It has been confirmed that Carlibar Primary will be used as a polling station for the elections on 22 May 2014 and 18 September 2014. The school will be closed to pupils on both of these dates.
Carlibar has been featured in this week’s Barrhead News.
There are some great photographs of our visit with the author Kristina Stephenson and the Glasgow Viking Re-enactment Society. A number of children’s writing and drawings also appeared in the Mother’s Day special feature.
Primary 7 have been taking part in the BBC’s School Report event today. They created a range of news articles and video reports during the course of the day. Some Primary 7 reporters visited the site of the new ASDA store and their photograph has appeared on the BBC website. Scroll down the live news feed until you get to 15.41 to see the Carlibar image. Click here to visit the BBC school report site.
Our Fundraising Pupil Group have organised another great day for the whole school. £1 donations were collected from staff and pupils wearing sports clothes to school. The fundraising group set up a range of activities in the gym and at the T-Wall for all children to take part in during the day. The total raised so far is £222.50. Thank you to everyone who made a donation.
Parent teacher meetings take place on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. If you have not had your appointment time please check your child’s school bag or contact the school office.
Some classes entered a competition to design a poster for a bedroom in the Athlete’s Village in Glasgow. Here are the winning designs that have been sent off to the organising team. These posters will be on display in some of the athletes’ rooms.
Primary 5/6 have some very unusual classroom guests about to arrive. They have been learning about life in Viking times. Check back soon for details of the Glasgow Vikings visit to Carlibar.
Here are some Viking links for you to try…
Horrible History game – Viking Explorer
National Museum of Scotland – Viking Training School
James Carter will be visiting Carlibar on Monday morning to share his poems with children in Primaries 3,4,5,6 and 7. Find out more about his poems on his website.
Pictures of the event will be posted asap.
Kristina Stephenson visited Carlibar as part of our special reading week this week. She entertained the children and adults alike with tales of Sir Charlie Stinky Socks. The Barrhead News sent a photographer along to the event.
For fun and games with Sir Charlie why not visit the author’s website
We have recently installed new, brightly coloured, recycled plastic picnic benches for our children. We are looking forward to some good weather so that children can make full use of these.
Primary 7 have started working on a new project. They are researching the history of the textile industry in the local area and they are investigating the science behind the production of fabrics and fibres and how these were dyed in the past and in modern times. They have visited the site of the Darnley bleachfield which is now part of the dams to Darnley Country Park and have visited Barrhead Library to view their historical collections online.
Primary 7 would like your help. Did you work in this industry or have any family members who did? Do you have any memories of the Levern Mill or photographs of its ruins. We are interested in any items connected to the history of the mills, printworks, dyeworks, bleachfields. If you have any information that you would be willing to share with us please e-mail
Put Primary 7 – Textile Info as the subject of your email.
If you have not already done so please return the slip to request a time to meet with the class teacher for an opportunity to talk about your child’s learning.
All Primary 5 and 6 children enjoyed a free clay workshop delivered by staff from the National Galleries of Scotland. They learned about a painting from the National Galleries collection and then created their own clay kings and queens. The standard of artwork produced is of a very high standard. The excellent behaviour and interest shown by our children during the workshops was also mentioned by the visiting staff.
The children and their work have featured in the Barrhead News and the Extra. We also recieved a letter from Jim Murphy, MP congratulating the school for taking part in this very worthwhile art experience. The leter will be put on display in the school along with photos of the children’s work.
The National Galleries of Scotland online collection can be found at
We have had another really successful science week at Carlibar. The children enjoyed a range of interactive workshops and activities throughout the week.
Generation Science, the outreach service from the Edinburgh Science Festival taught Primary 2 children about forces in the Ready, Teddy, Go workshop featuring two bears called Isaac and Newton.
Primaries 3, 4 and the bronze room learned about simple chemical reactions by taking part in Get Fizzy workshops. Primary 6 investigated chemical reactions and tested the PH of different solutions in the Fizz, Bang, Pop workshops..
Jon Davis from Think Science entertained the children in Primary 5 and Primary 7 with his sound and waves workshops and helped them to learn about how sound is produced. Primary 1 children loved finding out more about different types of weather including how clouds are formed and that lightning is an electrical charge.
Primary 6 released their brown trout into the River Levern during science week. Caroline from the Clyde River Foundation was very impressed with how well they had managed to control the water temperature in the tank over the past four weeks and the speed at which their fish had developed.
Have a look at the entries in our recent competition to celebrate Burns Day.
New House Mascots
House captains organised a competition to design a mascot for each house.