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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 Xmas Choir Performs in Morrison's

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The D.G.S Xmas Choir performed in Morrison’s from 10am – 3.45pm yesterday raising over £220 for our choir fund. We also had a sneaky wee busk at the Bandstand and outside of the Burgh Hall.

The choir, as always, sounded amazing and we heard excellent solos from some of our choir members. Chloe Honeyball and Billy Duncan performed a special set which was very well received and we also got our picture taken by the local paper. Read more

 
DGS S6 Pupils volunteer to help Dunoon Food Bank

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Dunoon Grammar School S6 Pupils kindly volunteered to help with Cowal and Dunoon Food Bank Collection Day on Saturday 6th December 2014 at the local Cooperative. The weather was miserable and freezing cold but it didn't dampen moods too much as people of Dunoon visited and donated items to the Food Bank which was very much appreciated. Click here to see pictures. 

 
Why not start a new Christmas tradition this December?


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The latest issue – full of fabulous fables, for a futuristic Christmas!

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Christmas may never be the same again!

 
Cowal and Dunoon Food Bank

Dunoon Grammar School is getting involved with the Cowal and Dunoon Food Bank. There are many families in our area who are struggling every day to make ends meet. This sometimes leaves the parents in a difficult position of having to choose between heat or food. Mr Mitchel was keen for the school to help out with this. 

For the month of December the whole school staff and pupils are being asked to bring a Tin for the Bin. The bins will be placed in the Forum for anyone to donate what they can. Read more.

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Robert's Cap Call for Scotland

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Dunoon Grammar School pupil Robert Miller receives a call-up to the Scotland National Disabilities Senior Squad.

Dunoon Grammar School’s Robert Miller is preparing himself to take on this best footballers in the world, having gained his first ever call-up to Scotland’s National Disability Senior Squad.

Robert, who had previously played for the Development Squad received the all-important letter on November 7 informing him of his inclusion in the senior squad. Read more.

 
Prestigious National Award for DGS Gaelic Teacher

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Dunoon Grammar School’s Gaelic teacher Laura Howitt honoured at Daily Record Gaelic awards.

Pupils and staff at Dunoon Grammar School are celebrating the news that Gaelic teacher, Laura Howitt has scooped this year’s Daily Record Scottish Gaelic Awards for Innovation in Education.

Now in its second year, the Daily Record Scottish Gaelic awards, sponsored by Bord Na Gaidhlig, was held at the Radisson Blu Hotel, Glasgow on Wednesday, 19 November. The event is a celebration of Gaelic culture in Scotland. Read more.

 
Springboard FutureChef

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FutureChef forms part of Springboard’s high-profile national schools programme. It is in two parts. The first is a four-staged nationwide culinary competition (School, Local, Regional and National Heats) helping young people aged 12-16 to learn to cook. It inspires them to explore food and cooking as a life skill, helps develop their culinary talent and informs them about entry routes into the hospitality industry. Read more

 
DGS Xmas Choir performs at Ardenlee Care Home

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On Tuesday 9th December the Choir performed for the very welcoming residents and staff at Ardenlee Care Home. We sang a selection of Xmas and Popular songs. The residents and staff clapped and sang along and at one point the choir were dancing and singing with the staff and some of the residents in a dance off. The residents then performed some old war songs for the choir with a former Organist joining in on Piano. Read more

 
December 2014 Newsflash Newsletter

Please click here to view or download the December 2014 Newsflash Newsletter. 

 
S5 & S6 Prelim Exam Timetable - February 2015

Please click here to view or download the S5 & S6 Prelim Exam Timetable for February 2015. Updated 11.12.14. 

 
Hunterston B Trip

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29 S1-3 DGS pupils visited Hunterston B power station on Thursday 28th November. Pupils learned about the inner workings of the nuclear power station and gained a good  insight into the various jobs carried out by the different employees. They were left with an appreciation for the importance of the whole process and the vast safety measures employed. Read more.

 
Sleeping Beauty Christmas Panto Tickets

Tickets for Dunoon Grammar School Christmas Panto are now available to buy from Mrs Thomson in the school. Cost of the tickets is £6 for Adults and £3 for Children/Concession. Tickets selling fast don't miss out! 

 
The Learning Centre ‘invades’ Dunoon Library!

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Just in case you had forgotten, some of our keenest readers from the Learning Centre ‘invaded’ our local library (thank you, Argyll Street) at the start of this week to enjoy Scottish Book Week. Click here to see pictures. 

 
DGS November Newsflash Newsletter

Please click here to view or download 2 versions of the DGS Newsflash Newsletter for November. 

 
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