Your child will be present throughout the meeting.

The Parent Conference will take place on the 7th and 8th of December 2016 during and after the school day. Your allocated meeting time will depend on what House your child is in:

Wednesday 7th December for Bruce and Lorimer House’s
Thursday 8th December for Stuart and Wallace House’s

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