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Proposed Design for New School

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Celebrating National 5 Successes, Summer 2015

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50th Anniversary Flower Bed, Autumn 2015

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Gold Ties for Team Jak, February 2015

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Artwork on Display at Open Evening, November 2015

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S6 Charity Committee are Enterprise Team of the Year

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Cushions produced in the Textile Elective by S3 pupils.

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West Calder High School 11th PALS Battalion 'B' Company
at the 51st Highland Divisions monument at the Somme

Welcome to the WCHS website

Our successful school of approximately 830 pupils serves the Calders areas of West Lothian. At West Calder HS, we value our learning, our relationships and our positive attitudes, which I hope you will see coming through in the various pages of this website.

As well as securing consistently good exam results overall we have a large number of pupils who are successful in other ways too, including in a wide variety of sports and music and, for example, in demonstrating leadership and good citizenship around the school and the community.

We aim to ensure that all of our students leave not only with the best possible academic qualifications but also with the resilience and confidence required to be successful in further and higher education and in the world of work.

I hope you enjoy browsing the site and find the information you are looking for. Please use the Contact page to get in touch with us if you would like to ask a question or suggest other items for inclusion.

Fiona H Rowland
Headteacher

Latest News

Traffic Safety

The West Lothian policy on Traffic Safety in and Around Schools can be viewed here.

Pupil Circular - Week beginning 15 February

The pupil circular for the week beginning 15 February can be viewed here.

Study Support: January - March 2016

Details of Study Support classes available until March can be viewed here.

Pupil Circular - Week beginning 8 February

The pupil circular for the week beginning 8 February can be viewed here.

Jak Trueman Challenge Cup

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to the second Jak Trueman Challenge cup which will once again take place at the Almondvale Stadium, Livingston. The game will kick off at 1.30pm on Sunday 21 February and all proceeds will go to our local charity, TeamJak.

Pupil Circular WB 1 February

The pupil circular for the week beginning 1 February can be viewed here.

Curriculum Information Evening

There will be a Curriculum Information Evening on Wednesday 3 February.  The evening will start at 6.30pm for pupils and parents in S2/S3 and at 7pm for pupils and parents in S4/S5.

Upcoming Events

Jak Trueman Challenge Cup

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to the second Jak Trueman Challenge cup which will once again take place at the Almondvale Stadium, Livingston. The game will kick off at 1.30pm on Sunday 21st and all proceeds will go to our local charity, TeamJak.

Intermediate Maths Challenge

A number of pupils in S3 and S4 will take part in the Intermediate Maths Challenge on 4 February.  Good luck and well done to all involved.

School Calendar

The school calendar for the current session can be viewed here.

S1 Personal Development Meetings

A letter detaling how to book a Personal Development meeting with your S1 child's Tutor can be viewed here.

Important Information

Higher Courses

If you would like more information about the Higher Courses please visit the website of The National Parent Forum of Scotland and their Highers in a Nutshell information

Tutor Time

Tutor Time - Rationale

Following parent, staff and pupil consultation and in order to meet the Universal Support Entitlements as set out in the Curriculum for Excellence, a more robust programme of reflecting on learning will be delivered through the introduction of daily tutor time.

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O2 and NSPCC partnership

Reluctance to broach online safety threatens to leave children unprepared for online world

O2 and NSPCC launch partnership to help parents support their children online

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