Update 2 November 2018

School Photographs

Proofs and order forms for S1/4/6 photographs have been distributed this week.  The group S6 fun photo is also available to order from the school office. Please can orders be handed in to the office by Wednesday 14 November.

Study Clubs

Please see our study support and revision clubs leaflet: 2018-19 Study Clubs booklet

School Calendar 2018-2019

Please find a copy of our school calendar: 2018-19 Calendar

Expansion Update

Please see our Expansion Update Page

Information Update (URGENT)

We still have several outstanding Seemis forms, which are required to be checked by parent/carers, updated as appropriate, signed and returned, with email addressesWe also need the Emergency Closure form.

We also have several outstanding PC1s which were due back for each student; copies can be downloaded here: Blanket PC1

Cycling to School

We are very keen to encourage as many students as possible to walk or cycle to school.  Please encourage all students cycling to school to wear appropriate headgear and clothing.  During the dark winter months, it is particularly recommended to wear reflective clothing and to use bike lights.   It is our school policy that all students must dismount from their bikes once entering school grounds.  There are bike racks in front and at the side of the school, to which bicycles should be padlocked.  The school will investigate any problems, but cannot accept any responsibility for any damage or loss.

Please encourage your son/daughter to give careful consideration as to where and how they ride their bikes and encourage them to be polite to and mindful of pedestrians in the wider community (for example no student at DGS should be cycling on the pavement or doing wheelies on the main road!).

Developing the Young Workforce

The DYW Working Group is hosting a S3 Apprenticeship Awareness Day on Tuesday 27 November 2018 from 9.40am – 2pm.

Apprentices will share their career journey, a typical workday, education requirements, details of the apprenticeships their organisation offers and more.  This is an opportunity for students to speak with someone whose career choice interests them and to explore areas they may not have considered before.

Please contact Mr Maxton at rmaxton@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk if you have a business or have a contact the school could use and would like to contribute to our day.

Student Grief Project

Betty in S6 lost her mum last year. She is a passionate advocate for supporting young people who have suffered a bereavement. Betty has made a short video looking at how grief affects people in lots of different ways and has plans as to how she can help support students in a similar situation.

Poppy Scotland

Next week we will be offering poppies to students and staff.  All donations will be gratefully received and passed on to Poppy Scotland.

DGS Rugby Update:

The U18 team was successful in their Scottish Schools Shield match vs Earlston on Tuesday 24-14. A great team performance against a strong Earlston team. The U18s will now play away to Kelvinside Academy in the semi finals. Date TBC.

The U16 squad play Berwickshire HS also in the quarter final of the Schools shield Wednesday 7th November 3pm KO at Hallhill. Good luck!!

This weekends Fixtures:

  • S1 & S2 vs St Leonards & Madras (a)
  • U16 & U18 vs St Leonards & Madras (h)
  • All 1030 KO on Saturday
  • Sunday –  U15 v Stewarts Melville / Heriots (a) 1130 KO

Common Secondary School Day

On 12 June 2018 a paper was presented to Cabinet seeking approval to undertake a feasibility study and consultation on the introduction of a Common Secondary School Day and potential resultant benefits for Primary education. A feasibility consultation document has now been prepared and a feasibility consultation has commenced.

East Lothian Council Education Service would like to hear your views on the feasibility consultation, which will run until Sunday 11 November.

More information can be found, along with an online survey, on the Consultation Hub by following the link below:

https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/education/commonsecondaryschoolday/

DGS Science Department Quiz Night

It’s back and better than ever! We will be holding our 4th annual quiz night on Friday 9 November at the Dunbar British Legion from 7-10pm. Tickets are £3.00 each and available from the school office. Teams can be up to 6 in size. Age 16+. All proceeds will be used to provide amazing resources to make Science at DGS even better. Please note that this is a general knowledge quiz – it isn’t a Science quiz (we might ask a couple of Science questions though….). There will be a raffle and games on the night too, so don’t miss out.

DGSA Christmas Fair

DGSA are holding a Christmas fair at DGS on Thursday 29 November.   The fair will be from 7pm to 9pm in the Assembly Hall.  Donations for the raffle would be appreciated; please can they be handed in to the school office?

S2 Activities Week

Returns for Activities Week are now due back S2 Activities Week Letter.  If you have any queries, please contact Mr Maxton at the school.

Job Fair

A group of senior students are attending the Skills Scotland Job Fair on Thursday. Any student unable to attend, or any interested parent or carer can attend the evening event on Wednesday 7th November, more information can be found here: Skills Scotland

Chaplain Assemblies next week

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

Local Events:

Dates for Your Diary

Geography Kindrogan Trip Fri 2 – Sun 4 Nov
RMPS Trip to Mosque Mon 5 Nov
Skills Scotland Job Fair Thurs 8 Nov
History trip to Stewart Melville – CANCELLED Thurs 8 Nov
S4 Work Experience Mon 12 – Fri 16 Nov
Children in Need Fri 16 Nov

Young Scot 5Rights Youth Leadership Group

Since their launch in February this year, the Young Scot 5Rights Youth Leadership Group has been busy investigating different aspects of the digital world – particularly around how young people can support each other around their digital rights, the role that businesses can play in realising young people’s rights, what cyber resilience means to young people, and how innovative technology can help young people exercise their rights in the digital world.

The Youth Leaders are keen to hear from the young people of Scotland, to inform their investigation. They have recently launched an online survey to gather thoughts, opinions, and experiences of young people about their digital world. You can find their survey here:

https://www.surveygizmo.eu/s3/90079315/5Rights-Your-thoughts-about-the-digital-world-and-your-digital-rights

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