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.
Course Choice Interviews for Current S3 Students
Individual letters regarding the S3 coursing interviews specifying allocated dates and times went home with students on Monday 6th February.
S4 & S5 Important Information
S4/S5 students were issued with Monitoring and Tracking Reports and Course Choice Booklets on Tuesday 7th February. Students were also given their forms detailing Likely Levels of Study. Please speak to your son/daughter’s Guidance Teacher if you have any questions.
S4/S5 students and their parents/carers have been invited to an interview where they will have the opportunity to ask any final questions and make final selections. Individual letters regarding the coursing interviews specifying allocated dates and times will go home with students after the February break.
Course Choice Booklets for 2017-2018
Full copies of the Course Choice Booklets for 2017-2018 can be read here: Course Choice Booklet. Printed copies can be requested from the school office.
S5/6 Parents’ Consultation Evening
This is on Tuesday 21st February; letters were handed to students on Monday 6th February: S5,6 Parent Eve.
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).
Parent/Carer Expansion Meeting
There was an opportunity on Wednesday night for parents and carers to have a look at the plans for the school extension. The evening was attended by members of the design team. The displays have been left up for students to look at and they can be viewed on our Expansion Page. Parents wanting to have a closer look at the plans, will be able to do so once we are provided with a digital link. There is also another chance to look at the plans and ask any questions of the design team at the forthcoming public meeting – details below.
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.
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.
Safer Internet Day
On Tuesday, students had a chance to meet MSP Derek Mackay (Cabinet Secretary for Finance and the Constitution) to discuss issues regarding Internet Safety. He met with students who are part of the Childnet digital Leaders Programme who have been taking responsibility for educating their peers about staying safe online. He also saw a presentation from S1 students who have been taking part in the Safer Internet Day Campaign showcasing the power of image in digital youth culture today.
Image and video sharing are powerful tools of communication, self-expression and creativity, but there can also be pressures, risks and potential negative comments and consequences. There is no doubt that the speed and anonymity with which internet users can comment on others can result in people being less respectful online than they would ordinarily be if they interacted face to face. Important values such as empathy and respect can be lost online.
We want young people in our community to have a positive experience online, to feel safe and respected and to treat others with respect.
Students, if you feel that you are not being respected online and that it is affecting your life, you must share these concerns and talk to whoever is at home or a member of staff at school as soon as possible.
We would urge all parents and carers to have a look at the information contained in this link for useful tips on how you could support your son or daughter.
East Lothian Cross-Country Championships
Dunbar Grammar continued our success at the East Lothian Cross Country Championships winning 7 of the 8 team trophies. The senior boys were unlucky to finish as runners up by 3 points (the equivalent of one runner finishing 2 places higher).
To add to this Michael Wimbledon-Hall, Flora Richards, Alex Gibb and Fraser Kelly won individual golds in the S1 Boys, S2 Girls, S3 Boys and Senior Boys events respectively.
Many congratulations to the team for all their hard work in running laps of the school grounds in curricular PE sessions!
Local Events – Loud & Proud Concert 22nd February 7.30pm
Dates for Your Diary
|Break for February Half Term||Friday 10th Feb|
|Staff In-Service Day||Monday 20th Feb|
|Students resume||Tuesday 21st Feb|
|S3 Coursing Interviews||21st-24th Feb|
|S5/6 Parent Consultation Evening||Tuesday 21st Feb|
|Cheerleading Competition||Wednesday 22nd Feb|
|S4/5 Coursing Interviews||1st – 3rd March|
|Visit to National Museum of Scotland -STEM Careers Trip||Wednesday 1st March|
|Headstart Dragonfly – STEM Trip for S2 Girls||Wednesday 1st 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
- RBS Careers Workshop
- We Will Rock You
- DGS Radio
- Teen Tech Challenge
- Joinery Apprenticeship
- Medic Insight
- California 2018