All posts by Angus MacRury

Depute Headteacher, Dunbar Primary School.

Cursive Script at Dunbar Primary School

Don Ledingham, Executive Director of Education and Children’s Services for East Lothian Council and Director of Education and Children’s Services for Midlothian Council, visited Dunbar Primary School today to look at the success of the introduction of cursive script to the school nearly three years ago.  The evidence is very clear, the children through the school are more confident and willing to access writing by using cursive script. Presentation of work is exceptional and early evidence suggests that spelling has also improved.  Don met and spoke with pupils who had been taught cursive script and was astonished with the ability and standard of written work they are producing.

Trudy King and Lindsay Barley were interviewed by Don on the success of the programme.

A great deal of credit has to go to all the staff at Dunbar Primary School who have made this such a groundbreaking and successful programme.

Their interview can be viewed here

Diamond Jubilee Holiday for Schools

Dear Parents and Carers

We have received official confirmation from East Lothian Council that an additional holiday has just been granted to mark the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. This is now in line with most Local Authorities in Scotland Schools will be closed on Tuesday 5th June as well as Monday 4th June.

We have put this post up to allow parents the opportunity to make any unscheduled childcare arrangements for Tuesday 5th May 2012.

A MacRury(DHT) on behalf of H Gillanders (HT)

Mrs Clark and Mrs Gillanders

Congratulations to Mrs Clark and Mrs Gillanders who ran together in 6 hours 01 minutes the whole of the course of the London Marathon yesterday. They are both still walking and are feeling great today.

Well done from all at Dunbar Primary School.

P7 Transition Dates

A reminder for parents of P7 pupils about the transition Dates to come this term.
25th May:  Transition Morning at Dunbar Grammar School (lunch in Bistro then spend the afternoon in Dunbar Leisure Pool 1 – 3pm)
6th June:  Parent Information Evening at Dunbar Grammar School 7 – 9pm
15th June:  Transition Morning at Dunbar Grammar School – Meet your new class
18th & 19th June:  Dunbar Grammar School – two day visit . Catch Eves Coach to school