Poetry Competition at John Muir Campus

Today at assembly eight of our children recited their Scottish poems. They all did really well and everyone at assembly enjoyed listening to their poems.  We also had someone playing the ukulele.

P7 Quiz Success!

Eight teams from across the cluster competed in the Rotary Club Primary School Quiz on Wednesday 27th January.  Schools taking part included West Barns, Innerwick, East Linton, Belhaven Hill and Dunbar Primary.

We entered two teams and finished in 1st and 2nd place after a tough tie break round!

Team 1

Team 1

Team 2

Team 2

The winning team will now move forward to compete in the regional final against school pupils from across East Lothian.  Well done to all involved – a great team effort!!

Team 1 - Winners!

Team 1 – Winners!

Team 1 & 2 celebrate their success together!

Team 1 & 2 celebrate their success together!

Lochend Campus Displays

Look at some of the wonderful P4 – P7 work displayed around the school!

Yosemite 125 Exhibition

Visit the Birthplace exhibition celebrating Yosemite’s 125th birthday.  Ends on 28th February.

John Muir Birthplace, Dunbar East Lothian.  Admission free!

Birthplace hours: Wed-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 1-5pm


Yosemite National Park was created on 1 October 1890 with John Muir heavily involved. The first tourists had visited Yosemite Valley in 1855. Now there are more than 4 million annually.

Find out about Yosemite’s history, geography Native Americans, artists, photographers & more. See images of DGS’s 2014 visit by former DGS student Euan McIntosh.

Developing the Young Workforce


The National Parent Forum of Scotland has developed a publication for parents which provides a helpful introduction to the new programme of career education starting in the 2015/16 school year.

Career education will deliver key entitlements to all of our children and young people. These will ensure that Scotland’s children acquire the skills and knowledge they need so that they can reach the futures that are right for them. Have a look at our leaflet for further details of how this will work and how parents can support their children.


Important Information

Following a number of incidents we have taken the decision to ban all motorised forms of transport in the playground.

Whilst we appreciate that many have been bought as Christmas presents there are limited legal areas in which they can be used.

Unfortunately they are proving problematic and at times dangerous in the playground.

Thank you for your co-operation in this matter.

A paper copy of this information will be coming home on Friday 22nd January.




P1 French

Primary 1 pupils are working with Cylia, the French assistant, to learn about how the new year is celebrated in France.

Click on the link below to view details of an event at the French Institute in Edinburgh:

Saturday 23 January from 1 – 3pm

How to start a new year in French? With the typical and very popular “galette des rois” of course! This first workshop of the year is a special occasion for the kids to enjoy tales, songs and crafts, all in French.

And to finish on a tasty note, a “galette” tasting will be organized for the little kings and queens.


Advance booking highly recommended.
Please to reserve your place.
Price per child : Members: £4 / Non members: £7
Parents go free and are welcome if they wish.