Update 28 January 2022

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

Important Letters/information out this week:

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

Instructions and links for appointments have been emailed to S3 students.

S3 into S4 Course Choice Process

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations

A reminder of the vaccination date on Thursday 3 February. S3/S4 and S5/S6 catch up students are advised to wear a loose fitting short-sleeved top. It is important that students leaving school this session have the vaccine here before leaving. We have blank consent forms that can be completed at school.

Hub and Bistro

Due to staff shortages the Hub will be closed for the next two weeks.  This means that the Bistro will be very busy at break and lunch.  We would therefore like to encourage students, where possible, to consider bringing packed lunches and snacks to school.

S4/5/6 Study Support

We have just 9 school weeks until our senior students go off on exam leave. We offer a vast array of lunchtime and after school study clubs which can really help students in this vital time, preparing for exams.  However, students can often leave attending these to the last few weeks before study leave.  We would like to urge students to make use of these for as long as possible in the run up to exams to gain maximum benefit.  Details of all sessions which are offered can be found here: DGS Study Clubs Booklet – Google Docs

Edinburgh College Update

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

Stars of the Week

STAFF

Ms Cranston (Chemistry)

Nominations said

  • ‘Miss Cranston is an amazing teacher! She has always been there for me and always ready to give me a challenge’
  • ‘She’s a kind teacher who has always helped me!’
  • ‘She is a really good teacher who explains things well.  She has lots of patience and listens to you.  She is really kind and I like her’

Ms Cranston – you are a DGS Star, thank you for all you do!

STUDENTS

Students

Amelia Cockburn S1 (Effort)

Amelia is always super helpful and kind in class. She uses her initiative and offers to help e.g. when her peers couldn’t find their booklets she offered to sort them and hand them out. She also did an amazing job of helping organising props/costumes for her S1 class panto.  Amelia, we think you are a DGS STAR!

The second student STAR will be announced next week

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

(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