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Happy New Year

Welcome back to a new school term. We hope that you all had a
lovely Christmas break. What is your favourite Christmas memory?


This week our pupils have selected new golden time activities for
our four week block, and new to the selection of activities is
the Web Club. We will be learning how to make comments on our
blog and some of our older pupils will be learning to upload photos
to make online slideshows and embed the links into our blog.
Feel free to get involved in our online comments and posts – the
more the merrier!

Merry Christmas Everyone

Thanks to all the parents and families who came to be a part of our Christmas service. The pupils had been working hard to learn lots of songs, and preparing special performances with boom-whackers (P4/5) and ukuleles (P5-7). Our school brass band has reformed and made a debut performance in our assembly – we are looking forward to more performances in the future! We hope you enjoyed our assembly and that you have a relaxing Christmas holiday so that you can come back to school raring to go in 2015!

Christmas Assembly 2014 on PhotoPeach

Notice any changes?

As you may have noticed, our school website is currently undergoing a make-over! We are up-dating all sections of the website as another means of sharing our learning, news and events. Each class will have it’s own blog soon so check back with us in the new year to find out all about the latest goings at our school 🙂

Pupil Council in Action

Well done to our Pupil Council for organising 2 excellent charity events this term. We would like to thank pupils and families or supporting these events. We raised an amazing £206 for our Children in Need Appeal (including £62 for the Sponge the Teacher event).

Children In Need

Thanks to your kind generosity we were also able to prepare 43 shoeboxes for the Blythswood Shoe Box Appeal. Many thanks again for your amazing support for both these events.

Shoe boxes

Christmas Nativity

It’s been quite a busy week at West Barns and as many of you will know, our P1-3 pupils took to the stage to perform the nativity story. They had been working really hard to learn their lines over the last few weeks and all the hard-work certainly paid off, as I’m sure many of you will agree.

More photos to come but here’s one just for now.


Final P7 Dounans Photos

What a fantastic week our P7’s had at Dounans – a brilliant start to their transition to secondary school.

As promised, here are the final photos from our P7 camp in Dounans.

P7 Dounans Camp – Day 4 (Part 1) on PhotoPeach

P7 Dounans Camp – Day 4 (Part 2) on PhotoPeach

P7 Dounans Camp – Day 4 (Part 3 – Disco!) on PhotoPeach

Final Blog from Dounans – P7

Hello West Barns,

Sorry for the lack of blog post last night, we were just too excited about the disco!
Everyone had a brilliant final day and thoroughly enjoyed the discos – I’ve never seen
our P7’s ‘bust moves’ like that before! Hiking with Zak and Struan was great fun – just wait
until you see the natural face masks we made in the photos! Sean, Daniel, Mya & Lee were tracked
around camp by Mrs MacLeod as they took part in their final activities.

I will post final day photos at some point over the weekend. We are all packed up and
ready to come home. We are hoping to be back in West Barns around 1pm but we will keep
you informed should there be any changes.

Dounans – Over and Out!

P7 Dounans – Day 3

Hello West Barns!

Another glorious day at Dounans, we’ve all been busy and have taken part of tonnes more
activities. Plus, we’ve been joined by Mrs MacLeod who is looking forward to exploring
camp more in what is left of our week.

I will be chatting with our P7s this evening in our class time but for now here is an update.
Daniel and Sean have been out all day on a hike – they will be sleeping well tonight! Zak,
Struan, Mya, Lee have enjoyed another day full of different activities. Tomorrow I will be
joining Struan and Zak for their day excursion whilst Mrs MacLeod follows our other P7’s
around their activities. Disco tomorrow night so we’ll be in glad rags in the evening.

P7 Dounans Camp – Day 3 on PhotoPeach

P7 Dounans Camp – Day 2

Hello West Barns!

What a day we’ve all had. We’ve been so busy today, in our different groups
we’ve been involved in lots of activities – a half day hike, nightlife, archery,
raft-building pole climb, tree climb and orienteering.

No time for a group blogging session tonight as our pupils have their class time with
Richard Taylor, a youth worker from our cluster.

I have been sharing all of your messages with our pupils so keep them coming. When we
aren’t in our activities we are basically eating one of our four meals a day or
hanging out with new friends.

Another busy day to come tomorrow . . . . let’s hope for another good night’s sleep.

P7 Camp – Day 2 on PhotoPeach