Update 13th September 2018

Latest from London – students and staff will be staying overnight in London tonight, Wed 19 September, and returning by train tomorrow. The train is due back into Dunbar at 1.30pm on 20th.

A reminder that Friday 14th and Monday 17th September are public holidays and the school will be closed to all students and parents/carers.  Please note that the school will open as normal on Tuesday 18th September.

Calendar for session 2018 – 2019: 2018-19 Calendar

Instrumental Music Tuition – Important Information Update for Parents from East Lothian Council

Online Payments

Please note that due to the online payments system being updated, online payments to the school will not be available from 7-25 September.

Attainment & Achievement Awards Evening

We held our annual Awards Ceremony last night.  As always, we were amazed by the range of talent and ability of our students.  Of course this only scratches the surface of the range of achievements we see on a daily basis exhibited by our students.  Thanks and congratulations to all involved!

A reminder that on 4 October we will have a special event celebrating the Sporting Achievements of our students.  More information on this exciting evening will follow shortly.

S1 Lunch and Breaktimes

A reminder that from next week, S1s will have their lunch and break at the usual time (11.20am break and 1.20pm lunch).

Teenage Cancer Trust Talk

As part of our PSE programme at Dunbar Grammar School, we have invited Teenage Cancer Trust to speak to our S2 students on Tuesday 18 September about cancer and health. Please see the attached for more information: Teenage Cancer Trust Parent letter

Dunbar School Council Update

The next Dunbar School Grammar School Council (DGSC) meeting is being held on Thursday 20 September, AGM at 6.30pm, general meeting at 7pm.  Agenda will be published soon.  We would like to extend a very warm invitation to new members of the Parent Forum to come and join us.  Please just turn up on the evening at the school to find out what it’s all about.

S2 Parents – Volunteers Wanted

On Tuesday 25 September we are carrying out some self-evaluation activities looking at the learning experience for S2 students at DGS.  We would be really keen to involve parents and carers to be part of this process. We are looking for S2 parents or carers to attend a short focus group at 3pm on this day.  This will be an discussion group and will last no more than 45minutes.  Teas and coffees will be provided. If you would like to attend, could you please email dunbar.gs@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Education Maintenance Allowance

The EMA Application process for the 2018/19 School Session is now open, the application form and guidance notes can be downloaded from here: https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/emaforms

Applications must be received by 30 September 2018 in order for the payments to be backdated to the start of term.

If you have any questions please contact the EMA Team: 01620 82 7581 or email emas@eastlothian.gov.uk

Bistro Price List

S1 Lockers

We are awaiting the delivery of lockers for our S1 students.  Keys will be distributed once they arrive.

DGSA Afternoon Tea

THANK YOU to everyone who helped in any way at the Afternoon Tea event last weekend.  We raised the amazing sum of £2,288.

Also a huge thank you to all the ladies who came and supported this event, we couldn’t have raised this huge amount of money without them.

School of Rugby Update

SOR Results vs Royal High School 08/09/2018 

  • S1 21-21
  • S2 W 61-59
  • U15 W 41-0
  • U16 W 50-0
  • U18 W

U16s Scottish Schools Cup vs Eastwood High School 11/09/2018

  • DGS 50-0 Eastwood

Next fixtures Saturday 22/09/2018 vs North Berwick 

  • S1, S2 & U15 (a)
  • U16 & U18 (h)

Making the most of Higher Educations Conventions Information

Dates for Your Diary

September Holiday Fri 15 – Mon 18 Sep
Modern Studies London Trip Mon 17 – Wed 19 Sep
DofE Bronze 1 Thurs 20 – Fri 21 Sep
AH Biology Kindrogan Trip Fri 21 – Sun 23 Sep
Environmental Science Trip Fri 21 – Sun 23 Sep
Learn To Succeed Day Walk Fri 21 Sep
Bloodwise & Riding for the Disabled Dress Down Day Fri 21 Sep
Geography Rivers Field Trip Mon 24 Sep
Bannockburn Trip Wed 26 Sep
DofE Bronze 2 Thurs 27 – Fri 28 Sep

Parental Consent Forms

Blanket Parental Consent forms have been handed out to students.  This form covers most trips and DGS Sports for the session 2018-2019, so it is important that they are completed and returned as soon as possible: Blanket PC1