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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.

Head Teacher’s Awards and Achievements

Well done to all award winners this week. Lots of positive achievements throughout the school.

Well done to Eve for being the first pupil in P6,P6/7 and P7 to have read 1,000,000 words as part of Accelerated Reader Programme.

Well done Aulay on his achievements at the regional swimming competition. Aualy represented the school very well.

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.



Sponsored Cycle

On Saturday 1st of June pupils from P5-P7 participated in a sponsored cycle event to raise money for school funds. The event involved the four house teams cycling on turbo trainers to see how far they could travel within a 1 hour time slot. Each pupil and supporting adult cycled for at least 5 minutes. Dalbeattie Lions Club and GGB solicitors supported the school with this event and have provided a trophy for the house group that cycled furthest and medals for the team that raised the most sponsor money. Teams will also be allocated points towards sports day totals. Well done and thank you to all those who gave up their time on Saturday to participate and support the event.

Winners in both sections will be announced later this week.