We held our Christmas Assembly and service today with help from Fraser of Palmerston Place church and some very interesting animals from a certain stable.
We had an amazing Christmas Enterprise day on Wednesday. The Clan Chiefs and Deputes planned a range of wonderful Christmas and Winter Christmas craft activities for all of the children in their own Clans with the staff. Thanks to the huge amount of parents who volunteered to come in and support this fabulous festive event. A big thank you to Mrs Mason and Miss Kelly who organise this event behind the scenes, and make sure it runs smoothly every year! We all had so much fun!
It is winter and the winter bugs are arriving as usual.
At this time of year it is especially important to follow the best advice to help keep children and staff well and keep schools and nurseries working well.
NHS Lothian have issued the following key advice for Parents and Carers.
The most important message is:
The key advice is the
Children should not return to school until completely well and 48 hours after symptoms have cleared.
The following will help prevent infection at home as well.
In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by:
•Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running water
•Covering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezing
•Using a disposable paper tissue, disposed off immediately after use.
•You can teach your child to sneeze into the ‘crook’ of their arm rather than their hands, if they don’t have a tissue. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mQINuSTP1jI
•Good general cleaning of surface that everyone touches often e.g. TV remote, light switches, door handles, toilet flushes and tap heads.
Hopefully all our families have access to a copy of their latest class newsletters but just in case here is a round up of some of the key dates for the next few weeks. (do check back for late additions)
Thursday 5th December
- Flu innoculations
Monday 9th December
- Nativity practice performance for the school
Tuesday 10th December
- Nativity show for P1 and P2 families. (please note- as with all events due to there being children at the school who do not have legal permission from carers and family for photos we must ask you to refrain from taking photos or video of the performance itself. Photos will be taken by members of staff and added to the website. There is often an opportunity after the event to grab your own picture of your child. Thank you for your understanding). P1 and P2.
Wednesday 11th December
- Christmas Clan Day (Whole School)
- Christmas School Lunch – (book via parent pay by December 4th)
Thursday 12th December
- SCHOOL CLOSED FOR GENERAL ELECTION
Friday 13th December
Christmas cinema trip (whole school).
Monday 16th December
- Winning Clan Treat
Tuesday 17th December
- P4 and P4/5 Christmas Party
Wednesday 18th December
- Panto trip (P5/4) (packed lunch required.)
- Class Christmas Party P2 and P3
- Choir trip (Choir)
Thursday 19th December
- Class Christmas Party P1 and P1/2
Friday 20th December
- Last Day of Term -SCHOOL FINISHES AT 12PM
The Dalry Advent Calendar 2019 will be up on the site daily starting on Sunday keeping you up to date with all the Christmas fun in school.
To see last year’s pictures click on the advent tab on our front page or this link.
There is a lovely free film opportunity from the Scottish Youth Film Festival this weekend.
They have shared with us the following message.
We’d like to invite any
budding film makers to com along this weekend to the Edinburgh Centre
for Carbon Innovation to attend the 5th Annual SCOTTSH YOUTH FILM
FESTIVAL. Would you be able to get this out to any schools in the area
or anybody 19 years and under who are interested in film making? The
festival is FREE to attend.
VENUE: Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
DATES: SATURDAY 30th NOVEMBER & SUNDAY 1st DECEMBER 2019
TIMES: 10am – 4pm
This fifth annual Scottish Youth Film Festival take place in Edinburgh
for the first time ever. The festival which started as a youth project
in West Lothian has spent the last two years in Glasgow.
Scott Mackay, a founder of the festival said;
“It was always our intention to move the festival around the country and
funding from Screen Scotland this year has allowed us to start doing
The festival holds an awards ceremony for films that have been made by
young people in Scotland and past winners have ranged in age from 5 to
19 yrs. The films are judged by a panel of young people in conjunction
with Into Film and they really get a buzz out of receiving their awards.
The charity is supported by Kevin Guthrie of Sunshine on Leith and Tommy
Gormley of Star Wars/ Star Trek and Mission Impossible amongst others,
but the entire aim of the festival is to get even more young people
interested in film; As co-founder David Barras says;
“SYFF’s aim is to enhance life chances for young scots through film and
Scotland has proved time and time again that the talent is here. So we
hold workshops, talks and activities that appeal to a range of young
people. There’s everything from make-up (Gillian Johnston who works on
the Crown) to how to build your own light sabre”
The event is FREE and a limited number of tickets can be booked on
Eventbrite. All events and activities will take place at the Edinburgh
Centre for Carbon Innovation between 10 am and 4pm on Saturday and
Sunday with Saturday being aimed at secondary school age and Sunday
aimed at the primary age group.
If you would like more information about the event then please do get in
touch at the telephone number and address above. Or directly email