St Bartholomews

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

September 22, 2019
by Mrs Bolland
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Week beginning 23rd September

The photograph above illustrates an example of hard work from the very talented boys and girls in Primary 3. What an artistic bunch, well done !

The week ahead looks like this…

On Monday , we say goodbye to our Primary 7 pupils, Mrs MacFarlane, Ms Kirkland and Ms McLaughlin, who leave for Kilbowie this morning. A huge thank you to all 3 members of staff who are sacrificing time away from their own families to ensure that our pupils experience all of the wonderful opportunities that Kilbowie provides.

Mrs McLean will be meeting a member of staff from St Conval’s in Glasgow in order to share our wonderful practice in numeracy and especially our methodical framework and planning format. You are most welcome!

Our Parent Council meeting will take place at 6pm in the Mark Millar Performing Arts Studio. This will be an informal meeting where parents, both familiar and unfamiliar with the school will have the opportunity to speak with current Parent Council members and find out first hand what a beneficial role this group contributes to the success of our school. Cakes, tea and coffee will be provided. We look forward to seeing you all then.

On Tuesday, Primary 1 to Primary 4 children will receive the very worthwhile fluoride treatment from our partners at the NHS dental team.  Oral health is extremely important and this particular treatment is a contributing factor to maintaining healthy teeth and gums.

On Wednesday, the fluoride treatment continues.A huge thank you to the NHS dental team for delivering this service. I will be visiting both  Primary 4 and then Primary 6a before lunch time in order to share in the wonderful learning experiences that occur on a daily basis. I am very much looking to my visits!  Primary 5  pupils will be out of school today, enjoying the wonderful experiences at Sky Academy Studios. This trip to Livingston will allow boys and girls to gain a better insight into the world of television and media. Over the past couple of years, our pupils have continued to thoroughly enjoy all the benefits that this experience provides. We look forward to hearing about it on their return.

On Thursday, Interim reports  will be sent to parents today. Please check School bags for these. Primary 5 children will enjoy another lesson from Sally Wilkinson, who will deliver another Kodaly input . Our boys and girls have already picked up some great skills and knowledge in music and will continue to do so. We all look forward to Jill Woodward, our Continuous Improvement Officer visiting us this afternoon and have great confidence that Mrs Woodward will be very impressed with the wonderful manners and welcome from our pupils.

We welcome our Primary 7 pupils and staff members back from their trip to Kilbowie at around 2pm. Parents and carers will be text with an estimated time of arrival in advance.

Friday is a holiday and pupils return on Tuesday. Have a great long weekend!

Mrs Bolland

 

September 15, 2019
by Mrs Bolland
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Week beginning 16th September

The photographs above illustrate two important points. The first photograph, illustrates an advert for a family fun day on Saturday 21st of September that the Millar foundation are supporting. Please come along and join in the fun! Our second photograph illustrates one of our younger pupils who has been presented with a very special award for his skills in football. Well done from all of your friends at St Bart’s.

This week ahead look like this,

On Monday, teaching staff will be meeting after school in order to work collegiately and discuss issue that are of benefit to all of our pupils. Accelerated reading assessments will also be carried today. This is such a wonderful scheme and has provided incredible impact to pupils’ reading attainment . Thank you for your support at home with follow up quizzes.

On Tuesday, Ms Kiernan will out of school today as she is attending SSERC training, in respect of STEM . We look forward to some wonderful ideas that come from this and make a positive impact impact on our pupils’ attainment. Ms Doyle will be attending a  training for sustainability course and agin, look forward to new ideas. Mrs MacIntyre will be attending a  nursery meeting in relation to the expansion team and 1140 hours initiative.

On Wednesday,  we look forward to welcoming a professional from the NHS hearing team to support one of our pupils.  Professionals from Speech and Language Therapy,SLT , will meet with myself today as St Bartholomew’s have an entitlement to provision as part of the Scottish Attainment Challenge. Mrs McLean, will attend a meeting for Numeracy coaches and agin, we look forward to hearing about current initiatives.

On Thursday, we will be joined by Alison from  SLT  who will be supporting specific pupils. Mrs Crielly  will be attending a course for the Pope Francis Faith Award,PFFA , and welcome support  with this wonderful opportunity for our senior pupils. Sally Wilkinson will visit our Primary 5 pupils today in order to deliver the Kodaly music approach. I will be attending a ACPHT meeting at Motherwell  diocese this afternoon and look forward to current advice and information in order to further enhance our wonderful Catholic ethos.

On Friday,  we very much look forward to a support visit from our Continuous Improvement Officer, Jill Woodward and we are confident that she will be impressed with the fabulous manners and behaviour from our wonderful boys and girls.

Mrs Bolland

 

September 13, 2019
by Mrs MacIntyre
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THIS WEEK’S SUPERSTARS!

Primary 1 – Nathan

Primary 1/2 – Sinead

Primary 3 – Connor

Primary 4 – Lucie

Primary 5 – Ellie

Primary 6a – Rhys

Primary 6b – Sophie

Primary 7 – Andrew

Winning House: Lochend

September 8, 2019
by Mrs Bolland
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Week beginning 9th September

Huge congratulations to all of our ‘Pupil’s of the week’- check out the previous post for details.

The week ahead looks like this:

On Monday,  we will be presenting a Kilbowie information  evening for all of our Primary 7 parents. This will provide a snap shot of the activities that the children will experience and general advice for their stay in Oban in a couple of weeks time. The meeting will take place at 6pm in the ‘Mark Millar Performing Art’s Studio’.We look forward to seeing you then.

On Tuesday, Mrs MacIntyre will be attending a meeting at The Reporters , in order to support one of our youngest children. Ms Doyle will attend literacy training today.

On Wednesday, Mrs McLean and I will be chairing a panel of interviews for a part time support position in St Bartholomew’s. We look forward to welcoming an addition to our team. Mrs Dunn will attend a  meeting in order to keep us up to date on the administration of government data through scotxed. We will be visited by two professionals from outside agencies , one from a hearing specialist and then a representative from Speech and Language Therapy in order to support the appropriate pupils. I will be attending a family group lead meeting in Motherwell this afternoon.

On Thursday, Mrs MacIntyre will be attending a meeting for the 2 year old admissions panel at Dunbeth Nursery.  I will be hosting a  family group meeting in St Bartholomew’s and look forward to welcoming our group of Head Teacher’s to our wonderful school. Sally Wilkinson , Kodaly music specialist, will visit Primary 5 today in order to teach a variety of music skills and knowledge. The children can’t wait!

On Friday, we welcome Mrs Kinniburgh,  Education Psychologist, who will be hosting a number of  multi agency meetings in order to support our pupils and their families.  As always, we look forward to our weekly assembly today and the announcements in respect of Pupil of the Week, Cool Class Cup and winning house.

Mrs Bolland

September 6, 2019
by Mrs MacIntyre
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THIS WEEK’S SUPERSTARS!

Primary 1 – Robbie

Primary 1/2 – Holly

Primary 3 – Zara

Primary 4 – Shannon

Primary 5 – Jayden

Primary 6a – David

Primary 6b – Jim

Primary 7 – Liam

Stem Award – Connor

Cool Class Cup: Primary 5

Winning House: Monklands

September 2, 2019
by Mrs Bolland
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Week beginning 2nd September

This pupil was delighted to show me her fabulous creation from STEM. What wonderful work- this girl could be an amazing architect in the making!

Last week , we announced our House captains from Primary 7, who will represent their respective houses to the very best of their abilities. We wish all 8 of them the best of luck. Please see the previous post for details.

The week ahead looks like this…

On Monday, I will be attending a meeting at the Civic Centre, as Family Group lead. This will inform the agenda for upcoming meetings in order that our groups work collaboratively for School Improvements. Staff will also meet together, after school as part of our collegiate time, again, so that we are all working together for the benefit of our pupils. A number of our staff will also attend ‘ Number Box’ training so that children in need of  support with numeracy are accommodated.

On Tuesday, Ms Doyle will be attending a meeting to support continuous professional development. I look forward to meeting a parent this afternoon in order to support one of our pupils.

On Wednesday,  we will have our first Pupil Voice session of the new school year. Our youngest pupils  will meet in the first instance with  Primary 7 helpers, who will include a Chairperson and secretary. Then, our juniors and seniors will meet with the same Chairperson and Secretary from the first groups. This has worked well in the past and we look forward to similar success. Ms McLaughlin will take part in a number talks training session today. I will meet with our AFA this morning in order to discuss school finances.

On Thursday,  I will attend a children’s hearing in order to support one of our pupils. We look forward to a visit from Sally Wilkinson, who is a Kodaly specialist. Our Primary 5 children thoroughly enjoyed these sessions, especially the wonderful performance that they presented at the end of the sessions. We will all very much look forward to seeing that!

On Friday,  we welcome MsRamsey, who will visit St Bart’s to support one of our younger pupils.  Mrs McLean  will be meeting a  parent in order to discuss numeracy interventions.

As always, we look forward to our weekly assembly and sharing in the success of our

‘ Pupils of the Week’, ‘ Cool Class cup’ and winning house.

Mrs Bolland

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