S3 Parents’ Evening

S3 pupils will be issued with their full report today.  Pupils will also receive two letters explaining how their parents/carers can orgnaise their appointments online for the Parents’ Evening on Thursday 6th June.

A copy of the letters can be found below and will also be emailed to parents/carers.  The system to book online will be live from 5pm this evening and close at 9am on Thursday 6th June.

 

 

Ekwendeni Pencil Case Appeal

A group of 16 senior pupils will depart for Ekwendeni on 12th June and, as part of our efforts to improve education in the area, we are looking for your support. We hope to be able to take with us pencil cases for all of the local children which we will give to the teachers at Ekwendeni Primary School to distribute to their pupils. This year we are asking that you put a few pounds in your pencil case. We will then use this money to buy stationery for the school when we are in Malawi. This will help the children with their learning and support the local economy.   Alternatively, you may wish to fill your pencil cases with items such as pencils, rulers, erasers, sharpeners, coloured pencils and crayons.  The pencil cases can be handed to your child’s English teacher or placed in the deposit bins in The Street area of the school. These small donations make a big difference to the lives of the children in Ekwendeni.  Please support us with this project if you can.

ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to all those who qualified and participated at the Williamwood Athletics Championships on Wednesday and Thursday of last week.  It was an outstanding two days of events with each and every event very closely contested.  Please click here for the top three athletes in each year group.  There were also a number of records broken during the two days, which are available herePupils should also check the P.E. noticeboards for details of pupils who have now qualified for the East Renfrewshire Athletics Championships which is on Thursday of this week.

Chess Awards Night

The annual awards night took place after school on Wednesday 22nd May. It was well attended by pupils and staff and we were delighted to see many parents coming along and joining in some chess games.  Well done to all the players who took part in this year’s tournament. 

Congratulations to the winners and goodbye to Cameron and Fraser who are leaving to continue their studies at university. We wish them well!

3rd –Cameron

2nd –Jonah

1st –Matthew

Best S1 – Glen

Best S2 – Sebastian

Best S3 – Eilidh

Best S4 – Andrew

Best Senior (S5/S6) – Andrew

Overall most improved player – Fraser

Pupil Achievement

Calum Gordon (S2) has worked as a volunteer, assisting the qualified coach, and helping youngsters to get their first try of tennis. He attends Weir Recreation Tennis Club every Saturday morning from 9-10am. He has done this for several months. He helps to keep the youngsters concentration and motivation, he is their playing partner and he helps to lay out and collect in sports equipment. Additionally, Calum runs a profitable business where he creates and sells a variety of props on ebay. Well done Calum!

Pupil Achievement

Angelica Mayer (S1) participated in the U15 West of Scotland Athletics Championships. She won a gold medal in 100m sprint with a PB of 12.94s, a silver medal in 200m with a PB of 26.15s and a silver medal in the long jump with a PB of 5m 20cm. Well Done!

Cluster STEM project – Update

At the midway point of the primary cluster project, everything is going very well and pupils are enjoying the experience.  Pupils enjoyed a CAD modelling event on 27th March which featured the use industry standard software and use of the laser cutter here at Williamwood. Finally, a number of pupils will visit Williamwood on 29th May to experience a practical manufacture task.  Watch out for more details coming soon along with regular updates on our twitter feed.

STEM Project

Well done to S2 pupils who have completed a 10 week STEM project focussing on climate change and sustainability.  The team had engineers from Scotland TranServ as their mentors for the entire project.  Pupils presented their ideas in front of several engineers yesterday who work in industry at the University of the West of Scotland.  The team achieved Silver Crest Awards and Bronze Industrial Cadet Awards for their hard work.  Well done!

Early Years Modern Apprenticeship Vacancy

Enchanted Forest nursery in Thornliebank currently have a Modern Apprenticeship vacancy for a school leaver this summer. This full time role will have an immediate start following the application process, the successful candidate will be gaining valuable experience in the Early Years setting whilst working towards a childcare qualification.

If you would like to apply send your CV to Gillian Campbell at family@enchantedforestnursery.co.uk.

If you require support with producing a CV, see Miss Mortimer.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to the S1 football team who managed to win the Paisley and District League final against Gleniffer. Over the course of this season, the team managed to win two different group sections to qualify for the final, and after a 2-2 draw, held their nerve to win the penalty shoot-out 7-6. A fantastic achievement!

Next game is the St Mirren Cup final against Notre Dame, which takes place at Parklea playing fields on Friday. The match starts at 15.30 and any support will be gratefully received.