Past Events

Jim Thewliss Retiral Lunch

A special Lunch was held in  Invercarse Hotel on Monday 1 June 2015 to enable the Association to bid farewell in a social setting to the Head Teacher, James (Jim) Thewliss, who is retiring and taking up the post of General Secretary of the Head Teachers of Scotland Association.  Tributes which had been paid to him at the Annual General Meeting of the Association on 20 April 2015 were repeated on this occasion by the President, Miss Dorothy Drummond,  and, on behalf of the Association, she presented him with a framed print of Gordon Laird's nostalgic and well-known painting of the 1931 Harris Academy Building in Perth Road to remind him of his happy days there.  Membership of the Association was also conferred on Jim, and both the symbolic framed Certificate to that effect and the dedication on the reverse side of the framed print bear the acknowledgement "in grateful recognition of the unfailing and loyal support which he has offered so generously to the Association and his constant interest in its affairs during his period of tenure".

James Thewliss being presented with a painting

The President presents Jim with a painting of the school


Burns Evening - 26 January 2015 (“Burns etc”)

Burns Night 2015 The Association celebrated its Burns Evening at Invercarse Hotel on 26 January 2015. Over 80 Former Pupils, Present Pupils, and friends attended.  The Haggis was piped in by Present Pupil, Ruaraidh Proctor, and addressed by James Lockhart. Present Pupils of the School launched the evening’s entertainment with a vocal and instrumental Scottish Musical Medley, after which the evening’s speaker, Michael Mulford, a retired journalist and FP, produced imaginative and compelling evidence to support his belief that Burns was one of the first investigative journalists.  There followed a display by The Royal Scottish Dance Society, and Ian Colligan recited “The Wee Cock Sparra” before entertainment concluded with a testing Burns Quiz.  The Vote of Thanks and Toast to the School were proposed by James Thewliss, Head Teacher of the School, and the President, Dorothy Drummond, respectively.


Dundee Street Names Quiz

The Association ran a Street Names Quiz in December 2014. Congratulations to the winner, Mrs Sylvia Alexander. Did you enter? Find the answers here... ...read more

School Spring Concert

Wednesday, 26 March 2014 at 7pm
The School Music Department held a Spring Concert at 7 pm on Wednesday 26 March 2014 in the Music Centre, West Bell Street, Dundee. The sizeable audience, which included a good number of FPs, was treated to a wonderful display of musical talent. The PT Music, Miss Shelly Findlater, the Instructors, and the Pupils, deserved the highest praise for staging such a brilliant Concert which was thrilling from start to finish and although it would be unfair to single out particular performances the level of ability was, in some cases, quite extraordinary.


School Musical - "Oliver!"

(By kind permission of MusicScope)

The School staged its final Musical in the Perth Road building on 10 and 11 June 2013. Many Pupils and Staff were involved in the undertaking, including performing on stage, playing an instrument in the Orchestra, publicising the event, designing and painting the set, helping out backstage with costumes, makeup, and stage management. The Performances were conducted by PT Music, Miss Shelly Findlater.  The efforts in staging this production were rewarded with excellent houses at the performances which were greatly enjoyed by the audiences.