Williamwood High School Chess Club Tournament

Williamwood High School Chess Club Tournament

The annual tournament has come to a very close final game after Matthew and Abhi battled it out, first drawing, then reaching a tense end.  Matthew (S5) came first and has been crowned the top player in the school – congratulations!  A close runner up prize went to Abhi (S3) and third prize to Kester (S2).  This year, the tournament was bigger than ever, with around 40 competitors who played each week from January – June.  The club is one of the biggest in the school and members enjoyed an end of term party last week with cakes, drinks and prizes for every competitor!  Thanks to the pupils (Eilidh S6, Jonah S6 and Abhi S3) who managed the online tournament, dealing amazingly well with absences and draws.   Well done all – keep “chess-ing” over the summer!

Achievement in Business Education & Computing Science

Achievement in Business Education & Computing Science

Congratulations to the following BGE pupils for all of their hard work, kindness and effort during the last few weeks of term. The BICT teachers have nominated them to receive an achievement award. Each pupil will be awarded a golden pencil.

Ziggy (S1)
Biba (S1)
Isabella (S1)
John (S3)
Oliver (S3)
Daniel (S3)
Christian (S3)
Raymond (S3)

Blazers and Braiding

Blazers and Braiding

Our senior pupils can be identified by braiding on their blazers.

In S5, braiding is around the pockets and cuffs of the blazer. In S6, this is around all edges of the blazer.

We are currently working in partnership with Julie’s Alterations who are offering a blazer braiding for our pupils.

S5 Braiding –  £18

S5 into S6 Braiding – £28

S6 Braiding (no current braiding on blazer) £38

Contact details for Julie’s Alterations:

Phone: 0141 637 5186

Address: 367 Clarkston Road, Muirend, G44 3JG

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)


  • If pupils are 16 years of age or over before 30 September 2022, they may be eligible for an EMA from August 2022. If the application is not submitted by 30 September 2022 the award will only be made from the week the application is received.


  • If pupils are 16 years of age between 1 October 2022 and 28 February 2023, they may eligible for an EMA from January 2023. if the application is not submitted by 28 February 2023 the award will only be made from the week the application is received.


  • The cut-off date for all EMA’s is 31st March 2023


U15 Netball Scottish Youth Cup

After winning the district finals a few weeks ago, Emily and Charlotte were in the winning team for the U15 Netball Scottish Youth Cup on Saturday. Huge congratulations to both on their wonderful achievement!

Disability Action East Renfrewshire

Disability Action East Renfrewshire

The pandemic has been a challenge on people’s physical and mental well-being.  Disability Action ER has arranged a diversity of events to promote dialogue to ensure those that need help are signposted.

They have organised a range of workshops with a focus on Mental Health.  More information can be found here:  https://www.disabilityactioner.org.uk/our-events/mental-health-awareness-week

Part time (20 hours) /Full time (37.5 hours) job vacancy

Part time (20 hours) /Full time (37.5 hours) job vacancy @ £11 per hour – Enhance your CV with work experience

If you are about to leave school and are looking for a job or are taking a gap year before going on to study further, this may be of interest and will enhance your CV for future applications to university or employment.  You should be a caring, motivated and organised person who likes having fun and enjoys helping others.  We are looking for 2 people to join our team of ten students, to assist a young woman who is in a wheelchair and help her with everyday tasks and social events.  She enjoys going to concerts, shopping, cinema, going out for meals and going to art classes.  The job is based in Thorntonhall.  We offer £11 per hour, 5.6 weeks paid holiday and Pension scheme.  Hours are flexible and are usually 4 to 5 hours shifts for the part time position and 7.5 hour shifts for the Full time position.

If this sounds of interest and you would like more information please contact me at: jane.wagner@nxds.com for more info

Excellence Award – Business, Computing Science & Psychology 

As we approach the end of a very busy yet successful term, the BICT team have each nominated one student within the faculty that has really made an impact. These young people have worked hard, demonstrated kindness and shown a real commitment to self-improvement. We are very proud of each of them and we take this opportunity to congratulate them on this award. Each student received a certificate and a badge in class today:  Lucas (S1), Ashton (S1), Tess (S3), Robbie (S4), Emma (S6), Ellie (S6), Sophie (S6) and Abby (S6).

S4 Parent/Carer information

S5 Option Presentation – Choosing for Success

The information presentation for S4 Parents and Carers can be accessed here.

This is a pre-recorded presentation as we are unfortunately unable to have you here with us in the school building.

The presentation will make reference to the vocational booklet, this can be accessed here.

I hope that find the presentation informative and that it helps you in supporting your child through their options choices.

Mrs Laura Miller

Depute Head Teacher (acting)

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