Weekly Update

Monday 22nd May

In-service Day School Closed to Pupils

Tuesday 23rd May

 Orchestra Rehearsal at John Muir Campus

P4 SCPA visit

P5 John Muir drama workshop

Lunch: P7s using Dance Studio

Wednesday 24th May

P6 Rugby

P3/P6 Transition Leaflet Activity

1.30-3pm: P5C John Muir at Lochend Woods

 P3/P6 Co-op learning task – am transition / line up (walk from home) Register at LE, Early break 10.30 with P6 (Playground supervisors in), walk back to JMC at 10.45

Thursday 25th May

PM – P7 Transition Cheerleading Workshops x 3 classes in Gym Hall

Ghanaian and Namibian Drumming workshops for P2 / P3 :Assembly Hall, Phonics Rooms and Drama Room being used for Drumming Workshops

Friday 26th May

9.30-12pm: P7 Cluster Science Event @ DGS – Pupils dismissed from DGS

Ghanaian and Namibian Drumming workshops for P2 / P3 , Assembly Hall, Phonics Rooms and Drama Room being used for Drumming Workshops

Saturday 27th May

Saturday: School Fair @ JMC 1pm – 3pm




DRESS DOWN DAY – FRIDAY 2 JUNE (Poster Attached )May 19 Dress Down

 SUMMER COUNTDOWN (Attached – your child will also bring home a hard copy May 19 Summer Countdown 2017

 THE GREAT DUNBAR BAKE OFF (Poster Attached) May 19 The Great Dunbar BAKE OFF

 JOHN MUIR & GEOLOGY FAMILY EVENT (Poster and Information Attached) May 19 FMuseums5 17


















Two exciting events for families in Dunbar are happening weekend.

 Dynamic Earth outreach team will be in Dunbar this weekend doing free demonstrations and crafts at Dunbar Town House museum and Gallery. Edinburgh geologist Angus Miller will be leading a family friendly and adult guided walks to explore the beach and cliffs where John Muir played as a boy.

Dynamic Earth hands on demonstrations and crafts – Deep Time and Scotland’s Time Lords

Dunbar Town House Museum and Gallery

High Street, Dunbar EH42 1JJ.  01620 820699

10am to 4pm. No booking required. Donations welcome.

Angus Miller, Geo Walks – Families beach exploration: pebbles and cliffs.

11am-12/12.30pm from John Muir’s Birthplace.

126 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ.  01368 865899

Booking essential.  £5 per family

Angus Miller, Geo Walks – Geology walk, harbour to Belhaven

1.30pm-3.30/4pm from John Muir’s Birthplace.

126 High Street, Dunbar, EH42 1JJ.  01368 865899

Booking essential.  £5 per person (suitable for 12+ years).



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!

Pupil Equity Funding

Dear Parent/Carer

As you may be aware, the Scottish Government recently announced Pupil Equity Funding for schools across Scotland. From April this year £120 million will be provided directly to school leaders to enable them to deliver additional activities, interventions or resources that will lead to improvements in literacy, numeracy and health and wellbeing. The Pupil Equity Funding is allocated to schools based on the number of pupils from Primary 1 to Secondary 3 who are eligible and registered for free school meals. For Dunbar Primary School, this equates to £97,200

Funding must provide targeted support for children and young people to achieve their full potential. Parents/carers, young people and other stakeholders will have a key role in planning how the funding can be used. With this in mind we would welcome the views of parents as to how this money should be spent.

If you wish to express a view this can be done by any or all of the following options:

    • Completing the form on the post below. Weekly Update 12 May 2017
  • Attending a drop-in session on Monday 5th June 2.30pm – 3.15pm at John Muir Campus or at Lochend Campus 5.30pm – 6.30pm on the same day.


At the drop-in sessions there will be ideas already suggested by pupils and staff and you will be able to add comments to these, or suggest other ideas that will then be discussed by the Parent Council.

  • Attending the Parent Council meeting on Monday 12th June at 7pm when this will be part of the agenda.


More information on Pupil Equity Funding is available using the following link or click on the image above:


Yours sincerely

Mrs H Gillanders, Head Teacher

Dunbar Weekly Update 12th May

  1. PUPIL EQUITY FUNDING (Please see attached)
  2. Recruitment of Adoption and Fostering Panel Members (Please see Attached)
  3. Cricket Information

Monday 15th May

6pm – Parent Council meeting @ JMC (School Fair)

P4 and P2 INCAS to start. All classes all week.

6.30pm – 9pm Recruitment & Selection training for Parent Councils

Tuesday 16th May

10.45 – 12.15 P5E Drama @ Dance Studio

10-12.30pm – P5F Rockpool Visit

Zoolab to visit P2

Wednesday 17th May

9-2.15 – P6 Rugby

11am – 1pm: Big Cook Little Cook Competition at DGS

9 – 10.30: P5B John Muir Drama @ Dance studio

10am – P5E John Muir Museum Visit

6.30pm: P7 Rotary Quiz 2nd Round @ Prestonpans Primary School

Thursday 18th May

1-3.15 – DAP Sports @ Musselburgh

9 – 2pm: Hockey Team Competition in Selkirk

Friday 19th May

10.45 – P3 to join assembly and golden time, dismissed form Lochend Campus at 12.20pm.

Please ensure your child knows where to meet you or knows a safe route home.

  1. PUPIL EQUITY FUNDING (Please see attached)
  2. Recruitment of Adoption and Fostering Panel Members (Please see Attached)
  3. Cricket Information

All Stars Cricket (5 to 8 year olds): Fridays 4pm to 5pm commencing Friday 19th May (£40, including your own personalised kit sent directly to you)

All Stars Cricket is a brand new initiative aimed at providing children aged 5 to 8 with a great first experience in cricket. It is a fun and active way to develop your child’s skills and through our eight week programme they will learn lots and make new friends in a safe and inclusive environment.

All boys and girls are welcome and each registered child will receive a pack of personalised cricket goodies including a bat, ball, backpack, water bottle, t-shirt and cap. There is an easy online registration process here – https://www.ecb.co.uk/play/all-stars – or contact Jonathan Newell – jonathan_newell@hotmail.com – to find out more.

Little Legends (9 to 11 year olds): Tuesdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm commencing Tuesday 16th May (£10 membership)

Tuesday evenings at Winterfield Oval, this Kwik Cricket programme will use a soft ball and will be a fun and energetic hour designed to enhance batting, bowling and fielding skills through a variety of fun games and cricket related activities. Suitable for beginners and intermediates looking to develop cricket skills, all are welcome in this fun and exciting programme. Contact Jonathan Newell – jonathan_newell@hotmail.com – to sign up

Dunbar Colts (12 to 15 year olds): Tuesdays 5.30pm to 6.30pm commencing Tuesday 16th May (£10 membership)

Tuesday evenings at Winterfield Oval, this hard ball practice is designed to enhance skills and confidence through a variety of batting, bowling and fielding exercises. The programme is suitable for beginners and intermediates who are looking to develop skills enabling them to progress into hard ball competitive cricket. Contact Jonathan Newell – jonathan_newell@hotmail.com – to sign up

May 10 Letter to parents ideas for PEF

May 10 Pupil Equity fund survey

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Preview attachment May 12 Panel flyer.pdf

May 12 Panel flyer.pdf

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Weekly Update 08.05 .17

Monday 8th May

Walk to school week

P5 Expressive Arts – Dance Studio & upstairs spare room in use all Day

12.00 –P7 Year Group Photo

Tuesday 9th May

ALL DAY P6 ‘Anti-social behaviour talks in classrooms

9-12pm – P5b visit to John Muir Museum

Wednesday 10th May

P4 Rugby Festival

ALL DAY – P7 ‘Anti-social behaviour talks in classrooms

P6 Artist in residence (upstairs spare room)

1.30-3pm – P5E orienteering

Thursday 11th May

9-2.15 P6 Rugby

1-3.15 – DAP sports @ Musselburgh

1.30-2.30 – P5E John Muir dance in Dance Studio

Friday 12 May

DPS INFORMATION: 1. Summer School 2. ELC Information 3. Bleachingfield Party 4. Bike Marketplace 5. Parent Council Minutes

  1. P4-P7 SUMMER SCHOOL INFORMATION (Please see attached)



Please find information below received from East Lothian Council:

Dear parent/carer,

We have received information from our colleagues within NHS Scotland concerning a social media ‘game’ called the Blue Whale Challenge. This activity encourages young people to self-harm followed by sending a picture as proof. There are no reported cases in Scotland however, we would like to make you aware of this and if you have any concerns your child may be at risk please get advice by contacting your child’s school.

Our schools provide children and young people with information on keeping themselves safe within the Health & Wellbeing curriculum delivered within schools. East Lothian Council also promotes the safe use of the internet and if you wish to access further information on the safe use of technology online see www.getsafeonline.org 


  1. BLEACHINGFIELD 5TH BIRTHDAY PARTY (Please see attached)



BIKE MARKETPLACE at Dunbar Primary School Fair Sat 27 May 1-3pm   If you have a bike to sell or are looking for a new one, bring it along to the school fair, set your price and we’ll look for a buyer for you. If your bike sells, we ask for a small donation for Dunbar Primary School Parent Council – you get to keep the rest.   www.facebook.com/DunbarCycling www.dunbarcycling.org.uk

  1. PARENT COUNCIL MINUTES (Please see attached)

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Preview attachment Apr 26 Summer School.pdf

Apr 26 Summer School.pdf

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Preview attachment May 5 Bleachingfield Party.pdf

May 5 Bleachingfield Party.pdf

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Preview attachment April 24 Minutes.doc

April 24 Minutes.doc

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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.