Category Archives: fundraising

S3 Producers Market

The High School’s S3 Producers Market was a great success and the Primary School was delighted to be involved in it too. We are very grateful to all the support for our hampers. We had such an array of wonderful donations for each of our class hampers. A super sum (TBC) was raised for school funds.  It was also great to see participation from some of our classes who had made items to sell at the market. Primary 4 made bird feeders, Primary 1 /2 re-wrapped shortbread in their own gift wrap design and Primary 3 /4 made Bunny Bag Treats. (Sorry no photos from the Bunny bag stall where items sold out so soon- However pictures are in a separate blog post.)  Well done to Mrs Houston and her team in Dalbeattie High School who made this event such a success. See DHS Facebook page for more pictures.

Janice Jamieson Memorial Foundation Assembly

On Friday 15th February we were joined at our assembly by Sandy Jamieson from the Janice Jamieson Memorial Foundation. Sandy provided us with an update on the work of the foundation and shared his experience of a recent trip that he had made to Malawi to experience first hand the work of the foundation. A cheque was presented to Sandy on behalf of the school with this years sponsor money for our young person Joshua whom we support through he foundation.

Further information on the foundation can be found on at


on the foundations Facebook page.

Cash For Kids

Dalbeattie Primary School is proud to present local charity Cash For Kids with a cheque for £252 which was raised by our ‘Christmas Jumper Day’ which we held on the last day of term before the Christmas holidays. Our photos show the presentation of the cheque and the children and staff wearing their jumpers on at the service in Dalbeattie and Kirkgunzeon Parish Church on the last day of the Christmas term.  Cash For Kids’ Emma Cowan said she was very grateful for this donation and it would be put to very good use.



P1F Christmas Enterprise!

P1 have been busy little elves making lots of Christmas craft items to sell to our relatives!  We made cards, calendars, a placemat for our Christmas dinner, reindeer food and a Christmas wreath!  We started the sale by singing a song from our Nativity ‘A King is Born’  and then parents were invited to read our Elf Application forms!  We would like to say THANK YOU to all our parents and relatives for coming along to help us raise £108.65 which will go towards a school trip later in the year.

P1/2 Christmas crafts

P1/2 have been very busy making lots of different Christmas crafts for our fundraising enterprise. We had great fun making cards, a calendar, two decorations and reindeer food.  We even created posters to send home to advertise our sale.  The children enjoyed participating  in all the different activities as well as being able to sell their items to their relatives.  Families were also given a little preview of some of our nativity songs from ‘A King is Born.’   Thank you for helping us raise £69.00.


Awards, RNLI Fundraiser and Wow Tracker

At this week’s assembly, the children had a visit from Sue Ingram who gave an update about the Wow Tracker. She has brought badges for all the young people who have had the most ‘walk to school’ active journeys. Mrs Farish and Mrs Strachan, from Kippford RNLI Lifeboat Shop,  also joined us to receive a cheque for £300 which has been raised from our fundraiser to collect 5p coins in little jam jars. This week’s Head Teacher’s award winners  are also pictured.

Children In Need

Today we had a fun run wearing bright and sporty clothes to raise money for both Children in Need and the Janice Jamieson Memorial Trust to sponsor the education of a student in Malawi.

At the time of writing we are delighted to have raised the sum of £341. If anyone has not yet brought in a donation and would still like to contribute, we can still add more money to the total next week. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone for supporting these charities and for our young people for wearing their bright, sporty outfits and for showing such enthusiasm in participating in today’s event.

We would also like to say a huge thank you to Mr Drennan, the Sports Department and Sports Leaders of Dalbeattie High School. Today, we were not only able to use all the High School facilities but Mr Drennan and the Sports Leaders also organised warms ups for all the children before we made our way our onto the athletics track for running several laps. Some children managed quite a number of laps. Everyone enjoyed this ‘fun’ morning which proved to be a great start to a Friday morning.

Later in the day Mrs Duncan held two assemblies for Primary 1-4 and P5-7 where there was a focus on these charities. we were also joined by Rev mark Smith.








School Council News: RNLI Fundraising Jars

On Friday 11th May, the school councillors launched their fundraising campaign for the local lifeboat station at Kippford . We had a  visit from  Mr Keith Armstrong Clark who gave us a  wonderful presentation about the work of the RNLI. He showed us the kit which a RNLI crew member would wear in addition to lots of interesting video clips to see the range of boats in the RNLI fleet and the types of rescues which the RNLI can get involved in.  We also found out how much the kit and boats cost in addition to being reminded about being safe near water. Mr Armstrong Clark also brought us some super leaflets to remind us of this. We also welcomed volunteers from Kippford Lifeboat station.

The school councillors have now distributed small jam jars (one per family) to fill with 5p coins. When full, a jar will hold between £2.50 and £2.65.  We have had 12 full jars in already…well done!  We would like all jars to be returned as soon as they are filled and  we would like them all back in by the end of September 2018.

Very soon, Primary 4 will also be visiting the lifeboat station at Kippford as part of their learning about the Galloway Coast.



Fairtrade Breakfast 2.3.18

Thank you to everyone who braved the weather conditions to come into school early today for our Fairtrade Breakfast. We had 82 people attending which is a super turn-out in our bid to share awareness of Fairtrade food items.  Activities such as these help us to retain our Fair Achiever status for our school. We are very grateful to assistance from Mrs Houston from Dalbeattie’s Hospitality department and the school kitchen and also to Mr Parker, Mrs Dyson, Mrs Cox, Mrs McMinn, and Mrs Robison for all their help. And of course we are so grateful to Kinnairds, Dalbeattie Co-op and Tesco Castle Douglas and to Mary Van Zwanenberg from the Kirkcudbright Traidcraft Group for supporting our event with donations of Fairtrade food items. Here are just a few of the pictures from the event. Any profits raised is going towards purchasing Fairtrade footballs to help to continue to spread awareness.