We are always getting asked lots of questions about Dunbar Primary School. Sometimes we are unable to answer as things change so much week to week and year to year. The most common question are:
How big is the school?
How many classes do you have?
How Many teachers?
How many in the Nursery?
Recently we have crunched the numbers and can give a snapshot of the school in January 2015. We hope you find the information interesting we hope that we have answered some of the questions posed about our wonderful school.
Dunbar Primary School by Numbers
Nursery 8 Classes
November 2014 Ante Pre-school 56 will be 105 by April 2015
Pre School 135
Total 240 by April
Primary One 5 Classes
Boys 79 Girls 56 total 135
Primary Two 5 Classes
Boys 62 Girls 66 Total 134
Primary Three 5 Classes
Boys 65 Girls 69 Total 134
Primary Four 5 Classes
Boys 74 Girls 72 Total 146
Primary Five 5 Classes
Boys 63 Girls 74 Total 137
Primary Six 4 Classes
Boys 61 Girls 44 Total 101
Primary Seven 4 Classes
Boys 60 Girls 64 Total 124
Total Classes 33 8 Nursery Overall Total 41 classes
Total 22 pupils
Pupils in Primary One to Seven Total 894 Soon to be 902
Total in Whole school 1086
Total 1132 in whole school by January 2015 after new nursery children start
We have One Head teacher Mrs Gillanders
We have Five Depute Head teachers Mrs Clark (John Muir), Miss Eeles (Lochend), Mr MacKenzie (Lochend), Ms Haggart (Cove) and Mr MacRury (John Muir)
We have Three Principal teachers Ms Gray, Mrs Albano and Mrs Dingwall (Nursery)
18 teachers at John Muir
21 teachers at Lochend
6 teachers in the Cove
2 Music Teachers (Both Part Time)
1 PE teacher
TOTAL 57 Teachers including SMT
Four Office Staff
Non-Teaching Staffing at both sites 62
Total Staffing 119
John Muir – Our Most Famous Pupil
Tapestry by Dunbar Primary School
Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery
High Street, Dunbar
17 January -22 March 2015
Saturday & Sunday 2pm – 4pm
We will be celebrating World Book Day in school on Thursday 5th March 2015. All parents/carers will be made aware of this in the January newsletter.
Pupils are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character just for fun! We have put together some ideas below for homemade book character costumes:
Wear a black skirt with a white blouse tucked in. You could also have a little white maid-type apron and an umbrella for extra effect!
Wear a smart school uniform and circular glasses, and draw a lightening scar on forehead using face paint or make-up. You could have additional props if you like such as a black robe or cape, a wand, a Gryffindor coloured scarf or a toy owl.
Hermione Granger / Ron Weasley
Wear a smart school uniform with tie and carry a wand/character props, e.g. Hermione would carry a book.
Wear jeans and a white long sleeve top. You can paint red stripes on the top using fabric pens or fabric paint. Then, wear a white bobble hat, again using fabric pens or paint for the stripes. Finish the look with a pair of glasses.
Wear normal boy clothes, but messy. Don’t forget to wear a mischievous expression!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Wear green leggings and a green t-shirt. Stuff pairs of green tights, and attach them down the back of a t-shirt and leggings, to represent caterpillar legs. Attach antennae onto a headband.
Winnie the Witch
Wear a long dress and stripy tights.
Oliver (or other Victorian pauper)
Wear short brown trousers, a brown shirt & brown cap.
Wear ‘cool’ boy’s clothes with a gadget or two! Pupils could make their own gadgets using boxes, kitchen foil etc.
The Mad Hatter
Wear a big funny hat and put on some crazy make up/face paints!
Wear normal girl’s clothes with a red ribbon tied in hair.
Pirate / Captain Hook
Wear a stripy t-shirt/jumper, a homemade pirate hat and hold a tin foil hook.
Draw on wrinkles, wear a long skirt and blouse and hold a handbag.
Dress all in black and wear cat ears (could be attached to a hairband).
The next Parent Council meeting is on Tuesday 13th January from 7pm at John Muir Campus. All parents and carers are welcome to attend.