During Mental Health Festival, we will be organising a food and clothes bank in school for the homeless people in Glasgow. All donations will be going to the Simon Community. This is a list of some of the items which you can donate. Any contribution would be greatly appreciated.
Congratulations to all pupils who represented the school at the Scottish Schools Road Race Championships. Oliver Bryers (S1) finished 3rd place and Craig Shennan (S2) 5th place in their respective races. Well done!
Congratulations to Orla Doherty (S1) who organised her own McMillian coffee morning and raised £100. An amazing achievement. Well done!
Congratulations to the parent of Adam Scott (S1) who won the first PTA prizedraw. Well done!
Tomorrow evening, we are hosting an exam preparation evening for the parents of pupils studying for their National 5 examinations this session. The purpose of this evening is to explain to parents exactly what their children should be revising for each National 5 examination and how to do this best. Letters were issued to all S4 pupils which contain more important information, a copy of which can be found here. In order to organise the evening, we require you to contact the school if you plan on attending, unless you have already returned the completed form. This is to allow us to create the sessions for the evening. A similar event will take place on Tuesday 5 December for Higher candidates.
For the opportunity to win a £50 voucher for The Overlee in Clarkston whilst raising funds for your PTA , please remember to purchase your £5 voluntary draw ticket available on ParentPay. Tickets purchased by Thursday 3rd October will be entered into the first draw which will take place on Friday 4th October. If you’re not the lucky winner this time, there’s still nine 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!
The Wall fundraising event was successful in providing a really fun day for S1 and S2 pupils on Thursday 26 September while also contributing money to the school fund. A special thanks goes to the P.E. department, S6 deputes and prefects for their assistance at the event. Any donations still to be submitted should be handed in to the school office on Tuesday.
Here at Williamwood PTA we realise everyone is busy and not always able to attend the fundraising events that we organise, but many of you have told us that you would still like to contribute. So this year we’re changing things, with the introduction of a voluntary PTA donation of £5 per child which parents can pay through their ParentPay accounts.
If you choose to donate you will be entered into a monthly prize draw (from September to June) with the chance to win some great prizes such as family cinema tickets or local restaurant vouchers.
We will still be holding our very successful Advent Raffle and our ever-popular Annual Quiz, as well as serving tea, coffee and snacks at parents’ evenings.
Over the last two years with the help of your generous donations we’ve contributed towards the S6 Graduation, the Eco Garden, the school’s intergenerational project T in the Street, football and netball strips for the school teams, the Friday Craft Club, make up for the Drama Department productions, the Golf Day, the Malawi Group, the STEM Lego project, the S1 Baking group, TeenYoga and Trophies for the Young Singer of the Year, as well as purchasing a new defibrillator for the school.
Thank you for your continued support.
On Monday 23rd September, pupils participated in the first S6 pupil conference. Pupils participated in activities designed to help them realise their potential and prepare them for life after school. The workshops explored the 24 aspects of character, for example leadership, bravery and zest. They also looked at the wide range of skills developed by volunteering and the multitude of different pathways available after school. All these topics are helpful for pupils’ mental health and wellbeing as well as sharing information about later life. The first S6 Conference was definitely a success!
All S4 pupils should sign up for 2 workshops at the Modern Languages Careers Day with their French teacher this week. Don’t miss out!
The S1 Maths Methodology Evening is taking place tomorrow, Wednesday 18th September at 7pm. More information can be found here.
The Scottish Government consultation on the draft framework for Out of School Care in Scotland is now live. The consultation period starts today and will run until the 6th December 2019. https://consult.gov.scot/children-and-families/out-of-school-care
Well done to Eva (S1) who appeared in the chorus of the west end production of ‘Joseph and his Technicolor Dreamcoat’ which was running at the Kings Theatre all last week. An amazing achievement. Well done!
Congratulations to Craig (S2) who won the 4K Junior Great North Run in Newcastle at the weekend. An amazing achievement Craig. Well done!