Update 31 May 2019

Common School Day

A reminder that we will move to the common school day with the new timetable from next week.  Below is a reminder of the new period times:

Please note that the warning bell in the morning will sound at 8.25am.

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      
East Linton 08.08 0815 0815
DGS 08.21 0828  0828
  Monday to Thursday Friday
  Eve 120 Borders 253 East Coast Buses X7 Eve 120 Borders 253 East Coast Buses X7
DGS 15.35 1540 0815 12.30 1226 1230
East Linton 15.48 1553 0828 12.43 1239
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
The Halls 0810 0800 1530
Spott 0820 0810 1530
The Doon 0822 0812 1530
Easterbroom House 0825 0815 1530
 Route 152 Thorntonloch holdings 0750 0730 20mins 1530
Dunglass South Lodge 0755 0735 1530
Dunglass Estate 0757 0737 1530
Bilsdean 0800 0740 1530
Birnieknowes 0802 0742 1530
Blackcastle 0808 0748 1530
Branxton 0809 0749 1530
Thornton Glen 0810 0750 1530
Crowhill 0815 0755 1530
Innerwick Top End 0817 0757 1530
Innerwick Main Bus Stop 0819 0759 1530
Innerwick Kirkbrae 0820 0800 1530
Top of Pinkerton 0825 0805 1530
The Stables 0827 0807 1530
Newtonlees 0830 0810 1530
Route 154 Sunnyside 0805 0750 15mins 1530
Beilgrange 0810 0755 1530
Stenton Arts Gallery 0820 0805 1530
Stenton Main Bus Stop 0820 0805 1530
Equestrian Centre 0822 0807 1530
Pitcox 0823 0809 1530
South Belton Cottages 0825 0810 1530
Lyntoun Private Hire            
Route 153 5mins 1530
Route 155 5mins 1530
Torrance Taxis
Route 156 5mins 1530

Any questions can be directed to transportservices@eastlothian.gov.uk

S3 Ceremony

On Tuesday 28 May we held our S3 Ceremony.  Students were presented with certificates marking the end of their Broad General Education phase.  On this day we celebrated the talents and successes of this year group.  The event was well attended by parents and carers.  The audience was impressed by the many moving performances from the students who took a lead role in organising the whole event.  A big thank you to all the students involved, staff helpers and parents/carers.

Your son or daughter has been working on a personal profile all year. This profile is a reflection of their achievements and experiences  from the broad general education. The profile is stored on Edubuzz, East Lothian Council’s secure online cloud. If you wish to see the profile ask your child to share it with you on gmail or they can download a copy for you to keep on your computer’s hard drive.  We recommend that all parent/carers have a good look at these as they represent an excellent record of students’ progression throughout the first 3 years at Dunbar Grammar School.

We are always striving to improve and would therefore appreciate any feedback on this year’s event.  Any suggestions or comments, please email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Teenage Cancer Trust

Teenage Cancer Trust are coming in on Friday 7 June to speak to new S2, period 1. Please see the attached: TCT 2019


Active Schools

Active Schools has challenged the cluster schools to Run to Tokyo by July 2020. The reason for Tokyo is that the summer Olympics take place in 2020 in Japan.

The cluster has to cover 5720 miles which between 6 schools and best part of 2400 pupils sounds easy. This works out 133 miles per week over 43 school weeks starting first week of June 2019. However the miles have got to be done at the run clubs before school. Scott Marnoch will keep track of how many miles are covered each week and keep a running total.

Example of how tough the challenge will be during the winter months the total for the cluster miles covered during the weeks was less than 100.

  • Who: DGS Pupils
  • Where: DGS Playing Fields
  • When: Friday mornings 08.00
  • Running Poster

Sporting Achievements

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 smarnoch@elcschool.org.uk with details and photos.

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

Maths Textbooks

If you still have a National 5 or Higher Maths textbook, please can you bring it back to your teacher as soon as possible.

Percussion Lessons

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 ims@eastlothian.gov.uk

Message from Mike Rodger, Service & Practice Development Officer, Children’s Services

We are surveying parents of children with additional support needs around what they would like to see as activities available for their children and encouraging them to complete this survey:


There will also be a consultation event on Thursday 20th June between 6 and 8 pm at The Hub, Sanderson’s Wynd PS, Tranent which we are encouraging parents and carers to attend.


Schoolpay is an easy and convenient way of paying for school meals and school trips. See below for details of how to sign up:

Other News/Information

Dates for Your Diary

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