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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Reply Forward

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

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Preview attachment May 5 Bleachingfield Party.pdf

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Preview attachment 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.

Weekly Information 2nd May 2017

Monday 1st May 

May Day Holiday School Closed.

Tuesday 2nd May

ALL DAY – P5 Table Tennis @ Dance Studio.

P3E, P3B to Alnwick Castle. 8.30am departure. back at 4.30pm Parents to collect.

Wednesday 3rd May

P4 – Rugby All day. Classes Timetabled.

1.30-3pm – P5B – going to woods with Ranger.

P3A, P3C & P3D to Alnwick Castle. .8.30am departure. back at 4.30pm Parents to collect.

Thursday 4th May

9am – 3pm – P7 Curricular Science Transition Event with DGS staff (P7 Classrooms and Science Room being used)

Friday 5th May

9.00 – 9.30am Count Me In – Parents & Pupils



 Foxlake Outdoor Festival – 20/21 May 2017

Dunbar Childcare AfterSchool Club

Opera Gala

Foxlake Outdoor Festival 2017

20 – 21 May 2017




After the huge success of last year, the Foxlake Outdoor Festival returns bigger and better for 2017. Head along for an exhilarating weekend, offering a world of adventures for all the family set within the beautiful surroundings of Foxlake Adventures.

Following the massive success of 2016 when the first ever Foxlake Outdoor Festival sold out weeks in advance, we have decided to extend the festival to a full weekend across the 20 and 21 May 2017, offering families the opportunity to get outdoors and begin their own adventure in East Lothian. There will be tickets available for each day, weekend tickets and once again children’s tickets will be absolutely free. Tickets will start at £17 for an adult day entry and £30 for a weekend ticket. Again children under 16 will all be free!

Many of the hugely popular elements of last year’s event will return, including the Industry Wake Parks who will once again run an Industry Pro Wakeboard Tour Event. Bringing some of the most talented wake boarders from across the world to compete, this is a further growth of Scotland’s biggest wakeboard event. This is the perfect opportunity to enjoy the thrills of professional wakeboarding.

Also returning is the Decades Music Stage, featuring everyone’s favourite tribute bands, celebrating the last 60 years of music, there will be something for everyone. There will be a talented line-up of East Lothian’s finest local musicians, and joining them this year will be the Comedy Stage, with a selection of Britain’s finest comedians guaranteeing laughs throughout the weekend. To keep the children entertained we will be bringing back our popular Kid’s Zone with the inflatable village filled with every bouncy castle imaginable and face painting.

The weekend is all about getting the family active outdoors, so you will have the chance to try out some of East Lothian’s outdoor adventures for yourself. Try out the Foxfall Course, the UK’s only rope course constructed over water, or get on your wet suit and give wakeboarding a try, or if you prefer to stay dry hope on and master a Segway!

This year sees the addition of two brilliant new areas within the festival: the Adrenaline Arena and the Winton Castle Highland Games. The Adrenaline Arena which includes a free fall huge stunt bag with a total drop height of just under 8m, a 7m high climbing wall, amazing Parkour displays and workshops by Access Parkour and The Clan Scotland Cycle Stunt Team whose amazing tricks and stunts which have you on the edge of your seat. The Winton Castle Highland Games gives you a full flavour of Scotland’s country sports. Whether you toss the caber, channel your inner Robin Hood with archery or discover birds of prey with falconry, this is a fun and competitive activity for all the family.

Foxlake Adventures is Scotland’s first cable wakeboarding park along with the UK’s only ropes course constructed over water. Foxlake is located in the heart of East Lothian 25 miles east of Edinburgh, nestled in beautiful woodland on the edge of the John Muir Way.

We are not only committed to enjoying and celebrating our fabulous landscape but we also want to protect it. So, there will be a shuttle bus service from Dunbar Train Station throughout the weekend, giving the opportunity for all of our visitors to use the excellent rail links from Edinburgh and the North of England and leave the car at home.

We guarantee an exhilarating day for all the family. There is so much more that ensures thrills for adults and children alike!

Adult Day Ticket – £17

Adult Weekend Ticket – £30

Children Under 16 – FREE


 Dunbar Childcare After-School Club

Dunbar Childcare After-School Club – John Muir Campus. We are situated in the school dining-hall. Spaces available from August 2017. Primary 1 – Primary 7.

Open daily until 6pmMondayThursday. Care Inspectorate Registered Childcare Vouchers Accepted www.dunbar-childcare.co.uk

Contact – Lindsay  – 07528 208168

Dunbar Choral Event

Apr 28 Opera Gala.pdf