Update 29 April 2022

A reminder that we are on holiday on Monday 2nd May. Staff and students resume on Tuesday 3rd May.

If we experience issues with our telephones, please text 07860 049053  or email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk

Important Letters/information:

Activities Week 9th – 13th May 2022

During this week, the usual timetable will be suspended and all students will be taking part in a programme which is aimed at developing relationships between students, as well as providing an educational experience and, we hope, allowing students to have fun taking part in different activities.

Detailed letters will be sent out next week to S1, S2 and S3 students with information on what students need to wear and bring etc.  An overview of the plan is :

S1/2 Activities

These will be based in and around school.  Students will work in their ‘P classes’ and will have the opportunity to participate in a range of active tasks including  outdoor cookery, creative projects, community project work, trying new sports and teambuilding.

S3 Activities

Students will spend three full days at Foxlake completing a range of activities including Low Ropes Course, Archery Tag, Fox Fall , and Ringo Rides, one day at the Belhaven Beach with Coast to Coast taking part in fun beach activities and receiving a surfing lesson and one day taking part in in-school activities.

Important SQA Updates

  • See the following link for information on the appeals process for 2022: SQA Appeals 2022

DGSC Meetings

Meetings are 7pm – 8.30 pm on Google Meet, the next meeting on the 3rd May.

Meetings are run by the Parent Council and attended by Mrs Slowther, a Depute Head Teacher, a Teacher representative and the Senior Student Leaders.

At each meeting we also invite a Principal Teacher to come along and share information about both their Faculty and area of whole school responsibility, and have an additional general topic for discussion.

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

Date Principal Teacher presentation

 

Additional presentation and discussion topic
Tues 3rd May 2022

 

Paul Sutherland

(Health and Wellbeing)

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Wed 8th June 2022

 

School Improvement Planning for 2022/23

Parent/Carers’ Consultation Evenings

Next session we will be able to return to in-person parents’ and carers’ consultation evenings.  However, we aware that many parents and carers have liked the online format.

We are looking to seek the views of all parents and carers to help us decide what format we should use for next session, in-person or online.

We realise that this may be dependent upon the age and stage of the young person, so we have split this survey into year groups.

This survey will close on Friday 6th May:  https://forms.gle/7Rct6WZD2QdNaGNc7

Update from our School Uniform Suppliers

Please follow the link for update on uniform supplies, including order deadlines: Embroidered Schoolwear & Clubwear (border-embroideries.co.uk)

School Photographs

If you need any assistance in ordering your photos, please contact Tempest on 01736 751555 (option 3).

STARS of the Week

Staff 

Ms Gibson (PE)

Nominations said:

  • ‘She is always so supportive and always cheers on people no matter what! She’s a great teacher!’
  • ‘Ms Gibson puts so much work into the school hockey coaching. She is always prepared to take the team, no matter how cold/ dark/ miserable it is, and does so with a smile on her face! She not only gives up her after school time, but also her Saturday mornings to coach at the matches. She is a great person to have around and will always brighten your day! Thanks for being so positive Ms G :)’

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

Students

Angus Taylor S1 (Effort)

Angus is always incredibly organised and willing to work hard to achieve his best. He has been taking the lead in directing a group of S1-3 pupils in rehearsal at drama club and is making sure everyone is involved. He has worked hard at home to devise a script and organise resources. He is always incredibly enthusiastic, genuine and polite and can always be seen with a smile on his face. He is a DGS STAR!

Emma Cameron S3 (Effort)

Emma consistently shows amazing effort in all her work, recently I discovered her AMAZING talent of knowing flags and what countries they are from! she knows them all! She is a STAR in every way and a pleasure to have in the classroom.

Active Schools Update – Buses

All pupils’ bus payments for Dunbar Grammar School Sports fixtures will be collected via Schoolpay. We will no longer be collecting cash for transport.

Activities Week Parent/Carer Week Volunteers

We would really appreciate some parent and carer volunteers to help us supervise some of the Activities. This may involve walking groups of students to Foxlake or other areas of the community.  If you can help out any morning or afternoon please could you fill out this Google form: https://forms.gle/ZuTUXuSEhBd3onkT7

Community – Key Safety Message

Please see attached booklet from RNLI. As young people are linked to being at significant risk in regard to water safety particularly as the weather improves.

Clubs and Study Support Information

Other Information 

Opportunities/Careers

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:

Attendance

Contacting teachers/Queries