Update 7 December 2018


Dunbar Grammar School has agreed to take part in SALSUS 2018, a Scottish Government survey run by Ipsos MORI. Pupils who take part in this survey will be asked to complete a questionnaire during a PSE class. The questions cover health and lifestyle, including attitudes towards smoking, drinking and drug use among young people. The survey has been running since 1982 and the results have helped in the planning and development of services for young people in Scotland aimed at reducing smoking, drinking and drug use. Only some classes in S2 and S4 will be asked to complete the survey. If your child’s class has been invited to participate, they have been given a consent form to take home, which will provide you with more information about the survey and what to do if you do not wish your child to take part.

Staff Update

Welcome to Steven Elms who joined us as a full time permanent teacher of PE on Monday.

S6 Show – Performance for Parents and Carers

The S6 show team will hold a special performance of ‘Dunbar Dancing Queens’ for parents and carers of S6 students on Monday 10 December. Doors will open at 5.45pm and the show will commence at 6pm. Teas and coffees will be available in our new social space after the performance.

S1 Parent/Carers Consultation Evening

On Thursday 6 December we held our S1 Parents and Carers Consultation Evening. We always welcome feedback, if you could spare a few moments to complete the 3-question survey below, this would be appreciated:

Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 12 December

  • £3.50 for students for 2 courses and a drink
  • Please note that soup will be the only HOT food available to those not having Christmas Lunch on 12 December
  • Christmas lunch 2018

California 2020

The school California trip 2020 is ready to launch! There will be an information evening for interested students in S4 and S5, parents and carers on Tuesday 11th December at 6pm in the new social space. Letters have been handed out in assembly: California

Christmas Concert

Tickets for the Christmas Concert will be on sale from the school office from next week priced at £6 for adults and £4 for concessions. The concert is on Wednesday 19 December starting at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

DGSC (Parent Council) Meeting

The next meeting is being held on Wednesday 19 December at 6.30pm in the Conference Room next to the school office, all parents and carers are welcome to attend. This will be a shortened meeting in order to allow attendance at the School Christmas Concert.  The agenda and draft minutes from the meeting on 20 November can be read here: Minutes

Christmas Dances

  • S1 & S2 – Tuesday 11 December.  6:30 – 9:15pm.
  • S3 & S4 – Monday 17 December. 6:30 – 9:30pm.
  • S5 & S6 – Thursday 13 December. 6:30 – 10pm.

Tickets are £3:50 and are on sale to students in the social space at break times & lunchtimes.

Student Absences

Please can parent/carers phone before 9am with student absences? If you do not give a return date, please phone each day with the reason that your child is absent.  Advice on Norovirus can be read here: Norovirus

Prelim Timetables

S4,5 and 6 students have been given their prelim timetables. More information can be seen here: https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/prelim-diet-2019/

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

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

Assemblies next week:

  • Monday –S1
  • Tuesday – S2
  • Wednesday – S3
  • Thursday – S4
  • Friday – S5/6

Dates for Your Diary

S6 Show – Performance for Parents and Carers Mon 10 Dec
S1/2 Christmas Dance Tues 11 Dec
California 2020 Information Evening Tues 11 Dec
RMPS High Conference Wed 12 Dec
S6 Prefect Christmas Lunch Wed 12 Dec
Christmas Lunch Wed 12 Dec
S5/6 Christmas Dance Thurs 13 Dec
S3/4 Christmas Dance Mon 17 Dec
DGSC Meeting Wed 19 Dec
Christmas Concert Wed 19 Dec
Finish for Christmas Break/Dress Down Thurs 20 Dec

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