Update 5th February 2016

S1 Expressive Arts Personalisation and Choice

All S1 students were issued with a letter this morning, Friday 5th February, detailing Expressive Arts personalisation choices for S2.  All personalisation choices are due in on Monday 29th February.

S2 Personalisation and Choice

All S2 students were issued with a letter last week detailing personalisation choices for S3.  All personalisation choices were due in today, Friday 5th February.   

Course Choice Interviews for Current S3 Students

Individual letters regarding the S3 coursing interviews specifying allocated dates and times went home with students today, Friday 5th February.

S4 & S5 Coursing Interviews

Students and their parents/carers have been invited to an interview where they will have the opportunity to ask any final questions and make final selections.   Letters regarding these S4/5 coursing interviews went home with students last week: Course Option Choice Parent Letter S4,5.  Forms with preferred interview timings are due back today Friday 5th February.

S4 Parent/Carer Consultation Evening

This is being held on Thursday 11th February.  Letters were issued to students on Thursday 4th February: S4 Parents’ Eve.  Please speak to your son/daughter’s Guidance Teacher if you have any questions.

S5/6 Parent/Carer Consultation Evening – Advance Notice

This is being held on Thursday 25th February.  Letters will be issued to students on Wednesday 10th February.  Please speak to your son/daughter’s Guidance Teacher if you have any questions.

Scottish Parliament Visit

A group of students, including Heather Cameron as part of her work at the Scottish Youth Council, have been doing a lot of campaigning around Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.  As a result of their work there was a debate in the Scottish Parliament on Thursday 4th February.  A group of students and teachers travelled up to Edinburgh to watch the debate.

The debate was covered live and can be accessed via the following link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-35459606

George Kerevan (MP for East Lothian) Visit

Today we welcomed George Kerevan (MP for East Lothian) to the school to talk about his work as an MP at Westminster and his ideas on sustainable goals.  He has been speaking to Social Subjects S1 classes as well as our Higher and National students.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards’ Evening

The Annual Duke of Edinburgh Awards’ Evening to celebrate the bronze, silver and gold participants took place on Thursday night.  The assembled audience was given presentations from a range of students talking about their experiences leading towards the awards.  The evening finished off with some photo opportunities and drinks and nibbles.  This was very successful enjoyable evening.  Thanks again to everyone involved in the DoE awards scheme whose continued support is crucial.

Music Recital Evening

National and Higher students entertained a group of invited guests on Wednesday night covering a whole range of instruments, voice and musical styles.  This performance gave them an opportunity to practise the pieces they will be sitting for the forthcoming SQA examinations in March.  The evening was enjoyed by all and we wish them well for the examinations.

Dunbar Senior Drama Showcase

This is on Wednesday 10th February at 7pm in the hall.  This is an opportunity to see the work of the senior Drama exam classes.  Invites have gone home with performing students:  Drama Showcase.

Morocco 2017

Registration is now open for Morocco 2017.  All students wishing to participate should register by Friday 12th February.  Full registration information can be obtained from Mr Martin.  New information packs have arrived in the school, so anyone who did not get a pack at the parents’ evening on 28th January, or who was unable to attend, can obtain one from Mr Martin – Room T6.

Local Information:

S1 Activities Week

A reminder that the latest payment instalment was due on Monday 1st February.  If you would like to discuss any aspect of the experience or are having difficulty in meeting the cost of the trip please contact Claire Slowther on the school number or by email at cslowther@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk.

Career Opportunities:

Home Economics Payments

A reminder that some students have not yet paid for their Home Economics for the session 2015-2016.  Reminder letters with outstanding amounts went home with students this week.  Also, for those paying by instalment, the next instalment is due on Wednesday 10th February.

Road Safety Resource

‘Your Call’, a road safety learning website aimed at 11-14 year olds can be accessed at www.itsyourcall.org.uk.  ‘Your Call’ encourages discussion and debate around issues such as personal safety, risk taking, pre-driver attitudes, peer pressure and decision making with the aim of promoting positive attitudes and behaviours in the road environment.   The resource also gives young people the opportunity to engage in a number of interactive activities and self-reflect about their behaviour in the road environment, whether travelling on foot, by bike or in cars with friends.

Break for February

A reminder that we break for the February holidays on Friday 12th February.  This is a dress down day, please can students bring £1 to dress down.

Dates for Your Diary

Course Choice Booklets and Likely Levels of Study issued to S4/5 Tuesday 9th Feb
Dunbar Senior Drama Showcase Wednesday 10th Feb
S4 Rural Skills Thursday 11th Feb
S4 Parents’ Consultation Evening Thursday 11th Feb
Break for February Half Term Friday 12th Feb
Staff In-Service Day Monday 22nd Feb
Students Resume Tuesday 23rd Feb
S3 Coursing Interviews 23rd-26th Feb
S5 Parent Consultation Evening Thursday 25th Feb
S4/5 Coursing Interviews 2nd – 4th March

DGS Sports Fixtures

Please see the Extra-Curricular Page.

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

  • Amnesty International Speaker
  • Old Games please
  • Dunbar SciFest Volunteers
  • Apprenticeship/Career Opportunities
  • Valentines Cup Cakes
  • Valentines Gifts
  • The School Run


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Update 29th January 2016

S2 Personalisation and Choice

Today, Friday 29th January, all S2 students were issued with a letter detailing personalisation choices for S3.  All personalisation choices are due in on Friday 5th February.   

Students who do not return their form by this date will be allocated to subjects after all other students have been given their preferences.

S3 Monitoring & Tracking Reports Continue reading

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