S1-S3 Parental Study Skills Evening

Parents of pupils in S1 to S3 were invited to a study skills evening on Thursday 28 September. The aim of this event was to help parents to support their children in preparing for class tests and assessments in the early stages of secondary school.  The workshops focused on simple study techniques which may be of benefit to pupils such as mind mapping, the use of study cards, effective note-taking and literacy skills.  The workshops also introduced parents to a range of online resources that pupils can use to assist them in their studies. A copy of the booklet issued to parents last night can be found here.  A copy of some of the materials used can be found here:

Google Search Tips

ICT and Online

Mind maps

Study Cards

Electronic Mind maps

 

Exam Preparation Meeting for Parents of Pupils in S4

A copy of the letter from Mrs Sinclair (Depute Headteacher) regarding the National 5 information evening for the parents of pupils in S4 can be viewed here.

The purpose of this event, which takes place on Wednesday 4th October, is to offer parents advice on how they can most effectively support their children in preparing for the National 5 examinations in May 2018.  This event has been very positively evaluated by parents in previous years and I hope that you will find it helpful.

Please feel free to submit your paper return to the school office or to respond electronically to SchoolMail@williamwood.e-renfrew.sch.uk if you are able to do so.

STEM Fair

All pupils in S1/S2 and in P6/P7 of our associated primary schools have now received a letter inviting them to the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) fair.  This will be held on Wednesday 11 October 6pm – 8:30pm.  This event has been highly successful over the last few years engaging both pupils and parents in a variety of activities.  We are delighted to welcome back the Glasgow Science Centre with their entertaining and informative show, Disgusting Digestion, as well as welcoming new partners who will be attending for the first time.   We look forward to an exciting and informative evening for both pupils and parents.  A copy of the letter be viewed here.  More photographs can be viewed here.

Malawi Race Night

The Williamwood Malawi Partnership are hosting the annual race night in The Street next Friday 6 October. The evening starts at 7pm and it’s BYOB. Tickets are priced at £6 and can be bought from Mr McKenna (History), Mr Moore ( Modern Studies), Miss Rhodes (English) or Miss McLaughlin (Chemistry). If you can’t make it then there are plenty of other fundraising events in the near future, including afternoon tea, a concert and a candle party.

Credit Union

The Williamwood Credit Union will be open at interval in ICT 10 on Monday 2 October.  S1 and S2 pupils will be able to start depositing savings into their accounts at morning interval from now until Christmas. If you haven’t already paid your £1 activation fee and/or completed an application form, you can do this at any time next week at break time.

 

The Wall

The Wall fundraising event was successful in ‎providing a really fun day for S1 and S2 pupils on Thursday 21 September while also contributing money to the school fund. A special thanks goes to the P.E. department, S6 deputes and prefects for their assistance at the event. Any donations still to be submitted should be handed in to the school office on Tuesday.  More photographs can be viewed here.

MacMillan Cancer Support Coffee Morning

On Thursday morning the S6 Charities committee had a coffee morning for teachers to raise money for MacMillan Cancer Support. Our S6 Charities Committee, led by S6 Deputes and helped by other year group volunteers,  organised this event for teachers and other staff.  During lunch time we had a bake sale for pupils to further raise funds for this cause and all students received cakes for a donation to the charity. We would like to give special thanks to the Co-op and Tesco in Clarkston for their donation of cakes.  The total raised was £305.87.

 

Parent Conference

Our third annual Parent Conference will take place on Tuesday 3 October 7pm -9pm.  We have extended our sessions in to 3 areas: Developing the Young Workforce, Health and Wellbeing and Building Resilience.  Sessions are a mixture of information, advice and practical sessions to promote relaxation.  Please return the options form to the office by Tuesday 26  September.  A copy of the letter can be viewed here, option form  here and booklet here.