Scottish Youth Parliament Elections 2017 

UNCRC Article 12: Every child has the right to express their views, feelings and wishes in all matters affecting them, and to have their views considered and taken seriously.

Massive congratulations to Katie L (S4), who was elected MSYP for Eastwood on March 17th. She will now represent the views of Woodfarm pupils and all young people across East Renfrewshire in the Scottish Youth Parliament.

Pupils from all year groups had the opportunity to exercise their democratic right to vote through Social Subjects and Modern Languages classes, helping to set a record turnout of 2096 in the constituency and developing pupils’ awareness of political issues.

Congratulations also to Kelsey M (S5), who stood in the election and ran a strong campaign. Both Katie and Kelsey put huge amounts of effort into their campaigns and engaged our learners in important issues such as mental health services, safety of young people in the community and LGBT rights.

Well done Katie!

Modern Apprenticeship Week 2017

Last week, pupils visited City of Glasgow College, Royal Alexandra Hospital and GTG Recruitment to find out about STEM careers, NHS careers and Modern Apprenticeships (respectively). These events included stalls, work simulations, active tasks, tours and presentations.

Skills visits allow pupils to meet with employers and to find out exactly what they need to do to pursue certain career paths. Woodfarm was successful in ensuring that 98% of learners were in positive destinations (further education, training or the workplace) when they left school in 2016/17.

Through these visits, we seek to ensure that all of our young people are prepared with the knowledge, skills and abilities to achieve their desired career path.

 

Higher French and Spanish

The Higher French and Spanish students enjoyed the Languages Live Roadshow at the SECC on Friday afternoon and they were a credit to the school.

They tried German and Russian taster sessions, Chinese calligraphy, Tai Chi and talked to businesses and employers about language based careers.

 

EASTER SCHOOL CLASSES

Timetable for S4/5/6 issued on 2 March 2017 to pupils. All sessions are now available to be booked on line. Places are limited for all classes which means prompt registration and payment is essential.

Please see attached documents:

Letter:

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/Woodfarm/files/2017/03/PARENTAL-LETTER-2017-Easter-Revision.doc

Time table:

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/er/Woodfarm/files/2017/03/2017-finaltimetable.doc

 

S3 Assessments

S3 pupils will be involved in assessment opportunities from 18th April to 22nd May 2017. A few assessments will take place in the Assembly Hall to ensure pupils have some experience of an assessment environment in the hall. Other assessments will continue to take place in class.

Your child will be issued with a blank assessment timetable, these will be filled in with class teachers. Please ask your child to share his/her completed timetable with you so you can take a note of the assessments he/she is involved in.

Please see below for timetable:

s3-assessment-dates

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