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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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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

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S3 Geology Elective visit new West Calder High School Site

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WCHS students attend Scottish Opera's production of 'Rusalka'.

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Two Senior West Calder pupils performed as part of the
West Lothian Jazz Band in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

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S1 Pupils visit Digital World at Dynamic Earth Edinburgh

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

Latest News

Pupil Circular - WB 2 May

The pupil circular for the week beginning 2 May can be viewed here.

Pupil Circular - WB 25 April

The pupil circular for the week beginning 25 April can be viewed here.

Pupil Circular - Week Beginning 18 April

The pupil circular for the week beginning 18 April can be viewed here.

Increase in Bus Tickets

We have been informed by West Lothian Council that as from 1 April 2016 the cost of a ten journey ticket will increase to £6.30

Revision and Exam Preparation

Scholar is a reputable source of revision and exam support. The information in this document may be of use to pupils in preparing for exams, and to parents in supporting their young people to prepare.Scholar Revision

These are our final SCHOLAR online sessions for this academic year focusing on exam preparation. We are sending this out earlier than usual to accommodate students finishing shortly for exam leave:

National 5 Maths                        Monday 9th May   6.00pm

Higher Modern Languages        Monday 9thMay    7.30 pm
Higher Math                              Tuesday 10th May   6.00pm
Advanced Higher Modern Languages       Tuesday 10th May  7.30 pm
Higher Computing Science                        Wednesday18th May  7.00pm
Full details can be found on the SCHOLAR website:Link
The Tutors will also be online to answer student questions on the discussion boards, details can be found:Link
Margaret Ferguson, our online Maths tutor, recorded a short audio file crammed with top tips for Higher Maths revision and exam preparation. It's linked on the front page of the SCHOLAR websiteLink   
In the Technical Requirements section of our website we've added a video on how to install Puffin Academy so that you can use the flash-based activities used in the SCHOLAR courses on mobile device.Link

Online payments available now!

West Lothian Council has introduced a more convenient way to pay for school meals, trips, activities and other school purchases, using a secure service called iPayimpact.

iPayimpact is live at school now!

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Study Leave Arrangements for Session 2016

A letter detailing study leave arrangements for the 2016 session for senior phase students can be viewed here.

Upcoming Events

P7 - S3 open Evening Feedback

feedback received from parents and carers who attended our recent P7-S3 Open Evenng can be viewed here.

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.

West Lothian College Interviews

Please note that West Lothian College interviews take place on Thursday 14th and Friday 15th April. The college have sent interview times directly to the contact details which pupils provided. The timetable of interview times is available here. School Interview Rooming TimeTable

Important Information

NSPCC & O2 Launch Net Ware Guide for Parents

The NSPCC with O2 have launched a Net Aware guide as an app to support parents on the go and help them keep their children safe on the move.  Please see screen shot of the page below which can be found at:Net Aware

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Many departments, including the RME department will be using Edmodo as a medium to communicate with pupils about homework and assessments, throughout their school career. Edmodo is a free and secure learning network for teachers, students, and schools.  It provides a safe way for teachers and students to connect, share content, access homework, participate in discussions, manage due dates, and receive class information. Edmodo Parent Letter


School Transport Important Parent/Carer

It has been confirmed that all pupils requiring school transport next session will need to apply before the 1st May 2016; this includes new pupils as well as pupils already recieving transport in buses and taxis. Please be aware that new bus passes and information will be required for next session so it is essential that applications are submitted prior to the deadline as previous passes will not be accepted.

In order to improve the application process a new feature has been created which allows pupils and parents to complete and submit transport applications online from the council website.Form Link

Should you require any further information or have any queries please contact school transport on 01506 282322



S5 to S6 Course Options 2016-2017

Parent Letter

S6 Course Options Booklet

S5 to S6 Course Options Form