Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Jennie Yang (S4) who has been selected to represent Scotland for the UK School Games, which will take place in Loughborough University 31 August – 3 September 2017.  Jennie will compete in table tennis.  This is the third year that Jennie has been selected for this prestigious event.  Congratulations Jennie and good luck!


Williamwood Music Festival

The Williamwood Music Festival is on Tuesday 10 October and pupils are invited to audition for Junior or Senior categories. Auditions take place on the week beginning 4 September.   Two distinguished musicians; John Cavanagh and Celine Donoghue, have agreed to adjudicate the festival.

The Performing Arts Department is keen to encourage musicians to audition for the festival that perform e.g., Folk, Rock, Blues, Jazz and Pipe music.  The Festival is open to all pupils within the school, and you do not need to otherwise be involved in the Performing Arts Department to audition.  Tickets will be available from the Performing Arts Department from the 18 September. Donations at the door.


Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Daisy (S5) who has had a piece of her creative writing published.  Daisy wrote an essay about her past holidays based on the power of the sea.  Her piece is called ‘Deep Waters’ and the SQA are publishing it online book called The Write Times.  Well done Daisy!

S1 Freshers’ Fair

On Wednesday afternoon, all pupils in S1 attended the annual Freshers’ Fair in The Street. Pupils had the opportunity to learn about the wide variety of clubs and activities available to them at Williamwood and they enjoyed chatting with senior pupils who assisted them in signing up.  All clubs are due to start next week. More photographs here.

A copy of the S1 clubs can be found here and all extra-curricular clubs can be found here.

Pharmacy Assistant Vacancy

Well Pharmacy in Clarkston is looking for two part time Pharmacy Assistants.  They are looking for people are who are friendly and organised with a passion for providing excellent customer service.  Building relationships with your customers is key and you’ll play an important part in meeting their unique healthcare needs.

Your main responsibilities will be:

  • ensuring the smooth running of the dispensary;
  • dispensing medication effectively and safely;
  • managing stock levels;
  • be another expert for our customers to talk to, providing healthcare advice and services at the counter;
  • you will also assist with sales and general store duties including product displays and cash transactions.

As every day is different, you could find yourself getting involved with everything from acting as the first point of contact for customers, managing high volume dispensing transactions for local care homes to dealing with operational queries from GP surgeries.

In return they offer:

  • competitive salaries
  • excellent training and development opportunities
  • pension scheme
  • paid holidays
  • staff discount
  • childcare vouchers
  • travel loans and more

Don’t worry if you don’t have the required MCA and NVQ2 qualifications, they offer excellent training and support to help our trainees work towards a nationally recognised qualification.  Experience is not essential but a desire to improve the health and wellbeing of the people in your community is.  If you are interested and would like to apply then please apply online: http://wellcareers.co.uk and see Miss. Mortimer for support with your application.

T in The Street 2017

We are pleased to announce that all pupils who confirmed their interest in Tea in The Street today have secured a place on the programme. Those who did not confirm their interest today have the opportunity to engage in other intergenerational projects later in the year. Miss. Mortimer will circulate further details by the end of this week for pupils involved.