Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Volunteer Recruitment Fair

Do you have some spare time and keen to get involved in your local community?

Looking to further your career or thinking about changing your career?

If you answered YES, then come along to

Hallhill Healthy Living Centre (Dunbar)

2nd September 2011

2 – 4pm

And find out more about the voluntary opportunities in the Dunbar District.

Information on local voluntary groups and how to volunteer with them will be available along with displays on the Dunbar Districts history of volunteering and community spirit.

Stephanie Kerr

First Day at School!

On Wednesday 17th August all of the P4-P7 pupils and teachers walked over to their new Lochend Campus  

They were accompanied by Eddie, the piper who managed to play all the way round!

 Rev. Gordon Stevenson met everyone at the front entrance and blessed the school before Mrs Wightman, Bronte and Daniel walked in as the first teacher and pupils.

A big thank you to all the parents, grandparents and carers who clapped us along the way – it made it a really special day.


Please find the August newsletter available to view in the page entitled Newsletters. Also please note that the P1 photograph taken by the Courier is on Wednesday 31st not Tuesday 31st as stated in the newsletter.

Back to school…

We hope everyone has had a fantastic summer break. Please note there is a new sweatshirt order form and new term dates listed under ‘About Our School’.

We look forward to seeing you back at school on Wednesday 17th August. **Please note: everyone will be meeting at John Muir Campus at 8:45am on the first day back before P4-7 set off to the new Lochend Campus.

Time Capsule

Time Capsule Competition

This term we ran a competition in school for pupils to nominate items they thought should go into the Time Capsule for the new Lochend Campus. Thank you to Miss Cooke who has organised and arranged this event.

The winners were announced at assembly on Friday and everyone got to see what they had chosen for the box.


Rabia Saquib Bashir – P2a – Stamp

Helena Duguid – P2C  – Memory Stick of Photos

Emma Bunyan – P4D – School Sweatshirt

Dale Tait – P4B – Made it on Time Monkey

Joseph Kellock  – P4D – Newspaper

Ellie Phillips – P5C – Argos Catalogue

Robbie Bennet – P5D – Star of the Week Poster

Charlie Hamilton – P5C – Map of Dunbar

Catriona McPheat – P5C – Royal Wedding Towel

Saffron Divers  – P6C – Whole School Photo

Jessica Robertson – P6C – Information Leaflet

Katie McIntosh – P7B – Gadget Magazine

Rowanne Miller – P7B – Shopping Receipt

Rosie Forrest – P7B  – School Rules Poster

Jorja Bradey – P7B – Chart CD

These winners will be invited back in 2041 for the grand opening of the box.

Congratulations to the winners, they chose some great objects that will hopefully prove interesting and amusing for the pupils and staff of Dunbar Primary School in 30 years time.

As Headteacher I also enclosed a copy of the name of every pupil and member of staff who was present here during 2010/11 session and a newsletter so they now how hard we worked but also the fun we had!

FLIP: a group for parents and carers of children with additional support needs

FLIP (Family-led information point) is a group for parents and carers of children with additional support needs.

It offers members the chance to share experiences and knowledge and information about services and support for children with additional support needs and their families. FLIP normally meets once a month or so to discuss what’s happening.

Find out more about FLIP. 

Visit FLIP on Facebook

This “multipost” has been added to all school eduBuzz sites on behalf of Lisa Shine, Service Development Officer, ELC Children’s Services, to help raise awareness of this new service amongst East Lothian parents.

P6 success at Euro Quiz

Well done to our P6 Euro Quiz team. After winning the East Lothian heats, we travelled to the Scottish Parliament to represent East Lothian in the Scottish final.

Rory, James, Maeve and Robert did wonderfully and scored a fantastic 144 out of 200. They came 7th out of 31 teams from around Scotland and were only 16 points off a place in the final!

You have made your school very proud! We were all impressed by your knowledge and hard work! Well done 🙂 .