Education Scotland Schools Consultation

Many thanks to everyone – parents, community groups, staff and pupils for participating in Wednesday’s Education Scotland Schools Consultation with Ken McAra, HM Inspector of Education. All groups had the opportunity to voice their opinion regarding the Council’s proposals to realign the catchment areas of Dean Park, Currie and Nether…

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Did Robin Hood visit Dean Park? Oh yes he did…!

Bringing our festive celebrations to a befitting close, on the second last day of term, pupils and staff enjoyed a very lively and entertaining show from M&M Theatrical Productions. This is the yearly tradition of ‘Panto comes to Dean Park’, and yesterday’s production of Robin Hood did not disappoint with…

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A Concert to Raise the Roof!

Another highlight in the festive calendar is our annual Christmas Concert, which brings together, and showcases the talents of, our pupils who receive music instruction in school. On Monday 17th December, over 75 Dean Park musicians ranging from P4 to P7, took part in our Concert, playing a collection of…

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The hardest working choir in town!

If any group deserves their holiday this Friday, it must be the Dean Park School Choir. Testament to their popularity, the choir were invited to perform at several community Christmas events, this in addition to their school commitments. Their singing helped light up Balerno’s Main Street at the switching on…

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The Sleepy Shepherd – A Dreamy Success

On Friday 14th December, parents, family members and invited guests were treated to two wonderful performances from our Primary 1 and 2 classes, in their Nativity play, The Sleepy Shepherd. A move from Dean Park tradition, this year we saw Primary 1 narrating the play, which they carried out with…

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Balerno Fairtrade and Edinburgh’s Lord Provost

We were delighted to be asked by the Balerno Village Fairtrade Group to be part of a special event to mark the village’s successful Fairtrade re-certification.   Balerno first received its Fairtrade status in 2013, and Dean Park has continued to play an integral part in the village’s work to raise…

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Girls Football Team Success

On Saturday 1st December, the newly formed P6/P7 Dean Park girls football team, enjoyed their first match against Blackhall Primary at Malleny Park. The girls’ after school football club was launched in September, run by our Health and Wellbeing Lead Mrs Smith supported by Kat Buckle, a Hearts Developer Player. …

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