This year’s work experience dates for S4 will be 10 – 14 September. Our current S3 pupils should now be starting to look for possible placements.  Lessons will take place in PSHE to prepare the pupils for work experience and there will be a presentation on this at the S3 DYW Day on 25th April.

If they wish to be proactive and start looking for their own placement they should collect a self found placement form from Mrs Strain in the Pastoral Support Base. This is necessary for insurance purposes.


Are you available to come and work with the entrepreneurs of the future.

Our S3 pupils will be developing their entrepreneurial skills on Wednesday 25th April. They will be working in teams to manufacture a product and sell to various businesses.  We need volunteers to come and work with the young people as a business adviser.

The event will take place from 0830 am until 2.45 pm and lunch will be provided.If you feel you could help support this event please contact Lorraine Strain on StrainL@woodfarm.e-renfrew.sch.uk.



Woodfarm Parliament – Vote

The Woodfarm Parliament was established to encourage pupil voice and ensure pupils have an opportunity to participate in school decisions. The Parliament has agreed that the first Bill will be to decide whether we should continue to use Show My Homework or pupil diaries to record homework.

Please note we would have a Pupil Handbook with key dates, information and target setting etc. if partners vote for SMH.

You have the opportunity to vote. Please click on the link to vote.


Parent Partnership Meeting

The next Woodfarm High School Parent Partnership meeting is on Wednesday 7th March at 6:30pm in the School.

We will be discussing the Scottish Government’s new Education Bill which proposes giving head teachers more control over the management of their school.

 All parents & carers are welcome to come along & find out more.



Family Learning Evening Thursday 1st March 6-7:30pm (Doors 5:45pm)

Workshop Programme

Developing Literacy Skills – A practical demonstration of the Woodfarm Cluster Active Reading Strategy followed by the opportunity for you and your child to delve into a variety of texts.


Developing Numeracy Skills – An introduction to the Woodfarm Cluster Common Methodology followed by a pupil & parent/carer team treasure hunt.


Digital Safety – How to protect your young person on-line. Campus Police Officer Grant Traynor will help you to develop necessary skills to keep your young person safe on-line.


Digital Skills – How best to support your young person with their learning on-line. An opportunity to discover all the digital tools that GLOW has to offer, including O365 apps and cloud storage.


Preparing for the World of Work – A hands on demonstration of the World of Work website delivered by Woodfarm High’s World of Work Pupil Ambassadors.


Healthy Cooking – Practical advice and demonstration of how healthy eating can be made easy provided by STV Live at 5’s Hailey Thomson (Your Health Angel).


Mindfulness and the importance of physical and emotional wellbeing – An introduction to resilience and guidance on how to maintain good mental health delivered by Educational Psychologist Eddie McGee.


To book your workshop place(s) please log- on to  Parents Evening System https://woodfarm.parentseveningsystem.co.uk/ or complete the attached booking form and return to the School Office by Monday 26th February 2018.

S4 Parents’ Meeting – Tuesday 20th February 2018 4.00 – 6.30 pm

I would like to invite you to attend our Parents’ Meeting on Thursday 20th February 2018. The purpose of the meeting is to give you the opportunity to discuss your child’s progress with subject teachers. You should bring your child with you to the evening so that he or she is able to share in the discussion with class teachers.

 The school continues to use an online appointment booking system. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and you will receive an email confirming your appointments.

 Appointment booking will be available from 9.00 am on Thursday 8th February and will close at 9.00 am on Sunday 18th February. Should you wish to make any changes after this date please contact the school office.

 Appointments for the meeting are available between 4.00 and 6.30 pm. It is advisable to keep appointments 10 minutes apart.

 Please visit https://woodfarm.parentseveningsystem.co.uk to book your appointments. (A short guide on how to add appointments is included with this letter.) Login with the following information:

 The Main Contact’s details – i.e. the name of the parent/ carer who is listed as the ‘Main Contact’ in our records.

Student’s First Name    

Student’s Surname       

Student’s Date of Birth

 If you do not have access to the internet, please contact the school office. Office staff will be happy to add appointments on your behalf.

 During the evening, senior pupils will be present to assist you if required, and refreshments will be available in the street area should you have gaps between appointments. 

 There is a large car park at the rear of the school, which can be accessed through Crum Avenue (Please do not park in the residents’ parking in Crum Avenue itself).  Please ensure you sign in at the desk located at the front door on your arrival.

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