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DUNBAR PRIMARY SCHOOL FAIR – Saturday 30 May between 12 and 4pm


It’s almost time for the school fair – this time next week everyone will be baking and getting themselves ready to win some of the fabulous prizes on offer in the Bake Off (we hope!).

In the meantime if anyone has any bottles of wine or tombola prizes could you please hand them into the office at either campus or contact Tracy Gillespie.

We will need some help to set up and man the Parent Council stalls such as the Tombola, Water/Wine, Lucky Dip etc and to serve teas and coffees.  If anyone would like to volunteer their services please get in touch with Tracy Gillespie.  We need help from 9 in the morning until the fair starts at 12 and then from 12 til 4 but you only need to give an hour if you want to join in the fun.  My email address is  Please get in touch if you are able to help out and we will agree a time that suits you

Parent Council Meeting – Monday 1st June, 7-9pm, John Muir Campus

The next Parent Council Meeting will be held on Monday 1st June at John Muir Campus, school library at 7:00 – 9:00pm – All welcome!

Please see Agenda below

Parent Council Meeting


Monday 1 June 2015, 7-9pm

John Muir Campus School Library


  • Welcome
  • Introductions
  • Apologies
  • Approve minutes for Apr 2015

7.05 – 7.20

Head Teacher update


Ø  Monthly update


7.20 – 7.25

Finances update (Margaret Brown)


7.25 – 7.35


Ø  School Fair (Tracy Gillespie)




Ø  Ceilidh (Sarah Horsburgh)





Ø  Communications Group update (Tracy Gillespie)



7.35 – 7.40

Office bearers – Term 2015/16

Ø  Chair

Ø  Vice-chair


7.45 – 8.00

Any other business


It’s your AGENDA so please let us know if there is anything that you like raised at this or future meetings – email the Committee:

Co-Chair: Tracy Gillespie (


Vice Chairs: Lisa Lumby (

Sarah Horsburgh (

Treasurer: Margaret Brown


Next meeting date:




Tuesday 1 September 2015 AGM




Partnership with school:

School Fair (May)

Parent Council:

Ladies Night (November)


Christmas Cards

Toy Sale (November/December)



Lottery (rested)


Ceilidh (TBC)


School with Parent Council funding/input



School grounds e.g. murals, games (ongoing)


Dunbar Reads Aloud (coming 2015!)


Bug-busting (throughout year)


Gardening club (ongoing)


Keeping Parents Informed


Artist in residence


Lots of others…….!


School Fair – Saturday 30 May between 12 and 4pm

The School Fair will be held on Saturday 30 May between 12 and 4pm.  This year we are raising money to buy a canopy to make the outdoor classroom at John Muir Campus accessible in all weathers.

There will be the usual school stalls where you can buy items your children have made along with a table top sale and watch out for more information on the Great DPS Baking Competition in next week’s email.

 The Bouncy Castle Man will be there – it’ll cost £7 per wristband for a whole afternoon of fun.  There will be discounts for purchases of 3 wristbands or more.  There will be more information about this on the Parent Council website shortly.

 In the meantime we are looking for donations of adult and children books and bottles of wine and tombola prizes – there will be more information on what to do with donations next Friday but in the meantime please have a look through your drawers and cupboards for any unwanted items that the Parent Council could use.

 Do you, or your children, belong to a club? We are looking for teams of 6 – 8 to take part in our tug of war contest – we have some fabulous prizes on offer for the winning teams (both adult and child) so please have a chat with your friends/team mates and get ready to take the strain!

Many hands make light work and we can really use some help in the run up to the school fair and on the day – if you have a few hours to spare and would like to get involved with our team please contact Tracy Gillespie.

There will be more information about this exciting event next week.

Dunbar SciFest 2015 – Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2015

The Dunbar SciFest 2015 Weekend is Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th March 2015 (10am – 5pm both days) in the John Muir Campus of Dunbar Primary School and the Bleachingfield Community Centre, with cafés in both venues.

Get stuck into wacky workshops, sit back and enjoy science stage shows and have family fun at diverse drop-in sessions. For under-fives, there’s storytelling and soft play. The stage shows are presented in British Sign Language (BSL) or are BSL/English interpreted.

Click on the link below for the 2015 programme:

Dunbar SciFest 2015 Programme A5 Booklet 





Welcome to DPS Read-a-thon 2015! Read-a-thon is the only fundraiser run for the libraries at Dunbar Primary School. Without these funds we could not purchase new books, replace lost or damaged books, or outfit the rooms. It has been 3 years since the last Read-a-thon, so we are hoping for enthusiastic participation! We are aiming to raise over £5000! This year we are running the Read-a-thon in conjunction with Dunbar Reads Aloud, hoping that while raising money, students will also improve their reading skills!

Thank-you for participating!

Read-a-thon officially starts on Monday February 2nd at 8:45 am. Read-a-thon officially ends on Friday February 13th at 8:45 am.

Please see links below to further Read-a-thon 2015 information.

Mel Mitchell and Eden Blair, DPS Parent Council, and Dunbar Primary School