Headteachers’ Newsletter – September 2019

With the new academic year well underway, I would like to say a big welcome back to everyone and extend a particularly warm welcome to all of the pupils and parents/carers of our new S1 cohort. Pupils have settled back into school life very well and are enjoying their learning activities. The support and encouragement that pupils get from parents/carers …

VOscars awards Ceremony

On Thursday 6th June the Third sector Dumfries and Galloway Awards Ceremony 2019 was held in Castle Douglas. Connor S3 was shortlisted for the Young Volunteer Award sponsored by The Holywood Trust.  The award was to recognise the contributions that young people make by bringing their passion, ideas and vitality to the work of many organisations across Dumfries and Galloway. …

S1 Paris Trip

On Monday 13th May, 84 S1 pupils and 8 members of staff left Dumfries High School for Paris.  We left at I o’clock in the morning and travelled by bus to the Euro Tunnel.  We arrived in France later on Monday afternoon.  Once we had checked into our hotel we all went to the Disney Village before going for our …

Blazer Fittings

As outlined in the recent letter emailed to parents, the wearing of the new school blazer is compulsory next academic year for all senior pupils returning to Dumfries High for S5 and S6 and encouraged for pupils in S1 to S4. Uniform fittings have been arranged for next week (see below) and pupils will be issued with details of how …

School Rugby Team Get Hands On Calcutta Cup

Members of the school rugby team were given the opportunity to have their photograph taken with The Calcutta Cup. Dominic Stewart, the Regional Rugby Development Officer for Dumfries and Galloway brought the cup into school.

Litter Pickers Help To Tidy Up The Community

S2 pupil Connor has come up with an initiative to help tidy up the community.  He is organizing a litter picker of the year challenge amongst his S2 peers. To make the challenge fun and enjoyable whilst tidy the community, the person that collects the most litter over the period of the challenge will be crowned the Champion of the …

Rugby Players Win Most Improved Award

At the recent award evening held at The Dumfries Saints Rugby Club two of our pupils received awards for their hard work. S3 pupil Craig only started playing rugby with Dumfries Saints in September. He also plays for the school team. This has not only improved his fitness but confidence as well. He was awarded U14 Most Improved Player. S2 …