S6 Graduation Ceremony

On Thursday 27 April, Williamwood held its annual Graduation Ceremony for the S6 class of 2017. The evening began with Reece Lyons piping in the graduates.  There was then an introduction from Mr Inglis (headteacher) and a motivational speech by Derek Hawkins.  Derek Hawkins is a British distance runner from Elderslie, Johnstone.  Derek was encouraged to take up distance running by his father and continues to train both Derek and his brother.  Derek found success from a young age, winning 16 titles from Under-13 to Senior and representing Great Britain at both the European and World Cross Country Championships.  In 2014, Derek competed in the Commonwealth Games and also participated in the 2016 Olympics.  In 2016, Derek launches Hawkins Running, an online coaching service.  . Musical interludes were provided throughout the evening by Gregor McInnes and Alec Ross; Steven Clark as well as Dan MacKinnon and Callum Robson.  The evening concluded with valedictory speeches from Head Boy and Head Girl, Daniel Petrie and Chloe Munro, the S6 depute headteacher, Mr Fisher and a vote of thanks from Anna Campbell.  The Williamwood compilation of the popular band Queen  starring the S6 class of 2017 and various staff members finished the evening in a entertaining and emotional way. Congratulations to all of the S6 pupils graduating. The evening was well attended by over 900 people. Special thanks to Derek Hawkins for his attendance and inspirational words and the PTA who generously funded the hospitality at the end of the evening. The Queen compilation video can be viewed here.  This year’s programme is here.  More photographs can be viewed here.

Work Experience Opportunities

Matrix Control Solutions – Ibrox
Duration 1 week
Travel Expenses Paid

Introduction to customer service, remote management of lighting and HVAC controls systems, energy consumption analysis, project management, site call out allocation and customer invoicing.
See Miss. Mortimer ASAP if you are interested

AHR – Glasgow City Centre
Architectural Placement
Duration 1 week

Students will be given a design task and will be required to carry out research and take part in brainstorming sessions. There will be a presentation on the last day.
See Miss. Mortimer ASAP if you are interested

S1 Sporting Achievement

Congratulations to the S1 football team who beat Gleniffer 6-4 last night in the semi- final of the League Cup. The boys will play St Ninian’s in the final in the next couple of weeks where they would love to have your support. The date and kick off time will be confirmed in due course on the school Twitter account.

NHS Modern Apprenticeships

Hospital Based Healthcare Support Worker – Older Peoples Medicine Glasgow Royal Infirmary  – Please click this link for more details  http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/253935.aspx
Places are available for information session on Wednesday 3rd May at 1:00 pm, Lecture Theatre Glasgow Royal Infirmary.  Email modern.apprentice@ggc.scot.nhs.uk to book your space.

Ward Clerk – Older Peoples Medicine Glasgow Royal Infirmary  – Please click this link for more details http://www.nhsggc.org.uk/256821.aspx Places are available for information session on Wednesday 3rd May at 1:45 pm, Lecture Theatre Glasgow Royal Infirmary.  Email modern.apprentice@ggc.scot.nhs.uk to book your space.

See Miss. Mortimer (science) if you are interested in applying

Office Junior Vacancy (permanent) – Barrhead

Main duties/responsibilities:

  • Answering telephone calls
  • Reception duties
  • Assisting accounts department with filing
  • Assisting hire desk with admin duties/filing
  • Collating timesheets
  • Filing

Experience required:

  • Good keyboard skills, Microsoft Word and Excel

Skills, abilities and personal qualities:

  • Willing to learn and ask for help when needed
  • Accuracy

Closing date for applications: 08/05/2017
Anticipated start date:   15/05/2017

If you are interested and would like to apply then please submit your CV and a cover letter to Worker@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk
See Miss. Mortimer if you would like help with your application.

Award Winning Intergenerational Practice

We are pleased to announce that our hugely successful ‘T in The Street’ project has been awarded “Best Established Intergenerational Award” from the national organisation Generation Working Together. Our partnership with The Richmond Fellowship has allowed our S5 pupils to develop a host of skills by working with local residents suffering from Dementia. All fifty pupils involved this year were also commended with a Convenors Award for outstanding achievement in community services.  Due to the success of this project this year, our current S5 pupils are looking forward to taking their skills and experience out into the community next session. A huge thank you and well done to all of the pupils, staff and partners involved in this project and we look forward to sharing the next stage with you.

 

West of Scotland Seminar on Medical Careers for Senior Pupils

Glasgow Caledonian University, Tuesday 30 May 2017 9.00am – 3.30pm
The NHS is holding an open day for aspiring medics at Glasgow Caledonian University. Workshops will cover:

  • Paediatric Medicine and Nursing Care
  • SNBTS – Tissue Services
  • Pre Hospital Emergency Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Intensive Care Medicine
  • Renal Transplantation and Surgery
  • Pathology
    Williamwood has been allocated a limited number of spaces and interested pupils are asked to see Miss. Mortimer ASAP if they wish to attend. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis and pupils will be asked to make their own travel arrangements to the event, and will not be accompanied by a member of staff.

University of Cambridge: Summer Residentials

Homerton and Selwyn Colleges are hosting a range of summer schools taking place in June and July for pupils in S4 and S5.

S5 Summer School – Sciences and Arts/Humanities

Host College:  Selwyn Date:               Monday 26th June – Thursday 29th June 2017 The Summer School has been designed to challenge students academically and participants will have the opportunity to choose from a range of different subjects on offer. All lectures will be delivered by academic staff at Cambridge and will be designed to give participants an insight into what it is like to study at Cambridge and other top universities. Many of the courses/degree subjects that the University of Cambridge offers will be represented and a full programme of events will be circulated nearer the time. For more information, including how to apply, please visit www.sel.cam.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/access-outreach/selwyn-college-summer-school/ Please note that the application deadline is Monday 15th May, 2017.

S4 Summer School – Arts/Humanities

Host College:  Selwyn Date:               Friday 30th June – Sunday 2nd July 2017 This Summer School will feature a range of different Arts and Humanities subjects, themed around Italy. Participants will travel (virtually) through the Italian peninsula with University of Cambridge scholars as their guides as they experience taster lectures in Languages, History, Art History, Archaeology, Anthropology, Film and Linguistics. In the evenings, participants will get involved in social activities, meet their peers from around the UK and have the chance to interact with current undergraduates, university academics and other university staff in a relaxed, informal setting. For more information, including how to apply, please visit www.sel.cam.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/access-outreach/year-11-summer-school/ Please note that the application deadline is Friday 19th May, 2017.

S5 Law Residential

Host College:  Selwyn Date:               Wednesday 5th July – Thursday 6th July 2017 The residential has been designed to complement both the Faculty of Law’s Open Day on 5th July and the University’s Open Day for all subjects and colleges on the 6th July.  This Residential will provide prospective students with an opportunity to find out more about the University, how Law is taught at Cambridge and experience a taste of student life first-hand from living in the College and speaking to our undergraduate helpers. For more information, including how to apply, please visit www.sel.cam.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/access-outreach/year-12-law-residential/ Please note that the application deadline is Friday 28th April, 2017.

Archaeology Summer School

Host College:  Homerton Date:               Monday 10th July – Friday 14th July 2017 This summer school will act as an exciting opportunity to discover both the academic and practical basis of Archaeology as a University subject at Cambridge. It will include sample lectures and seminars, workshops, and excavation. Topics will reflect the breadth of the Cambridge Archaeology degree, which also offers tracks in Egyptology, Assyriology, and Biological Anthropology. For more information, including how to apply, please visit www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/accessandoutreach/homertoncollegesummerschools/archaeologysummerschool Please note that the application deadline is Monday 15th May, 2017.

Arts and Humanities Summer School

Host College:  Homerton Date:               Monday 17th July – Friday 21st July 2017 The summer school will act as an exciting opportunity to discover the range of Arts and Humanities courses on offer at the University of Cambridge. Students will experience sample lectures and seminars, workshops, and a supervision. There will also be guidance on admissions and interviews, and chance for students to explore the city of Cambridge for themselves. For more information, including how to apply, please visit www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/accessandoutreach/homertoncollegesummerschools/artshumanitiessummerschool Please note that the application deadline is Monday 15th May, 2017.

Sciences Summer School

Host College:  Homerton Date:               Monday 24th July – Friday 28th July 2017 Students will experience sample lectures and seminars, lab practicals, and a supervision. Students will follow either the biological sciences track (including biology, chemistry and the medical sciences), or the physical sciences track (including physics, maths, computer science, and engineering). There will also be guidance on admissions and interviews, and chance for students to explore the city of Cambridge for themselves. For more information, including how to apply, please visit www.homerton.cam.ac.uk/accessandoutreach/homertoncollegesummerschools/sciencessummerschool Please note that the application deadline is Monday 15th May, 2017.

Sporting Achievement

Congratulations to the S1 boys football team who finished second in the league after beating St Andrew’s 3-2 in a play-off match yesterday. Williamwood will now play Gleniffer next week for a place in the final against either St Ninian’s or Gryffe.  Good luck!

 

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