Year in Industry

Over the past few years Williamwood High School has established a fantastic working relationship with the Engineering Development Trust, resulting in many of our pupils undertaking a “Year in Industry” before starting their university course.  The Year in Industry has vacancies with companies working in technology, science, engineering, business and finance across the UK – from leading FTSE 100 companies to small innovative start-ups.  Should this be of interest to you please follow the link https://www.etrust.org.uk/yini-vacancies?Location=Scotland or see Mr Sudding in Science 4.

Memorial Evening

A memorial evening for former teacher of geography, Heather McCandless has been organised to take place in the school on Friday 6th March.  The evening will begin from 6.00pm with refreshments in The Street, followed by a short service of remembrance starting at 7.00pm.

Please note that there is no dress code for the evening.  The event is not formal, and is not intended to be sombre.  Those attending should feel free to wear whatever they wish.

Heather’s family, colleagues and friends would be delighted to welcome any current or former pupils and their parents who may wish to attend.

SCOTTISH SCHOOLS CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to all our pupils who represented the school at the Scottish Schools Cross-Country Championships.  All our pupils performed very well, with Craig (S2) finishing 8th place in the C category.  The D boys’ team finished 4th placed overall, narrowly missing out on bronze medals.  This team consisted of Oliver, Oliver, Fraser, Bobby, Josh and Zac (all S1).  Well done to all.

 

DEMENTIA CARERS MONTHLY MEETING

Just a reminder that our next meeting is as follows:

 

TUESDAY  10TH MARCH

7PM – 9PM

EASTWOOD HOUSE

EASTWOOD PARK

 

SPEAKER:  DR SHARON MULHERN

Consultant Clinical Lead Neuropsychology & Older Adult Psychology Services

NHS  AYRSHIRE & ARRAN

SHARON MAKES A WELCOME RETURN TO OUR MONTHLY GROUP – HER INFORMAL APPROACH AND WEALTH OF KNOWLEDGE HAS PROVED VERY POPULAR WITH CARERS ON HER PREVIOUS VISITS

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The Lion King

Yesterday,  S1 and S2 pupils enjoyed a day out in Edinburgh. We started with a dance workshop, led by one for the cast members from The Lion King. We then enjoyed a nice lunch before attending a performance of The Lion King which was excellent.

Netball

Week beginning 9th March is a huge week for Williamwood netballers. A reminder that our S1, S3 and Open B teams are all in semi-final action.

S1 and S3 travel to Peebles and Anstruther respectively on Monday and the Open B team will be in action on Tuesday 10th in Perth. The girls, coaches, parent helpers and umpires have worked hard all season for these opportunities. Go out and leave everything on the court! Good luck girls!

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Georgia (S4) who recently took to the stage as part of the kid’s cast in the Movies To Musical event put on by former pupil Ross Gunning at The Royal Concert Hall.  It was a brilliantly staged and choreographed production performed to a sell-out audience. Well done!

 

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Finlay, Gordon and Eva (S1) who performed as a part of the Stagecoach choir last week at the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.  The choir performed songs from The Greatest Showman and La La Land.  An amazing achievement.  Well done!

Scotland’s Autism Show

Scotland’s Autism Show is a free event that will be held over two days on Friday 3rd & Saturday 4th April 2020.   There will be different exhibitors and experts that are all centred around autism. There will also be professional speakers. The event is open to anyone who wishes to attend including professionals. More information can be found here.

Memorial Evening

A memorial evening for former teacher of geography, Heather McCandless has been organised to take place in the school on Friday 6th March.  The evening will begin from 6.00pm with refreshments in The Street, followed by a short service of remembrance starting at 7.00pm.  

Please note that there is no dress code for the evening.  The event is not formal, and is not intended to be sombre.  Those attending should feel free to wear whatever they wish. 

Heather’s family, colleagues and friends would be delighted to welcome any current or former pupils and their parents who may wish to attend.