Spring Holiday Programme: April 2019

In partnership with the Education Department, ERCL will be offering a range of spring holiday activities for all children across East Renfrewshire. All children get the opportunity to participate in a number of sports and fun activities throughout their holidays. However, our priority remains the Holiday Hunger programmes at Barrhead High and Eastwood High Schools and a substantial amount of funding goes into this vital offering to provide a meal and activities free of charge to qualifying families.

If you are in receipt of council tax or housing benefits you may be able to get a FREE place on the holiday programme. The children will have a great experience and it is something fun and active for them to participate in over the holidays.

Code:         Week 1:        Monday 1st Apr – Friday 5th April

MAP 01         Multi-Activity Camp (5- 12yrs) – Barrhead High, 10.00am – 3.00pm

MSC 01         Multi-Sport Camp (5 – 12yrs) – Eastwood High, 10.00am – 3.00pm

Code:           Week 2:        Monday 8th Apr – Friday 12th April

MAP 02        Multi-Activity Camp (5- 12yrs) – Barrhead High, 10.00am – 3.00pm

A10              Athletics Camp (5 – 12yrs) – Eastwood High, 10.00am – 3.00pm

If you are interested in securing a FREE space for your son/daughter then you can book online at www.ercultureandleisure.org/activities or you can call 0141 577 3008.





Gary McGunnigle


Gary McGunnigle

Team Leader (Acting) – Active Schools

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Read, Write, Count Primary 2 and 3 bags

In November Primaries 2 and 3  received their read, write count bags. we invited parents to attend sessions with Mrs Craig,  Mrs Stevenson, their child and class teachers.



Please let us know what you thought by filling out the Parent survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PXCWGJ2

The prize draw for parents is a personal Read Write Count GOODIE BAG filled with books, games and activities for all the family to enjoy.

The deadline to complete this is Monday 4 March 2019.

Christmas Maths Challenge for Primary 6

The Deputy First Minister’s maths challenge will be coming home in schoolbags before the Christmas holidays. Look out for it.

Developed in partnership between the Scottish Government and The Scottish Mathematical Council.

Solutions and workings will be published at blogs.gov.scot/making-maths-count on 4 January 2019.

Parents and carers please check out Parentzone Scotland at www.education.gov.scot/parentzone and Parent Club www.parentclub.scot/ for more ways to enjoy numeracy and maths.

P4-7 Parent Workshops

This year we are offering parents the opportunity to attend a 6 week parent workshop with a range of topics based on supporting your children with their learning and informing you of current school approaches to help nurture positive learning attitudes. The first workshop will begin on Thursday 17th January between 3.15pm – 4.15pm. Whilst you attend the workshop, one of your children who is in P4-7, can attend 3 weeks of art activities followed by 3 weeks of sports activities.

The Parent workshop topics are as follows:

Week Topic


Home Routines (homework, reading, bed time routines etc)

Behaviour Management Strategies




Supporting Your Child’s Literacy/Numeracy


Nurturing Approaches


Growth Mindsets


Building the Learning Power


Lego© Based Therapy

The workshops will be relaxed and informal with time for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat with other parents. As we have limited places, if you would like to attend, please could you complete the permission slip on your child’s letter and return it to the school office by Friday 14th December to reserve your place

Seasons for Growth


Change and loss are issues that affect all of us at some stage in our lives. At Carlibar we recognise that when changes occur in families through death, separation, divorce and related circumstances, young people may benefit from learning how to manage these changes effectively.

We are therefore offering a very successful education program called Seasons for Growth. This program is facilitated in small groups and is based on research which highlights the importance of social support and the need the practise new skills to cope effectively with change and loss.

The program focuses on issues such as self-esteem, managing feelings, problem-solving, decision-making, effective communication and support networks. 

We will also be holding an information session on Monday 8th October from 11:00-12:00 to allow any parents and carers who want to find out more a chance to look at some of the resources which will be used and meet Mrs MacLean who will be running the weekly group for pupils.

Further information can be found at http://www.seasonsforgrowth.org.uk/

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