The S6 prom committee are hosting a Winter Fashion Show on Friday 12 December from 7-10pm to raise money for their prom next year. Tickets are £5 and there will also be hair and beauty stalls, a raffle and a bar on offer. Tickets can be purchased from Miss Moir in the BICT department.
The link below provides details of holiday dates for ERC schools in 2014/15.
There is a 40 hour a week job vacancy in Howwood, Renfrewshire as an office junior paying £6.50 an hour. If you are interested and would like to apply please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 1 December. Please quote job reference number (WER124) in all correspondence.
Any pupil interested in being in the next school production, whether it be acting, singing or production should come along to a meeting in Drama studio 1 on Friday 14 November at 12:40pm.
On Tuesday 11 November Williamwood held its annual Armistice Day service. The service included a minute silence, a reading from a member of the school’s Chaplaincy team, Jeanne Roddick, and bagpipes being played by S4 pupil Kyle. A wreath of poppies was laid by our Head Boy Andrew Cowden and Head Girl Aurora McKinlay on a display created by the S2 craft club with contributions from the History and Modern languages departments and the local community.
On Tuesday 11 November Williamwood held an information evening for parents/carers of pupils sitting the new National 5 courses. Teachers made a series of 20 minute presentations on their own subject and gave advice on the best way parents/carers could assist and support their child’s studies for the new exams. This was an informative evening for all who attended.
S5/S6 pupils have been issued with their S5/S6 reports as well as an appointment sheet. I would also like to remind you that S5/S6 Parents’ Evening will take place on Tuesday 18 November 2014 from 4pm to 6.30pm in the school. Click here for further information.
On Monday 17 November, the Annual General Meeting of the Parent Council will be taking place in the school from 7pm-9pm with refreshments available. All parents and carers are welcome to attend to find out more about the role of the Parent Council and their achievements and contributions this year. The annual report for 2013/2014 and agenda for the meeting can be found in the Parent Council section of the website.
On Friday 7 November, the Senior Girls Vocal Ensemble performed at the SQA Star Awards Ceremony in Glasgow. The girls were selected for this through a competitive audition process involving schools and colleges throughout Scotland. They performed superbly and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Well done!
On Wednesday 5 November, Williamwood’s Performing Arts faculty held its annual Young Singer of the Year competition. The standard of entrants was fantastic and the event was thoroughly enjoyed by everyone who attended. The level of pupil talent was exceptional. Congratulations to Stephen (S3) who won the Juinor award and the runner up Erin (S3). The senior awards was won by Rachel (S5) and the runner up was Sophie (S6). An overall Rising Star award was given to Caitlin (S1). Well done!
Congratulations to S6 pupils, Daniel Lawrie and Cara Marinelli, who were selected to take part in the Lessons from Auschwitz project last month. This is in conjunction with the Holocaust Educational Trust. It is a four-part course which explores the universal lessons of the Holocaust and its relevance for today. As part of the course, Daniel and Cara visited Auschwitz in Poland on Tuesday 9 October. They attended a memorial service for the 6 million people that lost their lives during the Holocaust.
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 achievements 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.
On Sunday 2 November, Finlay Noble, Joseph Teaz and Angus Brown in S2 participated in the East Dunbartonshire Chess Tournement in Milngavie. The boys were faced with a huge challenge as they were playing other school teams of all ages and did extremely well to win one round during the tournament. It was the first time they felt the pressure of playing under timed conditions and the boys are keen to increase their training and participate in future competitions.