Newsletter – September 2018

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. After a long summer break, it is vital that we all get back into the routine and structure of school life as quickly as …

Celebrating Success

As a whole school on the back of the recent exam success we have increased our expectations and individual targets. The Maths department have created a wonderful display showing their success in the recent SQA exams. Mr Pullen Depute Head Teacher and Former Head of Maths said ‘A fantastic 45 students achieved an A-grade in their national 5 exam with …

Captaincy Team

Dumfries High School has had a very positive start to the new term.  Each and every pupil is dressed for success. All pupils are aware of our standards and expectations so that we can all work together to be the best that we can be. Our new captaincy team are leading by example – Be Smart – Think Smart. Head …

How to Pass Evening

‘HOW TO PASS’:  MONDAY 1st OCTOBER 2018 – 6.30PM Dumfries High School is holding a ‘How to Pass Evening’ on Monday 1st October. This is specifically for S4/S5/S6 pupils who are studying National 4/5 and Higher qualifications. The ‘How to Pass’ evening is a way to communicate with parents/carers and allow information about courses, assessments, timelines and exams to be discussed in detail.  …

Building bird boxes improving literacy

PUPILS at Dumfries High School have been making bird boxes in a bid to improve their literacy skills. As part of their Leonard Cheshire ‘Can Do’ environmental project and the John Muir Literacy Award, the school’s National 4 English class read and followed instructions which allowed them to build nesting boxes for birds. The idea behind the project is to …

Samye Ling visit for Higher RMPS students

SENIOR pupils from Dumfries High School were given the opportunity to experience the daily lives of Buddhist Monks and Nuns recently with a visit to the Samye Ling Monastery and Tibetan Centre. Despite the abysmal weather on one of the days, the Higher Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies pupils were complimented on their mature attitude and behaviour. The pupils were …

Orienteering pupils find their way home

THREE pupils at Dumfries High School were celebrating this week after returning home successfully in the regional schools orienteering competition. Connor who is in S1 and Alice and Kerry, both S5, took part in the event organised by Solway Orienteers at the Cream O’Galloway Farm. Kerry was fifth overall in the green group with a time of 94:40 and Alice …

Success at the Regional School Cross Country Championships

Some of our fantastic junior athletes from Dumfries High School are celebrating success after a successful day at the Regional School Cross Country Championships. The school’s S1 Boys claimed first prize in the championship after competing against 40 other pupils with 13-year-old Ubayd also taking third place overall in the individual event. An exciting girls’ S1 race saw only a …

We fly rainbow flag with pride for LGBT History Month

TEACHERS and staff at Dumfries High School have raised the rainbow flag to show unity with LGBTQ+ communities as the school celebrates LGBT History Month. Throughout February the school marked LGBT History Month in a number of different ways which culminated last week in staff signing the rainbow flag. LGBT History Month recognises the achievements and rights of lesbian, gay, …

Wild day out for Higher Biology students

DUMFRIES High School’s Higher Biology students attended a series of interactive lectures on animal behaviour, biodiversity and conservation at Edinburgh Zoo this week. The trip, which is designed help pupils prepare for the upcoming exam in May, gave pupils the opportunity to study a wide variety of animals including primate. Pupils also carried out a behaviour pilot study and learned …