Higher Information Evening for Parents/ Carers

A letter has been issued to all pupils in S5 providing details about an exam preparation evening on Tuesday 7 November for parents of pupils who are studying for their higher qualifications.  A copy of the letter will also be issued to pupils in S6 at their next assembly.  A copy of the letter issued can be found here.  If you plan to attend, please submit a return by Tuesday 31 October at the latest.

S6 Hallowe’en Disco

S6 pupils organised their Hallowe’en Disco on Thursday 26 October in The Street.  This was a great night for seniors of Williamwood and was a great success. Good song choices along with some amazing costumes made the night spooky and fun. Well done to prize winners: Andrew for the scariest costume as Frankenstein, Mark for the funniest costume as Magic Mike, Fiona and Lorna as the best group costume as skeleton twins and Morven as the best overall costume as a robot! Thanks to all pupils and staff who attended and supervised the evening.  All money raised  will go towards our school show.

Thank You

We received an email of thanks on behalf of the SAFR trustees to thank us for our collection in school for refugees. 

“I am writing on behalf of the SAFR trustees to say thank you for organising a collection for refugees in the school. We have had another successful event this year and this can only be made possible by the amazing help we get from everyone involved.

The container full of winter clothing and supplies is expected to arrive in Syria by the beginning of December to be distributed by Hand in Hand for Syria.  We hope that, as a result of our efforts, some people will be a little warmer this winter and will know that we are thinking of them.  Batool Hasan, secretary SAFR

Thank you to all pupils, parents and staff who contributed to the collection.






The Diana Award

The Diana Award was set up in 1999 to act as a lasting legacy to Diana Princess of Wales to recognise inspirational and socially motivated young people.  Every year, we have a number of pupils who successfully achieve the Diana Award, either as an individual or as part of a group.  The Diana Award is a nationally recognised award and also allows pupils to access a variety of resources and opportunities, if successful.

This week at assemblies, Miss Ferguson (DHT) will be providing more information to all pupils at their year group assemblies.  A copy of the powerpoint can be viewed here and the submission form here.  Pupils can also speak to Mr Thomson (P.E.) for more information.

S3 Netball – Scottish Cup

On Thursday 26 October, the S3 team took to the court to play very strong opposition in Strathaven Academy. The girls played an excellent match, eventually losing out 38 – 21 after four demanding quarters. A great effort! Scottish Cup action continues next week with two away games at Braidhurst and Holy Cross.  Good luck!


Careers Fair

On Tuesday evening, Williamwood invited universities, colleges, professional bodies, students and employers from across Scotland to participate in our annual careers fair.  The purpose is to assist S2, S4, S5 and S6 pupils to find out more about the world of work and further and higher education. There was a vast array of professions ranging from the legal profession, science and the medical profession to engineering, the emergency services, civil servants and vocational positions.  Pupils had the opportunity to ask questions of previous pupils who are now in further or higher education as well as experts in particular fields to understand what their job and the courses entail. A special thanks to all the contributors who attended and ensured that the night was another great success.

Credit Union

All S1 and S2 pupils have been issued with a Credit Union application form this week. In order to activate the account, a parent/carer must countersign the form and pupils should return it along with £1. Pupils can then start depositing money in school, which will hopefully make them more responsible with money in the future. The scheme will be offered to all year groups in the new year.


Rights Respecting School Group – Foodbank Collection

The Williamwood Rights Respecting School Group are having a collection for the East Renfrewshire Foodbank in conjunction with the social subjects faculty next week. More details of the items needed can be viewed here

UNCRC Article 24: Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must work to provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food and a clean environment so that children can stay healthy.