Category Archives: News

Friday 19th January – Dress Down Day

Friday 19th January – Dress Down Day (please see photo for more info). Sorry about the confusion. This was originally only Lochend as the P1-P3 did not have this assembly, however children in both sites are welcome to dress down.

Anique is a former pupil & also attended P7 Camp this year as a volunteer as part of her Duke of Edinburgh Award. We look forward to wearing red, green & black to support her.

RRS 2018

We are all ready to go with our 2018 Rights Respecting School (RRS) calendar!  Every class across the school will display the calendar and discuss the right each month.

Thank you to pupils across the school for submitting entries to Mrs Whitehead (P6 class teacher) and congratulations to our 12 winners!

Oxford Owl to Support Read, Write Inc.

The school has introduced Read , Write, Inc this session and early results are proving very positive.  During the holiday why not keep them reading by trying out Oxford Owl.

Click on the Owl to register.


This is a free website to help you support your child with reading and foster a love of reading.

It includes:
Over 100 FREE ebooks to enjoy with your child.
A Phonics guide (including how to say the sounds correctly)
Ideas for motivating boys to read.
Great ideas to keep them reading in the holidays.
Reading games and activities.

Dunbar Parent Council Fundraising News

Update from Dunbar Primary Parent Council.

Thank you for supporting fundraising for the school this term. Your contributions have been fantastic.

The collection of unwanted clothing through Rag Bag raised £373 for the school. Sales of Christmas cards raised £942 and the 2018 calendar featuring pupils’ portraits will bring in around £1800.

The school Christmas fair also raised just under £2000, with the auction featuring the signed books obtained by pupils at Lochend making £600.

So at our first parent council meeting of 2018, on Monday January 15 at 7pm in the John Muir campus library, we will be able to spend some of that money on things the school has said they need. This includes investing in the school libraries.

Do come along to share your thoughts and think about what we do next.

If you are doing any last minute online Christmas shopping remember you can also raise a bit of money for the school by clicking through

Thanks again for the fab team effort.

Helen Schoen, Chair.