S6 Charities Committee

Today, the S6 Charities Committee organised a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support. S6 pupils kindly donated some homemade cakes and biscuits to sell. During lunchtime, pupils in S1-S5 were also given the opportunity to contribute to the charity fundraising by buying cakes for a small donation. The Committee would like to thank everyone who donated cakes and other tasty treats. The total raised from today was £162.16.  Well done to all pupils involved!

Aromatherapy Stress Busting Session

The YOYP committee are hosting an aromatherapy stress busting session for High School students on Sunday 30th September at Giffnock Library from 1-4pm. You’re welcome to bring your own homework. Aromatherapy materials and advice from an aromatherapist will be provided.   Don’t worry the session is absolutely free!

Supported Study Programme

Today, S5 and S6 pupils will be issued with a letter about the supported study programme.  S4 pupils will receive their copy on Monday after their return from work experience.

The letter can be viewed here.  This year’s supported study programme can be found here as well as in the ‘Pupils’ section of the school website.  The timetable is not exhaustive.  In addition to this formal programme of supported study, many departments also offer informal sessions during lunchtimes, and many offer additional after-school sessions when the need arises.  Teachers will advise pupils in their classes of any such opportunities.  In order to secure the best possible results in the SQA examinations, we would urge pupils to take advantage of as much additional support as they can.  As well as supported study, we intend to offer Easter School sessions again this year.  A timetable for Easter School will be issued towards the end of February.

Study Skills Workshop for S1 Parents 7.00pm to 8.15pm Thursday 27th September 2018

The annual study skills workshop for the parents of pupils in S1 will take place on Thursday 27th September.

The aim of this event is to help parents to support their children in preparing for class tests and assessments in the early stages of secondary school.  The workshops will again focus on simple study techniques which may be of benefit to pupils such as mind mapping, the use of study cards and useful online resources. 

If you are interested in attending this workshop, please complete the tear-off slip found on the letter issued to S1 pupils on Friday 14 September, and return to the school office as soon as possible. Returns can be made for the attention of Miss Mortimer via schoolmail@williamwood.e-renfrew.sch.uk 

A copy of the letter can be found here.

PUPIL ACHIEVEMENT

Congratulations to S4 rock band Vertigo who were performing last night, 16 September, at the GFT Youth Festival in Blythswood Hall at Renfield St Stephen’s in Glasgow city centre.  The band put on a fantastic performance and they all thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

THE WALK

The school’s biennial sponsored Walk is scheduled to take place on Thursday 20 September, with the event organised to raise money for our school fund. All S1 and S2 pupils are invited to take part and an information letter for parents/carers is here.  Pupils should bring their sponsorship money and forms to the school on the day of the Walk itself, where it will be collected by their period 1 teacher. Pupils do not need to wear their school uniform but must bring their normal materials, including P.E. kit, in case the event should be cancelled due to poor weather.

 

Parent Conference – Tuesday 2nd October 2018

This year’s parent conference will take place from 7.00pm to 8.45pm on Tuesday 2nd October. The event allows parents the opportunity to choose two workshops, activities or talks, both lasting about fifty minutes. These are being presented by our staff, parents, external partners and some of our students. The below Powerpoint will give you details of the range of events on offer.

If you would like to attend please fill out the form sent home with our young people today and ask them to return it to the school office. Alternatively, email the school office. We will try our best to assign parents to two of their three choices.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Jenny (S4) who successful organised another fantastic Ladies Lunch event at the weekend.  This event raised £21,000 which is an amazing achievement.  Jenny has raised enough money for the pillcam for Jenny’s gastroenterologist department at the Royal Hospital for Children as well as donating £3000 to Meningitis Now in memory of Kyle Bremner.  Both Mrs Sinclair and Mr McKenna were invited to Jenny’s event and had an amazing day.  Well done Jenny!