There is an opportunity for a Trainee Quantity Surveyor in the central belt, West of Scotland. The post is for 37.5 hours a week and is £16,000 per annum. The closing date is 30th January 2015. It is essential that applicants have Intermediate 2 (or equivalent) in maths as well as Higher English. To apply for this opportunity please send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by 30th January 2015, quoting reference WER147.
On Thursday 22 January, Williamwood held its first ever Holocaust Memorial Day evening. The event was hosted and organised by S6 pupils and Lessons from Auschwitz Ambassadors, Daniel and Cara. It also featured guest speakers Bill Clark, a Holocaust Educational Trust educator, and Bob Kutner, a Holocaust survivor. Cara and Daniel decided that they wanted to organise this event after they took part in the Lessons from Auschwitz project with the Holocaust Educational Trust. The evening was thought provoking and was well attended by almost 150 people, with every one feeling inspired after hearing Bob’s incredible story. More photos can be viewed here.
A forum for parents of pupils with Additional Support Needs (ASN) within Williamwood Cluster will be held at Williamwood High School on Friday 20 February from 1.30 – 3.00. Chris Atherton and Eddie McGee (Education Department Psychological Service) will lead the session and will focus on Autistic Spectrum Disorders. We look forward to seeing you there.
Congratulations to Lewis Graham (S5) who won the Eastwood Rotary Young Musician Competition. He now progresses to the West of Scotland district finals at the Royal Conservatoire on 7 February 2015. Well done!
Congratulations to Chloe Ghiro (S2), Abbie Fulton (S1) and Grace Aitken (S1) who achieved first, second and third place in the Young Writer’s National Writing Competition, Mini Monologues. The pieces are scheduled for publication on 30 April 2015 in Mini Monologues – Authors from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. All information regarding this will be available online at www.youngwriters.co.uk/online we are sure our pupils will continue to achieve success in thie area.
Congratulations to S1 pupil Jennie Yang who has been selected by Table Tennis Scotland to participate in the Junior and Cadet 6 Nations event which will be held in Cardiff on 13-15 March 2015. This is a prestigious event for all players and we wish her the best of luck.
The school has been informed of 2 modern apprenticeships as a Caterpillar Equipment Service Engineer in Hamilton with a starting wage of £215.19 a week. This is a 39 hour a week apprenticeship. The closing date for applications is 27 February. More information can be found at http://www.apprenticeshipsinscotland.com/
When the Malawi group visited Encongolweni, they were involved in helping to build a new nursery. This project was undertaken as the nursery was destroyed in storms and children were being educated under a tree, or not at all. Our pupils raised £11,000 to help with this project. Attendance at nursery is vital as children are then able to access the Mary’s Meals kitchen which ensures that they are guaranteed to receive one meal a day. We have now received an update on the progress of the nursery which can be viewed here.
Students in S5 are about to embark on the S6 options programme. We held a parents’ information evening for parents on Thursday 16 January 2014. The purpose of the evening was to introduce parents to the options process. An updated S6 options form and an updated S5/S6 Options booklet can be found on the ‘Information’ tab on the school website.
Williamwood would like to extend a warm welcome to Ines who is visiting the school from Madrid, Spain. Ines is attending Williamwood High School as an S2 pupil for a week in order to gain a unique experience about school life in Scotland. All of the S2 pupils have been very welcoming and a group pf S2 girls (Victoria, Harley, Stephanie and Gabriela) are ensuring that she is finding her way around the school and settling in well to Williamwood life. We hope that Ines has an enjoyable visit.
Our prelim examinations for S4, S5 and S6 pupils begin on Wednesday 28 January and finish on Friday 13 February. All pupils have been issued with a copy of the prelim examination timetable and this can also be found on the school website. Pupils were also issued with a letter which can be found here.
The first meeting of the Parent Equalities Forum will take place on Thursday 15 January in Woodfarm High School at 7pm. The main item on the agenda will be the Education Department’s Equalities Delivery Plan.
Congratulations to Joseph (S2) who came first in the Beginners’ Chess Tournament run by Ayrshire Chess Association which was held on Thursday 14 January at Greenwood Academy. This is an amazing achievement and the start of many more challenges for Joseph and the rest of the chess club members of Williamwood.