Geography Field Trip

On 30th August, S3 pupils went to Glasgow to research aspects of the Urban topic in Geography. They completed fieldwork such as traffic counts and environmental surveys in different parts of the city. They also visited famous Glasgow landmarks along the Clyde, the SSE Hydro and Finnieston Crane.

Office Junior Vacancy

Arklet Housing Association based in Giffnock is a small specialist housing association. They have a fantastic opportunity for someone looking to kick start their career in the Housing sector.

The right person must have excellent communication skills and be able to work within a team.

Job Title: WER517 Office Junior
Nature of the Vacancy: Permanent
Location: Giffnock
Number of days per week: 5 days per week
Number of hours per week: 35 hrs per week
Salary/Wage: Meets National Minimum Wage
Will training be provided? Yes
Closing date for applications: 14 September 2018
Additional information: Hours: Mon to Thur 9.00am to 5.00pm
Fri – 9.00am to 4.00pm

For further details about the role see the DYW notice board in the S6 Café.

For support with your application see Miss Mortimer

Senior Awards Ceremony

On Thursday 30 August, senior pupils in S4, S5 and S6 received recognition for their achievements throughout 2017-18. Guest speaker , Aamer Anwar, (civil rights lawyer and rector of Glasgow University) opened the ceremony encouraging pupils to approach life with an inclusive attitude and strive to follow their career path. Pupils received awards for endeavour, sporting achievement, special recognition as well as subject attainment in the recent SQA exams. Mr Inglis also congratulated all pupils on their achievements and passed on his good wishes for the next academic session. Full details of the award winners can be found here.

Communication Support Service

On Sunday, pupils and staff from the Communication Support Service were privileged to attend a screening at the Glasgow Film Theatre of their film: We See The World Differently. The film was made by the Starchild charity and two talented students from Glasgow Caledonian University to raise awareness of autism in Uganda and beyond. Thank you to all those who attended from the wider school.

Stress Busting Study Sessions

East Renfrewshire Year of Young People committee is running a free stress busting study sessions this term for all pupils. The first one will be in Barrhead Foundry on Sunday 2nd September 1pm – 4pm. A study area will be provided along with refreshments and cupcake decorating workshops.

Free transport available on request, please see ERCL4 on twitter

Apprenticeship Opportunity – Window Cleaner

The Glasgow Window Cleaning Company, a family run company based in Newton Mearns is currently looking to recruit two Apprentice Window Cleaners to join their team. This is an exciting opportunity to join the team and receive training in all aspects of window cleaning.

Job Title: WER516 Apprentice Window Cleaner
Nature of the Vacancy: Permanent
Location: Newton Mearns
Number of days per week: 5 days per week
Number of hours per week: 35 hrs per week
Salary/Wage: Meet National Minimum Wage
Will training be provided? Yes
Anticipated start date: Immediate
Additional information: Typical hours: 7am to 3pm

Skills, abilities and personal qualities:
You will need to be physically fit and able to work at heights. You will be working in all weathers and have a good attitude towards work. All applicants should be well presented and have excellent timekeeping and attendance.

Full details can be found here: https://www.workeastren.co.uk/portal/job/wer516-apprentice-window-cleaner/

If you are interested and would like to apply then please submit your CV and a cover letter to Worker@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

See Miss Mortimer for support with your application if you wish to apply.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Michael Sinclair (S3) who is an active conservationist, volunteer and wildlife photographer who has been asked to sit on the ‘Let Glasgow Flourish’ Youth Conference steering group in October. This is a fantastic way for Michael to contionue with his commitment to this field and recognises his dedication in this area. Well done!

Williamwood Netball

S1 – S6 netball for both recreational and competitive players will return to action on Tuesday 28th August. Training and match practice will run from 3.45 pm until 4.45 pm in Games Hall 1 and 2. We would encourage our players from last session to return along with any new faces. We look forward to seeing you back on the court. Please see Mr Allan (Science), Miss McLaughlin (Science), Miss Milne (P.E.) or Miss Kennerley (P.E.) if you have any questions.

WSSO

The Senior Ensembles Showcase Concert for the West of Scotlands Schools takes place on Thursday 23rd August at 7pm in the City Halls. Many of our pupils are performing in either the Symphony Orchestra or the Concert Band and last years head boy Christopher Vettraino is performing Kalliwoda’s Concertino for oboe in F major, Op. 110. Good luck to everyone involved.