Sports Day

Congratulations to all those who qualified and participated in our sports days this year. Pupils competed in 7 events over the two days, with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed athletes in each event receiving a gold, silver or bronze medal respectively. As always, points were also awarded to the top 8 athletes in each event and then accumulated to establish the overall 1st, 2nd and 3rd sports champions of this year – attached are the overall points.

We were very honoured to have Jamie Murphy at the closing ceremony to present the trophies. Jamie is currently playing for Hibernian, having previously played for Rangers, Sheffield United and Brighton & Hove Albion. He has also represented Scotland at senior level. Many thanks to Jamie for giving up his time to celebrate these young athletes’ successes and also to provide such a positive role model to all our pupils.

Pupil Achievement

A further congratulations to Elliot, Rory, Eden, Noah and Elias who have now received their Crest Gold Awards following their success with their Industrial Cadetship Gold Awards. Williamwood High School wishes them well for the next step in their journey and we look forward to them returning to the school in the future to inspire future year groups.

Law Virtual Work Experience

Law Virtual Work Experience:
• Friday 2nd July,9am – 4pm
• An insight to law, different departments and areas of work (including non law routes)
• Networking opportunities and being added to a fast track list for in person events when safe to do so
• Breakout rooms with solicitors in talking about different areas of law
• Panel discussion and a real world project for you to work on!
• Client relationships and winning new business
• Workshops & interactive sessions
• Open to students in S3, S4, S5, S6 + University students

Application Link:
https://www.research.net/r/Law-VWEX

There are limited spaces so book soon to secure your place.

School Uniform

A copy of this year’s uniform letter will be emailed to all parents/guardians, can be viewed here as well as in the Information section of the school website.

Due to current circumstances, we were unable to invite Stevenson’s uniform supplies to the school to provide a uniform evening. However, details on how to order online and book an appointment in the new store can be found here. School uniform items can also be purchased online from Academy Uniforms Limited.

The standard of school uniform at Williamwood High School continues to be very good. Uniform is an important aspect of the positive ethos within the school. All pupils in S1-S6 are regularly reminded of the standard of school uniform which is expected at their year group assembly. Your ongoing support with this matter is greatly appreciated. Additional information about the standard of uniform can be found in the Information section of the school website or here as well as the link to the Dressing for Excellence leaflet which can be accessed here.

Thank you

A lovely gift from our Parent Council today to say thank you to all staff for their support for pupils and parents throughout the last year.  The treats are much appreciated.  Thank you to the Parent Council for the treats and also their ongoing support of the school.

S3 DYW Event

On Tuesday, our new S3 pupils participated in a Developing the Young Workforce Event which looked at developing skills for life, learning and work. The pupils were challenged to create a product for a number of high profile companies and then present their work. We were very impressed with the work the pupils produced throughout the day and hope that they had an enjoyable experience.

Careers Advisor

We want to let you know that your Skills Development Scotland Careers Advisers are still available during the school summer holidays to help and provide you with the careers information and guidance you need for your future. We may try to phone summer leavers in the next few weeks to see how you are getting on, so you may want to save the numbers below and then you will know that it is us calling. Please feel free to contact us (email is probably better), if you need to speak to us more urgently:

Shona Curran
0141 468 7849
shona.curran@sds.co.uk

Hazel Griffith
0141 468 7024
hazel.griffith@sds.co.uk

Career in the Army

Please find below details of a virtual event for anyone who is interested in a career in the army.

FIND A ROLE AVAILABLE RIGHT NOW.
Ever thought about joining the British Army? We’re hosting a special event for people who want to learn more about careers available in the Army right now.
In these roles, you’ll get full training which will give you everything you need to succeed. As you learn new skills, gain qualifications, take on challenges, and build bonds that last a lifetime, you’ll also build a career you can be proud of. And you’ll earn, for every minute you learn too.

Don’t miss your chance to chat with real serving soldiers about what it’s like to be part of one of the world’s greatest fighting forces.

Join us on Monday 21 June at 6pm:

https://meet82224173.adobeconnect.com/ekclmo4k8lqf/event/registration.html

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. Please place your name in the inside pocket of your blazer.
Contact details: 367 Clarkston Road, Glasgow, G44 3JG. 0141 637 5186.
Prices:
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

Education Maintenance Allowance

Details on EMA for S5 and S6 pupils:

• If pupils are 16 years of age or over before 30 September 2021, they may be eligible for an EMA from August 2021. If the application is not submitted by 30 September 2021 the award will only be made from the week the application is received.

• If pupils are 16 years of age between 1 October 2021 and 28 February 2022, they may eligible for an EMA from January 2022. if the application is not submitted by 28 February 2022 the award will only be made from the week the application is received.

• The cut-off date for all EMA’s is 31st March 2022

• Pupils can get more information from the school office and also at: www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk/ema

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