Safer Internet Day 9th February 2016

WHSsaferinternetday2016This is the S2 response to safer internet day following the assembly this morning.

Some pupils gave great advice  ‘Don’t talk to strangers online, know who you are talking to’.  ‘Be safe online, learn the skills to block someone if you need to’.  ‘Treat others online as you would want to be treated yourself’. ‘Online hate is wrong’.

SID2The day of positive action comes as the UK Safer Internet Centre launches a new report, Creating a Better Internet for All, that highlights young people’s experiences of online empowerment and online hate.

Schools across the UK will be using the UK Safer Internet Centre’s Education Packs and Safer Internet Day TV films to explore these issues, and later today the UK Safer Internet Centre will be taking a group of young people to Number 10 Downing Street before hosting an event at the BT Centre in London to hear young people’s perspectives.

Together we can help make the internet a place of kindness and respect!




ERC pupil consultation


The Education Department want to find out how good your school is and how it can improve the education it provides for pupils.  Your views are important to us.


ERC pupil consultation:   It opens on 5/2 and closes on 27/2/16.

Please read each statement and tick the answer that best describes what you think about your school.

What you tell us is private.  You should not share your answers with anyone.  We will talk to you if we are worried about your safety, and then pass on what you have said to someone who can help.

We may use this information for statistical purposes, but we will keep your answers private.

We always find what you tell us interesting and helpful.


Rag Bag Fundraising

Rag Bag 2With the Christmas holidays over, you may have had a good clear out!! Why not support the school by placing old clothes in the special ‘bin’ situated in the rear school car park. We are delighted to advise that the Rag Bag Collection Bin is proving to be a great hit for raising funds.

So far it has raised £425 and this money will be given back to the school to assist with meeting the needs of the pupils.

To check on totals and to  find out more on the scheme check out our dedicated page.

Please keep donating and help us to raise funds for the school. Rag Bag 1


Safer Internet Day 9th February 2016

SIDSafer Internet Day takes place next Tuesday.  Please take a few moments to consider how you can promote online safety for all our young people.

 There are many online resources available:    General National Resource.    Secondary school materials.   New Government site to raise awareness of child exploitation.



Register to vote

register to voteRegister to vote The lowering of the voting age in Scotland means if you are 16 by May 2016 you will be able to vote in the Scottish Parliament elections and Scottish local government elections. However unless you are registered, you will not be able to vote and we want to encourage as many young people as possible to get registered now. Registration will take no more than 5 minutes, you will require your National Insurance number. Go to

CSE the signs

National campaign shows how to spot signs of abuse.

The first TV campaign in the UK focused on child sexual exploitation launched today.

It comes as new research shows 93 per cent of parents have heard of child sexual exploitation, but almost a third (29 per cent) know little about it and over a third (36 per cent) believe it won’t affect their family.

A new TV advert and website – show how conversations online can potentially lead to a young person placing themselves in danger and highlight how to spot the warning signs.

In 2014-15 ChildLine in Scotland provided 635 counselling sessions to children and young people worried about child sexual exploitation with the NSPCC responding to 62 inquiries from adults in Scotland over the year.

Jill Cook, Service Manager at ParentLine Scotland, said: “I am delighted that ParentLine was been chosen to launch the CSE campaign. It is very important to raise greater awareness on the issues of child sexual exploitation and to equip parents and carers with better understanding and advice of the signs to look out for.

“The safety and wellbeing of young people is of paramount importance. For young people the internet is a place, not a thing, and just like when they are going out, parents would want to know where their child is going and with whom. I’d encourage any parent concerned that their child may be involved in sexual exploitation to call ParentLine for advice and support.”

East Renfrewshire Volunteer Programme

active schoolsEast Renfrewshire Culture and Leisure Limited are looking to recruit an enthusiastic group of sports volunteers, aged 16 or over, to assist in the delivery of their sport and physical activity programmes including multi-sport coaching (daytime, after school, evenings or weekends) and school holiday activities.  Our next recruitment evening will be held as follows:

Wednesday 3rd February 2016

St Ninian’s High School, Giffnock

6.00 – 7.00pm

If you think you have what it takes and can make a difference to the local sports community, we’d love to hear from you!  For more information or to book a place, please contact Barry Cook, Active Schools Team Leader on 0141 570 7330 or email


Careers Education Standard NPFS



January 2016 Update

The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been working with Skills Development Scotland as part of the programme of work underway in Developing the Young Workforce. They  are pleased to have produced some tailored information for parents, as part of their successful “in a nutshell” series, which covers the new Careers Education Standard launched at SLF 2015. This new nutshell will supply parents with basic information about the initial role of this programme in schools and signpost them to where they can get some more information if they need it.

The link to the nutshell on the NPFS website is

Curricular Choice Evening – for S2 & S4 Thursday 21 January 2016

Curricular Choice Evenings

Please refer to the details issued by letter from Mrs Craig, S2 and Mr Hillis, S4.

Curricular Choice Evening – Thursday 21 January 2016

Presentations Presenter Timing Venue
S4 Foundations of success (for parents and carers who have already signed up for this session) Brian Costello 1830 – 1930hrs Contemplation Area
S2 Mr J Stuart DHT 1900hrs Please note that subject teachers are available in the Street area for informal chats from 1830hrs as well as after the presentation. Assembly Hall
S4 Mrs P Mooney DHT 1940hrsPlease note that subject teachers are available in the Street area for informal chats from 1900hrs as well as after the presentation.

December 2015 Newsletter

decemberYou may now find our Woodfarm  Newsletter for December  2015 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.

School will re-open on Wednesday 6th January at the normal time of 8.45 am.

It remains only to wish you and your family a happy holiday and all the very best for the New Year.

Last day of term – Fun Day and Fundraising Events Tuesday 22nd December

Merry xmas bigPupils have the opportunity to participate in our ‘Fun Day’ organised by the PE department which is designed to raise money for our school fund.  This fund contributes to the cost of buses for sports or theatre trips and enables us to support a range of other experiences. Your child has been issued with a letter which outlines the activities on offer.

On Tuesday 22nd December, the school will close for pupils at 2.30 p.m.

School will re-open on Wednesday 6th January at the normal time of 8.45 am.

It remains only to wish you and your family a happy holiday and all the very best for the New Year.


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