SHARE

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

www.healthyrespect.co.uk

www.healthscotland.com

Fringe Poster Competition

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2015 Fringe Schools Poster Competition

This year this competition attracted over 5000 submissions from school children across Scotland.

The judges found it very difficult to choose from so many vibrant and imaginative posters and were very impressed with the talent, creativity and thought given to the competition.

Unfortunately, we were not short-listed this year, but we did receive the following certificate of thanks for our entries(click on read more to view).

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Go4SET

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Starting away back in October 2014 the Go4SET team embarked on the Engineering Development Trust competition in association with the British Science Association to complete a project on the ‘Business of Recycling’.

This involved many hours after school and during interviewing staff teaching and non-teaching as well as pupils, researching, building our model etc.

We visited Levenseat recycling company for a day in February which was very muddy! With the help of our science ambassador from Levenseat we completed our project.

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Absence Reporting

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Inveralmond Community High School has a new system for reporting student absence.

This change is to make reporting an absence more convenient for parents and carers.

Please send a text message to 07860 049 717 to report your child as absent before 9:30 am stating your child’s name, tutor group and reason for absence.

 

Excellence in School Sport

 

ICHSThe west Lothian Schools’ Excellence in School Sport Programme (ESSP) is accepting applications from pupils for the academic year 2015-16.

The Excellence in School Sport Programme was created to provide a co-ordinated and planned approach to high quality sports coaching and support services for talented and aspiring West Lothian pupils.

The programme currently offers additional skill based coaching for; badminton, basketball, golf, handball and swimming (there is a minimal commitment of 2 hours per week depending on sport).

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Higher Revision Day

Maths Revision

 

 

This Saturday, Inveralmond will host a final Higher Mathematics Revision day.

This revision session will take place at Inveralmond Community High School on Saturday the 16th May and will run from 8:45 am until approximately 1:30 pm.

Trans World Soccer Video

 

Below is a video from Inveralmond’s recent Trans World Soccer trip where students travelled to London to visit Wembley and the Emirates stadium before taking in a match at Old Trafford on the way home. As well as the sightseeing, the students also took part in matches themselves..

Pictures from the trip can be seen here:- Photo Gallery

Swimming Success

swimmingInveralmond student Owen Strachan recently competed at the Scottish National Age Groups Swimming Championships at the Aberdeen Sports Village.

Owen won a Bronze medal for finishing third in the 200 metre butterfly final for fifteen year olds. This result leaves Owen ranked third in Scotland and first in the East of Scotland.

Owen’s next challenge is to compete on Friday the 15th of May for British qualifying times.

Everyone at Inveralmond is proud of Owen’s achievements and wish him continued success…

Sports Bulletin

Sports BallsInveralmond finished 3rd in last week’s S1-2 Basketball event.

There is one more event in the series to be held on Wednesday 20 May here at ICHS.

The Rugby Finals takes place on Friday 15th May at Murrayfield stadium.  The S1-2 competition final will be held as well as events for S3 boys and girls from S1-3.

Players from Edinburgh Rugby will visit for photos and autographs and there is also the chance of a tour of the stadium.  Anyone keen to take part should notify a member of the PE staff.

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Well Being Surveys

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Your feedback on your child’s experience of Inverlamond is very important to us in order to drive school improvement.

The school’s vision is about working together to inspire learners and shape successful futures and looking after your child’s well being is a crucial part of this vision becoming a reality.

We would be very grateful to parents and students for taking the time to complete the well being surveys below. We will publish a summary of the results of the questionnaires in August 2015.

Student Well Being Survey
Parent Well Being Survey

Social Networking

NSPCC - Net Aware 

Your guide to the social networks your kids use

Stay up to date and keep your child safe in today’s digital world.

Below is a link which provides a guide to the social networks used by young people. This guide has been put together by the National Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children NSPCC in cooperation with Mumsnet to hear from parents like you.

www.net-aware.org.uk

Live Maths Scholar Revision

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All students and teachers are welcome to attend the National 5 Maths Live Online Session which will take place on Thursday, 14 May 2015 at 7:30 PM.

These are interactive events hosted by subject specialists who have extensive teaching experience.

Each session lasts up to an hour in total, including time for questions and answers towards the end.

Details for this live session are available at:
scholar.hw.ac.uk/Resources/Live_Online_Sessions/

Pump It Up Challenge

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Inveralmond took part in the West Lothian Pump It Up Challenge sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric and the West Lothian Chamber of Commerce on Thursday 23rd April 2015. Pupils had to design a creative product which used a heat pump for use in very day life. The product also had to work in with helping the environment by reducing the use of fossil fuels.

The pupils were in groups of 4 or 5 and had 4 hours to design their product. In this time they also had to design an A3 poster, PowerPoint, research green energy and present their idea. Four winners were selected and had to present their idea to Linda Scott, Head of West Lothian Chamber of Commerce and Annabel Mansell of Mitsubishi Electrical.

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London Football Trip

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We met at the school at 5.00am on the Wednesday and everyone was buzzing for the trip ahead (apart from the teachers who looked half asleep!).

On the first day we arrived at Wembley Stadium (which had nothing on Hampden!) and played a world cup five-a-side tournament amongst ourselves which was a great laugh. We then travelled back to our hotel and got settled for the night.

On the second day we visited Thorpe Park which was a blast. A lot of the group loved the rollercoasters, yet some of the group felt the need to spend £30 + on trying to win a cuddly toy! One boy even spent over £100.

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Rwanda Fundraiser

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On the last day of term before the Easter break Miss Spence’s s2 fitness group took part in a fundraising event raising money for ‘Together in Sport, Rwanda’; a charity which is run by Miss Spence in the PE department.

The girls participated in a team marathon ‘Run for Rwanda’. This was a huge challenge for the girls as for many of them this was the furthest distance they had ever ran!

Each pupil got individually sponsored and together they raised over £500!! This money together with another £500 from a dress down day has enabled Miss Spence to build a full sized basketball and volleyball court out in her school in Rwanda.

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