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/
All children have their own personal GLOW log in and passwords. They use these in school and will be able to use them at home to access GLOW. When they log in they will be able to download free office applications that will support them in their learning out of school.
Please click on the link for more information about the Dyslexia Parents Group.
Primary 7 children would like to thank everyone for supporting their Bring and Buy sale today. Lots of toys, books and games were handed in during the week, the selection of cakes for sale was mouthwatering. They have made a fantastic £287.14 towards the cost of their leavers celebrations in June.
Our Junior Road Safety Officers met with Mrs Fleming and Greg Brown from the Roads Department. They discussed ways of improving the safety of children walking to and from school in the winter when it is much darker. The JRSOs are going to be planning an awareness raising campaign and setting up a notice board in the dining hall to highlight important safety messages.
The after school running and netball clubs for senior pupils have started on Mondays after school. It is great to see so many of our pupils show an interest in sport. Our website will be updated soon to give information about all of our clubs. This information will be on the Our Classes page.
For more information about the running club contact Mr Moffat.
For more information about netball contact Mrs Gray
Primary 7 children will be going to Barrhead High on Thursday 1st November for an 8.45am start. Mrs Fleming, Mrs MacKay and Mrs Sweeney will wait inside the main gates to the school building for them. This is the first of our transiton days. Primary 7 pupils will have a letter with further information in their bags on Monday 22nd October. Please return the consent form that will be with the letter. This will cover all transition visits for your P7 child.
Click here for more information on primary/ secondary transition.
Halloween parties take place on the afternoon of Wednesday the 31st of October. Children should bring their costume with them to school in the morning and will be able to change in school. Parents who wish to do so can collect their children at lunchtime to take them home and get changed.
All primary children and staff wore their choice of clothes on Thursday 11th October to raise funds towards our memorial bench for Jack. We raised £219
Primary 6 children visited Hampden Museum of Football and had a tour of the stadium as part of their learning about the Olympic games. Hampden is one of the venues for the 2012 Olympics. The children enjoyed
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.