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’

2016_06_14 Mitsubishi Pump It Up Challenge (3)
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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Headteacher’s Surgery

ICHSNewly appointed Headteacher Mrs Young would like to invite parents along to a Parent Surgery on Thursday 23rd June.

Mrs Young will be available from 5 pm along with the Chairperson and Vice-Chairperson of the Parent Council and Campus Police Officer Bob Cochrane.

Please come along to discuss any concerns or suggestions you may have in order to drive school improvement.

On the Parents page of this website you will be able to find a copy of both the letter regarding this surgery and a copy of the 2016/17 School Improvement Plan.

S6 Graduation Ceremony Info

The plan for the day of graduation is outlined below:

5 pm All S6 pupils should arrive promptly and report to the Business Education department for organisation and rehearsal.

6 pm onwards Guests can arrive and go directly to the assembly hall to take their seats.

6.30 pm Graduation Ceremony begins.

7.30 pm Graduation Ceremony concludes.

7.30 pm – 8 pm Refreshments in the dining hall.

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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

2016_05_16 ICHS Alton Towers
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.