The following has been issued by East Lothian Council
All schools to remain closed on Thursday (7 January)
All schools in East Lothian will remain closed to pupils on Thursday 7 January as the result of continuing severe weather conditions and the prospect of further snow predicted for the area this evening (Wednesday).
The position will be reviewed again tomorrow afternoon, although the aim is that schools will re-open again on Friday 8 January. Further updates will appear on this website and on local radio.
I was briefly at the school this morning and there is 6 inches of snow around the school and the play area is very dangerous. It is hoped we will be in a position to open on Friday morning. If you are a parent thereare good links for learning on the school site that could be used, If not then sledging is a really good option. I recommend Spott farm area, or Winterfield if you live in Dunbar.
IPS will be closed due to very poor weather. All ELC schools are closed tomorrow.
Update at 3pm tommorrow on this site.
Information at www.eastlothian.gov.uk
Angus J MacRury
Below we have published the School Improvement Plan for 2009-10.
Any comments on the plan would be greatly appreciated – please leave them for us.
Please click on the link below to view the Minutes of the Parent Council AGM that was held on 28th April 2009.
Please click on the link below to view the Revised School Session Dates for 2009/2010 that includes the additional In-Service Day for A Curriculum for Excellence Training in February 2010.
“The Crossroads Project”
Dunbar Transition P7-S1
Monday 25th May-Friday 29th May
Calling all Parents & Grandparents,
Aunts & Uncles, Friends & Family and all willing volunteers to help support P7 Pupils from East Linton, West Barns, Stenton, Innerwick & Dunbar Primary School’s activities week being held at Dunbar PS…
If you can help out for a morning or afternoon
next week, please can you leave your name and
contact number with the school office
and we will be in touch. Thank You.
It will be fun, interesting; you will learn new skills in arts & crafts and meet new people! We need your help!
Pupils and staff recently had great fun whilst raising money for Comic Relief on Red Nose Day.
They all came to school wearing something Red: this included pyjamas, dressing gowns, t-shirts, red noses, socks, and wigs!
In the week before Red Nose Day, the children, in their classes, had all made their own collection boxes. They took these home and collected spare change from family, friends and relatives and then brought their collection into school on Red Nose Day.
On the Friday morning, the children emptied their collection boxes and laid a trail of their change around the school. When we had run out of room to lay any more of the trail, the coins were made into a huge smiley face in the gym hall!
In total, £270.40 was raised for Comic Relief, and EVERYBODY from the school would like to say a BIG thankyou to everybody who donated, as this is a MASSIVE effort for a small school.
Young people are often hurt on the road because they can’t be seen clearly by other traffic.
As we approach the shortest day of the year it is a time when we are reminded of the need to be seen when we are out walking and cycling. The short daylight hours mean that often people are travelling in poor light conditions, with heavy rain or mist or snow and are more vulnerable to vehicular traffic accidents.
The twilight hours – just before and just after the sun sets are the most dangerous times of all, because drivers’ eyes are adjusting to the changing light. Children are advised to stand out against the gloom by wearing bright or fluorescent clothes that show up best during the day, particularly in dull or misty weather. However, fluorescent clothing does not work at night – reflective material works best and shows up in cars’ headlights.
Other travelling advice includes keeping to well-lit routes and crossing roads at safe places, like zebra or pelican crossings.Also if there is no pavement available pedestrians should walk facing the on-coming traffic.
Cyclists can help themselves to be seen by wearing fluorescent or reflective clothes. Bikes must legally have a white light at the front, a red light at the back and a red reflector at the back, during the hours of darkness. Flashing lights on bikes are now legal and do alert drivers to cyclists more easily. They should be checked regularly to make sure they are in good working order and that the batteries are well charged.
Lets See you Go safely! Be Safe Be Seen!
Useful Web sites for purchasing high visibility clothing are: www.brightkidz.co.uk & www.chesterford.co.uk