Important Information Out This Week
No school hockey on Saturday 2nd December
Please see the prelim booklet link below which contains key information about the prelim diet in January 2024. Please read the information carefully. If you have any questions please see Mr White or Mr McBride as soon as possible. Also attached is the slides from the assembly delivered by Mr White on 30th Nov. Please note if your young person is absent from school on the day of an assessment please let the school office know in the usual way. We have set aside Tuesday 23rd January for students to catch up with missed assessments due to absence. Please note in the SQA diet from April onwards there is no opportunity to catch up exams, they must be sat on the day allocated by the SQA.
Prelims 2024 – Pupil Booklet v1
Prelims 2024 Assembly Slides
ACHIEVE – Additional Study Resource
Achieve gives students access for 51 ACHIEVE courses at National 5 and Higher level.
When signing up for an ACHIEVE account, students should enter the School Code 34udpWiJ.
ACHIEVE Student Support Pack Dunbar GS
Teen Booster and MenACWY forms for S3 and catch up S4 – S6 will go home with students on Monday (4th December). Please return to school by Friday 15th December.
S1 and S2 Parent/Carer Consultation Evening Feedback
We recently held our first two parent/carer consultation evenings of the year and we would welcome your feedback to help us learn from your experience and continue to improve these events in the future.Feedback on Parent / Carer Consultation Evening (google.com)
Dunbar Grammar School Council
The DGSC is a group comprising parents, the Headteacher, Deputy Head teacher and Teacher representatives, Pupil representatives, Local Councillors and Clerk. Meetings are open invitation and take place either in the school or online. The next meeting is online on Monday 18th December.
DGS Christmas Calendar
Please see the week ahead.
Each Friday in December, students will be able to wear their uniform with a ‘festive touch’ (Christmas jumper, tinsel, festive headwear etc.). Staff will also be encouraged to embrace Festive Fridays
Please see the full calendar here
Tickets cost £3.50 and are payable in SchoolPay.
- S5/6 Christmas Dance on Thursday 7th December from 6:30 – 9:30pm
- S3/4 Christmas Dance on Monday 11th December from 6:30 – 9:15pm
- S1/2 Christmas Dance on Wednesday 13th December from 6:30 – 9:00pm
Young people in receipt of Free School Meals are not required to pay for a ticket and should let their PE teacher know if they wish to attend.
Dalguise Trip for S6 Cohort (current S5) in May 2024
Reminder please pay the initial non-refundable deposit of £40 by the end of November. Please see the attached letter regarding a Dalguise Trip in May 2024 for our new S6 cohort (current S5) Dalguise Letter November 2023 (002)
Bistro Menu 2023 – 2024 Bistro Menu
Assembly – Week beginning 4 December
Monday – S4 Mr McBride
Wednesday – whole school assembly – Mrs Slowther online
For parents, carers and families who are worried about money
We have a dedicated team of Guidance staff here at DGS who want to help your young person make the best of their time at school. Money should be no barrier. If you are worried about the cost of school, please get in contact with us via email@example.com
It’s OK to ask campaign
There is also a national campaign to help: Its Okay to Ask – Child Protection Scotland
The fund is now available in SchoolPay for parents/carers of our S6 students to purchase the Yearbook. Please note the fund will close at the end of January.
Extra-Curricular Clubs and Study/Revision Sessions 2023 – 2024 – updated
Please note some of the clubs require students to sign up in advance
Student Information Sheets 23-11-28 Plasma Info Sheet
Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
We are now accepting EMA applications for January starts, pupils turning 16 between 1st October and 28th February.
EMA is a weekly Means Tested payment, paid directly to eligible young people aged 16-19 years old who are planning to continue in full time education. If you are 16 years of age between 1 October and 28 February 2024 you may be eligible for an EMA from the beginning of the January Term. Information on eligibility and income thresholds can be found online www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ema.
Please complete the Online Application Form . The final cut-off date for processing Application Forms for academic year 2023/24 is 31 March 2024. We are unable to process any applications after this date.
Please note a new application must be made each academic year.
Further advice can be obtained from the EMA Team at the following email firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting our website www.eastlothian.gov.uk/emas .
Free school meals and school clothing grants
If you are unable to complete online application forms please ask for a paper application at the school office. If you have any queries or having difficulty completing the form please email email@example.com
We are looking for any S4-S6 Girls who would be interested in becoming #AndSheCycles ambassador for DGS. If you are interested please speak with Mr Marnoch in the PE office.
More info of the programme can be found here: https://www.sustrans.org.uk/our-blog/projects/2023/scotland/andshecycles-ambassador-programme/
All our other DGS Sports Clubs are up and running, to book your child’s place at a club use link below:
For any questions on this please email our Active School Coordinator Scott Marnoch firstname.lastname@example.org
City of Glasgow College Open Days, find out more here.
January courses for winter leavers at Edinburgh College.
Further course information can be found here https://www.edinburghcollege.ac.uk/courses/january-courses
East Lothian Works Vacancies Job vacancies – East Lothian Works | East Lothian Council
Scotland’s Rural College SRUC | Open Days
What to do if you are worried about a young person
If you have any safeguarding or child protection concerns about any young person please contact one of the Designated Members of Staff (DMS) for Child Protection.
DGS Child Protection Poster
Getting in touch
We are really keen to chat to our parents and carers. If you would like to discuss anything with a member of the Senior Leadership Team, we are happy to chat over the phone, via Google Meet or in person. Please email email@example.com and we will be in touch to arrange a meeting
Senior Student Study Resources