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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

 
DGS Head Masters have it nailed

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Students at Dunoon Grammar School’s very own hairdressing salon – Head Masters – are celebrating the addition of a new service, their very own nail bar.

Specialising in the use of nail gel, the students have received tuition on how to apply the hard wearing nail decoration and instruction on the use of a range of associated professional standard items of equipment. Read more

 
Fair Play to DGS Recruits

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S1 pupils at Dunoon Grammar School participated in an energetic and creative ‘Playfair Day’ last Friday, 12 September 2014. 

The aims of the day was to illustrate to pupils that it is often better to work together and that everyone is different and has something of value to contribute. Read more.

 

 
New Higher information

The National Parent Forum of Scotland have developed a number of useful resources. This resource highlights essential information about the new qualifications. 

The Nationals in a Nutshell are very useful and informative. The most recent document is "Highers in a Nutshell" The link is shown below

http://www.npfs.org.uk/highers-in-a-nutshell/

 
'How to help your child pass’ evening - S5/S6 Parental Letter

Please click here to view or download the S5/S6 Parental Letter for the 'How to help your child pass evening' in Dunoon Grammar School on Wednesday 17th September 2014. 

 

 

 
Nuala Strikes Gold

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DGS Pupil Nuala McCheyne takes national athletics title

Dunoon Grammar School pupil Nuala McCheyne is celebrating success at the Scottish Athletics Championship held in Aberdeen on Saturday, 23 August 2014.

Having scooped silver in the Scottish indoor championships earlier this year, Nuala went one better, claiming the 800 metres title in the outdoor edition of the Scottish Athletics National Age Group Championships in the keenly contested 13 and under category. Read more

 
S5/S6 Assessment Calendar

S5/S6 pupils will receive a copy of the S5/S6 assessment calendar week beginning 25th August.

This document highlights all assessments taking place throughout the sessions. Parents/carers will receive a text message a week before any assessment.

Parents/carers with any questions should contact either Mr D.Mitchell, Mr D.McLean (S5), Mr A. Stewart (S6) or their child's Head of House.

Click on the link below to download the assessment calendar

http://www.dunoongrammar.argyll-bute.sch.uk/index.php/documents/cat_view/76-year-groups/150-s5s6.html

 
S4 Assessment Calendar

Pupils will receive a copy of the S4 assessment calendar on Friday 22nd August 2014. Parents/carers will receive a text message a week before any assessment.

If parents/carers have any questions or concerns they should contact Mr D.Mitchell, Mr S.Clark or their child's Head of House.

Please click here to view or download a copy of the S4 assessment calendar.

 
Moving Moments at The Movies

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As part of this year’s Dunoon Film Festival, S3 pupils from DGS organised a special screening of the Japanese cult classic animation ‘Howl’s Moving Castle’ for local primary school pupils and DGS Learning Centre students. Working with festival curators Sean and Corrine, pupils from the school’s S3 Administration & IT class carried out a range of activities to prepare for the exclusive screening at the Burgh Hall. Read here

 
Lab In Lorry Delivers at Dunoon Grammar School

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Science lessons with a twist for DGS pupils

Pupils and visitors to Dunoon Grammar School last week were greeted with a curious addition to the school car park – a science laboratory based in an articulated lorry!

During the week a number of pupils worked in the lorry on a number of physics related experiments. Lab in a Lorry – organised by the Institute of Physics and STEM - is an interactive mobile science laboratory which gives young people the opportunity to explore science through open ended experiments. Read more

 
Clan Lamont Re-Enactment

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As part of Homecoming Celebrations a group of S4 Drama students, ( plus extras!), were approached and asked to develop a re-enactment of the Siege of Toward Castle. On Cowal Games Friday the group performed in the Queens Hall for Clan Lamont members and the general public. 

The students were a credit to the school and managed to develop an excellent performance with only two weeks rehearsal! Read more

 
DGS Pipe Band Video

Check out the video link below of Dunoon Grammar School Pipe Band first stop of the entertainment competition in the march past on Saturday night.

DGS Pipe Band Entertainment Competition Video

 
DGS Pupils Rise To The Occassion

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Pupils Make Positive Contribution to Cowal Highland Gathering 

Pupils from Dunoon Grammar School rose to last week’s rallying call from the Dunoon Observer to stand up and make a positive contribution to the Cowal Highland Gathering.

Fourteen enthusiastic S5/S6 pupils ensured a warm welcome to visitors to the town on games Saturday – by acting as ‘Cowal Happy Highlanders’.

Stationed throughout the town, the ‘Cowal Happy Highlanders’ guided visitors towards the stadium and handled queries from our guests. Read more

 
S3 Assessment Calendar

An assessment calendar has been developed for S3 pupils and parents. Please click on the link below to see the month by month calendar. Parents/carers will receive a text message a week before each assessment.

Parents/carers with any questions should contact either Mr D.Mitchell, Mr B.Wilson (S3 Year Head) or their child's Head of House.

http://www.dunoongrammar.argyll-bute.sch.uk/index.php/documents/cat_view/76-year-groups/139-s3-.html 

 
AK'sent Magazine

You may have heard this before, but it really is back this time.

Look…

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Check out our Tropical poems and stories issue, and this time you don’t need to pay a penny. Read more

 
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