Public Health Scotland: Measles


Now’s a good time to check your child is protected against measles


Cases of measles are on the rise. With the summer break just around the corner and the school term nearing an end, now is a good time to check if your child is fully vaccinated against measles.

We know that an infectious disease such as measles can spread easily in school-settings, especially for pupils transitioning from primary to secondary school in August, or moving school at any other time, when they’ll be mixing with lots of new young people.

The MMR vaccine is offered free by NHSScotland and is over 95% effective in protecting against measles. Measles can lead to serious and potentially life-threatening complications. This is why it’s important to check your child has had two doses of the MMR vaccine.

It’s also important that your child is vaccinated against measles before you go on holiday this summer as cases of measles in some other parts of the UK and abroad are higher than they are in Scotland.

They should have had doses when they were a baby and before they started primary school, but it’s never too late to catch up if they missed a dose. You can find out how to check your child is fully protected at:

Vaccine Confidence & Equity Team

Public Health Scotland

St. Barbara’s Primary School: P.1 Induction Visits


Penny the Panda    

Dear Parents/Carers and Children,

A very warm welcome to St. Barbara’s Primary School! We are looking forward to your child and your family joining our school community shortly.

The transition process from Early Years to Primary takes place over several months and will include visits to see the children in their Early Years setting.

There are two sessions in school for parents and children to attend. Both sessions will run from 9.30am – 10.30am with the children going to class for activities while parents/carers remain in the hall for salient information.

Tuesday 14th May 2024

This session will include curricular information and a visit from our uniform provider, Logoxpres.

You are very welcome to look at uniform items and sizes – however you are under no obligation to purchase uniform from our supplier – you can buy from any retailer of your choice.

Tuesday 21st May 2024

This session will include practical arrangements for the new term in August and a number of guest speakers who will tell you more about the school community and Parish.

You will have an opportunity to hear from the school cafeteria team and the children will have a packed lunch to take away afterwards.

St. Barbara’s Primary 6 Buddies will be on hand to meet with the children and to introduce themselves to you also.

Watch the Adventures of Penny the Panda!

Penny the Panda


Welcome to all of our new Primary 1 children and to all of your families!


Many of you have been using the story of ‘Everywhere Bear’ in your Early Years’ Centres. Everywhere Bear travels to lots of different places and has lots of tales to tell.

In St. Barbara’s we have Penny the Panda. 

Our Primary 7 Transition Ambassadors have created their very own stories and video clips with Penny and her friends to give you more information about the school.

There are six clips altogether.

To watch the clips you will need to login to the St. Barbara’s YouTube Channel:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  • Type YouTube
  • Type St. Barbara’s Teddy

Thank you!



Cluster K’NEX CHAMPS 2024!

Glasgow Science Festival 2024

Congratulations to Fraser and to Harris in Primary 6 who won the cluster K’NEX Challenge heat today.

They will now progress to the regional finals!

The winning go-kart design.


STEM Special


Many thanks to those who responded to our appeal for engineers to come to the school and speak with the children. We had a fantastic morning yesterday; the children thoroughly enjoyed listening to our four guest speakers.

Hopefully  they have inspired many engineers for the future!

Chemical Engineering: Mr Dungavell

Power Systems: Mr Ilomuanya

Network Rail: Mr O’Lone

Radar and Electronics: Mr Shaw


Many thanks to Mr Dungavell, Mr Ilomuanya, Mr O’Lone and Mr Shaw (whom you might recognize as a formal pupil).

Evan said that he loved playing with Lego in Primary 1 and that he knew even then that he wanted to be involved in this industry.



Adverse Weather

Dear Parent/Carer,

Further storms are forecast for tonight and tomorrow morning.

We plan to be open as normal.

If that changes, we will be in touch directly with you in the morning.

If you don’t hear from us, please assume that the school is open.

Kind Regards

St. Barbara’s

P.1 Enrolment: January 2024

St. Barbara’s Primary School

Enrolment 2024/2025


Children who attain the age of 5 years between 1 March 2024 and 28 February 2025 should be registered for education during the week commencing Monday 15 January 2024.

Each child’s birth certificate and proof of address in the form of the current council tax bill must be produced.

A Baptismal Certificate should be produced where applicable.

The dates and times for enrolment at St. Barbara’s are:

Monday 15th January: 11.00am – 12.15pm

Tuesday 16th January: 9.15am – 10.30am

Wednesday 17th January: 1.30pm – 2.30pm and 3.30pm – 5.00pm

NLC’s Club 365

NLC CLUB 365 – New Monkland Primary School & Nursery

Our Club 365 programme will operate at 12 venues across North Lanarkshire for six days over the Winter Holiday period, Wednesday 27th December to Friday 29th December (inclusive) & Wednesday 3rd January to Friday 5th January (inclusive).

Club 365 offers primary aged children the opportunity to take part in 2 hours of fun activity with lunch provided. The programme is a targeted initiative for children entitled to Free School Meals however all children are welcome to attend.

Full details of venue locations and further information on the programme are available on our web page : Winter Holidays 2023 | North Lanarkshire Council.

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