The Wall fundraising event was successful in providing a really fun day for S1 and S2 pupils on Thursday 26 September while also contributing money to the school fund. A special thanks goes to the P.E. department, S6 deputes and prefects for their assistance at the event. Any donations still to be submitted should be handed in to the school office on Tuesday.
Here at Williamwood PTA we realise everyone is busy and not always able to attend the fundraising events that we organise, but many of you have told us that you would still like to contribute. So this year we’re changing things, with the introduction of a voluntary PTA donation of £5 per child which parents can pay through their ParentPay accounts.
If you choose to donate you will be entered into a monthly prize draw (from September to June) with the chance to win some great prizes such as family cinema tickets or local restaurant vouchers.
We will still be holding our very successful Advent Raffle and our ever-popular Annual Quiz, as well as serving tea, coffee and snacks at parents’ evenings.
Over the last two years with the help of your generous donations we’ve contributed towards the S6 Graduation, the Eco Garden, the school’s intergenerational project T in the Street, football and netball strips for the school teams, the Friday Craft Club, make up for the Drama Department productions, the Golf Day, the Malawi Group, the STEM Lego project, the S1 Baking group, TeenYoga and Trophies for the Young Singer of the Year, as well as purchasing a new defibrillator for the school.
Thank you for your continued support.
On Monday 23rd September, pupils participated in the first S6 pupil conference. Pupils participated in activities designed to help them realise their potential and prepare them for life after school. The workshops explored the 24 aspects of character, for example leadership, bravery and zest. They also looked at the wide range of skills developed by volunteering and the multitude of different pathways available after school. All these topics are helpful for pupils’ mental health and wellbeing as well as sharing information about later life. The first S6 Conference was definitely a success!
The S1 Maths Methodology Evening is taking place tomorrow, Wednesday 18th September at 7pm. More information can be found here.
The Scottish Government consultation on the draft framework for Out of School Care in Scotland is now live. The consultation period starts today and will run until the 6th December 2019. https://consult.gov.scot/children-and-families/out-of-school-care
After months of hard work, Williamwood’s higher F&TT class have made bags for the sew powerful charity which have just been sent off to Zambia. The bags are filled with sanitary products and personalised letters written by pupils and will be a big help for teenagers and young women being supported by the charity. Thanks to all the pupils involved!
Congratulations to Adam Scott (S1). This weekend at the 2019 West District Sprint and Relay Swimming Championships Adam won a Silver medal in the 11-12 yr old 50 m backstroke and also a Silver in the 50m Butterfly events. As part of the REN96 11-12yr old boys relay team, he won Gold in the 4 x 50 m Medley relay and a second Gold in the 4 x50m free relay.
Congratulations to Rhona (S1) who has been accepted into the Junior Conservatoire of Scotland after her recent successful audition in the French horn.
Facilities Management are holding a Jobs Fair on Friday 13th September 2019 in Thorntree Hall, Thornliebank from 10am till 2pm. More information on My Job Scotland.