Parents and carers are reminded that the final information evening ahead of our S2 football trip to Valencia will take place in the Street tonight, at 6 pm.
The S1 Parents’ Evening is on Thursday 2 May 4pm-6.30pm. Pupils can make appointments with their teachers when in class. The PTA will be providing tea and coffee as well as selling tuck at the parents’ evening.
The PTA would like to thank everyone who came along on Friday to their annual quiz to make it a successful and fun night. Thank you.
Congratulations to Emma McLennan (S1) who won; team bronze medal U13 at the National Cross Country event in Falkirk, bronze medal S1 girls and team silver medal S1 girl at the East Renfrewshire Schools Cross Country event and team gold medal U13 girls at the Renfrewshire AAA county cross country relay championships. Well done!
SQA Biology examinations are taking place on Tuesday 30 April. Biology supported study will be available on Monday 29 April periods 1-7 for all levels. Tuesday 30 April for National 5 periods 1 – 4.
This is a reminder that pupils have until close of school on Friday 3rd May to pay for their chosen activity/ excursion for Big Day Out on Wednesday 26th June 2019. Once paid, pupils should collect a consent form from the teacher leading the activity. Any questions regarding Big Day Out should be addressed to Mr Allan (Science)
Congratulations to Craig Thomson (S5) who won the U16 Scottish Indoor Tennis Championships (Doubles event) at Scotstoun on 31st of March 2019. Craig also recently competed in the worldwide CrossFit Open over a period of 5 weeks, after which he finished 1st in Scotland and 11th in Britain in the 16/17 year old age category. Well done!
All pupils who participated in this year’s annual tournament are invited to the Chess Club Awards Evening on Wednesday 22nd of May.
This will take place in room 1.3 from 2.45pm-3.30pm.
Well done to the S3 and S4 pupils who participated in the UKMT Pink Kangaroo Maths Challenge. Particular congratulations go to Annabel Gold (S3), Elliot Ferguson (S4) and Cara McKenna (S4) who achieved Merit scores in this competition. This is an outstanding achievement in what is an extremely tough competition, well done!
Cosgrove Care are looking for young people 16 years plus to volunteer with their child services play schemes during summer the school holidays 2019.
Dates: July 8th – Thursday Aug 8th
Role: The play schemes run Monday to Thursday from 9 am – 4 pm and offers volunteers a range of days and times to suit, however we ask for a minimum commitment of two days volunteering, preferably consecutive days.
Volunteers will be involved in a variety of creative, fun and practical activities: arts and crafts group, music, drama, dance, baking. There is also scope for you to share your own particular hobbies and interests with the children, such as music or sport. There may also be opportunities for the volunteers to support our children with an activity in the wider community such as an outing to the local swimming pool, a soft play area or a day trip to the coast.
If you are interested please speak to Mr. Doohan
On Tuesday 23 April, Williamwood held its annual Graduation Ceremony for the S6 class of 2019. The evening began with Connor Black (S5) piping in the graduates. There was then an introduction from Mr Inglis (headteacher) and a motivational speech by Laura Maciver. Laura Maciver has been a producer, reporter and is now a presenter on Reporting Scotland at the BBC . Musical interludes were provided throughout the evening by Marianne Walker and Liam Robertson, the senior vocal ensemble and the AH Music group. The evening concluded with valedictory speeches from Head Boy and Head Girl, Max Proctor and Catrin Adams, the S6 depute headteacher, Miss Ferguson and a vote of thanks from S6 pupil Allex Brodie. The Williamwood compilation of Shrek songs starring the S6 class of 2019 and various staff members finished the evening in a entertaining and emotional way. Congratulations to all of the S6 pupils graduating. The evening was well attended by over 1000 people. Special thanks to Laura Maciver for her attendance and inspirational words and the PTA who generously funded the hospitality at the end of the evening. The Shrek compilation video can be viewed here. This year’s programme is here.
There will be a trip to Edinburgh’s Playhouse to see The Lion King followed by a dance workshop and a meal. The trip will run on Wednesday 4th March 2020. The full cost of the trip is £90 and this includes tickets to see The Lion King, a dance workshop, a meal (lunch or dinner) and our transport to and from Edinburgh. If you would like to put your name down for this trip, please see Mrs Macphee in Pupil Support / P.E. or Miss McBride in Science.
This year, Miss Ferguson’s S6 year group created their video based on a medley of songs from Shrek to mark the end of their time at Williamwood High School. They felt that this was a fitting way to end their 6 years at Williamwood. The video can be viewed here. We hope that you enjoy!
Each year, on the second last day of term, Williamwood High School runs a Big Day Out to celebrate the arrival of summer and to give pupils a chance to relax and enjoy themselves with friends and teachers after a hard year of school work. Information for this day was distributed to pupils on Thursday 18th April. Any pupil who did not receive this should collect their copy from the school office. In addition, please find a copy of the letter and booklet here.