Congratulations to Matthew Convery (S2) who is our Champion Chess Player 2019! Matthew didn’t lose a single game throughout the tournament, beating S1-S6 pupils to gain his title, which he just missed out on last year! Well done also to Jonah Griffiths (S3) for achieving 2nd place and Cameron Griffiths (S6) for achieving 3rd place. Thanks to all our players this year, it’s the biggest and longest tournament yet!
Thank you to Cameron for organising this year’s tournament. We also wish him all the best for his future career as a computing scientist as he begins studying at Cambridge University later this year.
All S3 pupils have been issued with the S3 examintaion timetable which can be viewed here as well as in the pupils section on the school webiste.
Parents/carers are invited to attend a parent information evening at 7.00pm on Wednesday 17th April in The Street area of the school. It would be helpful if pupils also attend this meeting, if possible. Information about the trip will be provided by school staff and the travel company (Equity), and important paperwork will be issued for completion. Your attendance would be greatly appreciated. Please contact Mr Allan if you require any additional information.
Huge congratulations to our S3 incredible innovators who have been awarded £500 at the regional finals of the Incredible Innovations competition. The team have worked really hard over the last five months researching and planning their idea. They presented to a panel of industry professionals from Malcom Construction and Morrison Construction at West College Scotland, who were incredibly impressed. We look forward to using this money to take the project forward.
Our yearly cluster final of the P6 K’Nex challenge took place on Tuesday, with 20 pupils from Busby, Carolside and Netherlee taking part. These pupils had been selected following challenges within their primary schools and their task in Williamwood was to design and build a working crane in an hour. All ten models were innovative and matched the challenge but after much deliberation, Eve and Chloe from Netherlee were chosen as the winners. Their crane is shown below.
Thank you to all participants and good luck to Eve and Chloe in the regional final in May!
An opportunity for pupils in S3 – S5, to hear from doctors and gain an insight into medicine. The weekend runs as follows: Day 1: Insight into Medicine, Dentistry or Veterinary . 14 unique talks for each specialty looking at experiences from school, throughout university and leading to life as a fully qualified professional. Day 2: Medicine only UCAS Lectures. A full day of lectures covering the work experience, personal statement, interview techniques led by our team of doctors. Dates: 15th-16th June Stirling.
This is an independent trip and the cost for the weekend starts at £25. Students from low-income backgrounds can attend for free.
Pupils can register and find out more information at https://medicmentor.cmail20.com/t/r-l-jilrjkz-utkldrludl-j/
Do you know a #Change_Maker? You have one week left to nominate someone for the 2019 Diana Award. Don’t miss your chance to celebrate a deserving young person for this year’s award. Please encourage the young person to speak to Mr Doohan who will put forward their nomination.
The S2 netballers gave absolutely everything to secure victory against James Gillespies High School in the final of the silver section Scottish Schools Cup. After a very tight first quarter, the girls played some very assured netball to secure victory in a score of 27 to 11. This is a tremendous achievement for all involved: players, coaches and a special mention to our incredible supporters. The school are very proud of you. Well done!
S6 Graduation invites have been emailed to parents/carers of pupils in S6 today. Please respond to ensure the allocation of spaces at the Graduation event on Tuesday 23rd April.