News from DGS

Marvellous Macmillan Coffee Morning at DGS

DGS Staff and invited visitors enjoyed a fantastic coffee morning organised by pupils from the school’s learning centre on Thursday, 2 October – all in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

With the help of Miss Miller and Miss Samuel the pupils prepared for the event for three weeks. This included baking cakes and purchasing supplies such as hot chocolate, tea and coffee. The pupils also produced eye-catching posters and sent out invitations to their parents, teachers and friends. The coffee morning was held in the learning support base during break time.

As well as refreshments and mouth-watering home baking on offer – the pupils involved also staged competitions and games for the visitors, further boosting revenue for the cancer charity. In total, the learning centre team raised over £300 from the event.

Head Teacher, David Mitchell commented:
“The coffee morning was a fantastic success. The efforts invested by the pupils and staff paid off and I am delighted with the sum of money raised for such a worthwhile cause. I would like to thank everyone involved.”


Dunoon Grammar School is delighted to announce the launch of their new official Facebook site.

The site has been launched to further enhance communications from the school to all stakeholders within the local community.

The Facebook site will be updated regularly with content including assessment details, department and house news, events and initiatives.

The launch of the Facebook site further augments the wide range of proactive communication tools the school is now using to strengthen communications with pupils, parents and the wider community – including an excellent website, regular newsletters, e-mails, sms and regular articles within the Dunoon Observer.

Head Teacher, David Mitchell commented:
“Our vision is to be a school at the heart of the community and the launch of the DGS Facebook site is an additional communication vehicle to allow us to keep our community up-to-date with developments within the school. The site will also be used to showcase the talents of our pupils and to celebrate their many successes. I would encourage you to visit and ‘like’ the site to ensure you keep up to date with developments in our school”.
To access the official Dunoon Grammar School Facebook site, access the school website at and click on the Facebook link. Don’t forget to click like once on the site.

Invite to ‘Reel’ Fun Evening of Entertainment at DGS

Pupils and staff at Dunoon Grammar School are putting the finishing touches to plans for a very special night celebrating the very best of Scottish music and entertainment.
The Scottish themed night – which will take place at DGS on 1 November 2014 – will bring together a variety of music and dance acts – including quality talent from the school, local community and beyond.

The Dunoon Grammar School pipe band, fresh from recent success at the Cowal Highland Gathering, will deliver a spine tingling set. Traditional musicians and dancers will also perform during the evening, which promises to be a night not to be missed.

As well as the Scottish musical extravaganza, there will be competitions and refreshments on offer – including a raffle, teas/coffee, sandwiches and home baking.

Guests also have the opportunity to pose for our photographer and download a free memento of the evening after the event.

The pupils and staff involved in planning the event have a very special finale to the evening planned – which they are keeping under wraps. All we know is that it will feature musicians from a band of international significance, a house-hold name!

Funds generated from the evening will be put to good use from the school’s Gaelic Department and will be used for educational trips, drama workshops and supporting the development of pupils within the subject.

Laura Howitt, Teacher of Gaelic at DGS, commented:
“On behalf of the pupils involved, I am delighted to offer our community the opportunity to attend this special night of Scottish entertainment. Rehearsals are at an advanced stage and I am confident our guest will be in for a treat. Please feel free to don your tartan for the night!”

Head Teacher, David Mitchell added:
“The pupils and staff involved have been working hard to plan and deliver an evening that will include the finest musical talent within our school and local community. I am very much looking forward to the evening and I am intrigued as to what the showcase finale will deliver. I would encourage members of our community to support this worthwhile event and join us for an evening to remember”.

Tickets for the DGS Scottish Entertainment night can be purchased in advance by contacting Laura Howitt at the school on 01369 705010. Tickets will also be available on the night. Tickets: Adult £8, Child/Concession £6. Family ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £25. Under 5s free.

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