Category Archives: – Achievement

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.


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.

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.


West of Scotland MSP, Stewart Maxwell, recently visited Carlibar Primary School to present prizes to students who participated in a European-wide art competition.

Mr Maxwell nominated the school to represent Scotland in the competition and students submitted art work based on the theme of ‘my region, my future’.

The three talented competition winners were P6 pupils, Jack  (1st place), Chelsea Anne  (2nd place) and Chelsey  (3rd place). Each student won a luxury coloured pencil set and postcards of their winning art work.

The participation of all P6 students also meant that Carlibar Primary won a new digital camera, which was accepted on behalf of the school by Head Teacher Mrs MacIntyre.

Stewart Maxwell MSP said,

“Students were asked to create artwork illustrating their vision of Barrhead in the future. The winning submissions were presented at a display in Brussels and Scotland’s contribution was amongst the very best from the 8 participating nations.

“The completed artwork shows that students from Carlibar Primary are optimistic about Barrhead’s future – and having met with the hardworking P6 students I’m certain that we can be optimistic about the town’s future too.

“I’d like to congratulate Jack, Chelsea Anne and Chelsey on their well deserved prizes. The students of Carlibar should be very proud of their achievements and I was delighted to have the opportunity to nominate them for this European-wide competition.”

Primary 7 are in the news

Primary 7 have been taking part in the BBC’s School Report event today.  They created a range of news articles and video reports during the course of the day.  Some Primary 7 reporters visited the site of the new ASDA store and their photograph has appeared on the BBC website. Scroll down the live news feed until you get to 15.41 to see the Carlibar image.   Click here to visit the BBC school report site.

Ardentinny 2012

Stuck in the mud!
Learning to steer the canoe

Primary 7 children have just returned from a visit to Ardentinny Outdoor Education Centre, near Dunoon.  The children had a fantastic time and their behaviour was excellent – a real credit to Carlibar.  They enjoyed a range of activities including canoeing, rock climbing, gorge walking, orienteering, hill walking, seashore trail and a night walk  in the woods behind the centre.  They also took part in team challenges which helped them to develop skills such as negotiation,  making decisions, taking risks and working co-operatively.

The weather was good for the week with the exception of it being week one of the midge season!!!  Plenty of midge repellant cream was required and the midge hoods were well used by everyone throughout the week.

Orienteering - Developing map reading skills
Starting out on the hillwalk.