Update 13 December 2019

Christmas Concert

Tickets for the Christmas Concert are on sale through SchoolPay, to then be collected from the school office, priced at £5. The concert is on Wednesday 18 December starting at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there!  Please be quick to avoid disappointment, as this concert often sells out!

DGSC (Parent Council) Meeting

The next meeting is being held on Wednesday 18 December at 6.30pm in the Conference Room next to the school office, all parents and carers are welcome to attend. This will be a shortened meeting in order to allow attendance at the School Christmas Concert.

School of Rugby Success

Dunbar Grammar School of Rugby have been crowned Outlander Conference winners. This is a massive achievement after now being crowned Conference Winners 3 years in a row! Credit to everyone involved for their hard work and commitment over the season, to come out on top is just a fantastic achievement. DGS played in a conference with Preston Lodge, Berwick, Ross High School, North Berwick and Haddington with points awarded over all 5 fixtures then accumulated into a whole school table.

Stay tuned for a follow up announcement regarding information for a presentation evening in January 2020.

Christmas Dances

Tickets for the S3/4 Christmas Dance are on sale to students in the social space at break and lunchtime, £3.50 each.  Tickets will NOT be on sale the night of the dances. The dance is being held on Monday 16 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, and particular thanks to Mr Fraser.

Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 11 December

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

Gratefully received

The after-school sewing club has been awarded a grant of £200 by the Craft Group from Bleachingfield Centre, to fund the fabrics for a UK-wide competition which some of the students in the group are entering.

S2 Activities Week 2020

Please note if paying by instalments, that the next payment is now due.

Battlefields

The next payment instalment for Battlefields is now due.

Information Update

We still have outstanding PC1s and Annual Data Check forms which are required to be checked by parent/carers, updated as appropriate, signed and returned. Please can they be handed in ASAP.

Show My Homework

All students from S1-S3 should now be using Show My Homework regularly to access and submit their homework.  Parents and carers also have access to view homework. Log in details can be obtained from the school office.

Assemblies next week

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

Arrangements for Last Day of Term

After break, students will have the option of taking part in the annual S1-S6 ceilidh (a spectacle to be believed!), or for those who would prefer not to dance, alternative arrangements will be put in place. Please ensure that students bring bottles for water and appropriate footwear.

Students will be dismissed as usual at 12.15pm when the school, including the office, will close for the festive period.

Dress Down Day – Friday 20 December

The last day of term, Friday 20 December, will be a dress down day.  Please bring £1 to registration to dress down.

We are fundraising for the following charities:

MSF UK | Médecins Sans Frontières UK

Our medical teams act fast to save people’s lives in conflict zones, natural disasters and epidemics. We go where we are needed most.

We are a global movement with 30,000 staff across 65 countries.

International Justice Movement

International Justice Mission is an international, non-governmental organisation focused on human rights, law and law enforcement. Their aim is to eradicate slavery.

Please remember to bring £1 to Dress Down and your PE kit if required on Friday.

Please remember to wear clothing appropriate for school.

Dates for Your Diary

S3/4 Christmas Dance Mon 16 Dec
Christmas Concert Wed 18 Dec
Last Day of Term Fri 20 Dec
In-Service day Tues 7 Jan
Students resume Wed 8 Jan
Prelims Wed 8 – Thurs 23 Jan
YPI Introduction to S2 students Fri 10 Jan
Senior Phase Choices Eve Tues 21 Jan
S2 to S3 Curriculum Eve Thurs 23 Jan
S3 Parent/Carers Consultation Eve Tues 28 Jan

Also, see our latest information sheet for students: Info Sheet

Other Information:

EMAs

EMA Applications are now open for Students whose 16th Birthday falls between 1 October 2019 – 29 February 2020.  Full details and the application form can be found here:  https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210557/schools_and_learning/11902/education_maintenance_allowance

Personalised Support

ELC is carrying out a review to find out how well East Lothian children and young people are supported at school.  This will help us understand what works well and also what we need to improve.

You can help us by completing an online survey that gives you the opportunity to share your views.   Use the web link below to complete the online survey.  At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to leave comments.  All responses are anonymous.

The survey must be completed by Friday 21 December.

https://ask.hashtag-learning.co.uk/surveys/bLbmun/

Payments to the School – Schoolpay

A reminder that payments are cashless for regular payments.  Parents and carers should sign up to SchoolPay. The school office will be able to help you to sign up, if you need assistance, just ask.  You can also contact the dedicated On Line Payments team on Tel: 01620 827562 or email onlineschoolpayments@eastlothian.gov.uk who will be happy to help you. Please see the attached letter: Letter