Update 27th November 2015

S5/6 Study Club at the Bleachingfields Community Centre

The Pupil Support Department, in conjunction with Community Learning Development (CLD), has set up a study club in the Community Centre on a Wednesday evening from 6.30-9pm. This will run from Wednesday 25th November until the Christmas holidays (in the run up to the prelims) and if well attended, for a similar amount of time before the final exams in May/June. It will be supervised by CLD staff.

To ensure access to the library and IT, students will need to register with the library prior to attending; this can be done on a Monday up to 5.30pm or a Tuesday and Wednesday up to 5pm.

Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided.

This is a really good opportunity for students to do some additional study in the lead up to the exams.  Please encourage your son/daughter to make use of this resource.


Please can we request parent/carers to specify a return date for an absent student, or phone each day the student is absent.


To Eilidh Newton, Bethan Richards, Olivia Laird and Lauren Everard in S3 for getting into the U16 East Lothian Hockey Development Squad.  Well done girls!

Bake Sale and One Minute Silence

Wednesday, 25th November marked two years since the tragic accident which claimed the lives of three of our former students: David Armstrong, Josh Stewart and Jenna Barbour. To mark the occasion, DGS observed a one minute silence at 11.00am that morning.

Mrs Miller and her Registration Class (2C2) held a bake sale at morning break on Wednesday 25th November for students and staff. They made over £200 and the proceeds will be split evenly between The David Armstrong Memorial Fund and the road safety charity, Brake. Thank you for your kind donations, either baking, money or both.

Christmas Dances

Tickets for the Christmas Dances are being sold for students to purchase in the social space at break and lunchtime, £3.50 each.  Dates of the dances are:

  • S1/2 – Tuesday 8th December 6.30-9.30pm
  • S5/6  – Thursday 10th December 6.30 – 10pm
  • S3/4 – Monday 14th December 6.30-9.30pm

There will be a tuck shop each night selling drinks and snacks.  Please note that there will also be free fruit on offer!

PTA Fundraiser Family Ceilidh

Start your Christmas shopping now. Give the gift of a great night out with live music and lots of fun!  The PTA are holding a Family Ceilidh on 15th January in The Royal British Legion, Dunbar.  Doors open at 7.30pm and tickets cost £5 adult and £3 under 18.  (No under 18s allowed without parental supervision).

Tickets are available from the school office.


  • Please see the attached for information on the Scottish Space School 2016 Scottish Space School 2016. Can we ask students to let Guidance know if they are applying.
  • Please see our Careers page for information on current opportunities

Cycling to School

We are very keen to encourage as many students as possible to walk or cycle to school.  Please encourage all students cycling to school to wear appropriate headgear and clothing.  During the dark winter months, it is particularly recommended to wear reflective clothing and to use bike lights.   It is our school policy that all students must dismount from their bikes once entering school grounds.  There are bike racks in front and behind the school, to which bicycles should be padlocked.  The school will investigate any problems, but cannot accept any responsibility for any damage or loss.

Please encourage your son/daughter to give careful consideration as to where and how they ride their bikes and encourage them to be polite to and mindful of pedestrians.

Dates for Your Diary

SFL Pantomime Trip Tuesday 1st Dec
AH Modern Studies prison visit Tuesday 1st Dec
S2 Bright Lights Biology HW Trip Wednesday 2nd Dec
Nat 5 Art Trip Wednesday 9th Dec
Top of the Bench Chemistry Competition Wednesday 9th Dec
Christmas Lunch £3.50 Wednesday 9th Dec
S4 Rural Skills Thursday 10th Dec
Higher History Stirling Castle Trip Thursday 10th Dec
Christmas Concert 7pm Wednesday 16th Dec
Snow White Pantomime Trip Thursday 17th Dec
Last Day of Term Friday 18th Dec

East Lothian Children and Young People’s Service Plan 2016-19 – Consultation

Please see the following link for information on the East Lothian Children and Young People’s Service Plan 2016-19: http://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/news/article/2075/consultation_on_plans_for_services_for_children_launched

Information Update (URGENT)

We still have several outstanding Seemis forms for each student, which are required to be checked by parent/carers, updated as appropriate, signed and returned.

Please return the Emergency Closure Form for your son/daughter if you do not wish them to be sent home in the case of the school being closed in an emergency.  Please also see our Severe Weather Policy.

Study Clubs

Please find a copy of our latest Study Club Booklet: 2015-16 Study Clubs booklet

DGS Sports Fixtures

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

  • The German Club
  • Christmas Lunch in The Bistro
  • Dyslexia Support Group
  • Found Blazer
  • S6 Photographs
  • Breakfast Club
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Update 20th November 2015

Children in Need

Total raised for Children In Need:

Dress Down                £657.69

Hall                               £239

Fruit Friday                 £43.17

Baked Potato Lunch   £200

Bake Sale                      £57.34

Grand Total – £1197.20  Well done and thanks to all involved! Continue reading

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