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Ernst and Young – School Leavers’ Information Evening

Interested in starting a career in a global business? This open evening is a great way to start planning your future. You’ll get an idea of what your strengths are and how to use them. You’ll also meet staff from Ernst and Young, learn about making a successful application, and get a taste of what life is like working for a leading global business.

The evening will run on Tuesday 14 October from 5.00pm – 7.30pm in the Glasgow Ernst and Young office and is open to S5 and S6 pupils with an interest in maths, economics, business and/or accounting. Please see Mr Henderson for further information or visit http://ukcareerguide.ey.com/schools/improve-yourself/ey-insights-reserve-your-place-today/ . Places are limited.

Williamwood High School Careers Fair – 28 October 2014

Each year Williamwood organises a Careers Fair for S2, S4, S5 and S6 pupils and their parents. This is an extremely popular event, attracting approximately 1000 visitors last session.

This year’s Careers Fair will be held from 7.00pm until 9.00pm on Tuesday 28 October 2014. It has been organised in partnership with the Parent Council and promises to be an interesting and informative evening with representatives from universities, colleges and industry.  <click> for further details.

Ski races on Friday

Congratulations to all the skiers who represented Williamwood in the Scottish Schools Skiing Qualifier at Glasgow Ski and Snow Centre and thanks to parents who came along to support. Team A achieved 3rd place  in the Experienced category and Team D  achieved 3rd place in the Novice category. Well done!

S1 Science Club

Wednesday 10 September was the first meeting of the S1 Science club.  Our science enthusiasts took on the role of forensic and analytical chemists, examing trace evidence for the presence of metal salts.  Different metals turn the bunsen flame different colours.  The photos show the spectacular results.  S1 Science club continues in Science 10 on Wednesday 17 September when Miss McKenna, Mr Brown and the S6 team will carrying out the Tower of Terror experiments.  All S1 pupils are welcome to attend.  <click> photographs

The Walk

The Walk is a biennial event which is organised by the Science faculty for all pupils in S1 and S2. Pupils will walk five miles through the local area to promote health and wellbeing as well as raising money for school funds. The Walk is supported by teaching staff, senior management, the community police as well as S6 pupils. Pupils will more details in their science classes over the next few weeks and more information can also be found in the letter here.

Senior Awards Ceremony 2014

On Thursday 11 September, senior pupils in S4, S5 and S6 received recognition for their achievements throughout 2013-14. Guest speaker, Richard Walker (editor of the Sunday Herald) opened the ceremony by encouraging pupils to apply themselves fully to their chosen career and to enjoy the job that they pursue. Pupils received awards for endeavour, sports as well as subject attainment in the recent SQA exams. Mr Inglis also congratulated all pupils in their achievements and passed on his good wishes for the next academic session. Full details of the award winners can be found below:

S4 Endeavour Awards
S5 Endeavour Awards
S4 Subject Awards
S5 and S6 Subject Awards
Sports Awards
Special Awards
Photographs

Meningococcal Study

Dr Syed Ahmed from NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde met with all of our S5 and S6 students on Monday to invite them to take part in a research study which aims to understand why a germ called the meningococcus is usually harmless but sometimes causes meningitis and blood poisoning. Students have been asked to have a swab taken from the back of the throat and to fill in a short questionnaire to help Dr Ahmed and his colleagues understand the bacteria better and inform how vaccines can help protect people against this form of meningitis in the future. The study will take place in school on Thursday 25 September and participation is voluntary. Further information is available on the study website: http://ukmencar4.org/

S4 Elementary Food Hygiene Award

This week Mr Fisher presented our 4th year Hospitality pupils with their Elementary Food Hygiene Award from the Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland. The award recognises awareness of food hygiene in the food industry and will allow our Hospitality pupils to undertake work experience or gain future employment in the hospitality industry. Congratulations to all of our pupils on their achievement.

Senior Awards Ceremony

On Thursday 11 September our annual senior awards ceremony will recognise the achievements of our pupils who were in S4, S5 and S6 last session. Pupils receive recognition in a variety of areas including subject, endeavour and sporting award as well as community and citizenship awards.

Congratulations to all of the S6 pupils who were Dux medal finalists. S6 pupils Lee, Anna, Lucy Sinclair, Neil McCall, Ishara Waidyarathna, Rachel Alexander, Aamir Hassan, Nicholas Clark and Allan Hart were all in the running for the Dux medal. Congratulations to Lee who is the Dux medallist for session 2013/14 and to Anna who is the Proxime Accessit.

Congratulations also to all of the S5 pupils who were Junior Dux medal finalists. S5 pupils Ayesha Ahmed, Lyndsay, Calum Steel and Sarah McCluskie were all in the running for the Junior Dux medal. Congratulations to Lyndsay who is the Junior Dux medallist for session 2013/14.

West of Scotland Schools Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band

This week was the showcase concert for the West of Scotland Schools Symphony Orchestra and Concert Band. This concert displayed a high calibre of performance from the school pupils involved. Congratulations to all of the Williamwood pupils who were involved in this fantastic concert:

Beth Robertson: Cello Alice Beglan-Grant: Bassoon
Lucy Gibson: Bassoon Andrew Vetttraino: Bassoon
Stuart Vettraino: French Horn Morven MacDonald: Percussion
Ethan Skuodas: Percussion    
       
Lisa Dignam: Flute Eve Burgoyne: Clarinet
Lewis Graham: Clarinet Andrew McCroskie: Clarinet
Richard Scholfield: Saxophone Gregor McInnes: French Horn
Lorna Paton: French Horn Alec Ross: French Horn
Daniel Petrie: Trumpet Callum Robson: Percussion