Last week, 40 S2 and S3 pupils returned from a five day visit to Iceland. All pupils and staff involved had a fantastic time and thoroughly enjoyed the trip. A particular highlight was a visit to the Blue Lagoon where pupils covered their face with a mud mask and relaxed in the geothermally heated water. Pupils also braved the blizzard conditions to visit a number of beautiful landscapes during the day including the Gullfoss Waterfall, Kerid Volcano, Strokkur Geyser and Thingvellir National Park. The heavy snow fall also added to the natural beauty of the landscape. Click here for more some photos.
Congratulations to the S5 boys from Williamwood who took part in the Scottish Schools Athletics Championships on Saturday 8th March in Irvine . Neil, Sam, Max and Andrew made up the senior cross country team who managed to produce an outstanding performance and become the Cross Country Champions 2014. Congratulation to this successful team.
A group of S3/S4 pupils visited the Hunterston Nuclear Power Station on the 4th March. The trip was organised by the Engineering Development Trust, http://www.etrust.org.uk/, and provided the pupils with an excellent experience. All pupils have studied nuclear fission and nuclear reactors as part of their physics course and are now able to link what they have learned in the classroom to real life. The staff and pupils would like to thank the staff from EDF Energy for providing such an excellent tour of the power station.
Monday: S1 are organising a market place with a variety of stalls including face painting, hair colouring and a cake stall
Tuesday: S2 are organising a tombola
Wednesday: S3 are organising a teacher talent show
Thursday: S4 are organising a bake sale
Friday: S5 are organising a ridge run in fancy dress for staff and senior pupils
Please <click> here for more information.
17th – 21st March is Williamwood’s Charities Week.
There are a variety of events taking place throughout the week including a dress as you please day, S6 coffee morning as well as a slave auction. More information on the organised events can be found here. <click> Pupils and staff are asked to donate generously to our worthwhile charities.
East Renfrewshire Council are the first council in Scotland to have a micro site giving information about catering service and menus available to pupils.
East Renfrewshire Council ensure that school meals are fresh and healthy as well as providing value for money.
Visit the East Renfrewshire Council school meals website for more information including pupil menus, price lists, information on theme days as well as how to use the online payment facility.
On the evening of Saturday 8th March Chris Vettraino (s2) is performing the work Variations on a Theme by Glinka composed by Rimsky-Korsakov on oboe with the Glasgow Wind Band. Tickets are available at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Box Office.
Congratulations to saxophonist, Richard Scholfield S6, who won the Gilbert Innes Woodwind Prize competition at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Juniors on Friday 21st February. A special mention must also go to S2 pupil Chris Vettraino who came third in the same competition on oboe. Congratulations to both pupils
I would like to remind you that the S4 Information Evening about S5 options will take place on Tuesday 4th March 2014 at 7pm in the school.
Well done to all the Williamwood pupils who took part in the East Renfrewshire Cross Country Championships at Rouken Glen Park on Monday 24th January. The Williamwood teams produced outstanding performances in extremely testing underfoot conditions! Of the 8 team prizes on offer on the day, Williamwood managed to secure 1st prize in 4 events, 2nd place in 2 events and 3rd place in 2 events. All runners should be extremely proud of their efforts. <click> for further photographs
S1 Boys – Winners S1 Girls – 2nd Place
S2 Boys – 2nd Place S2 Girls – 3rd Place
S3 Boys – Winners S3 Girls – Winners
Senior Boys – Winners
Senior Girls – 3rd Place
The individual athlete results are to follow.
Guten Tag! Käsebrot mit Mayo, bitte! This was one of the sentences you would have heard the Modern Languages Department on Friday afternoon.
The German Department organised a German taster lesson for those pupils in S2 who showed an interest in taking German in S3. Pupils learned about German food and drink and a pop-up Delikatessen with delicious german breads, cheeses, a selection of cold meats: Salami and Schinken and fresh salad were served.
<click> here to see a few photographs from our successful event.
Please find link to e-brochure www.bit.ly/SpringHolActs2014 for Spring Activity programme.
All pupils in S4, S5 and S6 have been issued with a copy of this session’s Easter School Timetable, a covering letter for pupils. and a letter for parents.
The charge for Easter School this session is £39 for the full fortnight (or £21 for week 1 and £18 for week 2). There is no charge for pupils in receipt of free school meals.
You can pay online using the Payments4Schools system. Alternatively, payment can be made by cash or cheque (made payable to East Renfrewshire Council) at the school office using the tear-off slip attached to the letter issued to parents.
S3 Business Management pupils took part in a product development challenge as part of their Marketing Unit. Pupils had to devise a new product which could be marketed and sold during the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. 2 groups were selected from each of the 3 classes and presentations were made to all Business Management pupils in the library.
The winning group was a Commonwealth Games Calendar by Eden, Moizza and Robyn. An excellent idea, prototype and presentation skills ensured first position for the group.
The winners and runners up received a prize of shopping vouchers. Well done!