All pupils in S1, S2 and S3 must make Mr Thomson aware of any sporting achievements accomplished during the current school year for inclusion at the Junior Awards Ceremony.  Please note, only achievements directly connected to schools events are recognised in this ceremony.  All other achievements, such as when representing your own sports club, should be recognised using the existing P.E. Department ‘Colours’ system.

Primary Maths Challenge

Well done to all of the Primary 6 pupils from Busby, Carolside and Netherlee Primary schools who recently competed in a Maths Challenge at Williamwood High School.  The event consisted of 3 rounds: a stations activity, 12-card challenge and finally, a particularly energetic relay race.  The overall winners were the Yellow Triangles and so congratulations go to Ashton and Fraser (Netherlee) and Ben and Ruby (Carolside).

P7 Cluster Science Transition

The science faculty began their primary transition visits today with Busby Primary School. All P7 pupils in our cluster primary schools have been working hard on their transition unit of work, investigating DNA. During our visit to Busby we worked with two fantastic classes of super scientists, who all enjoyed the hands on experience of an experimental technique called gel electrophoresis. Pupils used their scientific inquiry skills and practical abilities to identify genes present in a sample of DNA to solve the Superhero Saga. We won’t reveal what the Busby scientists found out, as we don’t want to spoil it for the P7 pupils of Carolside and Netherlee who will be looking forward to their visits next week!

S2 Football Trip

32 S2 pupils and 4 members of staff have just enjoyed our yearly football trip, this time to F.C. Porto.  The main purpose of the trip is for pupils to experience football coaching in a foreign setting.  The coaches of F.C. Porto provided a range of training activities to help improve football skill and knowledge.  Pupils also participated in matches against Dragon Force, a local Porto community side. Our ‘A’ team managed by Mr Moore were victorious, with Miss McLachlan’s ‘B’ team very competitive in their defeat to the same opposition. Overall, it was a 9-8 victory on aggregate for Williamwood.  Pupils also went karting, completed a stadium and museum tour at Porto’s Estadio do Dragao, and also spent some time soaking up the sun at the pool in our beach-side hotel in Esponsende.  On top of all of that, there was a memorable visit to Porto’s match against Feirense which saw them celebrate their title triumph, with 50,000 people in the stadium and a similar amount celebrating outside.



Malawi Appeal

We are launching our second
‘pencil case for Malawi’ appeal. Last year, we collected over 300 pencil cases which were given to pupils at Ewkendeni Primary School. This year we are hoping to collect at least 500 and your support can help us achieve that target. If every pupil in S1-S3 brought in one pencil case we would have over 700. Donated pencil cases can be given to your child’s English teacher or left in donation boxes in The Street area of the school.
Pencil cases could include:
Coloured pencils

More information here.

HNC Applied Science SCQF level 7 (Glasgow University & Glasgow Kelvin College)

This course has been designed in agreement with Glasgow University, to allow progression on to the second year of any Life Sciences degree program upon successful completion.  The HNC Applied Science course is designed to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills and experience in: cell and molecular biology, anatomy and physiology, mathematics, chemistry and microbiology.  This course also provides extensive experience across a wide range of scientific laboratory techniques. There will also be classes at Glasgow University to prepare you for transition to second year entry on any of the life science courses.
You will build up an excellent understanding of a broad range of scientific concepts and skills, including:
Cell Biology, chemistry, anatomy and physiology, microbiology, mathematics, biochemistry and dissertation writing. You will also learn to perform a vast range of scientific techniques essential for industry and academia.

Entry requirements:
Referred to the college by Glasgow University and successful interview.  You must also hold relevant science qualifications.
This is a full time course that will run for 1 year.  The course will be timetabled for 2.5/3 days per week.  There will also be additional sessions timetabled at Glasgow University.
Successful completion of all units on this course, with an A for graded unit (dissertation), will allow progression on to second year of a life sciences degree programme. 

This is an articulation agreement with Glasgow University and no UCAS Application will be required to progress there if conditions are met.
For more details and to apply: https://www.glasgowkelvin.ac.uk/courses/hnc-applied-science-glasgow-uni/