On Tuesday 22nd October, Williamwood High School hosted the annual Careers Fair with a number of different stalls from various industries attending including medicine, law, finance, engineering, film, UCAS support and many more. Many universities and colleges were also present, who were able to offer advice to pupils and provide key information about courses such as entry requirements. Pupils also had the opportunity to question and learn from people with experience in the fields they wish to pursuit, including previous pupils of Williamwood High School who are now in further education/employment. Thank you to all of the organisations who supported the evening. We greatly appreciate it.
A letter has been issued to all pupils in S5 and S6 providing details about an exam preparation evening on Wednesday 6 November for parents of pupils who are studying for their higher qualifications. A copy of the letter issued can be found here. If you plan to attend, please submit a return by Friday 1st November at the latest.
The annual East Renfrewshire Inter Schools Secondary Golf Competition was held at Mearns Castle Golf Academy on Thursday 3rd October. Up against stiff competition, Luke, Jamie and Christopher held their nerve to bring the trophy back to Williamwood for the first time since the competition started in 2013. Well done boys. The Williamwood High School golf section is growing in strength and numbers allowing the school to enter two teams in the competition for the first ever time. We are therefore planning additional school competitions in Spring 2020.
A reminder that school is closed from Monday 14th October until Monday 21st October. Pupils return to school on Tuesday 22nd October as Monday 21st October is an in-service day for staff. We wish everyone an enjoyable October break.
Skills Development Scotland are holding an event for parents of students in S4-S6 in Barrhead Foundry on Tuesday 29th October. The event will run from 5pm to 8pm with parents having the option to drop in at any point. The purpose of the event is to provide information to parents about career management skills, as well as the routes and pathways into different professions. Please find a copy of the letter here.
Thank you to everyone who attended the parent conference this week as part of our ‘Mental Health Festival’. The sessions, on managing anxiety and dealing with grief and loss, were very well attended. For those who could not attend, we have shared some links below. In addition, please find a copy of ‘Managing anxiety in young people’ presentation here and supporting bereavement here.
The subject presentations from the National 5 Information Evening are now available on the school website in the ‘Information’ section.
All pupils in S1/S2 and in P6/P7 at our associated primary schools have now received a letter inviting them to the Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design and Maths (STEAM) fair. This will be held on Thursday 24th October 6pm – 8:30pm. This event has been highly successful over the last few years engaging both pupils and parents in a variety of activities. We are delighted to welcome back the Glasgow Science Centre with their entertaining and informative show, Future Fuels Show, as well as welcoming new partners who will be attending for the first time. We are looking forward to an exciting and informative evening for both pupils and parents.
Congratulations to both Williamwood Ski Teams who were successful at the SSSA Dual Slalom Series qualifying event at the Glasgow Ski Centre on Friday 4th October. They will now progress to the National Finals which will be held at Braehead on the Wednesday 30th October. Team one was made up of Eva (S2), Finlay (S1), Henry (S1) and Calvin (S2). Team two was made up of Ross (S6), Tom (S6), Rory (S2) and Gregor (S2). Well done to both teams!