End of Term Assembly June 2021
Today we held our final virtual assembly of the year and presented our annual awards.
Message from Mrs Duncan
It has been a very different year for all schools as we have been working through a global pandemic. COVID –19 hasn’t stopped us here at Dalbeattie Primary. We may have had some challenges to face but we have done so with a positive outlook and strong team spirit. I would like to thank you all, staff, pupils and parents/carers for all that you have done this year and how you have approached things in such difficult times.
This year we have developed some new vocabulary and concepts – bubbles, staggered starts and finishes to our school day, hand washing, handwashing and more handwashing. Hand sanitiser, hand sanitiser and oh yes, more spilt sanitizer. We had home learning, learning grids, teams, assignments and hubs in school. Risk assessment 1, Risk assessment 2. Each and everyone of us got our heads down faced what we had to and kept moving forwards.
Time in class may have been slightly different but learning has continued and you have certainly all had some great learning experiences with your teachers and staff throughout the school. We have adapted, modified and been creative to continue the learning for our young people.
Children throughout the classes, we have watched you all grow and developed once again his year build, friendships, learning new skills and qualities that are supporting you to become the fantastic young people that you all are. We are proud of each and every one of you.
Alistair Gourlay Award for Art P1 – Meadow McLachlan
Meadow is an extremely worthy winner of the P1 art competition! She loves art and every piece of work was of a very high standard. Her line drawing of a bird was super, as was her flower collage, flower painting and her tile print was bold with a bright decorative border. She is a careful and neat artist who enjoys working with lots of different media. Very well done! Mrs Fitzsimmons
Jenny Corrie Trophy Award for Poetry P5 – Abigail Houston
Each year, the Jenny Corrie trophy is awarded to a pupil in Primary 5 for their efforts in poetry recitation or poetry writing.
This year, during our period of Home Learning, pupils were asked to learn and recite a Scots poem. Several pupils recorded themselves reciting ‘A dug, A dug’ by Bill Keys.
Miss Morrison and I were so impressed with the quality of submissions.
However, one entry stood out for both of us.
Abigail’s performance was highly entertaining and certainly, very original. She spoke clearly, fluently and expressively. We can really imagine this conversation happening between a child and their dad.
Prepare to be entertained as we now watch Abigail’s recitation.
Congratulations Abigail! Mrs Dyson
Alan Younger Award for Art P6 – Jasmine Wixon
Jasmine always works hard to produce careful and detailed pieces of art but always with her own flair. She is very creative and is good at planning out different ideas and techniques. Well done Jas!
Babsie Caig Trophy Best Role Model P7 – Olive Lyons
Olive is a remarkable young person, with a love of learning that will stand her in good stead with her journey through High School. At the very beginning of this year she brought in her sketch book for me to see, and her artwork is very special, detail, colour and brilliance. Olive has worked hard throughout the year without exception, always keen, she has loved all our topic work, and produced work of a very High Standard. She has an amazing general knowledge, and can name all the states in America beginning with ‘M’, as we found out in our end of year quiz. Well-deserved Olive, you have been an absolute pleasure to teach. Mrs Campbell
McShane Award for Effort P7 – Phoebe Gallacher
Phoebe is a very deserving winner of the McShane prize for effort. She always has a really positive attitude, a great work ethic and an enthusiastic approach to her learning. She works very hard, always giving 100% to anything she tackles with no fuss and a cheery smile. No matter what she is asked to do and how tricky the challenge she gives it her all with real determination, whether it’s reading one of the funny or sad books which often nearly reduced us to tears of laughter or sorrow or yet another Numeracy problem.
Although Phoebe only joined us this year in Primary 7, her enthusiasm, effort and attitude are second to none. She always comes into class with great big smile on her face and is kind, polite and helpful to everyone.
It has been a real joy working with you Phoebe and we are so proud of your progress and the lovely young lady you are. We wish you all the best for High School. Miss Clendinning and Mrs Fortnum
Dalbeattie Museum History Award – Fabio Murray Sanchez
Fabio has an incredible knowledge of history, and the world, and is always so keen and interested to know more. He is great at research and has been an active member of the History Club, which he loves. A well-deserved award for someone who always gives of his best in everything that he does. Mrs Campbell
Dalbeattie Lions Club Citizenship Award – Jack Johnstone
Over this year Jack Jack has shown great positivity and energy with school projects, helping staff, and being involved with the school community and the local football club.
Jack puts 100% into everything he does, gets stuck in and involved, and is kind and has a good word for everyone. Jack you are a worthy winner of this award, it has been a pleasure knowing you in P67.
Runners -up Noah Black, Dougal Leslie and Carson McCallum
Janice Jamieson Reading Award P7 – Eve McCall
Eve’s reading is astounding. She has a real passion for reading and I never met anyone who can devour books the way that she does. As it stands Eve has read and amazing 2.5 million words through Accelerated reading this year taken 39 tests and passed every single one of them, demonstrating her excellent knowledge and understanding of what she is reading. I always harp on about how important reading is for developing our creativity in writing and Eve is a perfect example of this building amazing settings and characters when completing writing tasks. You are very deserving winner Eve and I hope your passion for reading continues as you move onto high school. Well done. Miss Clendinning.
Runners -Up Cairn Wykes, Rio Parker-Smith, Aoife Tallontire, Grace Hurley and Hollie Russell
Message for Primary 7 from Mrs Duncan
I have known most of you for 7 years starting off as P1s with Mrs McKenzie and Mrs Stephenson. Some of you have joined us along the way and become part of our classes. Most of you started your journey through primary school at the previous school in the infant building before moving to the upper school building. You were all part of the design process for our new learning campus and I know some of you made trips across with Mrs Howie to see the building in construction.
You moved as P3s to the new campus in November 2017. Shiny new classrooms and outdoor spaces to explore. You have moved from the lower floor to the upper floor and brought many smiles, much laughter and a few challenges for the teachers along the way.
The last year has been like no other for you P7. What you have all shown is that you are resilient and adaptable and give everything your best. You have got through this you can get through anything.
It has been pleasure to have been your Head Teacher for the past 7 years watching you grow and develop. As you now move across the hall to Dalbeattie High school I wish you well. You all have bright and wonderful futures ahead of you and you can all do wonderful things. It is your responsibility though to do this by looking after yourself, taking care of each other, being kind, making good choices and decisions and being brilliant.
At Dalbeattie Primary we taught you to Believe and Achieve. As you move to Dalbeattie High school your next challenge is to Aim High and Hold the Aim.
Winning House 2021