Mackintosh- The Innovator, My Greener Glasgow Competition.

mackintoshSix S4 pupils from Williamwood High School art and design department have entered an exciting art and design competition based on the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The St. Enoch Centre presents an art and design competition involving six secondary school across Glasgow. Glasgow is the birthplace of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, one of the most celebrated artists, designers and architects of his generation, and the aim of ‘Mackintosh the Innovator’ is to foster creativity amongst the youngsters of Glasgow.

The Williamwood High School entries focused on design. Pupils chose to draw, design and make lighting pieces using the modern technology of laser cutting, twisted with traditional Japanese influences. Mackintosh was heavily influenced by Japanese art and design and the pupils wanted this to come across in their own designs.  The Exhibition opens on Tuesday 21st June 2016 and will run until September.

BBC Comedy Classroom Workshop

Since April, a group of S3 pupils have been working alongside former pupil and award-winning stand-up comedian Joe Gardner on the BBC’s Comedy Classroom literacy project. The pupils have been writing and performing their own sketches based on ideas that they created. The sketches were filmed last week and will be sent away to be viewed by BBC producers in the hope of being filmed professionally and broadcast on TV later in the year.  The pupils had the option to write stand-up or sketches but were inspired after a workshop by Joe on classic comedy sketches including the famous “Two Soups” sketch by Victoria Wood.   We would like to thank Mr Laird and Mrs Drewett for their hard work in helping with the production process.

The Voice Kids 2017

Any talented young singers (7-14 year olds) who would like to participate in the Voice Kids 2017 can get more information on how to enter at: or

Applications must be submitted by a parent or legal guardian and the closing date is Friday 2 September 2016.

Junior Awards Ceremonies

Congratulations to all pupils in S1-S3 who received an award at the Junior Awards Ceremony on Friday 20 June. Mr Inglis congratulated pupils on their outstanding achievements.  Mrs Gibson introduced Martin Stewart, a former pupil and writer of children’s books, who was the guest speaker for the S3 ceremony.  Pupil achievements were recognised for endeavour, sporting activities, S3 subject awards as well as S3 class awards. Details of the award winners can be found below:

S1 endeavour awards

S2 endeavour awards

S3 endeavour awards

S3 class awards

S3 subject awards

Sporting awards

Programme – front cover

Programme – back cover

Order of service – S1-S2

Order of service – S3

UNICEF Rights Respecting School

Next session, we are committed to making Williamwood a Rights Respecting School. The Unicef UK Rights Respecting Schools Award (RRSA) supports schools across the UK to embed children’s human rights in their ethos and culture. The award recognises achievement in putting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child  (UNCRC) at the heart of a school’s practice to improve well-being and help all children and young people realise their potential. More information can be found at:

P7 Inter-School Maths Challenge

P7 Maths WinnersCongratulations to all of the primary 7 pupils from Busby, Carolside and Netherlee primary schools who recently competed in the Inter-School Maths Challenge.  Following on from heats, which were held at the primaries, the winning teams from each school competed in the final which was held at Williamwood.  The final consisted of three rounds: group-based written questions; a practical puzzles challenge and a high-speed buzzer round.  The winning team were Busby. Congratulations to Cameron, Ross, Niamh and Andrew.

School Uniform: Maintaining the Standard

UniformLast week, pupils were issued with a copy of an important letter regarding school uniform.  This is in anticipation of new uniform items being purchased for the new term in August.  A copy of the letter can be viewed here.

The standard of school uniform at Williamwood High School continues to be very good. Uniform is an important aspect of the positive ethos within the school. All pupils in S1-S6 are regularly reminded of the standard of school uniform which is expected at their year group assembly. Your ongoing support with this matter is greatly appreciated. Additional information about the standard of uniform can be found in the ‘Information’ section of the school website or here as well as the link to the Dressing for Excellence leaflet which can be accessed here.

Man’s World will be available in The Street from 3pm – 8pm on Wednesday 15 June.  At this event, a full range of school uniform items can be purchased.  New S6 pupils can hand in their blazers to be braided on Wednesday 22 June between 11am and 1pm.  Costs are £17 for S6 braiding and £24 for head girl, head boy, depute and prefect braiding.  Braiding should be paid on Wednesday 22 June.

East Renfrewshire Netball League and District Squad

Calling all pupils interested in playing netball.  After a 3 year hiatus, the resurrection of the East Renfrewshire District Netball is upon us. Trials for this squad will be held on Thursday 16 June 2016 at St. Ninian’s High School. Trials are open to players who are 13 – 16 years old to play with the U15 and U17 squads. Further information and application forms are available from Mr Allan in the Chemistry department.

Pupil Achievement

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Congratulations to the boys who competed in the twin peaks skiing over the weekend.  The boys performed incredibly well and achieved the following positions:

Firpark: Saturday 4th June
Under 18 boys
1st place:          Kieran S5            5th place overall
4th place:         Kyle  S6                9th place overall

Under 16 boys
3rd place:        Ross S3            4th place overall
Under 14 boys
5th place:         Tom S3           21st place overall

Hillend: Sunday 5th June
Under 18 boys
6th place:         Kieran  S5            14th place overall
8th place:         Kyle S6                 17th place overall
Under 16 boys
2nd place:        Ross S3               4th place overall
Under 14 boys
5th place:         Tom S3           25th place overall
Well done

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Hairdressing Junior – Apprenticeship Vacancy

full_coco_HairdressingCoCo Hairdressing in Clarkston are currently recruiting for a full time Hairdressing Junior.  The position will consist of four days in salon and one day at college per week as part of a Modern Apprenticeship. No previous experience is necessary as full training will be given. For further details please contact Vicki Wilson at the salon on 0141 644 4402.  See Miss. Mortimer for help with your application.