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Weekly information w/c 2 February 2018


Thursday 8th February P4 Swimming lessons: Please ensure your child has their swimming kit with them.


2.00 p.m. P5-7 “Dragon Days” Show – doors open at 1.30 p.m.

6.30 p.m. P5-7 “Dragon Days” Show – doors open at 6.00 p.m.

Admittance to the Show is by ticket.  If you have not requested tickets please contact School Office as soon as possible.


Friday 9th February For the attention of P6 parents:-

Camp instalment due on Friday 9th February (if this has not already been paid).


Break for holiday.


Tuesday 20th February Pupils return to school.


Weekly information w/c 12 January 2018


Monday 15th January P5 Trip to Hopetoun House to take part in a Victorian Workshop as part of class topic.  Please ensure your child has a packed lunch, snack and drink (no fizzy drinks or glass bottles thank you).

Pupils will back in school around 3.00 p.m.


Wednesday 17th January 6.00 p.m. Some pupils in P6/7 taking part in Rotary Quiz at Dunbar Lochend Campus.


Thursday 18th January P4 Swimming Lessons.  Please ensure your child has their swimming kit with them that day.


2.00 p.m. P5-P7 to Belhaven Hill School to listen to a motivational talk by James Ketchell.   More information on this on Newsletter going out today.


Community Information:-  
Friday 19th January Youth Club restarts.


Wednesday evenings from

6.30 – 7.15 p.m.

Junior Chess Club held at Dunmuir Hotel.  It is free and anyone aged 8+ is welcome.


Weekly Information w/c 15 December 2017

Tuesday 19th December 1.30 Baldy Bane Theatre Company in school performing “Ailsa’s Magic Amulet”.


Wednesday 20th December P1-4 Christmas Party (pupils can bring party clothes into school to change into if they wish)


Thursday 21st December a.m. Nursery Christmas Party


P5-7 Christmas Party (pupils can bring party clothes into school to change into if they wish)


Friday 22nd December End of Term Christmas Assembly at 11.00 a.m. Doors will open at 10.30 a.m.  All are welcome.


Our brass players will be performing at this assembly.  Can these children please remember to bring along their instruments.


LOST PROPERTY Our lost property box is overflowing .  Please check the box for missing items.


National Youth Choir of Scotland “Bookings for the National Youth Choir of Scotland Singing groups are now being taken. P3 children will have had or will be having a taster session in school. Please follow the link on the information leaflet that comes home to register BEFORE Tuesday 19th December, or click

Choirs are open to all P3-P7 children. If you don’t have a leaflet, please click the link above for all information or contact

Children who are not registered by Dec 19th will need to call 0131 653 5252 in term time only or can try just turning up on the night. Choirs start back week beginning 8th January.”


Parent Council Meeting 22nd January at 7pm

Please send any Agenda items to Anna Milne, Chair.


Weekly information w/c 8 December 2017

Monday 11th December Payment of £5 due for Christmas Show (19th December).   If you have not sent payment into school we would be grateful if you could send this in as soon as possible please.


Tuesday 12th December Parents of Pupils in P1/2 and P3/4:

Hosanna Rock Christmas show

Doors open at 5.30 p.m.  Show starts at 6.00 p.m.

Tickets home in school bags today.


Wednesday 13th December In the morning P5 pupils will be walking to Belhaven Community Garden to pick vegetables to use in their afternoon cooking session.  This is part of their Project Plenty project.


Thursday 14th December Pupil Christmas Lunch


p.m. P7 to Dunbar Grammar School to watch the S6 Christmas Show (details will be sent home to parents on Monday)


LOST PROPERTY Our Lost Property box is over-flowing.  If your child is missing sweatshirts please check the box.


Tuesday 19th December (afternoon)


Christmas Panto

Baldy Bane Theatre Company (in school)


Wednesday 20th December P1-4 Christmas Party (afternoon)


Thursday 21st December Nursery Christmas Party (morning)


Thursday 21st December P5-7 Christmas Party (afternoon)


Friday 22nd December Christmas Assembly at 11.00 (doors open at 10.30 a.m.).


Finish school for Christmas

Pupils return to school Monday 8th January


Weekly information w/c 1 December 2017

Monday 4th December School Nursing Service in School to carry out flu vaccinations


Christmas Show  P1-P4

Tuesday 12th December

Parents P1-P4:  Letter sent home inviting parents to apply for tickets to see Hosanna Rock.  Please return reply slip to school by Wednesday 6th December.


Christmas Lunch

Thursday 14th December

Reply slips due into school today.   If you have not returned the slip to order your child a Christmas lunch and wish to do so please send into school as soon as possible. 


Baldy Bane Theatre Company Christmas Show

Tuesday 19th December (in school)

Cost per child £5.  If you have not already done so please send payment into school (or can be paid online).



Weekly Information w/c 24 November 2017

Monday 27th November 8.45 a.m. P7 pupils to Risk Factory (we would be grateful if your child could be at school for 8.35 a.m. that morning.   Pupils should wear school uniform.  Please provide your child with a snack, drink and a packed lunch.


Monday 27th November (P6 Parents) Cluster Small School Camp 27th August – 31st August.   Information meeting at East Linton Primary School at 6.30 p.m..


Tuesday 28th November  


4.00- 5.00 Football match at Hallhill 3G


Wednesday 29th November 9.20 a.m. P3/4 to Cluster Football Festival at Hallhill.  Outdoor PE kit; trainers, warm waterproof coat (pupils should come to school wearing their outdoor PE kit).  Please provide your child with a drink and snack. Back in school for lunch.


Saturday 2nd December Parent Council Christmas Fayre

Saturday 2nd December 10.00 – 12.00.


“West Barns Parent Council is now working on our main fundraiser for this school term – the Annual Christmas Fayre. We are fundraising to purchase new gym equipment for the sports hall & hope to raise in the region of £1,000.


You may have noticed that there is a gift wrapped box in reception & we are looking donations to the hampers.  The hampers are arranged around several key themes:

Chocolate lover

For Him

For her

Active Kids

Relax & Pamper

Festive Fizz

Christmas Culinary hamper

Kids Crafting hamper “


Pupil Christmas Lunch

Thursday 14th December

Letter sent home to order a Christmas lunch for your child.  If you wish to order a lunch please complete form and sent into school by Friday 1st December please.   No payment required for pupils in P1-P3 or pupils on free school meals.


Christmas Show

Tuesday 19th December

Note sent home re our Christmas Show  by The Baldy Bane Theatre Company.   We would be grateful if payment of £5 can be sent into school by Monday 11th December.