Update 26th September 2014

Battlefields Trip

Our annual Battlefields programme was launched in assembly on Wednesday 24th September.  S3 students were given information to take home; spare copies can be collected from the school office.  Pink parental confirmation slips with non-refundable deposits to be returned to the office by Friday 10th October please.  There is a parent/carers information evening on 1st October at 6-7pm, please return the Parents’ Evening Form by 30th September.

School Photographs

The school photographer will be in school on Thursday 2nd October 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.

House Captains

The House Captain interviews will be taking place next week.

European Day of Languages

S3 students had a presentation today from Mick Burns from Skills Development Scotland for European Day of Languages.

Blanket PC1 Form for Trips During the School Day

There are still several Blanket PC1 forms which are outstanding. These cover most day trips throughout the year, which are within an hour’s travel from the school. Please can these be completed fully and returned to the office as soon as possible so as not to delay any trip organisation: General PC1 – Blank

S1 Open Evening

We are holding an Open Evening for S1 Parents/Carers on Monday 6th October from 6-8pm.  Letters with details were handed to students on Tuesday 23rd September: S1 Open Evening.

East Coast FM

East Coast FMSeveral Dunbar Grammar Students are involved with ‘The School Bell’ on Mondays from 6pm – 8pm on East Coast FM (107.6 FM).  This week Mrs Slowther was invited to the station to be interviewed by Lachlan Stewart and Alistair Bell (both S2).  Lachlan and Alistair, despite their young age, are seasoned veterans on the radio and Mrs Slowther very much enjoyed the interview (despite her initial nerves).  She was extremely impressed by the professionalism and skills shown by these young students.  They have full responsibility for the 2 hour slot and present and produce the show completely independently. Mr Raffaelli and Mrs Mackie are looking forward to visiting the station for an interview in the near future!

East Coast FM is keen to have more student involvement, so if you are interested in any aspect of radio from presenting to producing or simply just finding out a bit more, please contact Kayleigh Stewart in S4 via the school office.

Congratulations to S3 Student

S3 student Georgia Young was recently nominated for the prestigious Youth Performance Category at the National Operatic and Dramatic Association Awards.  She came 2nd out of 300 children nominated, which is a huge achievement.  Well done Georgia!

PE Policy

All students must bring kit to PE all of the time, even if unwell or injured and not taking part.  Please see the attached presentation which was shown to students this week in assembly:  Dunbar Grammar School PE kit

Home Economics Reminder

A reminder that Home Economics money was due in today, Friday 26th September.  Please can all outstanding money be handed in to the office asap.

Library Update

Please see the attached letter which is being handed out to S1 students during English lessons this week and next week regarding borrowing permissions: Library letter

Buses Breaking Down

Any students travelling on school transport should remain in a vehicle if it breaks down, unless notified otherwise.  Under no other circumstances should students leave a bus and walk home.  They should wait until alternative transport arrives.

Sports Update

Fixtures:  27/09/14

  • S1 Rugby vs Trinity High School, KO 09:30 @ DGS Playing Fields, 08:30am meet @ DGS
  • S2 & U15 Rugby vs Trinity High School, KO 09:30 @ Hallhill Pitches, 09:00am meet @ Hallhill
  • Senior Girls Hockey vs George Watsons College, PB 09:00 @ George Watsons, 07:30am meet @ DGS
  • S1 Girls Hockey vs George Watsons College, PB 10:00am @ George Watsons, 07:30am meet @ DGS
  • S2 Girls Hockey vs George Watsons College, PB TBC@ George Watsons, 07:30am meet @ DGS
  • S3 Girls Hockey vs George Watsons College, PB 09:00am @ Hallhill 2G Pitch, 08:15am meet @ DGS

Please phone Sean McNee on 07969 428 485 to check if games are still on.

Musical Performance

Come and enjoy an evening in Belhaven Church and be entertained by students who are studying music at Dunbar Grammar School.  The performance is on Wednesday 1st October at 7pm, adults £5 children £3.  The evening includes teas, coffees and lovely home baking.  Tickets are available from the Music Department and on the door.

Maria Lyle Nominated for IPCA Player of the Month

Maria has been nominated for the International Paralympic Committee Athlete of the Month. A vote for her would be much appreciated as this is a global title and well recognised within the Paralympic community. The link is below. It doesn’t cost anything and takes about 10 seconds of your time.  Voting closes today: http://www.paralympic.org/

Dates for Your Diary

AH Geog Trip Fri/Sun 26-28th Sept
PWAMM Challenger Bus at DGS Mon 29th Sep – Fri 7th Oct
Hospitality Trip to Hilton Grosvenor Wed 1st Oct
Mock Trial Competition Wed 1st Oct
School Photographs Thurs 2nd Oct
DoE Bronze trip Thurs/Fri 2-3rd Oct
S4 Rural Skills Tues 7th Oct
S4 Art Trip Tues 7th Oct
Drama Sunset Song Trip Wed 8th Oct
S3 Rural Skills Thurs 9th Oct

New Telephone System

We are in the process of installing a new telephone system, which will hopefully go live next week. This has involved some period of time when our phones were down, for which we apologise. This will enable incoming calls to be directed to various options, cutting down any delays in speaking to the relevant party. It would be useful to get some feedback from parents and carers once the system is up and running.

Show My Homework

All students have now had presentations from Mrs Mackie on our new electronic homework system Show My Homework. Please see the presentation and letter if you wish to have more information. A hardcopy of this letter will be going home in the near future:

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

  • S5 Prefect Training
  • S1 Basketball
  • Sewing Club
  • National Poetry Club
  • Royal Highland Fusiliers – Open Day
  • PWAMM Challenger Bus
  • Science Clubs

 

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Update 19th September 2014

BBC Hydro Debate

46 of our senior students and first time voters joined almost 8,000 students from 200 schools all across Scotland last Thursday.  They watched and took part in the televised debate which was broadcast later that evening. It was the largest political debate that the country has ever had and was a historic event to be part off.

ICT Peer Tutor Scheme 

ICT picS3 Computing Science pupils have recently been involved in an ICT Peer Tutor Scheme which involved teaching primary pupils from West Barns and Innerwick primary schools how to program using Scratch. The students planned and developed all of the lessons and were a credit to Dunbar Grammar School. Congratulations and well-done to the following pupils for their fantastic effort and commitment: Jodie Lennon – 3C5, Sophie Campbell – 3C5, Caitlin Dignan – 3C1, Ryan Paterson – 3C3, James Elliot – 3C1, Cameron Pack – 3C1, Chloe Morrison – 3C3, Nikki Patterson – 3C2, Rebecca Marshall – 3C4, Jessica Robertson – 3C4, Fraser Davey – 3C2, Ava Woodburn – 3C4.

Mr Brandt, Mrs Fraser.

S2 Monitoring & Tracking Update Reports

These went home with your son/daughter on Tuesday 16th September. Please contact the Guidance Department if you wish to discuss any issues.

Blanket PC1 Form for Trips During the School Day

There are still several Blanket PC1 forms which are outstanding. These cover most day trips throughout the year, which are within an hour’s travel from the school. Please can these be completed fully and returned to the office as soon as possible so as not to delay any trip organisation: General PC1 – Blank

Battlefields Experience 2015

The Battlefields Experience for S3 students is being launched in assembly next Wednesday 24th September.  Please look out for paperwork coming home.

School Photographs

The school photographer will be in school on Thursday 2nd October 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.

S1 Open Evening

We are holding an Open Evening for S1 Parents/Carers on Monday 6th October from 6-8pm.  Letters with details will go home with students next week.

Library Update

Please see the attached letter which is going home with students next week regarding borrowing permissions: Library letter

Sports Update

Results:

18th September - DGS U18 Football 10 v 0 Castlebrae H.S

Fixtures:

19th September - DGS U18 Football vs Balerno HS 14:30 KO @ Hallhill 3G pitch

20th September - 

  • DGS S1 Hockey vs Knox Academy. 10:00am KO @ Hallhill 2G Pitch
  • DGS S2 & S3 Mixed vs Knox Academy. 10:45am KO @ Hallhill 2G Pitch
  • DGS S1 Rugby vs Knox Academy. 09:30am KO @ DGS Playing Fields
  • DGS S2 Rugby vs Knox Academy. 09:30am KO @ Hallhill 2nd XV Rugby Pitch
  • DGS U15 Rugby vs Knox Academy. 09:30am KO @ Hallhill 1st XV Rugby Pitch
  • Senior Girls Hockey vs Knox Academy – CANCELLED
  • U16 Boys Football vs Royal High School - CANCELLED.

Please phone Sean McNee on 07969 428 485 to check if games are still on.

Texas Scramble September 2014

The Texas Scramble is on Saturday 20th September, more information and entry forms are available on the website: http://winterfieldgolfclub.info/ If any parent/carer would like to contribute to the raffle, please hand in any items to the school office, or directly to a member of the DGSC.

Musical Performance

Come and enjoy an evening in Belhaven Church and be entertained by students who are studying music at Dunbar Grammar School.  The performance is on Wednesday 1st October at 7pm, adults £5 children £3.  The evening includes teas, coffees and lovely home baking.  Tickets are available from the Music Department and on the door.

Dates for Your Diary

S4 Rural Skills Tues 23rd Sep, Tues 7th Oct
S3 Rural Skills Tues 23rd Sep, Thurs 9th Oct
Mock Trial Competition Wed 24th Sep & 1st Oct
DoE Bronze Thurs 25-26th Sep
AH Geog Trip Fri/Sun 26-28th Sept
PWAMM Challenger Bus at DGS Mon 29th Sep – Fri 7th Oct
Hospitality Trip to Hilton Grosvenor Wed 1st Oct
School Photographs Thurs 2nd Oct
DoE Bronze trip Thurs/Fri 2-3rd Oct
S4 Art Trip Tues 7th Oct
Drama Sunset Song Trip Wed 8th Oct

New Telephone System

We are in the process of installing a new telephone system, which will hopefully go live next week. This has involved some period of time when our phones were down, for which we apologise. This will enable incoming calls to be directed to various options, cutting down any delays in speaking to the relevant party. It would be useful to get some feedback from parents and carers once the system is up and running.

Show My Homework

All students have now had presentations from Mrs Mackie on our new electronic homework system Show My Homework. Please see the presentation and letter if you wish to have more information. A hardcopy of this letter will be going home in the near future:

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

  • Film Club
  • Careers Interviews
  • S5 Prefect Training
  • Homework Help
  • Student Councillors 2014-2015
  • PWAMM Challenger Bus
  • Linguachallenge
  • Science Clubs

 

 

 

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