Burns Day – Monday 25th January 2016

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.

Primary 1 Family Reading Project – New for 2016

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


Fairytale Nativity and Alice in Pantoland

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.

Christmas Lunch

Christmas lunch is on the 14th December 2015.

Lentil soup

A choice of

Turkey and all of the trimmings


Festive pasta with roasted veg and garlic bread


Christmas sausages, beans and mashed potatoes


Children will get a small Christmas swirl ice cream and a small chocolate treat.


Your views are important to us


We need your views on

How you would like information shared with you

and also

Your thoughts about the online payment system for school meals

and payment for educational visits.

East Renfrewshire Education Service have set up an online survey and are keen to hear the views of as many parents and carers as possible. Link to the survey is shown below.


Please take 5 minutes to complete the survey as your views are really important. The survey closed on the 13th of November 2015.

 If you don’t have internet access you can get free access at the Foundry Library.


Parents, Pupils and Teachers are welcome to our OPEN MEETING

Tuesday 3rd November 2015

Dyslexia Scotland

Glasgow East Ren Branch


Mary Jane Bird

7.15pm-8.15pm Mearns Castle High School, Newton Mearns G77 5GU


Email Address is dyslexiascotland.er@gmail.com


Dyslexia Scotland 01786 446650


Helpline phone number: 0344 800 84 84


Dyslexia Scotland is a company registered by guarantee. Registered in Scotland No 153321 Charity No SC 000951



Convoy to Calais Donations


The ER Convoy to Calais has had magnificent support from the schools and nurseries in our communities. I’ve been amazed and made proud by the generosity of schools and parents

“The East Renfrewshire Convoy to Calais leaves this Thursday at 8pm from the car park of ER Council HQ in Eastwood Park, Giffnock. They are taking the largest single donation from anywhere in Scotland.  Schools and nurseries from all over East Renfrewshire responded with overwhelming generosity to the appeal.  All parents, children and staff are invited to be there for the send-off. The convoy organisers want to give the families who contributed the opportunity to see their donations leave, and to send the convoy off in style.



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