Abronhill High is a modern, non-denominational comprehensive secondary school located within the Abronhill area of Cumbernauld. It consists of a three storey classroom block; a PE block containing a swimming pool, games hall and gymnasium; a library, theatre, dining area, a music suite and specialist accommodation for business education, computing, home economics, science and technical. There is also a hockey and football pitch and we have a purpose built mountain bike course near the school which pupils regularly access as part of the PE curriculum.
Our Parent Council (known as Parent Voice) acts to encourage links between parents and the school. Parents also receive our newsletter, newslink, once per term. Parents and pupils can also access the school website for up to date information about school issues and events and there is a Show Case Evening for P7 pupils in September to give parents and pupils an early taster of life in the school. Pupils' involvement in our school is encouraged through joining our Pupil Councils (S1/2, S3/4 and S5/6) or through involvement in a range of school committees such as our Eco-Committee or our Charities Committee. In addition to these committees pupils are encouraged to participate in enterprise related activities such as Young Enterprise. Recently the school was awarded the North Lanarkshire Business Partnership of the Year for our strong, and strengthening, links with GIST. Our pupils are encouraged to take on leadership roles and develop their organisational and management skills through organising parents meetings and various school events.
There are many extra-curricular activities available for pupils such as theatre visits; study weekends at Whithaugh Country Park, various sporting endeavours such as netball, basketball, football; a modelling club, computing club and a maths club. The school runs various foreign trips e.g. to the battlefields of France and Belgium.
As part of our education programme various community links are encouraged and our pupils deliver Christmas parcels to local people. All senior pupils are expected to contribute towards helping the school community and the local community through our wider aspects programme. Many of our pupils act as mentors for younger pupils and by doing so they develop as responsible citizens who contribute effectively to the school's ethos and development.
There are two local primaries associated with Abronhill high school - Abronhill primary school and Whitelees primary school. We maintain close links with our associated primary schools and meet regularly with primary staff. Pupil support staff have a pivotal role in ensuring a smooth transition from primary to secondary and are involved closely with primary colleagues. Primary six and seven pupils visit the school as part of our joint wind band and to participate in our swimming programme. Primary seven pupils also join us for taster sessions in November and a mathematics challenge in December before they come up for their formal induction days in June. They will be assigned 'buddies' when they arrive to help them find their way around the school. These buddies will be known to them as they visit the primary schools as part of our transition arrangements. For parents of the Primary seven pupils there is an opportunity to speak to high school staff at the time of induction and there is an organised tour of the school by senior pupils who will happily answer any questions that parents may have.
There are two local primary schools associated with Abronhill high school, Abronhill primary school and Whitelees primary school. We maintain close links with our associated primary schools and meet primary staff regularly. Guidance teachers and support for learning staff have an important role in ensuring a smooth transaction to secondary school so they are involved in a programme of meetings with primary colleagues. Several Abronhill high staff are involved in various link projects. During the summer term primary seven pupils make an extended visit to Abronhill to sample class activities and to meet their new S1 classmates. To help S1 settle in, and to help avoid problems such as bullying, S5 and S6 students act as 'buddies' to S1, reassuring them and being able to talk. For parents of the current P7s, there are opportunities to meet the high school staff and to see round the school.
Pupil roll statistics from Scottish Government census at September 2012. Rolls are subject to change throughout the session.
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