Noye’s Fludde

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Congratulations to all the performers and musicians from Dunbar Primary School who took part in the fantastic performance of Noye’s Fludde last Sunday at Dunbar Parish Church.  It was great to take part in a community opera with lots local of musicians who made up a wonderful orchestra.

 

Well done to all the parents who supported as chaperones, and got them to rehearsals.
Thank you from Dunbar Primary School to all the adults who came together to create this wonderful experience.


Mrs Gillanders

Maria Wins A Bronze Medal!

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Lochend Campus gathered together at 2.54pm to watch Maria Lyle’s T35 100m race in Rio!

We cheered her on throughout the race and even louder cheers were heard when she came in third place to win a bronze medal!  We are all very proud of you, Maria!

 

 

Consultation – Education Accessibility Strategy

Every local authority Education Department has a statutory duty to develop an Accessibility Strategy and Action Plan.  East Lothian Council are currently working on our new strategy and as part of that process we have prepared questionnaires for parents, partners and school staff.

We are trying to high light the consultation to as many people as possible therefore could I ask you to draw the questionnaires to the attention of staff, parents and partners in your school/nursery/provision ( email, news letter, website etc).

The link to the questionnaires on the East Lothian Consultation Hub is:

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/accessibility-strategy-2016-scoping

Rotary Young Artist Competition

cstx8xqwiaa6w8aThe Rotarty Young Artist Competition is organised by Rotary District 1020.

Every child in P4 took part this year and a panel of judges came along to Lochend Campus today to view the art work.  The judges had a tough time choosing two winners and two runners up as the standard was so high!

The competition aims to encourage young people to:

  • experiment with creativity
  • use traditional or contemporary methods of fine art
  • show interpretation of their chosen topic
  • express their ideas through the medium of fine art

Winners:  Juliet & Lucy

Runners Up: Charlotte & Sophie

The winning art work will move forward to the final on Wednesday 5th October at Eyemouth High School and will be entered in the Junior category (7 – 10 years old).

 

 

Dunbar Childcare @ Dunbar Primary School

Did you Know that we have 2 after school clubs at Dunbar Primary?

Dunbar Childcare have some spaces currently available.

After-School Club open Monday-Thursday 2.50pm – 6pm

Operates from the dining-hall at The John Muir Campus – Dunbar Primary School. 

www.dunbar-childcare.co.uk

Contact telephone – Lindsay on  07528 208168

dunbar.afterschool.club@gmail.com

Head Lice Information

Dear Parents

A gentle remindfer to regularly check your child for Headlice.

Find below advice on identifying and treating headlice. This information is from:

http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Head-lice/Pages/Introduction.aspx

As with all schools in Scotland we do not routinely send alert letters for the following reasons:

 ‘Alert letters’ will not now be sent to the parents of other children in the class of a child who may be infected with head lice.  There is more than one reason for this.Firstly, ‘alert letters’ are not routinely sent out for other, more communicable diseases or infections.  Secondly, most schools are likely to have a few pupils with head lice at any one time.  On that basis, an ‘alert letter’ could potentially be required every day of the school year.‘Alert letters’ also often lead parents to believe that there is an ‘outbreak’ when in fact, only one child in the class may be infected.  Those parents might then treat their own child preventatively, which is neither necessary nor advised. Only the parents of a child who appears to have a head lice infection will now be informed, in writing or by telephone.

From NHS choices:

Head lice and nits

Head lice and nits are very common in young children. They don’t have anything to do with dirty hair, and are usually picked up by head-to-head contact.

Check if it’s head lice

Head lice in hair
Head lice are small insects, up to 3mm long. They can be difficult to spot.

Close up view of a louse
Close up view of a louse.

Head lice eggs
Head lice eggs (nits) are yellow, brown or white (empty shells) and attached to the hair.

Head lice sometimes can make your head feel:

  • itchy
  • like something is moving in your hair

The only way to be sure someone has head lice is by finding live lice or eggs. You can do this by combing their hair with a special fine-toothed comb (detection comb). You can buy these online or at pharmacies.

How to get rid of head lice

You can treat head lice without seeing your GP.

Treat head lice as soon as you spot them. You should check everyone in the house, and treat them on the same day if they have head lice.

There’s no need to keep your child off school with head lice.

Use lotion or spray to treat head lice

You can use medicated lotions and sprays that kill head lice in all types of hair, including afro hair. You can buy these from pharmacies, supermarkets or online.

Head lice should die within a day. Lotions and sprays come with a comb to remove dead lice and eggs.

Some treatments need to be repeated after a week to kill any newly-hatched lice. Check the pack to see whether they’re okay for you or your child to use and how long they should be left in the hair.

If lotions or sprays don’t work, speak to your pharmacist about other treatments.

Some treatments aren’t recommended because they’re unlikely to work:

  • products containing permethrin
  • head lice “repellents”
  • electric head lice combs
  • tree and plant oil treatments, such as tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, and lavender oil herbal remedies

If you don’t want to use chemicals

You can buy a special fine-toothed comb (detection comb) online or from pharmacies to remove head lice and nits.

Follow the instructions on the pack, but generally you:

  • use the comb on wet or dry hair, although it usually works best on wet hair with conditioner
  • comb the whole head of hair, from the roots to the end of the hair
  • repeat every few days for 2 weeks

You can’t prevent head lice

There’s nothing you can do to prevent head lice. You can reduce the risk of lice spreading by avoiding head-to-head contact.

Don’t use medicated lotions and sprays to prevent head lice. This can irritate the scalp.

There’s no need for children to stay off school, or to wash laundry on a hot wash

 

Lepra Fundraiser

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Lepra are a UK registered international charity focusing on people who find themselves trapped by disease, poverty and prejudice and we help them to improve their health, lives and livelihoods.

Driven by our focus on leprosy, our purpose is to enable children, women and men affected by neglected diseases to transform their lives and overcome poverty and prejudice.

Working on the ground in India, Bangladesh and Mozambique we treat, educate and rehabilitate, and through this give a voice to people living on the margins of society.

We work regardless of caste, religion or race. Our models draw on evidence gained through our 90 years’ experience and our approach to community engagement delivers real change to people’s Lives.

You should have received a donations pack from your child this week. Here is a reminder of why we are raising funds.

The Workout Dates are Thursday 15th September 2016.

Dunbar Reminder Presentation

https://www.lepra.org.uk/schools-and-young-people