All posts by bmagill

Santa Run


Happening during school hours on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 (weather permitting!)

All years P1-P7 are running as many laps as possible.

(This will be a specially measured out route to make sure we hit our target).

These miles will also be contributed to the Dunbar Cluster run to Tokyo.

Sponsorship is optional but please note all funds raised for the Parent Council go to supporting and aiding our children’s learning.

Any amount is a good amount so please do what you can – there is no minimum or maximum amount as every penny counts!

Sponsorship can either be per lap or a total amount – it’s up to you.

Please hand in any money at Elfridges on Saturday 7th December

(or to the class teacher if you can’t attend).

Children are to please wear a Santa hat or bobble hat and to get ready for the festive count down – music and good cheer will be there to support the children during the run.

P4 to P7 Christmas Lunch: Wednesday 11th December 2019

15 November 2019

             P4 to P7 Christmas Lunch: Wednesday 11th December 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

In order to help the Kitchen with the ordering of food for this special meal, you now have the opportunity to pre – order your child’s Christmas lunch.

You can do this with your MyGovscot account, otherwise the children will be choosing their lunch in class on:

Friday 29h November. All orders must be placed by Friday 29th November

The Choices are:-

  • Traditional Christmas Lunch
  • Vegetarian roast
  • Both choices include Lentil Soup or Christmas Ice Cream

You must provide a packed lunch on the above date if your child does not wish to have a Christmas lunch.

No money will be accepted in school please go online to WWW.EASTLOTHIAN.GOV.UK and click on SCHOOL PAY

Please complete the tear off slip below and return to school by: – Friday 29th November

Yours sincerely

Mrs H Gillanders


Mother McGoose

Dear Parents/Carers


The Christmas show ‘Mother McGoose’ will be coming to Dunbar Primary to perform during the school day on Thursday 5th December 2019 for AM Nursery, P1, P2, P4 and P5 pupils.


The cost of this is £1.60 per pupil. Please pay online at: clicking on the PAY FOR IT button.

Many thanks,


J Eeles



British Sign Language – Making it Easier – Information Sessions

As part of the Council’s new British Sign Language Plan we are working to make it easier for deaf BSL users to contact the Council. There is a new national service available called contactScotland-BSL which can allow deaf BSL users to get in touch with us and other services.

contactSCOTLAND-BSL is a Scottish Government service that connects deaf BSL users throughout Scotland through an online BSL interpreting video relay service (VRS) with all of Scotland’s public authorities and voluntary organisations (Third Sector) and beyond.

For more information visit

We will be hosting demonstrations about this service on Monday 25th of November at the following times:

  • 9.30-10.30am at the Esk Rooms @ Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
  • 12 to 1pm at  Garleton Room @ Penston House, Macmerry
  • 4-5pm at the Regent Room @  Brunton Musselburgh

This sessions are open to local organisations and individuals across East Lothian who would like to learn how to use this service. To book a space please email indicating which session you would like to attend.


Dunbar Primary School – Communication Policy

East Lothian Council’s vision is for an even more prosperous, safe and sustainable East Lothian, with a dynamic and thriving economy, that enables our people and communities to flourish.

We believe fostering positive partnerships between parents and schools underpin our commitment to improving the quality and extent of parents’ involvement in their child’s learning and the important role they play in their child’s education.

The School Communication Policy complements the Parental Engagement Strategy. We believe effective and interactive communication promotes effective partnerships between schools and families. It helps to develop understanding and build trust between our schools, pupils, families and the communities they serve.

The purpose of this Policy is to ensure there is a consistent approach for schools to apply in ensuring effective communications between colleagues, with our pupils, with their parents and with other members of the wider community. We need to ensure that communications between all members of the school community are clear, professional, timely and appropriate. We also want to ensure the school has a high and positive profile in the local community and in the wider education sector. This will ensure Dunbar Primary School is a thriving and successful part of the community.

Dunbar Primary School – Communications policy – Final Issued


Bring Your Adults to School (BOATS) – Letter issued to P1 on 08/11/19

Bring Your Adults to School (BOATS)

This half term we will be welcoming parents and carers to come into class and share in their child’s learning. We will be focussing on sharing our maths and numeracy skills with you this time.

This will take place on Friday 22nd November at 11 am.

The first part of the visit will be a short assembly in the hall where the children will perform some nursery rhymes for you.

You will have an opportunity to explore and join in with some teacher-led and independent learning activities within the classroom. You will be asked to return to the playground as normal at home-time to assist us to dismiss the children safely.

We look forward to welcoming you on the 22nd.

Kind regards

The Primary One Team