Open ‘B’ Netball Success

Congratulations to the following girls who were successful in winning their Bronze final at the Scottish Schools Cup which was held at Ravenscraig Sports Complex on Friday 24 March:

Kit, Lexy, Ellie, Emma (S4); Christie, Niamh, Janice (S5), Rebecca and Hannah (S6).  The girls produced an efficient display of top class netball to win 58 – 12. Well done for your commitment and hard work over the season.

 

Head Boy and Head Girl Awards Ceremony

Congratulations to Chloe and Daniel who attended the Head Boy and Head Girl Awards Ceremony today which was held at Eastwood House in Giffnock.  The ceremony recognises the hard work and contribution of head boys and head girls to the school community.  Both Chloe and Daniel have made outstanding contributions to the school community.  Well done!

Big Day Out – The Experience

The cost of this excursion for S1 – S3 pupils has been confirmed at £30. This will include travel, karting, laser tag and hopefully pupils will also be making their own pizza for lunch, although this has still to be confirmed. Currently, this trip is limited to 30 pupils but this can be revised should interest warrant it. If you are unable to sign up for this excursion over the Easter break, please see Mr Allan (science) upon the return to school.

 

Arthur McKay Plumbing Apprenticeship

 

A Plumbing Apprenticeship is a Modern Apprenticeship where apprentices receive training in all aspects of commercial plumbing and heating:

  • reading design plans
  • removing old and installing new bathroom fitments in an occupied building
  • diagnosing faults in hot and cold water pipes, central heating systems, waste disposal and sanitation systems
  • mending leaks, unblocking drains, repairing toilets
  • choosing the right kind of pipe or joint
  • working with plastics and metals such as copper, aluminium, zinc and lead
  • cutting, bending, welding and soldering piping
  • weatherproofing and maintaining ronepipes and guttering and other metal parts of roofs

The 4 year training process involves a combination of college hours and on site training leading to an SVQ Level 3 Modern Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering Services (MES) Domestic Plumbing. Entry Requirements Arthur McKay require all applicants to have achieved a General Level Standard Grade 3 or above in Maths, English, one science and a technical subject as a minimum. Apprentices must also pass the SNIPEF Apprentice Entrance Selection Test

To Apply
Visit :  http://www.arthur-mckay.com/Career%20opportunities/plumbing-apprenticeship

Big Day Out – Monday 26 June 2017

This week, all pupils will be issued with information regarding the Big Day Out. Pupils should discuss their choices at home and follow the instructions on the letter provided for securing a place on their chosen excursion/activity. A copy of the letter issued can be viewed here and the pupil activity booklet can be viewed here. Any questions regarding the Big Day Out should be directed to Mr Allan (Science).

 

KPMG DISCOVERY PROGRAMME

Are you an ambitious and enthusiastic student in S5?  Do you have a strong desire to learn and have an interest in a career in business?

KPMG are looking for young people who want to find out about their future career options, as well as discovering more about themselves.

The KPMG Discovery programme will run in summer 2017 and give an excellent insight into the work they do at KPMG and the way they do it. During the programme you will get to meet and network with KPMG staff from across the business and will undertake a series of business challenges, skills workshops and research tasks designed to develop the key skills you need to thrive at KPMG.  On our 5-day and 3-day programmes, you will get the opportunity to work shadow to see the type of work our staff undertake on a day-to-day basis.

You will also get the opportunity to find out more about the range of school leaver programmes and if you complete the Discovery Programme you will be eligible to be fast tracked through the application stage for KPMG360º, their rotational apprenticeship programme*.

*Subject to meeting the required academic requirements.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted online. See the KPMG website to learn more about the programme and submit your application.

The application form gives you the opportunity to tell KPMG why you want to participate in their Discovery Programme.  It is a good idea to do some research beforehand to make sure you set yourself apart from other applicants.  You might want to hear about what some others have said about the programme here.

Also remember to think carefully about which KPMG office you would like to apply for.  It is often best to choose the one closest to where you live.  Remember to mention how you heard about this programme!

There are a very high volume of applications for the KPMG Discovery Programme and so we would strongly recommend applying early.

Standard entry requirements?**

On track to achieve a minimum of 104 UCAS points at the end of S6 studies. You will also need to have achieved at least a minimum of five National 5 passes at grade A-C, including Maths & English.

**The above requirements are a guideline, but KPMG are more than happy for you to get in touch with us if you have extenuating circumstances, alternative qualifications or require further clarification on eligibility. Please contact them on
ukfmwexp@kpmg.co.uk.

Please see Miss Mortimer (Science) if you require more information.

Science Club

P7 Science Club had an exciting start last Wednesday. With rocket building and microbiology included; they’ll be back this week to complete their experiments!  All pupils involved has an enjoyable time and we look forward to welcoming the pupils back to school for their inductions days and as S1 pupils in August.

Young Scot Awards

The Sunday Mail Young Scot Awards recognise young people who have made a difference to the lives of others.  Thie year’s final is taking place on Thursday 27 April at the Crowne Plaza and the Clyde Auditorium.

Former Williamwood pupil Joe Gardner has been shorlisted for the final in The Arts category.  Joe set up Glasgow’s Teenage Comedy Night in January 2016 after becoming the first winner of the Gilded Balloon’s Edinburgh Fringe Class Clowns competition.  Joe actively encourages other teenagers to get involved in stand up comedy.  We wish Joe success as a finalist in this year’s Young Scot Awards.  Good luck!
More information about all of the finalists can be found at: https://youngscotawards.com/portfolio/finalists-2017/

MALAWI FUNDRAISER

Thank you to all the pupils and staff who participated in the fourth annual Williamwood High School Malawi five-a-side tournament.  Fourteen teams took part and all matches were played in good spirit.  We raised over £460 which will contribute towards the fundraising target of £30,000 by June 2018.