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Respectme Antibullying workshop for Parents

Respectme, the Scottish National Anti-bullying Service has offered to deliver 2 additional Parent Workshops in East Lothian.     The content will cover:

  • Distinguishing between what bullying behaviour is and what it is not
  • Exploring the latest research in Scotland on online bullying and face to face bullying
  • Identifying what parents can do to deal with bullying behaviour
  • Understanding what to do if your child is bullying someone else
  • Exploring how to help to create environments where bullying cannot flourish

These will take place on Wednesday 26th April 2017, 12.30-2.30pm at the Nungate&Haddington Community Centre and 6.30-8.30pm at Knox Academy in Haddington. We can offer 40 places on each workshop so they will be available on a first come, first serve basis. If interested please e-mail stating what time you would like to attend.

We need foster carers now


We urgently need new foster carers in East Lothian. Fostering with East Lothian Council means great support, great training and a good financial package. More importantly, as part of our fostering team, you’ll be doing something fantastic, helping children and young people from East Lothian to stay in East Lothian, close to the people that are important to them – helping them to feel safe, loved and nurtured in your home.  Do this for East Lothian children in need. Foster East Lothian!

To find out more phone us on 01620 827 643 or visit East Lothian Council’s fostering web site at


Play in East Lothian

Have your say on Play in East Lothian

East Lothian Council would like to find out what you think about opportunities to play in East Lothian.  Our survey is for adults and children and is open from August 3rd until 30th September 2016. We’ll use your responses to help us develop our Play Policy for East Lothian.

 Please click on the link below: 

 We look forward to hearing your views. Please share this survey with others too.

Fire Alarm

Due to the fire alarm sounding at the school earlier today, the fire service attended and checked the building.   The school was found to be safe and all children and staff were able to go back inside and continue with their school day.

School safety incident

Some parents may have heard an article on a local radio station making reference to several schools in East Lothian having received a threat via the telephone.   Macmerry Primary has not received any such phone call, only one school in East Lothian was involved.  Full details regarding the incident are on the East Lothian Council website.

Scarlet Fever

There has been a case of scarlet fever confirmed in school.      Scarlet fever is very contagious and should  your child show any of the following symptoms please have them checked at the doctors.     The initial  symptoms are sore throat, headache and a high temperature, flushed cheeks and a swollen tongue.   A day or two later the characteristic pinkish rash appears.

Re Youth Music Initiative (YMI): O Duo Concert 26th January (6.30 – 7.30pm) Brunton Hall


O Duo give recitals all around the world, performing both chamber music and concertos in many of the country’s top concert halls, playing in Hyde Park for the Last Night of the Proms, as well as commissioning many new works and inspiring countless children (and adults!) around the world with their virtuosic performances, laid-back presentation and passion for both percussion and music in general.

The concert will feature a huge array of percussion including a marimba, vibraphone, glockenspiel, African and Brazilian drums with O Duo performing music from around the world – jazz, classical and dynamic drumming! As part of the concert, there will also be a huge Samba band made up of children who have been working with the duo to deliver this amazing performance.


Check out this link

and then book your free tickets direct from the Brunton Box Office or call 0131 665 2240.