We would like to thank parents/carers for their lovely messages of support during a time of constant change.
We wish all of our pupils, staff and parents/carers an enjoyable, healthy and relaxing summer holiday.
We look forward to seeing pupils on Wednesday 12th August.
Any pupil who requires support during the summer, can access details on the Pupil Support page here. Information and contact details of support agencies can also be viewed here and here. In addition, Child Protection information is on the school website and can be found here.
Please find here a useful resource for parents/carers to support wellbeing at home by Children First.
Today, S1 full reports are available for parents/carers through ParentsPortal. Parents/carers have also been emailed a letter about S1 reports (view here) as well as a link to a video (view here).
Congratulations to all pupils who applied for Head Boy and Head Girl. The standard was excellent. All of the votes have been counted and the new Head Boy and Head Girl for session 2020/21 is:
Head Boy: Rory Ireland
Head Girl: Ava Mutter
Thank you to Mr McLeish, Mr McKenna, Mrs McFadzean and Mr McAllister for all their help with the campaign tasks and to Mrs Monaghan and her helpers for the count of the vote.
Due to current circumstances, Stevenson’s are not able to offer a blazer braiding service this year. Julie’s Alterations on Clarkston Road is offering a blazer braiding service. In order to try and spread the demand for braiding and increase the likelihood of braiding to be ready for school returning in August, Julie’s Alterations is offering a home collection service during the month of June. This would ensure that existing blazers which require braiding to be added can be completed in June. New blazers being purchased in July can then be braided in July by dropping them off at the shop. Braiding prices are:
S6 Full Colours only £27
S5 Colours £16.50
S5-S6 Colours only £16.50
Depute, prefect and Head Boy/Head Girl braiding: additional £5
Through Facebook Julies Alterations
Phoning shop Tuesday -Friday 10am – 4pm
0141 637 5186
Yesterday, pupils in the new S2-S6 received an email to their Glow account with a copy of their August timetable. Mr Inglis emailed all parents with more information for August which can be accessed here as well as a Q&A sheet which can be accessed here.
Please see the below message from our Skills Development Scotland career advisor team at Williamwood. Our pupils would normally have in-school meetings with the team, as well as benefitting from a drop-in service, however the team are currently working from home. The team will be making contact by phone with some of our young people over the summer to offer guidance and expertise. Also, they have provided contact details should you or your son/daughter wish to ask any questions about future destinations, courses or apprenticeships.
Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver career services face to face, but we are still here to help and support your child with their career planning. You or your child can contact us for career information, advice and guidance, or visit myworldofwork.co.uk. We may try to phone your child in the next few weeks to offer support and guidance. Please feel free to contact us, if you need to speak to us directly:
0141 468 7849
0141 468 7024
This interactive webinar is designed to help students aged 15-18 understand more about financial services and banking. This 1-hour interactive webinar will explore:
- How a bank works
- How banks are navigating the current crisis
- An overview of the UK banking sector
There will also be a Q&A should there be any specific questions about financial services and banking.
When is the webinar:
Friday, 19 June, 0-11am
The webinar will run via WebEx, with details to follow on how to log in.
If you are interested in joining, please register via the link below.
Online learning for all pupils can be accessed through Google Classrooms on Glow. Please see information below:
All Williamwood young people have access to learning materials at home via GLOW, through their glow username and password.
Every department has Google Classroom or Microsoft team resources. In these online spaces there are notes, PowerPoints, websites, past papers and revision materials for classes. We are endeavouring at this point in time to add as much information as possible to these excellent online resources. Young people should make full use of them. A guide to support pupils to log on can be viewed here. Google Classroom codes for subject areas can be accessed here. This includes the new Goggle Classroom codes for new S3 (in blue) and senior classes (in red). Please note that D&T is on Microsoft Teams and not Google Classroom.
GLOW user names and passwords can only be supplied to pupils.
Our school website also has lots of information and teaching materials under the departmental tabs. https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/Williamwood/departments/
Any pupil having trouble accessing their Google Classroom accounts should contact the school office by email. Someone will call you back to talk you through the set up process.
Many young people in senior classes (S4-S6) make use of the excellent online scholar resources for selected subjects.
Please find the latest Health and Wellbeing update here.
Pupils can access virtual tours of the different faculties at: strath.ac.uk/studywith us/undergraduate/virtualvisits
Clarkston Community Council is a fairly newly established group who are looking for the local community to inform them of the issues and areas that they feel we should be looking at and working on to make Clarkston a better place to live. With this aim, they have devised a questionnaire to ascertain the views of the local community and in particular, young people. Please complete the questionnaire here:
They also have a Facebook page, simply search for Clarkston Community Council. Or e-mail: Clarkstoncommunitycouncil@gmail.com
UCAS 2020 applicants who have received all decisions should reply to their offers by 18th June.
This video is a walk round of the school made and edited by the YDL group before lockdown. The video is to help pupils who will be transitioning to S1, or new to the school, to get a feel for the school. It also provides parents an opportunity to see the school from a pupil perspective. The video can be viewed here.