SKY Skills Academy

Sky Skills Studio Build, 06/03/12

S3 Trip to Sky Skills Academy

One S3 English class was given a fantastic opportunity to visit the Sky Skills Academy in Livingston; which is the only one outside of London. The visit not only linked in well with informative writing and Media but importantly, it was also great fun!

Pupils were given a tour of Sky, by very helpful and enthusiastic staff, which included its impressive work spaces before entering the studios.

Pupils worked in groups to put together a news report on: ‘The Rise of Obesity Levels’.

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Dress Down Day

CLIC Sargent

On Thursday the 12th of February, Inveralmond had a dress down day that aimed to raise money for Clic Sargent Cancer Care for Children and was done in the memory of Jak Trueman.

The total money raised from the day reached just over £800, this money came from a bake sale, donations and with more donations coming in daily we are really pleased with everybody’s efforts.

There was also a charity football match between the S6 boys and staff members which was won 4 goals to 3 by the students.

A couple of images from the day can be seen here

Karate Success

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Congratulations to Chloe Ferguson of S2 who has recently won two Karate competitions.

Chloe competed at the Meadowbank Junior Open championships on Sunday the 8th of February, in the brown belt under 13’s category and came out as winner of the competition.

Chloe also competed at the East Whitburn Junior Open championship on Sunday the 15th of February where she again came out on top of her category.

Chloe trains at the Lanthorn Community Centre in Dedridge three nights a week with the Almondvale Karate Club

Dress Down Day

CLIC Sargent

Thursday the 12th of February will be a dress down day at Inveralmond Community High School.

We are suggesting a £1 donation for dressing down.

There will be activities on throughout the day including a bake sale and an S6 versus Teachers football match.

All money raised from the day will go to Clic Sargent Cancer Care for Children and is done in the memory of Jak Trueman.

Please be reminded that no football tops, pyjamas or onesies are allowed.

Staying Safe Online

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The sharing of inappropriate images on Social Media is a practice that some young people are becoming involved in. This is done on a number of different forums including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to name a few, It normally takes place between young people in a relationship but there has been incidents where images have been sent to complete strangers.

There are many dangers associated with this behaviour including it leading to bullying or harassment, lack of control of the images, images becoming public, the effect this might have on the person’s digital footprint and the Legal implications of taking, sharing, receiving or posting inappropriate images of anyone under the age of 18.

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Boxing Success

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Congratulations to Cooper Walker of S3 who has won the Intermediate Scottish Boxing Championship.

Cooper competed at the event on Sunday the 1st of February and everyone here at Inveralmond is immensely proud of his achievement.

Hopefully some day we will be watching Cooper competing for Scotland at the Commonwealth Games..

Sports Bulletin

Sports BallsInveralmond finished in 3rd place at the S5-6 Handball finals and 4th in the first round of the S1-2 Basketball series in December.

Our S3-4 team came 1st in their recent Basketball competition!

Upcoming events are S3-4 Handball on 29 January and S1-2 Rugby on 6 February. Anyone keen to represent the school should speak to a member of the PE staff ASAP.

The after school rugby club will restart on Wednesday 28 January. A new after school Fitness class for S2 girls is starting on Monday 26 January. Please see Miss Spence in the PE dept for more details.

Higher Maths Masterclass

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The Higher Mathematics Masterclass Programme will take place here in Inveralmond Community High School in the Mathematics Department on the following Friday afternoons from 1pm to 2.30pm.

Mathematics Higher Masterclass – Friday January 23rd 2015
Mathematics Higher Masterclass – Friday February 6th 2015
Mathematics Higher Masterclass – Friday February 27th 2015
Mathematics Higher Masterclass – Friday March 6th 2015
Mathematics Higher Masterclass – Friday March 13th 2015
Mathematics Higher Masterclass – Friday March 27th 2015
Mathematics Higher Masterclass – Friday April 24th 2015
Mathematics Higher Masterclass – Friday May 1st 2015

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Higher English Masterclass

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The Higher English Masterclass Programme takes place in school in the English Department on the following Friday afternoons from 1.30pm-3pm. The next session runs tomorrow, Friday 16th January.

Pupils who have registered for the programme should ensure they bring the materials issued at the first session.

Masterclass 2 (Friday January 16th 2015): Close Reading – Sentence Structure/ Imagery

Masterclass 3 (Friday February 20th 2015): Close Reading – Questions on Both Passages / Analysing Conclusions

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Course Choice Info Evening

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Senior Phase Course Choice Parents’ Information Evening

Our curriculum responds to individual needs and supports particular aptitudes and talents. It gives each child and young person increasing opportunities for exercising responsible personal choice as they move through their school career.

At ICHS, we ensure that choices are soundly based and lead to successful outcomes. As a result, We are hosting a Senior Phase Course Choice Parents’ Information Evening on Tuesday 13th January. At this evening, we will explain our curriculum, the course choice sheet and the decision making process to assist you and your child. We look forward to seeing you there.

Invi’s Got Talent

Invi's got Talent

Pupils, parents and staff enjoyed many of the outstanding talents that the school has to offer on Thursday 11th December at “Invi’s got Talent” in the school assembly hall.

This event, organised by the S5 and S6 Personal Development class, was a resounding success with around 200 tickets sold. After including some very generous donations on the night, this means the group will have raised around £300 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation – a truly outstanding achievement.

The breadth of talent we have at Inveralmond was on display for all to see, with all years of the school represented. Ewan Aitken and Joel Murray were well deserved winners.

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Christmas Concert

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On Tuesday the 9th of December, Inveralmond hosted their annual Christmas concert. The opening act of the evening was the Inveralmond concert band followed by a fantastic solo performance by Lewis Harley.

We then had the Senior Brass, guitar groups and then Megan Temple played a beautiful solo piano piece. Our wind ensemble then the percussion group were followed by Megan Black who delivered a stunning solo performance.

Junior brass then took to the stage which was followed by our resident pipers and drummers before the eagerly anticipated performance by the newly formed staff band.

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Under 16’s Match Report

U16 squad

Inveralmond travel to a Baltic Armadale in an engrossing U16 cup game. Another patch-work squad seen Captain Derek White and top scorer Elliott Ferrier on the side-lines. (Considering how cold it was, I am not sure the Cheerleader outfits were totally necessary, boys).

The game began nervously, with both teams prodding and feinting to find each other’s weakness.

Despite the one sided nature of the previous meeting, where Inveralmond won out as comfortable winners, Armadale sensed that with Inveralmond’s depleted team (and no substitutes) that there was a chance if they could get an early goal.

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Under 13’s Match Report

Football

The morning started with a knock on the PE department door and some of the boys had worried looks on their faces.

The boys explained that there were three players missing from the squad, the ever unflustered Mr Dewar told the boys to keep calm and carry on.

Minutes later there were more knocks on the door with players asking to be included in the illustrious U13’s squad, Mr Dewar was happy to oblige. Now time for the action.

It was a freezing December night with the pitch looking icy but there was to be no slip ups from the Invy boys.

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Christmas Concerts

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The Inveralmond Community High School Christmas Concert will be be held on Tuesday the 9th of December at 7pm.

Tickets are now available from Community Reception and this year the tickets are free of charge though donations will be welcome on the night. Please note there will be no entry without a ticket.

On Thursday the 11th of December at 7pm we will be hosting Invi’s Got Talent. This talent show was a great success last year and we have huge amounts of talented students here at Inveralmond to showcase again this year. Tickets are available at Community Reception at a cost of £2.50 per ticket.