Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Elliot, Rory, Noah, Elias and Eden (S6) who were presented with their Industrial Cadetship Gold award by Ciara Duffy, Scotland Director of the Engineering Development Trust.  Under the guidance of their mentor, Colin McCreath from ARUP, their project to implement Autonomous Vehicles into the Central Business District of Glasgow was awarded the Best Overall Project for Scotland  with particular recognition given to their presentation, technical and project management skills.  In addition to winning first place, the pupils were also awarded Young STEM Leader Level 6 and gained additional SCQF points at Level 6.  Their project was also awarded a CREST Gold award after meeting all 15 success criteria.  Well done!  The pupils leave Williamwood High School in the coming days to start STEM based courses at university.  All have agreed to return to Williamwood in the future for our STEM evening to showcase their project.

Blazer Braiding

Julie’s Alterations on Clarkston Road offers a braiding service for blazer braiding for pupils moving into S5 and S6. The shop is open Tuesday-Friday 9:30am -5:30pm & 2:30pm on a Saturday. No appointment required. Due to high demand over the summer, it would be helpful for blazers to be put in for braiding as soon as possible to ensure that it has been returned for start of school in August.

Blazers can also be submitted in school on Friday 11th June in the photocopying room. Blazers will be quarantined for 72 hours and then collected by Julie’s Alterations, be braided and then returned to school to be handed out.  Payment can be made by cash or bank transfer.

Contact details: 367 Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 3JG.  0141 637 5186.

5th year £15
5th-6th year £15
5th-6th year with additional band £20
6th year £25
6th year with additional band £30
Bands only £8

Braiding services are also available from Stevenson’s.  Details were posted on the school website on 12th May.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to both Flora and Roddy who participated in the Mandarin competition.  Well done to Flora who achieved a place in the final in her category.   Well done also to Roddy who achieved 2nd place in his category.  Both are amazing achievements!

Virtual Taster Session – City of Glasgow College

Virtual Taster Sessions, running on Tuesday 25th May.
Offering a full day of taster sessions in Business, Admin, IT, and Legal Services.

This event is ideal for anyone who is considering a career in law. Perhaps you wish to practice law as a solicitor? Work with Police Scotland? Or simply love the law and how it affects society.

Pupils will get a small taster of what it is like to be a law student at City of Glasgow College: learning some law basics, analysing some scenarios, and coming together to discuss thoughts and views. Was he or she guilty? Did they receive a fair sentence for their crimes? There are no wrong answers, just different perspectives, and careful consideration of the evidence.

These business taster sessions are perfect for anyone who is considering studying business but not sure what course is right for them. With options such as: HNC/Ds in Business; Business with HR; Business with Enterprise; Administration and IT; and the Diploma of Higher Education in Business; there are many to choose from, so our virtual sessions are designed to help your pupils decide on the right course for them.

Pupils will get a taster of the key differences of each course and the progression opportunities on offer; as well as an insight of what it is like to be a business student at City of Glasgow College. Pupils will also have the opportunity to meet some of the lecturing team and get involved in business scenarios.

If you are interested in attending the virtual sessions, please contact your pupil support teacher.

Convener’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement

Dear All,

It is with great pleasure that we prepare to celebrate this year’s winners of Convener’s Awards for Outstanding Achievement.

The awards will be celebrated in an online event which will go live on East Renfrewshire Council’s Facebook and Twitter pages on Wednesday 19th May at 7pm. The event will also be available to watch later. Please do take the opportunity to congratulate the award winners on social media as we celebrate their success together online this week.

I hope you can join us tomorrow evening and I look forward to celebrating the outstanding achievements of young people across East Renfrewshire with you.

Kind regards
Marilyn Brennan

Choose College Virtual Showcase! Wednesday 26 May 3-5pm & 7-9pm

The first of its kind, this sector wide, Choose College Virtual event will see over 20 colleges from across Scotland come together to showcase all that college has to offer.

Designed to inspire and engage, the event will provide prospective students with an opportunity to hear from keynote speakers, visit college exhibition stands to learn more on: courses, levels of study, progression routes, careers, apprenticeships and college life including wellbeing and services to assist their learning.

With the current restrictions in place and all physical school career events on hold this is an excellent opportunity for students, parents, carers and teachers to find out everything they need to know about studying at college.

Click here to find out more about the colleges, organisations and keynote speakers participating.

Students, staff and parents can book a place – BOOK NOW!

Should you have any questions please contact :pamela.jones@wcs.ac.uk

We look forward to welcoming you!

Job Opportunity

A construction company in Thornliebank Industrial Estate, Lindmark Ltd are currently looking for two trainee labourers for the joinery side of their business. They are looking for school leavers, 16/17years old, the role would be full time and meets N.M.W.  Anyone interested in applying for the vacancy, should send their CV to: sales@lindmark.co.uk



Pupil Achievement

Our team of innovative S2 scientists were challenged to investigate circular economy and suggest practical ways that it could be implemented in our school. They responded with a fantastic project which took Williamwood’s waste wipes and converted them into classroom show-me-boards. The team worked together to research and plan their investigation and experimented with different methods of producing a show-me-board. The result was an excellent prototype show-me-board which both benefits the school and exemplifies circular economy in action.  Well done!