Higher Geography Field Trip

geographyHigher Geography Field Trip to Glasgow giving pupils the opportunity to collect data for their assignment. We visited lots of sites including Dell Offices, Shopping Areas, The Merchant City and The New Gorbals completing a range of fieldwork techniques.

 

S1 DYW Day – Monday 19 September 2016

S1 Skills Development

dyw2dyw3 dyw4Do you like getting to know people?

  • What skills would you need to demonstrate to survive on a desert island?
  • What skills do you need to construct an oil rig?

The above questions were all part of the S1 DYW day for 2016. The day proved to be a major success with young people demonstrating a range of skills for work such as leadership, negotiation, communication and problem solving.

They continually reflected on their dyw-1achievements by using the skills for work poster which is available via the school website, homework diary (Pg. 19) as well as being accessible in all classrooms.

dyw6Want to find out more about how the day unfolded?

The Woodfarm HS twitter feed (https://twitter.com/WoodfarmHigh?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Eauthor) provides a brief story of the day. A video showcasing the day will also be made available soon which will provide an overview of the event.

Parent and Carers event Thursday 15th September 2016

InviteHosted by Woodfarm Parent Council – Thursday 15th September 2016

All parents/carers are invited to an informative event, which will be the first in a series of four to be held throughout the school year. It is hoped that these will give you a better understanding of some of the initiatives the school is undertaking to help your child succeed. The format of the evening will be as follows:

6.30pm – Parent Council AGM

7.00pm – Tea/coffee will be available

7.15pm – Head Teacher’s update followed by workshop

If you are unable to attend the AGM, please feel free to join us at 7pm for the remainder of the evening.

Head Teacher’s Update

Nicola MacGlashan will provide an update on recent successes, ongoing activities and upcoming events. This is a great way to find out first hand what’s happening in our school.

Workshop

skillsThis term’s workshop will be led by teaching staff involved in the Developing Young Workforce (DYW) initiative which is designed to ensure that Scotland’s young people acquire the skills and knowledge they need, so that they can reach their full potential in a job that is right for them. It will also help them develop skills for learning, life and work and support them in making better, informed choices as they progress through curriculum pathways.

It will be helpful if you can bring your mobile phones with you, as digital technologies will be used during the session to help illustrate the learning and teaching strategies used in the school. There will also be senior pupils available to provide support on using the technology and to explain how this supports their learning.

 

East Renfrewshire Instrumental Service

Music

In accordance with East Renfrewshire Instrumental Service, music lessons take place within Woodfarm High School each week.

 

Please find details of timetables for the first term on the Music Instrumental page. Attendance at Instrumental Lessons is a vital part of our young people’s skill development and the Music Department are keen to suppor out pupils in this.

The School Orchestra also rehearses each Friday lunch time in the Contemplation Room and we would be delighted to see both old and new members attending.

Please see your child’s music teacher with any comments or concerns on this service.

 

Skills for Work Poster

skillsWoodfarm High School has launched our new skills for work poster to be used in classrooms and diaries to help pupils to identify the skills for work which they are developing throughout their time at Woodfarm.  This is intended to support our young people in using the language of skills and to prepare themselves for applying for jobs and courses in the future.  Throughout learning experiences, pupils will refer to this poster to explain the ways in which they are enhancing their skills in employability, leadership, enterprise and working with others. 

 

 

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.

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