Apprenticeship Opportunities

GTG have several apprenticeship opportunities in Mechanical, Business Administration and Parts which can be viewed at www.gtg.co.uk The start date for Arnold Clark Apprentice Technicians is September 2016 and the first stage of the application process will include literacy and numeracy tests.  If interested, pupils should complete the form here.  For more information, pupils can also contact Nicola Sutherland, recruitment resourcer, on 0141 435 4490.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Connor Black (S2) who has been awarded a place with the National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland.  The National Youth Pipe Band of Scotland is a non-competing cutting edge performance pipe band for 10-25 year olds, established, developed and administered by The National Piping Centre, the World Centre of Excellence for the study and promotion of the Great Highland Bagpipe.   Launched in 2002, the National Youth Pipe Band is the first and only organisation of its kind bringing together Scotland’s most talented young pipers and drummers at a national level. Membership is drawn from the whole of Scotland; its pipers and drummers come from an array of different competing pipe bands and musical backgrounds. This is a fantastic achievement for Connor.  Well done!

S2 Options Information Evening

On Thursday 28 January, Williamwood held an information evening for parents of S2 pupils on the upcoming S3 options process. The evening began with a brief introduction from Mr Inglis, Headteacher, and was then followed by a presentation from the Depute Headteacher of S2, Mrs Gibson.  Pupils and parents were then given the opportunity to visit different departments in the school to obtain more information on the wide array of subjects on offer to pupils. This was a highly informative evening for all who attended.  A copy of the options form, the presentation by Mrs Gibson and a link to the S3 Options website can be found in the ‘Information’ tab on the school website.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Andrew MacIntosh (S4) who participated in the Brodies Scottish Schools Swimming Championship 2016 which took place at Tollcross on Saturday 30 January.  Andrew is now the Scottish Schools Champion in the 200m breaststroke for 15/16 year olds.  Well done!

Chess Tournament

The largest chess tournament in the world is about to begin for the second year in Williamwood High School.  The first seven rounds of the Delancey U.K. Schools Chess Tournament will begin on Wednesday 10 February after school.  Pupils will take part in the school rounds following all of the formal rules of chess which includes starting and finishing with a handshake from their opponent. The pupils will gain points and prizes during the seven week tournament and the highest scorers will gain entry into the regional event in the summer term. Successful players at the regional level will gain entry into the U.K. competition in July 2016.  The 25 players will help with the organisation and running of the tournament which proved to be the highlight of the chess club last year.  Good luck to all of the players