Dumfries High School Win Rotary Music Competition

The first round of the Rotary Young Musician took place at The Bridge on Wednesday 20th November. Three schools in Dumfries had a total of 16 representatives, offering a wide range of instruments and voices, including Strings, Woodwind, Brass, Bagpipes, Acoustic and Electric Guitar. Dumfries High School was represented by Eleanor (French Horn), Gregor (Bagpipes), Hollie (Voice), Kate (Voice), Logan …

Dumfries High School Win Rotary Young Chef Area Final

Cameron Scott took part in the Rotary Young Chef Area Final on Monday 25th November 2019 at Dalbeattie Learning Campus. Cameron was given 1.5 hours to produce a two course meal for two people for less than £15. Twelve competitors from other schools in the region took part with chef, Tom Kirkpatrick, judging. The competition was tough and Tom mentioned …

Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award

To achieve the Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award we had to complete three key areas: Volunteering, skills (learn a new skill) and physical. Two of the areas needed to be completed in a three-month timescale and the other was in six months.  After completing the three categories they had to be assessed by someone who had knowledge of each area. …

Bar Mock Trial

Dumfries High School took part in the Young Citizens ‘Bar Mock Trial’ competition on the 2nd November 2019 at Glasgow High Court. The team consisted of 14 senior pupils from S4-S6 who have spent the last 8 weeks preparing their cases for trial. Pupils took on every role in the court; advocates, witnesses, clerk, macer and jury. This was their …

STEM Ambassadors

A group of S6 pupils have recently undergone training to become STEM Ambassadors with Aileen Hamilton.  As part of this role they will be working with younger pupils to inspire them to follow careers in STEM related industries.  They will be running events throughout the year to inform pupils of the careers that STEM subjects can offer.

Girls into Physics

A group of S2 & S3 girls recently attended a Girls into Physics event at Lockerbie Academy organised by the Institute of Physics. The girls heard from senior Physicists within the Institute about the importance of Physics in the workplace and how girls can seize an opportunity in careers traditionally dominated by men. The girls had the opportunity to work …

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 …