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Christmas Windows

Christmas Window judging has taken place this week and below are the 1st,2nd and 3rd place windows in each school house group. A huge amount of hard work and creativity has gone into all the Christmas Windows around the town. Thank you to everyone that took part in this competition, it really has brought some festive cheer to the local community. Children that participated were presented with a selection box today and winners were presented with certificates and prizes. A huge thank you to Dalbeattie Lions Club in supporting the  school with this competition, providing prizes and selection boxes. A very generous donation of £200 has also been given to the school for school funds.


1st Jasper Burns. His fun depiction of a Grinch Father Christmas was imaginative and fun and was seen from a distance.  Lights for evening too.

2nd Winner is Lucy and Jack Johnstone. It showed how much Christmas is important to Lucy who wanted to come out and explain her Australian creation. Usually her family travelled every Christmas to family and she was very sad to miss going this due to the pandemic so she had her teddy in sunglasses on his deck chair by the backdrop seaside, Christmas tree, campfire, eucalyptus and Aussie beer. Lucy had put a lot of thought into the window display. Lights for night too.

3rd is Lucy Bell. We liked her traditional  cut out Christmas tree and fireplace with Father Christmas halfway up or down the chimney. It was lit with lights for a night show.


1st Katie Harper had Father Christmas and his Reindeers on the way to the Carrot family with lots of presents, twinkling night stars in the sky. Imaginative and filled the window.

2nd. Katie and Samuel Dickie. Their window was well lit. We liked their golden Christmas trees and Gingerbread houses and snowy scene with people.

3rd is Abigail Houston. Lovely silver circle twinkling with lights encircling a Christmas tree, candle lights and snowflakes falling all around. 


1st Fionnlagh and Isabella Docherty’s take on the Nutcracker be it ballet or story. Includes clockwork castle and traditional nutcracker figure. The window is framed with white scrolling.

2nd Nathan Stephen and Nicole Hartley. Father Christmas halfway down the chimney upside down and a snowman watching wide eyed  in the garden. Well lit in the evening.

3rd Mylo Farrimond. Lovely take with a Victorian style shop window.  Asking Santa to stop and see the gifts on offer. A beautiful, doll, car, shop wagon, rocking horse and Victorian set of shops, all lit up with fairy lights and hanging decorations.


1st Ossian Ferguson  – Santa’s Little Helpers – A ferris wheel and helter skelter Christmas Fairground with the little helpers having a party.

2nd Cameron and Connor Hitchell – With their cheery display of a smiling snowman surrounded by  presents and good wishes.

 3rd Andrew Kalotka – Giant snowmen climbing for the star on the top of the tree, and friendly  penguin. 

A few of the other pupils who took part in the competition with their selection boxes.

Burns Competition

Primary 7 pupils show cased their performance skills today at the finals of our Burns Poetry competition. 12 finalists were identified by Miss Clendinning and Mrs Graham. Judges Mrs and Mrs Cathro joined us for the difficult task of selecting the winners. Winners in the art competition were also picked today. Well done to all P7s for learning extracts from Tam O’Shanter and as always a fantastic effort with the entries in the art competition.

Poetry Results 

1st Katie

2nd Joy

3rd Ruari

Art Results

1st Willow

2nd Kerri

3rd Miaya






P2/3 Fairyland Topic

The children in P2/3 thoroughly enjoyed their Fairyland topic this term and were so excited by all the visits from the Friendly Dragon. They asked if they could dress up as characters from fairytales to celebrate the end of the topic and brought in fairytales from home to share in class – thank you for the effort put in at home to make this happen. Here are some pictures of work from our topic and our dress up day on Tuesday.

Sea Life!

We have continued along an underwater theme, which was started by the story of The Rainbow Fish last week.  Some of the activities have been more factual and we have learned about a range of creatures which live in the seas and oceans.  We have made a lovely Rainbow Fish display which developed our scissor skills as we each cut out and decorated a shiny scale.  We also painted our clay fish and explored colours on the light box.  We have been counting to 8, based around the tentacles of an octopus and exploring how to mix paint to create lighter shades of a colour to paint our own fish.

Primary 4 and 4/5 Photo Competition

P4 and P4/5 took part in a photo competition as part of their class learning about Dumfries and Galloway this term. The children had to take a creative photograph anywhere in Dumfries and Galloway. Mr Phil McMenemy, a  well know local photographer came  into school today to judge the competition. Well done to all the pupils who entered photographs.



Tesco Bank Art Competition Presentation

On Saturday 17th June, Riley was presented with her special merit award in the Primary 4-7 Category of the Tesco Bank Art Competition for Schools 2017 (Theme ‘Transport’). Riley travelled to Edinburgh for the day with family and Ms McLeman (Art specialist) also attended the awards ceremony. Well done to Riley. Riley’s design features on a poster around Edinburgh along with other award winners.