Working at Dunedin

We are currently looking to recruit two enthusiastic, imaginative and versatile Science teachers to join our team at Dunedin.  Specifically we are looking for a Biology teacher and a Chemistry teacher. These roles are part time (0.4 FTE) and permanent.  Please follow this link to Vacancies to find out more.
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A Good Night’s Sleep

Recently we ran a session for parents on "How to get a Good Nights Sleep", looking at the importance of good sleep for young people and exploring ideas around improving sleep habits. Click on the link above to download the presentation and accompanying information. A great additional resource is Sleep Scotland, who can be contacted on 0800 138 6565, Mon-Thur -10am-4pm.
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Water of Leith

Each year we run an interdisciplinary project that involves pupils from all years and which culminates in a sharing event for parents, carers and friends of the school.  This year our theme has been the Water of Leith, and throughout the year pupils have had the opportunity to explore the natural and human history of the river and its surrounding environment.   A key aspect ha...
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Sponsored Walk

Tuesday the 18th of June dawned dry and warm, a perfect day for our pupils' sponsored walk.  The planned route crossed over the Pentland Hills from south to north, starting at Nine Mile Burn and snaking a path around Braid Law and West Kip to finish at Threipmuir Reservoir, where a barbecue awaited.  Well done to all our pupils who took part and for raising over £250 for Cancer...
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Sun & sand on the Residential

(And some rain too!) Pupils and staff had a challenging but enjoyable sojourn to Glencoe for Dunedin School's annual residential.    Activities included hillwalking, rockclimbing and coasteering, with a bonus visit to Blair Drummond Safari Park.  A late afternoon walk up to Stob Mhic Mhartuin via the Devil's Staircase kicked off proceedings in a slightly damp way, but sunshine ...
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Making music with Drake

Each year a number of our pupils get the opportunity to be involved with making music through our relationship with Drake Music Scotland.  Drake's innovative approach means that no matter someone's previous experience or ability they can contribute in a meaningful way to the creation and playing of music.  This year our pupils have gone for a very rocky/poppy piece, a paean to ...
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Matilda

The highlight of our return to school this week (apart from actually returning to school) was an evening school trip to see the stage musical Matilda at the Edinburgh Playhouse.   Pupils and staff enjoyed a raucous evening of song and laughter in Dennis Kelly and Tim Minchin's adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic children's book.  The late finish did mean that there were a few bl...
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Pachyderm(atology)

Pachydermatology (we know it is not a real word but we like it) is the art of designing and making elephant themed handbags.  Our pupil, Ciara Louise, is a fine exponent of the pachydermatologist's art, learning and applying new skills whilst working on this project, including designing her pattern, dyeing and cutting material, using a sewing machine and braiding and attaching ...
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Slow down, you’re going too fast

Recently our pupils in computing have been enjoying playing with Scalextric in class.  It was playing with a purpose though, utilising a number of BBC Micro:bits and infrared beam detectors to simulate roadside speed detectors.  Pupils developed code using Microsoft's MakeCode blocks editor to run all aspects of the detection system including speed detection and readouts, happy...
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Sky Academy Studios

The highlight of this school week was a visit to the Sky Academy Studios in Livingston.  This was an opportunity for our pupils to experience the end to end process required to create content for television, and to find out about the different job roles involved in making this happen.   Our visit was preceded by two workshops in school were pupils worked together to develop, st...
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