Update 3rd July 2015

Have a great summer and we look forward to starting the new term on Wednesday 19th August 2015!

Careers Update

The S6 careers talk, 29 June 2015, is now available to view and download resources from here or at: www.edubuzz.org/careers/2015/06/15/dgs-s6-june-2015/

If you have any questions please email mick.burns@sds.co.uk

PTA Afternoon Tea with Prosecco 

We are holding our fundraising afternoon tea in Our Lady of the Waves Church Hall on Saturday 22nd August.  Tickets cost £10 and are available from the school office.  This is a fantastic afternoon and a great chance to catch up with friends after the holidays.

DGSC (Parent Council) Meetings

The most recent Parent Council meeting was held on Tuesday 23rd June.  Draft minutes can be viewed here:  Minutes.

Preparing for Next Session


Please ensure that appropriate uniform has been obtained before the beginning of next term.  If you are in any doubt as to what constitutes uniform, please follow this link: Parental Information

Please note that black or grey denim trousers or black trainers with any different coloured motifs or laces are not part of our uniform agreement.

School uniform already ordered can be collected from the school office during the in-service day on Tuesday 18th August 2015.

Please note that it is agreed school policy that parents/carers will provide students NOT wearing school uniform with a note.  Any parent/carer who does not wish to support East Lothian’s policy should contact the school to discuss with one of the Senior Management Team.

Water Bottles

It is an educational fact that the drinking of water throughout the day can support the learning process.  Students are encouraged to bring water bottles with them to school, which can be filled up from one of our three chilled filtered units.  Please note that the office cannot provide students with cups or bottles.  The consumption of fizzy drinks or juices is not permitted during lessons.


Please check that all students have equipment needed for their classes, for example, pens, pencils, rulers etc., and an appropriate school bag.

PE Kit and Deodorants

Students need to bring appropriate kit for both indoor and outdoor activities.  Examples include shorts, tracksuit trousers, T-shirt, sweatshirt, trainers and football boots.  Students should not use spray deodorants in the changing rooms as this may trigger other students’ asthma or other conditions.  Valuables should ideally be left at home, or handed to your PE teacher at the start of the lesson for safe-keeping.

Saying Goodbye to Members of Staff

We are saying goodbye to a number of members of staff:

  • Richard Woof, PT Science, is retiring
  • Sarah McDowell has been appointed to the post of Principal Teacher of Chemistry and Biology at Peebles High School

Newly Qualified Teachers

  • Iain Anderson, CDT
  • Kim Borthwick, PE
  • Amy Cameron, RME
  • Iain Scott, Chemistry
  • Katrina Smith, Geography
  • Michael Stewart, Music
  • Rory Stewart, Maths


  • Fiona Cairns, PT Expressive Arts, has been appointed to the post of Acting Depute Head Teacher at North Berwick High School

Temporary Staff

  • Walter Curtis, Physics
  • Peter Doig, Physics
  • Warren Dudgeon, SFL
  • Lennie Fawcett, Physics
  • Pat Gaffney, Technologies
  • Matthew Gray, History
  • Rudi Johnstone, HE
  • David Walls, Computing

Our sincere thanks to all of them and best wishes for the future!

SQA Results and Post-Results Service

The following letter was given out to all new S5 and S6 students on Friday 26th June Friday, regarding SQA results and the post-results service:  Post Results Letter

Students Using the East Linton Bus to School

A reminder that all senior, new S4-S6, students need to travel on the Eve’s bus to and from East Linton using their Smartcards (anybody who has not yet had their Smartcard validated, should contact Transportation at John Muir House in Haddington, 01620 827 827).  S1-S3 students should take the First Bus using their First Bus passes.  Please note that anyone trying to use the wrong bus will either be denied access or will have to pay.

S1 Activities Week

A reminder some students have still not paid the full amount, please can this be handed in as soon as possible, cheques payable to ‘East Lothian Council’.

Dates for Your Diary

Last day of Term Friday 3rd July
In-Service Days Mon/Tues 17th/18th August
Ordered Uniform Collection Day Tuesday 18th August
Students resume Wednesday 19th August

Finally, thanks for all the support from students, parents and carers. 


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Update 26th June 2015

SQA Results and Post-Results Service

The following letter was given out to all new S5 and S6 students today, Friday 26th June Friday, regarding SQA results and the post-results service:  Post Results Letter

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