Category Archives: Events

Diwali Celebration

We all had an amazing nursery and P1 Diwali celebration on Tuesday 10th October.

We were treated to a morning of singing, dancing, activities and food which was celebrated by many of our families at Dalry.

Thank you so much to all the families and pupils who performed and helped out.

Loose Play at Dalry

The nursery, teaching and PSA team enjoyed some staff training in the sunshine to learn about the benefits of open ended creative Loose Play with Louise Caldwell (Play Development Officer).

We are all looking forward to developing this initiative with pupils, parents and staff over the course of this year.

Dalry Assembly Programme 2017/18



Monday @ 1:15PM  


Sharing learning and presenting to others is a key learning experience for our children. All pupils should have the opportunity to take part in a class assembly during the year. We hope to share our School Values, develop an understanding of Respecting Children’s Rights, aspects of Health Education, particularly building resilience and the work of school groups. We also celebrate whole school events and any fund raising focus. We have community partnerships with St Andrews and St Georges, Gorgie, Dalry and Stenhouse Church and St Martins Episcopal Church who support our assembly programme at Harvest, Christmas and Easter. We work closely with our local ministers and aim to reflect and celebrate all Faiths. We aim to reflect the diversity of our school community in the widest sense through including celebrations of all world religions throughout the year.


DATE Class or Leader Topic/Theme
21st August SMT Welcome Back and Values Assembly
28th August MM Building Resilience Launch Assembly ‘Be Resilient’
4th September SMT/Donna Big Sing – Level Teams Numeracy/Maths Overview/benchmarks

(Active Schools/Judo Input – Keep Active Theme)

11th September NSPCC NSPCC Assemblies AM


25th September SMT/Donna Big Sing – Parents Consultation Appointments
2nd October MM ‘Be Resilient’ Sharing Assembly
9th October Rachel Cooney and P3a/P3b Harvest and Food Bank Collection for Salvation Army

Gorgie, Dalry and Stenhouse Church and P3a and P3b Class Assembly

30th October MM Building Resilience Launch Assembly ‘Keep Connected’
6th November SMT/Donna Big Sing – Level Teams Literacy Overview/benchmarks
13th November Clan Chiefs + Vanessa Children In Need


20th November JRSOs + Elaine Road Safely Assembly
27th November P6


P6 Class Assembly
4th December MM ‘Keep Connected’ Sharing Assembly
11th December P1 and P2 Teachers Nativity (Dress rehearsal)
Fri 22nd December Minister Christmas Service St Martins of Tours Episcopal Church Dalry


15th January MM Building Resilience Launch Assembly ‘Respect Yourself’


22nd January


Tuesday 23rd January

Scottish Opera using hall




Scots Week Launch Assembly with the Sorries TBC

29th January SMT Scots Sharing assembly


5th February TBC Chinese Culture Week Launch Assembly


19th February SMT and Donna


Big Sing – Literacy/Numeracy Benchmarks – Planning for Assessments
26th February MM


‘Respect Yourself’ Sharing Assembly
5th March


P5 and P5/4 P5 and P4/5 Class Assembly
12th March


SMT and Donna Big Sing – Parents Consultation Appointments
19th March


P1a and P1b P1a and P1b Class Assembly
26th March


Ministers Easter – St Andrews and St Georges TBC
23rd April MM


Building Resilience Launch Assembly ‘Challenge Your Mindset’


30th April


SMT and Donna Big Sing – Literacy/Numeracy Benchmarks – Planning for Assessments
14th May


P2a and P2b P2a and P2b Class Assembly
28th May


MM ‘Challenge Your Mindset’ Sharing Assembly
4th June


P4 P4 Class Assembly
11th June


Nursery Team EID Celebrations and Festival Nursery Assembly
18th June


TBC Edinburgh Schools Rock Ensemble Performance TBC
25th June P7a and P7b


P7a and P7b Leavers Assembly

Tea Party for school volunteers/Parent Council Members etc

Each class/stage to takes an assembly slot with own choice of theme (In bold above). Parents will be invited to see the assembly either in the hall or classroom during that week.

Moving up day

All children starting Primary 1 at Dalry Primary School in August were invited to our very special ‘Moving On Up’ day with their families. The children enjoyed a creative activity followed by a visit to our Primary 1 classrooms while parents and carers learned more about how our school supports all children to make a successful transition to Primary 1. St Martin’s Toy Library, the Childsmile Dental Health team, local Health Visitors and Gingerbread After School Care were also available to provide information about the services they provide and refreshments were provided by the Parent Council.


Edinburgh Schools Rock Ensemble

The whole school enjoyed a fabulous performance from E.S.R.E. (Edinburgh Schools Rock Ensemble) on Monday afternoon. This group of talented musicians attend high schools across the city and include Mrs Honeyman’s son Aidan who plays bass guitar with the band. E.S.R.E played a full set to the school and their finale was ‘Purple Rain’ which everyone danced and sang along to.

Sharing Secrets Arts Festival in Dalry

This weekend the Sharing Secrets arts festival comes to Gorgie and Dalry.

It’s a fantastic programme we are proud to support, with an amazing range of family activities for families.

Please do click through to the website for the festival and you’re sure to find something fun to do with the kids in the next week.

Don’t miss it, click here now for details.