Important Information Out this Week:
We are looking forward to welcoming all students back for the start of the new timetable on Monday. There will be an extended registration in period 1 to issue timetables and hold an online assembly. A reminder that all students should be wearing full school uniform.
Thank you to the parents and carers who attended the S6 Information Evening on Thursday night. Copies of the presentations can be found below. There will be an opportunity for blazer fitting on Monday during Period 4. Uniform orders can be placed through https://www.border-embroideries.co.uk/schools/dunbar-grammar-school.html
Please note that all orders should be placed by 9 July for guaranteed delivery before the start of term.
DM Parents’ Info UCAS 2024
Email version S6 Parents’ and Carers’ Information Evening
P7 Transition Open Evening
Thank you to the Primary 7 parents and carers who attended our open door event on Wednesday. We are looking forward to welcoming our new S1 to DGS for their Transition Events which start on Friday 9 June.
A copy of our uniform policy can be found here https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/school-uniform/
Uniform orders can be placed through https://www.border-embroideries.co.uk/schools/dunbar-grammar-school.html Please note that all orders should be placed by 9 July for guaranteed delivery before the start of term.
S1 Reports were sent home with students this week.
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
Temporary Change to Bus Route – East Linton
Due to repair works that need to be undertaken to reconstruct Linton Linn Bridge our operator AC’s Taxis and Minibuses will need to makes some changes to the timetable for pupils traveling from East Linton to Dunbar Grammar (route 178)
During the duration of the works (29/05-05/06) pupils will be collected from the Mart Car Park at 8:00 where the buses could turn and take pupils directly from school
The STARS of the week are……..
Lynda Kazimoglu (Art)
Mrs Kazimoglu received a very creative and lovely nomination. A student took the time to create a Power Point explaining why Ms K should be their teacher again next year! Below are just a few extracts.
Ms K is the best art teacher for many reasons like…
- Nice art projects
- Is very kind
- Helps us achieve as well as you can
- Very funny
- Just makes art better in general
I like her a lot and is a nice teacher to help you get your work done in a given time and helps us and gives us ideas or inspiration and push us to the best we can be
All of her ideas are very cool and are very fun to do and having her again will definitely help us through the year
Lynda– you are a DGS Star, thank you for all you do!
A pair of STARS – Lilly MacKail and Teagan Daly! (S4)
They had multiple nominations;
Teagan (Daley) and Lilly (Mackail) were a fantastic addition to the outdoor cooking team for S1 Activities Week. They were onsite first thing every morning and worked tirelessly throughout all our sessions. They volunteered for every job and were not afraid to get dirty! We would not have been able to run the event as well as we did without their help – all the staff were very impressed with their hard work. Staff were also delighted that Lilly shared her birthday cake! They were a great example to the younger pupils and are definitely DGS stars.
Teagan and Lilly have worked tirelessly every week helping with all aspects of Dinner@DGS and baking for the Community Coronation Party in Lauderdale Park. They also supported the school with numerous tasks throughout the school for the last four weeks. They are committed, hardworking and all-round STARS. We really appreciate all they do for the school
DUNBAR GRAMMAR SCHOOL COUNCIL
Please see the next dates for the DGSC meetings
- Thursday 8th June 7 – 8.30pm online – Focus is Mobile Phone Review
If the would like to attend the June meeting please email firstname.lastname@example.org 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: email@example.com
Student Information Slides – 23-05-30 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
We have had another great year for our Sports Clubs here at DGS with us over 400 pupils participating in sport and participating in fixtures regionally and nationally. We have ran 25 Sports Clubs at lunchtime and after school ranging from Table Tennis to Golf! To do this we need volunteers and we are lucky we have a great staff willing to help along with club coaches.
We are looking for parent volunteers to help with our Sports Clubs next year and would like to hear from those out there that would be interested. In return we can pay for any coach education/ officiating/first aid courses you wish to attend along with coaches kit. If you think this is something you want to do or would like more info please contact our Active Schools Coordinator Scott Marnoch firstname.lastname@example.org
Young Person’s Free Bus Travel Scheme
Transport Scotland is conducting an evaluation of the Young Person’s Free Bus Travel Scheme, with a survey available for parents/carers of children aged 5-23, and young people themselves aged 12-23. Feedback is being sought from both those with experience of using the Young Person’s Free Bus Travel, and those that do not use it in order to find out why.
The survey seeks to understand use of the scheme and any benefits or challenges that have been experienced since its introduction. It should take about 10 minutes to complete, and there is the opportunity to enter a free prize draw to win up to £250 in One4All vouchers.
The survey can be accessed here: https://online1.snapsurveys.com/Yr1-YPFreeBusTravel
The closing date for all responses is 9th July 2023.
Dunbar Civic Week – starts 10th June
Dunbar Civic Week starts on 10th June with a Parade and Fun Day followed by lots of activities during the week.
Programme :Programme 2023 is here! – Dunbar Civic Week
Tickets for various events: Tickets – Dunbar Civic Week
Brunton Summer School Brunton Summer School 2023
- East Lothian Works Vacancy Newsletter 02062023
- Skills Development Scotland SouthE Edin Opps (002)
- Trainee Mental Health Nurse https://apply.jobs.scot.nhs.uk/Job/JobDetail?JobId=150544Charles Rivers Laboratories https://jobs.criver.com/job/Tranent-Assistant-Technician-EH33-2NE/963125300/https://jobs.criver.com/job/Tranent-Assistant-Animal-Technician-EH33-2NE/761806800/
- 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</
- M&G 2023 Apprenticeship Programme MG Apprenticeships
- Volunteer – NHS Lothian Careers
- Apprentice Parts Assistant – Haddington Ag
Thomas Sherriff & Co Ltd Haddington
Longniddry Golf Club Longniddry
- 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
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