Dyslexia Unwrapped



Hello, Is your Child Dyslexic?

 Dyslexia Unwrapped, is the online hub for young people with dyslexia. It’s fun, informative and designed just for you. Watch a vid, find support, get involved. Click on the link above to have a look around the site.
We have  updated our Dyslexia support pages today and have added a wealth of resources and Links from Dyslexia Scotland and CALL Scotland, as well as links to other resources.

Newsletter November

Dear Parents and Carers,

Find below an extract from our latest Newsletter

Rights Respecting School Bronze Award

Dunbar Primary School has successfully achieved the first stage of the Rights Respecting School Award! We were delighted to achieve the Bronze Award this term, recognising us as a ‘Rights Committed’ school. The Rights Respecting School ambassadors, along with Mrs Whitehead (P6 class teacher), are now busy creating the winter RRS Newsletter. This is due out towards the end of term and will give you more information about this fantastic achievement.

Friday 16th November – Children in Need and Dunbar Christmas Lights Fundraising

We are planning a dress down day (your choice of PJs, onesies, casual clothes etc.) for a small donation on Friday 16th November to raise money for Children in Need and Dunbar Christmas Lights. There will also be a cake stall on this day for both John Muir & Lochend Campus. All cakes will cost between 20p – 50p.  Baking donations (nut free) are welcomed on the Thursday or Friday morning.  All money raised will be split 50/50 between Children in Need and Dunbar Christmas Lights.

‘Resilience – The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope’ Screening

We have organised a screening of this documentary at John Muir Campus on Tuesday 20th November at 6.15pm. It’s an excellent film which explains Adverse Childhood Experiences, their relevance to the children we teach and the possible impacts they can have later on in life.

There is no cost to book. Donations welcome on the night.  To book, please click on:  www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/resilience-the-biology-of-stress-and-the-science-of-hope-tickets-51804687214?aff=ebdssbdestsearch (or find the link on our twitter page or school website).

Find the rest of the Newsletter here: 2 November Newsletter 2018

Resilience Screening 20th November 2018


We  have organised a screening of the Resilience documentary at John Muir Campus on Tuesday 20th November at 18:15. It’s an excellent film which explains Adverse Childhood Experiences, their relevance to the children we teach and the possible impacts they can have later on in life.  There is no cost to book. Donations welcome on the night. THIS IS OPEN TO ALL SCHOOLS IN THE DUNBAR CLUSTER

Tickets/Booking for non DPS staff can be obtained through Eventbrite. Click image above or link below.


The child may not remember, but the body remembers.

Researchers have recently discovered a dangerous biological syndrome caused by abuse and neglect during childhood. As the new documentary Resilience reveals, toxic stress can trigger hormones that wreak havoc on the brains and bodies of children, putting them at a greater risk for disease, homelessness, prison time, and early death. While the broader impacts of poverty worsen the risk, no segment of society is immune. Resilience, however, also chronicles the dawn of a movement that is determined to fight back. Trailblazers in pediatrics, education, and social welfare are using cutting-edge science and field-tested therapies to protect children from the insidious effects of toxic stress—and the dark legacy of a childhood that no child would choose.



HARVEST ASSEMBLY in John Muir and Lochend

Dear Parents and Carers

Harvest Assembly and Collection for Dunbar Foodbanks

We will be holding our Harvest Collection and Assembly on Friday 26th October.

This is a very special assembly where we think about all the wonderful foods that we grow and enjoy both locally and around the world.

It is also an opportunity to think about others who may not, for lots of reasons, have enough food to feed themselves and their families. We can all help in a small way by donating a food item to Dunbar Basics Bank. The children are encouraged to bring in an item to our assembly.

Please find a ‘shopping list’ of items that the Basics Bank would love to receive.

Thanks so much for your support.

A J MacRury , DHT.

Tinned Chilli Con Carne, Tinned Mince, Tinned Chicken Curry, Tinned Chicken in White Sauce, Tinned Stew,Tinned Pies,Tinned Fish,Tinned Soups,Tinned Ravioli, Tinned Spaghetti, Tinned Spaghetti Bolognese, Tinned Macaroni Cheese, Tinned Baked Beans with Sausages,  Tinned Hot Dogs,Tinned Meatballs, Tinned Haggis, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Custard, Tinned Rice Pudding, Tinned Potatoes,  Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Tomatoes, Tinned Beans, Tinned Ham, Jars of pasta/curry sauce, Breakfast Cereal, Diluting Juice, Carton Juice (not refrigerated), Dried Rice, Pasta, Lentils, Stock Cubes, Jam, Teabags, Coffee, Sugar, Long-life Milk, Spray deodorants, Shaving Foam, Shampoo, Shower Gel, Soap, Soap Powder (smaller boxes/bottles best), Toilet Rolls, Toothpaste.


Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2018

Who are Blythswood Care?

Since 1966, Blythswood Care has combined the Christian message with practical help for those in need. Whether through filled shoeboxes at Christmas, relief and development aid or social projects for young and old, Blythswood brings hope to thousands in Europe, Africa and Asia. Blythswood is committed to long-term care projects in Romania, enabling disadvantaged children and young people fulfil their potential. With the support of people like you, Blythswood provides loving care for body and soul.

Pupils received a leaflet today giving lots of information about the Christmas Shoebox Appeal and we talked about it in assembly today at John Muir and Lochend Campus.

The collection date for shoeboxes is two weeks today:  Friday 26th October 2018.  You can hand them in to John Muir or Lochend office any time before then.

Thank you!

Click on the link below to view this year’s checklist:

Shoebox 2018


Standing together. Facing the future.