Goodbye P7!

Pupils, staff, parents and friends gathered together on Friday to say goodbye to our wonderful P7 year group!

Thank you to the Parent Council for giving every pupil in P7 a t-shirt and to Richard Taylor for taking the photos.

We wish all the P7s a wonderful summer and a great start to secondary school in August! We look forward to hearing about your achievements in the future.

P7 Leavers Assembly

Today sees our P7 children moving on to Dunbar Grammar. We also celebrated the careers of Mrs Wightman, P6A and Mrs Clark, DHT who are retiring today. We wish them all well in the future.

Congratulations to Jack Tolputt who is this years winner of the Mary Hastie award.

P7 Musical & Dance

P7 had a wonderful day performing ‘Cinderella & Rockerfella’ at John Muir Campus and attending the dance at Lochend Campus.

We are extremely proud of the year group for their hard work and enthusiasm over the last three weeks during auditions and rehearsals!

Thank you to all the parents, carers & family members that came along to watch the musical and join in with some of the dances last night!  It was lovely to see you all & we want to thank you for your support throughout the year.

If you have any photos from the performance and/or the dance, please feel free to tweet them to @DunbarPrimary – all P7 pupils have permission for their photograph to go on the website and twitter.

You can see some of our photos below.

Miss Robertson, Mrs Edwards, Miss Eunson, Mrs McDougall & Miss Eeles


Primary Three Sports Day

Thanks to all parents, grandparents and carers who supported the P3 children at Sports Day yesterday afternoon. Thanks to Matthew and Peter from Mrs Bennett’s for the photo library.


We celebrated lots of achievements today in assembly including our bronze, silver and gold Mathletics success!

Below you can see our GOLD level pupils!  It is a huge effort to achieve a gold certificate and you should all feel very proud!



Meg Laird Dummond Fringe Shows


Last week Meg Laird Drummond sang at the assemblies in John Muir and Lochend Campus. She is a local girl who is a talented performer.

This summer she will be appearing in the Fringe. She will appear with Captivate Theatre at the Gilded Balloon at the Chamber Street Museum performing in

Brave Macbeth

Romantic Romeo

Cheer Up Hamlet

These are 3 smart, fast, hugely entertaining adaptations of Shakepeare’s stories aimed at children from 4 – 12 years. These performances will run from 3rd – 29th August

She will also play Nancy in Oliver at the famous Spiegeltent in St. Andrews Square from 5th – 15th August.

The shows are all day time shows. Come and see Shakespeare in the morning and Oliver will run at 2.30pm.

( Meg’s understudy Alison will be appearing as Nancy on Wednesday, 10th August)

News and Diary for next week

We have a very busy week ahead of us here next week. Any changes will be updated as required.

Well Done to Former Dunbar Primary Student

Ex-student Matt McPhillips has been playing Centre for Scotland U20s at the Rugby World Championships in Manchester.  Read more information here:

Dunbar Grammar PTA Afternoon Tea with Prosecco Saturday 27th August

The DGS PTA fundraiser is on Saturday 27th August from 3-5pm in Belhaven Church Hall.  Tickets are available from the Dunbar Grammar school office £10, over 18s only.

The Ridge Free Meals over the summer

The Ridge introduced themselves to our new P1 parents last Friday to promote two initiatives happening over the summer at the Ridge Café in the Bleachingfield Centre. Details are posted below.

DGS U14 Rugby Team Update (NEWS3)

The U14 team, coaches and parents would like to thank the community from Dunbar Primary School and beyond who came along and let the squad loose with their sponges on Sunday 12th June to get their cars washed at the Store.  Despite the damp weather, we were busy all day and had a lot of fun.  The car wash raised a helpful £381.47 towards the Northumberland tour fund. Many thanks, U14 Rugby Team.

P7 Transition

Our P7’s visited Dunbar Grammar on Monday and Tuesday and followed their new timetable.  A massive thank you to all the S6 students who helped with the transition events on Friday, Monday and Tuesday. Our P7 children were really grateful.  The P7s thoroughly enjoyed their 2 day visit across all subjects – with a special mention being given to the food in the Bistro.

Maria Lyle

Congratulations to former pupil Maria Lyle, as last week she won not 1, not 2, but 3 gold medals at the IPC European Athletics Championships in Grossetto, Italy!  Maria claimed victory in the 100m, 200m and the 4 x 100m final in which the GB team set a new world record with a time of 53.17 seconds.

Dunbar Primary School are delighted to hear that she is now preparing for the Paralympics in Rio. Well Done Maria.

The Voice-KIDS

The first ever series of The Voice Kids is coming to ITV in 2017 and they’re looking for the next generation of talented young singers

The Voice Kids FlyerThe Voice Kids will feature the nation’s best young vocalists and offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for talented children aged 7 to 14, as three of the country’s top recording artists help develop their talent from beginning to end.  Please see the flyer containing all the information about how to apply.  

Applicants must be at least 7 years of age by the 1st December 2016 and no older than 14 years of age on the 30th April 2017 and have the legal right to live in the UK.



Monday 27th

P7 musical dress rehearsal for pupils 1.30 ( Filming for DVD Taking Place)

P7 having packed lunch @ JMC

P5C to visit P2C buddies for picnic, games and P7 show

P3 Sports Day 1.15pm NEW Date

Tuesday 28th

P3 buddies coming over to visit P5A

Wednesday 29th

12.30-3pm – P4E & P3D buddy picnic, Lochend for lunch then Ashfield Park

P7 having packed lunch in class

11 – 12pm – The Cove Parents picnic – Final assembly @ quiet garden or parents

1.15pm – P7 show for Parents at JMC

3.30pm-P7s dismissed from JMC

6.30-8.30pm – P7 Leavers Dance @ LEC

Thursday 30th

P4 trip to Ashfield Park

11-3pm – P6 Lauderdale Park (out for lunch)

11am – Nursery graduation -Haven and Seashore

11.30am – Nursery Graduation-Woodlands and Harbour

2.30pm – Nursery graduation PM Seashore

2.30-3pm – P7s going round school for staff to sign autograph books

Friday 1st July

9.30 – 10.30am – Whole school assembly @ JMC

P4 – P6 back for 10.45am break @ Lochend

10.30 – P7s staying in JMC hall at break for staff to sign autograph books

11am – Clap out P7s @ JMC

11.45am sharp – Clap out the P3’s – P1 and P2 dismissed from playground

12.10pm – P7s clapped out of Lochend.  Please start to line up from 12pm and make a path to the gate.

12.10pm Mrs Clark, DHT and Dorothy Wightman, P6A Retire. We wish them all the best.