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Information for parents

PTA Advent Raffle

Congratulations to this week’s PTA Advent raffle winners and to the S2 pupils (Harriet, Emma, Gabriella, Ewan, Joshua and Abhay) for selecting the winning tickets.

Monday:  Ticket number 627 – parent of Emily Robertson (S1)

Tuesday:  Ticket number 353 – parent of Jonathan Berry (S2)

Wednesday:  Ticket number 1024 – parent of David Berry (S1)

Thursday:  Ticket number 747 – parent of Zack Alexander (S2)

Friday:  Ticket number 848 – parent of Ewan Goldie (S2)

Saturday:  Ticket number 924 – parent of Levi Short (S4)

Sunday:  Ticket number 777 – parent of Skye Moulson (S3)

PTA Advent Raffle

Congratulations to all of the PTA Advent Raffle winners over the last week.  We still have many more exciting prizes coming up, including:

-Voucher for Monteiths, Clarkston.

-Two pairs of Sunset Sunglasses donated by Burnside McPhee, Clarkston.

-Scarves from Gifted & Abientot, Clarkston.

-Cut & Blow Dry at Enhance Hair & Beauty, Stamperland.

-Hamster Cage donated by Creature Comforts, Clarkston.

-POM Necklaces from Gifted, Clarkston.

-Golf Lesson donated by David Orr, Whitecraigs Golf Club.

-Pilgrim charms from Victoria’s Boutique, Netherlee.

-Shellac Nails Voucher for Tanoz, Netherlee.

-Aubade Nail Varnish donated by Lux Beauty Bar, Netherlee.

-Vouchers from Catch Fish & Chips, Netherlee, Bellini Footwear, Netherlee, Derby Cafe, Netherlee and Dandy’s Deli, Clarkston.

-Prosecco and Wine.

-Toiletries and Candles.

-Chocolates and Sweets.

And we’ve kept the best to last.

Prize for 23rd – £50 Cash Prize.

Prize for the 24th – £100 Cash Prize and a bottle of Prosecco.

Raffle tickets are still available to purchase on ParentPay up to Tuesday  17th December.

Good Luck.

PTA Monthly Draw

It’s almost time for the fourth monthly PTA draw. This month’s prize is a £50 voucher for Monteiths, Clarkston.  You can still purchase a ticket for a one of payment of £5 through ParentPay while raising funds for your PTA.  Tickets purchased by Monday 16th December will be entered into the 4th draw. If you’re not the lucky winner this time there’s still six draws to go and your ticket is entered into each one.  Tickets purchased after the draw dates will be entered into subsequent draws. Good luck.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to the following pupils who have a gained a place in one of the National Children’s Orchestras of Great Britain.

U13 orchestra: Jamie Dickinson (S1) on oboe and Max Docherty (S1) on bassoon. Reuben Clark (S2) on bassoon.

U12 orchestra: Anjali Pavri (S1) on oboe

Pupil Survey

East Renfrewshire Council’s Customer First section would like to find out the views of Young People on the Young Scot/National Entitlement Card and its use.  This feedback will help influence the use of the card going forward.  They have created a short survey which will take approx. 2 minutes to complete and all responses will be anonymous.  The deadline fo rthe survey is Friday 13th December.  The survey can be accessed at:



Prelim Timetable

The preliminary examination timetable for 2019-2020 will be issued to pupils at assemblies today and tomorrow.   A version can also be found on the school website in the ‘Pupils’ section as well as here.  Pupils can also access an afternoon and day study planner in the Pupils section as well.

PTA Advent Raffle

Congratulations to this week’s PTA Advent raffle winners and to the S1 pupils (Sam, Max, Harry, Erin, Rebecca and Megg) for selecting the winning tickets.

Tuesday:  Ticket number 222 – parent of Mark Chalmers (S4)

Wednesday:  Ticket number 634 – parent of Aidan Cunning (S4)

Thursday:  Ticket number 900 – parent of Maisey Lyons (S1)

Friday:  Ticket number 515 – parent of Rebecca MacBeth (S1)

Saturday:  Ticket number 333 – parent of Jake Nicolson (S3)

Sunday:  Ticket number 777 – parent of Holly Black (S2)

Road Safety in the Car Park

We appreciate that the school car park has limited parking spaces and is busy at the beginning and end of the school day but pupil  safety is paramount.  Therefore, we would like to remind parents that pupils should only be dropped off in the ‘drop zone’ on the left hand side of the school car park in the morning or in the bus lane next to the nursery.  Parents should not park at the disabled bays as is it not safe to do so and blocks the road leading to safety concerns for pupils.  Access and use of the disabled bays are for parents or pupils with a disabled badge.  There is a strict 5mph limit in the car park at all times.  Previous S2 form captains have tried to raise awareness of these issues by creating posters to encourage drivers to be safe in the school car park.  Where possible, please encourage pupils to walk to school. A previous letter issued about the safe use of the car park can be viewed here.  Some of our previous S2 form captains have also created a humorous video which can be viewed here.  We appreciate your on-going understanding and support with regards to the school car park.

S4 Parents’ Evening – Thursday 12th December

S4 pupils will be issued with their full report today.  Pupils will also receive three letters explaining how their parents/carers can orgnaise their appointments online for the Parents’ Evening on Thursday 12th December.  The PTA will be serving tea/coffee and serving tuck at the Parents’ Evening.

A copy of the letters can be found below and will also be emailed to parents/carers.  The system to book online will be live from 4.30pm this evening and close at 10am on Thursday 12th December.

PTA Advent Raffle

Congratulations to all our PTA Advent Raffle winners so far. Hope you enjoy your gifts.  Prizes coming up in next week’s raffle include:

No7 Gift sets from Boots Pharmacy Clarkston

– Voucher for Booth’s General Store Carmunnock

– Family Streak Pie voucher from The Country Shop Clarkston

– Voucher for Laura’s Coffee Shop Carmunnock

– Yankee Candle

– Wine, Prosecco & Mulled Wine

– Chocolates

Tickets can still be purchased through ParentPay up to Tuesday 17th December.   Good Luck.

Pupil Achievement

Congratulations to Williamwood’s Lego Robotics team who competed in the First Lego League Glasgow regional tournament in West College Scotland, Clydebank. Both teams performed extremely well throughout the day with the teams winning the robot challenge and robot design elements. Following their success, the teams will now progress to compete in the Scottish final next year. Well done to Mahad, Roddy, Rahul, Ross, Cosmas, Jiabao, Lee, Matthew, Manthan, James, Bhavya, Akhilesh, Charlie, Callum, Omar and Ibrahium.