Tag Archives: Whole School


We have had a great afternoon of cooperative learning in house teams.  The pupils were tasked to share some holiday news and then come up with individual and some school based resolutions – all using positive language.  I will……. or we will ………

Once we have the list of school resolutions we will share them with you.  I wonder how we will monitor these?  I think our Pupil Council may have some good ideas to help us all stick to them.

There was some really good, attentive listening going on in the hall.  It is not easy when there are over 100 children all in one space!  I am always encouraged at how well our pupils support each other.

Christmas Dinner and Christmas Jumper Day!

What a super day we have had at school!  Everyone has come dressed in their Christmas jumpers to help raise money for ‘Save the Children.’

We have also have a wonderful Christmas lunch.  It was excellent to see Caroline back in the kitchen for the day!  It was also really good to see so many ex members of staff.

Thanks to everyone for coming.  See you all next year!



Children in Need

We’ve had a fun afternoon in school to raise money for Children in Need.  Lots of people came to school wearing spots or other fancy dress.  We had wrist bands for sale and this afternoon we had a Pudsey hunt and games in the hall.   Well done to P2/3 and Mrs Moar for winning the Pudsey hunt!  You were very observant.

Thanks to everyone who took part, donated items or money.   Once the Pupil Council have counted the money they will let you know our total.

Co-operative Learning

On the first day of term, 26th October, we had a whole school co-operative learning session.  There were over 100 children in the hall working in co-operative groups from their house teams.  The subject this time was bullying.  Each person had to think up a different type of bullying and share it – by throwing paper snowballs!  Great fun was had by all and most of the children in the school think bullying is hitting, kicking and punching.  Other types were mentioned too.  In the coming months we will be working together to stop bullying of any kind at Dunrossness School.