Update 7 January 2022

Please email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk with any queries

Important Letters/information out this week:

Please note the timings of the English prelimsTimetable

Self-Isolation Changes

Please find attached the latest guidance update from Scottish Government: Self-Isolation Changes QA – 6 January 2022

Bike Theft and Safety

We have been working closely with Police Scotland to minimise the risk of Bike theft from the local community and they are putting together a package for our students.

On inspection today, there were 40 bikes around the school which had not been locked up.

Please remind your son or daughter of the importance of locking up their bike every time to deter thieves.

Please also ensure that they are wearing appropriate head gear and have a cycle light for their own safety.

DGS Sports Clubs that will be on as of next week are:

  • Hockey S1-S3
  • Boys Fitness
  • Girls Fitness
  • Rugby S1-U15
  • Boys Football S1-S2
  • Girls Football
  • Table Tennis

All indoor sports clubs are off until further notice and lunchtime Badminton and Volleyball are off as Sports hall in use for exams. We will let you know when these clubs will resume.

How To Pass Evening – useful for revision

Please see the following presentations from the How To Pass Evening:

Resources for Parents/Carers of Anxious Students

Attached is information on some fantastic resources which have been developed by the CAMHS Early Intervention Team to help parents to support their child or teenager with anxiety.

The supports available include-

  • Access to recorded two part information session webinars- Understanding Anxiety and Supporting your child with anxiety. These are also available in BSL.
  • Access to two online module courses for parents based on Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)- Supporting your Child with Anxiety and Supporting your Teenager with Anxiety. Both courses allow parents to work through the course at their own pace, they are most suitable for parents looking to support their young person with worry and anxiety, while learning helpful strategies to manage their own anxieties. These modules are available via the platform Silvercloud. Sign up is free using the access code Lothian.
  • Information on some great apps which are available for free across NHS Scotland for people 16+ on Sleep and Anxiety, and other useful websites and books.
  • A link to the adult mental health website – Home – Wellbeing Lothian

If you require any information on the resources please get in touch with DGS Pupil Support.

College Applications

Apprenticeships (Graduate and Modern)

Clubs and Study Support Information

Other Information / Opportunities

Schools Asymptomatic Testing Programme

DGSC Meetings

Meetings are 7pm – 8.30pm on Google Meet. The next one is on Thursday 13th January.

Please email parentcouncil@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk if you would like to attend.

Date Principal Teacher presentation Additional presentation and discussion topic
Thurs 13th Jan 2022

 

Suzanne Hamilton (Social Subjects) Approaches to developing confidence and wider skills
Thurs 10th Feb 2022

 

Fiona Cairns

(Expressive Arts)

Promoting respect – positive relationships
Wed 9th Mar 2022 Clair Fruish

(English)

Support and challenge in teaching and learning
Wed 6th Apr 2022 Ian Davies

(Science)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Thurs 5th May 2022 Paul Sutherland

(Health and Wellbeing)

ELC Anti-Bullying policy
Wed 8th June 2022 Elaine Taylor (Technologies) Teacher cover provision

Attendance

Contacting teachers