Christmas Dance Photos

Photos from the S1/2, S3/4 and senior Chrismas dances are now available to view and download. Click on any of the photos below to view:

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Happy Christmas from all of us at Dunbar Grammar.

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Update 16th December 2016

Senior Prelims

These are due to start on Monday 9th January, timetables will be given to students on Monday 19th December:  DGS Senior Phase Prelims 2017.

DGSC (Parent Council) Meeting

The next meeting is being held on Tuesday 20th December from 6.30 – 7pm in the library, all parents and carers are welcome to attend.  This will be a shortened meeting in order to allow attendance at the School Christmas Concert.  The agenda will be published soon.

Christmas Concert Tickets

This is your last chance to buy tickets for the school Christmas Concert on Tuesday 20th December at 7pm.   Tickets are available to purchase from the school office: £6 adult, £4 concessions.  Please be quick to avoid disappointment, as this concert often sells out!

Christmas Dances

Tickets for the S3/4 Christmas Dances are on sale to students in the social space at break and lunchtime, £3.50 each.  The dance is being held on Monday 19th December 6.30-9.30pm.  There will be a tuck shop selling drinks and snacks.  Please note that there will also be free fruit on offer!

The S1/2 dance was on Tuesday and the S5/6 dance was on Thursday, and everyone had a great night!  Thanks to all involved.

Christmas Lunch

Our thanks go out to The Bistro staff who provided our students and staff with a delicious Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 14th December.  We also had a lunch with our S6 prefects to thank them for their help throughout the year.


Well done to the following students who took part in the Geography Quiz at Heriot’s on Tuesday 13th December: Ripley Curtis, Zak Burton, Rhian Dowding, Eva Dowding, Alison McLuckie and Robert Henderson.  The students were an asset to the school, and one of the teams made it to the regional final. Congratulations to them all.

Coca-Cola Challenge

coca-cola-2016-17Congratulations to Mrs Lancaster’s S3 Business Students; Andrew Readman, Rhian Dowding, Rowan Armatage and Ryan Marshall who have qualified for the Real Business Challenge Scottish National Final. The event will take place at the John McIntyre Conference Centre in Edinburgh on Wednesday 1st February 2017.

Coca-Cola European Partners challenged students to come up with a new juice drink brand that has clear health benefits, is sustainable and a great commercial proposition.   The team’s drink ‘Carnival Sport’ was chosen amidst 1,000 entries. They now have the chance of working alongside business mentors from Coca-Cola European Partners on a new challenge, a live project to be announced on the day.  Good Luck!

Possible French Exchange

Thank you to everyone who has responded.  Unfortunately the numbers returned are too low to be able to move forward with a traditional exchange next summer term.  We will however look at how we can involve interested families in the twinning and we will get back to you in the New Year.

Charity Committee Update

The Charity Committee are supporting Macy, a child in the Dunbar Community, who is hoping to have an operation in America to help improve her scoliosis. The operation will cost the family over £130,000.

Please find below the link for donating to the fund for Macy along with some more information on her illness and the operation she is hoping to get. The Charity Committee students are really keen to support her and her family. You can donate below if you wish or at the Christmas Concert.

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.

Please encourage your son/daughter to give careful consideration as to where and how they ride their bikes and encourage them to be polite to and mindful of pedestrians in the wider community.

Attachment from the Scottish Government

Opportunities – please see the attachment

Students should speak to Guidance if interested.

Arrangements for Last Day of Term

The last day of term, Thursday 22nd December, will 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 final viewing of the S6 Pantomime to S5/6 students, followed by the annual whole school ceilidh.  Please ensure that students bring bottles for water and appropriate footwear.

Dates for Your Diary

S3/4 Christmas Dance Monday 19th Dec
Christmas Concert Tuesday 20th Dec
Mamma Mia! Trip Wednesday 21st Dec
WW1 Christmas Truce event Thursday 22nd Dec
Whole School Ceilidh Thursday 22nd Dec
Last Day of Term Thursday 22nd Dec
Staff & Student resume Monday 9th Jan 2017

DGS Education Tobacco Policy

Lesley Gillies and Tracey Miller have been working with NHS Lothian and ASH Scotland to produce a Tobacco Education Policy for DGS (below) which focusses on prevention, education and supportive enforcement. Parents/carers, students, teaching and non-teaching staff were consulted widely and there is overwhelming support for this document. Please contact either of the two policy leads if you would like to discuss this further.

The policy has been launched to students this week and will be followed by a two week amnesty period during which time the policy will remain in draft form (until Friday 16th December) to allow for additional feedback to be taken into consideration. From Monday 19th December the policy will be implemented.

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
  • Try your hand at Origami
  • Scottish Social Dancing Inter-House Event
  • Short Film Makers Wanted
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