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Weekly Update 01 04 2022

Easter Competition

Cross Country

A huge well done to the P4-P7 team who took part in the Cross Country Event at Meadowmill. They represented Dunbar Primary School  well and ran fantastically. Well Done to all the winners and everyone who showed exceptional effort.
to all the runners.
A big thank you to Mrs Lyle and Mrs Silver for taking the team to the Cross Country event.

Active Schools P4-P7

Active Schools Total Adventure is back for Term 3!

Please CLICK HERE to see the programme with all the details on upcoming activities including Surfing, Wakeboarding, Sailing and Rock Climbing.

Online booking for Total Adventure activities goes live on Friday 1st April at 6pm –

If you have any questions about the Active Schools Total Adventure programme, please contact Gareth Hill, Dunbar Active Schools Coordinator, at

Free Access to Active Schools Activities
A promo code for free access to paid activities is available to children and young people in East Lothian who are care experienced, young carers and/or registered for free school meals with East Lothian Council. Your promo code may be used when booking East Lothian Active Schools activities online at checkout. If you have previously received a promo code, this is still valid and can be used for new bookings.

Information on registering for free school meals is available at

Support for Ukraine

Easter Break

The school closes for the Easter Break on Friday 8th April. The school will reopen on Monday 25th April. Other school holiday dates  are below.

All Resume (Staff and Pupils) – Monday 25 April 2022

May Day (Schools closed) – Monday 2 May 2022

All Resume – Tuesday 3 May 2022

Staff In-service Day 5 (pupil holiday) – Monday 23 May 2022

Pupils Resume – Tuesday 24 May 2022

Queen’s Platinum Jubilee (Schools closed) – Friday 3 June 2022

Term Ends – Friday 1 July 2022

Football Opportunity for Girls aged 5-11

Get your boots on and join us for our Girls Only Easter Play the Game Courses, supported by DPS Group and the Scottish FA, at Hallhill 3G, Dunbar.

This course is ideal for girls between 5-12 years of age who like to play outfield whether as a defender, midfielder, striker or all three! Games, goals, defending and attacking – it’s all here!

Sessions are suitable for young girls of all abilities including those just starting out in the game and those who already play regular football. We acknowledge that kids are also on holiday while attending these sessions so we endeavour to create a balance between coaching and allowing players to experience exciting and fun games based activities and challenges that add to their time off school.

All young players will receive a limited time offer of 15% off all non-sale items in-store and online at Heart Direct. This is exclusive to those who attend our Play the Game Courses and Centres .

We aim to make the courses as accessible as possible for families and young people.

Please ensure you read and understand all Covid-19 related procedures outlined in the booking confirmation email.

To book follow the Link below.

For more information and general enquires email

Next DGSC (Parent Council) Meeting

The next parent Dunbar Grammar School Council Meeting is on Wednesday 6th April. This will take place from 7 – 8.30pm on Google Meet.  All parents are welcome to attend.

Please email if you would like to attend and a meeting link will be sent to you.

Parents Night and YouTube video-How to book

Headteacher: Mrs H Gillanders

Dear Parent and Carers

Arrangements for Parent Nights for Primary 1- Primary 7 pupils

 We have organised for these parent nights to go ahead, using Google Meet, week beginning

Monday 22nd February and week beginning Monday 1st March.

Meetings will be arranged as follows:

  • Parents will log in using their child’s edubuzz details (the username and password your child uses to access google classroom).
  • On your child’s google classroom stream, look for a link to take you to the appointment booking system.
  • Appointment times will be posted on : Tuesday 16th February at 8.30am
  • Use the online system to book an appointment on either of the two days and choose a time that suits you.
  • On the day of your appointment you will log in again using your child’s edubuzz details and click on the google meet link.  The link can be found in your child’s Gmail messages or google calendar.

We have created a video to show you how to book an appointment and what to do to get onto Google Meet to see and speak to the class teacher.

Timetable of Parent Night Meetings

Stage  Dates Time SLT member on duty in school
Primary 1 Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd Feb 3.30pm – 6.30pm Mrs Gillanders
Primary 6 Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd Feb 3.30pm – 6.30pm Mrs Eeles
Primary 7 Mon 22nd & Tues 23rd Feb 3.30pm – 6.30pm Miss Eunson
Primary 4 Weds 24th & Thurs 25th Feb 3.30pm – 6.30 pm Mr MacRury  Mrs Percy-Davis
Primary 5 Wed 24th & Thurs 25th Feb 3.30pm – 6.30pm Mrs Kelly
Primary 2 Mon 1st & Tues 2nd March 3.30pm – 6.30pm Mrs Wight/Mrs Gillanders
Primary 3 Weds 3rd & Thurs 4th March 3.30pm – 6.30pm Mrs Gillanders/Mrs King


How many sweeties in the jar?

Support the school

This Friday the children in both sites can play a virtual guess the sweets in the jar fundraiser for the parent council. The winner will win the jar of sweets.

Guesses are 1 for 50p or 3 for £1.

Parents can put the money in an envelope the children guess the number from the pictures on the whiteboard. The number will be recorded against the child’s name in class.

The winner will be the closest or exact.

Weekly Update Friday 6.11.20

Dear Parents and Carers,

Children in Need @40

Children in Need – Pupils can wear something cosy or spotty (donations welcome but optional)

P4 Rugby Sessions

Week 2 continues on Wednesday 11th November.

New P1 Parental Read Write Inc. Presentation

A new presentation has been put together by Jennie Waters our reading coordinator to help our new parents understand how we teach reading at Dunbar, and how they can help develop important reading skills at home. Please find the link below:

Free School Meals

The facilities team will deliver free school meals to the homes of students who are isolating to make sure they are still received. Please call or email our school office if this applies to you. Parents/carers with a child who is isolating should not visit the school building.

Twitter @ Dunbar Primary

Dunbar Primary School Twitter has over 1759 followers!

All our Classes are regularly sharing the
learning, activities, successes and achievements of our pupils on our  year stage Twitter Pages too. – make sure you are following
@DunbarPrimary to see what your children
are up to.

The Dunbar Primary nursery have their own Twitter feed
tpp, please take a look

Keeping Safe for all

We are still following strict guidelines to keep our pupils and staff safe in school.
Please support us to keep our school family safe by:
Observing 2 metre distancing from other adults when in the school grounds.
Phone or email the school office in the first instance, rather than visiting.
Wearing a face covering in our playground at drop off and pick up times.
If you have to enter our building please wear a face covering.
Do not allow children to bring toys in from home.
PE kits to be worn to school on PE days.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any queries. We are hereto support and help.

The December Event

Despite all, it is NOT cancelled! While we are still keeping our pupils and staff safe in their bubbles, we are busy planning lots of exciting activities and events over the next term to celebrate the festive season and still make it as magical and joyful at school as we can. More information will follow with dates for your diaries for lunch, parties and other events. We have some surprises in store!!

Foodbank -Dunbar Primary, Helping those in Need

Look out for a video next week as well as posters asking for donations for the Dunbar Foodbank.

Collection of donations will be on  Thursday 3rd December. We promote this via our website and Twitter.

Keeping you  informed

If you have any comments or suggestions for the weekly update I will be putting out a Google Form for feedback in a couple of weeks. This is to help us improve the service to our school community.

Angus J MacRury, DHT.