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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.


Paul Jones Football Finals

Well done to our P7 team who reach the final of the Paul Jones A league. Unfortunately, we didn’t win but were runners up to Kirkcudbright A team. Thank you to all parents and family members who supported us on the day. Thanks also to Amy and the Active Schools team for organising such a fantastic event.

Potted Sports

Today, the whole primary school has enjoyed a fantastic day of potted sports in glorious sunny weather. The children have been in mixed age house teams as they moved round stations, which were led by the P7 young leaders and included a variety of activities such as the sack race, parachute games, fitness dancing, golf, underarm throwing, orienteering, space hoppers, hurdles, hockey, curling, football, relays, skipping and rugby passing team games. Our thanks go to Mrs Gray, yet again, for organising such a successful event. Our thanks also go to Ross Herrick and the High School Sports leaders, who have all helped too. At the time of writing, it is not yet known who will win the house shield. Last year it was awarded to Dalmun.

Primary 4-7 Sports Day June 2019

A great day was had by all at Primary 4-7 school sports day. This year, we have trialled a different way of organising it. The event lasted over a longer period of time, beginning after morning break and finishing in the afternoon. This allowed more opportunities for some extra races.
The House Shield was won by Craignair with 300 points in 1st place. In 2nd place was Dalmun with 277, 3rd was Colliston with 275 points and in 4th place was Screel with 227 points. The Girls Champion was Jennifer Taylor with joint runners up Jessica Bowden and Sophie McRobert. The Girls 300m winner was also Jennifer Taylor with runner up Amberly Wallace. The Boys Champion was Thomas Brown and Harrison Graham was runner up. The 300m cup was won by Thomas Brown and the runner up was Jamie Laurie.
The school is very grateful to Mr Drennan and this super team of sport leaders from Dalbeattie High School. Their support helped make the day go very smoothly. We are also delighted with our new podium and our thanks go to Mr Nish for making this. Also thank you to past pupil Ross Herrick who returned to help judge races. And thank you to all our spectators who came along to watch the events and to all staff who worked so hard to practice the races for today. Thanks also go to Miss Dalton who presented all the cups. Thank you all!

Netball Success

Well done to our netball teams who participated in the Stewartry netball league organised by Active Schools this term. Mrs Anderson was delighted with how all the team played and participated in the tournament. Our ‘light blue ‘ team were the overall winner this year so a huge congratulations to them.

Thanks to Mrs Anderson, Mrs Cox and Mrs Blackwood for giving up their time to coach the teams and support them each Monday during the league season.

Sponsored Cycle Results

The winning house at our sponsored cycle event held on 1st of June was Craignair.  The team cycled the furthers distance and raised the most  money for school funds. Their overall distance was 91.7km and with a total of £504.77 raised. Over all from all house sponsorship money we have raised a total of £1094.44 to go towards school funds.

Thank you to Bob and Linda from Dalbeattie Lions Club and Adam from GGB for joining us at assembly to present the trophy and medals.

Thank you again to pupils,staff,  family and friends for supporting Dalbeattie Primary School with this fundraising event.



Guid Nychburris Football Tournament

Well done to P5 boys who participated int he Guid Nychburris football tournament yesterday. The team had a fantastic first experience at a school tournament and represented the school very well. It was a pleasure to see the team interacting with others and showing support to the two teams in the final. Thanks to John Johnston,Ross Herrick and Amy Niven for supporting the team at the event.