About Miss Eeles

Depute Head Teacher, Dunbar Primary School

P6 Star Awards May 2017

Our P7 pupils are very busy this term with lots of events and transition activities so they aren’t always available to carry out their job. Our super P6 pupils have kindly volunteered to help!

The P6 group below were recognised for their positive attitude, volunteering around the school and excellent manners!

Photography Competition

Scottish Power Foundation’s photography competition, Energise, is aimed at all schools in Scotland and part of the Get Energised initiative with National Museums Scotland.

The Energise photography competition encourages pupils aged 9-14 to think about and capture their own interpretation of the word ‘energy’ – this could be anything from a wind turbine or crashing waves, to someone taking part in a sporting activity.

The winning entry will win a GoPro camera for their school, in addition to having their photograph on display in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.

All pupils need to do is send their photograph and contact details including the name of their school to spfoundation@stripecommunications.com or by post to:

Team Foundation,
Stripe Communications,
86/3 Commercial Quay,

Entries are open until Friday, 2 June.

School Uniform Order Form

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Please return the order form to school with payment.  You can make cheques out to PATRICIA BEWSEY or put cash in an envelope.  Your order will be delivered back to school asap.

* Please note that the shop at Fenton Barns is now closed *

If you have any questions, please give us a ring on 01368 863773 (John Muir Campus) or 01368 860997 (Lochend Campus).

Thank you.

Dunbar Girls Empowered by Self Defence Class

Post from Gareth Hill, Active Schools Coordinator (Dunbar Cluster)

Active Schools Self Defence class

Active Schools has worked in partnership with Robertson’s Mixed Martial to deliver a self-defence class to 19 P7 Girls from Dunbar Primary. With this programme as well we took points from the Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) and adapt the programme to fit in line with the Health and Wellbeing framework.

The main points worked with from the CfE were

  • I am experiencing enjoyment and achievement on a daily basis by taking part in different kinds of energetic physical activities.
  • I am developing my understanding of the human body and can use this knowledge to maintain and improve my health and wellbeing
  • I am learning to assess and manage risk to protect myself and others to reduce the potential harm when possible.
  • I value the opportunities I am given to make friends and be part of a group in a range of situations.

After the 4 weeks girls were presented with a certificate of their attendance to the self-defence class at Dunbar Primary P7 Assembly on the last day of term. Picture from presentation above.

Instructor Brad Robertson “The girls came the first week and didn’t speak or interact a lot but as the weeks went on and their confidence grew which enabled their skills and understanding of what they were doing to increase. Hopefully the course has enabled the girls to gain the confidence to go try new sports and challenges outside of school but also made new friendship from working with new people on the course. The skills they have learned should benefit them in the years to come.”

Active Schools would like to thank Brad and Dunbar Primary for running the programme. The programme has proven to be a huge success and we are now working on the next group we will be working with.