Update 1st June 2018

Expansion Update

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S5/S6 Induction Day and New Timetable

Tuesday 5th June and Wednesday 6th 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:

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.  S6 students will also be required to identify what they will be doing for their Wider Experience, which is a compulsory part of the S6 curriculum.  Again, students will be encouraged to apply for the volunteer awards (Saltire Awards) for all S6 students who successfully complete their service.

New S4 Students’ Timetable

Any new S4 student (old S3 student) wishing to make a change in their coursing, is required to bring a letter from home supporting this.  No discussion can take place regarding any change until a letter is received.

P7 Information Evening

The P7 Information Evening takes place on Wednesday 6th June at 6pm. Any information or presentations will be available on our website after the evening. The school will be open from 5pm until 6pm for parents/carers to pre-order and pay for lockers and try on and/or order uniform. The school will also be open on Friday 8th June between 1-4pm to pay for lockers and uniform. Cheques made payable to ‘East Lothian Council’ please.  More information here: P7 Parent Carers Evening

Battlefields

We have wellies from the Battlefields experience that have not yet been collected. Please can they be collected from the school office by Friday 8th June.

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.

Opportunity and Local Events

Dates for Your Diary

Change of Timetable Mon 4th June
New S5 Induction day Tues 5th June
New S6 Induction day Wed 6th June
P7 Parents’ Evening Wed 6th June
Silver/Gold DofE Trip Fri 8th June – Tues 12th June
Dunbar Mile & Relays Wed 13th June
County Sports Thurs 14th June

Scottish National Standardised Assessment (SNSA)

The National Improvement Framework has been put in place to provide better information about how children and young people are progressing and how well schools, councils and the Scottish Government are supporting their learning.

All students in P1, P4, P7 and S3 are required to take part in this process covering aspects of reading, writing and numeracy. Our S3s will be completing this process over the next few weeks. Teachers will receive detailed feedback enabling them to concentrate on areas requiring more focus. Please remind your son/daughter that this is not a test and will have no impact on classes at Dunbar Grammar School.

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
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival Trip
  • Dunbar Civic Week
  • Healthcare Opportunity