Update 6 September 2019

A reminder that the school is closed on Friday 13 September and Monday 16 September.

Whole School Photograph

The whole school photograph unfortunately was postponed due to high winds. This has been rescheduled for the morning of Tuesday 29 October.

Author Visit

All S1s attended a talk by well-known author Linda Newbery who was in Scotland promoting her new book The Key to Flambards, which was inspired by the Flambards series by KM Peyton, a modern classic. We enjoyed hearing too about her other books, and she told us how she wanted to be an author from a young age, but, like many others, had her early books rejected by publishers at first. Students asked very good and interesting questions, and some had the opportunity to get books signed and to meet Linda Newbery at the end of the talk.

Attainment & Achievement Awards Evening

Students selected for an award were given letters last week inviting them and their parents/carers to the Awards Ceremony on Wednesday 11 September. Those attending should arrive from 6.30pm at the entrance to the new building, for teas and coffees in the Atrium.

S1 Modern Languages Trip Opportunity

Please find attached a letter about an opportunity for a group of S1s to go on a trip to Bad Segeberg next June: Modern Languages Trip.

Letters can be collected from the Modern Languages department.

Senior Course Choice

The last day for making any changes to courses studied is Thursday 12 September. Students wishing to make any final changes should see Mr Maxton.

Information Update

A pack has gone home with all students 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 also 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. Locker keys will be distributed soon.

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.

Music Opportunities

Please see the following for the extra-curricular clubs and events being offered in Music/Music Tech this year: Opportunities in Music 2019

Bistro Information

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.

Assemblies Next Week

  • Monday  – S1 in Assembly hall
  • Tuesday – S2 in Assembly hall
  • Wednesday – S3 in Assembly hall
  • Thursday – S4 in Assembly hall

Dates for Your Diary

Awards’ Eve Wed 11 Sep
West Barns Digital Literacy Day Thurs 12 Sep
September holiday Fri 13 – Mon 16 Sep
Mod Studies Trip Mon 16 – Wed 18 Sep
Staff & students resume Tues 17 Sep
UCAS Higher Education Event Tues 17 Sep
DofE Bronze Practice Thurs 19- Fri 20 Sep

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.

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

Raising Teens with Confidence  Course

Please see : RTWC leaflet DGS sept19


Schoolpay is an easy and convenient way of paying for school meals

Other News/Information

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