Feb 242015
 

Untitled-1Untitled-2The Charity Committee is very excited to announce this year’s annual charity fundraiser for Woodfarm! After huge consideration on who we wanted to support this year, the committee has collectively decided to support Cosgrove Care – a small, local charity that specialises in providing personalised support and care services for children and adults who have learning disabilities, autistic spectrum disorders, and mental health issues living in and around Glasgow and East Renfrewshire. On Wednesday the 4th March we will be hosting Game of Shows – an evening of everybody’s favourite television game-shows. Fantastic entertainment from Anoushka N.(S4) and a short talk from a Cosgrove Care representative are also included in the evening (and a tuck-shop at the break to keep you going). We’re very excited about this event not only because of the good night we’ll all get out of it, but also because we’re supporting a charity which we believe in passionately and which deserves more recognition for the wonderful work they do.

Hoping to see you there,

The Charity Committee

(Oona M., Sandy F., Natalie M., Lois B., Martin W., Fiona B., Rosie K. and Safiyyah S.)

jennifer Sword

 

Article 24: Every child has the right to good quality health care.

 

Feb 242015
 

sports scotland

 

 

gold awardCongratulations to our PE Faculty (and its extended members)on receiving a Gold Award from Sportscotland. Another outstanding achievement for the staff and pupils of Woodfarm High School. This award highlights the extent to which we go to ensure that pupil participation and the pupil voice is at the heart of our school.

Well done.

Feb 202015
 

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: http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/teamwoodfarm

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

Feb 192015
 

syp elections

The Scottish Youth Parliament is the democratically elected voice of Scotland’s young people. Young people will be able to cast their vote to elect their local MSYP between Monday 2nd March 2015 and Friday 13th March 2015.

Euan W

We are delighted to announce that Euan W will be standing as the candidate for the Eastwood election. Euan is committed to ensuring young people are heard by the decision makers of Scotland and he is determined to campaign on the issues which matter most to Scotland’s youth.

Please vote for Euan by going online to elections.youngscot.org

You will need your Young Scot card. Remember to select Eastwood as your constituency.

  jennifer Sword

Article 12 You have the right to an opinion and for it to be listened to and taken seriously.

 

Feb 182015
 

Loserville 2  Loserville

Harlequin Presents  “Loserville”

Wed 25th – Sat 28th March 2015 at Eastwood Park Theatre

Book, Music & Lyrics by Elliot Davis and James Bourne

Originally produced on the West End stage by T C Beech

Many of Woodfarm High Schools pupils are involved. Please support.

Tickets from Box Office: 0141 577 4956 www.eastwoodparktheatre.co.uk/boxoffice

Harlequin Ticket Line: 07593 093028 www.harlequinyouth.co.uk

Feb 182015
 

teachersThe Donaldson report on teacher education recommended that an updated online site be created where teachers, in years 1-5, provide information to aspiring teachers.

Woodfarm High School are  delighted to tell you that Mrs. S.  McGeady and Mr. G Rushworth now appear on the site and you can visit it at;

http://www.teachinscotland.org/doihavewhatittakes/casestudies/index.asp

Well done to both.

Feb 172015
 

carers2Are you a parent/carer of a girl with Asperger’s? Would you like to meet up with others in the area doing the same?

We’d like to invite you to come along to our very informal session, to have a chat, relax and have a drink (a soft one on us, others as you wish!). In addition, Louise from the Local Area Coordination Team would like to chat with you during the evening and find out what you think is needed in the way of group supports/activities for your daughters..

 

At  The Osprey (Back Room)

Stewarton Rd , Newton Mearns

On

Thursday 26th February

7-8.30pm

We look forward to hearing from you! PLEASE CALL TO BOOK A PLACE

Please call the Carers’ Centre to book your place. If you need alternative support for the person you care for, help with transport or have any barriers that prevent you from attending, please do not hesitate to discuss with staff at the centre.

Tel: 0141 638 4888 or email: enquiries@eastrenfrewshirecarers.co.uk

The Gatehouse| Eastwood Park| Rouken Glen Rd| G46 6UG|

East Renfrewshire Carers Centre Scottish Charity No SCO33142

 

Feb 172015
 

carers 1Would you like the chance to meet up with other parents in East Renfrewshire doing the same?

Then please come along!

This evening is intended to give those caring for children and young people on the autistic spectrum an opportunity to meet with other parents, have time out, share valuable information, get connected and talk with people who understand. This informal event has been arranged in response to requests from parent carers for opportunities that will reduce isolation and provide peer support.

Wednesday 4th March 2015

7.00pm-8.30pm

The Orchard Park Hotel

Giffnock

Please call to book your place!

ease call the Carers’ Centre to book your place. If you need alternative support for the person you care for, help with transport or have any barriers that prevent you from attending, please do not hesitate to discuss with staff at the centre.

Tel: 0141 638 4888 or email: enquiries@eastrenfrewshirecarers.co.uk

The Gatehouse| Eastwood Park| Rouken Glen Rd| G46 6UG|

East Renfrewshire Carers Centre Scottish Charity No SCO33142

Feb 162015
 

The catering service has various vacancies within the Eastwood or Barrhead areas of East Renfrewshire council ranging from 7.5hours to 15 hours.

For anyone interested please phone 0141 577 3319 or email facilitiesmanagement@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk before Tuesday 24th February 2015.

Feb 132015
 

Woodfarm Choir – Wednesday lunch times at  12.40pm in the Music Department!

The music department are excited to announce they are in the planning stages to launch a school show next year. In preparation for this we are restarting the school choir and would be delighted to see both old and new members on Wednesday lunch times in the Music department. Please speak to Mrs Preston for more information.

Choir

Feb 042015
 

4x4Team DOC’S, represented by the junior team members competed at the Scottish regional finals of the Jaguar Land Rover 4X4 In Schools competition at Fife College on Thursday 29th January.

In the second year of competing the junior team (Joy M, Saboor R and Ross O) had to work together with senior members (Shaun G, Keir B and Euan W) to design and build a radio controlled 4-wheel-drive (4×4) vehicle in the demanding professional class. The final car had to meet a series of demanding specifications and be successfully driven across and through a range of obstacles and specific tasks. In addition the team had to deliver a presentation, undergo an engineering inspection and pass a pit lane inspection by judges from the Jaguar Land Rover group.

After a long day of challenges, assessments and the odd crash the team emerged victorious- receiving the overall best team award along with the best driving award- a great success for the junior team members. The win secures team DOC’S place at the National finals at Jaguar Land Rover’s Engineering Centre in Warwick on the 27th March 2015.

A special thanks to Mr Bell, George Munn (STEM ambassador) and sponsors BWSR and Davie and  McCulloch who made it all possible.

jennifer Sword

Article 29: Your eductaion should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

 

 

 

Feb 042015
 

Lab in LorryAll S1 and S2 Woodfarm High School pupils swapped their classroom for a lesson delivered from a lorry last week, when a mobile laboratory visited their school.

The ‘Lab in a Lorry’ visit, organised by the Institute of Physics, aims to encourage the next generation of scientists by providing 11-14 year olds with the opportunity to explore science through specially created interactive experiments.

The experiments on board the lorry involved creating cameras and understanding the properties of light, using sound waves to smash wine glasses, and generating electricity using renewable technology. The key concepts behind the experiments are illustrated with examples from everyday life and cutting-edge research.

The 44ft lorry, operated by the Institute of Physics and staffed by volunteer scientists and engineers, is fitted with three distinct lab areas where groups of up to six young people can take part in experiments.

Dr Simon Hadfield, Faculty Head of Science at Woodfarm High School, said: “It was wonderful to have Lab in a Lorry here this week. The experiments thoroughly complement our school’s science curriculum. It is great that the young people can engage with a national organisation like the Institute of Physics and meet volunteers from all sorts of scientific and technical backgrounds. It has also provided an insight for our S2 pupils into potential science careers at a time when they are making their curricular choices.”

jennifer SwordArticle 29 : Your education should help you use and develop your talents and abilities.

S1 pupil Aamina said: “The lorry was really, really good and we got to do different experiments that we can’t do in classrooms. It has made me more intrigued about science and physics and it’s something I would consider as a future career.”

 

Feb 032015
 

jennifer SwordUNCRC Article 3

All adults should do what is best for you. When adults make decisions, they should think about how their decisions will affect children.

 

The Parents’ Equality Review Group normally meets twice per session. Its focus is to promote equality whether in relation to gender, ethnicity, disability, religious belief, age or sexual orientation.

Any parent or guardian interested in promoting equality in any or all of these areas is encouraged to attend.

The next meeting of the Equality Review Group will take place on Thursday 12th February 2015  in the Conference Room, Woodfarm High School at 6.15 pm.

 This will be followed a 7.00 pm. by the full Parent Council meeting.

Agenda for Thursday 12th February 2015

Planning for Ramadan 2015
Curriculum planning – Equality Considerations
AOCB

Feb 022015
 

Rag Bag 1Rag Bag 2

Rag Bag Fundraising

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

The scheme is completely FREE, and the school is paid for every kg recycled. We can raise hundreds of pounds with every collection made!

How does it work?The 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.

We can accept the following items:

  • All men’s, ladies and children’s clothing
  • Paired shoes (tied together)
  • Handbags, bags, ties & belts
  • Household linen & towels

We cannot accept the following items:

  • Duvets both synthetic and feathered
  • Pillows & cushions
  • Carpets & rugs
  • Soiled or wet clothing
  • Uniforms & work wear
  • Shredded or mutilated textile material
  • extile off cuts, yarns or threaded material

 

 

In addition, the scheme increases awareness about textile recycling and by increasing recycling rates, we can help the environment by ensuring less material goes to landfill.