Click on the link below to view our January Newsletter.
Please click on the link for more information about the Dyslexia Parents Group.
Please click on the link below for information about the ERA Parents Support Meeting.
The next ERC parent equalities forum will take place on 19 January at 7pm in Mearns Castle HS.
Spare Time? Can you help us to develop a new allotment area to teach children about growing fruit and veg. If you are interested in helping develop this outdoor area please contact the school ofice on 577 4100 and ask for Mrs Fleming.
We are now on Twitter. You can find us via the following links:
As you may already be aware, the Education Committee approved the recent consultation on proposed new arrangements to school admissions, the transfer of pupils from primary to secondary school and placing requests.
School admissions, pupil transfers from primary to secondary and placing requests will be administered in line with the new arrangements from January 2017 and beyond. Any placing request applications for school places in academic session 2017-18 submitted before January 2017 will be accepted however, please note that they will be processed in line with the new policy; there will be no need for parents/carers to submit another application.
As part of the changes to our arrangements, an online facility is now available for the submission of placing requests; please find the link below:
Children turning 5 between 1 March 2016 and 28 February 2017 will be able to attend school in August 2016. To do so they must be registered. You must register your child at your catchment school.
Registration for primary schools in East Renfrewshire will take place from Monday 16 January until Friday 20 January between 1.45pm and 3.30pm.
Parents/carers must provide satisfactory documentary evidence of the age of their child and that their family live within the catchment area of the school. This evidence includes:
- the child’s birth certificate
- a recent child benefit statement. In the event that a child benefit statement is not available, a driving licence or a bank statement/utility bill showing transactions over the most recent 3 months and the applicant’s address may be accepted.
- the most recent council tax notice
- proof of ownership such as a mortgage statement or
- a signed and independently witnessed residency/tenant agreement for at least 1 year i.e. evidence that covers the entire calendar year from the date of application. If the agreement expires before this date, a further agreement will be required to be submitted at a later date before registration will be confirmed.
The list above is not exhaustive and the Council retains the right to ask for further information when proof of residency is not satisfied.
A HUGE thank you to everyone who helped contribute to the Christmas Fayre & coffee morning!
You managed to raise an amazing £1400 at the Fayre & nearly £600 at the coffee morning.
It was lovely to see so many of you come along to support us.
Please click on the link below for information about P1 admissions.
Latest newsletter – Key dates for your diary.
The Scottish Book Trust in partnership with Education Scotland are giving free resources to all Primary One, Two and Three children during Scottish Book Week 21st to 25th November.
Primary One pupils and their parents are invited to the library at Barrhead Foundry on Tuesday 22nd November for a gifting session with library staff starting at 10.45am. All children will be given their book bag to take home.
Parents of children in P2 and P3 will have the opportunity to work with their children in school using items from their bags on the following dates:
Primary 2 – Tuesday 22nd November at 2pm. A short introduction to Read, Write, Count website and bags in Music Room with Mrs Fleming.
Classroom Session – Parents will explore a book from the P2 bag with their children. Parents and children will then work together on creative challenges linked to the story.
Parent’s guide with lots more ideas on how to support your child’s learning at home – a printed copy will be in your P2 Read, Write Count bag.
Primary 3 – Wednesday 23rd November at 2pm
A short introduction to Read, Write, Count website and bags in Music Room with Mrs Fleming. This will be followed by a vist to primary 3 . Parents will work with their children on a creative task linked to the book.
Parent’s guide with lots more ideas on how to support your child’s learning at home – a printed copy will be in your P3 Read, Write Count bag.
You can follow @ReadWriteCount on Twitter for useful hints and tip for parents. There is also a useful website at http://www.readwritecount.scot
Some upper school classes will also have the opportunity to visit the Foundry during Scottish Book Week to encourage them to take part in the First Minister’s Reading Challenge.
Primary 6 are visiting the Foundry for a workshop with Amanda Robb from the local history and heritage service to learn about what Barrhead was like in Victorian Times. If you are interested about Barrhead’s history visit Portal to the Past .
Our Primary 7 pupils thoroughly enjoyed their first taster day at Barrhead High. They had a full day’s timetable to follow and also took part in a range of lunchtime activity clubs.
At our harvest assembly we were joined by Agnes and Stanley from the Barrhead Foodbank. They want to pass on their thanks to everyone in Carlibar who donated to our harvest appeal, they were overwhelmed by our generous donation. The total weight of donated food was 312.6kg .
Your kindness will help to support local families.
Thank you so much.
All children had a flyer sent home with the details of changes for this week.
many thanks to all of the parents who attended the introductory meeting about our Primary 7 visit to Belmont. If anyone would like further information on the centre here is a link to the SOEC website.
A letter will be sent home asking if you would like a place for your child on this visit. Please return slips to school. Further information about using ParentPay to pay online for educational visits will be given when this is up and running.
The online school payment service is changing to ParentPay – a new online payment system.
The attached leaflet explains all of the changes and the dates by which ParentPay will be operational.
Carlibar Primary – work will start 21 October. All things going well the new online service is expected to be live for school meals only 23 October.
Harvest assembly will be led by Primary One classes on Thursday 13th October at 9.50am. Primary 4 are collecting donations for the Barrrhead Foodbank as part of our Harvest celebrations. Please send donations of tins and packets into school tomorrow or first thing on Thursday morning.
The next monthly Parent Support Meeting will be held on Friday 7th October at the museum on Barrhead Main Street, 9.30 to 11.30.
See below for more information:
Please click on the link below for information regarding the October Holiday Arts Week activities on offer in East Renfrewshire: http://ercultureandleisure.org/octoberarts
Please click on the link below to access information about the activities on offer throughout the October holiday.
This option of Brazilian chicken will replace (Option 1) chicken curry on both the P1-3 menu and the P4-P7 menu. All other main meal options will remain the same.
Soup of the day will be lentil and dessert option will be sponge cake with chocolate sprinkles.
The first Parent Equalities Forum of this session will take place on 15/9/16 in Mearns Castle High School from 7- 8pm. All parents are invited to attend.
Effect of the Restriction: TEMPORARY ROAD CLOSURE
Name of Roads: C9 AURS ROAD, BARRHEAD-NEWTON MEARNS
Extents of Closure: CLOSED BETWEEN SPRINGFIELD ROAD, BARRHEAD AND ACCESS ROAD TO RYAT LINN RESERVOIR (DAMS TO DARLEY COUNTRY PARK), NEWTON MEARNS
Reason for the Restriction: TO FACILITATE ESSENTIAL UTILITY WORKS
Max Duration of Order: 43 DAYS – FROM TUESDAY 13th SEPTEMBER 2016 UNTIL TUESDAY 25th OCTOBER 2016 OR UNTIL COMPLETION OF THE WORKS IF SOONER
Classes of Vehicle Prohibited: ALL (EXCEPT EMERGENCY VEHICLES ATTENDING AN INCIDENT AND VEHICLES ASSOCIATED WITH THE WORKS)
Vehicular access to properties within the extents of the closure will be permitted by the contractor on site only when it is possible to do so in conjunction with the works going on at the time. Pedestrian access will be unaffected
Proposed changes to admissions policy and transfer arrangements for East Renfrewshire Schools.
Parental Consultation to be held in Carlibar 7pm on 21st September. All parents are welcome to attend and give their views