We are pleased to announce that Mr McKenna (social subjects) has agreed to lead Williamwood’s next trip to Malawi in June 2014. This trip applies only to pupils who are currently in S4. On Friday 22 February, Mr Fitzpatrick and Mrs Gibson will speak at the S4 morning assembly and invite expressions of interest. Pupils with a serious interest in this trip to visit our partner school in Malawi will be able to collect an application forms at the end of the assembly.
As you know, we held an information evening for parents of S2 pupils in early December 2012 to explain the new National 4 and National 5 courses your child will take when he/she enters S3 in August 2013; for ease of reference, a copy of the letter of invitation is attached.
My purpose in writing is to remind you that we intend to hold an important information evening for parents from
7.00pm until 9.00pm on Tuesday 5 February 2013. <further details>
Click here for the presentation given to parents of pupils in S2, detailing information on the new National 4 and National 5 qualifications, at the meeting held on 6 December 2012.
Argos, partnered with Symantec, is providing Norton’s Family Software to parents for free (no purchase necessary). The software allows parents to block access to certain types of site and monitors use. It works on PCs and laptops and, more usefully perhaps, on smart ‘phones and tablets. This allows parents control of their children’s use of mobile devices and allows them to know what type of sites their children are visiting. Features include:
- Android smartphone monitoring – to see how children are using their ‘phones
- Web monitoring and blocking – tracks the websites your child visits
- Time limits – manages the time children can access the internet from any device
- Social networking monitoring – keeps an eye on your children’s activity
- Search monitoring – updates what your children are searching for
- Email alerts – alerts you when your children do something they shouldn’t, for example trying to access blocked sites.
Argos made this move in support of the Government’s proposed legislation for ensuring protection for children from adult content on the internet. If you wish to know more, here is the link.
The Parent Council AGM is next Monday 19th November at 7pm in the Conference Room – all welcome.
See Parent Council (see above) for Annual Report & Agenda
GetSafeOnline is a UK joint initiative between government, law enforcement and leading businesses. They provide computer users and small businesses with free, independent user friendly advice that allows them to use the internet confidently and safely on a wide range of issues including how to protect and destroy a PC or mobile phone, recognise scams, protect privacy and what to do when things go wrong.
East Renfrewshire Council is running a Get Safe Online Awareness campaign during the month of November, reaching out to staff, citizens and small businesses. <Click here> for further information
The next meeting of Williamwood High School Parent Council is at 7pm on Monday 1st October 2012.
Please click <here> for the agenda.
Please find attached letter to all parents advising forthcoming parent consultation meetings <click here>
East Renfrewshire Council has issued an Internet Safety Powerpoint for pupils and parents. <click here> to view slide show.
This year has seen a major improvement in the standard of uniform worn by our pupils. The blazer has been established as an essential part of the Williamwood uniform and…Read more
Go to ‘Quick links’ (on the left hand side of this page) to view detailed information about our uniform.
Williamwood now has its very own twitter account. Modern, fast and innovative, twitter is the established social networking tool for modern day communication. It will allow the school to post brief information for all to see. We believe it will be popular with parents and students alike. Please follow @WilliamwoodHS on Twitter or follow https://twitter.com/#!/WilliamwoodHS
|The Williamwood PTA website has a new look and feel. It now includes revised Home and About Us pages, details of forthcoming events and ideas for fund raising. More content will be added in the near future. If you want to get involved or have suggestions for the PTA, then please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.|