Update 26th August 2016

One Whole Week In

After a very busy week, we are finalising course choice and timetable for all of our students.  We are now looking forward to working hard with our students, staff, parents and carers, and thank you for your continued support.

Please refer any issues with recoursing, from Monday 29th August, to Guidance.

Examination Results Service

Any requests regarding use of the post-examination results service need to be with Mrs Slowther by close of play on Friday 26th August 2016.

Parental Consent Forms

Blanket Parental Consent forms have been handed out to all S1-S5 students.  S6 will be given them on Monday 29th.  This form covers most trips and DGS Sports for the session 2016-2017, so it is important that they are completed and returned as soon as possible: Blanket PC1

DGS Sports Update

All students had a presentation from Calum Taylor, our Active Sports Coordinator, regarding extra-curricular sports for session 2016 – 2017.  The presentation also included information on our new DGS Sport App.  Details on the app including how to upload it, can be found here: DGS Sport – Friday Email – 260816

Please also see DGS Sports

Challenge Enterprise 2016 – Friday 7th – Sunday 9th October

Challenge Enterprise is a weekend programme organised by Rotary District 1020.  It is designed for 16-18 year olds who are likely to go on to a successful career in Business.   Challenge Enterprise takes successful candidates for an intensive residential weekend which concentrates on giving them an insight into various aspects of business and sets challenges which will help develop their confidence and business knowledge.  All accommodation, meals and materials costs will be borne by the sponsoring Rotary Club.

This year’s Challenge Enterprise will be based at Carronvale House, Larbert.

The weekend will typically consist of a mixture of the following:

  • short presentations by leading figures from various areas of the business world
  • group challenges relevant to the business world, stemming from the business presentations
  • business simulation challenges
  • team building challenges
  • debates and discussions
  • preparation and delivery of business-themed group presentations
  • plenty of opportunities to socialise!

If you are interested please see Miss Williams by Tuesday 30th August.

Attainment & Achievement Awards Evening

Students selected for an award will be receiving a letter next week, inviting them and their parents/carers to the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 14th September.

Dunbar School Council Update

The next Dunbar School Grammar School Council (DGSC) meeting is being held on Thursday 1st September, AGM at 6.30pm, general meeting at 7pm.  Agenda will be published soon.  We would like to extend a very warm invitation to new members of the Parent Forum to come and join us.  Please just turn up on the evening at the school to find out what it’s all about.

DGS U15 Rugby Quiz Night Update

A big thank you to everyone who came along to support the Quiz Night on Saturday. It was a very successful and enjoyable night and raised £430 towards the September tour.  Your support in all our fundraising endeavours has been appreciated.

PTA Afternoon Tea with Prosecco 

This PTA fundraiser is on Saturday 27th August from 3-5pm in Belhaven Church Hall.  Please phone Jane McIntyre on 01368 860 804 with any queries.

The Dunbar Grammar School Open Texas Scramble 2016

Careers Update

Please see the Careers page for updates on opportunities.

Local Events

The local Fair Trade group are holding an event in Dunbar on 7th September at the Townhouse, please see A Living Earth – The Power Of Local Action

Dates for Your Diary

School Mock Court Case Project Wed 31st Aug/7th Sep
2Moros Driver Wednesday 31st Aug
Higher Education Convention Tuesday 6th Sep
U15s Rugby Tour Friday 16th Sep
DoE Bronze Trip 1 Thurs 22nd – Fri 23rd Sep

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

  • Biology Help
  • School Library Pupil Committee
  • Amnesty International
  • Recycling Bins
  • Dunbar DayTripper
  • Scripture Union
  • Conservation Action Team
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Update 19th August 2016

A very warm welcome back.  In particular, welcome to our new students and staff.

Examination Results

Congratulations to 4th, 5th and 6th year students from session 2015-16 who produced excellent examination results, the best the school has ever had: Results 2015-2016.  Thanks to staff, students, parents and carers for the huge amount of support and hard work throughout the year.  We look forward to celebrating this success with parents/carers and students on Wednesday 14th September at this year’s Awards Ceremony.  Let’s see if we can make 2016-17 even better!

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