Update 14th September 2017

A reminder that Friday 15th and Monday 18th September are public holidays and the school will be closed to all students and staff.  Please note that the school will open as normal on Tuesday 19th September 2017.

It’s been a busy start of term for all concerned.  Thanks to all staff, students and parents/carers for their continued commitment and support to the school.  Our new first year students have settled in well. Please note that from next Tuesday 19th September, S1s will no longer be released early from period 4, pre-morning break, and period 5 before lunch.  S1s had a presentation from Mr Scott about the Grab & Go option available to them to avoid queuing at lunchtime should they prefer. Here is the form which students will need to complete by 9am at the latest (they could fill it in the previous day if more convenient), and hand it in to the Bistro.  Their lunch will then be made up ready to collect from outside the library at 1.20pm. Grab and Go form

Attainment & Achievement Awards Evening

We held our annual Awards Ceremony last night.  As always, we were dumbfounded by the range of talent and ability of our students.  Of course this only scratches the surface of the range of achievements we see on a daily basis exhibited by our students.  Thanks and congratulations to all concerned!

Show My Homework

Show My Homework should now be up and running for S2-S6 students and parent/carers. 

S1 students are being given a sheet today with student and parent/carer log in details for Show My Homework.  Please contact the office with any queries.

London Trip – Modern Studies

All students attending the Modern Studies trip to London on Monday morning should meet staff at the train station in Dunbar at sharp 5.45am.

Dunbar Grammar’s Learning for Sustainability Group

Dunbar Grammar’s Learning for Sustainability Group is looking for parents/carers and other interested members of the community to join them.  We are currently working on the following projects:  The Big Switch Off, Marine Litter, and Recycling, but Learning for Sustainability covers a much wider range of themes:  LfS Themes.   We would welcome any input from experts and enthusiasts!  If you are interested or would like to learn more, please contact Sheilagh Fallon via school email.

Prosecco Afternoon Tea

Thank you to all the businesses and people who donated auction prizes and raffle prizes.  We raised the amazing sum of £2,686.10.

Also a huge thank you to all the ladies who came and supported this event, we couldn’t have raised this huge amount of money without them.

The Dunbar Grammar School Texas Scramble 2017

Please see the following poster for details of this golf event on Saturday 23rd September.  There is still time to get a team together!

The Chairs of the Dunbar Grammar School Council, Dee and Lawrence, have also asked us to put out an appeal for contributions to the raffle on the day.  Please hand these in to the school office as soon as possible.  If you would like to donate a prize, we would all be very grateful.

HPV Information

Please see the attached link for information regarding the HPV vaccination: http://www.immunisationscotland.org.uk/vaccines-and-diseases/hpv.aspx

Home Economics Payments

  • Please note that S1/2/3 Home Economics and Health & Food Technology payments are now due.
  • If you are paying in instalments for Hospitality, the next instalment is now due.

If you have any concerns regarding the above, please contact Ms Gungui, PT Health & Wellbeing (Acting).

Return of SQA Nat5/Higher Art Portfolios

If students would like their work returned from the SQA, they should please leave their name, payment and exam number on the list in the Art Department.  Deadline: 22nd of September.

Results from the School of Rugby Games 09/09/2017

  • Dunbar S1: 24 – 9 Lasswade
  • Dunbar S2: 50 – 0 Lasswade
  • Dunbar U15: 19 – 46 Lasswade

Also, our U16s are in Scottish Schools Cup action today, 14th September, against Queen Anne High School with a 3:30 KO @ Hallhill.

Lost Property

The lost property collected to date will be recycled after the October break.  Please phone the office if you would like to come in to arrange a time to look for any missing property.

Dress Down Day

Friday 22nd September is a Dress Down Day.  Students are requested to please bring £1 to dress down. The money collected will be split between ‘Jeans for Genes’ and ‘Wear it Pink’ campaigns.

DGS Science Department Annual Quiz Night – Friday 10th November Royal British Legion Dunbar

The Science Department at Dunbar Grammar School would like to invite you to our annual Quiz Night. Quizmaster Addie will keep you on your toes with a general knowledge quiz not to be missed. Tickets are available from the school office or from a Science teacher for just £3.00 each. All money raised will be used by the Science Faculty to purchase additional resources. We are looking for teams of up to 6. Over 18s only.

Dates for Your Diary

September Holiday Fri 15 – Mon 18 Sep
Modern Studies London Trip Mon 18 – Wed 20 Sep
DofE Bronze 1 Thurs 21 – Fri 22 Sep
Environmental Science Trip Fri 22 – Sun 24 Sep
Scottish Studies Trip Tues 26 Sep
DofE Bronze 2 Thurs 28 – Fri 29 Sep

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

Update 8th September 2017

Show My Homework

Unfortunately, for reasons outwith our control, Show My Homework is not yet running for this session.  In the meantime, students should note down their issued homework in their jotters or on their own devices.  We should hopefully have the system up and running shortly.  Students and parent/carers can also look at the following for some ideas regarding home learning: Home learning Policy

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