Category: transition

New S5 Conference – Tuesday 5th June 2018

All pupils transitioning from S4 to S5 who are intending to return to school for S5 should attend the S5 Conference on Tuesday 5th June.

The event starts at 9.30am and will run to 2.30pm and will be hosted at the Chryston Cultural Centre (next door to the school).  All students who wish to return must attend this event and be in full school uniform.

The schedule for the event can be found by clicking on the link below.

S5 Conference Schedule

We look forward to seeing everyone on their return after a demanding and rewarding exam diet!

Primary 7 Welcome Evening and Making Maths Count

It was great to meet the parents and families of our Primary 7 children last night and we are looking forward to working with them in the future.

Please follow the link to a numeracy support pack from our maths department.  It includes some numeracy tasks that parents can do with their children.  Sharing in your child’s learning helps them to develop confidence.  This pack should give you some activities that you can enjoy with your child while helping them develop numeracy skills.  Numeracy skills are essential in all areas of the curriculum and in everyday life.

Numeracy at Home Support Pack

The Real Madrid of Creating Engineers Competition

Chryston Cluster has entered the Creating Engineer Challenge for the past two years.  The challenge is organised by the Glasgow Science Festival.

Some Interesting Statistics

Regions                                6

Clusters                               59

Primary Schools            256

Primary Pupils              10,230

Grand Final

The Grand Final was held at the University of Glasgow.  We are delighted to announce the overall winners of the 2017 competition are Maya Duguid and Jessica Reid from Auchinloch Primary School.  Maya and Jessica are the reigning champions from last year.  A special well done to them!

 

My First 3 Weeks

My first 3 weeks at Chryston have been great! My faaaaavourite subject so far is probably Music.  I am learning drums along with Aaron, Jack, Anya, Andie, Gemma and Rebecca.  My second favourite subject is probably Art.  Outside of school I spend a lot of time drawing and doing sketches – I just love it.  So when I’m in Art it is just really fun for me!  I have made new friends from other schools.  In fact, some of my best friends are from other schools!   So overall my first three weeks have been amazing!  I have two favourite subjects, I have made new friends and I have new best friends, not a lot but it is enough to make me happy.

 

 

 

 

 

Declan Fox     1N4  1.6

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.

Visiting Our Primary School – Stepps Primary

 

Visit to Stepps Primary

stepps

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

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.

Languages CPD at Chryston

SALTWe had a fantastic turnout for our TeachMeet event on Saturday. Seventy-five modern languages teaching professionals joined us at Chryston High School for a couple of hours of CPD and presentations from leading practitioners.

We would like to extend a special thank you to Chris Devlin, Joanne Sanderson, and Angela Boyd for sharing their experience and insight. Thanks also to everyone who came along and helped make the day such a huge success.

https://youtu.be/uWTNgpE8MSg