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.


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.

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