All pupils enjoyed a safe journey to Lockerbie. Bags have been unpacked, the sun has been shining and the first activities have successfully taken place. Everyone is having a great time!
Today our Primary 7s head off to Lockerbie Manor for a fun filled week . During their stay, they will have the opportunity to participate in a wide range of outdoor activities. We hope the sun shines for them while they are away and look forward to their safe return home so we can hear all about their adventure.
After our recent official visit, Carolside Primary has been awarded the Eco green flag. The whole school were involved in this fantastic achievement supported by our enthusiastic Eco Committee. Over the last few years the committee and school have been focusing on litter, biodiversity, waste minimisation and energy.
As a result of this hard work:
- our grounds are free from litter
- our Secret Garden is ready to use
- we regularly take part in the Rag Bag recycling scheme
- all our classrooms recycle paper and plastic, therefore reducing waste
- electricity usage is decreasing, using our checklists and appointing energy monitors
- The committee will continue to meet
- Election of new representatives will occur at the start of each session
- Litter will always be a focus and we will work on other areas as we progress
School awarded: Friday 5th June 2015
Cycle Friendly School Award
The Cycle Friendly School Award is designed to reward the parents, teachers and volunteers around Scotland committed to increasing cycling in schools. This nationally recognised award is designed to encourage cycling to become part of a school culture, providing benefits such as:
– improving children’s health
- improving the school and surrounding environment
- contributing towards Health Promoting School and Eco-School initiatives
- linking in with curriculum for excellence
Adult Cycle Training – http://www.cyclingscotland.org/our-projects/training-courses/cycle-training-for-adults
Essential Cycling Skills App – http://www.cyclingscotland.org/our-projects/training-cources/cycle-training-for-adults/essential-cycling-skills
We are delighted to inform you that our school has been awarded a sportscotland Gold School Sport Award for 2015-2017.
The Gold School Sport Award is recognition of our school’s achievements in putting quality physical education and school sport at the heart of a school’s planning, practice and ethos.
The Gold Award also highlights that our school has shown excellent practice across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in quality physical education, school sport and leadership and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.
Carolside Parent Council are looking for parent members to join the Parent Council for 2015/16. If you have children in the Nursery, P1, P5, P6 or P7 and would like to join and be a representative for your child’s year group, then we would love to have you – please get in touch via the e-mail – firstname.lastname@example.org.
Carolside Sports Club will be offering Basketball to Carolside children on a Sunday afternoon at Williamwood High School, from September onwards. Details of times etc will be available in August. Information will also be put on the Carolside Sports Club’s facebook page.
Please follow the link below to access further information on the Barrhead Babycafe.
Please follow the link below for further information.
Please note that Carolside’s Sports Day will take place tomorrow. Please ensure that children are sent to school with appropriate clothing due to the changeable weather conditions. If due to weather conditions the school finds it necessary to cancel the event, a text will be sent to the main contact tomorrow morning.
Recently Education Scotland visited Carolside Primary School to record the learning experiences provided by staff for our pupils in technologies. Some of our excellent practice was filmed and can be viewed through the Education Scotland Website. Please click below to watch the films.
Please click below to find information regarding our nursery pre-school Tie Ceremony.
Please find below the nursery newsletter for May.
Please note that the last Parent Equalities Forum of this session will take place on Thursday 14 May in Braidbar PS at 7pm.
Please follow the link below to access further information on the upcoming workshops.
Please find below information regarding our Nursery Induction and registration. Induction packs are available for collection from the school office from today. Letters have been sent to all those starting at Carolside Nursery Class next session. If you would like to be considered for a change in session or no longer require the space allocated, please put your request in writing to the school or authority by Monday 18 May 2015.
Having seen the recent news reports, we would like to raise money for the Nepal Earthquake Appeal by asking pupils to bring any 5 coins on Friday 8 May. Pupils should wear their Carolside uniforms on their top halves as normal but can wear something blue elsewhere – perhaps jeans, leggings, joggers, socks, trainers, ribbons or hairbands. This is to symbolise the colours of the Nepalese flag. We hope that everyone will support this worthwhile cause.
Please follow the link below to access more information on the upcoming Dyslexia meeting.
Please follow the link below to read about everything Eco in Carolside Primary School