Tea with a Refugee Event

Thank you to Bill Clark from LFA, Alex Deng from the Scottish Refugee Council and Mr and Mrs Wuga for visiting the school today as part of Holocaust Memorial Day 2018. Pupils and staff heard moving stories about their experiences and now have a deeper understanding of issues facing modern day refugees.

Pupil Achievement

Last week, Daisy (S5) attended the official launch of ‘Write Times 2’ which is a celebration of brilliant writing by SQA students.  ‘Write Times 2’ is a collection of terrific writing produced by SQA candidates over the last academic year.  Daisy (S5) was selected by the SQA to be a part of this publication and attended the launch with her mum last week.  The launch was attended by the Chief Executive of the SQA, Dr. Janet Brown, as well as the Deputy First Minister, John Swinney.  Well done Daisy!

Communication Support Service: Scottish Charity, Starchild

Pupils and staff from the Communication Support Service at Williamwood High School have been working in partnership with Scottish Charity Starchild which works to improve education provision and to better the lives of children and adults living in Uganda.  Many of our pupils are looking forward to attending a Comic Con style event organised by the charity on Sunday 3rd March in Netherlee Church Hall.  More information can be found here.

My World of Work Ambassadors teach the teachers

Our S3 My World of Work Ambassadors have recently delivered an excellent training session to some of our teaching staff. They expertly demonstrated how to register on the careers website www.myworldofwork.co.uk and how to navigate the wealth of resources available.  This interactive website promotes career options by allowing pupils to learn more about themselves, including where their strengths lie. They’ll see suggestions to help them explore options, from school subjects through to changes in career. You can also search for courses, and get advice on UCAS and college applications, along with information on qualifications, volunteering, and funding.  This website will be shared with pupils at upcoming assemblies and we would encourage everyone to register to utilise this excellent resource.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Mhairi (S6) who was nominated for the 2018 British Education Awards by Mrs Raeburn (S6 DHT) after receiving her excellent Higher results and the senior dux. Mhairi was selected as one of three finalists for Scotland in the Higher/Advanced Higher category and was invited to Manchester for the Awards Ceremony at the Hilton Hotel. Mhairi commented that “It was a really great experience where I got to meet lots of lovely people from across Britain as well as being presented with my certificate, and enjoying the free dinner.”  Mhairi also thanked her teachers for their on-going support and for the nomination.

Business Management Champions

Congratulations to S5 pupils Emma, Heather and Lara who finished in second place of the ‘Design a Sub’ competition!  Over 80 schools from across Scotland entered the competition and yesterday the team were invited to the final which was held at the Scottish Events Campus.  The girls pitched their concept, The Champion Sub, to a panel of judges who commended them on their marketing plan and presentation.  The team were presented with a £750 amazon voucher – well done !