many thanks to all of the parents who attended the introductory meeting about our Primary 7 visit to Belmont. If anyone would like further information on the centre here is a link to the SOEC website.
A letter will be sent home asking if you would like a place for your child on this visit. Please return slips to school. Further information about using ParentPay to pay online for educational visits will be given when this is up and running.
The online school payment service is changing to ParentPay – a new online payment system.
The attached leaflet explains all of the changes and the dates by which ParentPay will be operational.
Carlibar Primary – work will start 21 October. All things going well the new online service is expected to be live for school meals only 23 October.
Harvest assembly will be led by Primary One classes on Thursday 13th October at 9.50am. Primary 4 are collecting donations for the Barrrhead Foodbank as part of our Harvest celebrations. Please send donations of tins and packets into school tomorrow or first thing on Thursday morning.
The next monthly Parent Support Meeting will be held on Friday 7th October at the museum on Barrhead Main Street, 9.30 to 11.30.
See below for more information:
Please click on the link below for information regarding the October Holiday Arts Week activities on offer in East Renfrewshire: http://ercultureandleisure.org/octoberarts
Please click on the link below to access information about the activities on offer throughout the October holiday.
This option of Brazilian chicken will replace (Option 1) chicken curry on both the P1-3 menu and the P4-P7 menu. All other main meal options will remain the same.
Soup of the day will be lentil and dessert option will be sponge cake with chocolate sprinkles.
The first Parent Equalities Forum of this session will take place on 15/9/16 in Mearns Castle High School from 7- 8pm. All parents are invited to attend.
Effect of the Restriction: TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
Name of Roads: C9 AURS ROAD, BARRHEAD-NEWTON MEARNS
Extents of Closure: CLOSED BETWEEN SPRINGFIELD ROAD, BARRHEAD AND ACCESS ROAD TO RYAT LINN RESERVOIR (DAMS TO DARLEY COUNTRY PARK), NEWTON MEARNS
Reason for the Restriction: TO FACILITATE ESSENTIAL UTILITY WORKS
Max Duration of Order: 43 DAYS – FROM TUESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2016 UNTIL TUESDAY 25th OCTOBER 2016 OR UNTIL COMPLETION OF THE WORKS IF SOONER
Classes of Vehicle Prohibited: ALL (EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES ATTENDING AN INCIDENT AND VEHICLES ASSOCIATED WITH THE WORKS)
Vehicular access to properties within the extents of the closure will be permitted by the contractor on site only when it is possible to do so in conjunction with the works going on at the time. Pedestrian access will be unaffected
Proposed changes to admissions policy and transfer arrangements for East Renfrewshire Schools.
Parental Consultation to be held in Carlibar 7pm on 21st September. All parents are welcome to attend and give their views
Due to the number of applications that have been received by Eco Schools Scotland, we will unfortunately not hear if we have been awarded our green flag before the holidays. We will keep you updated in the new session.
Thank you so much to everyone who supported our recent fundraiser. We have raised a fantastic £631.91 for the Beatson. the final total will be slightly higher than this as there was a sealed collecting can that was being used at the table selling wristbands and stickers. We will let you know when the Beatson tell us how much was in the tub. Mrs Macintyre collected the cheque from Primary 7 pupils on Thursday night. She was very touched by the generosity of the Carlibar community and she will give the cheque personally to the charity.
Our stalls also raised an additional £495 for the school fund. This money goes towards a wide range of items for the children. The school fund is also used to subsidise the cost of school visits for classes, special events throughout they year eg parties and prizes, awards and purchases for golden time activities, baking etc.
Thank you so much for all of your donations and support on the day.
We are hoping that we will feature in the Barrhead News as the photographer visited on the day.
or call: 0141 577 3367 for more information
Miss Siobhan McColgan has been appointed as the new Head Teacher of Carlibar Primary, Family Centre, CCC and PSADU.
She is currently Head Teacher of Thornliebank Primary School and will take up her new post here in Carlibar on the 11th August 2016. We are all looking forward to welcoming her to Carlibar.
We have been awarded our Level 3 award from the Royal Horticultural Society for the work that we have undertaken in our school garden. The eco committee visited all of the classes to let them know about our success.
Thank you so much to all of the parents and grandparents who have helped us in our garden.
Donations of plywood and roofing felt from Mr Danny Graham at Graham Roofing have allowed us to transform the tool store. We no longer have a leaking roof and rotten wood inside. Many thanks to BAM facilities management for undertaking the repairs.
We have also been successful in our bid for funding from the Food for Thought Grant. the money will be used to extend our areas for growing food crops in the school, CCC/PSADU and family centre as well as providing opportunities for children to learn cooking skills.
This project will start next year.
We have submitted our application for our first ever Eco Schools Green Flag. All of the children have worked incredibly hard on a range of projects linked to caring for the environment. many thanks to the parents, grandparents and members of the commmunity who have helped us. The Bank of Scotland volunteers will be in school next week to help us prepare our allotment area.
All of our classes in the school, fmaily centre, CCC and PSADU have been working really hard out in the garden now that the weather has improved. We have been working on preparing the area that is going to become our allotment. We have now applied for our level 3 award. We focussed on:
- Creating habitats for wildlife, planting a range of plants to encourage butterflies and bees into the garden. We have created a minibeast corner in the garden, painted a beehive for the Waterworks community garden. put up bird feeders, nesting boxes and a butterfly feeding station.
- Learning about composting and recycling. the nursery have a wormery, they put the waste from their snacks into it and they make compost for their plants.
- Starting to prepare our new allotment area. Planting more fruit and vegetables in school and outside.
Have a loook at some of our work.
Carlibar RHS level 3 evidence
If you have an hour to spare please pop into school. We are always keen to have some helpers in our garden. We currently need help to paint wood and also to dig/ turn over the soil to create new raised beds.
This event was cancelled a few weeks ago due to the terrible weather. Primary 3 will visit Cowan Park for this Active Schools Event on Friday 20th March.
The SSPCA will be visitng Carlibar on Monday 16th of May. They will give a talk to primaries one to three and will undertake classroom based workshops with primaries 4 to 7. The children will learn about protecting animals and the work of the SSPCA through a range of activities.
Local parents have set up a group for additional support needs families within East Renfrewshire who have children aged between 0 and 25 and their siblings and other family members. They set up social groups and events for children and their families.the group aim to help families be more included in the local community by providing activities for all.
Contact them by
Joining their facebook group Search for East Ren ASN parents action group
Can you spare some time to help us develop our gardens?
The children are busy growing plants to put outside once all risk of frost has gone.
Can you help us to prepare the ground/ general tidy up? Any time you can spare will be greatly appreciated. Pop into the office on Friday 6th May or Monday 9th May any time between 9am and 10.30 or 11 – 12.30 or 1.30 until 3pm. If you do have your own digging fork or spade and want to bring it along please feel free to do this.
No experience needed just old footwear that you don’t mind getting dirty.
We have a small supply of adult sized tools in school. If you do have your own digging fork or spade and want to bring it along please feel free to do this.
We will keep our fingers crossed for some sun!!!
Primary 7 children who attended Belmont in April 2016 have achieved their Young Star Silver National Navigation Award. More information on this award can be found at the NNAS site.
Well done Primary 7. You can set a map using a key feature that you can see, find locations using your map and can line up your map using a compass.
Primary 7 will be visiting Barrhead High on Friday 6th May. they will be there for the whole day to take part in a range of activities in maths, global citizenship and science. Children must report to Barrhead High at 8.40am. they will be dismissed at 2.40pm but will return to Carlibar for a normal dismissal at 3pm.
Primary 7 pupils have brought home a letter with more details.