Job Vacancies

The school have been informed about a number of permanent job vacancies in the local area.  There are vacancies for a receptionist, a cook/cleaner and a trainee installer.  To apply for any of these vacancies, please send a CV and covering letter to worker@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk by the given closing date.  Please include the relevant job reference number in all correspondence.  More information can be found here: cook/cleaner, receptionist and trainee installer.

S5/S6 Hallowe’en Disco

On Thursday 30 October, Williamwood hosted its annual Hallowe’en Disco for S5 and S6 pupils. All pupils wore impressive costumes, however, the award for the best costume of the night went to Luisa (S5) who dressed as ‘Darla’ from Finding Nemo and our Head Boy, Andrew (S6), who was dressed as ‘Daphne’ from Scooby Doo! More photos can be viewed here.

S5/S6 Rugby Team Achievement

The S5/S6 Rugby team beat Carrick Academy 39-38 in the semi-final of the Brewin Dolphin Regional Plate.  They played exceptionally well against a well drilled team and sizeable home support.  The winning try came with 3 minutes to play when the team were down to 14 players.  They will either play Wallace Hall or St Columba’s in the final, with the chance of progressing to the National Quarter final.   Congratulations to all involved.

S1/S2 Drama Club

On Tuesday 28 October, the S1/S2 Drama Club performed improvised dramas based on Halloween. Over 50 pupils from S1 and S2 dressed in their spookiest costumes and performed to each other. A big thank you to the S6 pupils and Mrs Drewett for making this the largest and scariest Halloween performance to date. Happy Halloween! More photos can be viewed here.

Careers Fair

On Tuesday evening almost 1,000 pupils and parents/carers attended Williamwood’s annual careers event. This was an excellent opportunity for pupils to speak to representatives from businesses, universities, colleges and civil servants from all over Scotland.   They also had the chance to hear first-hand from actual professionals in the Real People, Real Jobs section and from students in the Real Students, Real Courses section. The evening was very successful and was evaluated highly by all who attended.

Charities Event

S6 charities committee will be holding a fundraising event on Friday 31 October. There will be various activities for pupils to take part in including dooking for apples and face painting. There will also be a bake sale as well as a magic performance by one of the S3 pupils. The money raised will go to the Brick by Brick appeal so please bring money and donate generously.

Flying Start Newsletter

Tuesday 26 August 2014 was the launch of the Flying Start Initiative at Williamwood.  The evening was a great success and a newsletter keeping you up to date with the latest news and developments can be found here.  There will also be a Flying Start stand at the careers fair on Tuesday 28 October where pupils and parents/carers can obtain additional information.

Parent Council Annual General Meeting

On Monday 17 November, the Annual General Meeting of the Parent Council will be taking place in the school from 7pm-9pm.  All parents and carers are welcome to attend to find out more about the role of the Parent Council and their achieveemnts and contribtions this year.  The Parent Council plays an important and active role in the life of Williamwood and if you are interested in joining the Parent Council, more information can be found on the Parent Council pages on the school website.  The annual report for 2013/2014 will also be issued soon.

Williamwood Art Exhibition

Williamwood’s annual Art and Design exhibition took place on Wednesday 8 October and was attended by more than 300 pupils, parents/carers and friends of the school. Throughout the evening pupils from the hospitality team were also on hand to provide tasty snacks and drinks. Mrs Coggan’s and her staff would like to thank everyone who supported this very successful event.

S1 – S3 Study Skills Evening

On Thursday 2 October, parents/carers were invited to attend an information evening on study skills. The evening provided parents/carers with an understanding of the variety of study techniques and strategies utilised by pupils in Williamwood. As well as study cards and mind maps, the sessions also highlighted a range of online resources which are available to pupils. A copy of the hand-out for this evening can be found here as well as in the ‘Parents’ section on the school website.

Demographic Exhibition

The Economic and Social Research Council-funded Centre for Population Change is bringing an exhibition, entitled ‘How to get to 100 – and enjoy it’.   The exhibition is arriving in the UK as part of a major European tour.   The event focuses on demographic research and how it relates to our lives.  The exhibition is free to attend, and a part of the exhibition will focus specifically on local statistics about Glasgow in the form of interactive infographics.   The exhibition will arrive at Silverburn in Glasgow on 17-21 November 2014.  More information can be found in the leaflet Exhibition flyer A4.

Supported Study Programme

This year’s supported study programme can be found in the ‘Pupils’ section of the school website.  The timetable is not exhaustive.  In addition to this formal programme of supported study, many departments also offer informal sessions during lunchtimes, and many offer additional after-school sessions when the need arises.  Teachers will advise pupils in their classes of any such opportunities.  In order to secure the best possible results in the SQA examinations, we would urge pupils to take advantage of as much additional support as they can.  As well as supported study, we intend to offer Easter School sessions again this year.  A timetable for Easter School will be issued towards the end of February.