Update 24th February 2017

A reminder of our severe weather warning policy: Severe Weather

Expansion Update – Public Meeting

There will be a Public Meeting to discuss the expansion plans for Dunbar Grammar School.  This is on Tuesday 28th February 6 – 7.30pm at the school.  All welcome to attend.

Battlefields Update

Letters went home with S3 students before the February break, including the payment schedule: Battlefields 2017 forms.  There are 2 forms to be completed and handed back to the school office, along with 2 passport photographs and European Health Insurance cards by the 2nd March 2017.

Course Choice Interviews for Current S3 Students

S3 Coursing Interviews Coursing interviews have been taking place this week from Tuesday 21st – Friday 24th February.  If you have any issues regarding the final choices, please contact your son/daughter’s Guidance Teacher.

Course Choice Interviews for Current S4 & S5 Students

Individual letters regarding the S4 & S5 coursing interviews specifying allocated dates and times went home with students on Wednesday 22nd February.

Loud & Proud Concert

Loud & Proud performed at DGS on Wednesday night and huge thanks are due to all who made it such a success: the generous audience, the enthusiastic and hard-working students from the LGBT + Allies and Charities groups, and the fabulous choir who entertained and informed us. It was a wonderful evening.







HeadSmart Presentation

All staff from Dunbar Grammar School were given a presentation by Dr Mark Brougham, Consultant Paediatric Oncologist, during our in-service on Monday to promote the UK HeadSmart campaign.  The campaign is to increase awareness of the work currently underway by the charity with the aim of reducing the number of young people affected by tumours of the brain through early diagnosis.  The charity have agreed to send us early symptom cards for all students which will be distributed to take home soon.

More information can be read here: https://www.headsmart.org.uk/

DGSC (Parent Council) Update

The next DGSC Parent Council meeting is on Monday 27th February at 8pm (to be preceded at 7pm by the Dunbar and East Linton Area Partnership Annual Public Meeting in the School Hall).

Easter Revision

Easter Revision classes will be taking place this year from Monday 3rd April to Wednesday 5th April.  A menu of classes available to students sitting examinations this year will be soon.  Places will be limited, so it is important that students sign up as soon as possible.

Bronze Training Dates and Information

Training dates and activities:

  • March 29th Routes and Grouping
  • April 19th Routes
  • April 26th Routes
  • May 3rd Food     Route plan deadline and Edofe completed
  • May 10th Kit
  • May 24th First Aid
  • May 31st  Kit issue for trip 1
  • Trip 1 1st and 2nd June
  • June 21st Kit issue for trip 2
  • Trip 2 22ndand 23rd June
  • June 28th Review Session

East Lothian MSYP

S5 student Heather Cameron, MSYP for East Lothian, is featured in both the print and online editions of The National this week.  The topic is young people’s mental health. She said: “Stigma and lack of mental health support for young people is one of the most important issues affecting my generation.”  The full article can be seen here: http://www.thenational.scot/news/15071865.Giving_young_people_a_voice__our_new_column_shining_a_light_on_the_Scottish_Youth_Parliament/

Good Luck

To Elliot Young who is competing for Scotland in the Surfing Nordic Games this weekend in Norway.


Local Information

Dates for Your Diary

S4/5 Coursing Interviews 1st – 3rd March
Visit to National Museum of Scotland -STEM Careers Trip Wednesday 1st March
Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards’ Evening Thursday 2nd March
Headstart Dragonfly – STEM Trip for S2 Girls Wednesday 8th March
The Big Pedal 20th – 31st March

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

  • House Points Update
  • Various Apprenticeships Opportunities
  • Dunbar Grammar School “Bake On”
  • We Will Rock You
  • Programming Club
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Update 10th February 2017

Break for February

A reminder that we break for the February holidays on Friday 10th February.  Please note that Monday 20th is an In-Service day, so the students resume on Tuesday 21st February.

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