Month: November 2016

Head Of Kelvin With Mr Jopling

Our first big interview was with Mr Jopling and we asked him questions about being head of house.

1)  How long have you been the head of house?

“I have been the head of Kelvin for 8 years now.”

2)  How do you make sure everything is okay in your house?

“In every house there are 2 pupil support teachers.  In my house we have Mrs Harvey & Mrs Carragher.  If something happens, the pupil support teachers have to decide if how to deal with it. The pupil support teacher talks to the head of house to let him know what has happened and what they have done.  The head of house sometimes gives them advice.”

3)  What do you enjoy about being the head of Kelvin?

“ I like working with first years, working with the captains & winning the house cup. “

4)  How long have you been at Chryston High?

 “I have been in Chryston High for 21 years and Head Of Kelvin for 8 Years”. 

5)  If you weren’t head of house what would you be?

“ If I wasn’t head of house I would be an art teacher.  I have loved art all of my life.”


By Leah Gaughan & Alishba Irfan

Visiting Our Primary School – Stepps Primary


Visit to Stepps Primary


We went to Stepps Primary School on Monday  10 November.  We had prepared a power point and talk all about high school.  We wanted to go to a primary school because we wanted to share our experience in high school so far. 

The first thing we had to do in preparation for our visit was ask the P.E department what clubs are on, what day they are on and what time they run from.  We then collected information about the food, teachers and just about the school in general.  We used this information in our presentation to the P7 pupils.  Next, we thought up of two tasks for them to do. Finally, we put all this information into a power point and decided who was going to say what.

The day of the visit arrived.  We met Mrs Mullen at the end of second period and drove to Stepps.  When we arrived, we were greeted by Mr McKeever who took us to the P7 class room. We gave them pens and paper for their task and then started our power point. The first thing we talked about was the clubs and the P7s seemed to be interested in how many different clubs there are. We then told them about how brilliant the school dinners are here at CHS.   They were drooling at how delicious it sounded. After that, we handed them out two tasks about their thoughts and worries about coming to High School.  We calmed their nerves and they were buzzing about coming up in August. Once they finished the tasks, they asked some questions which we answered.  They gave us a sheet of paper with some more questions on it which we answered and sent back.

We have enjoyed this experience and can’t wait to see them in August.

By Jaimee, Eve, Anna and Megan x

North Lanarkshire Schools Swimming Championships

Competition Report by Dillon Coulson 

Chryston High School Sports Ambassador for Swimming


“On the 2nd of November I attended the NL Swimming Championships with Mrs Walker  and our swimmers.  This was a real motivation for me,  I felt like I was fighting for every gold as I watched each and every swimmer.  It made me feel like I wanted to stick my shorts on and dive in, but unfortunately not. Our Chryston swimmers were high achievers at the competition.

Heather, Greg, Kerr, Isla
Heather, Greg, Kerr, Isla
  • Isla McDonald had a fantastic swim coming inches close to her PB.
  • Lauren Addyman won a medal in all her events getting gold in the 200m Fly, 100m fly, 400m IM and silver in her 200m IM.
  • Heather Lees had 6 great swims getting gold in her 100m Free, 200m IM, 100m and 200m Breast, 100m Back, 100m Fly.
  • Kerr Martin also achieved all golds in 100m and 200m Breast, 100m and 200m back, 200m IM.
  • Greg Fairbairn also swam 5 exceptional races bringing home with him a silver in his 200m Back and 200m Free, 100m and 200m Breast, 200m IM

Overall it was a huge success for the school earning  17 golds and 2 silvers!”

Post-Match Interview with Lewis Pollock

Chryston High VS Our Ladies

I thought I played well but still  could have done a bit better.

My favourite player is James Denham who plays centre back for us. I thought James was the best defender and cleared the lines.

I’m pleased we won this match.  I think we can start to win more matches if we just talk more.

My favourite player in the world is Lionel Messi.


Reporter Mark Newlands

P7 Parents’ Information Evening

img_0317The P7 parents’ will take place on Wednesday 23rd of November.  We are looking forward to welcoming our new parents.  Click on the link to view Transition Newsletter 1. transition-booklet-1_2016

Some of our pupils will be in the social area to meet you including our St Andrew’s Hospice ambassadors and our S1 Enterprise group.  Our pupils would be grateful if you could spare a few minutes to browse their stalls.

Jeans Day – Friday 18th November!

pudseyAs part of our S6 Community Involvement programme and charity work, Chryston High School is having a “Jeans Day” as our main event on Friday, 18th November.  The cost to participate in this event will be £2.

The money raised will be donated to Children in Need.  If any child does not wish to participate in Jeans Day they should attend school in full uniform in the normal fashion.

Further information, including guidelines on what is appropriate to wear, can be found in the letter linked below.  This was given to all pupils on Tuesday 15th November.



Children in Need

On Friday 18th November our S6 Charity Committee are hosting a fundraising day for Children in Need.

The highlights include:

  • S6 boys leg waxing
  • Guess the staff baby pictures
  • Staff coffee morning
  • Guess the spots on Pudsey’s cake
  • Guess the sweets in the jar

There is also a Jeans day on the Friday – £2 per pupil with all money going to Children in Need.

As part of the day,S2 pupil Duncan Lambert and the schools ICT Technician, Mr Martin are Braving the Shave to help raise money for Macmillan, a charity close to both of them. Donation buckets will be available at the doors of the Assembly Hall. Please pay a donation to enter the hall and watch the head shaving and leg waxing.

All pupils involved are working very hard to make their first charity event a success, please help them by being involved and raising money for these two great charities.


Chryston HS vs Our Lady’s HS (Motherwell)

Chryston S1 boys played Our Lady’s HS on the 9th November.  Chryston took the win beating Our Lady’s 10-2.  The overall performance was good with some good football played.  The MOTM was Calvin McCormack. This was well-deserved. Calvin scored 4 goals and had a good performance as striker.  Lewis Pollock also got a hat-trick and Ryan Mulholland got 3.


Reporters: Jack White and Lewis Pollock