Learning and Leadership in the Pursuit of Excellence

Mr Paul Campbell, Lead Teacher at Sha Tin Junior School in Hong Kong, will be hosting a seminar at Dean Park Primary in December 2018 on collaborative learning and leadership goals and practices in the pursuit of ‘excellence and equity’. Initially Paul was hosting this event jointly with Mrs Shanks, however…

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Digital Safety Evening

Please be reminded that this evening, Thursday 29th November, there will be a Digital Safety Session for parents and carers, lead by our Community Police Officer. The session starts at 6.30pm and will take place in the main hall of Dean Park Primary.   (Parent Consultations will conclude at 6.30pm). The evening offers…

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Balerno Village Screen: Incredibles 2

  Tickets are now available for the Balerno Village Screen’s screening of “Incredibles 2” CERT U on Saturday 1 December 2018 at 2.30pm. P5 pupils will be assisting at the film and all children are welcome to attend. Screening starts at 2.30pm in St Joseph’s. Balerno Village Screen is a community cinema, which supports…

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Fundraising for a Homeless Cause

Five pupils from P5 and P4 decided to channel their creative skills into raising money for Streetwork, a charity which supports people who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. The girls chose this charity as they were concerned for people with no homes. Phoebe, Sophie, Martha, Layla and Ruby…

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Scholastics Travelling Book Fair

The Scholastics Travelling Book Fair is here this week at Dean Park! What is a Book Fair? A Book Fair is a pop-up book shop that brings the very best in children’s books to your school.  It’s a great opportunity to create a school-wide reading focus and build a buzz…

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Winter Windows Winner

We are absolutely thrilled for P4 pupil, Ellie Livingstone, who recently learned that she is one of Edinburgh Christmas’s ‘Winter Windows’ Competition winners. Ellie’s artwork was selected out of hundreds of entries from across Edinburgh, and will be made into a giant lightbox which will be displayed in the city…

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A home fit for a hedgehog!

Several pupils assisted Mrs Dow in making a cosy hedgehog home, in the hope it will encourage some prickly little friends to rest, hibernate and even perhaps raise their hoglets here! The children had researched the topic and knew the best place and direction to site the hoghome, which is…

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Dean Park Remembers

Class by class they filed into the hall in silence.  The Dean Park School Choir poised quietly on the stage. A poignant image of a single poppy filled the large screen. On Friday 9th November,  Dean Park held its annual Remembrance Service. The focus of our special service was on…

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