Update 18th December 2014

Arrangements for Last Day of Term

The last day of term, Friday 19th Decemberwill be a dress down day.  Please bring £1 to registration to dress down.  Proceeds will go towards school funds for inclusion.

The last day will culminate in the annual whole school ceilidh which will finish at 12.30pm.  Please ensure that students bring bottles for water and appropriate footwear.

IDL ProjectInterdisciplinary Learning Project between German, Drama, Social Subjects and Art & Design

Students in S1 were exploring the 1914 Christmas truce as an IDL project involving their Languages, Art, Drama and Social Subjects teachers on Thursday 18th. The central idea was to empathise with the soldiers and understand that humans are the same whatever language, whatever nationality.

Christmas Concert

The DGS Christmas Concert was last night, Wednesday 17th December.  Cluster P7s joined us during the dress rehearsal from 1-3pm in the afternoon.  Everyone enjoyed a great night! Huge thanks to all involved.

Christmas Dances

The S3/4 dance was on Monday, and everyone had a wonderful night!   Thanks to the PE department for organising.


To student Matthew Sloan who has been awarded Sea Cadet of the Year.  Well done Matthew!

Maria Lyle Congratulations

On Friday 12th December Maria Lyle was voted British Athletics Young Para Athlete of the Year at the 2014 British Athletics Athletes of the Year Awards, details can be found here:

Also, in November, Maria was included on this year’s World Class Performance Programme.  The UK Sport programme provides funding and support to those athletes who have the potential to win Olympic and Paralympic medals in Rio and Tokyo.  Maria is the youngest athlete to be included from athletics!  http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/media/news/2014-news-page/november-2014/03-11-14-wcpp-2014-15/

Huge achievements, well done Maria!

Overdue Library and Text Books

Please check for school books at home over the holiday period. Reminders were issued during registration and English classes over the last two weeks, so students know if they have books to return. Get the new year off to a good start by handing books in so that everybody has a chance to read them.

Senior Prelims

These are due to start on Monday 12th January; timetables were given to students this week:  DGS Senior Phase Prelims 2015

DGSC (Parent Council) Meeting

The last meeting was held on Wednesday 17th December.  Minutes will be published soon.

School Crossing Patrol

Just to make you aware that the School Crossing Patrol at Summerfield Road/Pine Street will be unmanned temporarily.

School Day Post Christmas Reminder

A reminder of the new school day structure after the Christmas break.  Monday to Thursday:

Registration 8.40 – 8.50
Period 1 8.50 – 9.40
Period 2 9.40 – 10.30
Period 3 10.30 – 11.20
Break 11.20 – 11.40
Period 4 11.40 – 12.30
Period 5 12.30 – 1.20
Lunch 1.20 – 2.10
Period 6 2.10 – 3.00
Period 7 3.00 – 3.50


Registration 8.40 – 8.50
Period 1 8.50 – 9.40
Period 2 9.40 – 10.30
Break 10.30 – 10.50
Period 3 10.50 – 11.40
Period 4 11.40 – 12.30

S1 Activities Week

A reminder that the second payment of £10 was due on Monday 1st December, for S1 students.  If you have any problems, please contact Mrs Slowther.

Dates for Your Diary

Last Day of Term Friday 19th Dec
Staff & Students Resume Tuesday 6th Jan
S4 Rural Skills Tuesday 6th Jan/20th Jan
S3 Rural Skills Thursday 8th Jan/20th Jan
Senior Prelims 12th Jan – 27th Jan
S4/5 Parent Info Evening on Course Choice Tuesday 20th Jan
S3 Parent Info Evening on Course Choice Thursday 22nd Jan

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.

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.

Other documents:

Finally, A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you all from the staff and students at Dunbar Grammar School!

We look forward to welcoming everyone back on Tuesday 6th January 2015

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Update 12th December 2014

Christmas Concert

The DGS Christmas Concert is on Wednesday 17th December 7pm.  Tickets are available from the school office: adults £5 concessions £3 or £15 for a family of 4.  

Cluster P7s have been invited to attend the dress rehearsal from 1-3pm in the afternoon.

Christmas Dances Continue reading

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