Read about what is going on in Carlibar Primary. The first newsletter of 2014 is available now.
All Primary and CCC children will be able to enjoy the Pantomime on Tuesday 17th December.
Some photos will be posted soon.
There are still a limited number of tickets for Thursday evening’s performance. These can be collected from the school office. Some tickets for Friday afternoon at 1.30pm are also available.
We understand that taking photographs at school events is an important part of capturing memories of significant events in your child’s life however we also have to ensure that all of our children are kept safe. As it is now so easy to distribute or post images of children online and digital cameras produce high quality images it is so important that when you attend any events in the school you take full account of the guidance below from East Renfrewshire Council.
The photographing of school pupils may, depending on the particular context, be subject to the Data Protection Act 1998 regarding the rights of individuals to have information of a personal nature treated in an appropriate manner and the Human Rights Act 1998, protecting the privacy of individuals and families. As well as these statutory provisions, restrictions on photography arise from issues of child protection and copyright in performances.
Photographs should not allow children’s identity or location to be discovered. This is particularly important in ensuring that children in vulnerable circumstances: who
are looked after, affected by child protection concerns or for other legal reasons, are safeguarded
The key points are
- We must seek permission from parents to allow photographs to be taken – this is done in August each year.
- Anyone taking photos at a school event must have a good reason for doing so – parent, guardian, family member or friend who is attending the event. Photos should be of their child and for personal use only. If photographs are taken that include other children these must not be posted online or shared with other people.
- No event involving musical productions may be recorded – this includes video recording, (even recording one song or short section of a show is not permitted) or audio recordings of songs.
A letter was sent home giving information about emergency closures of the school. Please make yourself aware of what will happen if the school ever has to be closed due to extreme weather conditions or for any other emergency.
East Renfrewshire’s new winter weather webpage can be found here.
East Renfrewshire’s Twitter Site gives current information on disruption due to bad weather and also school closures
Tickets for the Christmas show are available from the school office. Three tickets per family. Letters were sent home with more details.
Thursday 12th December – evening performance, children to be at school for 6.15pm
Friday 13th December – Afternoon performance doors open at 1.15pm for a 1.30pm start.
We would like to thank everyone for their tremendous generosity again this year. The activities that took place in the family centre and in school today has raised a total of £700 so far. This money will be split equally between two very worthwhile causes
Save the Children are working as part of a team of charities who are supporting the Disasters Emergency Committee Typhoon Haiyou appeal. They are trying to raise as much money as they can to support the victims of this natural disaster in the Philippines. Food, shelter and medicines are urgently needed in all of the affected areas. Children are going to be particularly affected, with so many having been swept away in floods, injured by collapse of buildings and separated from their families in the chaos. Thousands are expected to be left homeless.
Last Thursday Primary 5 had a visit from Go Motorsports. the children had a chance to learn about rally cars and actually sat inside a real rally car. They will be learning about different forms of transport this term.
Thank you for all of your donations. The collection cans have been collected by Poppy Scotland volunteers. We will let you know how much money was raised for this charity when we are sent our certificate.
Primary 7 had a visit from a nes reporter to help them with their BBC school report project. We are one of only three East Renfrewshire Primary schools taking part in this.
Visit the online map of schools taking part at http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/24398408
All of the children enjoyed their parties. They featured in the Barrrhead News. Did you see the photos?
Barrhead High are having a showcase event on Monday 25th November from 7pm to 8pm. They would like to invite all Primary 6 and Primary 7 children and their parents along to this event. You will be able to
- visit classrooms and see a short lesson
- meet staff and learn about new teaching methods
- find out more about the plans for the new Barrhead High building
- enjoy an exhibition of artwork produced by pupils
- meet representatives of the Parent Council
- chat to some of the current and former pupils.
This is a great opportunity to find out more about Barrhead High. If you are able to come along please return the yellow slip from the bottom of the invite to school asap. Please write the number of people that will be coming along.
The assembly team will be selling poppies in school on Friday 8th November and Monday 11th November. One poppy per child. Minimum donation of 20p. Collection cans are sealed so we can not give change. If you want your child to buy a poppy please give them your exact donation. All money raised will be sent to Poppy Scotland to support them in helping ex-servicemen, women and their families to overcome physical, emotional and financial difficulties
This year’s Halloween parties were a great success. The children all had a great time. The costumes were fantastic. Look out for the photographs in the Barrhead News.
Primary 5/6 have been learning all about where our food comes from. They enjoyed yesterday’s visit to East Kilbride and took part in a range of activities in the museum and had a tractor ride up to the farm . This visit really brought their learning to life.
All Primary 7 pupils will be going to Barrhead High on Friday the 1st November.
This is the first taster day. Children will be told their class groups when they get to the High School. These are initial groupings and are not the classes that children will be in when they go to Barhead High in June.
Mrs Fleming will be at the entrance to Barrhead High to ensure that all of the Carlibar pupils arrive safely in the morning. A letter will come out to all parents with final details on Monday. All children should bring their PE kit with them on Friday morning. The letter from Barrhead High issued before the October holidays gave further details and arrangements for lunch. Mr McPhilemy and Mrs Monteith will be at Barrhead High all day.
We need you
To decide who wins a £100,000 Grow Wild transformation. You can help one Scottish community by making some fantastic green ideas a reality. But only one site can get its hands on the £100k.
Visit this website to vote for Barrhead High’s waterworks project to improve the local community.
The total raised by the staff coffee morning and cake sale was an amazing £479.38.
Thank you all so much for your support of our charity events.