Category Archives: Parent Information

Information for parents

Summer Holidays

We would like to thank parents/carers for their lovely messages of support during a time of constant change.

We wish all of our pupils, staff and parents/carers an enjoyable, healthy and relaxing summer holiday.

We look forward to seeing pupils on Wednesday 12th August.

Any pupil who requires support during the summer, can access details on the Pupil Support page here.  Information and contact details of support agencies can also be viewed here and here.  In addition, Child Protection information is on the school website and can be found here.

Head Boy and Head Girl

Congratulations to all pupils who applied for Head Boy and Head Girl.  The standard was excellent.  All of the votes have been counted and the new Head Boy and Head Girl for session 2020/21 is: 

Head Boy: Rory Ireland

Head Girl: Ava Mutter

Thank you to Mr McLeish, Mr McKenna, Mrs McFadzean and Mr McAllister for all their help with the campaign tasks and to Mrs Monaghan and her helpers for the count of the vote.

School Uniform – Blazer Braiding (S5 and S6)

Due to current circumstances, Stevenson’s are not able to offer a blazer braiding service this year.  Julie’s Alterations on Clarkston Road is offering a blazer braiding service.  In order to try and spread the demand for braiding and increase the likelihood of braiding to be ready for school returning in August, Julie’s Alterations is offering a home collection service during the month of June.  This would ensure that existing blazers which require braiding to be added can be completed in June.  New blazers being purchased in July can then be braided in July by dropping them off at the shop.  Braiding prices are:

S6 Full Colours only £27

S5 Colours £16.50

S5-S6 Colours only £16.50

Depute, prefect and Head Boy/Head Girl braiding:  additional £5

Contact details:

Through Facebook Julies Alterations 

Phoning shop Tuesday -Friday 10am – 4pm 

0141 637 5186 

Skills Development Scotland

Please see the below message from our Skills Development Scotland career advisor team at Williamwood. Our pupils would normally have in-school meetings with the team, as well as benefitting from a drop-in service, however the team are currently working from home. The team will be making contact by phone with some of our young people over the summer to offer guidance and expertise. Also, they have provided contact details should you or your son/daughter wish to ask any questions about future destinations, courses or apprenticeships.

Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus), Skills Development Scotland cannot deliver career services face to face, but we are still here to help and support your child with their career planning. You or your child can contact us for career information, advice and guidance, or visit myworldofwork.co.uk. We may try to phone your child in the next few weeks to offer support and guidance. Please feel free to contact us, if you need to speak to us directly:

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

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

Student Webinar: Understanding the Banking Sector

This interactive webinar is designed to help students aged 15-18 understand more about financial services and banking.  This 1-hour interactive webinar will explore:

  • How a bank works
  • How banks are navigating the current crisis
  • An overview of the UK banking sector

There will also be a Q&A should there be any specific questions about financial services and banking.

When is the webinar:

Friday, 19 June, 0-11am

The webinar will run via WebEx, with details to follow on how to log in.

If you are interested in joining, please register via the link below.

Register now:

https://r1.surveysandforms.com/804geccf-ec4pf2e3

ParentsPortal

It is our intention to upload S1 reports before the end of term using the new Parentsportal system.  To enable you to access your child’s report, we would be grateful if you would register with this system and link your child. When creating your account, please enter S1 as your child’s yeargroup.  

Please find here a letter from East Renfrewshire Council explaining the new Parentsportal system for parents.  The system can also be accessed through a link on the left hand side of the school website.

This letter contains instructions for signing up and linking to your child.  Please note that the information you enter must match exactly the information currently held in school.

If you experience any difficulties at all when logging in, please just email schoolmail@williamwood.e-renfrew.sch.uk and one of the office staff will be happy to help.

Online learning for pupils – including new timetable codes

Online learning for all pupils can be accessed through Google Classrooms on Glow.  Please see information below:

All Williamwood young people have access to learning materials at home via GLOW, through their glow username and password.
https://glow.rmunify.com/

Every department has Google Classroom or Microsoft team resources. In these online spaces there are notes, PowerPoints, websites, past papers and revision materials for classes. We are endeavouring at this point in time to add as much information as possible to these excellent online resources. Young people should make full use of them.  A guide to support pupils to log on can be viewed here.  Google Classroom codes for subject areas can be accessed here.  This includes the new Goggle Classroom codes for new S3 (in blue) and senior classes (in red).  Please note that D&T is on Microsoft Teams and not Google Classroom.

GLOW user names and passwords can only be supplied to pupils.
Our school website also has lots of information and teaching materials under the departmental tabs. https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/Williamwood/departments/

Any pupil having trouble accessing their Google Classroom accounts should contact the school office by email.  Someone will call you back to talk you through the set up process.

Many young people in senior classes (S4-S6) make use of the excellent online scholar resources for selected subjects.
https://scholar.hw.ac.uk/

Clarkston Community Council

Clarkston Community Council is a fairly newly established group who are looking for the local community to inform them of the issues and areas that they feel we should be looking at and working on to make Clarkston a better place to live. With this aim, they have devised a questionnaire to ascertain the views of the local community and in particular, young people.  Please complete the questionnaire here:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1wVZ9LYMthtb4p9f2wtS6M4E8mTxaF4REoSb2oMT8SSY/edit?vc=0&c=0&w=1

They also have a Facebook page, simply search for Clarkston Community Council. Or e-mail: Clarkstoncommunitycouncil@gmail.com