Winter Respiratory Illness

Key advice for parents and carers

In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:

  • Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water
  • Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
  • Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed of immediately after use.
  • You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue.
  • Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.

Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have stopped.


Learners’ Survey for P4 to P7

Dear Learners in P4-7,

We are carrying out a review to find out how well East Lothian children and young people are supported at school.  This will help us understand what works well and also what we need to improve. 

You can help us by completing an online survey that gives you the opportunity to share your views.   Use the web link below to complete the online survey.  At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to leave comments.  All responses are anonymous.  

 The survey must be completed by Friday 21st December.

 Thank you for your support


Santa Run


Happening during school hours on Tuesday 3rd December 2019 (weather permitting!)

All years P1-P7 are running as many laps as possible.

(This will be a specially measured out route to make sure we hit our target).

These miles will also be contributed to the Dunbar Cluster run to Tokyo.

Sponsorship is optional but please note all funds raised for the Parent Council go to supporting and aiding our children’s learning.

Any amount is a good amount so please do what you can – there is no minimum or maximum amount as every penny counts!

Sponsorship can either be per lap or a total amount – it’s up to you.

Please hand in any money at Elfridges on Saturday 7th December

(or to the class teacher if you can’t attend).

Children are to please wear a Santa hat or bobble hat and to get ready for the festive count down – music and good cheer will be there to support the children during the run.

P4 to P7 Christmas Lunch: Wednesday 11th December 2019

15 November 2019

             P4 to P7 Christmas Lunch: Wednesday 11th December 2019

Dear Parent/Carer

In order to help the Kitchen with the ordering of food for this special meal, you now have the opportunity to pre – order your child’s Christmas lunch.

You can do this with your MyGovscot account, otherwise the children will be choosing their lunch in class on:

Friday 29h November. All orders must be placed by Friday 29th November

The Choices are:-

  • Traditional Christmas Lunch
  • Vegetarian roast
  • Both choices include Lentil Soup or Christmas Ice Cream

You must provide a packed lunch on the above date if your child does not wish to have a Christmas lunch.

No money will be accepted in school please go online to WWW.EASTLOTHIAN.GOV.UK and click on SCHOOL PAY

Please complete the tear off slip below and return to school by: – Friday 29th November

Yours sincerely

Mrs H Gillanders


Mother McGoose

Dear Parents/Carers


The Christmas show ‘Mother McGoose’ will be coming to Dunbar Primary to perform during the school day on Thursday 5th December 2019 for AM Nursery, P1, P2, P4 and P5 pupils.


The cost of this is £1.60 per pupil. Please pay online at: clicking on the PAY FOR IT button.

Many thanks,


J Eeles



British Sign Language – Making it Easier – Information Sessions

As part of the Council’s new British Sign Language Plan we are working to make it easier for deaf BSL users to contact the Council. There is a new national service available called contactScotland-BSL which can allow deaf BSL users to get in touch with us and other services.

contactSCOTLAND-BSL is a Scottish Government service that connects deaf BSL users throughout Scotland through an online BSL interpreting video relay service (VRS) with all of Scotland’s public authorities and voluntary organisations (Third Sector) and beyond.

For more information visit

We will be hosting demonstrations about this service on Monday 25th of November at the following times:

  • 9.30-10.30am at the Esk Rooms @ Brunton Theatre, Musselburgh
  • 12 to 1pm at  Garleton Room @ Penston House, Macmerry
  • 4-5pm at the Regent Room @  Brunton Musselburgh

This sessions are open to local organisations and individuals across East Lothian who would like to learn how to use this service. To book a space please email indicating which session you would like to attend.