The S3 ceremony will take place on Tuesday 28 May from 2.15pm – 3.50pm at the school. Invite letters for all S3 parents/carers have been given to S3 students: S3 ceremony.
2019-2020 Session Dates
2 additional in-service days have been added for next session on the following days:
- Tuesday 22 October 2019
- Tuesday 7 January 2020
Common School Day
A reminder that we will move to the common school day with the new timetable from Monday 3 June 2019. Below is a reminder of the new period times:
Letters went home with students this week: School & Bus Timings
Home to school transport changes for the common school day can be seen here:
|Public Bus Service|
|Monday to Friday|
|Eve 120||Borders 253||East Coast Buses X7|
|Monday to Thursday||Friday|
|Eve 120||Borders 253||East Coast Buses X7||Eve 120||Borders 253||East Coast Buses X7|
|Contracted Routes till end of June|
|Eve Coaches||Pickup Point||Current||New time 01/06||Changed by||End of day|
|Route 151||Little Spott||0800||0750||10mins||1530|
|Route 152||Thorntonloch holdings||0750||0730||20mins||1530|
|Dunglass South Lodge||0755||0735||1530|
|Innerwick Top End||0817||0757||1530|
|Innerwick Main Bus Stop||0819||0759||1530|
|Top of Pinkerton||0825||0805||1530|
|Stenton Arts Gallery||0820||0805||1530|
|Stenton Main Bus Stop||0820||0805||1530|
|South Belton Cottages||0825||0810||1530|
|Lyntoun Private Hire|
Any questions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full reports were given to S1 students today. Please contact your son/daughter’s Guidance Teacher if you have any queries.
If you have any information on DGS students’ sporting achievements out with school, we would love to hear from you. This would be any pupil participating at County level or above. Please email email@example.com with details and photos before 31 May to be included in the Sports Awards Evening.
Head and Depute Boy/Girl Timeline 2019
The following timetable will be explained fully at the S6 Induction morning.
- Tuesday 4 June – Application forms issued for Head and Depute candidates
- Friday 7 June – Return applications
- Monday 10 June – List of candidates for Head Boy/Girl issued
- Wednesday 12 June – Hustings (extended assembly for S5 & S6 students) and Group task.
- Thursday 13 June – Head Boy/Girl interviews with Ms Slowther and former Head Boy & Girl
- Friday 14 June – Depute interviews announced
- Monday 17 June – Interviews for Depute Head Boys/Girls
If you still have a National 5 or Higher Maths textbook, please can you bring it back to your teacher as soon as possible.
We are awaiting a start date for the new percussion teacher. If your son/daughter has received fewer than 30 drumming instrumental lessons in the session, please contact the IMS mailbox firstname.lastname@example.org
The music department is looking to recruit members for the S1 band to perform at the P7 transition event on the 5 June.
If you would like to be involved in this, please speak to a member of the music department or come to a meeting in Mr Stewart’s room on Wednesday 29 May at Lunchtime.
S4 Students Who are not on Exam Leave
Students are following the programme attached: S4 Non Exam Leave Programme 2019
Well done to the S6 students who organised a charity leg wax in May. They raised £165 for the Sick Kid’s Asthma Department!
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. Please see the documents below:
Schoolpay is an easy and convenient way of paying for school meals and school trips. See below for details of how to sign up:
DGSA Bunko Night – Friday 31 May – 7pm, Stenton Village Hall
Join us for what’s guaranteed to be an evening of fun and laughter to raise funds for our school! No previous Bunko experience required as this fast paced dice game is easy to learn and all about luck not skill!
- Tickets £10 to include a glass of fizz and nibbles.
- Prizes – Bar – Raffle
- Contact Michelle Mallen (07535 434285) or Verity Sinclair (07941 157785)
Donations of raffle prizes from staff and parents/carers would be very much appreciated. Please hand these in to the School Office.
Assemblies for Next Week:
- Monday : S3
- Tuesday – no assembly
- Wednesday – no assembly
- Thursday – S1
- Friday – S2
Dates for Your Diary
Please note that Monday 27 May is a normal school day.
|S3 Ceremony||Tues 28 May|
|DofE Bronze 1||Thurs 30 – Fri 31 May|
|New Timetable starts||Mon 3 June|
|New S5 Induction Day||Mon 3 June|
|New S6 Induction Day||Tues 4 June|
|P7 Parent/Carer Information Evening||Wed 5 June|
|DofE Silver Expedition 1||Fri 7 – Sun 9 June|
|DofE Silver Expedition 2||Sun 9 – Tues 11 June|
|P7 Transition||Fri 14 – Tues 18 June|
|S6 Prom||Fri 14 June|
|Sports Awards||Tues 18 June|
|DofE Bronze 2||Thurs 20 – Fri 21 June|
|Morocco Expedition||21 June – 6 July|
|House Trip||Mon 24 June|
|Break for summer||Fri 28 June|