Update 28 February 2020


Lothian NHS Board – Novel Coronavirus Update

East Lothian Council has received a number of enquiries surrounding Novel Coronavirus in recent days.

Please continue to check the Government website for updates.

Course Choice Information for 2020-2021 can be viewed: here

A reminder of our severe weather policy: https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/parental-information/severe-weather-info/

Current S4/S5 Course Choice Information

S4 and S5 Coursing Interviews have been taking place this week.  If you have any issues regarding the final choices, please contact your son/daughter’s Guidance Teacher in the first instance.

Instrumental Music Showcase Concert

There are 2 forthcoming Instrumental Music Showcase concerts on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 4 March in The Brunton Theatre
  • Thursday 5 March in North Berwick High School

Both events commence at 7pm. Tickets can be purchase via the Brunton Theatre Box Office.

Technologies Prelims in Class

Monday 9 March

  • Periods 6 and 7 – Higher GC
  • Period 7 – N5 Computing (Short class) part 1

Tuesday 10 March

  • Periods 1 and 2 – N5 Computing (Long class)
  • Periods 6 and 7 – Higher ES (and N5 Short class part 1)

Wednesday 11 March

  • Period 1 – N5 Computing (Short class) part 2
  • Period 2 – N5 GC (Short class) part 1
  • Periods 4 and 5 – Higher Computing

Thursday 12 March

  • Period 5 – N5 ES (Short class) part 2

Friday 13 March

  • Period 1 – N5 GC (Short class) part 2

Battlefields Update

A letter will be given to students next week confirming departure dates. The trip must be paid in full by the end of March.

Dinner with David Attenborough

Last week Pam McIntosh, PT Pupil Support, and nine very lucky DGS students were invited to the Hunter Foundation Dinner with Sir David Attenborough! Thank you so much to Ros Lowrie and Patrick Burns who donated the table to the school and gave our students this fantastic opportunity.  They all had an amazing evening!

Giant Heptathlon

This week DGS competed in the Giant Heptathlon at the Oriam (Scotland’s Sports Performance Centre). The team worked extremely hard and were a credit to the school. They placed 6th out of 10 schools on the day. This was a National event, therefore we were placed 6th in Scotland, and 1st in East Lothian.

Feedback from the course organisers:

“The Dunbar athletes were outstanding, their enthusiasm was great to see. But I have never seen a school support each other so well like that before. Proper team spirit”. 

The team consisted of S6 Team Leader, Cameron Bullen, and the following pupils:

S1/2 Boys:  Finlay Milne, Ebon Parkin, Corey Campbell, Aidan Page, Iain Curtis, Donald Bird, Oliver Coghlan

S1/2 Girls:  Charlotte Hawthorn-Buchanan, Evie Smith, Faye Sutherland, Jessica Bullen, Lana Mulroy, Olivia Robbins, Roisin Napier

S2 Activities Week 2020

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

Leavers’ Ceremony

S6 students will finish on Friday 24 April.  Exam leave for relevant students will commence on Monday 27 April (the first exam is Monday 27 April). The Leavers’ Ceremony will be on Friday 24 April.

Assemblies Next Week

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

Dates for Your Diary

S4/5 Coursing Interviews Tues 25 Feb– Mon 2 March
Author visit Mon 2 March
English Prelims – RUAE Mon 2 – Thurs 5 March
Voter Registration Thurs 12 March
Battlefields’ Information Parent/Carers Evening Tues 24 March
Break for Easter holidays Fri 3 April

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

University of Oxford, Residential Summer School Sunday 21 June to Friday 26 June 2020

We are delighted to announce that East Lothian Council will be collaborating with Exeter College and St Benet’s College, of The University of Oxford on a fully funded residential experience, for two S3 pupils from each of East Lothian’s secondary schools. The successful candidates will become Oxford students from Sunday 21st June to Friday 26th June 2020. More information can be read here: Oxford Summer School

Other information, events and opportunities:

Edinburgh College Open Day Dates and Times

  • 29 February 2020 10.00 am – 2.00 pm – Midlothian Campus

For more information about our courses contact courseinfo@edinburghcollege.ac.uk or call 0131 669 4400.

Student Absences

If your son/daughter is absent from school, please send a message detailing the reason for absence and anticipated date of return to 07860 049 053.You can still contact us by telephone or email if you prefer.

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