Charities Week 2014:
The last week of term was our Annual Charities Week. This year’s chosen charity was ‘Make a Wish Foundation’.
- 07 April 2014
Charities Week 2014:
- 13 March 2014
Fair Trade Fortnight:
Congratulations to the Fair Trade Committee for their efforts in supporting Fair Trade fortnight. In an effort to raise school community awareness of Fair Trade, the group organised a range of activities that include ‘Sponge a Teacher’ and a staff coffee morning.
- 19 February 2014
A team of Lanarkshire midwives have won a national midwifery award.
Jean Watson, Madge Russell, Pauline Creaney, Liz Walker and Michelle Walsh are supervisors of midwives at NHS Lanarkshire. Their project carried out in collaboration with the University of the West of Scotland (UWS), scooped the President’s Award for Midwifery Supervision at the Royal College of Midwives Annual Awards.
- 17 February 2014
Last week a party of Clyde Valley senior pupils joined their counterparts from three other North Lanarkshire secondary schools for the return visit to Italy in the annual North Lanarkshire - Pistoia Exchange programme.
- 06 February 2014
The first year football team won their first league match of the season, coming out on top by the odd goal in five in a thrilling 3-2 contest away to Caldervale High School from Airdrie. The Valley side started well and took a 1-0 lead in a game that was closely contested throughout.
- 17 January 2014
Lessons from Auschwitz:
Earlier this session, Josh Speirs and Andrew Morley, from S6, were part of the Scottish schools’ delegation who travelled to Poland to visit the Auschwitz Concentration Camps. This annual visit is run by the Holocaust Memorial trust, and supported by the Scottish Government and all of the Scottish local authorities. The entire purpose is to ensure that successive generations understand the inhumanity of the Holocaust so the lessons of history can truly be remembered and avoided in the future. All those who take part find the experience incredibly moving and life-changing.
- 24 December 2013
St Aidan’s High School Presentation:
Mr Sommerville and the school captains made a special trip to St Aidan’s High School during the last week of term. Alex Murphy, Karen Perry, Adam Lawson and Josh Speirs presented Mr Rooney and their captain counterparts from St Aidan’s High School with a special commemorative ‘Friendship’ banner to recognise St Aidan’s 50th Anniversary and the long-standing and close working relationship the schools have enjoyed.
In accepting the gift, Mr Rooney was gracious in his appreciation of the warm partnership that exists between St Aidan’s and Clyde Valley. He reflected that partnership will only grow even closer in the years ahead.
Nicholas McDonald, St Aidan’s X Factor finalist, was a surprise visitor the school that afternoon and was delighted to join the presentation ceremony.
St Aidan’s Head Teacher, Tony Rooney (second left), Clyde Valley’s Ian Sommerville (second right), with the school captains of both schools and Nicholas McDonald (centre).
December’s Literacy Stars received a novel by one of their favourite authors in recognition of their winning entry. Writing in verse and in prose, December’s theme of ‘What Christmas Means to Me’ attracted a high number of entries. Mr Sommerville presented the four winners with their novels before the end of term.
Well done to 1st Abby Cockburn 1C2; 2nd Leah Hannah 2H2; 3rd = Caitlin Jeffrey 1C1 and Chloe Watson 1C2.
December’s Literacy Stars: Seated: Leah Hannah (left) and Abby Cockburn; Standing: Chloe Watson (left) and Caitlin Jeffrey
Festive Fun Gangsta Granny Competition:
Congratulations to Jordan Jacobs of 1C2 on winning the ‘Festive Fun Gangsta Granny’ competition. Mr Andrew Keating, of the Home Economics Department, presented Jordan with her prize of a copy of Gangsta Granny and a Wonka bar.
during English library periods, S1 and S2 classes watched a Scottish Book Trust Author’s Live interview with the wonderfully funny author, David Walliams. To test pupils’ listening skills they were set the Festive Fun task of answering two questions relating to the David Walliams’ interview.
1 - Who or what gave David the idea for the story of Mr Stink?
2 - David's favourite children's book tells the story of a little girl's adventures. What is her name
Billie Davie, 2C1, Calum Dunn, 1H1, Kimberley Bryans, 1C2, Sophie Smith, 1C2, Iona Orr, 1C2 and Jordan Jacobs, 1C2 all answered both questions correctly, but it was Jordan’s name which was pulled out of the Christmas hat to win the Festive Prize.
- 19 December 2013
Christmas Card Series 2013:
The school has been delighted to receive many cards from other schools and friends from within Learning and Leisure Services and the wider community. These have been prominently displayed in the main entrance hallway.
- 18 December 2013
Scottish Fire and Rescue Service’s (SFRS) Group Manager Paul Devlin, Head of Prevention and Prevention for North Lanarkshire is urging people to join in the fight against fire this winter.
He stated “Within North Lanarkshire sadly house fires are still occurring too often and SFRS are asking local communities to support them in reducing the fire risk by firstly ensuring their homes are fitted with a working smoke detector and secondly giving their homes a fire safety check. If anyone doesn’t have a working smoke detector in their home they are at greater risk in the event of a fire within their home and SFRS are here to help. We offer a free home fire safety visit which is straightforward, takes around half an hour and involves an assessment of risk, together with the provision of free smoke alarms and advice to householders and families, as required.”