Update 21 September 2018

S2 Activities Week

We launched our S2 Activities Week 2019 this week at assembly.  Students were given letters to take home with details, including a payment plan: S2 Activities Week Letter.  Returns are due back on Monday 8th October.  If you have any queries, please contact Mr Maxton at the school.

Online Payments

Please note that due to the online payments system being updated, online payments to the school will not be available until 25 September. More information will be given to students next week.

Photograph Permission Forms

New photo permission forms for under 12s will be given to students to take home. Students over 12 years of age will be completing these forms themselves next week. Please see forms below:

Sports Awards Evening

A reminder that on 4 October we will have a special event celebrating the Sporting Achievements of our students. Letters will be given to successful students next week.

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

S1 Lockers

Keys are in the process of being distributed to S1 students.

Assemblies next week will be with the school Chaplain as follows:

  • Monday –      S5/6 in Games hall
  • Tuesday –     S1 in assembly hall
  • Wednesday – S2 in assembly hall
  • Thursday –    S3 in assembly hall
  • Friday –          S4 in assembly hall

Local Events:

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

Dates for Your Diary

AH Biology Kindrogan Trip Fri 21 – Sun 23 Sep
Environmental Science Trip Fri 21 – Sun 23 Sep
Geography Rivers Field Trip Mon 24 Sep
Bannockburn Trip Wed 26 Sep
DofE Bronze 2 Thurs 27 – Fri 28 Sep
Sports Awards Evening Thurs 4 Oct
School Photographer Wed 10 Oct
Belhaven Concert Wed 10 Oct
Torness Trip Thurs 11 Oct
Break for October holiday Fri 12 Oct

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