Update 23rd June 2017

House Competition

Students in Castle will enjoy the prize trip to Ryze on Wednesday 28th June.  Letters for this trip were handed out to students last week, returns are essential for students to take part: House Trip – Ryze

Students over 16 years of age will also need to sign the disclaimer themselves.

S2 Parents – Expressive Arts Elective Choices

This year we will be offering all S2 students the opportunity to study three Expressive Art Electives in addition to their core Expressive Art Studies. Teachers will work with students to make their preferred choices in their Expressive Art classes next week. Please see the school website for further information on the choices available. If your child is absent from school next week, please contact Mrs Cairns (PT Expressive Arts) with your child’s name, ‘P’ class and their choices for each block.  More information can be read in the booklet: S2 Expressive Electives

Battlefields 2018

We launched Battlefields 2018 at assembly this morning.  Letters went home with new S3 students: Battlefields 2018

School Show

Amazing! Superb! A fantastic success!  These are some of the comments that could be heard following DGS’s We will Rock You production this week.  Congratulations to everyone involved in what has turned out to be a real triumph!

New Head Boy and Head Girl

Congratulations to our new Head Boy Alistair Fell and Head Girl Heather Cameron

Congratulations also to newly appointed Depute Head Boy Lewis Thomson and Depute Head Girl Anique Burke

There are still Depute Head Boy/Girl places available to existing and new candidates.

 IBM Computing Workshop

Dunbar Grammar School would like to say a big thank you to Robyn Kempton from IBM for coming into school and delivering an employability and app development workshop to Higher and Advanced Higher Computing students.

The afternoon was a great success and the students gained a lot from this experience.

Morroco Trip

We wish our group of student, ex-student and staff travellers to Morrocco a safe and amazing trip!

Results and Post-Results Service

A letter was given out to all new S5 and S6 students this week regarding SQA results and the post-results service: SQA Results and Post Results Letter

DGS Morocco

The DGS Morocco expedition heads off next Saturday 24th June for two weeks in North Africa. While there, they will be working in a remote primary school on the edge of the Sahara for five days to improve the school’s facilities. They will also be trekking in the Atlas Mountains for several days including climbing Mt Toubkal which, at 4,167m is the highest mountain in the region, before heading off for some well-earned R&R on the beach at Essouira and in the souks of Marrakech. You can follow the group live on twitter during the buildup and during the expedition itself – @DGSMorocco17.

Peace Ambassadors

Our Peace Ambassadors were invited to dinner with the Dunbar Rotarians to share information about our Dunbar Reaching out Between Generations Colouring Book which was created by the girls.  Thanks to funding from the Area Partnership and Dunbar Rotary Club, the publishing costs were covered.

Picture shows Ambassadors Zosia Kuczok, Heather Cameron, Manon Wimbeldon Hall, Arabella Baptie, and Morgan Forbes, alongside DGS staff Kirsty McLuckie and John Bain, with Pippa Swan (Area Partnership), and Dunbar Rotarians: Bob MacKinnon, Robin Hamilton and Andrew Brown.


Thanks to Lorna Bunney from Dunbar Library who ran a colouring in competition over Civic Week and Dunbar Garden Centre provided prizes.




Good Luck

To Edward Alsop who has been selected to swim in seven events at the Scottish National Open Swimming Championships in Aberdeen next week.

S5 Girls – Are you interested in a career in Asset Management (banking, life assurance, insurance and pensions)?

Future AS5ET is offering a one day conference for S5 girls from across Scotland, on 22nd September 2017 in Edinburgh; DGS has been allocated 4 places.

See Ms Gillies, PT Pupil Support, or your Guidance Teacher by Monday 26 June if interested.  Ms Gillies, PT Pupil Support.


Please find below a link to an interview with Callum Cruickshank, a former NBHS pupil who has just qualified as a doctor and who manages the You Can Be A Doctor website. Very useful resources for anyone thinking or applying for medicine:

Local Information:

National & Higher Dance Student Opportunities S3+

For more information: danceforall.co.uk

Preparing for Next Session


Please ensure that appropriate uniform has been obtained before the beginning of next term.  If you are in any doubt as to what constitutes uniform, please follow this link: Parental Information

Please note that black or grey denim trousers or black trainers with any different coloured motifs or laces are not part of our uniform agreement.

School uniform already ordered can be collected from the school office during the in-service days on Monday 14th from 1.30pm or Tuesday 15th August 2017.

Please note that it is agreed school policy that parents/carers will provide students NOT wearing school uniform with a note.  Any parent/carer who does not wish to support East Lothian’s policy should contact the school to discuss with one of the Senior Management Team.

Water Bottles

It is an educational fact that the drinking of water throughout the day can support the learning process.  Students are encouraged to bring water bottles with them to school, which can be filled up from one of our three chilled filtered units.  Please note that the office cannot provide students with cups or bottles.  The consumption of fizzy drinks or juices is not permitted during lessons.


Please check that all students have equipment needed for their classes, for example, pens, pencils, rulers etc., and an appropriate school bag.

PE Kit and Deodorants

Students need to bring appropriate kit for both indoor and outdoor activities.  Examples include shorts, tracksuit trousers, T-shirt, sweatshirt, trainers and football boots.  Students should not use spray deodorants in the changing rooms as this may trigger other students’ asthma or other conditions.  Valuables should ideally be left at home, or handed to your PE teacher at the start of the lesson for safe-keeping.

A reminder that Friday 30th June is the last day of term and a dress down day; students please give £1 at registration.

Dates for Your Diary

Morocco Expedition 24th June – 7th July
House Trip Wed 28th June
School of Rugby Awards Thurs 29th June
Last Day of Term Fri 30th June
In-service Days Mon 14th & Tues 15th August
Students resume Wed 16th August

Awards Evening Trophies

If you received a cup or a shield in recognition of your achievements at the Awards Evening last September – it is now time to return it to the school office.  No need to polish it!

PTA Afternoon Tea with Prosecco and Promises

  • Sat 9th September 3pm-5pm
  • Belhaven Parish Church Hall
  • £10 ticket    over 18s only

This very popular fun event is back.  An enjoyable way to raise funds to enhance the learning experience of our children in the school while catching up with your friends after the long holidays.  Please come and buy your tickets from the school office as soon as possible.

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
  • Prefect Blazers
  • Photographs from We Will Rock You
  • Bake Sale