Update 8 November 2019

Severe Weather

Please see the link for a reminder of our severe weather policy: Severe Weather

‘How to Pass’ Parent/Carer Information Evening – 21 November 2019, 6-8pm

In order to support student learning and success in the SQA exams, Dunbar Grammar School is holding an information evening for all parents and carers of students sitting National 5s and Higher qualifications in May 2020.

The evening is intended to inform parents and carers of S4/5/6 pupils about the courses their children are studying, the assessments, course materials, timelines, and how they can help their child to achieve their potential in their exams.  More specifically, this will include a subject specific focus on strategies and techniques that pupils can utilise to develop their learning at home.

All certificated subjects will be represented by a wide range of teachers on the night. Please discuss with your child which subjects are most relevant to them. Each information session will last approximately 15 minutes and will consist of a short presentation from each department followed by an opportunity to ask teachers any questions about how pupils can be supported through the remainder of a challenging year. We would also like to encourage pupils to attend the event.

You will be warmly welcomed to the event by Mrs Slowther in the assembly hall at 6pm. We look forward to working with you to help maximise your child’s potential.

Children in Need

We are holding various activities to raise money for Children in Need on Friday 15 November:

  • Dress down for £1
  • Interval – 50p to enter the Assembly Hall for entertainment
  • Bake Off Competition

Whole School Photograph

We will let you know when order forms are available for collection.

S2 Activities Week 2020

Students were given letters to take home with details, including payment details: Initial letter – Activities Week.  Returns are now due back.  If you have any queries, please contact Mr Maxton at the school.


The next payment instalment for Battlefields is now due.

Information Update

We still have outstanding PC1s and Annual Data Check forms which are required to be checked by parent/carers, updated as appropriate, signed and returned. Please can they be handed in ASAP.

Student Appearance on TV

Look out for one of our S2 pupils, Cristina Palmer, who is the subject of an STV documentary on Monday 11 November on STV at 8pm!

Assemblies next week

  • Monday –      S2 in Assembly Hall
  • Tuesday –     S3 in Assembly Hall
  • Wednesday – S1 in Games Hall
  • Thursday –   S4s not on work experience – in Games Hall
  • Friday –         S5/6 in Games Hall

Dates for Your Diary

S4 Work Experience (4C1-4C3) Mon 11 – Fri 15 Nov
S3 CSI Forensic Workshop Wed 13 Nov
Mock Court Semi Finals Wed 13 Nov
Skills Scotland Careers Fair Thurs 14 Nov
Children in Need Fri 15 Nov
S4 Work Experience (4C4-4C6) Mon 18 – Fri 22 Nov
AH Prison Trip Tues 19 Nov
How to Pass Evening Thurs 21 Nov
S3 DYW Careers Event Tues 26 Nov
PCR Biology Trip Thurs 28 Nov

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

Change to payments to school – Schoolpay

Thank you to all of you who have already signed up for Schoolpay.

From now, all schools are cashless for all regular payments and if you haven’t already done so, you will need to sign up to use Schoolpay to make payments into school using the link below to register https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210622/schoolpay

The school office will be able to help you to sign up if you need assistance, just ask.  You can also contact the dedicated On Line Payments team on Tel: 01620 827562 or email onlineschoolpayments@eastlothian.gov.uk who will be happy to help you. Please see the attached letter: Letter

Bus Pass Smartcards

Please do not keep your bus pass next to your mobile phone as this can damage the bus pass chip.

Cycling to School

We are very keen to encourage as many students as possible to walk or cycle to school.  Please encourage all students cycling to school to wear appropriate headgear and clothing.  During the dark winter months, it is particularly recommended to wear reflective clothing and to use bike lights.   It is our school policy that all students must dismount from their bikes once entering school grounds.  There are bike racks in front and at the side of the school, to which bicycles should be padlocked.  The school will investigate any problems, but cannot accept any responsibility for any damage or loss.

Please encourage your son/daughter to give careful consideration as to where and how they ride their bikes and encourage them to be polite to and mindful of pedestrians in the wider community.

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