Update 30 November 2018

S1 Parent/Carer Consultation Evening

This is on Thursday 6 December from 5.30 – 8pm. Letters with times for booking appointments were handed to S1 students on 29 November: S1 Parents’ Evening

Students should try to make appointments for all of their subjects, in order to provide you with an overview of how they are getting on across the curriculum. Please ensure your son or daughter has made efforts to fill their appointment sheet.

We look forward to seeing you all on Thursday night!

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

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/

Higher Modern Studies and Higher Politics MP Visit

Today, MP Martin Whitfield visited the school to speak to students studying Higher Modern Studies and Politics. They asked him a range of questions related to their courses and assignments.

Apprenticeship Awareness Day

On Tuesday our DYW Group held an Apprenticeship Awareness Day. Apprentices and Employers who attended the event shared their career journey, a typical workday, education requirements and details of the apprenticeships their organisation offers. This was an opportunity for students to speak with someone whose career choice interests them and to explore areas they may not have considered before.

Thank you so much to all the organisations who took part in the event, the students thoroughly enjoyed having you here to share your expertise.  We have had so many positive comments about the experience already and we really appreciate your support in inspiring our students’ career plans.  Your input will have such a valuable impact on their future.

S3 Reports

On Thursday 29 November full reports were issued to all S3 students.  Please contact the Guidance Department if you wish to discuss any issues.

California 2020

The school California trip 2020 is ready to launch! There will be an information evening for interested students in S4 and S5, parents and carers on Tuesday 11th December at 6pm in the new social space. Letters will be handed out in assembly.

Christmas Dances

  • S1 & S2 – Tuesday 11 December.  6:30 – 9:15pm.
  • S3 & S4 – Monday 17 December. 6:30 – 9:30pm.
  • S5 & S6 – Thursday 13 December. 6:30 – 10pm.

Tickets are £3:50 and are on sale to students in the social space at break times & lunchtimes.

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

School Calendar 2018-2019

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

Assemblies next week:

  • Monday – S1
  • Tuesday – S2
  • Wednesday –S3
  • Thursday –S4
  • Friday – S5/6

Dates for Your Diary

SFL Panto Trip Mon 3 Dec
Go4SET Tues 4 Dec
S1 Parents/Carers Information Evening Thurs 6 Dec
S1/2 Christmas Dance Tues 11 Dec
California 2020 Information Evening Tues 11 Dec
RMPS High Conference Wed 12 Dec
S6 Prefect Christmas Lunch Wed 12 Dec
Christmas Lunch Wed 12 Dec
S5/6 Christmas Dance Thurs 13 Dec
S3/4 Christmas Dance Mon 17 Dec
DGSC Meeting Wed 19 Dec
Christmas Concert Wed 19 Dec
Finish for Christmas Break/Dress Down Thurs 20 Dec

Online Payments

Update 23 November 2018

Contacting Guidance Staff

We are still experiencing some difficulties with our Guidance team phones.

In an emergency, please contact the school office who can take a message for a return call or put you through to a member of the Pupil Support team.

Prelim Timetables

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

Developing the Young Workforce

The DYW Working Group is hosting a S3 Apprenticeship Awareness Day on Tuesday 27 November 2018 from 9.40am – 2pm.

Apprentices will share their career journey, a typical workday, education requirements, details of the apprenticeships their organisation offers and more.  This is an opportunity for students to speak with someone whose career choice interests them and to explore areas they may not have considered before.

DGSA Christmas Fair

DGSA are holding a Christmas Fair at DGS on Thursday 29 November.   The fair will be from 7pm to 9pm in the Assembly Hall.  Donations for the raffle would be appreciated; please can they be handed in to the school office?

Expansion Update

  • Between now and Christmas, the final stages of work will be carried out.  Two new Science labs will be created and the Temporary Unit will be removed.
  • Our official opening will be Saturday 26 January.

S1 Parent/Carers’ Evening

This is on Thursday 6 December from 5.30 – 8pm. Letters with times for booking appointments will be handed to S1 students on 29 November.

Technologies Payments

Letters will be given out over the next few days for payments for CDT, Design & Manufacture and Practical Woodworking.

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

Respect in the Community

East Lothian Council is working in partnership with other agencies to help young people in Dunbar make good choices in the community, especially during the weekend. Please read the following council information:

https://www.eastlothian.gov.uk/news/article/12892/new_problem_solving_partnership_established_in_dunbar

Study Clubs

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

School Calendar 2018-2019

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

Assemblies next week:

  • Monday –S5/6
  • Tuesday –S3
  • Wednesday –S4
  • Thursday –S1
  • Friday –S2

Dates for Your Diary

AH Modern Studies Prison Trip Tues 27 Nov
S3 Apprenticeship Awareness Day Tues 27 Nov
Girls into Physics Trip Wed 28 Nov
Environmental Science fieldwork Thurs 29 Nov
DGSA Christmas Fair Thurs 29 Nov
SFL Panto Trip Mon 3 Dec
Go4SET Tues 4 Dec
S1 Parents/Carers Information Evening Thurs 6 Dec
S1/2 Christmas Dance Tues 11 Dec
RMPS High Conference Wed 12 Dec
S6 Prefect Christmas Lunch Wed 12 Dec
Christmas Lunch Wed 12 Dec
S5/6 Christmas Dance Thurs 13 Dec
S3/4 Christmas Dance Mon 17 Dec
DGSC Meeting Wed 19 Dec
Christmas Concert Wed 19 Dec

Online Payments