Update 2nd October 2015

S1 Parent/Carers’ Evening

We are holding a Parents’ Evening for S1 parents and carers on Wednesday 7th October from 6-8pm.  Letters with details were handed to students on Tuesday 29th September: Parents’ Evening S1

S2 Parent/Carers’ Evening

We are holding a Parents’ Evening for S2 parents and carers on Tuesday 20th October from 6-8pm.  Letters with details were handed to students today, Friday 2nd October: Parents’ Evening S2

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, a Seemis form which is required to be checked by parent/carers, updated as appropriate, signed and returned.

There is also a letter explaining the new facility for parents/carers to pay DGS on-line as opposed to cheque/cash: Online payment letter Please note that cheques and cash are not being removed as an option.

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.

There was also letter from the library for S1 students regarding borrowing books.

S1 Activities Week

Letters went home with students on Wednesday 30th September, regarding the S1 Activities Week in May, including details of payments due.  Cheques made out to “East Lothian Council” please.  A copy of the letter can be found here: S1 activities week letter

Return forms and deposits are due on Wednesday 7th October.  If there are any problems with payments, please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Slowther to discuss how we might help.

Senior Higher/Further Education Information Evening

This really useful meeting took place on Tuesday 29th September, thanks to everyone who attended and contributed to the evening.  Please see the attached document for useful websites: Websites for Higher Education

Musical Performance

DGS students performed an eclectic mix of music at the Belhaven Church Concert on Wednesday 30th September.  All of the students performed at a very high level which was appreciated and enjoyed by a packed church.  The evening included teas, coffees and lovely home baking.  Well done to all staff and students involved!

School Photographs

Proofs and order forms for S1/4/6 photographs will be distributed soon.

National Poetry Day Thursday 8th October

Next Thursday is National Poetry Day. The theme this year is Light, marking the UN International year of Light 2015. To celebrate this, members of the school book group will be handing out poem postcards on Wednesday to advertise that it is National Poetry Day the next day. They will be asking their teachers if they can leave a set of postcards in each classroom they visit for people to read (and take away if they want to – excellent bookmarks). Take a look here if you want a preview of the poems:  http://www.scottishpoetrylibrary.org.uk/connect/national-poetry-day


A big thank you to the DGSA from our students. The new library beanbags are “really comfy”. Use this link to see for yourself: http://www.edubuzz.org/dgs_library/2015/10/02/beanbags/

Active School’s Update


To S1 student Alex Gibb who won 3rd place in the U12s Youth Series Criterium Cycle Race last weekend.  This was his first cycle race, so well done Alex!

Dress Down Day

A big thank you to everyone for dressing down last Friday.  £709.36 was raised, to be split between Teenage Cancer Trust and Children’s Cancer and Leukaemia Group (CCGL).


Please can we stress to parent/carers and students that e-cigarettes are not permitted at school, or in any East Lothian Council buildings or grounds.

Message from Show My Homework

Apologies for the 404 error message last Sunday.  Slow connections were improved by making the site inaccessible for 30 minutes between 8.10 – 8.40 pm.

Please use the link from the top of the website homepage or the following links to log on:

Dunbar Grammar School Council Update

The next meeting is being held on 21st October 2015, agenda will be published soon.

October Break

Don’t forget that we finish on Friday 9th October for the October break; this will be a dress down day so students please bring £1 to registration to dress down.  Students resume on Tuesday 20th October.

House Assemblies

Please note that we are holding House Assemblies next week.


  • Cleaners wanted, please phone 07701 075 698

Dates for Your Diary

East Lothian Young Chef Competition Friday 2nd Oct
Forst Students visiting From Monday 5th Oct
Mock Trial Court Trips Mon 5th Oct / Tues 6th Oct
S3 Music Students’ BBC ‘Ten Pieces’ programme Tuesday 6th Oct
S1 Parent/Carers’ Evening Wednesday 7th Oct
Dress Down Day Friday 9th Oct
Break for October Holiday Friday 9th Oct
In-Service Day Monday 19th Oct
Students resume Tuesday 20th Oct
S2 Parent/Carers’ Evening Tuesday 20th Oct
S4 Rural Skills Thursday 29th Oct


A reminder that the third payment was due on 25th September.  Cheques made payable to ‘East Lothian Council’ please.

DGS Sports Fixtures

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

  • House Co-ordinator, Captain, Vice-Captain Information
  • Talent 2030 Competition
  • Scripture Union Group
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Update 25th September 2015

School Photographs

The school photographer will be in school on Wednesday 30th September to photograph students in S1, S4, S6 and prefects. Please would students ensure they are wearing full school uniform; prefects should wear white shirt, tie and blazers.

George Kerevan Visits DGS Continue reading

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