Cheese & Wine Evening in New School Building
A Cheese & Wine Evening was held on Tuesday 7 June 2016 in the new School building on the Perth Road site, courtesy of the Head Teacher, Barry Millar. The evening commenced with tours of the new building guided by S6 Pupils, followed by a Cheese & Wine and soft drinks Reception. The Vice President, John Baxter, welcomed those present and thanked the Head Teacher for facilitating the event, and the Senior Pupils for their commendable support. Everyone was very impressed with the new building and amazed at the wonderful facilities provided for the Pupils of today.
Annual General Meeting 2016
The AGM 2016 took place in the Staff Room of the School at Lawton Road, Dundee, at 7 pm on Monday, 18 April 2016.
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Burns Supper 2016
The 2016 Burns Supper was held in Invercarse Hotel, Perth Road, Dundee, on Monday 25 January 2016. This year the celebration followed the traditional format. The Speakers were Jim Gray, a former member of the School's English Department (The Immortal Memory), Dr Alan MacDonald, a Historian at Dundee University (Toast to the Lasses), and Rev Dr Janet Foggie, Minister of the Trades Kirk (Reply to the Toast to the Lasses). The Haggis was piped in by S3 Present Pupil Ciar Milne, and then addressed by the evergreen Jimmy Lockhart, and traditional Musical Entertainment was provided by Tayside Young Fiddlers. Channel 4 Cameras and crews were present to record various moments of the event and will be broadcast on Channel 4 at 8 p.m. on 14 March 2014
December 2015 Lunch
The December Lunch was held as usual in Invercarse Hotel, Perth Road, Dundee. The event had a special touch to it this year in that Present Pupils of the School, under the direction of Miss Findlater (PT Music) and Mrs Hamilton (Woodwind Instructor), provided musical entertainment, mainly of a Festive nature, to get Former Pupils in the mood for Christmas. The String Quartet launched the programme with a slow Scottish Air and Irish Jigs, Skye McCord (S3) followed with the song "I'll be home for Christmas" (made famous by Bing Crosby), Advanced Music Pupils Anna Bryan and Juliet Barclay (both S6) followed with Cesar Franck's "Ave Maria", and finally the big sound of the large Woodwind Ensemble accompanied Former Pupils in a "Singalong" of "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing", "Jingle Bells", and "Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer". The Singalong took some Former Pupils by a bit of a surprise after a hefty Christmas Lunch, but Harris Education prevailed, everyone sang lustily, and today Invercarse are checking the Ballroom for structural cracks.
Miss Findlater, Mrs Hamilton, and the Pupils were thanked for providing entertainment of such a high standard, and Former Pupils hope that the Present Pupils enjoyed the splendid occasion every bit as much as they did.
Armistice Day Ceremony 2015
Wednesday 11 November 2015
"For the Fallen" (Binyon)
"They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old;
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them."
Members of the Association and their guests were again invited by the School to attend its Armistice Day Ceremony which was held in the foyer of the School at Lawton Road, Dundee. The assembled congregation of Staff, Present Pupils, Former Pupils, and Guests, were welcomed by the Acting Head Teacher, Mrs Angela White, on behalf of the School and by Dorothy Drummond, President, on behalf of the Association. Former Pupil Mrs Mary Train laid a Wreath on behalf of the Association, and the School Captains, Callum Ellis and Jessica Trickett, laid a Wreath on behalf of the School. Laments ("Flowers of the Forest" and "When the Battle's O'er") were piped by Pupil Connor Bell, while accompaniment to the Hymns, "Eternal Father" and "Abide with Me" was provided by the School Wind Band, conducted by Miss Audrey Bird. Mrs White recited Binyon's tribute "For The Fallen" before the Two Minutes Silence. The Last Post was sounded by Pupil Oscar Holm-Huxley. Pupils Sam Pirrie and Gosia Galas provided their reflections on the Armed Forces and past conflicts following their meeting with representatives of the Black Watch Association.
The School Chaplain, the Reverend Andrew Greaves, led Prayers and concluded this moving Ceremony with the Benediction.
Mrs Angela White, Mrs Mary Train, Jessica Trickett, and Callum Ellis
Oscar Holm-Huxley (Trumpet) and Connor Bell (Bagpipes)