Green Flag

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.

ParentPay – Parent/Carer survey

The survey will run from 17 June to the 8 July 2016. Please complete the  survey using the link below.

Thank you.


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.

Head Teacher Appointment

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.

Great News

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.


Green Flag

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.

Royal Horticultural Society School Garden Awards

bird feederscomposting wormsAll 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 evidenceWP_20160521_010

minibeast hotel completedreduce reuse recycleWP_20160513_001

Looking for something to do on Sunday?

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 or contact Kristy MacIntosh at Barrhead Foundry.

ERA – East Renfrewshire ASN Parents Action Group.

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


Twitter       @group_era

Help needed in the garden

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!!!



Achievement Awards

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 Transitions

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.

Diary Date – School Closure June 2016

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.


School meals change

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

Choice of

American hotdog with relish


Italian peperoni pizza / cheese and tomato pizza or wedges


Scottish jacket potato filled with beans and cheese

American cookie


Developing the Young Workforce – Employability Skills

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

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.

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