Update 21 January 2022

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

Important Letters/information out this week:

We are looking forward to welcoming S4-S6 students back in classes on Monday 24th January.

S3 Full Reports

These were handed out to S3 students on Tuesday 18 January, with the following letter: BGE S3 Report Letter

S3 into S4 Course Choice Process

  • January/February – Information in PSE
  • Tuesday 25 Jan 7pm – S3 Parent/Carers’ Online Information Event: S3 Parent Information Event Letter
  • Friday 28 Jan – Likely Levels of Study issued
  • Monday 31 Jan – Course Choice Booklets will be available on the school website
  • Wednesday 2 Feb –  S3 Parent/Carer Consultation Evening
  • 8 – 11 Feb – S3 Coursing Interviews

S3 Parent/Carers’ Consultation Evening

This will be held on Wednesday 2 February from 5 – 7.30pm. Letters with instructions were emailed to S3 parents and carers yesterday: S3 Parent Evening Letter

Edinburgh College Update

Face to face teaching on campus will resume for SCP pupils week commencing 24th January.

22/23 SCP courses open for application week commencing 31st January. Full time course open for application 1st February.

DTP/MenACWY vaccines – S3/S4 Students

The NHS vaccination team will be on site offering self-consent opportunities for those pupils who as yet have not returned a consent form. This will be on Monday 24 January, prior to the vaccination date on 3 February.

Smartcards with Free Travel

Please see the following website for Young Scot free travel enquiries for under 22s:  getyournec.scot. 

Any queries regarding the Young Persons’ Free Bus Travel Scheme should be
directed to Transport Scotland at concessionarytravel@transport.gov.scot

Stars of the Week


Mr Glen (English)

Nomination said

  • ‘He has always helped me with my English. I have come on so much better when writing my essays and ruae. He supports and includes everyone in his class’

Mr Glen – you are a DGS Star, thank you for all you do!


Kevin Watters S3 (Effort)

  • Kevin has been fantastic in class recently – he is always willing to help hand out jotters or plug in Chromebooks. He has been working really hard on our World War One unit and clearly has a great knowledge about War Weaponry! Around the wider school I have seen Kevin continuing to embrace the RISE values and he is a real DGS star. Keep it up, Kevin!

Scout Easingwood S1 (Inclusion)

  • Scout is a super classmate to the rest of her registration class in 1C8. She is friendly and kind towards everyone in the class and always makes sure everyone is included during games and conversations. Scout regularly goes out of her way to speak to people sitting by themselves. Before Christmas, Scout came to registration with a Christmas card and handmade word search for everyone in 1C8. She sets an excellent example for everyone else in the class and sets everyone’s day off on a very positive note!

East Lothian Works Courses

East Lothian Works (the Council’s Employability Hub) are hosting a series of virtual information evenings about their course offerings for the coming academic year. They will cover course choice options including Foundation Apprenticeships, the School College Partnership offer, and the East Lothian Works offer. This is a fantastic opportunity to find out about the variety of courses available to students when they choose their subjects for next year. The sessions are repeated on the following dates, and will run from 6pm-7pm through this link: https://meet.google.com/ijq-pzhs-hhi

  • Monday 24th Jan
  • Wednesday 26th Jan

How to apply or renew free school meals and school clothing grants

Financial Help

Resources for Parents/Carers of Anxious Students

Clubs and Study Support Information

Other Information / Opportunities

Schools Asymptomatic Testing Programme

Senior Student Study Resources

This is a reminder that in addition to revision work and tasks on Google Classroom, additional work/learning can be accessed using Scholar UKAchieve,  E-sgoil and the National E-Learning offer Senior Phase (S4-S6).   Furthermore, all students can now access recorded video lessons on @West_OS using their Glow login to support their learning and revision at home! (If they do not have their Glow Login details please ask them to email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk to request these from our admin team). Students can find West­­_OS in the Glow App Library where they will be able to add the tile to their personal Glow Launchpad. There are lots of quality assured video lessons available for all our students across a range of subjects. Students will find this a great resource to support their learning and revision on Glow @GlowScot. The SQA website also has a range of useful resources covering course content, past papers and marking schemes and well worth using

Finally, we would also like to remind all students that the How to Pass presentations have a vast array of hints, tips and resources for each specific subject:

DGSC Meetings

Meetings are 7pm – 8.30pm on Google Meet. The next one is on Thursday 10th February.

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

Date Principal Teacher presentation Additional presentation and discussion topic
Thurs 10th Feb 2022


Fiona Cairns

(Expressive Arts)

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


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


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


Contacting teachers