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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Glee Club Performance

The Glee Club performed their ‘Hits Through the Decades’ show last night to a hall packed full of family and friends. Songs included ‘We’ll Meet Again’, ‘Thriller’, ‘Blame it on the Boogie’ and ‘Roar’.

Over 100 children from P5 – P7 attend the Glee Club after school and lots of them have extra singing and dancing sessions during their lunch break with the teachers.  Well done to all the children involved in such a fantastic performance!

Thank you to all the staff involved, particularly the three teachers that run Glee Club and have such fun doing it – Miss Currie (P6), Miss Eunson (P6) & Mrs Whitehead (P7).

New School Menus from 22nd April

Dear Parent/Carer,

Primary School Spring/Summer Menu 2014

The enclosed 3-week Spring/Summer menu will start in all primary schools on Tuesday 22 April. The new season meal consists of a main meal and dessert and includes vegetables, bread, salad and a cold drink. This menu is available Monday–Thursday with a packed lunch option available on Friday.

The health and well being of children is at the heart of everything we do. The new menu meets all of the Scottish Government’s nutritional standards. We have again been awarded the Soil Association’s Bronze level Catering Mark. This recognises that the majority of dishes on our menus are freshly-prepared and that the ingredients do not contain undesirable additives, hydrogenated fats or genetically modified (GM) products. Also that we use free range eggs and seasonal vegetables (locally produced when available), farm assured meat and poultry and fish from sustainable sources.

East Lothian Council aims to make school meals as accessible as possible, so the price of a primary school meal will stay at £1.90 with no increase in August.

We see the ongoing positive changes as a means of encouraging more children to take school meals.

Research shows that if children eat a nutritious midday meal at school,

-their concentration and behaviour improves

-they gain important social skills

-they are more likely to eat their recommended ‘5 a-day’ fruit and vegetables

We see communication with pupils, Head Teachers and parents/guardians as essential to the success of any improvements we make to school catering. We communicate through school newsletters, school websites and East Lothian Council’s website.

We hope your children enjoy the new season menu.

 Facilities Management Services 01620 827811 schoolcatering@eastlothian.gov.uk

Information is also available on East Lothian Council’s website: www.eastlothian.gov.uk

 

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The Big Pedal Results!

Dunbar Primary School came 6th in Scotland and 24th in Britain!

A HUGE well done to all pupils who took part!

Last year scooter journeys were worth 0.8 points and only 0.5 points this year so we hope to see more bikes next year as they are worth 1 point per journey.

A massive thank you to those who took part and supported our efforts in this competition.

KEEP UP THE ACTIVE TRAVEL DUNBAR PRIMARY SCHOOL!