Update 12 September 2019

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

Attainment & Achievement Awards Evening

We held our annual Awards Ceremony last night.  As always, we were amazed by the range of talent and ability of our students.  Of course this only scratches the surface of the range of achievements we see on a daily basis exhibited by our students.  Thanks and congratulations to all involved!

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.

S4 Work Experience

Letters were given to all S4 students this week regarding a week of experience in November: S4 Work Experience

UCAS Information

A reminder that some S6 students will be attending the UCAS Higher Education Convention on Tuesday 17 September. There is a bus booked to take us and bring us back from the event which takes place at The Royal Highland Centre. We will return to school in time for lunch. There are still a few places left to sign up to this event and the details of how to do this are on the UCAS 2020 google classroom (code 7l7j9d).

Students have now been provided with their mentor who will support them with writing their personal statement and will also write their overall reference. The first draft of their personal statement is due on the 20 September. If students have not yet had an initial meeting with their mentor, they should do so ASAP.

The UCAS website has lots of information for parents and carers in order to help you support your child in the application process. This can be found by following the link below:


Supported Buses Consultation

We’re looking for your views on supported bus routes in East Lothian. Our new consultation invites comments on services as well as ideas about new/different services. Have your say:                https://eastlothianconsultations.co.uk/policy-partnerships/supported-bus-routes-consultation/

DGS Sport

DGS Sport are pleased to see so many new S1 participating in extra curricular clubs and playing for our school teams. Please remember that even if you didn’t sign up for a specific sport, pupils can still turn up and take part in any sport they wish to try. Any questions please contact our Active School Coordinator smarnoch@elcschool.org.uk

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

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

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

Dates for Your Diary

September holiday Fri 13 – Mon 16 Sep
Mod Studies London 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
DofE Silver Practice 1 Fri 27 – Sun 29 Sep
DofE Silver Practice 2 Sun 29 Sep – Tues 1 Oct
DofE Gold Practice Thurs 27 Sep – Tues 1 Oct

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