Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Eve Ross and Mirin Cowey (S5) who were selected to join the ORBIT Youth Council in October. 18 young people, aged 16-18, were appointed to represent communities from across Scotland. ORBIT is dedicated to amplifying the voice of Scotlandʼs youth.  The Youth Council will be shaping a new programme of large-scale art projects in communities across Scotland. They will be at the helm of decision-making, guiding Jupiter Artland’s outreach work. Their aspiration for the young people who take part is that they gain a variety of skills and experiences which contribute to their education.  The Youth Council will spend the next ten months devising and delivering a pop-up happening in one of their communities. Throughout the process, Council members will be invited to explore three themes; Commerciality, Community and Connectivity. The young people will also be paired with a mentor from the Creative Industries who will help them to research possible career paths. They will take part in group tasks and visit galleries and collections across Scotland and farther afield.   Only 14 schools in the whole of Scotland are represented by the YouthWell done Eve and Mirin! 

PTA Advent Raffle

The PTA Advent Raffle starts on Saturday.  Prizes in the first week include: a music lesson at Riverside Music College; toiletries donated by Watt Brothers; handmade gifts by Asra Ahmed, Calla beauty voucher; wine and prosecco; chocolates and sweets; toiletries sets and candles. 

Raffle tickets are available through ParentPay and at the school office until Tuesday 18th December. 



Glasgow Clyde Open Day

Glasgow Clyde open day is on Thursday 13 December 2018 from 1pm – 7pm to find out about courses starting in January 2019.

The programmes are ideal for January school leavers and can aid progression to courses at a higher level in August or on to full time employment. As the Open Day runs into the evening, pupils could attend the event in the evening with parents.

The event will be running at all three college campuses so you can attend the most convenient one.  You can book your place through Eventbrite:

If you have any questions, please contact the Information Centre on 0141 272 9000 or email info@glasgowclyde.ac.uk for more details.

2018 Senior School Play

On Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th December 2018 our senior production of Teechers by John Godber will take place in Drama Studios 1 & 2.  Teechers is a hilarious comedy about a group of rebellious pupils who put on a play taking on the roles of their teachers.  Tickets are on sale in the street at lunchtime and are priced £6 full price or £4 concession.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to S5 pupil Liana who won the Concerto competition at the Junior Conservatoire on Sunday 18th November.  Liana will be performing Beethoven’s First Piano Concerto with the Junior Conservatoire orchestra at some point next year.

Diana Award

Congratulations to Eilidh (S6) who was awarded the Diana Award in Edinburgh to recognise her commitment and efforts to her community.  Eilidh attended the awards ceremony in Edinburgh with her family and Grace (S5).  She had the opportunity to meet with other Diana Award winners from across the country.  Eilidh was asked to provide some additional information on her amazing achievement:

“I was awarded the Diana award for my volunteering with the Girl Guides.   After attending guides throughout my childhood, I became a regular volunteer. I organise games and activities for the girls along with accompanying the guides on various trips. Due to the the vast number of guides, it would not be possible to continue our weekly meetings without volunteers. It also taught me commitment, organisation and responsibility. Through my volunteering I have now been asked to become an official young leader. I am thankful for my guide leader who has allowed me to take on this role and the school for helping me apply. It is a great opportunity and I would encourage anyone who does volunteering to apply for the Diana Award.”

Arkwright Scholarship

Williamwood High School is now an affiliated school for this prestigious scholarship system;

Arkwright’s focus is to identify and nurture future leaders in Engineering and related areas of Design whether they are just starting to warm to the subjects of Engineering and Design or have been keen on Engineering or Design from a young age. Candidates should be actively considering university study and a future career in Engineering (including computing and software) or a related area of Design (systems design, industrial design, process design, technical product design etc.). Ultimately, Arkwright is most interested in students’ future potential to become leaders in Engineering or technical Design.

Please speak to K. Gallagher (Principal Teacher of Design and Technology) if you wish to apply to apply or if you require any other information.


Diana Award

Congratulations to Grace (S5) who was awarded the Diana Award in Edinburgh to recognise her committment and efforts to her community.  Grace attended the awards ceremony in Edinburgh with her family and had the opportunity to meet with other Diana Award winners from across the country.  Grace was asked to provide some additional information on her amazing achievement:

“I won my Diana Award for volunteering with a Rainbows group for four years.  I organise different activities and help out by playing games or doing crafts with the children which gives the leaders time to deal wth tasks that require their attention.  I used to go to Rainbows when I was younger and really enjoyed it due to the commitment and enthusiasm of the leaders.  This inspired me to get involved and help give other children the kind of positive experience I had.  I am really grateful for the committed leaders at Rainbows for giving me the opportunity to volunteer with them and to the school for helping me with my application.  I would really encourage anyone else that does volunteering to consider applying for the Diana Award.”

Well done Grace!