Oxfam Group

oxfamThe Oxfam group has been working throughout the year to raise money for Oxfam.  Earlier this week, Gareth (S6), a member of the Oxfam group at Williamwood High School, presented Liz Sim who is the manager of the Oxfam shop in The Avenue, Newton Mearns with a cheque for £1670.  The money will be used to build a well for a school to provide them with clean water for drinking and washing.  Congratulations to the Oxfam group on their excellent fundraising activities.

Cart Mill Family Centre

cart millWell done to Stuart (S2) who entertained the children in the Cart Mill Family Centre today dressed as ‘The Cat in the Hat’.  Stuart was incredibly professional in his role and performed twice.  The children have been learning about rhyme and using the Dr. Seuss books.  Well done Stuart!

Morgan Stanley Human Resources Apprenticeship

A fantastic Modern Apprenticeship opportunity has arisen within the Human Resources department of Morgan Stanley.

Role Responsibilities:
1 HR Coverage
Provide administration support to the HR Coverage officers including typing, documenting meetings, scanning to employee files.
Support the employee on boarding and exit process
Support the sickness absence process
Complete employee file audits
Complete updates to employee records

2. Diversity
Support the Talent Manager with the organisation of events including enrolment and evaluation
Support the production of presentation and data packs
Provide administrative support to employee networks

3. General Administration
General diary management
Room bookings
Support team events and projects e.g. Diversity Month

For further information and to apply contact  Lorraine Glendinning, of Microcom, via email l.glendinning@microcomtraining.com

S6 Blazer Braiding

S6 pupils should ensure that they submit their blazer into Man’s World for braiding by 15 July in order to ensure that it is completed in time for the start of the new term in August.  Costs are £17 for S6 braiding and £24 for head girl, head boy, depute and prefect braiding.

S6 Blazer Braiding

New S6 pupils can hand in their blazers to be braided on Wednesday 22 June between 11am and 1pm.  Costs are £17 for S6 braiding and £24 for head girl, head boy, depute and prefect braiding.  Braiding should be paid on Wednesday 22 June.

Successful Depute Head Boys and Girls

Congratulations to the following S6 pupils who have been successful in achieving a depute position after today’s elections:

Depute Head Girl Depute Head Boy
Anna Campbell Bilal Ahmed
Caitlin Foulds Morgan Allan
Hannah Grant  Matthew Anderson
Kirsty Hunter  David Allen
Yasmin Hunter  Aidan Comerford
Siobhan Kime  Joshua Dube
Rosetta Lam  David Elliot
Annie Legg  David Ross Lupton
Catherine Letham  Dan MacKinnon
Abby McAllister  Matthew MacLeod
Erin McKay  Gareth Marchon
Rebecca Metcalfe  Ross Overdijking
Alina Pahl  Calum Robson
Katya Searle  Cooper Smylie
Rumaisa Zubairi  Andrew Woods

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Craig Thomson (S3) who won the West of Scotland Tennis Championships in the U14 age category on Sunday 12 June 2016 which was played at Newlands Tennis Club from 10-12 June 2016. Despite being seeded 8th, Craig beat a range of excellent players on the way to a final in which he beat another Giffnock boy, 7-5, 6-1 in an exciting match. Craig also played in the U16 West of Scotland Championships between 17-19 June 2016 where he reached the semi-final before losing to the 3rd seed. This is a great achievement given that all the players he played against were older. Well done Craig!

Model United Nations Conference

united nations 1united nations 2Congratulations to Kerry (S4) who won best new delegate at the Model United Nations conference at Earlston High School. 20 Williamwood pupils will now  attend a MUN workshop at Hutcheson Grammar this Wednesday afternoon to build on their experiences and will have lunch organised by the Scottish Refugee Council.

Netball Trials and Ladies League

Calling all pupils interested in playing netball.  After a 3 year hiatus, the resurrection of the East Renfrewshire District Netball is upon us. Trials for this squad will be held on Thursday 16 June 2016 at St. Ninian’s High School. Trials are open to players who are 13 – 16 years old to play with the U15 and U17 squads.

Due to the high volume of trialists, an additional trial date has been added.  This is taking place on Thursday 23 June 2016 at St. Ninian’s High School sports hall.  The U17 trials (must be under 17 years old on 31/12/16) is 5-7pm.  U15 trials (must be under 15 years old on 31/12/16) is 6-8pm.  A late trial date will also be announced in August for those unable to attend.

Anyone interested in participating in the ladies’ netball league can find out more information here.

Pupil Achievement

ski-ing 1 ski-ing 2Congratulations to Ross (S3), Kieran (S5) and Kyle (S6) who performed well in the Scottish Indoor Skiing Championships yesterday.  Ross achieved first place in the U16 category and sixth place overall.  Kieran achieved third place on the U18 category and 11th place overall.  Kyle achieved fourth place in the U18 category and 13th place overall.  Well done!