West Dunbartonshire Council Welcome to Aitkenbar Primary School

Talent Show 
Talent Show

Children in Need Talent Show
Our annual Talent Show will take place on Friday, November 16th in the hall at 1:10pm.  Tickets are on sale at the school office costing £2:00.  All proceeds will go to Children in Need.  All welcome!

 

 

 

 

Parent Council  
Parent Council

Parent Council Christmas Fair

The Christmas Fair is planned for Saturday, November 24th 10:00 - 12:00.  Entry is £1.50 for adults and 50p for children and tickets will be on sale in the school office from Monday, November 19th.  The Parent Council are looking for donations to various stalls - bottle stall, tombola, Christmas jars and home baking.  Please come along on the day and support your school.

Latest News 
Latest News

Click on the News Update to see the latest Aitkenbar News

 

   November 12th       

 (For previous news, see the Education News section below)

  • Click HERE for the latest newsletter  (Term 2)
  • Click HERE for advice on attendance and late-coming.​
Updated handbook 
Updated handbook

CLICK HERE to see the SCHOOL HANDBOOK.

Welcome to Aitkenbar 
Welcome to Aitkenbar

 

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Welcome to our school website.  We hope  you enjoy using the website and find it useful.  Please use the menus on the left to access the information you need.  A new presentation is added to the front page every week.  Click on the News Update open the presentation and see what the children are learning in class.  There is also a calendar of events and activities for the week as well as a whole school target.   Please check the website regularly as information will be added and refreshed regularly. 

If you cannot find the information you are looking for, or would like to suggest additional sections, please telephone the school office on 01389 773901, speak to a member of staff or email the school at the following address: SchoolOffice.Aitkenbar@west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Weekly News Presentations 
Weekly News Presentations

Weekly news bulletin.  Click on the date to see a presentation of photographs taken the previous week the calendar of events for the current week.

 CURRENT SESSION 2018-2019 

TERM 4: Nov 5 Oct 29 Oct 22 Oct 8 Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3 Aug 27 Aug 20

 

SESSION 2017 - 2018

TERM 4: June 18 June 11 June 4 May 28 May 21 May 14 May 7 Apr 30 Apr 23 Apr 16

TERM 3:  Mar 26 Mar 19 Mar 12 Mar 5 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 8

TERM 2:  Dec 18 Dec 11 Dec 4 Nov 27 Nov 20 Nov 13 Nov 6 Oct 30 Oct 23

TERM 1:   Oct 9 Oct 2 Sep 25  Sep 18 Sep 11 Sep 4  Aug 28 Aug 21
 

PREVIOUS SESSIONS

SESSION 2016 - 2017

TERM 4: June 19 June 12 June 5 May 29 May 22 May 15 May 8 May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17

TERM 3:Mar 27 Mar 20 Mar 13 Mar 6 Feb 27th Feb 20 Feb 13 Feb 6 Jan 30  Jan 23 Jan 16 Jan 9

TERM 2: Dec 19 Dec 12 Dec 5 Nov 28  Nov 21  Nov 14 Nov 7  Oct 31 Oct 24

TERM 1: Oct 10 (Part 1) Oct 10 (Part 2) Oct 3  Sep 26   Sep 19  Sep 12  Sep 5

 

Session 2015 - 2016
TERM 4   Jun 20th   Jun 13th Jun 6th   May 30th  May 23rd May 16th May 9th May 2nd April 25th  Apr 18th

TERM 3    Mar 28th  Mar 21st Mar 14th Mar 7th Feb 29th  Feb 22nd Feb 15th Feb 8th Feb 1st Jan 25th  Jan 18th  Jan 11th  Jan 4th   TERM 2 Dec 14th Dec 7th Nov 30th Nov 23rd Nov 16th Nov 9th Nov 2nd Oct 26th Oct 19th

Term 1  Sep 28th Sep 21st Sep 14th   Sep 7th  Aug 31st  Aug 24th 

 Session 2014 - 15
TERM 4   June 22nd June 8th June 1st  May 25th May 18th May 11th  May 5th Apr 27th Apr 20th

TERM 3 Mar 30th Mar 23rd Mar 16th Mar 9th Mar 2nd  Feb 23rd  Feb 16th  Feb 9th  Feb 2nd  Jan 26th Jan 19  Jan 12  Jan 5   TERM 2     Dec 15th Dec 8th Dec 1st Nov 24th  Nov17th Nov 10th  Nov3th   Oct 27th   Oct 20th
TERM 1   Sep 29th  Sep 22nd  Sep 15th  Sep 8th  Sep 1st  Aug 25

 

This section of the website is updated every Monday when the new bulletin is added.  

Bellsmyre Campus 
Bellsmyre Campus

A big THANK YOU to the hundreds of people who turned out to see the children make their way to the new Aitkenbar Primary School within the Bellsmyre Campus.  It was a very special day.  The new school is magnificent and we look forward to many happy years of learning. 

 

 

The Old School 
The Old School

This is the final photograph of the old school taken on Monday, June 27th, 2016

Closing Events 
Closing Events

Thank you to everyone who attended the closing concert and the open evening.  Both events were arranged to mark the closure of the original Aitkenbar building. 

Please click on the link below to view the closing film that was made by pupils and staff.

Aitkenbar Closing Film 2016 - YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h74DkclQxhA
 
 
Three green flags! 
Three green flags!

   Congratulations!

      

 Aitkenbar Primary School was awarded a third green flag in January 2015. Well done to all the children for such a wonderful achievement!

We are all learning Spanish! 
We are all learning Spanish!

This session all schools in West Dunbartonshire are teaching Spanish throughout the school.  Click on the links below to find out more.

         Parent Leaflet 1         

         Parent Leaflet 2  

 

Inspectors' Report 
Inspectors' Report

INSPECTION OF AITKENBAR

Aitkenbar's excellent Inspection Report was published on May 13th 2014.  Everyone associated with Aitkenbar is very proud of this achievement. Please click the link below to read the report. To add to the celebrations, an ice cream van visited the playground.  Visit the Photo Gallery in the Aitkenbar Action menu to see more photographs.   

Click                  Inspection radio interviews  can be heard in 'News and Events.'

Hallowe'en Disco 
Hallowe'en Disco
Information for New Primary 1 parents 
Information for New Primary 1 parents

 

Click here for information - PREPARING YOUR CHILD FOR SCHOOL

A YEAR IN PRIMARY 1

School Lunches 
School Lunches

Click on the picture to see what's for lunch each day.

PHOTOS BELOW 
PHOTOS BELOW

Click on the pictures below to see photo collections of events.

 

 

 

Fairyland Parade 
Fairyland Parade

Click on the picture to see P1, 2 and 3 at their parade.

TALENT SHOW 
TALENT SHOW

Click on Pudsey to see all the photos from the Talent Show

Fairy Tale Day 
Fairy Tale Day

Click on the picture to see photos of Fairy Tale Day 

Hallowe'en 2017 
Hallowe'en 2017

Click to see photos of the Hallowe'en Disco.

Please leave a comment 
Please leave a comment

PARENT SURVEY RESULTS 
PARENT SURVEY RESULTS

At the parents' meetings, parents are asked to complete a survey giving their views on various aspects of the school and also what they think of the new campus. 
The results are available here. 

MARCH 2017      
OCTOBER 2016

Parent Council Meeting 
Parent Council Meeting

The  Parent Council meets on Monday evenings at 7:00pm approximately every 6 weeks.  Watch this space for further details.

REMINDERS & ANNOUNCEMENTS 
REMINDERS & ANNOUNCEMENTS

The updated SCHOOL HANDBOOK has been added to the School Information section. 

Out of School Care 
Out of School Care

Please CLICK HERE for information about Bellsmyre Schools' Out Centre.

Maths guide for parents 
Maths guide for parents

Help your child understand the 'language' of maths.  Click this link for a glossary. 

http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/
parentzone/learninginscotland/
curriculumareas/mathematics/
glossary.asp

The Last Day 
The Last Day

CLICK HERE to see the photos taken on the final day at the old school.

Homework Survey Report 
Homework Survey Report

Please click here to read the outcome of last term's homework survey.

Reciprocal Teaching 
Reciprocal Teaching

Reciprocal teaching is a method we use in Aitkenbar to help raise attainment, not just in reading, but in other subjects as well.  Learn more about helping your child at home by clicking on this link.  Parent Guide to Reciprocal Teaching 

You can find out more about what your child is learning in class by visiting the 'Class Learning' menu on the left.

How to find Aitkenbar School 
How to find Aitkenbar School
Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow 
Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow