Nov 102015

DPS Community Radio 1As part of this term’s enterprise project to set up and run a 60s themed pop-up shop, the children in P6/5 contacted the local radio station to see if they could record a radio advert. Victor and his team were only too willing to help and the class have had two fantastic workshops to learn about the necessary information to be included in the advert and the recording process. Yesterday, the children were very excited to record their advert and Victor and Dave will now take this back to the studio and add the 60s backing tracks before the advert is launched.
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Oct 262015

Dunoon PS Nepal appealWhen last year’s p4 in Dunoon Primary heard of the shocking devastation following the earthquakes in Nepal, they were determined to do something to help the people, who had suffered such losses in the tragedy. They searched online for information about the country and its people and then looked for ways to help. Their initial concern was the lack of clean water, so they organised a raffle and sent £81.15 to UNICEF, who were providing water in the region. However, the help did not stop there.

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Sep 302015

Dunoon School Hostel 10Dunoon School Hostel was full of Jungle fun last night (Tuesday 29th September). The hall was decorated in full jungle theme, with giraffes, camouflage and lots of animal print!
Young Cameron started off by introducing the two very smartly dressed hosts Paddy Mulholland and Brandon Wilson.

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Jul 012015

DPS reallysmallscience verion 3Pupils from Dunoon Primary School were invited to the reallysmallscience on tour celebration event, at the University of Strathclyde, on the 17th of June. Primary 7 pupils, Siobhan Simpson and Leagha Campbell lifted the trophy for the best 3D entry for the ‘science in everyday life’ image competition. P7 pupil, Lucia Westwood-Phillips also received a medal for her drawing entry to the competition.

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Jun 242015

1st-place-dunoon-rural-racersOpen to all Scottish school children ages seven to fourteen the Kodu Kup competition saw pupils from ten schools across the country take on the challenge of coding and creating a game. Impressing the judges with their game creation and entrepreneurial skills the ‘Rural Racers’ from Dunoon Primary School were crowned Scottish Kodukup champions. The champions now have been invited to present their game to a team of expert judges at the UK Finals in Reading on the 13 July with the chance of taking home the UK Kodu Kup! Continue reading »

Jun 232015

P1030591-001Pro Gamers have scooped the title of Scottish Champions at todays Kodu Kup Competition at West College Paisley run by Microsoft. The team challenged 100 other entries from schools from all over Scotland. They made it to the final against 9 other schools, to win this prestigious award. They had to set up a business, and prepare a business plan, marketing and advertising their products. They had t-shirts, mugs and badges made. The team delivered an astonishing presentation to the judges and were so proud to lift the Kup! Continue reading »

Jun 222015

DPS Choir 1Dunoon Primary School Choir sang their hearts out tonight at the Summer Extravaganza at Dunoon Grammar School.They confidently sang 5 songs including Under the Sea, I Just Can’t Wait To Be King, When You Believe, I Can I Will and Sing.
This was the first time the choir had appeared on stage at the local Secondary School. the choir certainly rose to the occasion and were really delighted with their performance.

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Jun 102015

DPS Wonka 1A few weeks ago the Primary 5s at Dunoon Primary School released 20 Golden Tickets into the community. The winners of these lucky tickets were invited to the Factory Opening on Thursday 4th June. At 2pm, the Primary 5s, dressed as characters from the novel “Charlie and the Chocolate Factory” greeted the crowds of people and took them on a special tour.

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May 252015

DPS Project Spark 1At the Technology Showcase event at Dunoon Grammar School on Saturday 23rd May, pupils from Dunoon Primary School showcased a new powerful coding game called Project Spark. Using this software, children are able to build and play on their own worlds, stories and games.

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May 212015

DPS Guitar 2Primary 6 and Primary 7 were treated to learning about the bass guitar from a former Dunoon Primary pupil Phillip Stewart! Phillip has been busy studying for an Honours Degree in Professional Musicianship at the British & Irish Modern Music Institute.
Phillip explained to the class how the bass guitar is built and the importance of a bass guitar in a band. He also told the class how he began his musical journey. Some were surprised to hear that it actually began in Dunoon Primary School playing the chanter with Mr Campbell!
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May 112015

DPS Vocal Workshops 1P3, P4 and our Pre 5 pupils were delighted to take part in a Vocal Workshop, organised and led by Miss McChesney, music teacher from Dunoon Grammar School and some of her fantastic pupils! The children learned some new songs, harmonised in groups with actions and dance moves. The children thoroughly enjoyed the experience. What a wonderful way to improve and add to their performance skills. An excellent opportunity to work in co-operation with enthusiastic and supportive secondary school pupils. Continue reading »

May 082015

DPS Glasgow Scientific Centre 4P7 pupils from Dunoon Primary School recently visited Glasgow Scientific Services as part of their Science Interdisciplinary Study. The pupils had been learning about radiation and the Chernobyl disaster. They recently had Mr Tom Henry, retired Environmental Health Officer, visit their classroom to talk about the radiation monitoring and sampling that he carried out as part of his job. All the samples that Mr Henry took were analysed in Glasgow Scientific Services and so he accompanied the class on their trip.
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May 012015

DPS Daffodil Tea 1st May 2015 2Dunoon Primary School hosted their Annual Daffodil Tea on Tuesday 28th April. The Choir sang a selection of their favourite songs. The afternoon show was well attended by Senior Citizens from our local Community and the children presented a well rehearsed selection of songs e.g. Skyscraper Wean, Under the Sea and Colours of the Wind. The varied song choices and actions to the songs gave the delighted audience ‘the wow factor’.

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Apr 242015

DPS Glow in the Dark Science 2Dunoon Primary Celebrate the International Year of Light The reallysmallscience group, from Strathclyde University, helped pupils at Dunoon Primary to celebrate the International Year of Light 2015.
Classes took part in ‘nanoglow’ fluorescent workshops to learn why light is so important and discover natural and everyday items that glow. Pupils then used invisible ink pens to write secret messages and produce their very own glowing artwork.
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Mar 182015

dps Mr Priest pics 3P5 to P7 were delighted to welcome Mr Priest, PT for Maths at Dunoon Grammar School, into their Maths Setting classes today. Mrs Macdonald’s class had just finished a block of learning on Algebric Equations and were busy consolidating their knowledge. Mr Priest was very impressed with their learning and the level they were working at.

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Mar 092015

DPS World Book Day 1 2015Dunoon Primary were thrilled to take part in World Book Day 2015 today, (Friday 6th March). The pupils thoroughly enjoyed the day as the school was filled with Harry Potter look-a-likes, Matildas, Where’s Wally, Mary Poppins, Mr Stink, The Twits and Red Ridinghood! The teachers said the overall opinion of the pupils was that it was ‘ phenomenal, fantastic and a super day!’

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Feb 232015

DPS Big Bake Off 1On Friday 20th February P3 held a Bake Sale in Dunoon Primary’s GP room. Having decided a few weeks previously that they wanted the opportunity to see a production of ”The Boy and the Bunnet’- a musical story they had studied last term, being held at the Queen’s Hall, funding the visit was a problem. £160 was needed to pay for the tickets. Hannah suggested we hold a Bake Sale and so the plan was hatched.

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Feb 172015

DPS Beetle Drive 1Dunoon Primary School P7 pupils organised a Beetle Drive to raise funds for their Benmore Transitional Weekend.
The children organised everything from collecting raffle prizes, selling tickets, costing and making smoothies which involved the pupils visiting local shops to price local produce. They took a great pride in organising this event themselves.

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Feb 112015

DPS CAKE BAKE FundraiserPrimary 6 Girls Erin & Olivia of Dunoon Primary School were delighted to raise the sum of £200 today at a bake sale they organised themselves! The girls raffled a cake for 50p a ticket and sold homebaking provided by their class at morning break. They put such a lot of hard work and effort into raising this amazing amount of money for The British Heart Foundation.
Such terrific initiative! Well Done!

Dec 192014

The Nursery and P1, P2 and P3 of Dunoon Primary School performed their Christmas Nativity called ‘The Apprentice’ to family and friends in the last week of term. Both afternoon and evening preformances were very successful as the children performed to a packed hall. Well done to all the children and staff for their hard work!

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