S2 Go4Set

On Tuesday 27 February, six S2 pupils attended the Go4SET Celebration and Assessment Day for pupils across the West of Scotland. The team had visited to their mentor company ‘Baker Hicks’ and with the help of their mentor, gathered many ideas for materials, architectural design and cost efficiency. They set up a stand to showcase their idea for an energy efficient sports gym called ‘Aerobicized’. As the judges walked around, our pupils presented their weeks of hard work, including an interactive app and website page which they designed. They expertly answered any questions asked of them and displayed a representative model, built with the help of the Design and Technology Department. The day was a huge success and our team even got an honorary mention for how professional their final report looked! The pupils are going to share their experience with the pupils of Busby Primary School this Friday as part of their STEM week.  Well done!

Holiday Activities

East Renfrewshire Culture and Leisures holiday activities are now available for booking.  There are an array of fantastic, supportive and enthusiastic coaches who strive daily towards building an active, healthier and positive future for you and your family.  To view our activities, please click on the following link for Holiday ActivitiesAdditionally, please find a link for our current gym & fitness promotional offer, a free one day gym pass simply follow the link, fill in your details. ERCL would love to see you at any one of our four centres across East Renfrewshire – Barrhead Foundry, Eastwood Park Leisure, Eastwood High Sports Centre & Neilston Leisure.

Apprenticeship Opportunity

There is an apprenticeship opportunity as a commis chef at the Eglington Arms in Eaglesham. The opportunity will allow the chef to enhance their cooking skills in a positive learning environment. Successful applicants would also be assisted through their chef exams. If you are interested please pass your name to your pupil support teacher.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Liana Storey (S4) who won the Piano Solo Premier class in this year’s Glasgow Music Festival and was awarded the William Findlay Trophy Certificate and the Lillian Campbell Memorial Prize.  Liana also won the Beethoven Sonata Competition at the Junior Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.  Amazing achievements Liana.  Well done!


The S6 Charities Committee has been working hard this week to raise funds for a number of very worthwhile causes.  They have organised a number of events including a coffee morning, bake sale, leg waxing, coin toss and marshmallow eating competition.  Today they have arranged for pupils in S3 to take part in an assault course to raise money for ‘Meningitis Now’, in memory of Kyle Bremner.  Any pupil who wishes  to participate in the ‘dress as you please’, ‘lip-sync battles or ‘beat the goalie’ tomorrow (Friday) are encouraged to contribute generously.


Malawi Ball

The Malawi Ball takes place on Saturday 24 March at the Hilton Hotel, Glasgow.  Tickets cost £50 per person and it’s not too late to purchase a ticket.  This includes a 3 course meal followed by live entertainment.  It is also still possible to sponsor a table for £100. The company name and logo will be displayed on the night and in all literature relating to the ball.   Please contact the school office or email SchoolMail@williamwood.e-renfrew.sch.uk for more information.




Art and Design Final Portfolio Deadline: Higher and National 5.

As a reminder, fully completed design and expressive portfolios must be handed in to your teacher on Monday 26 March. The images below are example of what each folio should/could contain. (All pupils will have been given individual instructions by their class teacher).  Please note: pupils should not stick down their own drawings/finals or samples. Appropriate work should be handed to their own class teacher. The examples given are National 5 passes.