Weekly News 2/5/13
Published on Thu 02 May 2013
DUNFERMLINE HIGH SCHOOL
Over the last week the school has hosted separate visits by the Dunfermline Retired Teachers Group, the Ladies Probus Club and by the Men’s Probus Club. The feedback from the total of over eighty visitors was extremely positive.
NATIONAL PRIMARY BURNS FESTIVAL
Last Saturday the school was bustling with activity from over 550 visitors to the Singing, Verse Speaking, Instrumental and Bagpiping Competitions for P4–P7 pupils from across Scotland. The event was enormously successful and the feedback about the politeness and helpfulness of all S3-S6 pupil helpers was exceptional. The Dunfermline High School pupils were again a real credit to themselves, their families and to the school.
The S4 pupils commenced their SQA Exams last Friday, the day on which their exam Study Leave commenced. The exams and Study Leave for S5/S6 pupils commence on Tuesday 7th May. All pupils will return to school on Wednesday 5th June which is when the 2013/2014 Timetable commences.
TIMETABLE FOR 2013/2014
The preparation for the S3-S6 timetable is now completed and the “construction” is now at the S1/S2 stage.
THIRD YEARpupils are currently sitting exams and assessments in class time (where necessary). Almost 50 S3 pupils have now also been appointed as “Monitors” to assist with day-to-day duties whilst the Seniors are on Study Leave.
REPORTS FOR S1 PUPILSare currently being written by staff. These will be sent home in early June.
ATTAINMENT AWARDS CEREMONY
Although the 2013 Awards Ceremony is not until Monday 10th June, staff are currently completing all nominations for a very wide range of awards.
JUNIOR HOUSE COUNCILS
The S1-S3 House Council Meetings for each of the four “Houses” are due to be held next week. (The “outcomes” will then be fed into the Junior Whole-School Pupil Council Meeting on week beginning 20th May.)
Second Year Pupil, Kyle Jenkins, has won the Gold Medal at the Scottish Schools’ Freestyle Ski Championship at Braehead. This is an outstanding achievement, especially considering that there wer 64 participants in total. Well done Kyle!
Sixth Year Pupil, Caroline Weir, who currently plays for Hibs and Scotland has just been signed by Arsenal Ladies – the top ladies soccer side in the United Kingdom and one of the three top sides in Europe. Caroline will also be completing a Degree Course at Hertfordshire University. What an opportunity! Congratulations Caroline!
OTHER SPORTS REPORTS
As the Football season has drawn to a close Dunfermline High School teams have been involved in continued friendlies as well as in the latter stages of the Fife Cup Football events.
The S3 team had a friendly organised this week against an S4 team from Beath High School. Despite losing an early goal in the first few minutes the boys settled down and were able to compete throughout the game. Although the final result was 3-0 to Beath the Dunfermline boys showed great determination to keep up with the older age group of boys.
The Hockey club have 2 friendly fixtures organised this week. On Tuesday the team have a game against Kelso High School who are in the Fife area for 3 days playing against local schools. On Wednesday the boys have a rare outing in a game against Woodmill. The boys have trained all year and have been unable to play in games due to the lack of boys only teams in other schools. This gives them the chance to put their skills to good use and see if the hard work during the year has paid off.
VERY SAD NEWS
It is with very great sadness that I have to inform you of the death of a former member of staff of Dunfermline High School. Bill Martin was a former pupil of the school, flew RAF Bombers in the Second World War, returned to the school as Principal Teacher of PE and became an Assistant Rector. Whilst a pupil in Dunfermline High School, at a time when the school turned out 11 rugby teams every Saturday, Bill played rugby for the 1st XV for four consecutive years - a feat which has never been repeated. He retired in 1980 and latterly lived in Canmore Lodge Nursing Home. He visited the new school in his motorised wheelchair in 2012 and still had his legendary sense of humour. He was a real character and will be very sadly missed. He was 95 years of age.
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