Denny High School
Our Under 16s lost narrowly in an entertaining encounter vs. Larbert HS last week. The boys competed very well but we eventually defeated 31-29. Our next Under 16s match is against Wallace HS away on Monday 7th October.
The Home Economics Department has supported this cause for a number of years, filling shoeboxes with hats, gloves, toiletries (no more than 250ml sizes), stationery, sweets (no chocolate and dated after March 2014), etc. All items must be new. We would appreciate help from the rest of the school. If each form class could manage to fill one box it would help us achieve our target of 200 filled boxes. We sent 176 boxes last year.
Boxes should be wrapped with Christmas paper (lid & base separate), we have some available- just let us know if the box is for a male or female and if it is for a child or adult.
Send filled boxes to G77 by Friday 20th October, along with a checklist and £2.50 for postage if possible. We will add missing items to boxes if the class does not manage to complete one. We will also take any extra items you may have or if it is easier collect some money and we will put it to good use.
Please speak to any member of HE Department for more information.
You can find information, and a checklist, at the site below regarding what is suitable for inclusion in the boxes.
Our school did exceptionally well in the Council’s Learning to Achieve Award Ceremony last night. There were 9 categories of award, we were short-leeted in 6 of them and we won in 2 categories.
Work within ESOL Training (English as a second other language), undertaken by some of our senior pupils, CLD & WASP won the Community Involvement and Citizenship Award.
The work of Anne Motion, Marian McNicol and Peter Graham in theSupport for Learning Department in connection with the Ivona software, along with S1 & S2 parents and pupils, won in the Outstanding Service Delivery category.
The S4, S5 & S6 Dance Academy pupils, along with Drama ex-pupils Aaron Philip and Danielle Donaldson provided high-quality entertainment during the evening and were a credit to the school.
Well done to all those who collected an award last night – and also for those who were nominated and short-leeted and would have been just as worthy recipients. These include the following projects, groups and individuals:
We are very proud to announce that Rachel Laird, one of our S6 HNC Dance Academy pupils, has been successful in her audition for the National Youth Dance Company of Scotland.
Auditions were open to dancers across Scotland aged 16 – 21 years old. At 17, Rachel is one of the youngest dancers to be selected.
The PE Department have tickets booked to see the Lion King at the Edinburgh playhouse on the evening of Wednesday 20th November. Over 80 pupils are attending thus far. We have approximately 20 tickets left over that we would like to offer to anyone that is interested, particularly S1 pupils that have previously not had the opportunity to sign up. Tickets are priced at £25 and there will be an additional £6 for the bus. Anyone interested in this trip should see Miss Weir in the PE Department ASAP before tickets sell out. Pupils that have already signed up should pay there £6 bus money from now onwards to Miss Weir.
This information has been closely developed with the National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) and will be sent to all parents of school children across Scotland. It covers information on Curriculum for Excellence, the key benefits for young people and examples of the different routes pupils can take throughout their education from age 3-18.