Dunbar Short Film Competition 2014

Dunbar Short Film Competition 2014

See your film on the big screen!  Entries are invited for the Dunbar Short Film Competition.  The competition is free to enter and is open to everyone. Whether you are
young or old, a budding film maker, have something important to say or just
want to do something creative with your digital camera we would like to hear
from you.

Your film can be on any subject and in any genre. It can be documentary or
fiction. It can be live action or animation. You can film it on a camera or even
on your phone. The only restriction is that it has to be between 2 and 5
minutes long.  All the shortlisted films will be screened on Monday 16th June at West Barns Village Hall as part of a special film event during Dunbar Civic Week and the
final winners in each category will be announced.

The films will be judged in three age categories: under 12, 12 – 16 years and
over 16.  The winners will each receive a fabulous DAFTA trophy and the winning films
will be screened later in the year as part of Dunbar Film’s regular programme.
Other prizes to be confirmed.

Submission Deadline : Friday 30th May
Award Screening : Monday 16th June
Find out more at http://dunbarfilm.org.uk
or just google ‘dunbar film’

P3 Transition Update

Dear Parents

Children on the following days are able to come to school using their normal mode of transport. We will ensure that bikes and scooters travel with the children as they move from one campus to the other.

Friday 9th May – Classes P3a and P3b

Friday 16th May – Classes P3c, P3e, P3f

Walk (bikes or scooters to be wheeled over) over with teachers for 10am assembly with P4-P7 pupils.

P3 Pupils will have break at Lochend

Joint Activity with P3’s/P4’s

Dismiss from Lochend at 12.20pm

*Please make arrangements with your son/daughter as to what you want them to do at the end of school – where are they to meet you? Are they to walk, scoot or cycle home with friends/older siblings, etc.

Friday 30th May

Walk, scoot or cycle from home to arrive at Lochend for 8.45am*

*Please discuss with you son/daughter how they will get to school on the day – if they are unsure of the route it might be sensible to try out the route with them at the weekend. Especially if they are cycling or scooting.

Line up at P4 lines and register with own P3 teacher in allocated room.

Assembly

Walk (wheel back scootes and bikes) back to John Muir Campus with teachers for break

Dismiss as usual from John Muir Campus at 12.20pm

 

 

 

P3 Transition Reminder

Primary 3 Transition Programme 2014

Dear Primary 3 Parents and Carers

Transition activities for Primary 3 pupils moving onto Primary 4 have been under way at school all year; these include visiting Lochend Campus, working with their buddy classes and beginning to develop the independence that often signifies that change from Primary 3 to Primary 4. As we are now into the final term, we are beginning our more formal ‘transition’ period and have planned a range of activities for pupils and parents to ensure that your son/daughter moves into P4 feeling confident, fully prepared and looking forward to the start of term in August.

We would ask that you encourage your P3 child to walk from the school gates unaccompanied to their P3 lines from now till the end of term. This will help encourage their independence within familiar surroundings.

Helen Gillanders, Head Teacher

Transition Activities:

Tuesday 22nd April – Classes  P3a and P3b

Wednesday 23rd  – Classes P3c, P3e, P3f

Treasure Hunt around Lochend Campus with P4s. P3s will become familiar with their new school building. Return to John Muir Campus for dismissal

 Friday 9th May – Classes P3a and P3b

Friday 16th May – Classes P3c, P3e, P3f

Walk over with teachers for 10am assembly with P4-P7 pupils.

P3 Pupils will have break at Lochend

Joint Activity with P3’s/P4’s

Dismiss from Lochend at 12.20pm

*Please make arrangements with your son/daughter as to what you want them to do at the end of school – where are they to meet you? Are they to walk home with friends/older siblings, etc.

 Tuesday 27th May 

Parent/Pupil Information Evening at Lochend Campus at 6pm

This will be an opportunity for parents and pupils to visit Lochend Campus and to hear about what P4 is all about and the way parents can help with the expectations and challenges of the year ahead. An optional tour of the campus will be available at 5.30pm and this will be followed by an Information Evening starting at 6pm.

 Friday 30th May

Walk from home to arrive at Lochend for 8.45am*

*Please discuss with you son/daughter how they will get to school on the day – if they are unsure of the route it might be sensible to try out the route with them at the weekend

Line up at P4 lines and register with own P3 teacher in allocated room.

Assembly

Walk back to John Muir Campus with teachers for break

Dismiss as usual from John Muir Campus at 12.20pm

 Wednesday 4th  June

All P3 classes walk over for 12.20

Lunch with P4s at Lochend Campus at 12.30

Spend Lunchtime at Lochend Campus with P4-P7 pupils

Tuesday 24th June

All pupils will meet their new teachers.

Active Schools Update from Gareth Hill

Cricket

Active Schools has formed a great working relationship with Dunbar Cricket Club. In term 2 Active Schools got a new club for P4-P7 going and had 16 children signed up. Children from 4 of the 5 primary schools participated in the club. In term 3 the club will be held at Dunbar Primary Lochend Campus again but with the weather improving we will be looking to hold it outdoors.

Schools in Dunbar can now enjoy cricket equipment because Active Schools were successful in their application to Lords Taverners to gain free Kwik Cricket equipment. East Lothian Cricket Development Officer Nic Wilson is currently going into each of the 5 primary schools in the cluster and delivering  3-4 hour sessions to every P6 Student.

To know more about the Active Schools program in Dunbar Primary Cluster please contact Gareth Hill:

Active Schools Coordinator Primary (Dunbar Cluster)

07976 377642
ghill@elcschool.org.uk
www.activeeastlothian.co.uk

Results of Parents’ Night Button Vote March 2014

Dear Parents

Many thanks for the fantastic response to the button vote in both campuses. Over 400 parents contributed with a very positive message coming through. We will review areas that have been highlighted by parents and will endeavour to continue to improve the school experience for our children and families.

 

Stongly Agree Agree Strongly Disagree Disagree Don’t Know Numbers of Responses
Question P4-7
1  I feel that my opinions   will be valued and taken into account 52 123 25 21 7 228
2  The school keeps me   informed about what they do well and what they are improving 61 117 11 16 25 230
3  The school handles any   behavioural issues effectively 43 102 10 17 25 197
4  I feel my child is   succeeding at school 50 78 1 11 3 143
5 My child knows what to do if they are being bullied 52 89 2 4 3 150
6 My child enjoys learning at school 49 57 4 24 10 144
7 Staff at the school follow up my concerns and complaints   effectively 64 87 4 3 4 162
8 I feel encouraged to be actively involved in my   child’seducation 64 117 3 16 4 204
9  I receive clear reports   about my child’s learning and progress 62 103 4 10 8 187
Total 497 873 64 122 89
P1/3
1 I feel that my opinions will be valued and taken into account 37 94 7 5 28 171
2 The school keeps me informed about what they do well and what   they are improving 43 104 4 7 18 176
3 The school handles any behavioural issues effectively 61 81 11 4 29 186
4 I feel my child is succeeding at school 77 62 9 5 5 158
5 My child knows what to do if they are being bullied 51 82 8 7 20 168
6 My child enjoys learning at school 91 66 7 4 3 171
7 Staff at the school follow up my concerns and complaints   effectively 64 85 3 9 14 175
8 I feel encouraged to be actively involved in my child’s   education 99 78 4 4 0 185
9 I receive clear reports about my child’s learning and progress 103 60 6 5 0 174
Total 626 712 59 50 117

Overall the percentage Strongly Agreeing or agreeing from both Campuses is as follows:

I feel that my opinions will be valued and taken into account.  75.5%

The school keeps me informed about what they do well and what

they are improving. 80.5%

The school handles any behavioural issues effectively. 74.5%

I feel my child is succeeding at school.  89%

My child knows what to do if they are being bullied. 86.5%

My child enjoys learning at school.  83%

Staff at the school follow up my concerns and complaints effectively. 89%

I feel encouraged to be actively involved in my child’s education.  92.5%

I receive clear reports about my child’s learning and progress.  91%

 

 

P1 Guide Dogs Visit

Today we had a visit from the Guide Dogs for the Blind. Mrs Clark was led round the hall by beautiful and clever black Labrador.

The classes then had visits from from 5 pups in training who visited all the P1 classes. A special thanks to all the volunteers. An amazing morning.

 

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