Update 18 November 2022

Parents/ Carers – Closure of school on 24th November 2022

We have been informed that the EIS (Educational Institute of Scotland) and the AHDS (Association of Head Teachers and Deputes Scotland) are proposing strike action on Thursday 24 November.  Please see the attached letter from Nicola McDowell, Head of Education NOV PARENT-CARERS LETTER RE STRIKE ACTION

Please use the link below to access links for home learning

For Students | Dunbar Grammar School (edubuzz.org)

Phone Issues
We are currently experiencing issues with our telephone systems. Please contact the school through the email boxes as follows:-
Absence/Appointments – attendance@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk – please report absence before 0900
Pupil Support – pupilsupport@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk
General Queries – admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk
Or send an SMS through our Groupcall system on 07860 049053

Important Information Out this Week:

  • S4 Parents/Carers Evening – 23rd November 2022.  This is an in-school parents evening and bookings went live through student’s edubuzz this week.
  • S5 & S6 Parents/Carers Evening – 1st December 2022 This is an in-school parents evening and bookings will go live through student’s edubuzz email week beginning 21st November.

Uniform Bank

At the S4 Parents and Carers Consultation evening next week, we will have a supply of uniform available free to anyone who may need it.

If anyone has uniform which your young person has outgrown, we would gladly accept this for our stock.  This can be handed in to the office at any time, or brought along to the parents evening.

Thank you to all our students and staff who participated in a wonderful day raising funds for Children In Need.  Mr White and Mr Robertson were fortunate enough to receive the highest number of student and staff votes and were gunged today at break.

Parent Council (DGSC)

The next meeting of our Parent Council will take place on Wednesday 30th November from 7 – 8.30pm online.    All parents and carers are warmly invited to attend.  If you would like to attend please email parentcouncil@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk.  The meeting will include a discussion on ‘Let’s talk about Scottish Education’ Scottish Curriculum Reform.  Please see the attached DGSC Meetings 2022-23

Join the DGSA and help raise much needed funds for the school

It has never been more difficult for schools to provide everything they need to deliver the educational experience they want for their students.  As school budgets are stretched to the limit we can help by raising much needed funds to purchase equipment and create opportunities which support and enhance pupils’ learning.

Some of the things the DGSA have funded over the last few years include:

  • 3D Printer
  • Science & Maths equipment
  • Photography & Art Department equipment
  • Mock Court & Theatre Trips
  • Pupil Support & Mental Health Week
  • Sports equipment and accessories
  • Sound System & other equipment for the Music Department
  • Duke of Edinburgh
  • Weather Station
  • Display Boards

We couldn’t do this without our lovely group of parent and carer volunteers and we desperately need new members to keep the fundraising going. We are all juggling busy lives with work and family but every little helps so even if you can only spare a few hours once a year please join us – it will make a huge difference and all our children will benefit! Please let the school office know if you’d like to help and we will get in touch.

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 200 Club – Changes to Standing Orders set up prior to 2020

The 200 Club is run by the DGSA.  Changes in committee members and signatories over the years has resulted in problems accessing historical bank accounts, one of which was the original 200 Club account.  In order to resolve this, we have had to close the account and set up a new one.

If you signed up to the 200 Club prior to 2020 no payments should have been made from your bank account since the account was closed on 27 June 2022. Please check this, and if there are any problems, contact your bank.

We very much hope you wish to continue supporting us every month.  If so, please complete a new Standing Order mandate (forms are available to download on the school website or to pick up at the office).

200 Club – Standing Orders set up this year

If you have kindly completed a form this year for the new 200 Club you will have noticed that no payments have gone out of your account yet.  Unfortunately, we don’t have enough members to run the lottery yet,  so we have not submitted your forms to the bank.  Please encourage your friends and family to support us if they possibly can.  As soon as we have enough people signed up, we will get it set up.

Complete forms should be handed into the school office.

Study Club/Extra Curricular Booklet Lunch & Extra Curricular Study Clubs

Student Information Slides 22-11-15 Plasma Info Sheet

Assembly

Monday 21st November – Whole School online with Mrs Slowther (Health and Safety Focus)

Wednesday 23rd November – Whole School Online with Mr Trowell (Bike Safety Focus)

Friday 25th November – Whole School Online with Mrs Slowther (Countdown to Christmas)

Paid Work Experience for Parents

Calling all parents – we are looking for enthusiastic, hardworking and committed parents to undertake a Paid Work Experience placement within the hospitality industry.  Whether you are just looking for some extra income or would like to pursue a career in this industry, we have many employers across East Lothian waiting to meet you.  Many of these positions have the potential to turn into permanent jobs.

If you are interested, please contact us using the email address or phone number on the attached flyer by Monday 28th November 2022 Hospitality Flyer V2

 

Cleaners Required

  • Dunbar Grammar
  • 20 – 30hrs per week Mon-Fri
  • Term time contract
  • Hourly rate £9.90
  • Any successful candidates will be subject to a full PVG check.

Any interested parties should email phanney@fes-group.co.uk in the first instance.

Clubs and Study Support Information

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

 

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) applications are now open.  Information and Guidance Notes are available on the website www.eastlothian.gov.uk/ema

Opportunities/Careers

Other Information

 

Senior Student Study Resources

Attendance

Contacting teachers/Queries

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