East Renfrewshire Musical Success

Congratulations to all pupils who are a part of the East Renfrewshire Instrumental Ensembles.  They have experienced great success in both the Glasgow Music Festival in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival in Perth Concert Hall.  Six out of our eight bands and orchestras won their respective classes in Glasgow;   Senior String Orchestra, Junior String Orchestra, Funstring Orchestra, Junior Choir, Senior Concert Band and Brass Ensemble.  At the Scottish Concert Band Final in Perth, the Schools’ Senior Concert Band were awarded a Gold Award in the finals and our Principal Horn – Alec Ross (S6) from Williamwood was awarded the top solo award of the entire weekend, playing a solo feature with the band. The prize for this is performing a concerto with the Wind Orchestra of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  An amazing achievement.


Good luck to our Open ‘B’ netball team who are playing in the Bronze Final at Ravenscraig on Friday.  The match should start at 2.10pm if any family or friends wish to attend.  Please contact Mr Allan (Science) if you require any further information.


Congratulations to Rebekah Black (S2) whose acro trio finished first place at the Scottish National Championships.  She will now compete in the Acrobatic NDP British Finals in Stoke-on-Trent.  Well done and good luck for the next competition.


Our annual Young Musician of the Year competition took place on Thursday 16 March in the music department.   As always, the standard of performance was exceptionally high.  The judges commented how difficult a decision it was to choose a winner from such a strong group of performers.  The junior winner was Liana (S3), for the second consecutive year, with Ewan (S3) as runner up.  The senior winner was Christopher (S5) with Steven (S6) as the runner up.  Congratulations to all the pupils involved.

Netball Success

Congratulations to the Williamwood Netball team who won their semi-final 65 – 26 against Ellon Academy.   The team comprises of Kit Clark, Ellie Dunbar, Emma Harkness, Alexandra Letham, Christie Sinclair, Rebecca Metcalfe, Hannah Grant, Niamh Mathieson and Janice Wu.  The girls now progress to the Bronze final.  Good luck!


Williamwood High School, with the support of the Parent Council, is planning a Careers Conference for all S1 pupils.  The aim of the conference is to give pupils the opportunity to find out about a wide range of different careers and allow them to start thinking about the skills they might need to develop throughout their time at Williamwood.

We would love to have as many parents involved as possible to share their own career journey with small groups of pupils and describe the skills they need to be successful in their job.

If you think this is something you can kindly spare some time to help us with, please complete the response card and return to the school office as soon as possible or emailed to schoolmail@williamwood.e-renfrew.sch.uk .

You can download a copy of the response card here.

If you are unable to attend this event, but would like to help support our pupils in other ways across the school you may be interested in signing up to the Parent Council  Flying Start Scheme.  Information about this scheme can be found on the school website by clicking the tab at the top of the page and you can register your interest on the response card.

Thank you for your time and support.

Miss N Mortimer

Principal Teacher of Development

Mr M Foley

Chair of Parent Council

Closing Dates for NHS Modern Apprenticeships

The following apprenticeships are currently being advertised, please see the earlier post for further details.
Please see Miss. Mortimer or Miss. Smith if you wish to apply.

Closing 17th March
Secretary – Public Health, West House, Gartnavel Hospitals Campus
Administration Assistant – Othotics Department, Gartnavel General Hospital 
Administration Assistant – Renfrewshire HSCP Headquarters, Paisley
Clerical Officer/Receptionist –  Maryhill Health and Care Centre 
Management Accounts Assistant – Dyekbar
Health Records Assistant – Beatson West of Scotland Cancer Centre
Health Records Assistant – Glasgow Royal Infirmary
Senior Library Assistant
Data Assistant – Infection Control, West Glasgow ACH 
Waiting List Administrator – Surgery, Glasgow Royal Infirmary 
Human Resources – Health and Safety Officer
Occupational and Physiotherapy Support Worker Older Peoples Service – Stobhill & GRI 
Paediatric Audiology Assistant – Royal Hospital for Children
Prosthetics Technician
Pharmacy Technician – Board Wide
Assistant Technical Officer – Decontamination
Multi Skilled Engineering Technician – Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
Multi Skilled Engineering Technician – Plumbing
Multi Skilled Engineering Technician – Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (Decontamination)

 Closing 24th March
Healthcare Support Workers – Hospital Based
Healthcare Support Workers – Community Based
Payroll Assistant – Caledonia House, Cardonald
Waiting List Clerk – Neurology, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital

 Closing 27th March
Occupational and Physiotherapy Support Worker – Inverclyde Royal Hospital
Audiology Assistant –  Inverclyde Royal Hospital 

 Closing 3rd April
IT Contracts Administrator – Paisley

PTA Quiz Night

The 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 and a commitment to assist with essential building work by the school’s Malawi group.  In previous years,  Quiz Nights have raised in excess of £1000 for school funds.  Please support this event and help us to raise even more this year.

On Friday 17 March, the PTA have organised a Quiz Night to take place in The Street from 7pm-10.30pm.  Tickets cost £5 per person and contact details can be found on the poster or can be purchased at the door.  Pupils who submit the flyer will also be entered into a draw to win Amazon vouchers.  More information can be found here.