School Crossing Patrol: Summerfield Road / Pine Street

Message from Dunbar Primary School Office:

Dear Parents/Carers

Unfortunately the site at Summerfield Road / Pine Street will be unmanned when we return from the Christmas holiday on 5th January as there are no staff members that can be moved to this area at this time.

The safest route to school for the pupils that would normally use this crossing site is to continue to walk along Summerfield Road and Countess Road and cross at the pedestrian lights outside John Muir Campus on Countess Road.

Sincere apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Kind regards School Office

ASN Community Group

Dunbar Primary School ASN rep Tracey Reid has set up a dedicated  email address and Facebook ASN Community group, which is open to all parents and carers. When joining the Facebook Group, you will be asked three questions. Please rest assured that only the admin will see your answers and that these are in place to ensure the groups’ integrity.

Email: dunbarasn@gmail.com
Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dunbarasncommunity

Tracey says:

My child has quite complex additional support needs; while every family is different, I understand how isolating and challenging it can be at times. Finding a support network isn’t easy, but I hope to help build a nurturing and supportive network so no family in our community feels isolated.

My role on the Parent Council is to provide a dedicated ASN voice and to ensure our needs and views are always considered. If you have concerns, ideas, or want to help build our community, please don’t hesitate to contact me.

School Session Dates 2024-2025

PDF version (calendar format): 2024-2025

EAST LOTHIAN COUNCIL

RESOURCES AND PEOPLE SERVICES

SCHOOL SESSION DATES 2024-2025

(Approved by Education Committee on 23 November 2021)

These dates apply to staff working in Secondary and Primary Schools and those working in Term Time only Nursery Settings. For those Early Years’ staff working in 48 week nursery settings, the openings and staff working dates will be provided separately.

TERM 1

Staff In-service Day 1 – Monday 12 August 2024

Staff In-service Day 2 – Tuesday 13 August 2024

Pupils Resume – Wednesday 14 August 2024

Autumn Holiday (schools closed) – Friday 13 September 2024

Autumn Holiday (schools closed) – Monday 16 September 2024

All Return – Tuesday 17 September 2024

All Break – Friday 11 October 2024

Staff In-service Day 3 – Monday 21 October 2024

Pupils Resume – Tuesday 22 October 2024

Term Ends – Friday 20 December 2024

  • Term 1 = 85 pupil days
  • Term 1 = 88 staff days

TERM 2

All Resume – Monday 6 January 2025

All Break – Friday 7 February 2025

Staff In-service Day 4 – Monday 17 February 2025

Pupils Resume – Tuesday 18 February 2025

All Break – Friday 4 April 2025

Good Friday – 18 April 2025

Easter Monday – 21 April 2025

  • Term 2 = 59 pupil days
  • Term 2 = 60 staff days

TERM 3

All Resume (Staff and Pupils) – Tuesday 22 April 2025

May Day (Schools closed) – Monday 5 May 2025

All Resume – Tuesday 6 May 2025

Staff In-Service Day 5 (pupil holiday) – Monday 19 May 2025

Pupils Resume – Tuesday 20 May 2025

Term Ends – Thursday 26 June 2025

  • Terms 3 = 46 pupil days
  • Terms 3 = 47 staff days

School Session Dates 2023-2024

PDF version (calendar format): 2023-2024

EAST LOTHIAN COUNCIL

RESOURCES AND PEOPLE SERVICES

SCHOOL SESSION DATES 2023-2024

(Approved by Education Committee on 23 November 2021)

These dates apply to staff working in Secondary and Primary Schools and those working in Term Time only Nursery Settings. For those Early Years’ staff working in 48 week nursery settings, the openings and staff working dates will be provided separately.

TERM 1

Staff In-service Day 1 – Monday 14 August 2023

Staff In-service Day 2 – Tuesday 15 August 2023

Pupils Resume – Wednesday 16 August 2023

Autumn Holiday (schools closed) – Friday 15 September 2023

Autumn Holiday (schools closed – Monday 18 September 2023

All Return – Tuesday 19 September 2023

All Break Friday – 13 October 2023

Staff In-service Day 3 – Monday 23 October 2023

Pupils Resume – Tuesday 24 October 2023

Term Ends – Friday 22 December 2023

  • Term 1 = 85 pupil days
  • Term 1 = 88 staff days

TERM 2

All Resume – Monday 8 January 2024

All Break – Friday 9 February 2024

Staff In-service Day 4 – Monday 19 February 2024

Pupils Resume – Tuesday 20 February 2023

All Break – Thursday 28 March 2024

Good Friday – 29 March 2024

Easter Monday – 1 April 2024

  • Term 2 = 53 pupil days
  • Term 2 = 54 staff days

TERM 3

All Resume (Staff and Pupils) – Tuesday 16 April 2024

May Day (Schools closed) – Monday 6 May 2024

All Resume – Tuesday 7 May 2024

Staff In-Service Day 5 (pupil holiday) – Monday 20 May 2024

Pupils Resume – Tuesday 21 May 2024

Term Ends – Friday 28 June 2024

  • Terms 3 = 52 pupil days
  • Terms 3 = 53 staff days

School Session Dates 2022-2023

PDF version (calendar format): 2022-2023

EAST LOTHIAN COUNCIL

RESOURCES AND PEOPLE SERVICES

SCHOOL SESSION DATES 2022-2023

(Approved by Education Committee 23 November 2021)

These dates apply to staff working in Secondary and Primary Schools and those working in Term Time only Nursery Settings. For those Early Years’ staff working in 48 week nursery settings, the openings and staff working dates will be provided separately.

TERM 1

Staff In-service Day 1 – Monday 15 August 2022

Staff In-service Day 2 – Tuesday 16 August 2022

Pupils Resume – Wednesday 17 August 2022

Autumn Holiday (schools closed) – Friday 16 September 2022

Autumn Holiday (schools closed) – Monday 19 September 2022

All Return – Tuesday 20 September 2022

All Break – Friday 14 October 2022

Staff In-service Day 3 – Monday 24 October 2022

Pupils Resume – Tuesday 25 October 2022

Term Ends – Tuesday 20 December 2022

  • Term 1 = 82 pupil days
  • Term 1 = 85 staff days

TERM 2

All Resume – Wednesday 4 January 2023

All Break – Friday 10 February 2023

Staff In-service Day 4 – Monday 20 February 2023

Pupils Resume – Tuesday 21 February 2023

All Break – Friday 31 March 2023

  • Good Friday – 7 April 2023
  • Easter Monday – 10 April 2023
  • Term 2 = 57 pupil days
  • Term 2 = 58 staff days

TERM 3

All Resume (Staff and Pupils) – Monday 17 April 2023

May Day (Schools closed) – Monday 1 May 2023

All Resume – Tuesday 2 May 2023

Staff In-Service Day 5 – (pupil holiday) – Monday 22 May 2023

Pupils Resume – Tuesday 23 May 2023

Term Ends – Wednesday 28 June 2023

  • Terms 3 = 51 pupil days
  • Terms 3 = 52 staff days

Parent consultation on DPPC website

Thank you to all parents who contributed to our recent DPPC Facebook poll consultation about what they would most like the DPPC website to provide when we give it a refresh in the coming months.

There were some clear indicators of what parents would find useful, including:

  • An up-to-date and active school term and key dates calendar
  • Additional activities and events calendar
  • Social media links and feeds
  • Class rep contact details

Some of the lesser voted items we believe are important to have available on the website should they need to be accessed, but not primarily what a parent might visit the site for. We’re thinking a ‘less is more’ with the overall look will be better for parents to navigate.

Any parents who are not on Facebook can email any suggestions to parentcouncil@dunbarprimary.elcschool.org.uk

If you are on Facebook but not yet joined the Dunbar Primary Parent Council Group, please click here and send a join request.

DPS Santa Run 2021

This year’s Dunbar Primary School Santa Run is taking place across Monday 6th December – Friday 10th December 2021 (weather permitting!)

All years P1-P7 are running as many laps as possible round their school playground.

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 – every penny counts! The last 2 years this event has run have been fantastic, and a great fundraiser, enjoyed by everyone. A good run around is exactly what everyone needs at that time of year!

IMPORTANT: Please do not take photography of the children running – photos will be taken by the school – many thanks.

Ways to donate:

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

  1. School Pay is set up to accept Santa Run sponsorship – go to the charity section.
  2. Or please hand in any money in a sealed envelope to the class teacher by Friday 10th December who will have a box ready in the classroom. Teachers cannot handle money directly so it must be handed in securely.

This is happening during school hours and should coincide during one of your child’s sports lessons so all you need to remember is a Christmas themed hat and some festive cheer. Bells will be ringing and Christmas music will jingling.

PARENT COUNCIL MEETING – DECEMBER 7th

PARENT COUNCIL MEETING – TUESDAY 7th DECEMBER, 7PM ONLINE
The next Parent Council meeting will be held online on Tuesday 7th December at 7pm.  The Agenda and Minutes of the previous meeting can be found below:-
Parent Council meetings are open to everyone.  Please e-mail
if you would like to attend.