Update 30 August 2019

Whole School Photograph

We have the whole school photograph on Thursday 5 September in the afternoon. Please can we ask students to wear full school uniform? A reminder of the school uniform policy can be read here: School Uniform Description 19-20

Author Visit

Next Tuesday, we will have a visit from the author Linda Newbery. She will speak to all S1 classes throughout the afternoon.

Copies of her book ‘Key to Flambards’ will be available for all students to buy for £7.  These will be available in the social space at the end of the day.

Information Update

A pack is going home with students over the next few days containing a PC1 and an Annual Data Check form which is required to be checked by parent/carers, updated as appropriate, signed and returned by Monday 9 September. Packs will contain photo permission forms, email consent forms and school closure forms if we do not hold a copy on file.

S1 packs contain Show My Homework, SchoolPay, locker forms and Home Economics information in addition.

If you have no email address, it is essential that you inform the school. Where this is the case, we will provide a printout of this weekly information update to students on a Monday morning in their registration folder.  A printout is only available to families who do not have access to email.  The weekly email information is automatically updated on our website.

All S3 Students – Battlefields 2020

Please see the presentation from the information evening on Tuesday 27 August.

The deposit of £100 is now due, the link for SchoolPay is on the left.

Important Dates for UCAS

Tuesday 17 September

Students thinking about applying to University will attend the UCAS Higher Education Convention, our slot is between 10.30am and 12.30pm. There is a bus booked to take us and bring us back to school. Pupils are required to sign up for this themselves and information on how to do this can be found on the UCAS 2020 google classroom, code 7l7j9d.

Challenge Enterprise 

Friday 4 to Sunday 6 October at Carronvale House, Larbert.

The weekend is designed for 16 – 17 year olds who are interested in pursuing a career in Business. It incorporates team challenges, talks and the opportunity to network with business leaders.  The costs are covered by our local Rotary group.

If you are interested in taking part in this can you see Miss Williams for further information.

The deadline for noting interest is Friday 30 August.

DGS Sport Extra Curriculum Clubs

For all info on DGS Sport Extra Curriculum clubs please click on link

Or look on our DGS Sport page on DGS website.

For more details contact our Active School Coordinator Scott Marnoch on smarnoch@elcschool.org.uk

Assemblies Next Week

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

Dates for Your Diary

Whole School Photograph Thurs 5 Sep
S3 Learn to Succeed Walk Fri 6 Sep
Nat 5/Higher Drama Trip Mon 9 Sep
Awards’ Eve Wed 11 Sep
September holiday Fri 13 – Mon 16 Sep
Staff & students resume Tues 17 Sep
Mod Studies Trip Mon 16 – Wed 18 Sep
DGSA Prosecco Afternoon Tea Sat 2 Nov

Also, see our latest information sheet for students: Info Sheet

Raising Teens with Confidence  Course

Please see : RTWC leaflet DGS sept19

Library Books

Parents and Carers: can you help? A large number of DGS library books are overdue or missing. We would very much appreciate it if you would help find them (under beds is a common place to do so!) and hand them in either to the school office or at Dunbar or East Linton Library. Thank you!