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Health and Wellbeing
Dunard Primary School and Nursery Class are Health Promoting
Health and education go hand in hand and children who are fit and healthy are more likely to achieve their full potential at school.
The Scottish Government requires that all schools are Health Promoting, meaning that we adopt a whole school approach to promoting the physical, social, mental and emotional well-being of all pupils, staff and the wider school community.
The introduction of the Schools Health Promotion and Nutrition Act and Curriculum for Excellence both place health and well-being at the heart of education.
In School and Nursery snacks are healthy and within health and nutrition guidelines.
The main purpose of health and wellbeing is to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills, capabilities and attributes necessary for mental, emotional, social and physical wellbeing now and in the future.
It is hoped that this learning will assist them make informed decisions throughout life in order to improve all aspects of their wellbeing.
Children will experience and learn about:
  • Health education
  • Physical education and activity
  • Personal and social development, including relationships
Curriculum for Excellence has a strong focus on "health and wellbeing" which will further strengthen our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our pupils.
Here is just a flavour of some of the health initiatives ongoing in our school:
  • Playground Buddying, Healthy School Meals and P1/P2 Toothbrushing 
  • Safety Education – Road Safety, Building Site Safety, Canal Safety, etc.
  • Active After-Schools Clubs (eg Football, Rugby, Basketball, Fitness, Dance, Tennis and Netball)
  • External specialists in Dance, Zumbatomic from nursery-P7, Badminton, Rugby and Basketball working directly with classes
  • Outdoor Residential Weeks available to P6 and P7
  • Annual Health Week, Anti Bullying, Anti Sectarian, Financial Education Week, Drug and Alcohol Education (for upper Primary Pupils), etc.
  • Scottish Ballet Workshops and Scottish Country Dance Festival

We work in partnership with various health professionals and partner agencies to promote health and wellbeing, including the Community Action Team, Active Schools, Culture and Sport, PE students, the Community Police, the oral health team, ACES and School nurses.


Physical Education Activity and Dance

We are very fortunate to have a PE specialist in Dunard Primary. Pupils follow a course devised by Glasgow Education Services, which involves a programme of gymnastics, games skills and dance.

Our Primary 6 and 7 pupils are also offered a series of swimming lessons.

This area of the curriculum makes a huge contribution to children’s physical fitness and health. Every class enjoys a minimum of 2 hours physical activity per week. We participate in many interschool competitions and fun sports events.

  • Term 1  Aug - Oct  Games
  • Term 2  Oct - Dec  Gymnastics
  • Term 3  Jan - Feb  Dance/Drama
  • Term 4  Feb-Mar  Gymnastics
  • Term 5  Apr - Jun  Games




Outdoor Residential Experience

Our Primary pupils benefit from outdoor residential opportunities in the upper stages. These help our pupils to become fit and healthy as well as learn team building and cooperative learning skills for life.

This session we shall offer our Primary 6 and 7 pupils the opportunity to visit Aviemore for a ski trip.


Our Primary 7 pupils are also offered a week’s residential trip to Blairvadach outdoor centre near Helensburgh where they will be offered a wide variety of exciting experiences such as abseiling, mountain biking and hill walking.