West Dunbartonshire Council Welcome to Aitkenbar Primary School

Enrolment of Primary 1 children for August 2018 
Enrolment of Primary 1 children for August 2018

Week beginning January 8th is enrolment week.  Please CLICK HERE for information.

 

 

Christmas at Aitkenbar 
Christmas at Aitkenbar

WELL DONE to all children and staff who staged a wonderful Christmas concert.

Our next event is the Christmas Carol Service in St Andrew's Church on Thursday 21st at 9:45.

Please come along and sing with the children - ALL WELCOME!

   Click HERE for the Christmas Update

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 date to 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

  • Click HERE for the latest newsletter  (Term 2 October - December)
  • Click HERE for advice on attendance and late-coming.
  •  Latest news and photos ~ December 11th      

Click on the Monday Welcome picture to see this week's bulletin  
Previous weeks can be seen by clicking the date in 'Education News' below.

 

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

      CURRENT SESSION 2017 - 2018

 

TERM 2:   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
 

 

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.'

Photo Gallery 
Photo Gallery

Please have a look at our photo albums.  They show a wide variety of learning activities which are provided for the children at Aitkenbar.  You will find the albums in the 'Aitkenbar Action' menu on the left hand side of this page.  New photos are added regularly so keep checking the site for new additions.

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.

Aitkenbar Achievers 
Aitkenbar Achievers

Click on the acorn to see photos of Term 1 Aitkenbar Achievers.

School Lunches 
School Lunches

Click on the picture to see the school lunch menu.

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 in the Cutty Sark Centre approximately every 6 weeks.   NEXT MEETING (AGM) - JAN 15th 2018  

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.

NEW ADDITIONS / REMINDERS 
NEW ADDITIONS / REMINDERS

  
 

A homework page for each class has been added to the Learning and Homework section. 

Please click the button in the menu on the left.

The updated handbook has been added to the 'School Information' menu

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