Pupil Support

August 2013

Our new S1 DHS pupils are taking part in team building & developing interpersonal skills activities (CfE/HWB) at Team Ranch in Inchture, Perth.

Each pupil will enjoy a full 1 day programme (from 3 -5 September), with Mrs Hansom and the S1 PSR Team overseeing the activities.

City Music project

A second group of young people from S1-S6 are currently participating in the City Music Project. During this time the pupils are learning a wide range of musical instruments, song writing and production. The last group worked for ten weeks, all throughly enjoyed the experience.

 

4th February 2013

PSHE Day

The S5 & S6 pupils had a succesful day at our yearly PSHE Day. We had a number of guest speakers on the day covering a wide range of topics. THe activities that each group participated in are shown below.

S5

Careers

Alcoholics Anonymous

Volunteering

See Me Mental Health

Fire Safety

Breast Cancer

Testicular Cancer

 

S6

Choice: Lush, Heart start or Active Stirling

Stewart Ivory Foundation

Life at University

Career Match

Big Bad world

Motivational Speaker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PUPIL SUPPORT at DHS: News and Update

 

News: January 2014

Wider Achievement Assemblies

 

The Following pupils gained Merit cards for their achievements over the last Month.

 

S3 Pupils: Christy Cunningham, Alba Escala, Catriona Glen and for the competition they won which raised a substantial amount of money for Likubula.

 

S5 Pupils: Paul Grant, Jack Steven, Sean Campbell, Steven Galbraith, Aaron Wilson, Jamie Braidwood, Sean Brown, Conor McKenzie and Greg Hurst for their participation in the successful Senior Football team.

 

News: December 2013

Dunblane High School was very fortunate to be given the opportunity to have “Little Eye” perform in school. Little Eye are an upcoming Scottish band currently touring Scottish schools with an anti- drugs message. They are supporting the anti-drugs charity DARE and have been trained by the charity to deliver the message. The band have supported Olly Murs and Alesha Dickson on tour and recently won Clyde 1 In Demand – Band of the Year.

The band performed some of their songs, delivered the anti-drugs message, with a question and answer session, and finished with an autograph session for the pupils. The main message of the band was to make the right decisions in life and to live a healthy lifestyle.

The performance was very much enjoyed by the whole school – pupils and staff!

 


News: November 2013

 

Twenty pupils from S1 and S2 have been involved with the city music project, learning new instruments and composing songs. All the pupils have throughly enjoyed the experience which we hope will continue after Christmas.

 


News: September 2013

Our new S1 DHS pupils are taking part in team building & developing interpersonal skills activities (CfE/HWB) at Team Ranch in Inchture, Perth.

Each pupil will enjoy a full 1 day programme (from 3 -5 September), with Mrs Hansom and the S1 PSR Team overseeing the activities.

News: August 2013
All S4 took part in their Year Group a Health & Wellbeing Day. The young people were involed in a number of different activities. These included Street Dance, Pilates, Fitness, Self Defence, Ironing a shirt/changing a tyre, healthy living and dealing with stress.
News: May 2013

Health & Well-being Day

The new S2 had an action packed Health and Well-being day on the 15th of May. During the morning sessions the young people had experiences such as Tree of knowledge, Smoothie making and Heart Start First Aid. The afternoon session consisted of Lush and Zumba for the girls and Lacrosse, Ultimate Golf and Tae Kwon do for the boys. Everyone had a fantastic day with only a little rain to report. A special thanks to Mrs Johnson who co-ordinated the event.



News: March 2013

Wider Achievement Assembly

S1: 23 pupils participated in the assembly itself at which a range of wider achievement was recognised: 6 pupils selected to represent Stirling Schools at Forth Valley Cross Country Championships: charity fund raising efforts by S1 boys who did a 'kick around' Dunblane and raised over £200: several girls did a bake sale and a group are planning hill walk in 'onesies for Comic Relief. Some fantastic musical talents of S1 were showcased at the assembly including pieces on the harp, piano, bagpipes and snare drum as well as singing.

S2: 20 pupils took part in the assembly. Significant sporting achievements that were recognised: Leo McArdle & Louis Bryson achieved a gold and silver medal in fencing and Caitlin Gean achieved a silver in fencing. Becca Stewart went as part of a team to the national Finals in Gymnastics. S2 had a large representation in school sports such as Giant Heptathlon and Cross Country Championships. Charity fund raising efforts that were recognised: Scott Taylor raised over £500 for St Catherine's Hospice and Iona Grant and Emma Fitzsimmons did a 3 day sponsored silence where they raised over £500 for Comic Relief. Several other groups raised money through bake sales, three legged walk to bridge of Allan and 200 laps ice skating.

S3:Significant Sporting achievements that were recognised: Sara Morrison and Jamie Murray (Scottish National Squad - Water Polo), Dugal Wilson (Scottish and GBR Squad - Sailing), Harry Cox (Scottish and GBR Squad - Vaulting), Jamie Paterson (3rd in Na- tional Indoor Championships - 400m), Sarah Pearson (2nd in Na- tional Indoor Championships and Scottish Schools Championships - 60m Hurdles), Wallace Jaffray and Liam Edwards (Bronze Medal in Scottish Championships - Fencing), Logan Dow (Best Rider in Stirling Bike Club for Age Group), Rosie Stanger, Jamie Murray, David Hughes (Representing Stirling in Scottish National Swimming Championships), Nicola McDonald, Sian Anderson, Morgan Nisbet (2nd in Stirling Schools Dance Competiton and represented School at National Finals) Roisin Kelly (Raised £850 for Help for Heroes) Others whose achievements were recognised: Kerr Jones (Volunteering in the Community), Lucy McKenzie (Lead role in School Show as Cosette in Les Miserables), Rebecca Shillan, Amy Campbell (Piano and Singing at Assembly), Ruaridh Withington (Performing on Bagpipes at Assembly).

S4: 74% received a Praise Card after their report. At the assembly itself Maggie Pollock, Martha Nye and Rory Ortlepp delivered a powerful presentation on their recent visit to Auchwitz. 7 Bronze DoE awards were presented and presentations on recent Work Ex- perience were given by Iona Cassie and Stephanie Ross Alain Kadar and Rory McNichol Sean Campbell Jamie Braidwood and Eliza Topliff. Recognition went to Lauren Robertson and Rachel Kelly for involvement with a dance group in the Dunblane Primary and to Iona O'Lenskie for helping to raise money for Help for Heroes and to Calum Davison currently completing a football coaching certificate.


S5: Significant achievements recognised were: Emily Greenan who represented Scotland in the SIAB Cross Country International; Stephanie Verral won the Rotary Club Yoyng Chef of the Year com- petition and came 4th in the national competition. Cameron McQuillian, Daniel McLaren, Cameron Brough and Euan Boyle received ‘Excellent’ assessments in the Armed Forces Work Experi- ence residential training camp. Jack Gater (piano), Olivis Donnet & Caitlin Watson (guitar & vocals) and Abigail Guthrie (guitar and vocals) performaed at the assembly.


S6: Significant achievements recognised were: Football: McKenzie Cairns, Gordon Davidson, David McKinney Senior Badminton Title: Jonathan Cahusac, Andrew McCulloch Cross-Country: Fiona Colvin, Sam Fraser. Scottish Schools’ Climbing Competition: Jamie I’Anson, David McKinney, Andrew Robinson, Annie Woolman . Golfing success: Nicola Robertson. Contribution to girls’ football: Erin McLagan Charity efforts recognised: Megan Priesley and Eilidh Wright for launching a school Amnesty Inter- national group. Michaela Barton McKenzie Cairns Fiona Colvin Euan Diamond Creag Doctor Rhiannon Donald Kasia Ebble- white Rebecca Gay Calum Kitching Catriona McDonald Geor- gina Mountford Fraser Stainton for Peer Mentoring.



News: February 2013

PSHE Day

The S5 & S6 pupils had a succesful day at our yearly PSHE Day. We had a number of guest speakers on the day covering a wide range of topics. The activities that each group participated in are shown below.

S5 S6

Careers

Alcoholics Anonymous

Choice: Lush, Heart start or Active Stirling

Volunteering

Stewart Ivory Foundation

See Me Mental Health

Life at University

Fire Safety

Career Match

Breast Cancer

Big Bad world

Testicular Cancer

Motivational Speaker

 

City Music project

A second group of young people from S1-S6 are currently participating in the City Music Project. During this time the pupils are learning a wide range of musical instruments, song writing and production. The last group worked for ten weeks, all throughly enjoyed the experience.

 


NEWS: JANUARY 2013

 

 

Please access by clicking on the link below a copy of the SENIOR PHASE 1: S3 Options Information Booklet that was issued to parents at the recent S3 Options Information Evening on Thursday 10 January 2013.

S3 Senior Phase 1: Options Information Booklet


NEWS: OCTOBER 2012

Health & Wellbeing at DHS Smile

Information on our recent programme of Personal, Social & Health Education for our S1-S5 Year Groups is detailed below. This programme is to ensure that our young people have the information available to make informed choices about a variety of issues that impact of their lives today. Our aim at Dunblane High School is to remove any health (physical, emotional or mental) barriers that impact on our pupils capacity to experience a positive learning environment within DHS

PSHE PROGRAMME S1-S5

 


 

NEWS: Monday 16 April 2012

Below is some important information as regards the introducion of our 'Season's for Growth' programme designed to help DHS pupils who have experienced change or loss in their lives. Detailed information can be found in the newsletter and the presentation links below.

We hope this programme will be of some benefit to any young person who finds themself in such a situation where they have to cope with any such experience.

SEASONS FOR GROWTH Newsletter

SEASONS FOR GROWTH - PRESENTATION

 

 


NEWS: Thursday 16 February 2012

 

 

Please access below an Information leaflet entitled 'The Labour Market in Stirling' which details recent changes as regards how employers recruit and the types of jobs available.

The Labour Market in Stirling

 


 

NEWS: Tuesday 15 November 2011

November 2011 FORTH VALLEY COLLEGE INFORMATION
Open Day
Forth Valley College Open Day is taking place in the Main Hall Falkirk Campus on 22nd November from 4pm - 7pm.
Check out the  website [http://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/events/208]for more details.
New Prospectus Out Now
The new 2012-2013 Prospectus is out now, which is full of valuable information to help with making the right course choice.
Look out for the Course Listing Poster coming soon to DHS, careers offices and job centres near you.
INEOS Recruitment
Application process opens for the opportunities below on 28 November 2011 and close on 31 January 2012.
Engineers of the Future Programme [http://business.forthvalley.ac.uk/apprenticeships_training/engineers_of_the_future]
- information evening 8 December 2011 6pm - 9pm
Modern Apprenticeship Scheme [http://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/events/23] - information evening 10 January 2012 6pm - 9pm.
The events will be held at the INEOS Exhibition Centre, Gate 3 (off Powdrake Road), Grangemouth.
January Start Courses
Are you or do you know someone leaving school at Christmas, if so then the College has a few courses starting in January which can be applied for now online. These are:
Newstart  Pathfinder  Access to Care & Social Sciences
For more information or apply online  at [http://www.forthvalley.ac.uk/study/january_start_courses_2012].
Estates Update
Alloa Campus
Our new Alloa Campus was offically opened by the First Minister the Rt Hon Alex Salmond MSP on 26 October.
Stirling Campus
Forth Valley College new Stirling Campus will be open to new students from September 2012.
Please remember to check the location status when applying for a full-time 2012-2013 course, as the location may have changed from previous years delivery.
Like us on Facebook
To find more information about the College then why not 'like us' on  facebook

S5 Work Experience

All S5 pupils have recently been issued with information about work experience, which is scheduled to take place for one week beginning Monday 7th November 2011. The information explains how work experience will be organised by way of an interactive and secure real-time booking system, WorkIT-  www.workit.info -where pupils are expected to apply online for work placements. Alternatively pupils can organise their own placements by way of submitting to Mrs Hansom (Work Experience Coordinator) a completed self found placement form, by Friday 21st October 2011. Details of the self-found placement should also be completed online.

In addition to the WorkIT website allowing  pupils to search, view and request a placement, there is also an online quiz to discover a suitable type of placement as well as the opportunity to gain the eQuip Work Experience Intermediate 1 Unit.


CEOP Centre Information for Schools

Please find below some advice from the Child Exploitation &  Online Protection (CEOP) Centre which has been sent to schools........

Trends and new technologies
Changing Facebook
Facebook have made some changes to privacy and security settings over the last few months. Some of these are fairly fundamental but to help you get to grips with them they’ve released a new Security Guide and a page with information for teens on how to protect their account.
Here’s a few of the changes we think are particularly important
New Photo Tagging Features

If someone tags you in a photo you can now be notified before it’s made public. You can then either approve the tag, decline to be tagged or even ask the individual to take the photo down. We feel this is a great new feature and advise all Facebook users, young and old, to turn it on. More information on this here.

Comment tagging
Facebook users now have the option of adding their location and people they’re with whenever they leave a comment. We recommend that under 18 users don’t share their location on social networking sites. Make sure young people you’re working with have turned off the option to share their location in their Facebook privacy settings.
HTTPS
Facebook have introduced the option of accessing your account via a secure webpage. If you’re not familiar with HTTPS it’s a common security feature on most online shopping and banking sites that helps to prevent accounts from being hacked into on open networks. Facebook users will need to manually switch on this feature by going to
Account – Account Settings – Security – Secure Browsing
We recommend that all Facebook users turn this setting on! However, it’s not foolproof. To use some games and apps you have to turn it off again. It’s important for children and young people to be aware of the implications of this.
Phone hacking
As any young person unlucky enough to have been fraped will tell you, the easiest way to become a hacking victim is by leaving your computer or phone unattended. Setting up a screenlock can help stop embarrassing pranks such as this, but astoundingly young people make it even easier to be hacked when they volunteer their details!
At the CEOP Centre we regularly receive reports of young people who’ve been ‘hacked’ on their phones or their social networks. All too often it turns out they shared their password with their friends. It’s worth reminding children to treat your password like your toothbrush–don’t share it with anyone!