St Bartholomews

November 17, 2019
by Mrs Bolland
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Week beginning 18th November

Last week was another very week in St Bartholomew’s. Our Parent Council and other volunteers are starting to organise our Christmas Fayre and have been in touch with local businesses to encourage donations. Thank you to those of you who have already donated toys, bottles and  toiletries, this is very much appreciated and as you know, the monies raised from the Christmas Fayre contributes towards school trips and keeping the price of these as low as possible. Could we please ask that as many parents and carers as possible contribute something to our Fayre, no matter how small, all donations are gratefully received. Thank you in advance everyone!

On Monday, it’s our first In service day, where all of our staff are involved in development activities, for the benefit of our pupils. Moderation activities take place in the morning and continued Seal training will take place in the afternoon in order to develop numeracy and raise attainment for all of our pupils.
On Tuesday, a number of staff are undertaking ‘Incredible years’ training in order to support both our pupils and their families.

On Wednesday, Claire from NHS dental team will visit us and support our pupils’ dental and oral health. I will be meeting with a National Improvement Framework  Stem group so that all pupils in North Lanarkshire benefit from the latest research and initiatives in this arena.
On Thursday, Sally Wilkinson will work with our Primary 5 children to deliver Kodaly- our boys and girls are making such wonderful progress. I will be attending a cluster meeting at St Ambrose High in order to discuss educational issues that affect all pupils within the cluster. Our cookery parental workshop with CLD will take place at 3.15pm today and I know that both parents and children thoroughly enjoyed their time together last week. Long may it continue! We welcome one of our parents to take part in Low Anxiety Management training to support one of our pupils.

On Friday, one of our partner agencies from NHS physiotherapy will visit us today in order to support one of our pupils in Primary 1. Our Education Psychologist will visit our nursery today to support our youngest children. P7 assembly will be rescheduled to another date – information will follow shortly.

Mrs Bolland

November 15, 2019
by Mrs MacIntyre
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THIS WEEK’S SUPERSTARS!

Primary 1 – Mila

Primary 1/2 – Aria

Primary 3 – Layla

Primary 4- Cara

Primary 5 – Lilliana

Primary 6a – Malinka

Primary 6b – Skye

Stem Awards: Emma & Marysa

Cool Class Cup: Primary 3

 

November 8, 2019
by Mrs MacIntyre
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THIS WEEK’S SUPERSTARS!

Primary 1 – Ava Rose

Primary 1/2 – Kacey

Primary 3 – Woody

Primary 4 – Jennifer

Primary 5 – Kaitlyn

Primary 6a – Ava

Primary 6b – Lewis

Primary 7 – Leah

Winning House: Drumpellier

 

November 3, 2019
by Mrs Bolland
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Week beginning 4th November

Again, we can see from the photographs above that St Bartholomew’s is full of talent…well done girls, from all of your friends at St Bart’s!

All Saints mass on Friday was lovely, especially as we gathered as a Parish community. A huge thank you to our parent helpers for walking with our boys and girls to the Church, it is much appreciated.

The week ahead has a focus on Developing the Young Workforce;

On Monday, Mrs Bolland and Mrs McLean will conduct pupil progress meetings today in order to keep up to date with individual pupils’ progress. We look forward to finding out how well our boys and girls are doing. Mrs MacIntyre will be attending a literacy coach meeting at Noble Primary in order to keep abreast of current initiatives. It’s the Developing the Young Workforce,  DYW, launch assembly and our Primary 5 pupils will be big contributors to this by way of introducing their experiences at Sky Academy, last month. Clare from the NHS dental team will pay us a visit today so that our pupils’ oral health is kept in good shape.

On Tuesday,our Primary 5 pupils take part in the Scottish Inventors Challenge.Representatives from the animal charity,  Dogs Trust, will visit a number of our pupils in order to provide an insight into the work within this industry. They will work with P3, P4 and P6a.Our  Primary 7 pupils will visit  the University West of Scotland. We are very lucky that Mrs McLean has forged such good relationships within this organisation and can provide our pupils with such a wonderful experience of University life.

On Wednesday, P6a will visit Terex, who are a heavy plant company in Coatbridge. It’s great to be able to provide the children with experiences of local businesses. Our P4 pupils will visit West Tarbrax Farm, near Shotts and will allow the children to experience the workings of a dairy farm- how exciting! Mrs Bolland and Mrs McLean will be visiting Noble Primary for a  numeracy meeting and  Clare Brogan from Strathclyde University will visit P1/2.

On Thursday, Hoots Owls will be  visiting Primary1-3. This company have been visiting our boys and girls for a few years now, as part of DYW, and the children always talk about their wonderful experiences for quite some time afterwards. We are all looking forward to welcoming the magnificent owls and of course, their handlers.Primary 6 will take part in the Scottish Inventors Challenge. Dr Ross Fairgrieve will  visit P7, this will allow for our senior pupils to gain an insight into the world of work in medicine. Thank you Dr Ross, you are most welcome.  Sally Wilkinson will be working with Primary 5 so that their musical talents improve. Thank you Sally.

On Friday, its the P4-7 Careers Fair! This is a fabulous opportunity for our pupils to find out about various careers in law, Police Scotland and many others. Thank you to all of the companies who have donated their time and efforts for the benefit of our pupils. This is very much appreciated. One of our Partner agencies, NHS Physiotherapy, will be visiting P1. Finally, we will host a Whole school DYW assembly as a very fitting end to this fabulous week of experiences and opportunities. We look forward to hearing about our pupils’ highlights!

Mrs Bolland

October 27, 2019
by Mrs Bolland
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Week beginning 28th October

 

Another wonderful personal achievement from a talented dancer at St Bart’s!
Very well done from all of your friends at St Bartholomew’s Primary…

A big thank you to our parents and carers who have been incredibly supportive of our new playground arrangements. Your support is very much appreciated.

Another huge thank you to our  Parent Council, who organised a fabulous Halloween disco for all of our pupils. Both the infant disco and middle/ upper school disco were very well attended, children behaved impeccably and everyone had fun. What a success!Check out our twitter page to see the children in action…Thank you to the parents who volunteered their time to come along and supervise the children, as always, this is is very much appreciated.
I attended the sacramental enrolment mass  on Sunday, alongside a number of our teaching staff and we were very impressed with the great turnover from our families. It was lovely to see our Faith Community gathered together.This commitment to developing the faith of our pupils is a wonderful early sign. Long may it continue. Fr O’Kane will be giving out cards next week so that he gets to know as many of our wonderful boys and girls as possible.

Thank you for the generosity of some of our parents and children who have made donations towards our sponsored walk. Could I respectfully ask that pupils continue to hand in donations to Mrs Dunn and Mrs Clare in our  school office. Thank you in advance for your support with this important matter as all donations make such a difference to keeping costs down so that school trips continue to be very affordable. All donations, however large or small are greatly appreciated.

The week ahead looks like this;

On Monday, Mrs McLean and I will be holding pupil progress meetings in order that we all share the most current information on each pupils’ progress. Our monthly Parent Council meeting will take place this evening at 6pm in the school staff room. As always, all are welcome.
On Tuesday, Ms Doyle will be attending a NLC writing course, and we look forward to hearing about current developments within this area.  We welcome Hazel Muir to our school today. Hazel is an  SVQ Assessor and will be visiting our nursery.

On Wednesday,  I will be meeting Ronnie Buick from NLC, who is leading the Windows upgrade, within our IT systems. I look forward to welcoming Ronnie and I know that he will be incredibly impressed by our fabulous pupils.

On Thursday, Ms Kinniburgh, our link Education Psychologist will be visiting us today. Ms Kinniburgh will be meeting with a number of parents in order to discuss pupils’ individual needs. Sally Wilkinson will  be working with our Primary 5 pupils today so that they experience the Kodaly music initiative. Have fun boys and girls!

On Friday, our whole school will attend mass at St Bartholomew’s Church in order to gather as a community to celebrate the feast of  All Saints. This is a  holiday of obligation. All parents/ carers and families are welcome to join us at 10am mass. We look forward to seeing you then. As always, we will hold our weekly assembly today. We look forward to meeting our new ‘Pupils of the week’.

Mrs Bolland

October 25, 2019
by Mrs MacIntyre
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THIS WEEK’S SUPERSTARS!

Primary 1 – Leah

Primary 1/2 – Eva-Lilly

Primary 3 – Brooke

Primary 4 – Paige

Primary 5 – Eve

Primary 6a – Maddison

Primary 6b – Cara

Primary 7 – Stephanie

STEM Award – Cody

Cool Class: Primary 6b

Winning House: Lochend

Karate After School Club award – Amy

October 20, 2019
by Mrs Bolland
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Week beginning 21st October

The photographs above, illustrate very talented young ladies who have won various awards for dance and one for donating to a very worthwhile charity. Well done girls, from all of your friends at St Bart’s.

I hope that that our entire school community have enjoyed a relaxing break over the week long October holiday and return relaxed and ready for work! Mark and Lucy Millar have again, supported our whole school excursion to the Pantomime. We will be visiting the SECC this year on Wednesday 18th December. We can’t wait…A huge thank you to Mark and Lucy for this very generous gift! Details will follow nearer the time.

Thank you in advance for supporting our new playground arrangements, these are necessary to support effective health and safety of our pupils and will contribute to a much more streamlined entry and exit to school.

The week ahead looks like this:

On Monday, The Fire Service will be visiting us at 11am and the visit is part of of our Developing the Young Workforce programme. We look forward to welcoming them to our wonderful school.

On Tuesday, the Book Fayre will be collected today. Thank you to everyone who bought books etc from this service and appreciate your contributions, some of which will help top up the school library.A huge thank you to our parent helpers who assisted children with their choices. Your support is very much appreciated.

On Wednesday, Mrs McLean will conduct a pre visit to West Tarbert farm so that our pupils can enjoy a a safe and enjoyable excursion there as part of our Developing the Young Workforce activities and opportunities.

On Thursday, I will be attending a Family Group meeting at St Edward’s Primary in Airdrie. I am especially looking forward to a ‘show round’ this fabulous new school, in addition to working with colleagues to improve outcomes for all of our pupils. Mrs Crielly will attend a ‘Developing Number’ course and we look for to hearing about new developments in this area. Primary 5 will be visited by Sally Wilkinson today as part of the fabulous Kodaly input that develops musicality in our pupils. Our annual Halloween disco takes place this evening. Please arrange for your child to buy tickets from the school office. A huge thank you to our Parent Council members who have organised this event- please phone the school office if you are able to volunteer a few hours of your time to supervise this event. School discos etc are reliant on parent helpers and lack of supervision could potentially result in cancellation. Thank you in advance for your support with this.

On Friday, we look forward to our weekly whole school assembly and in celebrating the achievements of our ‘Pupils of the week’.

Mrs Bolland

October 6, 2019
by Mrs Bolland
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Week beginning 7th October

Huge congratulations to our  ‘Pupil’s of the Week’ last week, who are featured in the previous post. Well done from all of your friends in St Bartholomew’s!

The week ahead looks like this;

On Monday, I will be visiting Primary 3 to share in their learning and very much look forward to enjoying the wonderful progress that some of our boys and girls are making.

On Tuesday, we will be visited by Mrs Kinniburgh, our link Education Psychologist who will be visiting our nursery and supporting our youngest pupils. The Book Fayre will be delivered today, in plenty time for our bi annual parents evening. The children will have opportunities to look through the books and decide on their favourite title, in the hope that they receive a reward for a successful report at parent interviews. Fingers crossed boys and girls! I will be visiting Mrs Wilson’s literacy support group this morning and look forward to sharing in the wonderful progress that some of our pupils are making. Mrs MacIntyre will attend a meeting with one of our partner agencies,  social work, in order to meet the needs of one of our pupil’s. I will also be visiting Ms Kirkland in Primary 6, in order to share in the wonderful learning that happens on a daily basis. I look forward to it.

On Wednesday, we are holding our monthly Pupil Voice meetings. Our senior pupils with responsibility for these various groups are very much looking forward to hosting their respective meetings. Ms Marsh will attend a NLC writing course today and we look forward to hearing about any new initiatives. I will be visiting Mrs MacLean this morning and look forward to joining in the children’s learning at one of our Read Write Inc groups.

On Thursday, we will be visited by Sally Wilkinson who will deliver another exciting instalment of  Kodaly. The children’s Musical talents are improving every week. I will be visiting our Primary 1 pupils today and will share in their learning experiences in writing. I know that I am in for a treat! Last but not least, we host our bi annual Parent’s Evening today. First appointments start at 3.15pm and go on until the evening. We look forward to welcoming you all, especially our Primary 1 parents who are new to St Bart’s. I always look forward to the happy, smiling faces of parents and carers after they have heard about the wonderful progress that their children are making.

On Friday, we hold our annual sponsored event, this will be a  walk around Drumpellier Loch. Monies raised from this event will be a big contributing factor to keeping costs down for school trips. Thank you in advance for your generous contributions. Mrs Crielly and Mrs MacFarlane will attend a NLC writing course today in order to maintain and increase attainment for our senior pupils. I will meet with one of our Continuous Improvement Officers, Mrs Woodward, today and look forward to welcoming her to St Bart’s.

Mrs Bolland

October 4, 2019
by Mrs MacIntyre
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THIS WEEK’S SUPERSTARS

Primary 1 – Lily

Primary 1/2 – Aaron

Primary 3 – Talia

Primary 4 – Enid

Primary 5 – Amy

Primary 6a – Connor

Primary 6b – Lucy

Primary 7 – Stuart

 

Cool Class: Primary 4

Winning House: Drumpellier

 

Sum Dog Contest Winners:

3rd Place: Primary 3

2nd Place: Primary 5

1st Place: Primary 4

September 30, 2019
by Mrs Bolland
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Week beginning 30th September

The photographs above illustrate the fabulous talent that we have in St Bart’s! These girls have all received trophies for their skill in dance. Well done from all of your friends at St Bartholomew’s.

Our Primary 7 pupils all had a fantastic time in Kilbowie last week and their families were delighted to see them again, although perhaps not so delighted to see the piles of washing!

The week ahead looks like this…

On Tuesday, it’s the start of ‘Math’s Week’, our boys and girls will be competing in Sumdog competitions, in addition to a number of other exciting activities.Ms Doyle will be attending a numeracy course and we look forward to hearing about new initiatives.Five of our  P6 pupils will visit St Francis Xavier Church this afternoon in order to celebrate mass, as part of Missio celebrations. We are fortunate to welcome a former pupil, who will undertake a placement in our nursery as work experience. Mrs McLean will be attending a criteria led selection course later on this afternoon in order to be an interview panel member.

On Wednesday, Mrs Carlin will be attending a literacy course this morning and look forward to hearing about the latest initiatives from North Lanarkshire Council. Our pupil voice groups meet again today and we look forward to hearing about the implementation of previously discussed great ideas. The Chairperson from each group discussed some fabulous ideas at our previous business meeting and we look forward to finding out how these ideas will be implemented. Well done boys and girls! All of our teaching staff will attend seal training, after school, at St Augustine’s Primary in order to receive the most current information on this numeracy initiative. I will be  visiting P1/2 this morning to share in the children’s learning in literacy. I am very much looking forward to it.

On Thursday, Sally Wilkinson will be visiting our Primary 5 pupils for another Kodaly input. I know that the children are super excited to learn new skills. We look forward to welcoming a representative from Speech and Language Therapy today, who will be working with one of our younger pupils. You are most welcome.  Mrs McLean will be further enhancing her skills in data management at a course today. This is a very important element of tracking and monitoring pupil progress and we very much  appreciate the most up to date information. As part of Math’s week, Mrs McLean has organised for the Problem Solving Company to visit our pupils again. The same company delivered an interesting and engaging input last year, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. I am confident that the children will feel the same again this year! I will be attending the CHAPS conference today and tomorrow and look forward to hearing from interesting and inspiring speakers. I will keep you up to date on my return.

On Friday, Ms McLaughlin and Ms Duffy will both be attending the latest course in  writing from NLC. We look forward to hearing about new initiatives for our Primary 2 and Primary 3 pupils.  Our nursery children and Primary 1 to Primary 4 pupils will receive fluoride treatment today- healthy teeth are so important. Sponsor forms  for our annual Sponsored Walk will be issued today – please look out for them in school bags. Any donations will be very gratefully received as they contribute towards the huge subsidy that school trips receive and we are keen to continue this tradition.Thank you in advance for your support, it is much appreciated.

Mrs Bolland

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