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Update 14 December 2018

S4/5/6 Tracking & Monitoring Reports

These were handed to students on Wednesday 12 December. Please contact Guidance if you have any queries.

Instrumental Music Service

Unfortunately our guitar Instructor Mr Day, is currently absent from work and will not be returning before the end of term.

Please note; if a student misses an instrumental lesson due to the absence of the instructor, enquiries regarding the refunding of payment should be made to Andrew McCulloch, East Lothian Council Business Support Officer, tel: 01620  827491.

Christmas Lunch

Our thanks go out to The Bistro staff who provided our students and staff with a delicious Christmas Lunch on Wednesday 12 December.  We also had a lunch with our S6 prefects to thank them for their help throughout the year.

School of Rugby Update

Dunbar Grammar School of Rugby have been crowned Mitsubishi Grandis Conference winners. After being promoted to this conference following winning last year’s Outlander Conference it was always going to be a tough challenge. Credit to everyone involved for their hard work and commitment over the first part of the season to come out on top is just a fantastic achievement. DGS played in a conference with Preston Lodge, North Berwick, Royal High School, St Leonards & Madras and George Watsons B with points awarded over all 5 fixtures then accumulated into a whole school table.

There will be a presentation evening happening at Hallhill Friday 18 January where all players, coaches and supporters are invited to attend and celebrate this great achievement.

Christmas Concert

This is your last chance to buy tickets for the school Christmas Concert on Wednesday 19 December at 7pm.   Tickets are available to purchase from the school office: £6 adult, £4 concessions.  Please be quick to avoid disappointment, as this concert often sells out!

DGSC (Parent Council) Meeting

The next meeting is being held on Wednesday 19 December at 6.30pm in the Conference Room next to the school office, all parents and carers are welcome to attend. This will be a shortened meeting in order to allow attendance at the School Christmas Concert.  The agenda and draft minutes from the meeting on 20 November can be read here: Minutes

Christmas Dances

Tickets for the S3/4 Christmas Dances are on sale to students in the social space at break and lunchtime, £3.50 each.  The dance is being held on Monday 17 December 6.30-9.30pm.  There will be a tuck shop selling drinks and snacks.  Please note that there will also be free fruit on offer!

The S1/2 dance was on Tuesday and the S5/6 dance was on Thursday, and everyone had a great night!  Thanks to all involved, and particular thanks to Mr Fraser.

Student Absences

Please can parent/carers phone before 9am with student absences? If you do not give a return date, please phone each day with the reason that your child is absent.  Advice on Norovirus can be read here: Norovirus

Information Update (URGENT)

We still have several outstanding Seemis forms, which are required to be checked by parent/carers, updated as appropriate, signed and returned, with email addressesWe also need the Emergency Closure form.

We also have several outstanding PC1s which were due back for each student; copies can be downloaded here: Blanket PC1

Study Clubs

Please see our study support and revision clubs leaflet: 2018-19 Study Clubs booklet

Prelim Timetables

S4,5 and 6 students have been given their prelim timetables. More information can be seen here: https://www.edubuzz.org/dunbargrammar/prelim-diet-2019/

School Calendar 2018-2019

Please find a copy of our school calendar: 2018-19 Calendar

Assemblies next week:

  • Monday –S1
  • Tuesday – S5
  • Wednesday – S3
  • Thursday – S4

Arrangements for Last Day of Term

The last day of term, Thursday 20 December, will be a dress down day.  Please bring £1 to registration to dress down.

After lunch, students will have the option of taking part in the annual S1-S6 ceilidh (a spectacle to be believed!), or for those who would prefer not to dance, alternative arrangements will be put in place. Please ensure that students bring bottles for water and appropriate footwear.

Students will be dismissed as usual at 3.50pm when the school, including the office, will close for the festive period.

Lost Property

The lost property collected from August to December will be recycled after the Christmas break.  Please phone the office if you would like to come in to arrange a time to look for any missing property before end of day Wednesday 19 December.

S1 Parent/Carers Consultation Evening

On Thursday 6 December we held our S1 Parents and Carers Consultation Evening. We always welcome feedback, if you could spare a few moments to complete the 3-question survey below, this would be appreciated:

Opportunities

Dates for Your Diary

Christmas Concert Wed 19 Dec
Finish for Christmas Break/Dress Down Thurs 20 Dec
Staff & students resume Mon 7 Jan
Senior Prelims Mon 7 – Mon 21 Jan

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