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After School Clubs

After school clubs are all now available to book up. Children will have received a letter home today and there has also been a Group Call with the letter attached too. Please return forms as soon as possible as clubs will fill up quickly.  Clubs will start week beginning Monday 2nd of November. You will receive notice if you child has been given a place.

Meet the Teacher Evenings

Many thanks to all the parents who attended the meet the teacher evenings. From the feedback it was very successful. Many thanks for your suggestions on how to improve our evenings and will take these on board for next time.

If you did not receive a Meet the Teacher Leaflet from your child’s class they have been added below.

P2 Parental Leaflet _2015-16

P3 Parental Leaflet 2015_16

P4 parental leaflet 2015-2016

P5Parental Leaflet 2015-16

P7 Parental Leaflet 2015-16

P6 Parental Leaflet 2015-16

Many thanks for your continued support.

‘Williamston Remembers’ Book Launch

Yesterday at our Parent helpers Coffee morning we launched our World War 1 book- ‘Williamston Remembers’

This is a diverse collection of drawings, poetry, photographs and stories from our children and poignant memoirs from some of our families. It is a collection of facts from the past, and personal thoughts of individuals. it is a journey through learning where we can see World War 1 through the eyes of children. It is our act of commemoration ‘Lest we forget’

The book is on sale for all to buy. Any profit made will go to Poppy Scotland. Books cost £7.00 and are available from the school office.

Front Cover WW1


Williamston Receive Gold Sport Award

Congratulations to all the staff, pupils, partners and parents/carers who have helped make this outstanding award possible. We look forward to continuing the great sporting achievements and successes within school and without next session. Click on the music below to help you feel good about our award…


Pupils Promote New Play Park

Representing Williamston Primary School; Myles, Shirees, Lewis and Halle were out at the latest new park at Bankton Mains today for its official opening. This park was designed in consultation with the pupils here at Williamston Primary School. The park makes use of new ‘Smart Playground’ technology using QR codes to engage children and parents with educational content.

Why not visit the park and see it for yourself. Please tell us what you like about it.

Primary 7 Rocket Science!

P7 were visited yesterday by Martin Bailey an Engineer from Wyman –  Gordon in Livingston. After hearing all about his job and how he became an engineer the pupils had their own chance at designing and building rockets. Pupils were split into groups of three or four and set about creating their own rockets.  Each rocket was given an astronaut (an egg, eggstronaut!) which they had to land safely after their launch. After presenting their rockets and features and how they were going to keep their eggstronauts safe they tested their rockets, launching them in the field outside. You will be pleased to hear that all our eggstronauts made it back safely. Well done P7 engineers.




Pupils Celebrate Commonwealth Day – 9th March 2015

To celebrate Commonwealth Day ( 9th March 2015) there was a celebratory occasion arranged involving young people from local schools at the Civic Centre. The event was opened by the Provost, Councillor Tom Kerr.

Shirees (P7) and Kaylah (P2) were chosen to represent Williamston Primary School .

They saw the raising of the Commonwealth Flag, listened to a fantastic performance from Howden St Andrew’s Primary School Choir and met lots of other children representing their own schools and Commonwealth Countries. The morning was finished off with a drink and a bite to eat as well as a photo shoot for the local news.


West Lothian Burns Poetry Competition

Last night St Kentigern’s hosted this year’s West Lothian Burns Poetry Competition. Abbie, Arran, Harry and Ruby represented Williamston giving outstanding performances. Ruby received runner up in the P4/5 category and Abbie was overall winner in the P6/7 category. As a result Williamston will be represented at the National Finals in Glasgow which will take place in May. Many congratulations, we are very proud of all of you.

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