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DUNOON GRAMMAR SCHOOL

Established 1641

Dunoon Grammar School
Dunoon Grammar School
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It is a pleasure to welcome you to our website. The website
is designed to give you an overview of our school and to
keep you up to date with pupil achievements. We hope that
the content will provide a useful tool for all partners of our
school community, giving an insight into how our young
people are developing their education as well as acting as a
guide to the daily life of our school.

We value the close working relationships that we have built
between the school and our students, their families and
other partners to seek the best for our youngsters. If you
have any questions that you would like to discuss, please
do not hesitate to get in touch with me.

I look forward to working with you and your child.

David Mitchell 
Head Teacher

 
Easter School Revision Timetables

Click on the links below to view/download the Easter Revision School Timetables for Nat 5 and Higher. 

Easter School Revision Timetable - Nat 5 UPDATED 24/3/15

Easter School Revision Timetable - Higher 

 

 

 

 
Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit

In November 2014, Dunoon Grammar School organised an event for parent/carers of Dyslexic pupils. We were delighted to welcome Fran Ranaldi, from Dyslexia Scotland, who delivered a presentation to parents on the Dyslexia Toolkit. Parent/Carers also heard from Mrs Ross (Support Teacher) and Mr Clark (Depute Head Teacher). The presentation was well attended, and it is hoped that further Dyslexia workshops will be held in the near future. 

Click here to view The Addressing Dyslexia Toolkit Parent/Carers presentation. 

 
No Smoking Day - Nicky's Nicotine Nightmare

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On No Smoking Day 2015 a group of students from S3/4/5/6 performed a short play called 'Nicky's Nicotine Nightmare' for the local Primary 4 pupils. The play follows a young boy called Nicky on a search for some very strange ingredients for his mum's soup which turn out to be the ingredients for making a cigarette! Luckily for him it is all a nightmare and at the end he decides that smoking is not for him. Read more

 
Cowal Youth Employability Group Job Fair

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Click here for bigger view. 

 
Cross Country Team

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Dunoon Grammar School's Cross Country running team travelled to Irvine to take part in the Scottish Schools' Cross Country Championships. Our team performed extremely well.

Girls 14/15 championship
Nuala McCheyne was placed 8th out 100
Cliona McCheyne was placed 15th out of 100

Boys Under 14 championship
Alan Mollins was placed 53rd out of 120 boys

Boys Under 17 championship
Unfortunately after a strong start Nathan Robinson had to withdraw from the race with a calf injury.

Nuala has now been selected to represent Scotland in an International event in Dublin. Nuala will travel with the Scotland squad on the 21st March.

 

 
TESSA Workshops

TESSA will be visiting Dunoon Grammar School on Tuesday 10th March – Friday 13th March to carry out age appropriate lessons with our S1 and S2 pupils.

First year, 3 lessons covering:-
Sexual name calling/bullying
internet abuse/ on-line grooming
sexual abuse

Second Year, 2 lessons covering:-
internet abuse/ on-line grooming
sexting

Please click here to view/download the S1/S2 Parental Letter. 

 
March 2015 Newsflash Newsletter

Please click here to view or download the March 2015 Newsflash Newsletter.

 
Inspiring Young Women Conference - Scottish Parliament 23rd March 2015

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The Inspiring Young women event, an initiative by the Presiding Officer, Rt Hon Tricia Marwick MSP, brought together 128 girls as well as senior female politicians and other public figures with the aim of helping young women be the best that they can be.

Dunoon Grammar School was chosen to represent Argyll and Bute at the conference and 4 pupils from S4 and S5 were chosen to attend:

Shannon Crossan – S5
Lizzie Lewis – S5
Natasha Campbell – S4
Zoe Adams – S4

The day started off with breakfast and a welcome from Tricia Marwick as well as a video message from the First Minister Nicola Sturgeon. Read more

 
Professor McCoustra visits DGS

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On Wednesday March 11th Professor Martin McCoustra from Herriot-Watt University visited the Chemistry department at Dunoon Grammar School. Prof McCoustra lectured S3-6 pupils Chemistry pupils on global warming issues. Pupils found the experience very enlightening. Henry Togwell (S5) (who has been chosen to attend Space School) stated “It was very interesting and informative”. Read more

 
S4 Work Experience

All S4 pupils received copy of letter last month re making arrangements for their Work Experience placements. Pupils with assistance from parents/carers should be working on finding a possible placement provider, complete their Work Experience Request form and return this to school office as soon as possible. If pupil has lost this form, they can pick up replacement from school office.

Click here to view/download the S4 Work Experience Parental Letter. 

 
Merit Coffee Morning

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Our top 30 merit pupils from the months of January and February at the recent "merit reward" coffee morning. Click here to see some more pictures. 

 
DGS support Cowal foodbank

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At Dunoon Grammar School we strive to make a positive mark on our community, so when Dunoon and Cowal Community Foodbank opened, we knew the community needed our help. A team made up of some senior pupils and a few members of staff took the lead in the school to involve the Grammar in aiding the foodbank's cause. Read more

 
Show Racism the Red Card competition

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S1 pupil Alan Mollins has selected as a National finalist of the Show Racism the Red Card Creative writing Competition. Alan and his family have been invited to attend the award ceremony at Hampden Park on Thursday 19th March. The judging panel includes

  • Liam Craig - Club captain at Hibernian Football club
  • Keith Bruce - Arts Editor at the Herald newspaper
  • Denise O’Sullivan - Glasgow City Women’s Football Club


Good Luck Alan

 
Maths Challenge success

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Congratulations go to Ewan McIlkenny, Katie Lambert and Chloe Whitton (all S3) who achieved bronze certificates in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge on Thursday 5th February. They answered a series of challenging problem solving questions to earn their certificates. They will be presented with these at the end of year assembly. You can find out more about the Challenge at www.ukmt.org.uk and try last year's question paper for yourself!

 
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