French stories in Primary 1

Our lovely French Assistant who worked with Primary One last year, Cylia Toumache, is back visiting Dunbar.  She kindly offered to come into school and read French stories to the Primary 1 children this week.  We wish her well as she continues her world travels and she has promised she will visit again.  There are some lovely French language books for the children to borrow in the John Muir library.


Weekly Information 23 January 2017

Monday 23rd

 P7 5 a side Football @ Meadowmill

Tuesday 24th

Nothing on !

Wednesday 25th

Drama with P7D & P7E in Dance Studio

Bake Sale for Macy (Lochend Camps ONLY)

P7s Youth Community Police Officer talk

Thursday 26th

P7 Transition day with cluster schools. (9-12 Lochend)

Rotary primary school quiz for P7 (Lochend)

Friday 27th

Swimming Competition P6 & P7 (Prestonpans)

11.30am – 12.10pm Read, Write ,Count session for P2 – P3 pupils and Parent / Grandparent



Well done Cristina Palmer

A fantastic Article in The Daily Record Last Friday about Cristina Palmer who is a 10 year old P6 pupil at Dunbar Primary School. Cristina was competing at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow last Friday and by all accounts had a great day.

Cristina has been riding Motorbikes since she was two years old and is regarded as one of the best riders for her age in the UK. Well done Cristina.

Dress Down Day and wear a woolly hat! Reminder

Dear Parents/Carers,

We are having a dress down day on Friday 20th January 2017.
As many of you may be aware, Macy, one of our P6 pupils and her family,
are currently raising money to help fund a life changing operation
taking place in the USA in February this year.  This will be a non uniform day and we would like everyone to wear a woolly hat as well.

We would like to support this cause with your help.  This is entirely voluntary and all donations will be gratefully received by the family.  We suggest a £1 donation.

Anyone wishing further information can read more on the following website.

We thank you for your support

Helen Gillanders
Head Teacher

La fête des rois


Today children in Primary 1 and Primary 2 celebrated La fête des rois (Three Kings Day).  This festival takes place on 6 January in France when the youngest child in the family wears a crown and gets to cut and distribute the ‘galette’ cake.  Our photo shows some of our youngest Primary 1 children who got to wear the crown in their class today.  This link is a little song about the tradition.

School back Monday 09 01 2017

Dear Parents,

A Happy New Year to all for 2017. A reminder that school starts Monday 09 January for all pupils.

Holiday Reminders.

The next school break will be Friday 10th February till Monday 20th February 2017.

Easter break Friday 31st March till Tuesday 18th April 2017.

May Holiday, Monday 1st May 2017.

Inservice Day, Monday 22nd May 2017.

Term Ends Friday 30th June 2017.

Return, Wednesday 16th August 2017.

Hope this is helpful.

A MacRury DHT