Can you help?

Councillor Waters is co-ordinating aid to those who are held in refugee camps in Calais and is organising a convoy which leaves on Thursday 29 October.

Things which are much needed and in very short supply are:

  • small torches;
  • double AA batteries for torches;
  • tea lights;
  • jars and packets of ready to eat baby food.

The general list the Aid organisations are asking for include:

  • warm clothing for men and boys
  • waterproof clothing for men and boys
  • sturdy footwear for men, women and children (all sizes and all ages)
  • camping equipment in working order
  • basic toiletries (soap, toothbrushes, toothpaste etc)
  • transportable food (anything non-perishable, e.g. tinned food, rice etc).

The group will accept other types of clothing donations as they will always find a use for them. Councillor Waters’ group will collect items on Friday 23 October or earlier if this can be arranged.

Please send any donations into school with your child.

Eco Assembly

Our new Eco Team led the assembly today.  They revealed the new Eco Code to the whole school and announced the winners of the Eco Mascot Shared Family Learning  Challenge.  The ideas that families had were great.  The eco team will spend next week creating the new mascot Carlibug, using ideas from a number of different mascot entries.  Watch out for more Eco news coming soon.

Intergenerational Quiz @ Carlibar

This year’s Intergenerational Quiz was held at Carlibar Primary School.  Our Team of Primary 7 pupils and service users from the Kirkton Centre in Main Street were fantastic.

We came second in the competition which means that we are through to the finals in Largs in November.  The winning team were Uplawmoor Primary who beat us by only one point!

All members of the team worked so well together during the quiz rounds on logos, famous Scots and places in Scotland.

Ellie was the fastest by far hanging out the washing  with a marvellous technique with the pegs.  Cayden and Erin looked fantastic and their rock and roll dance moves were outstanding.

Well done to the whole team.

Parent/ teacher meetings October 2015

Parent Teacher appointment times have been sent home in school bags to all mainstream classes.  These take place on

Tuesday 6th October from 5.30pm until 8pm

and on  Wednesday 7th October from 3.15 until 5.45pm.

If you have not received your times via the schoolbag please phone the school office and they will let you know your time.  If you are unable to make your time for any reason we would appreciate it if you would let the office know.

Do you visit Rouken Glen Park?

Your feedback will help us to focus our efforts to improve your park.

Can you:

tell us what we do well;
how we can do better; and
help us shape the future of Rouken Glen.

Please take part in our survey:

This survey will close on Friday 30th October so please don’t delay. Have your say.

East Renfrewshire Council Parks Team

Zoo Lab Visit

Primaries 2 and 3 were treated to a visit from Zoo Lab earlier this week.  The children had the opportunity to learn about a range of animals and how they use their senses.  These hands on workshops were great fun for all of the children and gave them the opportunity to see and handle creatures that they may never have seen before.

Many thanks to Specsavers, Barrhead as they paid for two of the workshops for us.


Free installation of Microsoft Office available to staff and pupils

As part of the Education Department’s annual Microsoft agreement, staff and pupils can download and install 10 instances of Microsoft Office Pro Plus on personally owned devices. Please note that this includes 5 installs for desktop, laptop and netbook and 5 mobile installs for phones and tablets for each staff member and every pupil.

Disclaimer In order to qualify for this benefit, you must be an East Renfrewshire employee with a Glow account or a pupil attending an East Renfrewshire school. You must understand that you are entering into an agreement with Microsoft and not East Renfrewshire Council.

 To access the Office Pro Plus installation file please follow the steps below:

  1. Login to Glow.
  2. Click the Office Pro Plus tile located on the Shared Launch Pad.
  3. The next window will display the Install button as well as links to other useful information.

There is also guidance available on Glow:

Author Visit

audienceauthordancing dogWe received a visit from Badger the Mystical Mutt along with his authors, Lyn McNicol and Laura Jackson. Children from P.1 to P.4 found out about Badger through a reading session and a dance from the main character! Badger got up to all sorts of mischief and the children had to help Laura keep him out of trouble. The visit was organised to introduce the children to the character as well as encourage them to keep reading…

We now have a set of Badger books for our library. Look out for them coming home when your child visits the fiction library with their class.


Volunteers Needed

The rain during the holidays has really helped our garden to grow – especially the weeds.

Do you have any spare time during the day?
We would love to have some help from parents to assist the pupils in improving the garden areas further. If you can help please contact the school office and ask to speak to Mrs Fleming or leave your name/contact details.

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