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Form 1 - Puppy Love!

(08.03.17) Form 1C had two very special visitors last week. For her ‘fireflies’ presentation about dogs, Jemima brought in her two beautiful spaniels, Haggis and Brora. The children were able to ask Jemima all about working dogs and how they are looked after. Everyone then got a chance to have - Read more...

Merchiston Cross-Country Relays – U11 Team Victorious

  (07.03.17) 15 children travelled to Edinburgh to enjoy an afternoon of sportsmanship over a fast and energy sapping cross-country course measuring just around 1 mile. At 2pm the U11 race was underway and saw our A Team (Teo T, Ferdi Q and Jamie L), B Team (Hamish H, Zen S and Mac MacD) and C - Read more...

Kilgraston String Day

  (24.02.17) Some of our instrumentalists recently enjoyed their visit to Kilgraston’s annual String Day when they were able to enjoy learning and making music with children from lots of other - Read more...

Phonics Fun in the Outdoor Classroom

To make the most of the dry weather, pupils in Form 2 agreed that we should enjoy our phonics lesson in the outdoor classroom. On our way back, we inspected the pond and had a leisurely stroll through the school - Read more...

Form 1 World Book Day Walk

It was such a beautiful day on Monday that Form 1 were eager to go around the school showing off all their fantastic costumes. Here they are enjoying the beautiful sunshine and talking about their favourite books to each - Read more...

Form 1 Visit to Dundee Science Centre

(10.03.17) As part of their topic on ‘Senses’ Form 1 enjoyed a morning at Dundee Science Centre.  The trip started with a hands-on sounds workshop.  We had fun working out how different instruments make a noise, and then investigated how sounds travel through the air using tuning forks and a - Read more...

Senior Ski Day

(10.02.17) Forms 6-8 were lucky enough to get one of the only good skiing days at Glenshee of 2017 so far. It was just glorious weather and a great days skiing was had by - Read more...

Form 2 World Book Day Assembly

(06.03.17) Form 2 gave a fantastic assembly to an audience of rather different characters! Paddington (Mr Gilmour) was very impressed with their performance. Well done to everyone for learning their words, sharing their favourite books and dressing up as wonderful - Read more...

Soutar Writing Competition

(04.03.17) On Saturday 4th March, some Form 7 pupils visited the AK Bell Library where the results of the William Soutar Writing Competition were announced. Eilis Hallifax, Jamie Campbell-Mooney, Sophia Drummond-Herdman and Max Morrison had their stories short listed for the final. The standard was - Read more...

Form 3 - Active Maths

(07.03.17) Form 3 enjoyed an active Maths week, weighing various items around the - Read more...

Downe House netball coaching at Craigclowan

(06.03.16) It was lovely to welcome the first to our Form 5 girls and then to our under 13 girls. Louise Vickery, specialist netball coach, from Downe House School on Monday. She gave two fantastic coaching sessions in the afternoon, The girls came away from the session with a little more - Read more...

33rd Scottish I.A.P.S. Schools Cross-Country Championships - Dunbar

(05.03.17) Last Sunday, there was no rest day for 23 of our cross-country runners as they headed off to a sunny but still cold John Muir Park at Belhaven Bay to compete in the Scottish Preparatory Schools Championships. As usual the course was challenging (it was just under 2 miles for the older - Read more...

Form 4 Trip to Royal Botanic Gardens

(03.03.17) To complement our Rainforest Project, the boys and girls of Form 4 set out on an expedition into the deepest and darkest rainforests of the Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh. We learned loads from Lesley, our guide, and even managed to squeeze in a spot of monkey hunting! A super - Read more...

Senior Schools Fayre

It was great to see so many parents at the Senior Schools Fayre on Thursday 2nd March, when we played host to 24 of the UK’s top independent schools.  It was a superb opportunity to make connections, take away some literature and to ask questions of the schools which may one day be suitable - Read more...

Scholarship News

We are delighted to share the news that seven of our Form 8 pupils have been awarded scholarships to their senior schools.  Academic scholarships have been awarded to Roli (Strathallan), Rachel (Dollar) and Honor (Glenalmond), while Sacha has been awarded an All-rounder scholarship to - Read more...

Match Report: Under 11 Girls Ardvreck Netball Tournament

(01.03.17) Ardvreck School's annual Under 11 and Under 13 Netball Tournament took place on Wednesday in glorious sunshine. It was daunting but exciting for the under 11 team as all the teams turned up.  There were 8 teams in each age group taking part making for a lot of netball players, coaches - Read more...


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