It’s almost time for the school fair – this time next week everyone will be baking and getting themselves ready to win some of the fabulous prizes on offer in the Bake Off (we hope!).

In the meantime if anyone has any bottles of wine or tombola prizes could you please hand them into the office at either campus or contact Tracy Gillespie.

We will need some help to set up and man the Parent Council stalls such as the Tombola, Water/Wine, Lucky Dip etc and to serve teas and coffees.  If anyone would like to volunteer their services please get in touch with Tracy Gillespie.  We need help from 9 in the morning until the fair starts at 12 and then from 12 til 4 but you only need to give an hour if you want to join in the fun.  My email address is alanandtracy.gillespie@btinternet.com.  Please get in touch if you are able to help out and we will agree a time that suits you

Wear it Wild! (Lochend Campus Only)

A note from Mrs Edwards & the Eco-committee:

On Friday the 12th June 2015 Dunbar Primary’s Eco-committee would like to invite all pupils and teachers to support the WWF in ‘Going Wild for your Planet’!

We would love to see pupils and teachers ‘Wear it Wild’ simply by wearing something that has an animal print or going wild and come dressed as an animal of your choice.

We would be grateful if you could bring in a small voluntary donation which will go towards helping WWF to protect the Earth’s endangered animals.

Free Summer Music School for P7 Pupils!

Be in a Band!

Write, rehearse and record your own song, perform live in a professional music venue and take away a CD of your track with band photo. Also hear your song on East Coast FM!


Open to P7 pupils in East Lothian schools. No music experience necessary. Travel expenses (bus fares) also available.

27 – 31 July 2015
3 – 7 August 2015
10 – 14 August 2015

Application Deadline - Friday 22nd May 2015, 7pm. Limited Spaces – Apply online at:


Please see the flyer attached for more information:

Moving On Up Flyer

Summer Activities 2015

Summer Activities 2015

Summer is almost upon us and that means time to enjoy the East Lothian Summer Activities programme. We have loads of outdoor activities for you to choose from plus a huge range of activities in our Libraries and Museums. Whatever your age or interests we are sure you will find something you will enjoy in our 2015 Summer Programme. All the information can be found below including how to book, pay and then the rest is up to you. Click on the picture below.

A flyer will be issued by schools as soon as possible.



P5 Writing Competition

Miss Macdonald (P5) Miss Smith (P5) & the Rotary Club teamed up to work with a group of writers last term. A huge thank you to all the adults involved & congratulations to Emilia, Tess & Elena!

Please see the post below written by Miss Macdonald.


Last term, we had a group of eager P5s who entered the Rotary Club’s Writing competition. The theme for the competition was ‘Light up the Community’ and there was a limit of 500 words.

We had some great writing about events that already light up Dunbar, as well as some suggestions for what could be done to make Dunbar an even greater community. We had some much-appreciated help from Jill and Ruth, members of the Dunbar Writer’s group who offered their expertise and ideas to help us! All the children worked really hard to finish off their entries in our short time frame!

We had a two-part award ceremony where everyone was given a wee gift from the Rotary Club.
In our first award ceremony, we found out who were the Dunbar winners who would go onto the next stage in the competition. Our top 3 writers were:
3. Emilia P5C
2. Tess P5C
1. Elena P5C

Congratulations to these girls! They produced great pieces of writing that our judges enjoyed reading.



Even better news came this week at the second part of our award ceremony. The Rotary Club came back to see us, bringing with them Jill and Ruth who had feedback for all the young writers who took part. Robin and Margaret also brought with them the exciting news that Elena had won first prize in our District and is now entered into a UK-wide stage, for which we wish her all the best!

Elena will now get the chance to attend an awards ceremony in Glasgow next month, where she and the other winners will be presented with their prizes by mystery authors! Can’t wait to hear all about it, Elena!

Well done to all who took part. We hope it’s inspired you to keep writing!