Enterprising Maths Challenge

Having won the East Renfrewshire Final of the Enterprising Maths Challenge, as detailed in our post of 26 October, our S3/4 team were invited to attend the national final at Glasgow Science Centre on November 15.

img_2905On the day, competition was fierce between Scotland’s top 64 teams who participated in a total of 4 rounds – Team, Practical, Stations and Relay.

Blanche, Martin, Kirstie and Struan worked incredibly well together and their efforts were rewarded with an outstanding 3rd place finish.

They have now earned their place amongst some of the best young mathematicians in the country and should be very proud of their achievement.

Click here to see more photos of the day.


As of the 1st of January 2017, all 16-18 year olds will be required to hold a newer version of the Young Scot National Entitlement Card to access reduced bus and rail fares. Young Scot and your local authority are working to upgrade as many cards held by 15-18 year olds as possible before the New Year.

Please have a look at your young person’s card. The latest version of the cards have a pink strip over the date of birth.

If the card is missing a pink strip then please visit young.scot/upgrade for details on how to upgrade the card and update your picture.

A replacement can also be arranged through any of the local NEC verification points, full details are on the website.

While you are visiting young.scot, take a few moments to look at the opportunities, discounts, rewards and information services for young people.

For more information visit young.scot/upgrade


Congratulations to our under 14 futsal team who finished 2nd place overall at the East Renfrewshire Tournament.  They won 6-0 versus Barrhead, 5-2 versus Eastwood, before narrowly losing to St. Ninian’s.  The team performed very well, particularly considering the fact it was the first time any of the pupils had played futsal!  Well done!


S5 and S6 pupils who are undecided on their future career path are invited to attend The Allan Glen Tribute Lecture “Air Pollution and Health – Engineering a Miracle”, on Monday 28 November, at the University of Strathclyde.  Doctor Kenneth Anderson, a Consultant Respiratory Physician, will address the inter-dependency between medical science and engineering.  The purpose of the lecture is to expand understanding of the role that engineering plays in what may appear to be totally unrelated fields, and to share information about financial assistance at the University of Strathclyde from the Allan Glen’s Endowment Scholarship Trust.

Pupil who are interested in attending this lecture must give their name to Miss Mortimer by Thursday 17 November.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards Ceremony

dsc_0024On Thursday 10 November Williamwood held its annual awards ceremony for pupils who participated in the Duke of Edinburgh bronze, silver and gold award scheme. Parents who attended heard three different presentations from the award winners on their experiences enjoyed musical performances from a variety of pupils.  Congratulations to all pupils who achieved their bronze or silver Duke of Edinburgh award.  A copy of the programme can be found here More photographs can be viewed here.



Congratulations to our badminton teams who won the East Renfrewshire Badminton Championships. The junior team won all of their games and consisted of Alex (S1), Kirsty (S1), Tom (S1), Callum (S2), Elena (S2), Sean (S2), Olivia (S2) and Orla (S2).  The senior seventeen of the their twenty games and  team consisted of Emma (S4), Ruth (S4), Sophie (S4), Cameron (S5), Fraser (S5), Kirsty (S6), Ross (S6) and Ryan (S6).




loganCongratulations to Logan (S4) who has been nominated for female driver of the year by Karting Magazine.  The process involves an online voting system and we would encourage you to spend a few minutes voting for Logan.  Please click here is you wish to vote.


dsc_0041On Friday 11 November, we our annual Armistice Day service.  The service included a minute silence, a reading from Iain McCallum (school chaplaincy team), and a trumpet piece played by an S6 pupil.  A wreath of poppies was laid by Ross and Abby (S6 Deputes) on a display created by the chaplaincy team. More photographs here.


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“Did you hear about the man who worked in a shoe recycling plant? It was sole destroying!”

Do you think you come up with a better joke? Then why not enter the Voice box Joke competition!  This is an annual competition, run by the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists and the Communication Trust.  The best joke from the school will be submitted for the contest and the winner has the chance to go to the Grand Final in London, next year.

To enter, please submit your jokes to Mr M ackay in the English department.  You can enter as many jokes as you like.  All entries must be submitted by the end of the day on Friday 24 November. The school’s winner will be notified the following week and entered into the national competition.