Tag Archives: After School Clubs

cricket cluster club

Cricket Cluster Club: Thursdays 5-6pm @ Woodfarm High School.

Over the last few years our Active School Co-ordinator has arranged a Cricket club for pupils across the primary schools in P5-7. The club is run by East Renfrewshire Cricket Club and delivered by coach Ammar Ashraf. The pupils will get a chance to play lots of games and learn the basic skills of cricket. The club will run in the small gym at Woodfarm or if weather is nice run outside on the pitches.

Club starts: Thursday 2nd February- 9th March 2017.

Cost of club is £12.00.

Full details and an application form are in this letter:

Cricket Club

Please return the slip if your child is interested in attending the club by Friday 20th January to your school office.

You will receive a confirmation letter to state your child has a place and will be asked to bring payment on the first night.

Disability/ASN Karate

Marie Baxter, Active Schools Co-Ordinator is working with the Scottish Karate Governing Body to create new karate classes for pupils in East Renfrewshire who have a disability or ASN. Scottish Karate is looking  to develop this in East Renfrewshire and across Scotland to try and produce future athletes that could compete in the Paralympics.

The club will run at St Ninian’s High School and this is open to all pupils in mainstream schools, both primary and secondary and who have a physical or learning disability or visual impairment or ASN.

The club will start on Monday 23rd January 2017 and run from 5.10pm-5.50pm @ St Ninian’s High school. Further information and contact details are contained below:

Karate Jan 2017

After School Clubs P2 – P7

P2 – P7

Dear Parent / Carer

The following after school clubs will start after the October holiday, week commencing 24th October 2016 for a 5 week period.  You will already have received a text message if your child has secured a place at one of the clubs.

Craft Club – Tuesday
Scripture Union Club – Tuesday
Football Club – Tuesday
Film Club – Wednesday
Cheerleading Club – Thursday

A register is always taken for our after school clubs and therefore could we please ask that if your child is unable to attend for any reason that you telephone the school office before the starting time of the club.

Bikeability Club

Our new after-school Bikeability Club is off to a good start with lots of enthusiasm from parents, staff and pupils. We have great support from parent helpers, and pupils wanting to build their cycle confidence skills have enjoyed the extra help and activities provided.

Bikeability Club
Children enjoying the Bikeability Club in the sunshine!

One key aspect of safe cycling is bicycle maintenance, as the bicycle should be checked regularly to make sure that things like brakes are working properly. The manual for cyclists has a section on this and you can see the whole manual on the link below. Pages 6-13 cover the basic safety checks.

Level 2 Cyclist Guide

This website has lots more information about Bikeability:

Bikeability Scotland

After School Clubs

Dear Parent/Carer

We are very fortunate to run several after school clubs here at Giffnock.

As you will appreciate this takes considerable organisation and I thank the many members of our staff who give of their time so freely.

Our clubs are popular and often oversubscribed. For this reason I would ask for your support in encouraging your child/children to attend all sessions at any club place allocated.

There have been a number of times when children have simply not turned up for clubs without any notification. This results in unnecessary concern and staff having to make contact with parents/carers to ensure the children concerned are safe.

To prevent this in future can I please ask for your support in informing the school in writing (or by telephoning the school office) if there is an occasion when your child/children cannot or will not be attending after being present in school in order for the adult(s) running the clubs to have an accurate register and ensure all pupils are accounted for.

Yours sincerely

Pauline Ferguson

Head Teacher


Film Club Review of the Week winners in P7A

Congratulations to Abbie, Lewis and Nathan of P7A for winning Review of the Week awards this month as part of Film Club in Giffnock Primary!

Film Club has been running for nearly 7 years as an after-school club. Giffnock is part of a nationwide network of clubs in schools across the UK – nearly 10,000 schools now run clubs as part of the organisation Into Film. In the club children watch a wide variety of films and are encouraged to post written reviews on the Into Film website. Each week 10 reviews, out of the thousands posted in the UK, are chosen as Review of the Week by staff at the Into Film headquarters in London.

Abbie, Lewis and Nathan have written reviews of Ernest and Celestine, The Pirates! In an Adventure With Scientists and Chicken Run. You can read them on the Into Film website. Click on the link below and then scroll through the pages to find the reviews.


Active Schools

New  Primary Table Tennis Club: P5-P7

Our Active Schools Coordinator, Mrs Baxter, has organised a new Table Tennis Club for all pupils in Primary 5-7. The club is part of Woodfarm’s Commonwealth Games legacy, which aims to encourage our pupils to participate in sport, leading in turn to a healthier lifestyle. The club will run on Mondays at Woodfarm High School from 4.45pm-5.45pm. Mr Merriman, a P.E teacher from Woodfarm, will lead the club. Table tennis is extremely popular in Woodfarm, with many pupils attending the after school club and playing in tournaments. We are sure our primary pupils will enjoy the experience.

Active School Awards:

Mrs Baxter will attend our assembly before the end of term to issue awards to pupils who have been selected by coaches, teachers and volunteers. Pupils have been chosen due to their excellent sportsmanship, determination and respect for others and the leaders whilst at the clubs. Awards will be issued to pupils who have also excelled in the sport/ activity.

Tri-Athlon event- Wednesday 25th February 2015.

Around 25 pupils have been attending a Tri-athlon club at Woodfarm High. They have been training hard and have been getting fitter every week. Over the past 5 weeks they have been training towards a mini Tri-athlon event which will be held in Woodfarm High on Wednesday 25th February from 4-5pm. Medals will be given out to 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

Fencing Course at Eastwood High School

Scottish Fencing, working with East Renfrewshire Active Schools,  is providing an opportunity for pupils to experience the Olympic sport of Fencing. The new club is aimed at the P4-7 age group and will introduce pupils to the basics of fencing. To find out more, including information about booking, further information is available in this PDF: Fencing at Eastwood High

After School Clubs

After school Clubs

Our after school programme has started this week. The after school clubs within our school have had great numbers and we are pleased that so many children have signed up to enjoy something active. Mrs Baxter (the Active Schools Co-ordinator) has also organised many cluster clubs which have started this week. They are all held at Woodfarm High school. Primary 3 and P4 Table Tennis started on Monday with around 20 children attending. Tri-athlon club for P6 and P7 started on Wednesday. This club has proved to be very popular. Children will take part in a mini event at the end of the block. Volleyball for P6 and P7 started on Thursday and this is now in its 3rd term due to the huge demand for it. Well done to all our pupils for trying something new and signing up for the clubs. Mrs Baxter will issue awards to children at the end of the term for attendance and a special Coaches Award to selected pupils. Please remember to inform the school (or Mrs Baxter for the cluster clubs) if for any reason your child cannot attend a session as we take a register at each club.

Ski programme 2015

A reminder to all parents that the ski programme starts the week beginning Monday 26th January 2015. This is for 5 weeks and your child will have received a confirmation letter and consent form to say they have a place and what night to attend ( Monday, Tuesday or Thursday).  Please remember we need the consent forms back before the sessions start. Payment is made on the night you attend to the Glasgow Ski Centre, Bellahouston. We hope everyone has a great time and enjoys learning and developing their ski skills.

After School Clubs Application Letter

An application form for after-school clubs running from January to March 2015 has been sent out to all children from P2 to P7. Click here to download the form. 

The form has a list of all after school clubs we are running this term. Please note days and times clubs are on and encourage your child to participate or try something new. The deadline for the return of forms is Friday 12th December.

Please note that Mini-Kickers is open to girls and boys in P2 and P3.