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P5 Table Tennis Championship

Taken from Gareth Hill’s post on:

27 P5s signed up for the Dunbar Primary School P5 Championship. The tournament came about because Haddington Table Tennis and East Lothian Table Tennis led PE Support sessions delivered in the school.

However as the tournament progressed it became clear two players were standing out. David C and Tom F were on different sides of the draw and were set for a collision course in the final. In the semi finals both lifted their performance again and moved swiftly through to the final.

In the final it was David who took the crucial points. In the first game the score was 8-8 and David played a driving forehand down the line which clipped the edge of the table and then gave him a boost to seal the first game 11-8. In the second game Tom raced to a 6-1 lead. David wouldn’t be denied though and powered back tol take the game 11-9. With it being best of 3 David took the title.

Also the school staff took part in a teacher training and 8 staff will now be delivering TT to the pupils which means the sport will only grow in the school.

If you wish to know more about Table Tennis for Primary Schools in the cluster please contact Active Schools Coordinator Gareth Hill on or 07976377642

Education Scotland Thank You

Article from ‘Inform’:

Education Scotland has thanked Campie Primary School, Dunbar Primary School, and Ross High School for their hospitality after the schools welcomed international trainees from Kuwait this month.

The Kuwait assessors visited our schools for two days during a visit to East Lothian between 20 November and 1 December. The focus of these visits was to support the new Kuwait assessors to evaluate learning and teaching in literacy in the primary schools, and the English department in the secondary.

Education Scotland’s Graeme Logan said: “The Kuwait trainees were very impressed with their visit to Campie, Dunbar and Ross High schools. They found the staff very open, friendly and willing to share their practice. They learnt a lot from their classroom observations which will support them to improve their skills and knowledge in self-evaluation. They very much enjoyed engaging with the children and young people who were strong and proud ambassadors for their schools. We value our partnership with your schools in supporting our international engagement and look forward to further joint working next year.”

Anna Boni, also from Education Scotland, added: “I would like to formally thank the senior teams, staff, children and young people in Campie, Dunbar and Ross High Schools for the way in which they supported the learning of our Kuwait trainees. I know that my team and I found the support provided by the schools to be of the highest quality. Their championing of the learning of the Kuwait group was far beyond expectations. The attitudes of the children in so openly accepting the influx of visitors from a very different culture was commendable. The generosity of spirit of the teachers who allowed us to observe their craft in class and also gave of their time to engage in professional dialogue was greatly valued.. I know that the Kuwait groups benefited significantly from their two days in your schools. I think the schools, while probably exhausted by their constant stream of questions, also enjoyed the visit.”
Pinkie St Peter’s Primary School also welcomed international visitors this month. This November, a group of international health care professionals visited the Musselburgh school to see how they use the Scottish Government’s Improvement Methodology. Staff discussed how the school’s vision and values were developed by the children, parents and staff, explaining how the school lives these values, and how this underpins their Quality Improvement work.


P3 Enterprise Event and Refreshment

Dear P3 Parents.

As you will be aware the P3 classes are having their Enterprise event on 7th December at 9.30 a.m. in both halls.

Parents and Carers from classes P3A and P3C should enter the school through the main door as these classes will be singing first in the main hall. Parents and Carers of P3B , P3D and P3E should enter at 9.30 a.m. through the Gym doors  (red) at the front of the playground as these classes are selling their creations first. The groups will swap round at 10.00 am as directed by the teachers.

At10.30 all P3 parents are invited to join us in the dining room for a coffee or tea and a piece of shortbread.

Kind Regards The P3 Team

RESPECT FOR ALL EL Anti Bullying Policy

Respect for All

East Lothian Anti-Bullying Policy


East Lothian Council is committed to creating and sustaining a safe, positive and inclusive environment where respect is shown to and is given by all of its children, young people, staff and parents/carers.  Positive relationships are central to developing and maintaining inclusive environments

Every child and young person in East Lothian has the right to grow up free from bullying behaviour and prejudice-based bullying and experience a learning environment which welcomes diversity and nurtures respect for all.  East Lothian Council is therefore committed to protecting children and young people from all forms of bullying

This commitment is consistent with the policy of the Scottish Government as outlined in the National Approach to Anti-bullying for Scotland’s Children and Young People (2010) and is supported by the work of respectme, Scotland’s national anti-bullying service. The context of this policy in relation to other national and local policies can be found in Appendix 1 in the document below.

In addition to ensuring this policy is in line with the National Policy the views of children and young people, parents/carers and staff across East Lothian were sought through initial consultation with stakeholders in order to identify key issues and further consultation on the draft policy to ensure the policy meets local need.

Open the Policy here: Respect for All – Anti bullying policy 1 4 final


International Visitors

We had some international visitors from Kuwait in school this week.  They were here to learn more about how to evaluate learning and teaching.

P7 pupils took them on a tour of the school when they first arrived and then the group spent time in a variety of classes observing literacy lessons.

We really enjoyed welcoming them to our school and they had lots of positive things to say about their visit!


Sportshall Athletics

A team of P6 & P7 pupils attended the East Lothian Sportshall Athletics Competition this week and came first! They had a brilliant time at the event and Mrs Silver, Classroom Assistant, said their behaviour & attitude was outstanding!

Congratulations to Kings Meadow who secured second place in the competition. Dunbar Primary & Kings Meadow now progress to the East Regional Final.

P4 Young Artist Competition

The Rotary Young Artist Competition is organised by Rotary District 1020.

P4 enjoyed taking part this year and entered some ‘Harry Potter’ themed art work as part of their class novel work at the time.

The competition aims to encourage young people to:
•experiment with creativity
•use traditional or contemporary methods of fine art
•show interpretation of their chosen topic
•express their ideas through the medium of fine art

Members of Dunbar Rotary Club visited our assembly on Friday to congratulate three pupils who got through to the final stage of the competition. Well done!