May 202015

Summer is fast approaching….some are thinking of escaping this weather and booking a last minute holiday.  This is your opportunity to book, holiday shop and help raise money for Woodfarms World Challenge!  But it is not just  holidays….maybe planning a barbecue this weekend, retail therapy….?  There are over 2, 700 retailers in the Easy Fundraising site.  All you do is shop online through the site and it doesnt cost you a penny! See more below!

world ChallengeWe are a group of 18 students and 2 staff raising funds for our World Challenge Expedition to India in June 2016. The focus of our trip is a community project where we will be working with young people in a school or village to teach English, environmental projects or build facilities.   We will also be trekking in the Himalayas, visiting the Corbett Tiger Safari and the Taj Mahal. The cost of the trip is £2599 per person.

Each time you shop online with over 2,700 retailers, easyfundraising donate a little bit of what you spend to our expedition fund. It’s so simple and it doesn’t cost you a penny extra!  There are also lots of great offers available to you including discounts and free delivery.  Everything from your weekly shop to your summer holiday or your car insurance can earn us a donation. We do not see what you have purchased only the amount being donated by the retailer.  All you have to do is enter your retailers site via our easyfundraising page at:

Hopefully the more supporters we have and money raised, the greater the sustainable impact we will be able to make to our community project in India.

Thank you in advance for your help.

Woodfarm World Challenge Team

May 202015


NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde has launched a special interactive map so you can type in your postcode and see which A&E or Minor Injury Unit you are zoned to use in the new configuration of hospital services in Glasgow.


With the ongoing transfer of services to the new South Glasgow University Hospital and Royal Hospital for Sick Children from the Western and Victoria Infirmaries, old Southern General and the Royal Hospital for Sick Children at Yorkhill the public are now beginning to access hospitals in a different way. The new easy to use interactive map has been designed to help you quickly find out exactly which hospital you should use if you need to attend Accident and Emergency or one of the city’s five Minor Injuries units. The post-code map also enables parents to identify where they should take young children when in need of emergency or minor injury treatment. This new asset aims to ensure people use the full range of our acute services in the most effective way – Minor Injury Units are key to ensuring fast treatment for minor injuries and that Emergency Departments are better able to deal with the emergencies. Please visit to use the interactive map.

Woodfarm will have a permanent link  to this tool under useful websites on the right hand side of the page.

May 192015


In support of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2015 , Apprenticeships in Scotland have launched their Scottish Apprenticeships Online Magazine to help  school leavers with their next steps. The magazine features some of the largest employers in the UK, case studies of their apprentices, exam help, CV and Cover letter templates and Interview help, this magazine is a great career resource for your pupils and their parents.

As you know, this is a critical time for making sure  pupils secure a positive destination after school, and Apprenticeships in Scotland aim to make sure all pupils considering an apprenticeship are well informed.

You can view the magazine on their website by clicking here.

May 082015

french tripWe are leaving on Friday 19th June at 6.30 pm and will return to school on Wednesday 24th June at 3pm.

The French Trip pupils will be holding a Coffee Morning on Saturday 16th May from 10 – 12 noon.  Tickets are £2 per adult and £1 per child.  We are looking for donations for the following stalls:  Books/CD’s/DVD’s/Toys, Plants, Colour Stall (Red, white and blue), Tombola, Homebaking and a raffle.  Donations can be handed in to the school office.  Tickets can be bought at the door on the morning.

May 082015

The Glow development team has set up a wee on-going competition to design a logo that will periodically replace the “Glow” in “Glow powered by Office 365″ you see on the top LHS of each Glow O365 page. You may have noticed the poppy there during Remembrance Week and the competition follows on from a small trial for St Andrew’s Day for which the Glow logo was replaced by a pupils design from a similar competition.

Just to give you a quick update – S1U have won this month’s Glow “glogo” competition for World  Fair Trade Day and their logo will be shown on all sites across Scotland for the next month.



A tweet from Glow has also been sent out with the #glowscot informing everyone of this success:




May 072015

Well our Emily , Jonas and Kelsey part of Team UK have arrived in Berlin to take part in the J7 Summit.

J7 Summit J7



Tea, anybody? Zeynep, Stella, Matheus, Jonas, Emily and Kelsey from the Team UK introduce themselves.

42 young people, 7 countries, 1 mission.

The J7 Summit takes place from 6 to 14 May 2015 in Berlin. During the workshop phase of the Summit participants will receive ongoing input and support from experts on the various topics of the G7. In addition, there will be a well-balanced series of side events ensuring that participants have enough time to get to know each other as well as their surroundings. After the J7 Summit, too, the young participants will be kept informed of the impacts of their work, the outcomes of the G7 Summit in June 2015, and how the positions they have come up with will be fed into the process.

We will keep you updated with their progress.


May 072015

deliAn enterprising group of Woodfarm High pupils are learning on the lunch run, thanks to a partnership with Giffnock business Olive it Med.

The 12 S4 pupils have named their company Olive it Woodfarm and, for a small delivery charge, are collecting sandwiches and baguettes each week for hungry school staff.

According to teacher David Stevenson, Olive it Med owner Michael Reynolds was soon swayed to take part when the pupils approached him with their entrepreneurial idea.

Mr Stevenson told The Extra: “The pupils have used many cross curricular skills such as numeracy, literacy, business management, presentation skills and an awareness of design and food safety to turn the project into a success.
 “The company has now been up and running for five weeks with pupils using their financial skills to collect and bank money, as well as calculating their profit.

“It has been fantastic to see these pupils learning employability and business skills that they will use outside and beyond school.”

Maths teacher Sheila Marshall and PE teacher Stuart McCracken have also pitched in to help, with Mr McCracken encouraging pupils to write a reflective diary.  Kasim Jameel, a member of the Olive it Woodfarm team, commented: “I’m thoroughly enjoying the experience and feel I’m gaining invaluable life skills.”

It’s not all about profit, as the Woodfarm youngsters will donate a portion of their earnings to a chosen charity, setting the rest aside to plan a class activity — and a record of their successes will gain each team member a National 3 wellbeing award.
Full article available here.
May 072015

TransitionWe look forward to welcoming Primary 7 pupils and parents/carers to the P7 Information Evening at 7p.m. on Tuesday 19 May.

The Induction Days will take place on Monday 16 and Tuesday 17 June. All p7 pupils should wear school uniform and arrive at 8.40a.m.

Class lists will be displayed in the foyer and prefects will be on hand to direct pupils.

May 072015

workplaceAre you interested in shaping the workforce of the future?

Could you offer a work placement half a day or for one full day per week?

In line with the Wood Commission’s findings, we are looking to develop work placements for pupils who would benefit from building their employability skills.

We are looking to build partnerships with local firms to provide part-time work experience placements for pupils from S4-6.

If you are interested in offering a work placement, please contact Ms Douch or Mrs Strain on 0141 577 2600.

May 062015

Rag Bag 1With summer fast approaching, it is time to have a good clear out!! Why not support the school by placing old rags 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.

A second cheque for £61 was recently received and this money will be given back to the school to assist with meeting the needs of the pupils.

So, please keep donating your old ‘rags’ and help us to raise funds for the school (details of what can/cannot be placed in the bin can be found here).

May 012015


You may now find our  Woodfarm Newsletter for April 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.

May 012015

Dylexia Dyslexia Scotland Glasgow East Renfrewshire Branch

invite Parents, Pupils and Teachers to an


Supporting Dyslexia at Home



7.15pm-8.15pm Mearns Castle High School,

Newton Mearns G77 5GU

Email Address is

jennifer Sword

Article 3   All organisations concerned with  children should work towards what is best for you.

Apr 282015

Parent/Carer Homework Questionnaire

Woodfarm High School is presently reviewing its’ homework policy. We would be very grateful if parents and carers you would take 5 minutes to complete a short questionnaire survey which can be accessed here. The closing date for responses is Friday 8th of May.

Thank you for your assistance.