Update 10 February 2023

The school will be closed for our half term break.  Students will return to school on Tuesday 21st February.  We would like to wish all students and their families a happy, healthy and fun break.

Important Information Out this Week: 

Proposed Industrial Action 28 February and 1 March 2023
Parents Carers Strike Action 28 Feb and 1 March 23 (002)

Course Choice Over the next few months, students in S2/3/4/5 will be making choices for their courses next session.  This process starts with information events for parents and carers.  These will be held online and sign up details will be shared over the coming weeks.  The dates of these events are

S4 and S5 Course Choice – 21st February 2023 (7pm – 8pm online)
Please see the attached letter sent out this week with details and a link to the online information evening
S45 Parent Info Evening Letter

S2 Course Choice – 27th February 2023 (7pm – 8pm online)
Further Information to follow

Please use  https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/course-choice-information/    to view the most up to date Course Choice information.

Course Choice Information

School College Partnership, East Lothian Works, and Foundation Apprenticeship courses for next year.

Please see attached information for each.

A School College Partnership course is a course that runs on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon at Edinburgh College. East Lothian Council only provides transport for the ones that are in the document above. If there is another SCP course on the Edinburgh College website that you would like to apply to, you can, but you would need to make your own way there.  There are some SCP courses this year which are usually in high demand which have a different application process. These are:
Electrical Skills
Building Services Engineering
Hair & Beauty
Engineering Nat 5

If you are interested in any of these courses then you should see Mr Maxton as quickly as possible.

It’s also worth noting that other Edinburgh College SCP courses will be open for application until they are full. So if you are interested in one of these then you should see me ASAP. Particularly S4 and S5 as your course choice interviews are not until March. Edinburgh College also runs Foundation Apprenticeships. See Mr Maxton if you would like to do one of these courses. The applications for these courses are completed on the Edinburgh College website.

An East Lothian Works course is a course run by the employability arm of East Lothian Council on a Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. Please see a list of them above. Please note that you should look at the Senior Phase courses. If you are interested in these please see Mr Maxton for more information or ask at your course choice interview.

East Lothian works also run 4 Foundation Apprenticeships. There is a Powerpoint attached above which explains them. Again please see Mr Maxton if you would like to apply for one or discuss at your Course Choice meeting.

If you have any questions regarding any of this please see Mr Maxton ASAP.

 Copy of SCP Course Offer School Doc (003).xlsx

 2022-2023 FA Presentation (002).pptx

 ELW 23 24 Course Booklet_.pdf

Course Choice S3 Appointments
If you were unable to attend an appointment with your young person and would still like to be present when they make their Course Choices,  please email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk anytime or call 01368 863 339 from Monday 20th February 2023.

Home Learning in Broad General Education (BGE) (S1 to S3)
Following consultation with students and parents and carers we have recently updated our policies in regards to home learning across the BGE.  Subject specific overviews are now available on our website which give detailed information on our approach to homework for S1-S3.  You can find this information by following the link below.

Getting in touch
We are really keen to chat to our parents and carers.  If you would like to discuss anything with a member of the Senior Leadership Team, we are happy to chat over the phone, via Google Meet or in person.  Please just email admin@dunbargrammar.elcschool.org.uk and we will be in touch to arrange a meeting

Staffing Updates
Ms Taylor has now returned to her post as PT Technologies.  Many thanks to Mr Fendick who has been acting up in this post.

S6 Prom
The deadline for paying for the S6 Prom is Friday 31st March 2023 and this costs £60 and is payable through SchoolPay.  A suggested payment of £20 per month has been set up or the balance can be paid in full.

S6 Hoodie
The deadline for paying for the S6 Hoodie is Friday 17th February and this costs £21.50 and is payable through SchoolPay.

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

Please see a forthcoming concert organised by one of our students.  Any students interested in performing should email Lauren below

Student Information Slides – 23-02-07 Plasma Info Sheet


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