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Eco and Pupil Council Committees

Today our new Eco and School Council committees were formed. They are:

Eco Committee

Primary 1: Rose Johnston

Primary 1 /2: Isla Tattersfield

Primary 2/ 3: Kai Hill

Primary 3: Leo Cooper-Rogers

Primary 3/ 4: Freya MacIntosh

Primary 5 /6: Roman Bond

Primary 5: Chloe Campbell

Primary 6: Noah Black

Primary P6 /7: Archie Gilmour

Primary 7: Lewis Brotherston


School Pupil Council:

Primary 1: Henry Hicks

Primary 1 /2: McKenzie Forster

Primary 2/ 3: Lucy Smith

Primary 3: Ben Clark and Evan Kirkpatrick

Primary 3/ 4: Lucas Tattersfield

Primary 5 /6: Bonnie McGlashan

Primary 5: Maisy Pipe

Primary 6: Jamie Robson

Primary P6 /7: Liam Bourhill

Primary 7: Daividh Valentine


End of Term Assembly 2019

Dalbeattie Primary has just held another successful end of term assembly and awards. Prizes and awards were presented as follows:

Alistair Gourlay Art Prize-Winner was Evie McGougan. Runners up were Elise Wixon, Dylan Slack, Kai Hill, Darcey Frew, Isla Tattersfield, Ebony McMorran

Babsie Caig Primary 7 Role Model– Louise Kelting

Jenny Corrie Poetry Award- Grace Hurley

History Cup- Lily Davidson

Alan Younger Art Trophy- Amber Latimer

Lions Club Citizenship Prize- Winner was Katie Mein. Runners up were Emma Newbould, Anne Keeley, Kerri O’ Dornan, Jessica Bowden and Cara Houston.

Janice Jamieson Reading Award-Winner was Jennifer Taylor. Runners up were Keira Johnston, Isaac Gibbs Brown, Joy McCall and Samuel Havler.

Mc Shane Award for Effort- Evie Smallwood

Girls 300m Winner- Jennifer Taylor

Boys 300m Winner-Thomas Brown

Girls Champion Cup- Jennifer Taylor

Boys Champion Cup-Thomas Brown

The Taylor Shield for Best Sports House Team was won by Craignair and the House Points Trophy was won by Screel.

In addition to these awards, certificates and prizes were also presented to William Heughan Citizenship Prize winners: Elise Wixon, Amalie Wykes, Lucy Smith, Lexie Anderson, Jasmine Wixon, Robbie Wykes, Ruari Webster, Jennifer Taylor, Reece Latimer, Logan Carson, Jessica Bowden. The following also received certificates: Jude Mouat, Connor Hitchell, Cameron Hitchell, Ella Blaikie, Fallon McGimpsey, Rebecca Hird, Jessica Boynton,  Rory McCormick, Ebony McMorran, Katie Harper, Freya MacIntosh, Abigail Houston, Aoife Tallontire, Eilidh Tallontire, Fabio Murray Sanchez, Blair Kalotka, Amber Latimer, , Katie Mein, Emma Harper, Finlay Burns, Megan Oswald, Grace Hurley, Carrie Davidson.

Also presented later in the day were framed pictures to keep for Jennifer Taylor and Ebony McMorran, who had previously won the Library Mascot competition. These designs have now been enhanced using graphics and copies have been framed to display in school. The images, saved as jpegs, can now be used in the future on library certificates or prizes.

We were, however, sorry to be saying goodbye to  Miss Thomson, Miss Wilson and Miss Dalton.


Special Assembly

We were treated today, in a special assembly, to a percussion instrument performance by musical instrument instructor Mr Duffy. Mr Duffy demonstrated drums and the electronic xylophone before inviting pupil, Carrie, to the stage to perform some of the drumming pieces she has been working on. At the same assembly,  Bikeability Awards were presented to our recent participants. Certificates were also presented to our four gymnasts, who have recently competed at the Scottish Primary Schools Floor and vault Competition, held in Perth. Eva Swanston, Sophie McRobert, Abbie Millar and Lily McCubbin  represented their school so well; they came 13th out of 23 teams at Level 2. Well done!

Eco Schools 6th Green Flag Celebration Event

On Friday 17th May 2019, Dalbeattie Primary School held a special event to celebrate the renewal of its Eco Schools green flag- now the 6th awarded to Dalbeattie Primary. Because our feedback from Eco Schools had highlighted the good partnership work we had entered into with parent helpers, local organisations and businesses, it was decided that we would share our success with all who had been involved. One special invited guest was Finlay Carson MSP who had highlighted the school’s eco work at the Scottish Parliament. We are very grateful to Mrs Houston and the Hospitality Department at Dalbeattie High School who prepared and served some wonderful refreshments which included green flag topped cakes! Mrs Duncan and Mrs Howie are both very proud of the eco committee’s participation in the event and are also very grateful to Kate Howard, Musical Director who led contributions from the William Heughan Choir who performed two eco songs. This was in addition to the two songs which the whole school have been practising in recent weeks. Thank you too to all our invited guests for coming along to share in our celebration and to Mrs Murray for overseeing the invitations. Thank you also to Mr Parker who went to new heights to display all  6 of our flags and for suspending our paper mache Earth!



Head Teacher’s Award Winners

Today, we had another deserving group of award winners who received their certificates and prizes. Also in the picture are some pupils who have gained their ‘Striders’ badges for showing dedication to walking within the school grounds. Not in the picture, however (photo to follow) are the Primary 4 class who were presented with the December award for WOW Tracker.