Monthly PTA Draw

This month’s prize is a £50 voucher for Gifted, in Clarkston. A great place to pick up those Christmas gifts.  You can still purchase a ticket for a one of payment of £5 through ParentPay while raising funds for your PTA.  Tickets purchased by Thursday 31st October will be entered into the second draw. If you’re not the lucky winner this time there’s still eight draws to go and your ticket is entered into each one. Tickets purchased after the draw dates will be entered into subsequent draws.

Standards of Uniform

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. Miss Ferguson has spoken to all year groups last week about that standard of uniform.  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.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Alice (S1) who competed for the Osborne Dance Academy in the Great Britain Irish dancing championships on Friday, coming 36th overall and placing 18th in a hornpipe solo in a massive international competition. She started as a beginner 2 years ago and is now amongst the elite level.  Well done Alice!

STEAM Fair

The biennial STEAM Fair was held on the Thursday 24th October for pupils in P6 – S2.  As always at this event, there was a fantastic atmosphere as pupils enjoyed shows from the Glasgow Science Centre, Really Small Science and CGI.   In tTe Street area, there was a range of hands on activities with the animal man proving to be as popular as ever.  The Art and Design display and fashion show on eco-friendly, sustainably clothing was new in 2019 and certainly brought out the creativity in our pupils as did Music Technology.  A full programme from the evening can be viewed hereWe would like to thank all of our external partners who have supported this event over the years, you are certainly helping inspire our pupils:

 University of Glasgow

University of Strathclyde

Glasgow School of Art

City of Glasgow College

The One Lounge (Clarkston)

The Animal Man

Timstar

Institution of Civil Engineers

CGI

 

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Michael (S4) who continues to receive well deserved recognition for all of his fantastic work and achievements.  Michael’s committment and achievements can be viewed in recent articles in the news.

Michael is also one of only two pupils who have been shortlisted for a National Award for his biological data recording.  Good luck Michael and well done!

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/17981511.teenager-aiming-environmental-inspiration/

https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/17981987.amp/?__twitter_impression=true

Williamwood Music Festival

Congratulations to the successful candidates who auditioned for this year’s Williamwood Music Festival. We have an exciting list of Williamwood High School musicians who will be performing at the event, which is taking place on Monday 4 November at 7pm in the conference suite. We are extremely pleased to announce that the Festival is being adjudicated by established composers and musicians; John Cavanagh and Gayle Brogan.   Tickets are free, although donations will be gratefully received on the night. Tickets are available now from the Performing Arts department.