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Click on the News Update to see the latest Aitkenbar News

 

  May 3rd 2021   

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

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Welcome to Aitkenbar 
Welcome to Aitkenbar

 

Welcome to our school website. 

We hope you enjoy using the website and find it useful.  Please use the menus on above 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 2020 - 2021

TERM 3  Mar 22 Mar 29th April 19th April 26th

TERM 2  Oct 19 Oct 26 Nov 2 Nov 9 Nov 16 Nov 23rd Nov 30th Dec 7th

TERM 1  Oct 5 Sep 28   Sep 21  Sep 14   Sep 7 Aug 31 Aug 24 Aug 17 

 

PREVIOUS SESSIONS

SESSION 2019 - 2020

TERM 4 - School closed due to Cononavirus

TERM 3    Mar 16  Mar 9 Mar 2 Feb 24  Feb 3 Jan 27 Jan 20 Jan 13 Jan 6

TERM 2   Dec 16  Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 25 Nov 18 Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 28 Oct 21

TERM 1:   Oct 7 Sep 30 Sep 23 Sep 16 Sep 9 Sep 2 Aug 26

 

SESSION 2018-2019 

TERM 4:  June 24  June 17 June 10 June 3 May 27 May 20 May 13 May 6 Apr 29 Apr 22

TERM 3:   Mar 25  Mar 18 Mar 11 Mar 4 Feb 25 Feb 18 Feb 4 Jan 28 Jan 21 Jan 14 Jan 7

TERM 2: Dec 17 Dec 10 Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 19 Nov 12 Nov 5 Oct 29 Oct 22 

TERM 1: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
 

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


 

Old Aitkenbar 
Old Aitkenbar

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. 

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


 
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.'

Drop off / Pick up times 
Drop off / Pick up times

 The children are in three groups for drop off and collection. 

Please stick to the times you were allocated and follow the one way system.  Children who walk home without an adult will be dismissed from the front of the school. More information can be found here.

Lunch Menus 
Lunch Menus
PARENT COUNCIL 
PARENT COUNCIL

The Parent Council meets approximately every 6 weeks, depending on events planned.  Face to face meetings are currently postponed due to Covid 19.  We will be in touch when things are up and running again.

Twitter 
Twitter

Follow us on Twitter @aitkenbar

Homework Club 
Homework Club

Please click HERE for information about the after school homework club. 

 

 

 

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

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

Out of School Care 
Out of School Care

Contact for more details on 01389 730 552

 

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

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.

Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow 
Mighty Oaks from Little Acorns Grow