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.
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.
DOZENS of free events are taking place within the Barrhead Foundry to celebrate National Children’s Day on Sunday.
Free classes, fitness sessions and displays from community groups will all be part of the celebration on May 15.
All of the following sessions are free of charge:
- Bookbug Session 11.30am
- Come Try sessions – Fitness Studio
- 1.30pm-2pm Dramamusa
- 2pm-2.30pm Relax Kids
- 2.30pm-3pm Showcase
- 3pm-3.30pm Baby Sensory
- 3.30pm-4pm Cheer Poms
Local children’s author Lindsay Littleson will be in the children’s area of the library at 1pm reading from her novel ‘The Mixed up Summer of Lilly McLean’ which is suitable for children ages six and over.
Squash court A will be the home for a bouncy castle from 10am – 4pm, while court B will host ‘Messy Play’.
Free face painting will be available in the foyer, and a kids sewing session will run from 12pm-12:30 and 3pm-3:30pm.
Dr Bike with Pedalwise ER will run throughout the day outside (weather permitting) alongside a free Dr Bike; the experienced mechanics will perform a 20 point check, adjust what is needed and repair.
Baby and child CPR and choking sessions run from 12pm-12.30pm and 3.30pm-4pm
Information tables along the balcony area will include; Man and toddler playgroup, Scouts, Brownies, Greenback woodland play, Totnosh, Messy play, Learn to Sew, Cheer Pom class, Acting up (stage school), Pedalwise ER (Neilston Development Trust), ERA, Barrhead Baby Cafe, Showcase, Helen O’Grady, Relax Kids, Baby Sensory, Gillian Anderson Dance School, Boys Brigade, K.I.D.S club, childrens credit union and Rhythm Time.
Anyone who would like attend the event and promote their organisation, service or classes is asked to get in touch with Vicky at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Kristy MacIntosh at Barrhead Foundry.
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.
Primary 3 will be out of school on Tuesday 3rd May. They are taking part in the Road to Rio festival organised by Active Schools. Parents have been sent a letter with more details.
The school closes at 3pm on Friday 29th April and will reopen on Tuesday 3rd May at 9am. We are also being used as a polling station on Thursday 5th may so the school will be closed.
Congratulations to Lauren on her recent outstanding performance at Taekwondo. Have a look at her in action in this story from the Barrhead News.
Due to unforeseen circumstances we have to postpone the Spring Coffee Morning. We will reschedule this for some time next term. You will be kept informed of the date change by text.
The date of the European Union Referendum has now been decided as Thursday 23 June 2016.
Carlibar will be a polling station on this date and as such, it will be closed to staff and pupils. Any after school lets/ clubs will also be cancelled on Wednesday 22nd June and Thursday 23rd June.
We stop on the 24th June at 1pm for the Summer break.
Information from catering staff
On Thursday 25th February all children will have the same menu.
The following choices will be given to everyone, there are no other options on that day.
Soup of the day with crusty bread
American hotdog with relish
Italian peperoni pizza / cheese and tomato pizza or wedges
Scottish jacket potato filled with beans and cheese
Tempest photographers will be visiting the school on Tuesday 23rd February. This will be for a P1 and P7 class photo. Individual pupil photos will be taken this year, not family groups.
The National Parent Forum of Scotland has been working with Skills Development Scotland as part of the programme of work underway in Developing the Young Workforce. They have produced some tailored information for parents, part of their ‘ nutshell’ series.
This new nutshell will supplies parents with basic information about a wide range of subjects. They have recently produced information on Career Education. A copy of this leaflet will be available for collection at parent evenings this term.
The link to the nutshell on the NPFS website is http://www.npfs.org.uk/career-education-a-world-of-possibilities/
Children can wear tartan to school on this day if parents wish them to do so, this might be a small tartan accessory such as a ribbon or an item of tartan clothing, please do not buy anything new just for this day. It is not a dress as you please day.
The school meals service have a special Burns Day menu. Soup of the day will be Scotch Broth. The normal weekly options will still be available but hot choice 1 (sausages) will be replaced by a haggis stack (haggis, mashed turnip and potatoes), dessert will be Scottish shortbread and raspberries.
We will have a whole school assembly on the 25th. The focus will be on songs and poems of Scotland. Each class will recite a poem or sing a song.
Scottish Parliamentary elections take place every 5 years. The next election will be held on 5 May 2016 .The school will be used as a polling station so no child should attend school on that day.
Have fun with some of these snowy day activites for indoors and outside.
Primary 1 children will be visiting the Foundry with their teachers on Tuesday 12th January to borrow a book. The first session of the Family Book club will be on Thursday 14th January 2016 in the Foundry at 3.10pm until 3.50pm. Please come along with your child. More information can be found in this leaflet.
The public are being urged to keep safe over the festive season which traditionally sees a rise in the number of preventable house fires. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have compiled some simple measures that the public can take to keep themselves safe from fire throughout the holidays:
More information can be found here
Thank you to all of the parents, families and friends of Carlibar who attended this evening’s sell out performance. The children put on two fantastic shows which entertained us all. You should all be really proud of your children – we most certainly are. Special thanks to all of the staff who made this evening possible.
There are still a few tickets left for Friday’s performance at 10am. Pop into the office if you would like a ticket.
Raffle prizes will be kept in the office for winners who were not there tonight to collect their prizes. You will be contacted if you were a winner. Christmas hamper winners will be announced after tomorrow’s performance.
Please give us some feedback on the Bookbug Primary 1 packs that your child was given at the library when they visited recently.
All tickets for Thursday night’s performance have sold out. Some extra tickets will be sold from 2.30pm on Tuesday 15th for the Friday morning show.
Please tell us your views on the school meals service. There is one survey for parents and another one for you to do with your child.