Update 23rd February 2018

Expansion Update

To view updated plans, please click here: Expansion Page

As a result of the expansion programme, parking is still severely restricted at the school. This is particularly evident at the start and end of the school day when large numbers of staff and students are arriving and leaving the school premises at Summerfield Road.

In the meantime, it would be very helpful if drivers could reduce their speed when passing the school at the start and end of the day.

It would also greatly help us manage this temporary situation if parents and carers could find alternatives to accessing the school car park when dropping off or picking up students. Thank you for your support in this matter and apologies for any inconvenience during this period.

S3 Battlefields

There are 2 forms to be completed and handed back to the school office, along with 2 passport photographs and European Health Insurance cards by Thursday 1st March.

Calcutta Cup Excitement

Two English and Scottish rugby legends, Phil Vickery and Andy Nicol stop off and pose with children from Dunbar Grammar School whilst transporting the historic cup from Twickenham to BT Murrayfield in a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to capitalise on the pre-match build up with the Mitsubishi Motors Crossing the Border Event,Twickenham Stadium to BT Murrayfield Stadium on February 19th to 20th of February 2018, – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK/Mitsubishi Motors
Two English and Scottish rugby legends, Phil Vickery and Andy Nicol will transport the historic cup from Twickenham to BT Murrayfield in a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to capitalise on the pre-match build up with the Mitsubishi Motors Crossing the Border Event,Twickenham Stadium to BT Murrayfield Stadium on February 19th to 20th of February 2018, – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK/Mitsubishi Motors
Two English and Scottish rugby legends, Phil Vickery and Andy Nicol will transport the historic cup from Twickenham to BT Murrayfield in a Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross to capitalise on the pre-match build up with the Mitsubishi Motors Crossing the Border Event,Twickenham Stadium to BT Murrayfield Stadium on February 19th to 20th of February 2018, – PHOTO: Phil Mingo/PPAUK/Mitsubishi Motors

On Tuesday, ex-Scotland Rugby Player Andy Nicol, ex-England Rugby player Phil Vickery and the Calcutta Cup paid a visit to Dunbar Grammar School as part of Mitsubishi Motors Calcutta Cup Tour. The players were a hit with the youngsters (and staff!), taking a great deal of time for photographs and autographs after speaking about the history of the cup. Look out for video footage of the tour on social media!

More photographs can be viewed here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/142281771@N07/albums/72157666027922618

Easter Revision

Easter Revision classes will be taking place this year from Tuesday 3rd April to Thursday 5th April.  A menu of classes available to students sitting examinations this year will be published soon.  Places will be limited, so it is important that students sign up as soon as possible.

S4 & S5 Subject Choice Coursing

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 with interview times were given to students on Thursday 22nd February.

Course Choice Booklets for 2018-2019

Full copies of the Course Choice Booklets for 2018-2019 can be read here: Course Choice Information.  Printed copies can be requested from the school office.

S3 Course Choice Coursing

S3 Coursing Interviews have been taking place this week from Tuesday 20th – Friday 23rd February.  If you have any issues regarding the final choices, please contact your son/daughter’s Guidance Teacher in the first instance.

EMA

The EMA deadline is fast approaching, please see the following for more details: EMA

Thanks to Zero Waste Dunbar

The DGS Science Department would like to thank Zero Waste Dunbar for their kind donation of glassware, tripods and dimple tiles. As our department grows the donation of extra equipment is greatly appreciated.

U15 Girls – Basketball Scottish Cup Quarter Final

Our U15 girls fought bravely but were beaten 63 – 22 against a strong St Maurice High School side. We’re very proud of our girls for another fantastic cup run.

Table Top Sale

The PTA are holding a table top sale!

  • Belhaven Parish Church Hall
  • Saturday 21st April
  • 9.30am -12.30am

If you would like to book a table/space please email Jane at bunkojane@gmail.com or call 860804.

Opportunities

Assemblies

  • Monday – S1 – Assembly Hall
  • Tuesday – S2 – Assembly Hall
  • Wednesday – S3 – Assembly Hall
  • Thursday – S5/6 – Games Hall
  • Friday – S4 – Assembly Hall

Dates for Your Diary

S4/5 Coursing Interviews 28th Feb – 2nd March
East Lothian Youth Summit Wednesday 7th March
Break for Easter Thursday 29th March
Staff & Students Resume Monday 16th April

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
  • Happy Feet
  • Graphics Novel Event
  • Clark Contracts Careers Evening
  • Cancer Research Fundraising  Days

Calcutta Cup Tour – Tuesday 20th February

Rugby Union’s Calcutta Cup is coming to DGS and we want as many of our S1-3 students to be a part of it as possible!!

On Tuesday 20th, Periods 2 and 3, Dunbar Grammar School are hosting Andy Nicol and Phil Vickery who are going to bring the Calcutta Cup and a film crew! They are visiting to do some filming as part of a Mitsubishi Motors Calcutta Cup Tour for the build up to the Scotland v England Rugby Game.

To be a part of this consent forms / letters must be brought in on Tuesday morning. These, and more info, can be accessed via a letter downloadable HERE

As students aren’t back in until Tuesday please share this info as widely as possible to give as many of our S1-3’s as possible the opportunity. Without consent forms you will not be able to be a part of it!