Update 5 April 2019

We would like to wish all staff, students and parent/carers all the best for the forthcoming holiday.  Students and staff return on Tuesday 23 April.

S5/S6 Induction Day and New Timetable

Monday 3 June and Tuesday 4 June mark the official end of examination leave and are Induction Days for the new S5 and S6 students respectively.   Students have been given letters this week:

During these days students will be given information about their new timetable and will be required to sign a school contract, which identifies our expectations of them, and expectations they have of us.  Students will also have the opportunity to apply for prefect positions, and in the case of S6 students, to apply for the senior prefect posts of Head and Depute Head Boy and Girl.

SQA Exceptional Circumstances Consideration Service

This SQA service supports candidates who have been unable to attend an externally assessed timetabled examination, or whose performance in an externally assessed timetabled examination may have been fundamentally affected as a result of an incident beyond their control. The service exists to support only those candidates who have suffered an exceptional circumstance, such as bereavement or a medical condition. If a student is unwell on the day of an examination and cannot attend, a note from the Doctor must be obtained and the school informed immediately.  It is always recommended that a candidate sits the examination where possible. Sitting the examination does not exclude the candidate from having an exceptional circumstances request submitted on their behalf.

If you believe that your son/daughter is eligible for this service, please contact Mr Offer on the school number ON THE DAY OF THE EXAM.  If you have any question or queries, please contact Mr Offer. Please see the documents below:

S4/5/6 Reports

Monitoring and Tracking reports were given to S4, S5 and S6 students on Wednesday 3 April. Please speak to your son/daughter’s Guidance Teacher if you have any questions.

HPV Vaccinations

Letters have been handed out to S1 girls and catch up girls.

Study Leave – S5 Students

Study leave for S5 students starts on Wednesday 24 April.

Any S5 student who wishes to study in school during this period must sign in and out at the school office for a minimum of half a day at the following times:

  • Beginning of school day
  • Lunchtime
  • End of school day

Any student signing in to study is required to wear full school uniform.

Please note students who are coming in to school for an examination are not required to sign in or to wear school uniform.  Equally, they should not wander around the school between examination papers, unless they have arranged a meeting with a member of staff.  Please note also that members of staff may not be teaching in the same areas due to changes in timetable and development tasks, and it is, therefore, always advisable to make an appointment with members of staff in advance.  Letters have been given to students: S5 Study Leave

Study Leave – S4 Students

For those S4 students taking 3 or more National 5 courses which involve an external examination, study leave starts on Wednesday 24 April.

Any student who wishes to study in school during this period must sign in and out at the school office for a minimum of half a day at the following times:

  • Beginning of school day
  • Lunchtime
  • End of school day

Any student signing in to study is required to wear full school uniform.

Please note students who are coming in for an examination are not required to sign in or to wear school uniform.  Equally, they should not wander around the school between examination papers, unless they have arranged a meeting with a member of staff.  Please note also that members of staff may not be teaching in the same areas due to change in timetable and development tasks, and it is, therefore, always advisable to make an appointment with members of staff in advance.  Letters have been given to students: S4 Study Leave

S4 Students Who are not on Exam Leave

Students were handed letters on Thursday 4 April outlining the programme: S4 Letter for Students

Leavers’ Ceremony

We had our annual Leavers’ Ceremony today, Friday 5 April.  This was attended by parents/carers and members of staff, who enjoyed information on the future positive destinations of our students, and performances by various groups and individuals.  We would like to thank the S6 committee for all of the work they have put in across the year, and in particular, for the fantastic leavers’ ceremony.  We would also like to take this opportunity to wish all of our leavers the very best for the future, and we look forward to seeing our S6 students at the Leavers’ Prom on Friday 14 June.

Duke of Edinburgh Awards Evening

Congratulations to all of the pupils receiving their Duke of Edinburgh awards at Dunbar’s annual ceremony last night, in total 37 pupils were awarded Bronze certificates, 26 pupils were awarded Silver certificates and 8 pupils received Bronze awards from Dunbar’s community group. The pupils presented aspects of their achievements, in front of parents and staff. Alex Thorburn and Georgie Cross discussed their volunteering, Elsie Brennan, Pippa Carter, Fionny Davidson, Finlay King, Poppy Savage and Alex Thorburn discussed their Expedition and Milly Boyle delivered her skill by singing a wonderful composition. Well done everyone.

Battlefields

A reminder that the full balance is now due.

S2 Activities Week

A reminder that this should have been paid in full. Please contact the school urgently if you have an outstanding balance.

DGSA

The DGSA are looking for new members to get involved and join the group.  The next meeting of the DGSA will be on Thursday 25 April at 7:00pm in The Volunteer Arms. Please come along and find out more about all the great fundraising the group are doing to support the school.

Training Courses for Parents/Carers

Study Help for Senior Students

Exam Booster Sessions

Exam booster sessions have been organised to help with revision. Please see the timetable: Exam Booster Sessions

Easter Holiday Study Spaces

St Anne’s has offered their church hall as a space for Easter holiday study from Monday 8 to Friday 12 April from 10am.  There will be a Maths teacher present on Monday 8th.

The Learning Resource Centre (Library)

Our new Learning Resource Centre is available for senior students to use for study during term time from 4-5pm Monday – Thursday. Students will need to sign in at the school office to use this facility.

Dates for Your Diary

Break for Easter Fri 5 April
Staff & Students resume Tues 23 April
S6 Prefect’s Meal Tues 23 April
Last day for S4/5 students Tues 23 April
Study leave S4 Wed 24 April – Fri 31 May
Study leave S5 Wed 24 April – Mon 3 June
May Day Bank Holiday Mon 6 May
Battlefields Group 1 Sun 12 – Fri 17 May
Battlefields Group 2 Mon 13 – Sat 18 May
In-Service Day Mon 20 May
New S5 Induction Day Mon 3 June
New S6 Induction Day Tues 4 June