Update 6 December 2019

Rugby Success

The U16 rugby team secured an impressive victory in the SRU U16 Shield final on Tuesday. Well done to the students and coaches!


Tracking & Monitoring Reports – S1 & S2

All S1 and S2 students were given their Tracking & Monitoring reports today. Please contact Guidance if you have any queries.

Senior Students – Anthony Nolan Recruitment Event

This week we have had the first ever ELC School Anthony Nolan register sign up in partnership with the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service.  In total we have had 126 staff and students join the register! This is truly amazing and reflects our caring school community.


Success at The Star Awards

Dunbar Grammar staff and volunteers were very successful at the East Lothian Council Annual Star Awards which were held at the Brunton Hall on Thursday night. Our Pupil Support Worker, Kirsty McLuckie, received a Community Award for the incredible work she does in supporting students in school and her involvement with the wider community.  Our Dinners at DGS team were also crowned winners in the Working in Partnership category! I am sure you will all agree that these are very well deserved victories for a very special team of staff and volunteers.

Christmas Concert

Tickets for the Christmas Concert are on sale through SchoolPay, to then be collected from the school office, priced at £5. The concert is on Wednesday 18 December starting at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Swaziland 2021 – World Challenge Meeting

All parents/carers of World Challenge team members are invited to school next Tuesday 10 December from 1800-1900. Please use the new entrance at The Atrium. World Challenge will be working with the pupils in the afternoon to begin to prepare them for the expedition and the training/fundraising. They will also want to pass information on to parents and answer any questions they may have.

The four staff members who will be going on expedition – Mr Martin, Miss McDonald, Miss Williamson and Miss Young – will also be introduced.

Christmas Lunch – Wednesday 11 December

  • £3 for students for 2 courses and a drink
  • The Hub will be open as usual
  • The Bistro is only serving Christmas Lunch on 11 December
  • Christmas Lunch Menu

S6 Show – Performance for Parents and Carers

The S6 show team will hold a special performance of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ for parents and carers of S6 students on Wednesday 11 December. Doors will open at 5.45pm and the show will commence at 6pm. Teas and coffees will be available in The Atrium after the performance.

Foundation Apprenticeship Science Roadshow

The FA in Scientific Technologies is an excellent opportunity for your child to gain over 250 hours experience in a research lab over S5 and S6. Not only does this two-year course count as a Higher towards University entrance, it can also lead to well-paid employment in the Science Industry straight from school (via a Modern Apprenticeship). The course has been running for two years now and is proving to be very successful with our students. There will be a presentation to our S4 students on Thursday 12 December at 8.40am in the assembly hall during which students will learn more about the course from Mr Dickson, scientists and current FA students. You are most welcome to attend this in order to find out more about this unique opportunity. Please advise the school office if you wish to attend this event.

Christmas Dances

  • S1/2 – Tuesday 10 December – 6:30-9pm.
  • S5/6 – Thursday 12 December – 6:30-9:30pm.
  • S3/4 – Monday 16 December – 6:30-9:30pm.

Tickets are on sale in the Atrium at breaktimes & lunchtimes. Tickets will NOT be on sale the night of the dances.  They must buy the tickets beforehand. Cost £3:50

S2 Activities Week 2020

Please note if paying by instalments, that the next payment is now due.

Police Warning

Bike thieves are operating in the area. Please ensure that bikes are locked or left at home. ELC are not responsible for any loss. We all need to be vigilant.


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.

Show My Homework

All students from S1-S3 should now be using Show My Homework regularly to access and submit their homework.  Parents and carers also have access to view homework. Log in details can be obtained from the school office.

Chaplain Assemblies next week

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

Dates for Your Diary

Senior Drama Showcase Mon 9 Dec
S1/2 Christmas Dance Tues 10 Dec
Christmas Lunch Wed 11 Dec
S6 Show performance to parents/carers Wed 11 Dec
S5/6 Christmas Dance Thurs 12 Dec
S3/4 Christmas Dance Mon 16 Dec
Christmas Concert Wed 18 Dec
Last Day of Term- while school ceilidh Fri 20 Dec

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

Other Information:


EMA Applications are now open for Students whose 16th Birthday falls between 1 October 2019 – 29 February 2020.  Full details and the application form can be found here:  https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/info/210557/schools_and_learning/11902/education_maintenance_allowance

Personalised Support

ELC is carrying out a review to find out how well East Lothian children and young people are supported at school.  This will help us understand what works well and also what we need to improve.

You can help us by completing an online survey that gives you the opportunity to share your views.   Use the web link below to complete the online survey.  At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to leave comments.  All responses are anonymous.

The survey must be completed by Friday 21 December.


Payments to the School – Schoolpay

A reminder that payments are cashless for regular payments.  Parents and carers should sign up to 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