Category Archives: Whole School

Stories of interest from Eastwood High School and the wider community.

West College Scotland

West of Scotland is holding 3 Clearing days across the Region on the following dates.

Greenock (Finnart):   10th August   2pm – 7pm

Clydebank:                      11th August 2pm – 7pm

Paisley:                               12th August 2pm – 7pm

The Clearing Days are the perfect opportunity to chat with the staff and sign up for an August start course that’s right for you. Over the 3 events they have over 25 curriculum departments attending alongside the Student Services Dept, who can guide you through your application. Further information can be found on the college website

School Leaver Hoodies

Academy Uniforms will be providing the opportunity for any S6 school leavers to purchase a Hoodie.  There is a link below which has been set up for Eastwood and will take you to the order page on the Academy Uniform Website.  You will be required to enter:

  • Hoodie Colour – there is a chart below the form showing available colours
  • Hoodie Size – also a chart for this showing measurements for each size – we have been advised that if you are between sizes it is better to choose the bigger one
  • Nickname – these will be checked so no inappropriate ones please
  • Name for ordering purposes
  • Initials – the initials you want to appear on the front of the Hoodie

The deadline for this is Friday 12 February (it says 24 January on the website but just ignore that).  We need to try and stick to this date if at all possible as the company is currently closed due to lockdown and already have a backlog.  So if we hope to get these made up and ready before the end of the summer term then we need to get into the queue as soon as possible.  As pupils are currently not in school we will NOT be chasing this so if you want a Hoodie then you need to get this ordered by the deadline. (Please contact Mrs McCartney – at the school – ASAP if this is going to be a problem or if you want to ask anything about this)

Ctrl and Click the above link or copy and paste this into your browser.

S3 Curricular Choices

Eastwood High School S2 into S3 Curricular Choices will be taking place this term during the week beginning 18th January. All courses available to Eastwood High pupils are detailed in the S2 into S3 Option Choice Booklet.

Please take some time over the coming weeks to read the information available and consider all options before making an informed choice. Please encourage your child to give careful consideration to their choices as, given the current uncertain circumstances, changes to original choices at a later date may be limited.

Curricular choices take the form of a column structure at this stage – the available columns are found on the final page of the booklet linked above. Please note the following important points regarding your child’s options:

  • Pupils, in consultation with their parents/guardians, should complete their option choices on the Microsoft Form
  • Pupils must select one choice only from each column in the booklet
  • A choice must be selected from every column, no column can be left blank
  • Levels (ie National 3/4/5) will not be finalised until the end of the BGE
  • Your son/daughter’s S2 report, available on Parent Portal, should offer advice from current teachers about subject progress.
  • Finalised choices will be discussed with Pastoral Care staff before submission – you will receive a call from Pastoral staff during the week beginning 18th January
  • While we will do our best to accommodate all options, choices are provisional on staffing and timetable constraints. Any required amendments will be discussed directly with those affected once the timetable is available (around April/May 2021).

Please check your emails for information and link to the option choice form.

Senior Prefect Team 2020/2021

Congratulations to Steven Collingham, Rebecca Paton, Scott Campbell and Helen Chong who, following a very competitive application and interview process have been successful in the position of Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy and Deputy Head Girl respectively.

Congratulations also go Mohamad Abdelkader, Olivia Brady, Murray Brown, Cameron Constable, Kirsty Dougall, Charlie Evans, Innes Garmany, Mia Hepburn, Flora Robertson, Lara Sturgeon, Erica Winning and Disha Yadav who are our new Vice Captains!


Pupil Senior Leadership Team

Applications for positions on the Pupil Senior Leadership Team – Head Boy/Head Girl, Deputes and Vice Captains, should be submitted in writing by Friday 24th August. The letter should be addressed to Mr Maxwell and should detail your reason for applying and what you would bring to the role in question. The letter should be handed into the school office.

Interviews for the positions will take place on Wednesday 26th August starting at 10am.

Interview times will be posted on the S6 notice board.