Update 1 July 2022

Welcome Back

I hope you have had a lovely summer break and that your young person is looking forward to returning to school today.  The staff are DGS are really looking forward to welcoming all of our students back.

Just a quick reminder that , as per my letter sent in June, it is important that all students wear full school uniform.  If you are having any issues with uniform, please contact the school office and we can explore sources of support. Uniform checks will be carried out routinely at registration.

On Wednesday morning, S5/6 classes will have an online assembly with Mr McBride and he will talk through and answer any questions about the SQA appeals process.  Mr Maxton will also be contacting all S5/6 with details of how to book a re-coursing appointment if they need one.

We will have an extended registration tomorrow.  In this time we will give all students another copy of their timetable and we will also have a walk through fire drill.

I would like to take this opportunity to remind you that if you have any questions, queries or matters which you would like to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact the school. I am delighted that we will be returning to in-person parents evenings this year and I am looking forward to seeing you all over the course of the session


End of term

I would just like to wish all of our students and their families a happy and healthy summer break.

I would also like to say thank you to our caring, committed and hardworking staff team.  They have worked tirelessly to support our students both within and out with the classroom.  I would also like to wish staff and their families and relaxing and fun summer break.

This week we said farewell to the following staff:

Staff retiring:

  • Susan Aitken, English
  • John Bain, RME
  • Irene Duncanson, Pupil Support
  • Michael Graven, Business Manager
  • Fionna Payton, Pupil Support
  • John Peebles, FES janitor

Teachers moving on after their NQT year:

  • Rebecca Astbury, Geography
  • Jenny Donaldson (nee Gibson), PE
  • Abbie Gibson, PE
  • Ewen Glen, RME
  • Alastair Grant, Maths
  • Alan Hunter, Art
  • Marina Jimenez Lao, Biology
  • Karen Robertson, Biology
  • Craig Young, Physics

Staff moving on to new posts:

  • Jim Glen, English
  • Rachel Jones, Physics
  • Scott McBirnie, Music
  • Jo Scott, Modern Languages
  • Julie-Ann Wright, English

Student Leadership Team

Selection of the full S6 leadership team is now complete. Congratulations to:

Head Students

  • Kitty Bird
  • Olivia Burton

Depute Head Students

  • Tara Davison
  • Holly Finlayson
  • Lucy Kilfara
  • Ruaridh Page
  • Ellen Stewart

Useful Guide for p7 Parents and Carers

School Uniform Information

The following letter was emailed to parents and carers on Tuesday 28 June: Uniform Letter June 2022

SQA Information 2022

House Captains

Well done to our House Captains for session 2022-2023:

House  Castle  Cromwell Lauderdale  Victoria Winterfield
House Captains Alastair Zochowski Ruby Brady Milly Green Rebecca Peachey Ynyra Ambrozevich
Kayla Schei Olivia Robbins Niamh Richards Heidi Henderson Declan Hannan
Vice Captains Cameron West Katie-Sue Reece Heal Holly Finlayson Zander Thomson Amy Kendall
Benji Salkeld Graeme Anderson Sylvie Arkieson Jessie Smith

Medicines Held in School

As we are now nearing the end of the school year, any unused medication held in the office on behalf of students should be taken home.

If your child has medication in the medical room it should be collected by Thursday 30 June, any medicines left after this date will be destroyed.

Please note that this excludes allergy medication, Epi-pens and glucose etc. held on behalf of diabetic students. These items will be retained until their use by dates.

If your child still requires to have medication in school please complete the appropriate form from the links on our website and send it in at the start of the next term along with the medication:

Candidate addresses for August Certification

It is important that we hold the correct home address for all our candidates – this will ensure they receive their certificates on Tuesday 9 August. Please contact the school if you have recently moved house.

Young Scot /Smart cards

It is important that all students have, and carry with them, their young scot/smartcard. These are required for bus transportation and also to purchase food from the Bistro and Hub. A significant number of students have either lost their cards or are not bringing them, which is leading to very long queues at break and lunchtime. If any student requires a replacement, they can collect a form at the office or print off the attached: Replacement smart card form

Dunbar Grammar School Association 200 Club

The Dunbar Grammar School 200 Club’s aim is to raise funds for the school. The funds are then available to enhance the educational experience of students at the school and are used to purchase items not available through normal budget streams. Full details of winner’s names will be available on the school website.

The draw is open to parents, carers, grandparents, teachers, staff, friends and family are all welcome to join.  As this is a registered lottery, you must be aged 18 years or over.

The cost of each entry is £2.50 per month, any individual can hold multiple entries.  The draw takes place monthly.

To join all you need to do is complete the Standing Order Mandate and return it to the School Office: DGSA 200 Club Mandate Form


Clubs and Study Support Information

Other Information

Senior Student Study Resources


Contacting teachers/Queries

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