Category Archives: Uncategorized

iPad mission

Dunbar Primary School needs more iPads to support learning. They are an increasingly important tool for working with pupils at an individual level and for recording what happens in the classroom without breaching data protection rules. They currently have one per year group (seriously.)
The Parent Council will be working with pupils to write to companies and ask them if they are able to help fund one or more iPads. I would be grateful for suggestions of firms we could approach, either in this thread or to my email Unfortunately reconditioned IT equipment cannot be accepted.

Parent Council AGM, Monday 27th August, 7pm, John Muir Campus Library

Next Monday (27th August) is the AGM of the parent council. Please come and share your thoughts about priorities for the school year ahead. 7pm John Muir Campus, library. All welcome. If you have never been before, do pop in.                  Helen Schoen


  1. Apologies for absence
  2. Agree minutes.
  3. Confirm post holders.
  4. Accounts – Jaime Calder
  5. Agree dates of future meetings.
  6. Open, informal chat.
  7. A.O.B


Huge thank you from us to everyone for your contributions this year.

Message from Dunbar Primary Parent Council

Huge thank you from us to everyone for your contributions this year. The school fair raised a fantastic £3190. At our last meeting we agreed to invest £1000 in IT equipment for the school and to give every year group £100 to spend on new resources they feel they need. We also backed a request for £1000 to provide high quality, durable building blocks for the nursery and £250 for the John Muir court yard garden.

Our annual general meeting will take place on Monday August 27. All parents and carers are welcome. Look forward to seeing you there (if not before in the aisles of Asda).


This year’s school summer fair raised £3190 for the school

Delighted to reveal that this year’s school summer fair raised £3190 for the school. That is clear profit, not takings, and a lovely sum to be able to invest in Dunbar Primary. Please come to the parent council meeting next Monday (John Muir campus library, 7pm) and share your thoughts on where you might like to see money spent. We will also talk about ideas for next year. What would you like to see discussed at our meetings? What would you like us to organise? Any feedback on this year’s fundraising?

Helen Schoen