Latest newsletter – Key dates for your diary.
The Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Education Scotland are giving free resources to all Primary One, Two and Three children during Scottish Book Week 21st to 25th November.
Primary One pupils and their parents are invited to the library at Barrhead Foundry on Tuesday 22nd November for a gifting session with library staff starting at 10.45am. All children will be given their book bag to take home.
Parents of children in P2 and P3 will have the opportunity to work with their children in school using items from their bags on the following dates:
Primary 2 – Tuesday 22nd November at 2pm. A short introduction to Read, Write, Count website and bags in Music Room with Mrs Fleming.
Classroom Session – Parents will explore a book from the P2 bag with their children. Parents and children will then work together on creative challenges linked to the story.
Parent’s guide with lots more ideas on how to support your child’s learning at home – a printed copy will be in your P2 Read, Write Count bag.
Primary 3 – Wednesday 23rd November at 2pm
A short introduction to Read, Write, Count website and bags in Music Room with Mrs Fleming. This will be followed by a vist to primary 3 . Parents will work with their children on a creative task linked to the book.
Parent’s guide with lots more ideas on how to support your child’s learning at home – a printed copy will be in your P3 Read, Write Count bag.
You can follow @ReadWriteCount on Twitter for useful hints and tip for parents. There is also a useful website at http://www.readwritecount.scot
Some upper school classes will also have the opportunity to visit the Foundry during Scottish Book Week to encourage them to take part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.
Primary 6 are visiting the Foundry for a workshop with Amanda Robb from the local history and heritage service to learn about what Barrhead was like in Victorian Times. If you are interested about Barrhead’s history visit Portal to the Past .
Our Primary 7 pupils thoroughly enjoyed their first taster day at Barrhead High. They had a full day’s timetable to follow and also took part in a range of lunchtime activity clubs.
At our harvest assembly we were joined by Agnes and Stanley from the Barrhead Foodbank. They want to pass on their thanks to everyone in Carlibar who donated to our harvest appeal, they were overwhelmed by our generous donation. The total weight of donated food was 312.6kg .
Your kindness will help to support local families.
Thank you so much.
All children had a flyer sent home with the details of changes for this week.
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.
The survey will run from 17 June to the 8 July 2016. Please complete the survey using the link below.
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.
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.