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HARVEST ASSEMBLY in John Muir and Lochend

Dear Parents and Carers

Harvest Assembly and Collection for Dunbar Foodbanks

We will be holding our Harvest Collection and Assembly on Friday 26th October.

This is a very special assembly where we think about all the wonderful foods that we grow and enjoy both locally and around the world.

It is also an opportunity to think about others who may not, for lots of reasons, have enough food to feed themselves and their families. We can all help in a small way by donating a food item to Dunbar Basics Bank. The children are encouraged to bring in an item to our assembly.

Please find a ‘shopping list’ of items that the Basics Bank would love to receive.

Thanks so much for your support.

A J MacRury , DHT.

Tinned Chilli Con Carne, Tinned Mince, Tinned Chicken Curry, Tinned Chicken in White Sauce, Tinned Stew,Tinned Pies,Tinned Fish,Tinned Soups,Tinned Ravioli, Tinned Spaghetti, Tinned Spaghetti Bolognese, Tinned Macaroni Cheese, Tinned Baked Beans with Sausages,  Tinned Hot Dogs,Tinned Meatballs, Tinned Haggis, Tinned Fruit, Tinned Custard, Tinned Rice Pudding, Tinned Potatoes,  Tinned Vegetables, Tinned Tomatoes, Tinned Beans, Tinned Ham, Jars of pasta/curry sauce, Breakfast Cereal, Diluting Juice, Carton Juice (not refrigerated), Dried Rice, Pasta, Lentils, Stock Cubes, Jam, Teabags, Coffee, Sugar, Long-life Milk, Spray deodorants, Shaving Foam, Shampoo, Shower Gel, Soap, Soap Powder (smaller boxes/bottles best), Toilet Rolls, Toothpaste.


Christmas Shoebox Appeal 2018

Who are Blythswood Care?

Since 1966, Blythswood Care has combined the Christian message with practical help for those in need. Whether through filled shoeboxes at Christmas, relief and development aid or social projects for young and old, Blythswood brings hope to thousands in Europe, Africa and Asia. Blythswood is committed to long-term care projects in Romania, enabling disadvantaged children and young people fulfil their potential. With the support of people like you, Blythswood provides loving care for body and soul.

Pupils received a leaflet today giving lots of information about the Christmas Shoebox Appeal and we talked about it in assembly today at John Muir and Lochend Campus.

The collection date for shoeboxes is two weeks today:  Friday 26th October 2018.  You can hand them in to John Muir or Lochend office any time before then.

Thank you!

Click on the link below to view this year’s checklist:

Shoebox 2018


Getting in Touch

Please contact the school office to query dates or times of events or finance questions, changes to pick up arrangements and especially if your child is going to be absent.

For any other issues we ask that in the first instance you contact your child’s class teacher, especially with regard to homework, curricular issues, changes in behaviour, friendship concerns, etc.

All the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) look after a specific year stage:

Nursery: Mr MacRury (Depute Head based at John Muir Campus)

The Cove: Mrs Hagart (Depute Head based at John Muir Campus)

P1: Mrs Legge (Depute Head based at John Muir Campus)

P2: Mrs Gray (Principal Teacher based at John Muir Campus)

P3: Mrs Gillanders (Head Teacher)

P4: Mrs Kelly (Principal Teacher based at Lochend Campus)

P5: Mrs Gillanders (Head Teacher)

P6: Miss Eeles (Depute Head based at Lochend Campus)

P7: Miss Eunson (Depute Head based at Lochend Campus)

Principal Teacher (Support, Equity & Inclusion): Mrs Caroline Wight, John Muir

Principal Teacher (Support, Equity & Inclusion): Mrs Aileen Kelly, Lochend Campus

Please be assured that if any member of the SLT is not available we will endeavour to either answer your query or call you back as soon as possible. The most important thing we ask is that if you have any concerns you get in touch rather than let it worry you or your child.

How we teach reading: The Read Write Inc Phonics programme

Dunbar Primary School

How we teach reading

The Read Write Inc Phonics programme

Learning to read is one of the most important things your child will learn at our school. Everything else depends on it, so we put as much energy as we possibly can into making sure that every single child is given the opportunity to learn to read as quickly as possible. We want your child to love reading.

Please come along to find out about how we teach reading in Dunbar Primary School and find out how you can help your child on their reading journey.

Date: Monday 10th of September. Venue: Main Hall

Time: morning: 9am to 09.30am         or       evening: 6pm-6.30pm


Thank you


Roseanne Rice

Read, Write, Inc. Leader.