Category Archives: Events

John Muir Campus Harvest Assembly

Nursery pupils joined P1 – P3 for the Harvest Assembly today.

Take a look at Daisy the scarecrow below!  It was made by Woodlands & Haven nursery rooms.  Two girls from the Eco Group are shown putting her in place for the assembly.

Nursery Assembly 2 Nursery Assembly

Thank you for your kind food donations so far.  Another Harvest Assembly will take place on Friday 31st October at Lochend Campus.  If you would like to donate an item of food to the Dunbar Basic Bank, please send it in with your child to either campus this week.

We have listed below some of the foods that are in high demand, although any donation of dried or tinned food will be greatly received:

Tinned vegetables, tinned potatoes, biscuits, breakfast cereals and tinned meats.

Thank you!

Children in Need 2014@ Dunbar Primary


14th November is Children in Need Day

 The theme for this year is …

                                             Be a Hero!

   Pupils can dress up as any hero they wish….

A Superhero…. A hero or heroine from a book or story… a sporting hero or someone they admire.

£1 donation

There are some ideas and printables on the BBC Children in Need Website

P7 Perform the Pirates of the Curry Bean


2nd July @1.30pm
2nd July @1.30pm

The P7 Classes at Dunbar Primary School will perform to almost 2000 children and adults over 3 shows, starting on Monday 30th June.  On this date all children from Nursery to P6 will get the chance to see our amazing actors, actresses and singers perform the new amazing show.

The performance for Parents and Carers of P7 will be at 1.30pm in the John Muir Main Hall . The children will also receive their leaving certificates from Mr Raffaelli, Head Teacher at Dunbar Grammar School at the end of the show. As always the show is free.

What is it all about?

Anchors away and set sail for swashbuckling pirate adventure on the high seas in this piratical musical that’s sure to shake your booty! Young twins Jack & Liza Periwinkle yearn for adventure, so imagine their joy at discovering a real life treasure map! But when the infamous Redbeard and his pungent Pirates of the Curry Bean steal the map and kidnap their mother, the race is on to rescue her, reclaim the map and find the treasure! Accompanied by their faithful cat Fiddlesticks, the twins join a mad admiral and his crazy crew on a voyage of adventure that takes them from Old London Docks to the mysterious island of Lumbago in the sea of Sciatica! Will they be first to find the treasure chest, or is a surprise awaiting them that’s even better than gold? With colourful characters, sparkling songs and a witty script as sharp as a cutlass, this show is dripping with piratical style!

Sci-Fest for Grown ups


Have you made plans for the weekend yet? If not, book your babysitter now! The Dunbar SciFest Adult Programme will culminate on Saturday 22 March, with 2 inspiring events.

Gerry Hughes will describe his epic and inspirational adventures as the first deaf yachtsman to complete a round the world voyage via the Five Great Capes.

8-10pm, The Gibb Room, Bleachingfield Community Centre, £4, BYOB


Grown Up Fun @ SCI-FUN is everyone’s chance to come and play… without your children! Have a great night out and play with your friends. Feel free to be silly as you enjoy an exciting range of over 50 interactive science activities including controlling lightning; seeing a hole in your hand; solving a crime; making a human electric circuit; “relaxing” in the ever-popular spinning chair; and many, many more! Be amused by some stand-up comedy. Be entertained by live music and Rock the Lab – the Edinburgh International Science Festival’s grown up version of their Busking Bike!

8-11pm, The Halls, Bleachingfield Community Centre, £8, BYOB

We look forward to seeing you at the weekend at Dunbar SciFest and on Saturday night!

Together we Count Workshops P1-3 John Muir

Dear Parent/Carer

We would like to invite you to a Together We Count evening on Tuesday 18th February aimed at parents of P1 – P3 pupils at John Muir Campus.

Dunbar Primary staff will be running numeracy workshops to demonstrate the teaching of early maths, active maths, addition, subtraction, early multiplication and division as well as using technology to enhance maths skills.

There will be a chance to play (if you want to!) some of the Active Maths games, get online with Education City we use with the pupils and time for a coffee!

We will not be asking you to do any Maths yourself! So do not worry. It should be fun so please come along.

The event will run from 5 – 6.30pm at John Muir Campus.

We will send out further details next week once we have the workshop choices arranged.

Angus MacRury DHT

Children in Need 2013

On Friday 15th November we will join in … Pudsey’s Pyjama Party

Everyone is being asked to wear PJ’s or Onesies for the day and give a £1 donation for Children in Need.

Pupils can also bring a pillow/blanket and teddy to snuggle down and get a ‘bedtime story’ read by their teacher.

 Design a hot water bottle cover for Mrs Gillanders competition. 

This will be open to all stages. There will be a prize for each stage winner. Closing Date for entries is Friday 8th November. Templates will be available from your teacher.  Prizes will be awarded at both assemblies on the week of Children in Need.

CIN Wristbands have been ordered and will be available at both campuses from Monday 11th November. These will also be on sale in the foyer on the evening of Parent’s Nights (while stocks last!)

For More Information on Children in Need see website above.

Grandparents day 2013

Today we had over 200 Grandparents visiting our classrooms in P1-3 at the John Muir Campus. They participated in Maths Writing, PE and Music lessons and then relaxed in our Cafe with a cup of coffee and a biscuit.

Thank you all for coming!

Comments on the morning.

“They Sang Happy Birthday for me, great”

“Lovely children, pleasure to be intheir compsany. Whiteboard-very good.”

“Thourourghly enjoyed Music and singing. Vey impressed with how quickly they have learned the words of the songs in P1.”

“Enjoyed seeing the children at Gym and how they interact with each other. All nice and Orderly. Gives us a better understanding of the activites.”

“The staff are excellent, as well as caring about their pupils.”

“The children are so happy and diciplined.”

“Magic WALL , Fabulous way to learn together.”

“It was plain to see the connection between teacher and pupils, it showed that their learning is fun.”

“Lovely to see our Grandchild so happy in his school.”

“Great School, teacher- TOP MARKS.”

“The chance to participate-Good.”

“Teacher very impressive.”

“Excellent Manners.”

Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science & Scotland’s Languages visits Dunbar Primary

Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Minister for Learning, Science & Scotland’s Languages visited Dunbar Primary School today to congratuate the parents, pupils, staff and whole community of Dunbar on the Parent Councils’ achievement in winning a  Scottish Education Award this year. Alasdair met with pupils, staff councillors and representitives from East Lothian Council, including the Head of Education, Darrin Nightingale, the Parent Council, parents and wider community and spent over an hour chatting about why Dunbar Primary School is such a wonderful learning community.

“Dunbar Primary School is doing excellent work in partnership with parents and the wider community. As winners of the Parents as Partners in Learning Award at this year’s Scottish Education Award, Dunbar is a great example of how Curriculum for Excellence recognises the important role that parents and carers have in developing children and young people. I congratulate everyone involved in Dunbar Primary’s wider community for supporting the breadth of opportunities available for their young people.” (Dr Allan)

Dr Allan meets Pupils CouncilPupil Council at the eventDr Allan chats to the Pupil Council