Weekly Bulletin

News and Events for this week.

Week Beginning 20th November 2017


EXTRA CURRICULAR CLUBS
Session 2017 - 2018  (Click Here)


EXPECTATIONS (Mrs O'Neill)
All pupils are reminded of the high standard of behaviour expected in school and in the local community at lunchtime. 
Please Remember our 5 Expectations (Click Here)


SENIOR PHASE ASSESSMENT 
Departmental Assessment Timetables (Click Here)


MOBILE PHONE POLICY (Mrs O'Neill)
Pupils are reminded of the mobile phone policy. Pupils should not have their phones out in class unless it is with the permission of the teacher to support learning in class.

Pupils MUST NEVER use their phones to film staff, this is a very serous matter and will be treated as such with serious consequences. The same rules apply for filming other pupils without their permission. You should also note that social media sites are checked regularly and anyone found to be uploading footage taken in the school will be identified and dealt with. Please keep yourself safe online and respect the privacy of others.


LITTER (Mrs O'Neill)
All litter should be placed in bins, pupils are currently allowed to bring in food which has not been bought in the canteen, this is not the case in every school. Please therefore ensure your litter from local fast food establishments is put in the bin or you may not be allowed to bring food in from outwith.


STAIRWELLS AND CORRIDORS (Mrs O'Neill)
Pupils are reminded once again that unless you have a corridor pass from a teacher you should not be in the corridors wandering about. There should be no loitering in stairwells, there has been litter and spillages left in stairwells recently which is dangerous. If you are caught in the stairwells you will be punished.


COMMUNITY BEHAVIOUR (Mrs O'Neill)
As you are aware we are situated very close to the town centre in a residential area. Many of our pupils go into the town centre at lunchtime or to McDonalds and KFC. We would prefer that our young people stay in school to eat a healthy meal, however we do understand the attraction of the town centre. Unfortunately we have had some complaints recently about behaviour of pupils on their way to and from the town centre and the dropping of litter around Muiryhall Street. There was also some recent concern about road safety as pupils run across roads in front of cars, endangering themselves and the driver. Any pupil caught misbehaving at lunchtime will lose this privilege.


COATBRIDGE HIGH SCHOOL IS A RIGHT RESPECTING SCHOOLS
During Anti-bullying week 13th-17th November 2017 you will be focusing on
Article 13 (freedom of expression) Every child must be free to express their thoughts and opinions and to access all kinds of information, as long as it is within the law.
Article 14 (freedom of thought, belief and religion) Every child has the right to think and believe what they choose and also to practise their religion, as long as they are not stopping other people from enjoying their rights. Governments must respect the rights and responsibilities of parents to guide their child as they grow up.
Article 15 (freedom of association) Every child has the right to meet with other children and to join groups and organisations, as long as this does not stop other people from enjoying their rights.
Article 19 (protection from violence, abuse and neglect) Governments must do all they can to ensure that children are protected from all forms of violence, abuse, neglect and bad treatment by their parents or anyone else who looks after them.


S6 PAYMENTS
The next S6 payment of £15 is due on Friday 24th November. Payments will be taken in Gym 3 at lunchtime on this day only. Late payments will not be accepted and if unpaid you risk losing out on your hoodie as payment to the company is due before Christmas. If there are any reasons you cannot make payment on this date you MUST speak to Mrs Fleming before 24th Nov.


SENIOR CITIZENS CHRISTMAS LUNCH
The annual Coatbridge High School Christmas Lunch takes place on Thursday 14th December. If you have any family members or friends who would like to come along, please pass their names to Mrs Fawcett by Monday 27th November.


PRESENTING THE SHAKESPEARE PUBLIC SPEAKING EVENT
'Shakespeare in Coatbridge', with a special guest appearance by William Shakespeare – The Bard himself! On Wednesday 6th December at 7pm, the Pitch Perfect Public Speaking Group, along with school Captains will be hosting this public speaking event with performances from some of Shakespeare’s famous works and guest appearances by Shakespeare and other literary legends from his writing. Listen out for tickets going on sale soon! All welcome to enjoy an evening of authentic Shakespearean banter, food and entertainment. For further information please see Miss Burns or Mrs Chalmers of the English Department, or Mr Reid in Humanities.


PUPIL VOICE
The Pupil Voice Committee meets every 2 weeks in GF035 at 12:50pm. The next meeting is Wednesday 22nd November This meeting is just for committee members not class reps.


SENIOR ATTAINMENT GROUP
Reminders for pupils involved in the Senior Attainment Group (S4) - The study space is available every Tuesday in GF035 from 3:45pm - 4:45pm. If you require transport afterwards then let Mr MacKay or Miss Bryce know before lunch on the Tuesday.


PUPIL VOICE SUGGESTION BOXES
There are now 3 Pupil Voice Suggestion Boxes throughout the school, they are located at Pupil Support, in the Library and in the Canteen. These boxes are for all pupils to submit their opinions and suggestions to the Pupil Voice so they can take come with new ideas and initiatives within the school. If you have a serious suggestion please put it down on some paper and place it in one of these boxes.


RIGHTS RESPECTING SCHOOL (RRS) GROUP OPPORTUNITY S1-S6
Are you the type of person who strives to fight for what you believe in? Do you want to be part of making CHS succeed in becoming a Rights Respecting School? Then get yourself along to Room 1F066 on Friday lunchtime to see how you can help make an impact and put your thoughts into actions to benefit all pupils in the school. You can bring your lunch with you. See you there!


S1-S2 DRAMA CLUB (Miss Love and Miss MacCallum)
S1-S2 Drama Club is on every Thursday in the Drama studio between 4-5pm. If you would like to join then please come along. All pupils in the club will be working towards a performance for the Christmas Celebration Concert. If you have any questions please speak to Miss Love or Miss MacCallum.


N5 BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SUPPORTED STUDY - Mrs Brown
(Masterclasses by topic) Room 1F063, Fridays 3.00pm - 4.00 pm


JUNIOR VOCAL GROUP (Ms Friary)
Will be starting on Wednesday the 25th October at 12.50pm lunchtime in GF069. Any S1 and S2 pupils who like to sing and wish to perform in the Christmas Celebration in December are welcome.


FILM CLUB 2: (Ms Harper)
Coatbridge High School's Film Club 'Moana'. All pupils welcome to Room 1F022. Bring your lunch. Film will start at 12:40. See Miss Harper or poster outside 1F022 for more detail


BE-IT (Ms Crossan)
Higher Administration & IT Supported Study begins Monday 9th October 2017 from 3.45-4.30pm. This will be held in room 1F062 with Ms Crossan and will concentrate on revision of recent topics, both theory and practical.


ENGLISH DEPARTMENT (Mr MacKay)
"English Masterclasses take place every Wednesday from 3pm-4pm for National 5 and Higher pupils. Please speak to your English teacher or Mr Mackay for more information. We hope to see you all there."


PUBLIC SPEAKING/DEBATE CLUB (Mr Reid)
Public Speaking / Debate Club is on every lunchtime every Thursday 1F005 Mr Reid's Room.


S1 AND S2 BOARD GAMES CLUB: (Ms Anderson)
Any S1 and S2 pupils who have signed up the Board Games Club, and any other pupils who would like to join, please come along Monday lunchtimes at 12:45 to Miss Anderson's room 1F008 in Modern Studies.


LEARNING ZONE (Ms McLaughlin - Support for Learning Dept)
The Learning Zone Room 1F038 (Opposite the library ) is open every lunch time for S4-S6 pupils. If you would like somewhere quiet to eat lunch or study, then please come along. Everyone welcome.


HIGHER HUMAN BIOLOGY SUPPORTED STUDY S5/6 - (Ms Docherty)
Higher Human Biology supported study will take place every Thursday after school in 1F045 with Mrs Docherty.


COMIC BOOK CLUB (Ms Gilligan)
CHS Comic Book Club is on Wednesday lunchtimes in room 1F024 - all welcome. Bring your lunch along.


SCHOOL MAGAZINE - RARE BEAST (Mrs Costello)
Calling all budding journalists, illustrators, photographers. Our school magazine which is a pupil led publication is currently recruiting new team members. The group meets Tuesdays after school in the library. If you are interested in writing or illustrating this could be for you. Please feel free to come along and have a chat. Open to all pupils.