And the creative response winner is….

Well done to Pearl from 1E who won our creative response challenge! Her response was based on the novel The Mystery of the Colour Thief by Ewa Jozefkowicz. Her entry carefully detailed each character’s point of view with sophisticated vocabulary and some incredible illustrations.


Hillhead’s Healthy Book Bar!

First Minister’s Reading Challenge:

To award our S1 pupils who submitted creative responses to books from our SHELF CARE: MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING BOOK LIST, they received a special invite to our very own BOOK BAR! Healthy drinks based on some of our favourite titles. Click here for more details and photographs!

Hillhead’s Healthy Book Bar

Spring Break Reading Challenge

A little Spring Reading Challenge!

Try to complete as many as you can over the holiday…and don’t forget to keep reading books for our First Minister’s Reading Challenge too!!



Study Packs!

Speak to your English teacher for a study pack or revision work for the upcoming exams! Here are examples from Miss Rothery and Miss Lawrie’s classes. Don’t forget to also check under the Senior Phase tab on our blog for more revision!!


Drop Everything and Read- another success!!

We are so pleased that Drop Everything and Read was another success!! It was incredible to see staff and pupils across the school stop and enjoy reading after such a busy term! A special thank you to Mr Santi who delivered a hilarious radio-host tannoy! Bravo!!


Click here for more information on D.E.A.R at Hillhead!


Drop Everything and Read 2

We are so excited to be hosting another Drop Everything and Read (D.E.A.R) on Wednesday!! Pupils and staff- don’t forget to bring your books in and listen carefully for the tannoy to signal when to start reading!!

Click here for ‘about’ D.E.A.R and last year’s success:

About D.E.A.R


World Storytelling Day

We believe in the magic of storytelling! In honour of World Storytelling Day (March 20th), pupils completed various story-related activities across the department. Many were linked to our First Minister’s Reading Challenge focus: Mental Health and Well-Being!