Pupils in S5 and S6 are invited to attend an event where they will have the opportunity to visit various stands to find out more about NHS modern apprenticeships.  These stands will include opportunities in the following:

  • Engineering
  • Plumbing
  • Pharmacy
  • Administration
  • Hospital based Nursing Assistants
  • Community based Health Care.

Pupils can speak with a Modern Apprentice, engage directly with the hiring service and receive information on the various vacancies. Transport will be provided. If you are interested in this opportunity, can you please see Miss Smith in Pupil Support by Thursday 16 February.


nm2Pupils in S2 are currently experiencing our new Developing the Young Scientific Workforce unit of work.  They have engaged in informative and interactive lessons, where they have explored a vast range of science related careers.  They have enjoyed the challenge of showcasing their research with their peers across different classes, in the form of a Science Careers Conference.
Photos of some of the pupils in action can be seen by clicking here.


This unit of work supports our commitment to the national Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) strategy and also helps to guide pupils in making informed choices as they embark on S2 options this week.

Pupils from S3 and S6 welcomed our S2 pupils to a Science Champions lunch on Friday last week, where pupils were invited to ask our successful scientists about their experience in biology, chemistry and physics.  S2 pupils left the lunch with an even better insight into what studying the sciences involves, and the opportunities available to them.

Following a hands-on taster lesson for each of the three science subjects this week, S2 pupils have chosen two of three career-based  Scientists at Work units from Forensics, Life Science and Engineering. Pupils will look at the theory and practice involved across these broad themes, in the context of real life situations in society and the world of work.  Pupils will also continue to work on developing the skills required to be successful in the study of any of the sciences across the senior phase and beyond.

For further information about science related careers you can find a wealth of information via the following links:

Biology related careers: www.rsb.org.uk/careers

Chemistry related careers: www.rsc.org/learn-chemistry/collections/faces-of-chemistry/careers-with-chemistry

Physics related careers: www.physics.org/careers

General careers advice: www.myworldofwork.co.uk/

Should you have any questions about specific course choices, please do not hesitate to contact the following principal teachers of science:

Mrs  L. McFadzean – Principal Teacher of Biology

Mrs M-L. Gibson – Principal Teacher of Chemistry

Mr T. Ferns  – Principal Teacher of Physics & Science



img-20170202-wa0000 img-20170202-wa0001Congratulations to our junior and senior badminton teams who both finished first at the regional championships.  They now progress to the national finals.

Junior Team: Tom (S1), Kirsty (S1), Olivia (S2), Elena (S2), Sean (S2), Callum (S2), Robert (S2) and Orla (S2).

Senior Team: Sophie (S3), Ross (S3), Yirong (S3), Laura (S3), Ruth (S4), Ryan (S6), Cameron (S6), Ross (S6)

Well done and good luck!


art-3art-1During the past six weeks, Primary 4 pupils art-2from St Cadoc’s Primary School and Calderwood Lodge have been working with teachers and S6 pupils in the Art and Design department.  Working together and taking inspiration from lots of different natural sources, they have been creating many drawings and collages that will be used in a feature wall mural within the new St Clare’s Primary School.  The groups named themselves The Tree Team, The Plant People, The Bird Brigade, The Creature Crew and The Beastie Band!



musicPlease click here to view a list of achievements that have been recognised recently within the music department.  Some of the pupils will have been awarded music colours badges and/or ties.  If you think you may be eligible please speak to any member of staff from the music department.


brittany-2On Wednesday 25 January, the Music department’s annual Young Singer of the Year event took place.  A large number of parents, friends, pupils and staff turned out to listen to our fifteen vocalists performing songs ranging from Broadway musicals to pop hits, and classical art songs to well-known folk tunes.  Rhuaridh (S5) introduced each act and even included a few jokes!  It was a fantastic evening of exceptionally high talent.  Many thanks to everybody who supported the event.  It was a very difficult decision for our two judges, Marilyn J Smith MBE and Claire Ramsay, but they ultimately agreed on the following pupils were worthy champions:

Junior (S1-S3)
1st Place: Elena (S2)
2nd Place: Niamh (S2)

Senior (S4-S6)
1st: Erin (S5)
2nd: Brittany (S5)

Rising Star
Molly Carnie (S1)

Photographs here


andrew-s5-swimmingCongratulations to Andrew (S5) who finished first in both the 100m and 200m Breaststroke finals at last Friday’s Scottish Schools Swimming Finals.  Andrew also received a trophy for Best Boy Performance in the 15-16 year old category.  Well done Andrew!


cross-country1The annual Williamwood Cross Country Championships take place on Thursday 9 February 2017 at Overlee Park.  A list of pupils who have qualified to represent their PE class is on display in the PE department.  Pupils should return their consent form by Tuesday 7 February and then report to the PE base on the day of the event at the following times:

  • S3 – Period 1
  • S1 – Period 2
  • S2 – Period 3

All pupils should wear their full school uniform on the day and also bring the following items:

  • Full PE kit
  • Tracksuit for travelling / warm-up
  • Suitable bag for dirty footwear
  • Waterproof jacket / top


taylor-wimpeyTaylor Wimpy are currently looking to recruit Apprentices interested in a career in the construction industry within either bricklaying or joinery.

Candidates should reach the age of 16 by August 2017 and will be offered a Modern Apprenticeship Training Programme.

If you wish to be considered for the above role, you are asked to apply by providing your C.V. and covering letter.  Click here to view full advert.

Please see Miss Mortimer if you wish to submit an application.



gtgAs part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, GTG Training Glasgow is holding an Apprentice Recruitment Open Day on Friday 10 March.  They would like to invite pupils to attend their showcase of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities, giving pupils an insight into careers in Mechanics, Vehicle Body Repair, Vehicle Spray Paint, Vehicle Parts, Business Administration and Customer Service.

This is a fantastic opportunity to view their leading-edge training facilities, meet current apprentices and speak with various companies that employ apprentices and find out more about what they have to offer. Their apprenticeship programmes offer people aged 16 and over a way to earn while they learn, as they work towards a recognised qualification, skilled employment and greater career prospects.

Click here to view invite.

 Please note: This event is free of charge and targeted at people aged 16+ with National Grade 4/5 or Standard Grades and Intermediates (already achieved or currently studying at this level).