Paino lessons with Mrs Peterson will be on Monday 17th February. The school is closed on Thursday 20th so she is coming to see her pupils on Monday.
Can I remind P7 parents that Mr Clubb is coming to Dunrossness School at 6.30pm tonight, Wednesday 12th February. He will go through a short presentation with you and is happy to answer any questions you may have about your child’s transition.
Last week the DPS netball team played their last two fixtures in the ‘South’ primary league. The team for this fixture was Becca Williamson (GS/GA), Hayden Thomson (GS), Isaiah Christie (GA/GK), Carla Johnson (WA/WD), Callum Morrison (C), Hannah Rosie (WD/WA), Alex Christie (GD) and Robbie Henderson (GK).
First up was Hamnavoe against Dunrossness. The DPS team settled really quickly and had some excellent attacking play, putting them 5-0 up at half time. In the second half, they continued with the attacking play. Even with some extremely tight defending from Hamnavoe’s GD, DPS stormed through with a 10-0 win! After two games’ break, Dunrossness was up against Sandwick. The first half was hotly contested, with some great play in the middle third. However, both teams struggled to score and half time ended 1-0 to Dunrossness. After a half-time pep talk, Dunrossness set off on a mission and stormed through the second half to end the match 9-0 up.
Dunrossness have won all their games in the ‘South’ league and are therefore THROUGH TO THE FINALS! The other finalists are not yet known and the date is to be confirmed.
Happy coaches, happy team!
Here are some important dates for enrolling into nursery, P1 or secondary school. These paragraphs are copied from the SIC Admissions Policy. The full policy can be viewed in our For Parents – Policies tab.
Registration week for ELC will take place between the 7 and 14 February 2020. The link to the online registration form along with a detailed registration guide for parents and carers will be found at www.shetland.gov.uk/education.
Deferred Entry to P1
Parents of children whose fifth birthday falls between 1st January and 28th/29th February have the automatic right to defer the entry of their child into Primary 1. All parents/careres wishing to automatically defer their child, must complete Section A of the deferred entry form which can be found at: http://www.shetland.gov.uk/education/EarlyandDeferredEntryintoP1.asp
Parents of children whose birthday falls between the start of the school session in August and 31st December, can request deferral, but the granting of it is at the discretion of the local authority. For these parents, therefore, it is important that you ask them to complete Section A and B of the deferred entry form (link above) if they enquire about deferral. The Head Teacher / Manager must then complete Section C and submit to Children’s Services by 15 March for determination by 30 April.
Enrollment to P1
Parents are asked to enroll their children for P1 for the 20/21 session during the week Monday 10th – Friday 14th February. Forms are available from the school office or nursery.
Placing Request Notice
A Placing Request Notice will appear in the Shetland Times on Friday 31st January. The notice requests that parents who wish their child(ren) to attend a school which is not their local catchment area school, for the start of the new school session in August 2020, to make a placing request no later than 15th March 2020. These requests will be decided upon by 30th April 2020.
We have had a great festive term here at Dunrossness.
The Carol Concert was fantastic, the classes all sang beautifully. The mulled apple juice and mince pies were a hit too.
Thank you once again for your support for our fundraising efforts.
Pupil Christmas Cards – £273
Donations at Carol Concert – £124.76
Christmas Card Deliveries – £350.20
In addition to this we also donated £109.64 to Save the Children for our Christmas Jumper Day.
Wishing you all a lovely festive break and look forward to seeing you all next year!
On 11 November, the DPS netball team had their first fixture in the South league of the Shetland Primary Schools’ league at Scalloway. The team was able to watch the first few matches to check out their opposition before playing the last two games of the day. The team was GS Becca Williamson, GA Isaiah Christie, WA Hannah Rosie, C Carla Johnson, WD Robbie Henderson/Hayden Thomson, GD Alex Christie and GK Evie Leslie/Koll McConnachie. First match was against Cunningsburgh. Dunrossness played really slick netball, linking really well throughout the court. The final score was 13-0 to Dunrossness. Straight on to the next game against Sound Blue. This was always going to be a really tough game, with Sound having some district squad players. DPS took a half –time lead of 2-0 and spirits were high. I’m sure the DPS team wished they hadn’t put in so much effort in the first game, as tiredness was setting in during the second half. Luckily they held on and the game ended 2-1 to DPS. What a result against really tough opposition! The coaches were so impressed by their team play and quick passing up the court.
The second fixture in this league was on 2 December, again in Scalloway. The team for this fixture was Becca Williamson, Callum Morrison, Hannah Rosie, Carla Johnson, Robbie Henderson, Isaiah Christie, Alex Christie and Evie Leslie. For these games, the team switched around throughout to give more experience and some rest. They played mostly as GS Becca, GA Isaiah, WA Hannah, C Carla, WD Robbie/Callum, GD Alex, GK Evie/Callum, with Callum also having a go at GA, Robbie a go at C, Carla a go at WD and Isaiah a go at GK. First up was Whalsay 2, Whalsay’s younger team. DPS stormed away to a 14-0 victory. No rest before playing against Whalsay 1, but this didn’t phase our team as they came out 7-0 winners! This result was completely unexpected from the coaches and the team. We knew from watching the other matches that the final game against Scalloway would be the toughest one. Dunrossness used their speed and great defending skills well to finish the first half against Scalloway 4-1. The second half was a bit harder as Scalloway adjusted their play, but Dunrossness held out to win 6-2. Again, the coaches were very impressed by the team play, particularly the ability of the players to swap positions and fight for every ball!
The next fixture is 4 February where we’ll play Hamnavoe and Sandwick to finish off the south league.
If anyone is interested in playing netball, please get in touch with the school office. P6s and P7s train on Wednesdays 3:30-4:15 and P4s and P5s train on Mondays 3:30-4:15. Both lots of training have finished until the new year, but info will be sent out after the holidays to confirm the start date. The netball league prioritises P7s, but nobody has to play in the league if they don’t want to.”