Our wonderful P7 year group received their Senior Student badges today in assembly. Miss Eeles, Mr Mackenzie and the P7 teachers lined up to congratulate them all.
All P7 pupils have a regular Senior Student job (Milk Monitor, Library Assistant, Wet Weather Helper, Media Monitor etc) and they have all been outstanding in their roles so far! The following group of pupils received a certificate thanking them for their contribution to the school in the first term. More certificates to come next term!
P4 had a great day rounding off their novel study with a Harry Potter themed day! They rotated around different learning activities and took part in drama, maths and literacy. Pupils learned how to cast spells and even went to a potions class!
Please Find below a downloadable link to the October Newsletter.
All previous newsletters are available in the Newsletter Section.
You will also find new on the website the updated school Handbook and the whole School Staffing List for this session
Angus J MacRury (DHT)
Some of the highlights include:
Childhood Cancer, Brainwave and Macmillan Cancer Day
Friday 30th September saw everyone in school dressed down and up in all sorts of costumes. We want to thank everyone who sent in home baking and brought in donations to raise money for three charities close to our hearts. We raised a wonderful amount of £1712.48.. The staff also held their annual Macmillan coffee morning at both campus staffrooms and raised £206 and Isla Douglas (P4E pupil) raised an impressive £420 by having a bake sale at home.
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Halloween Disco – Thursday 27th October at John Muir Campus
Reminder that there is a P1 and P2 spooky disco (5.30 to 6.15) and P3 and P4 spooky disco (6.30 to 7.30). Please pay at the door, cost £1.50. All pupils must be collected from the hall by an adult – please do not arrange for your child to meet you at Hallhill or the carpark at the Bleachingfield, they must be collected. If you can help on the night, especially for the P3/P4 session we would really appreciate it.
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Dunbar Christmas Lights Fundraiser – Friday 28th October
We are always keen to support community events and charities and we have been approached by the Dunbar Christmas Lights committee to hold a dress down day to raise money for the fantastic lights display that goes up in the town centre every year. Pupils can come wearing anything they want and bring a donation on Friday 28th October. They are also holding a competition for pupils to create a new design to be hung up this year – details to follow.
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Flu Delivery Progamme – Community Vaccination Team
This will be on Wednesday 26th October for pupils at Lochend Campus and John Muir Campus whose parents have returned the form. As the vaccines have been ordered in advance there is no opportunity for pupils to be done on the day.
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Monday 24th October
In service day.
Tuesday 25th October
9-2.15 – P5 Rugby sessions.
Wednesday 26th October
Flu Immunisation at John Muir Campus P1-P3 Parents Room from 9 a.m.
Flu vaccinations in Dance Studio – Lochend.
P4 Badminton festival @ DGS.
Thursday 27th October
9.30 – 11.30am – Homestart Course (Raising Kids With Confidence) Parents Room & Room opposite for 7 weeks.
5.30-6.15 – P1-P2 Spooky disco @ JMC.
6.30-7.30 – P3-P4 – Spooky disco @ JMC.
Friday 28th October
Dress Down Day for Christmas Lights Charity. Bring in a donation to help pay for the new fantastic Dunbar Christmas Lights this year.
Shoeboxes for Blythewood Care to be in by this date.
We had over 100 visitors today for Grandparents’ Day at Lochend Campus! They joined in with reflective reading activities, ICT tasks, literacy games and outdoor rugby sessions.
Everyone gathered together for a cup of tea at the end and we received lots of lovely feedback.
Thank you for coming along!
Miss Robertson (P7 teacher) took the girls netball team to Dunbar Grammar School after school for a transition activity. The team loved the big games hall and had a great time playing against DGS pupils!
Speech & Language Therapy – Early Years
The NHS Lothian Children’s Speech and Language Therapy department provides a range of services working with families and staff to support children’s communication skills and/or eating, drinking and swallowing needs.
We are based in local Hospitals and Health Centres,
but also work in other locations such as Early Years Centres, schools and nurseries
NHS Lothian have launched a new website titled “Let’s Talk”.
This website has advice for Staff working with children and Parent Carers. It has loads of advice and links for support.
The P4 – P7 Eco Committee are recruiting! We created a PowerPoint (see below) and presented it in assembly to let new members know what’s involved.
Deadline for application letters is Friday 28th October. Please click on the PowerPoint for more information.
From the Eco Committee
Dunbar Primary School Enrolment Day
Tuesday 1st November or Wednesday 2nd November
9 am – 10 am
If your child is 5 between 1st March 2017 and 28th February 2018 and
you would like him/her to attend Dunbar Primary School in August 2017, then please enrol your child for school on the above dates.
You MUST bring your child’s
- Birth certificate
- Council Tax letter
- A Utility Bill/Bank Statement dated within 6 months of the day of registration
- Without the above documents we will be unable to enrol your child on these days.
Headteacher Drop-In Session – Wednesday 12th October 5pm – 7pm Lochend Campus (open to all parents)
Dear Parents and Carers
I would like to offer a monthly drop-in session for any parents or carers who have any concerns, questions or something they would like to discuss in person with me, but work commitments prevent them coming during school hours.
This month the session will be at Lochend Campus (but open to all parents) from 5pm – 7pm
It would be helpful if you could email me beforehand so that I can gather some answers or information for you on the night.
Mrs H Gillanders
Next Session : Wednesday 9th November 5pm – 7pm John Muir Campus