All posts by Mrs Eeles

Depute Head Teacher, Dunbar Primary School

Charity Fundraising at Dunbar Primary

Children in Need

We raised a fantastic £1025.00 and the pupils had a great time working out with Pudsey, a big thank you to parents who helped supply the cake stalls too!

P3 Fundraising

Sponsored Spell, Old Macdonald School, Zambia. Many thanks for everyone’s support for this activity. We raised the amazing amount of £537.65 from the five Primary Three classes. Thanks too to Michaela Mayo an ex-pupil of DGS who worked there last summer and came to school and shared her experiences with the pupils.

P4 Cake stall

P4 raised funds for the school we have links with – St Mary’s School, Nok Dara in India. They managed to raise a fantastic £267.49 and this together with the money that P5 hope to raise with their Carol singing at Asda in the final week will be enough to pay for the 4 teachers to continue teaching at the school for another year.

Dunbar Champions!

Wow!  For the second year in a row Dunbar Primary’s team of athletes came first against the other schools in East  Lothian at the SportsHall final last week.  The team included children from P6 & P7 and had trained with Mrs Lyle over the last 6 weeks.

They will now progress to the East Regional Final which will be held at Meadowbank in February. Dunbar will be joined at the Regional Final by second place finishers Stoneyhill Primary School.

Not only did they succeed in their sporting talents but the children have been praised for their behaviour on the day and for supporting each other before, during and after their event.

Well done!!

Dunbar Library Events

BOOK WEEK SCOTLAND   26 November – 2 December 2012



Tuesday 27 November         Author – Tony Black

Edinburgh based journalist and crime writer. Tough, edgy, violent, fast paced Tartan Noir. Not for the faint-hearted! If you haven’t already met private investigator Gus Dury, now’s your chance.

7.30pm – 9.00pm             Free   


Wednesday 28 November

Bookbug sessions – rhymes and stories for babies to 4 years

9am   and    10am


Thursday 29 November            Dunbar Conversations

Join a panel of members of the Dunbar Writers group and local authors Nigel Bird, Ross Laidlaw and Roy Pugh for an evening of chat and readings

7.30 pm – 9.00pm            Free


Friday 30 November                  Reading hour

11.00am – 12.00 noon

The reading hour is the flagship event to get people involved in books and reading. Staff will try and make sure everyone goes away with something they’d like to read; spend time reading or browsing – and don’t forget to pick up your free copy of My favourite places while stocks last.


Everyone welcome

Dunbar Library 01368 866060 for more information

Pop Up Book Festival In Glasgow – 1st December

Information from the Scottish Book Trust:

As part of Book Week Scotland, the first national celebration of books and reading (26 Nov – 2 Dec 2012), Glasgow is to host the Book Week Scotland Pop-up Festival on Saturday 1 December at the Mitchell Library, with a packed, mostly free programme.

Special 2-for-1 Offer On Ticketed Events

You can now get 2-for-1 tickets for all ticketed events by quoting BT100 over the phone or by entering the code online for these events.

For children and families: – Join in with Bounce and Rhyme sessions (for Under 5s) – Listen to stories from Vivian French and join Celeste Circus – Listen to Mairi Hedderwick reading Katie Morag stories – Meet Astrosaurs author Steve Cole – Hear Frank Cottrell Boyce discuss his award-winning books including Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Help illustrator John Fardell create a mural – live!

Wannabe teen authors shouldn’t miss our day long Young Writers Conference where they’ll meet likeminded people and get practical advice from established authors.

And for adults we’ve got an incredible line up:Charles Jencks on art and life The Battle for the Book debate featuring literature and publishing heavyweights incl. Waterstone’s CEO – Liz Lochhead and Aidan Moffat celebrating My Favourite Place – Sci-fi legends Iain M Banks and Ken McLeodA writing masterclass with Alan Bissett – An illustration masterclass with John Fardell – The League of Extraordinary Booklovers offering advice and inspiration – And closing the festival is a potentially legendary Literary Death Match with Scotland facing England featuring Christopher Brookmyre for the Scots * Offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer. Offer applies to tickets for the same show bought in advance.

To get the 2 for 1 offer, please quote BT100 when booking your tickets: – by phone: call 0141 353 8000 – online at – Or in person at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Have you logged on to the Home Connect website yet?

Is your child taking part in Accelerated Reader?  Did you know you can log on a website called Home Connect to see their reading results and progress?  It’s very simple to do…

Click on the link above and simply enter your child’s username and password (all children should know this) and you will be able to:

  • review results on AR quizzes taken in school
  • view the number of books read, words read and quizzes passed
  • see a virtual bookshelf showing the books your child has read

You will also see a link to ‘E-Mail Setup’ at the top of the page that gives you the chance to sign up to recieve an e-mail every time your child takes a quiz to share the results with you instantly!


Lochend ‘School Run’

Richard Taylor talked to Lochend Campus today to launch our ‘School Run’.  He was joined by some Team GB Olympians!

‘School Run’ will begin at the end of August and is open to P6 – P7 pupils at first.  It’s aim is to get children more active and it will take place every Friday morning at 8.15am.  More details to follow very soon…