Category Archives: – Pupils

Seasons for Growth


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

Free Office Products for your child





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.


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.

After School Clubs

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 transition to Barrhead High

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

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.

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.