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Information for parents

Netball

S1 netballers travel to Peebles High School on Monday 9th March for their Scottish Schools Gold semi-final. We know you will do your absolute utmost to achieve our goals for the season. Journey to finals 2020 continues!

 S3 netballers face a long round trip to Anstruther, Fife on Monday 9th March to take on Waid Academy in their Scottish Schools Silver semi-final. We are hoping to continue our journey to finals 2020 by leaving it all on the court and trying our utmost to achieve our goals for this season. Play well girls!

 Open B netballers (S4 & S5) are travelling north to Strathallan School, Perth on Tuesday 10th March to play their Scottish Schools Silver semi-final. They face a very strong Strathallan side who were winners against our neighbours St Ninian’s last session. We are hoping all our hard work and efforts this session can see us put up a strong challenge. Best of luck girls.

PTA Monthly Draw

This month’s prize is a £50 voucher for Michelangelo’s, 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 Thursday 27th February will be entered into the 6th draw. If you’re not the lucky winner this time there’s still four 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.

Memorial Video

memorial event for Heather McCandless has been organised to take place in the school on Friday 6th March.  We are delighted that many of Heather’s family and friends from Ireland have confirmed that they will be able to join us as, I am sure, will many former staff, current and former pupils and their parents.

As a school, we are creating a video of favourite stories about Heather or a message for her family.  This can be as an individual or as a group.  David Hunter will be available to organise this video on Monday 24th February from 9am until 5pm in the conference room, for anyone who wishes to leave a message for Heather’s family.  Please drop in at a convenient time, if you would like to be included in this video.

 

Pupil Achievements – Netball

Congratulations to the S1 netball team who put in a great performance against Notre Dame High School, running out 33 – 17 winners on Tuesday this week. They will now face a semi final against Glennifer High School or Peebles High School. We are so proud of your efforts girls.

Congratulations to the S3 netball team who put in an assured performance against St. George’s School for Girls, winning their match 39 – 17 on Monday this week. They will now face a semi final away to Waid Academy, Anstruther on Monday 9th March. Road to finals 19/20 continues! Well done on your achievement.

Congratulations to the Open B netball team (S4 & S5) on their tremendous victory against Kyle Academy yesterday. The girls played efficient netball, eventually running out 48 – 15 winners. They will now face a semi final against Strathallan School, Perth.

WILLIAMWOOD CROSS-COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS

The school cross-country event is due to go ahead as planned tomorrow morning at Rouken Glen Park.  Approximate race times are as follows:

·         S3 Boys and Girls – 9.30 – 10.15

·         S1 Boys and Girls – 10.15 – 11.00

·         S2 Boys and Girls – 11.00 – 11.45

Pupils involved are asked to dress accordingly, as the forecast is for some rain showers.  If the weather changes for the worse, we will post a message on Twitter by 8am tomorrow with an update.

A reminder that his year’s event is more of a “park run”, meaning pupils will be running almost entirely on the concrete paths.

Barclays

Barclays would like to invite parents to one of two ‘virtual’ insight events taking place during Scottish Apprenticeship Week.  These events are specifically for parents to help them discover more about our Apprenticeship opportunities and to share this with their children. Parents will have the opportunity to hear from our business, our Apprentices/Apprentice-Parents and our Early Careers teams. We will also walk through the application and assessment process and the support available through our LifeSkills programme, with the opportunity for Q&A at the end.

The parents we are keen to engage with are:

  • S3 to S6 Parents, interested in finding out about Graduate Apprentice opportunities for their children, either for applications this year or for 2021 and beyond.
  • Any parents interested in Barclays Apprenticeships overall.

Session Times 

Parents will take part individually using simple pc technology details of which our delivery partner, Channel Talent, will send prior to each session. The available session times are:

  • Session 1 (5th March) @ 19.00-19.45
  • Session 2 (6th March) @ 19.00-19.45

Register: https://eu.eventscloud.com/parentinsightsession.mar2020

 

Easter School 2020

All pupils in S4, S5 and S6 have been issued with a letter about Easter School and a copy of this session’s Easter School timetable.  A letter to parents was also sent by email. The charge for Easter School this session is £60 for the full week (or £15 per day).  There is no charge for pupils in receipt of free school meals.  You can pay online using the ParentPay website.

Letter for pupils

Letter for parents

Easter School timetable

Sports Award Ceremony

Nominations for Williamwood High School Sports Award Ceremony 2020 opens today. Get your nominations in by Friday 6th March. Nominate a pupil for one of the categories on the application form with a brief description about their achievement. More information can be found here along with the application form here.