Next week is S2 Options Week. During their timetabled online classes, S2 pupils will receive some options lessons which will provide them with useful information about that particular subject – course content and skills etc… On Thursday, all parents of S2 pupils will receive a link to a video presentation about S2 Options which will explain the process and answer some frequently asked questions. Details will also be included about how to complete the options form and the due date. This is then followed by S2 reports which will be issued on Thursday 18th February and the S2 parents’ evening (by telephone appointments) on Thursday 25th February. Details on the parents’ evening will follow in due course.
Any pupil who would like a telephone appointment with the careers advisor or their pupil support teacher regarding options should contact the school office who will arrange this. Please email schoolmail to arrange.
A copy of the S2 options form and access to the S3 options website is already active in the information, S3 options section of the school website which can be viewed here.
Pupils can also access resources in their Pupil Support Google Classroom page. There are also excellent tools on the My World of Work website to help students and parents.
Today is feel good Friday! It is important to remember how far we have come during these difficult times. Stay positive, focused and keep going! #BeKind
Young WEIR-WISE: Discovering Engineering with S2 Girls
University of Strathclyde
26 – 27 April 2021
This is a virtual programme for female pupils in 2021 who are talented in mathematics or physical sciences.
The virtual sessions will run over two mornings on Monday 26th and Tuesday 27th April 2021 from 10am – 12.30pm each day. Participants will hear from staff at the university and the Weir group who will provide an insight into studying and working in the field of engineering. Participants will also be issued in advance with a Young WEIR-WISE ‘Lab Kit’ to take part remotely in practical activities which will be offered online over the two days.
Further information and the online application form are available on the Young WEIR-WISE website
The deadline for applications is Wednesday 17 February 2021. The selection panel will meet early in March and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Wednesday 10 March 2021. In the application form, you will be asked to supply the name and contact details for a teacher who can provide a statement in support of their application – you can put down your maths/science teacher or your Pupil Support teacher.
The pupil support team have contacted all students about the anxiety management groups available this term. Groups will be available both in school and online. This video, which was shared with students today, will also show parents how to sign their son/daughter up for support.
Message from the PTA:
After a couple of successful fundraisers at the end of last year, we’re delighted to let you know that we have made the following donations to school departments/causes:
1) Art Dept – Nikon digital camera (£440)
2) Be Kind Campaign (£200)
3) S4 – Car Park Improvement Project (£650)
4) Nurture Room/Group – new sofa contribution (£250)
5) Maths Dept – wireless slabs (£130)
6) Music Dept – new keyboard and guitar (£420)
7) FT&T – hand whisks (£80)
8) Chess Club – new sets and clocks (£150)
9) Computing – three Raspberry Pi’s (£300)
With your continued help and that of many of our fellow parents, we hope to be able to assist with more new funding requests throughout the school in this coming year.
Please find here a useful guide for pupils and parents/carers regarding online learning. There are also help videos within this guide to support with online learning. A help guide for teams can also be found here (for DAT).
The majority of local colleges will be open for applications from 13th January. Our career advisor team are still available to help with applications. Please contact the school office by emailing schoolmail to arrange a call, if required.
S2 pupils will have the opportunity to choose their subjects for S3 in February. There will be resources available in their Pupil Support Google Classroom page to help them with this. Also, there are excellent tools on the My World of Work website to help students and parents. Our careers team are also available to give advice and can be contacted through the school office – please email schoolmail.
All pupils return to school via online learning which can be accessed through Google Classrooms on GLOW. All year groups have a post from their depute headteacher on the year group Google Classroom page which provides details for pupils for their online learning which starts on Monday 11th January.
All Williamwood young people have access to learning materials at home via GLOW, through their glow username and password.
Where possible, pupils should follow their day to day timetable through Google Classrooms. Every department has Google Classroom or Microsoft team resources (D&T). In these online spaces there are a variety of materials and lessons such as notes, PowerPoints, websites, narrated notes, videos, past papers and revision materials for classes. Pupils will also be able to ask for support and assistance from their class teacher through he ‘ask a teacher’ function on Google Classroom.
A guide to support pupils to log on can be viewed here.
GLOW usernames and passwords can only be supplied to pupils.
Any pupil having trouble accessing their Google Classroom accounts should contact the school office by email or phone.
Please see list of Modern Apprenticeship in Education that will be advertised in this week’s My Job Scotland. Applicants can apply via: https://www.myjobscotland.gov.uk/councils/east-renfrewshire-council/jobs