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.
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
Following the First Minister’s announcement, schools will reopen on 5th January to key worker and vulnerable children only. Further details will be issued before schools go back. Please find a copy of an email from the Headteacher to parents here as well as a letter from Director of Education, Mark Ratter, here.
Merry Christmas to everyone from staff and pupils of Williamwood High School. The Performing Arts department wanted to spread some Christmas cheer since we are missing out on the usual festivities this year. Many thanks to all who took part, and to Ryan Smith (S3) for editing the video for us. Video can be viewed here.
Congratulations to the following pupils on their fantastic musical achievements.
Rhona Langford has been offered a place in NYOS Juniors Orchestra . Rhona played the last movement of a Mozart Horn Concerto , which at 12 years old is a great achievement. Well done Rhona!
Ben Dickinson retained his place in the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. He is the third horn player from Williamwood who has played with NYOGB. This is a phenomenal achievement. Ben has also been offered a place in the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, Senior Orchestra. Ben also recently sat his grade 8 horn exam and passed with distinction. Well done Ben!
Please find here a letter regarding SQA examinations.
Please find here a letter from East Renfrewshire Council explaining how you should report a positive Covid test result during the school holiday period.