S6 Leavers’ Hoodies

Orders are now open for S6 leavers’ hoodies. S6 pupils can add their details to the spreadsheet – any questions please see Simmi Sharma or Lucy Russell.

Payment (£21.50) needs to be made via schoolpay. We have a strict deadline for payment by Friday 17th February – this allows us to make the order on our return to school after the break. Any issues/queries about schoolpay please speak to the office ASAP.

Unfortunately we will not be able to accept any orders after this date as the manufacturers will be working to produce them.

Any other questions please see Mr Martin.

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Update 3 February 2023

Important Information Out this Week: 

  • Course Choice Over the next few months, students in S2/3/4/5 will be making choices for their courses next session.  This process starts with information events for parents and carers.  These will be held online and sign up details will be shared over the coming weeks.  The dates of these events are

S4 and S5 Course Choice – 21st February 2023 (7pm – 8pm online)
Further information to follow

S2 Course Choice – 28th February 2023 (7pm – 8pm online)
Further Information to follow

Thank you to all Parents/Carers who attended the S3 Course Choice Information Evening on Tuesday 24th January.  Please see the presentation for those unable to attend
2023 Senior Phase Parents Info Evening for Website

Please use  https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/course-choice-information/    to view the most up to date Course Choice information.

Course Choice Information

Course Choice S3 Appointments
Please see the letter sent out for Parents/Carers to book a 15 minute appointment in school to discuss their S3 young person’s Course Choices from 7th February to 10th February S3 Interview Options – Parent Letter

Appointments were emailed out on Thursday 2nd February for week commencing Tuesday 7th February. If you have not received an appointment, please check your email spam folder or if you wish to change the appointment please email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk or call 01368 863 339.

COLLEGE APPLICATIONS
Edinburgh College applications are now OPEN!
Wendy Malcolm (SDS) and Mrs McIntosh will be holding an information session to support all students who want to make a College application (Edinburgh College and others) to start in Autumn 2023.
This session will be on Tuesday 7th February 2023 in P2, in the Assembly Hall.
All students who are considering making a College application, even as a back up plan, should attend.
This will give you a great start to get an early application in.

Staffing Updates
Ms Clair Fruish (PT English) has started her maternity leave.  Ms Kaela Mitchell will be Acting PT English in her absence

Dress Down Day – Friday 10th February
If you would like to dress down then bring £1 to registration.
This dress down day is to raise money to help provide for after school snacks for students and to help support Breakfast Club.
Our Head Students have noted “these initiatives have been very beneficial to many of our students and we hope to keep them running. By bringing in money this dress down day you will  be helping to achieve this”.

Lost Property
Our Lost Property is full and will be sent to charity at the end of term (Friday 10th February). If your young person has lost any clothing, please ask them to see Ms Smith at break and she can go through lost property with students.  Please consider naming items of clothing, in particular jackets, coats and jumpers.

DGSC – Parent Council
Our next meeting takes place on Wednesday 8th February  from 7pm – 8.30pm and is in-person.    If you would like further information please email allison1314@gmail.com 

S6 Yearbook 
The deadline for paying for the S6 Yearbook is Friday 3rd February 2023 and this costs £13.75 and is payable through SchoolPay.

S6 Prom
The deadline for paying for the S6 Prom is Friday 31st March 2023 and this costs £60 and is payable through SchoolPay.  A suggested payment of £20 per month has been set up or the balance can be paid in full.

S6 Hoodie
The deadline for paying for the S6 Hoodie is Friday 17th February and this costs £21.50 and is payable through SchoolPay.

Study Club/Extra Curricular Booklet Lunch & Extra Curricular Study Clubs

Student Information Slides – 23-01-31 Plasma Info Sheet

Opportunities/Careers

      • EL Works Vacancy newsletter 03022023
      • Torness Power Station  are recruiting for apprentices to join our Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician training programme.  Please see the advert for further details Torness Advert 2023
      • Apprenticeship Opportunities February 2023  APPRENTICESHIP OPPORTUNITIES (002)

GOConstruct THE UK’S BIGGEST APPRENTICESHIP
Big Assembly 7 February 2023 Online bit.ly/3JerfEc
If you’re thinking about applying for a Construction Apprenticeship, this is the event for you!
Hear from apprentices, employers of apprentices, parents and education providers.
THE UK’S BIGGEST APPRENTICESHIP ASSEMBLY
The Big Assembly is a live assembly broadcast, shown to over 100,000 people across the UK.
This is the place to be to get to know apprenticeships from a variety of angles, including former and current apprentices, employers of apprentices, parents, education providers, and much more.
The Big Assembly is 100% free and can be watched online from the comfort of your home, classroom, or place of work.

Other Information

How to apply or renew free school meals and school clothing grants

https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210557/schools_and_learning/11899/free_school_meals_and_clothing_grants/2

If you have any queries or having difficulty completing the form please email freeschoolmeals@eastlothian.gov.uk

If you would like information in your own language or format (e.g. Braille), please phone 01620 827199 or email publicinfo@eastlothian.gov.uk.

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

Senior Student Study Resources

Attendance
Please email with a return date, or email each day: attendance@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Contacting teachers/Queries
Please email
admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk or
pupilsupport@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk.

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