New Telephone System

We are in the process of setting up a new telephone system. This will enable incoming calls to be directed to various options, cutting down any delays in speaking to the relevant party. It would be useful to get some feedback from parents and carers once the system is up and running.

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Update 10th October 2014

October Break Reminder

Don’t forget that we finish today for the October break. Students resume on Tuesday 21st October. Thanks to everybody for all their hard work this half term.  We wish you all a restful break. 

Show My Homework

Show My Homework went live on Tuesday 30th September and students can log on using their edubuzz logins. By clicking on the logo, students and parent/carers can access the site; letters went home with parent/carers this week containing temporary logins and passwords.

The Show My Homework app is also now available for download onto Apple or Android phones and tablets.

Information Update

A pack went home with all students this week containing a school closure form, a mandate form for the School Council 200 Club, a form for completion if a weekly newsletter is requested, the Show My Homework letter and a Seemis form which is required to be checked by parent/carers, updated as appropriate and signed.

If you have no email address, it is essential that you inform the school. Where this is the case, we will provide a printout of this weekly information update to students on a Monday morning in their registration folder.

S1 Open Evening

We held an Open Evening for S1 Parents/Carers on Monday 6th October. Feedback from those who attended has been extremely positive. Thanks to all staff and students who took part. We would welcome any further feedback given that this was a new, more flexible format.  Please follow the link below and complete the survey by Friday 31st October: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/KJK587J

S4/5/6 Tracking and Monitoring Update Reports

These went home with your son/daughter on Thursday 9th October. Please contact the Guidance Department if you wish to discuss any issues.

School Photographs

Proofs and order forms for S1/4/6 photographs will be distributed after the October break.

Senior Higher/Further Education Information Evening

This event took place on Tuesday evening (7th Oct), and having had experience of this being a well-attended event in the past, the turnout was rather low.

We would like to continue to offer this evening, but if there is anything we need to change or add so that more parents are encouraged to attend, we would be grateful for any suggestions or feedback.

The following websites were mentioned at the event and might be worth a look:

Congratulations

To students that took part in the Mock Court Trial. The Dunbar team were placed second overall!  Well done to all involved.

Results of House Captain Interviews

Winterfield

  • Callum Hardwick, Captain
  • Eilidh Smith, Captain
  • Rebbeca Craig, Vice-Captain
  • Charlie Skidmore, Vice-Captain

Victoria

  • Jonathan Barley, Captain
  • Oliver King, Captain
  • Iona Burgess, Vice-Captain

Cromwell

  • Miles Hand-McCready, Captain
  • Morven McLeod, Captain
  • Zoe Hilferty, Vice-Captain
  • Anna Richards, Vice-Captain

Castle

  • Oisin Strachan, Captain
  • Jody Ambrozevich, Vice-Captain
  • Jade Paterson, Vice-Captain
  • Taylor Campbell, Vice-Captain

Lauderdale

  • Amy Hamilton, Captain
  • Mary Legge, Captain
  • Meghan Napier, Vice-Captain
  • Christie McLeman, Vice-Captain

Congratulations to the badge holders, and well done to everyone who applied.

East Lothian Young Chef Competition

Well done to Anna Stevenson and Dyllan Winters for Competing in the School Heats of the East Lothian Young Chef Competition last week.

Macmillan Concert

The following students from Dunbar Grammar performed at this year’s Macmillan Concerts on Thursday 2nd October at The Town House in Haddington helping to raise over £1000 for the charity: Emily Reid – Clarinet, Cleodie McGregor – Piano, Moray McConnachie – Piano, Mhairi O’Donnell – Piano, Struan Young – Piano, Eilidh Stevenson – Piano, Rhona Bell – Piano, and on Brass: Emma Barnott, Claire McKenzie, Ruth Patterson, Nathan Cox, Fraser Davey, Iain Goldie, Tommy Wilson-Beales, Michael Crowley, Jamie Payton, Ben Dorin, Emma Bunyan, Cara Patterson, Rosie Brougham, Noah Carter, Joseph Flower, Rowan Daff, Connor Finlay and Alicia Lancaster.  Well done to all students!

DGSC (Parent Council) Meeting

The next meeting is being held on Thursday 23rd October at 7pm in the Staffroom, all parents and carers are welcome to attend.  Agenda will be published soon.

Election to the Scottish Youth Parliament 

Following the Referendum it has been very encouraging to see how young people of Scotland engaged in the debates and the election itself. Young people have shown themselves to take their role in political life seriously and can positively engage in political debate.

The Scottish Youth Parliament sits in the Parliament chamber at Holyrood, and is made up of elected MSYP’s from all over Scotland. Members have to be between 14 and 25 years old and serve for a period of two years.

The Scottish Youth Parliament holds elections every two years. The next elections to the Scottish Youth Parliament will take place in March 2015. In order to get young people to register their interest to represent the East Lothian young people, they must complete a Candidate Expression of Interest Form by Friday 31st October.

If any student would like to consider putting themselves forward for election, please note the quick turn-around for this and see Mr Woof for further information.

Sewing Club Needs Your Help!

The sewing club has started a new project to make dresses for underprivileged girls around the world and we need your help!

We need any old pillowcases you may have at home.  Everyone has some at the back of your cupboards, why not recycle them and give a little girl and nice, clean dress to wear.  We will also take any fabric that can be made into a dress, ribbon to decorate the dresses or any spare thread you may have.

One house point will be awarded for every pillow case donated.  Thanks in advance for your help.

Jeans for Genes Day

Thank you to all of you who took part, our final total is £681.50.

Texas Scramble Update

The final total from the Texas Scramble was £632 which is fantastic!  A huge thank you to all involved.

Battlefields Trip

A reminder that pink parental confirmation slips with non-refundable deposits were due in today, Friday 10th October. Any parent/carer unable to do so, should contact the school office to discuss how we might help.

Blanket PC1 Form for Trips During the School Day

There are still several Blanket PC1 forms which are outstanding. These cover most day trips throughout the year, which are within an hour’s travel from the school. Please can these be completed fully and returned to the office as soon as possible so as not to delay any trip organisation.

Severe Weather Information

As we are approaching Winter, please follow this link for a reminder of our Severe Weather policy: Severe Weather

Please see the following link for the school calendar: School Calendar 2014-15

Dates for Your Diary

Break for October Holiday Friday 10th Oct
In-Service Day Monday 20th Oct
Students resume Tues 21st Oct
S4 Rural Skills Tues 21st Oct/Tues 4th Nov
S3 Rural Skills Tues 21st Oct/Thurs 6th Nov
DoE Silver & Gold Practice Fri-Sun 24-26 Oct
National Archives History Trip Wed 29th Oct
Forst Trip Sat 8th – Sat 15th Nov
S4 Work Experience Mon 10th – Fri 14th Nov
Skills Scotland Careers Convention Thurs 13th Nov

Study Clubs

Please find a copy of our latest Study Club Booklet: 2014-15 Study Clubs booklet

Please also see Information Sheets for our most up-to-date Information Sheet including updates on lunchtime and after school clubs

  • National Poetry Day Results
  • House Competition
  • German Drop-In Sessions
  • Debating Society
  • Prefect Training
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