Update 30 September 2022

Important Letters/information out this week:

  • S3 Reports have been sent home with students today (30th September)
  • S1 Parent/Carer Consultation Evening –                                                Wednesday 26th October     5:00 pm – 7:30pm  This year we are returning to in person parent and carer evenings and we are particularly delighted to welcome our S1 parents and carers into the school after the October break.  The booking system for this event will go live on Monday from 6pm with detailed instructions and booking links sent to your child’s Edubuzz account.  S1 – Parent Consultation Letter OCT22

Additional Public Holiday As you know, East Lothian Council had a pre-existing public holiday on the day of the national holiday granted on 19th September to mark the State Funeral of HM The Queen. For that reason, Cabinet has this week approved the following:

Monday 24 October                     Public Holiday (schools closed to pupils and staff)

Tuesday 25 October                     In Service Day (schools closed to pupils)

Wednesday 26 October               Pupils resume

Fundraising Concert

Well done to Lauren Kerr and Mason Noton in S6 who organised a fundraising concert in aid of Women’s Aid Scotland and Abused Men in Scotland (AMIS).  The event included musical performances, poetry recitals, a bake sale and a raffle.  A wonderful evening was had by all and an impressive £584 was raised for the two charities.

Annual Data Forms

Annual Data Forms have started to be sent home, please complete them and return to school as soon as possible.

Maths Department Information Evenings

The Maths department will be holding curriculum information evenings via Google Meet.  The purpose of the information evening is to provide parents and carers with information about the courses young people are following and the different supports that are available.

Please click the appropriate link below to complete a short Google Form to let us know that you are attending.  Links to the Google Meet will be sent out on the day of the via Groupcall.

S1/S2: Tuesday 4th October at 6.00pm

S3: Wednesday 5th October at 6.00pm

Tracking Reports and Parent Consultations 2022/2023

We recognise the importance of receiving regular, quality feedback on your young person’s learning and development.  You can find a summary of our planned reporting and parent consultation dates for this year by following the link below. https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/files/2022/09/Parents-Version-Reports-and-Parents-Evenings.doc

Please note that we are returning to in person parents’ evenings this year but will seek feedback and review this at the end of the session.

Flu Vaccine Forms for all students  have been distributed in Registration Class – please return as soon as possible.

Scholar for S4/5/6 Students

On Thursday all students in S4/5/6 were emailed a Scholar Login with their username and password and some instructions to help them access Scholar.  To login visit www.scholar.hw.ac.uk.  When they login they should see all the courses they are enrolled for at the correct level.  Not every course is available on Scholar.  This means that some students where their curriculum does not involve any subjects that are available on Scholar will not have an account. You can check which courses are available here:  https://scholar.hw.ac.uk/why.html#availableCourses

If there are any queries about access then please ask students to contact Mr White.

If you are unsure how to navigate Scholar and would like some help then you can watch this helpful video: https://youtu.be/IB0fqQyTLas

This is a really valuable resource for students and we would ask for your support in encouraging them to use this to support their studies

S4 Work Experience

S4 work experience will be taking place over 2 weeks in November. 4C1,2,3 & 4 will be going out for a week beginning the 7th of November and 4C5,6,7& 8 will be going out for a week beginning the 14th of November. All pupils have been issued with log in details in PSE this week. Over the course of the next few weeks they will be planning what placement is best for them. We encourage pupils to find placements at companies that they have a genuine interest in so that they get the most from it. There is an expectation that all pupils go out on work experience as it is an important part of the curriculum for preparing them for life post school.

Pupils who have found a self- found placement should send this link to the employer once they have agreed to take them. https://tinyurl.com/Eastlothianworkplacement

Parent Council – DGSC 

The next meeting is  in school on Wednesday 5th October at 7pm.  All parents and carers are warmly invited.

Lost Property

We have a considerable quantity of lost property which has accumulated since the start of term.  This includes shirts, trousers, jumpers, shoes and jackets!  If your young person has lost clothing, they should go to the main office on a Tuesday to Friday between registration and break time and Ms Smith will help them look for their item in the store.

At the end of each term, we recycle all lost property.  It is therefore important that students claim lost items before the October break

Student Information Slides 22-09-27 Plasma Info Sheet

Clubs and Study Support Information

Assemblies

Monday              S2 in Assembly Hall

Tuesday              S3 in Assembly Hall

Wednesday       S4 in Assembly Hall

Thursday            S5 in Assembly Hall

Friday                  S1 in Games Hall

S6 in Assembly Hall

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) applications are now open.  Information and Guidance Notes are available on the website www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ema

Opportunities/Careers

Other Information

Venturing Out Summer Leaflet 2022 – October Holidays

Senior Student Study Resources

Attendance

Contacting teachers/Queries

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Update 23 September 2022

 

Attainment and Achievements Awards Evening – Wednesday 21st September

On Wednesday night we held our first in-person Attainment and Achievements Awards Evening for 3 years.  This was a fabulous celebration of the achievements of our talented young people.  Congratulations to all our award winners and thank you to all our performers, parents/carers and family members who were able to attend.

Please see the attached Awards Evening Program

A full recording of the event can be found at YouTube

Annual Data Forms

Annual Data Forms have started to be sent home, please complete them and return to school as soon as possible.

Tracking Reports and Parent Consultations 2022/2023

We recognise the importance of receiving regular, quality feedback on your young person’s learning and development.  You can find a summary of our planned reporting and parent consultation dates for this year by following the link below. https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/files/2022/09/Parents-Version-Reports-and-Parents-Evenings.doc

Please note that we are returning to in person parents’ evenings this year but will seek feedback and review this at the end of the session.

Flu Vaccine Forms for all students  have been distributed in Registration Class – please return as soon as possible.

Maths Department Information Evenings

The Maths department will be holding curriculum information evenings via Google Meet.  The purpose of the information evening is to provide parents and carers with information about the courses young people are following and the different supports that are available.

Please click the appropriate link below to complete a short Google Form to let us know that you are attending.  Links to the Google Meet will be sent out on the day of the via Groupcall.

S1/S2: Tuesday 4th October at 6.00pm

S3: Wednesday 5th October at 6.00pm

Scholar for S4/5/6 Students

On Thursday all students in S4/5/6 were emailed a Scholar Login with their username and password and some instructions to help them access Scholar.  To login visit www.scholar.hw.ac.uk.  When they login they should see all the courses they are enrolled for at the correct level.  Not every course is available on Scholar.  This means that some students where their curriculum does not involve any subjects that are available on Scholar will not have an account. You can check which courses are available here:  https://scholar.hw.ac.uk/why.html#availableCourses

If there are any queries about access then please ask students to contact Mr White.

If you are unsure how to navigate Scholar and would like some help then you can watch this helpful video: https://youtu.be/IB0fqQyTLas

This is a really valuable resource for students and we would ask for your support in encouraging them to use this to support their studies

Contacting the school

We would like to kindly remind parents and carers that if you would like to contact a member of staff via email, this should be sent to admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk.  We would ask that parents/carers do not email teachers directly via Edubuzz

S4 Work Experience

S4 work experience will be taking place over 2 weeks in November. 4C1,2,3 & 4 will be going out for a week beginning the 7th of November and 4C5,6,7& 8 will be going out for a week beginning the 14th of November. All pupils have been issued with log in details in PSE this week. Over the course of the next few weeks they will be planning what placement is best for them. We encourage pupils to find placements at companies that they have a genuine interest in so that they get the most from it. There is an expectation that all pupils go out on work experience as it is an important part of the curriculum for preparing them for life post school.

Pupils who have found a self- found placement should send this link to the employer once they have agreed to take them. https://tinyurl.com/Eastlothianworkplacement

Parent Council – DGSC 

The next meeting is  in school on Wednesday 5th October at 7pm.  All parents and carers are warmly invited.

 Womens Aid Fundraiser

Lost Property

Lost property is starting to build, please ask students to go to the office after Registration Tuesday to Friday if they think they have lost something.  Please ensure student items and clothing are labelled.  Unclaimed items will go to charity over the October holidays.

Email – Please ensure parent/carer emails are up to date and if amendments are required please email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Higher Education Open Days HE Entry Guide 2022-23 – July dates

Student Information Slides  22-09-20 Plasma Info Sheet

Clubs and Study Support Information

Assemblies

Assemblies next week will be House in the Assembly Hall. Please see the day for each House below.

Monday – Winterfield
Tuesday – Victoria
Wednesday – Lauderdale
Thursday – Cromwell
Friday – Castle

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) applications are now open.  Information and Guidance Notes are available on the website www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ema

Opportunities/Careers

Other Information

Venturing Out Summer Leaflet 2022 – October Holidays

Senior Student Study Resources

Attendance

Contacting teachers/Queries

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