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

If you feel that you would like to support your child further in their learning, a good place to go is the BBC bitesize website.  This complements all of our courses:

For 3rd level (most S1-S2):

For 4th Level (most S3):

National 4 (most S4):

National 5

Higher

Guidance Staff Update

Following the announcement that Iain Robertson is Acting Depute Head (0.8 FTE), Claire McDonald will be Acting PT Guidance (0.8 FTE) for C2 and C5 classes.  Any guidance queries for Iain Robertson should be directed to Claire McDonald (telephone option 2, then 2).

Attainment & Achievement Awards Evening

Students selected for an award were given letters on 1st September inviting them and their parents/carers to the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 13th September.  Please can replies be handed in to the office ASAP.

S2 and S3 Profiles

Congratulations to all of the current S2 and S3 students who completed their Profiles last session. The standard of work was outstanding and a selection has been put together for parents and carers to see. We celebrated the students’ success this week with assemblies and handed out merit awards for exceptional contributions made. Well done to everyone for your hard work.

Learning for Sustainability

Sheilagh Fallon and a group of S6 students presented to our students this week during assemblies about Learning for Sustainability and the opportunities available to all students in this area.  Please see their presentation here: Presentation to S5 S6

PTA Afternoon Tea with Prosecco and Promises

If you are unable to attend the Afternoon Tea and wish to place a bid on one of the items listed in the attachment, please contact Jane on bunkojane@gmail.com. More information here: DGSA – Auction

The Ridge Dunbar

National 5 Business Management students welcomed Kate Darrah from The Ridge this week. Kate was able to share her knowledge of social enterprises with students, as well as highlighting all the wonderful work The Ridge does in Dunbar.

We would like to thank Kate for her input into our course.

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.

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 due on 14th September.

Congratulations

Well done to Murdo Watson who had a busy last weekend competing in the Snowsports Scotland Scottish Dryslope Championships.   Saturday was the slalom race.   Racing against some very tough competition and being one of the youngest competitors in the seeded race, Murdo managed to come first in his age group and fifth overall.   Sunday was the Giant Slalom.  Murdo flew down the hill and was placed the same again, coming first in his age group and fifth overall.   Well done Murdo, keep up the hard work!

All S3 Students – Battlefields 2018

If you have not yet paid the £100 deposit due and completed the Parental Confirmation Form (attached), can you please do so ASAP (please contact Mr Offer if this poses any problems):

All payments should be handed in to the school office.  Cheques should be made payable to ‘East Lothian Council‘. There is also a facility for online payments, which can be accessed on the left.

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.

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

Dates for Your Diary

Mock Court Case Project Wednesday 13 Sep
Awards Evening Wednesday 13 Sep
Food and Drink Conference Thurs 14 Sep
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:

  • Awards Evening Rehearsal
  • House Points Update
  • Linguachallenge