Month: March 2017

Easter School 2017

It gives us great satisfaction to be able to communicate the arrangements for this session’s Easter School (S4-S6).

Unfortunately there is no longer any funding granted for this initiative and due to this, some aspects of Easter School will be slightly different to previous years. With this in mind, certain adjustments have had to be considered to ensure that we can continue to offer Easter School.

The members of our teaching staff who have very kindly offered this additional support for young people S4 – 6 during the first week of their holidays are doing so on a completely voluntary basis. I would like to take this opportunity to express how grateful I am to have such a dedicated team of staff working in our school and I am sure you appreciate their commitment every bit as much as I do.

Easter School Options Forms can be downloaded below and are to be completed and handed in to the school office no later that Monday 27th March, 3.45pm.

Easter School Options Form 2017

Easter School Letter


Help Required with S4 Interviews

As part of the personal support programme for S4 pupils, we are holding a Mock Interview Session  next Thursday. We still require a few extra interviewers.   If you have any experience in interviewing, and willing to help our young people prepare for their future,  y our help would be gratefully appreciated. Please contact Lynne Harvey PT (Pupil Support). (01236 794890)

The details of the event are as follows:

Thursday 16th March
Induction Meeting of Interviewers at 12.45
Interview from 1.15 to 2.05 during Pupil Forum class.
You will be required to interview 4 or 5 pupils and give feedback to them as a group.

The pupils have been practising in classes using the questions below.  They have all also been asked to prepare for other questions that an interviewer may ask.  You can use these questions or your own.  The class teacher will have these ready for you.

Mrs L Harvey

Name: __________________

Interview Practice

  1. Tell me about yourself.
  2. What is your favourite subject at school?
  3. What are you really good at?
  4. What are you not so good at?
  5. What do you like to do when you are not at school?
  6. What kind of career are you interested in?
  7. Would you say you are an honest person?  Can you give me an example?
  8. It is very important to be on time. Are you good at being on time?
  9. We are always looking for people who work hard. Tell me about a time when you have worked hard.

A Long Journey back from Glenrothes

Unfortunately our S1 boys suffered a 3-2 defeat in the last 16 of the Scottish Plate. Both our goals were scored by Lewis Pollock. The boys can be extremely proud of their efforts, playing the vast majority of a 60 minute match inside their opponent’s half. Unfortunately, they didn’t take their chances and were caught on the break and conceded a fluke goal straight from a corner kick towards the end of the match.
We interviewed Calvin McCormack who was playing.  We asked him, “Was it a good game?” He replied, “Overall yes, but it was a shame we lost.  We had a few good chances to score but they were not taken well enough.” We also asked, “Did you enjoy it?” Calvin answered, “It was a good game but we’re sad to lose.” Finally, we asked, “Do you think you would win if you went up against them again.”   He answered ,  “It depends on our luck and if we took our chances better.”

The boys may feel disappointed at the moment but they have come away from their first match of the season.  Congratulations on reaching your first of many quarter finals.
By Ross Richardson and Fraser Maxwell

S1 Visit to Stepps Primary

Five of our S1 girls are going to be going to Stepps Primary to speak to P6 and P7.

The girls will be speaking to them about  coming to High School and asking them questions about what they’re looking forward to when they are at High School.

They have also made up some fun activities and games for them to do.  For example, they will give the pupils the chance to write their own timetables, write any questions they want to ask and lots more.

They also decided that they are going to show them their timetable to let them see what a real timetable looks like.

The girls are really excited about sharing their experiences of first year with the pupils and hope that the primary pupils will learn more and feel better about coming to Chryston High School.

Reporters: Ellie, Leia, Robyn, Charlotte and Ellysha

Scottish Swimming Championships

We recently interviewed Gregg Fairbairn and Kerr Martin about the Scottish Swimming Championships. We talked to them both at the same time and so we asked a couple of questions.

Firstly we asked “How often do you train?” They both replied, “About eight sessions a week.” We also asked, “How often do you compete?” They replied, “About three times a month in the summer time.” “Do you have a specific diet?” Gregg replied, “Yes I eat Chicken and Rice as it is very good for swimmers.” Finally, we asked, “Is your training hard?” Kerr answered, “Definitely, we get up at 5:00am every day and we train twice on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Reporters: Ross, Lewis and Fraser.