Important Information Out this Week:
S1 Activities Week
Please see the attached letter and program for S1 Activities Week
Example S1 Activities Week Parent letter 2023.
S1 Activities Week Program
Students received an specific program for their ‘P’ class in school this week and if they are unsure they can check the attachment or ask at the school office. If students are in receipt of Free School Meals packed lunches are provided on days when they are not in school over lunch, for example on the Coastal Walk. Students should collect their Packed Lunch from the Bistro after registering in school.
S2 Activities Week
Please see the attached letter and program for S1 Activities Week
Final Letter to S2 parents
S2 Activities Week Program
Students received an specific program for their ‘C’ class in school this week and if they are unsure they can check the attachment or ask at the school office. If students are in receipt of Free School Meals packed lunches are provided and students should collect their Packed Lunch from the Bistro after registering in school.
We hope that all students have a fantastic week (fingers crossed for sunshine).
We wish our S3 students on the Battlefields Experience safe and fun travels.
It is imperative that students do not take phones, smart watches, airpods or any other Wi-Fi enabled devices in to the examination hall/room. These can be left in lockers or handed in to the main office.
Mobile Phone Consultation
We are carrying out a consultation with all students, staff and parents/carers around the use of mobile devices in school. Mobile Device Policy
We would appreciate it if you could spare 5 minutes to answer a few questions and share your views https://forms.gle/hwmHV2cxK7d3VZPB7
This survey will close on Friday 19th May
2023 Sports Awards – Thursday 22nd June
If your young person has sporting achievements out of school then please contact the school with the details and any photographs before end of May in order for them to be included in the ceremony
S3 Ceremony Date for the Diary – Thursday 1st June Afternoon
Further information to follow next week
Supporting Senior Study
Exam Booster Student Letter has been sent to all S4/5/6 students and their parents and carers. It details national online resources to support study and our Grade Booster sessions which are planned for April and May.
S4 students who are sitting 3 or more exams and all S5 and S6 students are now on study leave and only expected in school on days they have exams or are attending a Grade Booster Session. Students who are in school for Grade Booster Sessions should sign in and out of school using the S6 Black Folder.
The new timetable for all students starts on Monday 5th June.
The STARS of the week are……..
Eric Fraser (PE)
‘Mr Fraser is probably my favourite teacher, he’s so helpful and supportive’
‘Mr Fraser is an amazing teacher but he also helped me a lot because I was very sad about something that happened in school and Mr Fraser had time to talk to me about it and reassure me and look out for me. I think everyone would benefit from having him as their teacher.’
‘Mr Fraser encouraged the senior girls to go all out and play capture the flag in PE. We had a great time and he reminded us how fun sport can be. He truly cares about his pupils, transferring his enthusiasm towards sport and effort to them. He makes every student feel valued and is very open minded. WE LOVE YOU MR FRASER!!!’
An email from a parent said……..
‘My young person is having a very difficult time at the moment. Mr Fraser, had a talk with them and they felt appreciated and treated with respect and understanding, he gave them encouragement and good advice. They were so emotional and grateful for his support.
Please consider Mr Fraser for Star Teacher of Week.’
Eric– you are a DGS Star, thank you for all you do!
Naina Chandran S1 (Support) – 2 nominations!
I wanted to click all our values with respect to my nomination of Naina. She really is an exemplary pupil in all respects. Always enthusiastic, willing to push herself in everything she does. A new pupil joined Naina’s C class recently and Naina immediately took to looking after her and help her settle in to the group. Naina really is a star at DGS.
Naina is one of the most striking personalities I have met at DGS. She never gives up on her peers, will subtly point them in the right direction and help them make the right choices. She shows maturity and compassion at her every move and never expects anything in return. Her kindness and incredibly polite and respectful manner are heart-warming and deeply encouraging. Thank you for your resilience, effort, and support, Naina.
Rowan Macrae S3 (Effort)
Rowan’s work (and brain!) never ceases to amaze me. Her ability to memorise information is beyond impressive. I usually only have to explain a biology concept once and she will be able to recall the information perfectly, sometimes weeks after I first told her about it! In class, she always focuses 100% in class, listening carefully, and regularly volunteering for answers, which I truly appreciate. Rowan is also a great Netball player, especially as a GS (her favourite position), rarely missing a goal (I also think she is an amazing centre player but I probably would have to convince her of that!). Rowan, you are a superstar and I am very proud of being your teacher. Please keep this great work up!
DUNBAR GRAMMAR SCHOOL COUNCIL
Please see the next dates for the DGSC meetings
- Tuesday 23rd May 7 – 8.30pm in person – Focus is School Improvement Planning
- Thursday 8th June 7 – 8.30pm online – Focus is Mobile Phone Review
Parents/Carers can simply come along to the May meeting at school. If the would like to attend the June meeting they need to email email@example.com and a link will be emailed to them
The DGSC is a group comprising parents, the Headteacher, Deputy Head teacher and Teacher representatives, Pupil representatives, Local Councillors and Clerk. Meetings are open invitation and take place either in the school or online. See school emails for further information and consider attending to become involved with your school community.
This is not a fundraising group.
For further details e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please see DGSC Minutes /parent-council-dgsc/
Student Information Slides – 23-05-09 Plasma Info Sheet
What to do if you are worried about a young person
If you have any safeguarding or child protection concerns about any young person please contact one of the Designated Members of Staff (DMS) for Child Protection.
DGS Child Protection Poster
- Skills Development Scotland SouthE Edin Opps (002)
- Apprentice Crew Member (Dunbar) x 2
Nursery Apprentice (Musselburgh)
Modern Apprenticeship Childcare (Prestonpans)
Modern Apprenticeship Childcare (North Berwick)
Apprentice Welder/Fabricator (Tranent) x 4
Apprentice Manufacture Engineer (Musselburgh) x 2
Apprentice Technician (Haddington)
- E-Sports and Digital Skills SCQF Level 5 course – Borders College apply now for August 2023 www.borderscollege.ac.uk/courses
- The Edinburgh Guarantee Jobs and Apprenticeships
- Apprentice Welder – Prestonpans https://www.apprenticeships.scot/vacancy-details/?refCode=151478
- Baillie Gifford Early Careers (myworkdayjobs.com)
- M&G 2023 Apprenticeship Programme MG Apprenticeships
- Eastern Western Motor Group Apprenticeship Opportunities
- Edinburgh Traineeship 2023
- Volunteer – NHS Lothian Careers
- Modern Apprentice – Council Support – | East Lothian Council | myjobscotland
- Modern Apprentice – Employment & Reward Team – | East Lothian Council | myjobscotland
- ELC Young Carers Service: Who is a Young Carer? | Young Carers | East Lothian Council
- Resources for Parents/Carers of Anxious Students
- Help with the Cost of Living ELC-Helping-with-the-cost-of-living
How to apply or renew free school meals and school clothing grants
If you are unable to complete online application forms please ask for a paper application at the school office.
If you have any queries or having difficulty completing the form please email email@example.com
If you would like information in your own language or format (e.g. Braille), please phone 01620 827199 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senior Student Study Resources
- Scholar UK
- Please find attached information about e-Sgoil/NeLO Easter Study Support. Registration opens on 1 March 2023 Easter Study letter to directors – 2023
- National E-Learning- Senior Phase (S4-S6).
- SQA website
Please email with a return date, or email each day: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be in touch to arrange a meeting