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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

 
Parental Questionnaire

As part of Dunoon Grammar School’s quality assurance and self-evaluation practices we are currently seeking the views of stakeholders – pupils, parents and staff - on the quality of the education service offered by the school.

The questionnaire can be accessed by carefully typing the following web address into your web browser address bar:

http://402433.polldaddy.com/s/dgs2015

We also welcome your views on the introduction of our asymmetric week. Therefore, a number of questions related to the change made to our daily structure have been included.

A letter will be issue to all pupils on Thursday 19th February 2015. The questionnaire will remain open until 3pm on Friday 6th March.

Thank you for your on-going support and please do not hesitate to contact me at the school if you have any questions about this questionnaire or indeed any other aspect of your child’s education at Dunoon Grammar School.

If you would rather complete a paper-based, hard copy of the questionnaire, please ask your child to request a copy from the school office.

Click here to view/download the Parental Questionnaire. 

 
March 2015 Newsflash Newsletter

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

 
S3 Numeracy Trip

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On Wednesday 25th and Thursday 26th February the S3 Numeracy group went, with pupils from our partner school Clydeview Academy, to the Forth Replacement Crossing Education Centre. The pupils had a very interesting day learning about the construction of the new Queensferry Crossing and worked together as a team to build their very own bridge.

 
Visit to West College Scotland

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A small group of S4,5 and 6th year pupils crossed the water on Wednesday 25th February to visit the Waterfront and Finnart Street Campuses of West College Scotland. Hospitality, Construction, Hairdressing, Childcare, Music Social Care and other departments were visited - Pupils and staff were all amazed at the amazing facilities on offer!

 
Canada Trip 2015

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With less than a month to go, S5 and S6 pupils at Dunoon Grammar School and putting the final touches to their plans for their once in a life time trip to Nova Scotia. With an exciting itinerary which includes visiting pupils from two different schools, attending traditional ceilidhs and learning more about the Scottish culture that has survived in Canada, pupils are working hard to raise the last of their funds with a Race Night on Saturday 28th February in Kirn and Hunter’s Quay Bowling Club. Read more

 
Professor of History Visits DGS

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Professor Anne Rubin visited Dunoon Grammar School today and give an interesting presentation to our S3 History pupils. Professor Rubin is a Professor of History at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County in the USA. She is visting Scotland to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War. She is a renowned author, having published several books on the Civil War.

 
S.S.A.A. Track & Field Championships

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On Thursday 5th February my sister Cliona and I represented the school in the 800 meters at the Scottish Schools Athletics Indoor Track & Field Championships held in the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. We both enjoy running on the indoor track and this time we were in the U16 age group competing against girls up to 2 years older than us. 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!

 
Former D.G.S pupils involved in music

Below are links to former students own work in music

Martha Wheatley - Singer Songwriter
https://soundcloud.com/martha-wheatley

Fraser Davidson - Vocalist
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYul0LJutHc

The Caves
https://soundcloud.com/thecavesthecaves

 
Click here to hear more clips. 

 
“I Can Do Anything” Conference at Dunoon Grammar School

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On 27 February, all S2 pupils participated in an event which gave them some ideas of career areas they may wish to pursue in the future. The year group was addressed by Allen Macdougall, an ex-pupil who is now Media Manager with FirstPoint USA. The message from Allen stressed to the pupils the importance of making the most of the opportunities available to them at school to ensure that they will be able to pursue their ambitions, whatever they might be in the future. Read more

 
DGS Vocal Group 2015

DGS Vocal Group 2015 - a wee rehearsal. Be sure to check it out by clicking on the link below.

https://soundcloud.com/karen-mcchesney/choir-riptide-2015

 
The Karra Downie Fun Run

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The Karra Downie Fun Run which took place last year raised £10,000. The money has been placed in a fund to help support young people in Dunoon Grammar School. The first donation was made to Dunoon Grammar School's pipe band last night. Mr and Mrs Downie presented a cheque for £1,000 to Pipe Major Craig Wilson.

 
Coca-cola Enterprises Real Business Challenge

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Six S3 pupils represented Dunoon Grammar School at Murrayfield Stadium, Edinburgh on 4 February after winning through to the Scottish Regional final. Their entry had been chosen as one of the final 10 from over 160 from throughout Scotland. The girls, Katie Holland, Katie Lambert, Georgia Dineley, Abbey Davidson, Hannah Cooper and Catie Esler competed with the 9 other Scottish finalists. Read more

 

 
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