Easter School April 2016

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 £30 for the full week or £6.50 per day.  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.

PTA Quiz Night

Quiz night poster 2016The PTA organises many events each year to raise money for the school fund which is used to cover the costs of extra-curricular activities, to support pupils in hardship and to finance projects such as the Eco Garden.  Last year, the Quiz Night raised in excess of £1000 for school funds.  Please support this event and help us to raise even more this year.

On Friday 11 March, the PTA have organised a Quiz Night to take place in The Street from 7-11pm.  Tickets cost £5 per person and can be purchased from the school office or by contacting the numbers on the poster.

SCHOLAR Online Sessions

Next  week’s SCHOLAR online sessions will be:

Higher Modern Languages                                         Tuesday 1 March                  7.30 pm
Advanced Higher Computing Science                      Wednesday 2 March           7.30pm
Higher Maths                                                                Thursday 3 March               6.00pm

Full details can be found on the SCHOLAR website: http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/Resources/Live_Online_Sessions/The Tutors will also be online to answer student questions on the discussion boards, details can be found: http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/Resources/Ask_a_Tutor.html

S3 Pupil Achievement

Well done to all S3 pupils who recently competed in the UK Mathematics Trust Intermediate Challenge.  Overall, Williamwood pupils achieved 1 gold, 15 silver and 24 bronze awards.  Congratulations to our gold award winner, Cameron Griffiths, whose outstanding performance also means that he has qualified to sit a further challenge (Pink Kangaroo) in March.  Good luck Cameron!

Queensferry Crossing (Forth Replacement Crossing Project) Educational Visit

Queensferry 010On Wednesday 24 February, a group of S4-S6 pupils who are interested in engineering enjoyed a visit to the Queensferry  Crossing. The Queensferry Crossing, also known as the Forth Replacement Crossing Project, is the biggest transport infrastructure project in Scotland for a generation and pupils were afforded the opportunity to experience a site visit as well as a visit to a dedicated contact and education centre. During the site tour, pupils were able to participate in a tour of the Marine Yard at the Port of Rosyth, North Abutment at North Queensferry and the South Approach Viaduct at Inchgarvie House area. Pupils were also advised by a team of specialist engineers with a passion for civil engineering. In addition, pupils were able to visit the education and exhibition area which provides an excellent learning environment with bridge models, information boards, audio visual resources, interactive challenges and spectacular panoramic views of the Forth bridges.  The pupils commented that the visit was very enjoyable but also very relevant, rewarding and helped to contextualise learning within the Design and Technology classroom.  We would like to thank Elaine Barrie (Transport Scotland) as well as Sarah Breen, Aidan Merrilees and Paul Mills (site engineers) for their input on the day.  More photographs can be viewed here.

Former Pupil: Skiing Success

calYOG 1Congratulations to former pupil, Cal Sandieson, who represented Team GB at the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway this month.  Cal achieved fourth place.  Well done!  Whilst training in Laax, Switzerland last month, Cal also landed a trick – the switch triple cork 1240.  He is the first UK freestyler to achieve this.  More photos can be viewed here.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week 29 February – 4 March 2016

scottish apprenticeship weekFinancial Services and Law

The following events are available for parents and pupils to sign up to during Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2016.  For more information, and to sign up, click the links for each event.

 

 

Tesco  – Financial Services Tour    Monday  29 February 2016 from 09:30 to 13:00
This is aimed at pupils looking to learn more about the Financial Services sector. Tesco recruits for Modern Apprenticeships and Foundation Apprenticeships.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saw-insight-programme-tesco-bank-and-shell-financial-services-tickets-21600547820

Ashurst – Law Firm Tour    Monday  29 February 2016 from 09:30 to 11:30
Ideal for pupils who are intending to study law at university.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saw-insight-programme-ashurst-tickets-21602927939

AXA & Barclays – Financial Services Tours     Tuesday 1 March 2016 from 09:30 to 13:00
This is aimed at pupils looking to learn more about the Financial Services sector. Both companies recruit for Modern Apprenticeships and Foundation Apprenticeships.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saw-insight-programme-axa-business-insurance-and-barclays-tickets-21600728360

Morgan Stanley and Tesco – Financial Services Tours     Thursday  3 March 2016 from 09:30 to 13:00
This is aimed at pupils looking to learn more about the Financial Services sector. Both companies recruit Modern Apprentices. Morgan Stanley also have their own apprenticeships
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/saw-insight-programme-morgan-stanley-and-tesco-bank-tickets-21600817627
For more details see Miss Mortimer

S@S Accelerate

The University of Strathclyde is running two one week long programmes for pupils at the end of S4 and S5.  Through a series of group activities, pupils will be able to find out more about the career that they are interested in following.  Accelerate 1 runs from Monday 20 June – Friday 24 June and focuses on Electronic and Electrical Engineering, Product Design, Psychology and Sport.  Accelerate 2 runs from Monday 25 July to Friday 29 July and will focus on Business, Chemistry, Education, Languages, Law and Physics.  The cost of S@S Accelerate is £125.  Further information can be found at www.strath.sc.uk/sees/wideningaccess or by phoning 0141 548 3799.  Accelerate 1 flyer can be viewed here.  Accelerate 2 flyer can be found here.

SCHOLAR Online Sessions

Next  week’s SCHOLAR online sessions will be:

Higher Modern Languages                                        Monday 22 February                  7.30 pm
Higher Modern Languages                                        Tuesday 23 February                  7.30pm
Advanced Higher Computing Science                      Wednesday 24 February            7.30pm
Higher Maths                                                                Thursday 1 March                       6.00pm

Full details can be found on the SCHOLAR website: http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/Resources/Live_Online_Sessions/The Tutors will also be online to answer student questions on the discussion boards, details can be found: http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/Resources/Ask_a_Tutor.html

 

S4 Pupil Achievement

gymnastCongratulations to Cara (S4) who performed incredibly well in the gymnastics Mardis Gras Invitational competition in Mobile, Alabama.  As an individual, Cara came all round third, placed second on bars and vault, fourth on beam and sixth on floor.  Well done!  Cara will now compete in the Scottish Championships next weekend.  Good luck!