Woodfarm congratulations

Head boy and gir

1.Congratulations to Nathan E and Sara K on being appointed Head boy and Head girl.

Depute Head boy and girl

2.Congratulations to Mark M and Niamh M on being appointed Depute Head boy and girl.

Senior Prefect team

3.Our new senior prefect team is Nathan E, Sara K, Mark M, Niamh M, Owain T, Sohaib H, Saarah H, and Shannon M.

9A  National 5 Pupils

4.Congratulations to all our 5A Higher Candidates and 9A National 5 Candidates. Well done on your achievements

Celebrating Woodfarm High School exam success 2016

Woodfarm-rotatorPupils from East Renfrewshire Council (ERC) schools have achieved their best ever results in this year’s SQA exams.

The outstanding results were also achieved at the first sitting of the new Curriculum for Excellence Higher and Advanced Higher.

We are delighted to announce Woodfarm High School– the council’s most ethnically diverse school – has the distinction of recording our best ever performance across all the recognised exam results key indicators.

As thousands of children from across the authority area celebrate their achievements  ERC’s Director of Education, Mhairi Shaw, has welcomed the results and congratulated pupils, school staff and parents who have all worked together to achieve these results.

These achievements are a tribute to the hard work of pupils who have been exceptionally well supported by our staff and parents, all of whom have contributed to this impressive attainment I am particularly delighted that improvements at S4, S5 and S6 provide clear evidence that we have raised the bar for all and that we our delivering our vision of Everyone Attaining, Everyone Achieving through Excellent Experiences –well done to all!
Mhairi Shaw – Director of Education

Summer 2016 Newsletter

summerYou may now find our  Woodfarm Newsletter for Summer 2016 under “Brand New” at the right hand side of the page. It is packed full of information on what has been happening in the last term, pupil achievements and school news.

Woodfarm High School will close for pupils the summer break on Friday 24th June at 1.00pm.

It will re-open for pupils on Monday 15th August at 8.40 am.

Creative Industries Skills Event

FullSizeRenderOn Tuesday 17th May 2016 The Creative Arts faculty held a ‘Creative Industries Skills Event’ for all of S1. This was a fantastic opportunity for our students to gain an insight into the skills required for life, learning and work in the Creative Arts industry. Students worked in groups during the morning and were led by an adviser from industry.  Our advisers told pupils about their jobs, how they got there and what they needed to do to get to their job position. Students were given the opportunity to ask questions to each of our advisers and gain a wealth of experience and advice from them. We had an exciting and broad spectrum of advisers attend the event and feedback from S1 was very positive. Before the event, Miss Murdoch interviewed students about the skills required for their chosen jobs and this, with footage from the event, has been collated together by Mr Selbie and Mr MacGregor to form this fantastic video ( see below). Students also took part in an evaluation task during class time in which they created the ‘Tree of Knowledge’ – each leaf on the tree specifies a chosen job and the skills required and it can be found outside the drama/PE departments! S1 were a credit to the school during the day and our advisers had nothing but good comments for the event! Well done all!

School Meals Price Increase

school mealFrom August 2016 a small increase has been levied to our school meal provision for pupils.  This is the first increase for two years and this information is being shared with parents/ carers in preparation of return to school in August.

Primary school        Main Meal     £2.00

Secondary school    Main Meal     £2.20

Regards

Loraine

Loraine Lawrie

Quality Manager

Facilities Management (Education)

St John’s Campus

Commercial Road

Barrhead G78 IAJ

Reminder: Rag Bag Collection

Rag Bag 1The Parent Council  introduced the ‘Rag Bag’ recycling scheme as a regular way of fundraising for the school.

Now the summer holidays are almost here, why not get rid of all those old clothes  that are taking up valuable cupboard space!

Rag Bag 2The collection ‘bin’ has been placed in the car park at the rear of the school, making it easy and convenient for items to be deposited any day of the week/any time of the day.

To find out more place check out the parents council Fundraising page and the dedicated Rag Bag page.

P.E. Kits for Sale

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Buy your 2016/17 PE Kit from Schoolwear Made Easy and have it delivered straight to your door!

Competitively priced, saving you money and also helping fund activities for pupils at Woodfarm — Schoolwear Made Easy donates 5% of all sales back to the school!

School wear Made Easy

Ordering is easy via their website:www.schoolwearmadeeasy.com/

The Parents Council have produced a helpful leaflet which you can access here.

 

Making Sense of Equality during Ramadan

ramadanYear Group Assemblies – Making Sense of Equality during Ramadan

There will be four assemblies on the morning of Monday 20th June 2016.

S5/6  Period 3 Time 10.40-11.05am

S4      Period 3 Time 11.05-11.30am

S3 Period 4 Time 11.30-11.55am

S2 Period 4 Time 11.55am- 12.20pm

These assemblies will be led by Shoket Aksi, who is an Honorary Muslim Chaplain for the University of Glasgow and has worked with Woodfarm High School for a number of years.

The assemblies will be an opportunity for the school community to reflect on the nature of equality in society, in relation to our school values and in relation to the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Assemblies are designed so that all pupils and staff can participate ‘with integrity’ and ‘without compromise to their personal faith’, therefore, we do not anticipate the need for parents to withdraw their child from assembly. Scottish Government guidelines require us to remind parents that they have the right to do so, in which case, please contact J. Stuart DHT.

Classes at all other times will run as normal.

 

Developing Emotional Intelligence

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FV3On Friday our learners enjoyed a trip to Jackton Police recruitment centre in partnership with Eagles Wings and Police Scotland to attend a workshop on enhancing emotional intelligence. Pupils took part in a variety of active learning tasks which helped them to develop their skills of self management and resilience for learning, life and work.  They were also given the opportunity to meet with police officer Fiona and to ask questions about careers with the police.  This excellent training was offered by Eagles Wings – a professional development service which provides quality coaching to adults on soft skills and leadership

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