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Regional Winner of the French Drama Competition

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Well done to the P5 class of Dunoon Primary School for winning the regional final of the French Drama competition. The class were involved in an interdisciplinary learning project about the Titanic. They then developed a French drama linked with this project and sang a traditional French song about a sailor and the sea. Their winning entry can be seen HERE . They have now been entered into the national final. We wish them every success in the next stage of the competition.

Children in Need at Dunoon Primary!

dps-children-in-need-nov-2016On Friday 11th of November Mrs Macdonald and P7 launched their Children in Need fundraising activities for 2016. During the following week they sold raffle tickets for a Build A Bear Labrador, encouraged pupils to enter the draw a “Sporty Pudsey” Competition and sold Pudsey and Blush badges and bookmarks.

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Minecraft at Dunoon Primary!

img_20161004_134941On Tuesday 4th October Steven Simpson from the Argyll and Bute Council Learning Technologies Team came into our school to show our P7 class how to use Minecraft Education Edition. The session was very interactive and the pupils had lots of fun learning this new skill. They were able to challenge each other in the same world which had been created by Steven.

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Cowal Inter Sports Winners !

DPS Sports Winners 8 31 Aug 2016Cowal Highland Gathering Stadium was the venue for the Active Schools Sports Day. This year they decided to change the format of the annual sports event to increase participation within the local primary schools.

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‘Juke Box’

P1050240Dunoon Primary School Choir performed their version of ‘Juke Box’ last night April 26th to a packed audience in our school hall. Mrs Hamlet our superb dedicated music teacher had prepared a fantastic, modern programme for our pupils to sing aided by Mrs M Peek and Mrs A Macdonald.
The choir sang their hearts out to tunes from the 50’s, 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and 2000 eras! Songs like ‘Catch a Falling Star, I’m A Believer, Thank You for the Music and Bring Me Sunshine were popular with the community in the afternoon show. Continue reading ‘Juke Box’

Dunoon Primary School Health Week

DPS Health week 1This week the whole school have been involved in lots of physical activity including karate, shinty, orienteering, tennis, fitness dance and yoga. The older children also had presentations from Police Scotland, local Health Visitors and the assistant manager from the local Oxfam shop who all gave very interesting talks with very important messages regarding physical and emotional wellbeing.

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Dunoon Primary Celebrate British Science Week

DPS Science March 2016Dunoon Primary Celebrate British Science Week Pupils in Dunoon Primary School went on a journey of discovery into the world of nanoscience and engineering.
Dunoon Primary School was awarded funding from the British Science Association to host a science event, one of thousands of activities occurring across the country, for British Science Week (11th-20th of March).

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Technologies Showcase at Innellan Primary

Innellan Tech Showcase 2Pupils from Toward, Innellan, St Muns and Dunoon, supported by Gary Clark and Steven Simpson have been learning how to write computer code. Dunoon has been using Lego WeDo and the other schools have been using Kudo. The progress and improvements in the pupils independent working and problem solving has been fantastic and the pupils over a period of a few weeks have managed to develop a wide range of simple to complex games.

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Dunoon Primary ‘A’ Team Win Inter School Volleyball Tournament

Dunoon volleyball 1 March 2016Dunoon Primary won the annual inter Primary School tournament on Wednesday 2nd March organised by Mrs McLean. The teams From Kirn, St Mun’s, Strachur, Lochgoilhead, Tighnabruaich and Sandbank were a credit to their schools as they played with skill and enjoyed the day! Dunoon A and B teams both fought hard to get to the semi finals. the draw was made and they ended up playing each other to put one team through to the final round.

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Tables Turned on Dunoon Observer !

Dunoon PS InterviewThe tables were turned on the Observer today, when the interviewer became the interviewee. Reporter Georgia Love was at Dunoon Primary School to interview head teacher Mrs Stewart, only to be asked to be interviewed herself as part of a school project on news gathering. She was expertly “grilled” by Callum Crofts and the whole thing was filmed by David MacGillivray.

Dunoon primary perform One Bright Star

DPS one bright star 1The evening of 13th December, Dunoon Primary School Choir, directed by Mrs Heather Hamlet our wonderful Music teacher performed ‘One Bright Star’. The narrators spoke clearly as they told the Christmas story linked with beautiful songs. The audience were enthralled by the amazing solo singers and the last song ‘Light A Candle’ left everyone in no doubt Christmas is truly on its way! The children’s tealights reflected on their faces and illuminated the beautiful St John’s church.

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Dunoon Primary Pop-up Shop Success

DPS Pop up shop 1On Thursday, 3rd December, P6/5 and P7/6 opened their 60s themed pop-up shop in the Function Suite at “The Braes”. The shop was very busy all day and by lunchtime the children had to start taking orders for vinyl clocks as they had run out of stock! One pupil had a great idea to have a raffle with the prize being a hamper filled with 60s goodies, including a Beatles album. The children made a fantastic profit of over £700 which will be put towards resources for the classes and hopefully a trip to “Scotland Street Museum” in the New Year for a lesson in a 60s classroom.
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60s Themed Pop-up shop – 1 day only

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Love to shop? Remember life in the Sixties? The children of Dunoon Primary School invite you to their sixties themed pop up shop. Opening for one day only, Thursday 3rd December, 11am to 4pm, at “The Braes”.

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Children in need 2015 at Dunoon primary

DPS Children in Need 2015 1In Dunoon Primary, Mrs Macdonald and P7 organised a Drawing Competition, a Raffle, made Badges and Bookmarks, held a Non Uniform Day and held a Bake Sale all to raise money for Children in Need. Thanks to the fantastic support of staff, pupils, parents and friends of Dunoon Primary the amazing sum of £928.47 was raised. A huge thank you to all!

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