Latest News
Jak Trueman Challenge Match - Staff and professional football players took part in a charity football match on Sunday 8 February against the Midcalder Colts.  Over £14,000 was raised for the Sick Kids and ClicSargent.  Well done to everyone involved, especially the S6 Charity Committee and Mr Payne who organised the event.
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Sickness Bug - We have a higher number of pupils off sick than normal.  Please pay close attention to the advice issued in the recent letter issued by the NHS.

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Electronic Cigarettes 
- It has come to our attention that some pupils are bringing e-cigarettes in to school.  Please be clear that e-cigarettes are not permitted on West Calder High School grounds or in the building.

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Family Ceilidh - The first of many events to celebrate the current building's 50th anniversary will take place on Friday 20 February at 7.30pm.  Tickets are priced at £7.50 each and include hot food..

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Course Choices - Further details will follow shortly but we expect to complete coursing for S2 by 24 March and for S3, S4 and S6 by 20 March.

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Parent's Evening System  - We have been trialling an electronic booking system for parents' evenings and will gather feedback from S2 parents who have used it before deciding to roll this out to all year groups.

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New school bus prices from 1st April 2014 -
10 Journey book of 10: £5.89
Term 1 Pass: £96.02
Term 2 Pass: £68.26
Term 3 Pass: £53.22
All Terms Pass: £217.50
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Parent Council now on Facebook - Up to the minute information for parents and carers of young people who attend West Calder High School. Take a look: www.facebook.com/WCHSparentcouncil.

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Your Child - Their Courses- We are offering an opportunity for parents to come to hear about how the curriculum works at West Calder High School.  This is aimed at parents of pupils in P7 to S3 and will take place on Wednesday 4 March at 6.30pm in the school. 

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Forthcoming Dates - S5 Tree of Knowledge - Friday 12 February, Physics Trip to Paris - 10-14 February, Family Ceilidh - 20 February, Anne Frank Exhibition - March 2015 (date tbc), S2 Parents' Evening - Wednesday 6 March.

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Important Information - Annual Data Checks were issued to parents at the start of the new term. A significant number of these forms have yet to be returned.  If you have not yet returned yours, it would be gratefully appreciated if you could do so as a matter of priority.  Thank you.

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Safer Internet Safety - The Safer Internet Day 2015 site http://www.saferinternet.org.uk/safer-internet-day/2015 provides lots of ideas and useful information.

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Jak Trueman Fundraiser - Nando’s in Livingston are holding a fundraiser in honour of Jak Trueman on Saturday 14 February.  The fun kicks off at 12 o’clock and will include raffles, cakes, music, face painting and staff will be dressing up and donating their tips to the charity.  Everyone welcome!

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Parent Forum Meeting - The date of the next meeting has been changed from Tuesday 3rd March to Wednesday 11th March 2015, time is 7pm to 9pm at Broxburn Academy.

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Road Closure - You may be aware that there is a road closure at the junction with Langton Road and the A71 in East Calder commencing on Monday 23 February 2015 until Wednesday 4h March 2015. Transport Services have obtained permission to turn the school buses in the sports centre so this should not affect any of the pick up points or times in East Calder to West Calder High.

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West Lothian Faith Handbook - If you would like any further information on the Faith Handbook, or have any comments, please contact Lorraine Gillis at lorraine.gillies@westlothian.gov.uk!

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Home Page

Welcome to the website of West Calder High School.

 

Our successful school of approximately 970 pupils, serving the Calders areas in Livingston and Polbeth. 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. Please use the 'contact us' pages to get in touch with us if you would like to ask a question or suggest other items for inclusion.

Fiona H Rowland
Headteacher

West Calder High School Library

 Important Information


 Oct Newsletter

 School Uniform Letter

Bansang Money Week

School Uniform Order Form
 
S5/6 Course Choice Booklet

Curriculum Consultation

*NEW* Anti-Bullying Page

Extra Curricular Calendar

WLC e-prospectus

School Prospectus School Prospectus

Rights Respecting School Rights Respecting School

Anti Bullying Policy Anti Bullying Booklet

Term Dates 2013/143 Term Dates 2014/15

Glow WCHS Glow Pages

Uniform School Circular

Uniform
BBC School Report

 

West Calder High School

Limefield
Polbeth
West Calder
EH55 8QN

Tel: 01506 871510
Fax: 01506 871345

Head Teacher: Fiona Rowland

School Day
8:40am - 3:45pm (Mon - Thur)
8:40am - 12:25pm (Fri)
Lunch: 1:15pm - 2:05pm


 

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