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F2 Pupil Awarded Gold Medal After Achieving Best Maths Score in Scotland

Congratulations to HSD pupil Haoqi who has been awarded a gold medal by the UK Mathematics Trust after achieving the best score in Scotland in a prestigious competition!  In January, Haoqi (F2) took part in the Intermediate Mathematical Challenge, a UK-wide contest primarily for S3 and S4 pupils. Despite being one of the youngest contestants, […]

Less Than Two Weeks Until Whistle Down the Wind Opens

Our school show, Whistle Down the Wind opens at the Gardyne Theatre in less than two weeks!  If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to get your tickets. Whistle Down the Wind, a story of love, loss and redemption set in 1959 on a farm in rural Louisiana, where three children are […]

Project Wellbeing

Pupils at Mayfield being taken through yoga poses by teacher

HSD pupils from F1 to F3 heard from mental and physical health experts, learning how to take better care of their bodies and minds as part of Project Wellbeing.  Spending the day at Mayfield, they attended lessons and participated in workshops related to Dr Chatterjee’s four pillars of health: sleep, relaxation, food, and movement.   Activities […]

Major literary comp win earns pupil $10k and trip to Boston!

Major literary comp win earns pupil $10k and trip to Boston!

A High School of Dundee pupil is bound for the United States after winning a major American writing award! Ruby McIntee, F6, has been announced as the winner of the 2024 JFK Presidential Library and Museum Profiles in Courage essay contest, a prestigious annual competition open to all 14 to 18-year-old US high school students […]

HSD F1 – F3 Water Polo Team Crowned Champions

HSD F1 - F3 Water Polo Team Crowned Champions

Congratulations to our F1 to F3 Water Polo Team for being crowned champions of the Scottish Schools Juniors competition for the second time in a row! The team travelled to St Margaret’s Academy in Livingston to take on six other schools, and they beat Portobello in the final to claim the championship. They performed brilliantly […]

F3 and F6 Girls Learn Investment Skills in Growing Future Assets Competition

F3 and F6 Girls Learn Investment Skills in Growing Future Assets Competition

This year two groups of girls from F3 and F6 participated in the Scotland-wide Growing Future Assets competition, which aims to encourage more females into investment management. Having selected a company to scrutinise they crafted a detailed investment report and presented a three-minute elevator pitch. They were helped by mentors from the investment management industry, […]

Whistle Down The Wind: High School of Dundee Production Trailer

Whistle Down The Wind: High School of Dundee Production Trailer

Coming soon to a theatre near you… Our cast and crew can’t wait to bring you their school production of Whistle Down the Wind which is taking place at the Gardyne Theatre from June 19th – 22nd. Tickets are selling fast so don’t delay in getting yours at www.dundeebox.co.uk An amateur production by arrangement with […]

Pupils Achieve Sum-thing Special in Maths Olympiad

Pupils Achieve Sum-thing Special in Maths Olympiad

Pupils at the High School of Dundee have achieved incredible success in this year’s Maths Olympiad and Pink Kangaroo! The two competitions, which are run by the UKMT, are open to pupils who achieve a high mark in the UKMT Intermediate Maths Challenge. F4 pupils Nhat Nguyen, John Nicolle and Shan Scott all qualified for […]

HSD Pupils Slide Into Top Spot At Curling Competition

HSD Pupils Slide Into Top Spot At Curling Competition

Two teams from HSD took part in the Hay Schools Curling Trophy at Perth Ice Rink during the week – with our senior team bringing home the trophy! The two-day annual competition – which has been running for 49 years – featured 13 teams. Our younger team (comprised of Anna, Astrid, Woody and William) and […]

HSD Pupil Scoops Top Award at Leng Gold Medal Competition

HSD Pupil Scoops Top Award at Leng Gold Medal Competition

Congratulations to HSD pupil Zoe Loveday, who has been named as the winner of the girl’s Gold Leng Medal! Zoe scooped the award after impressing judges with her rendition of The Dundee Ghost. She performed the song during the Gold medal competition, which was held at DC Thomson’s Meadowside Office. Zoe’s win marks the ninth […]

Pupil Named Scottish Schools’ Young Writer of the Year 2024

Pupil Named Scottish Schools’ Young Writer of the Year 2024

HSD pupil Izzy Clark has been named at the Scottish Schools’ Young Writer of the Year 2024! Izzy, who’s in Form 6, submitted a witty and well-researched guide on surviving Greek mythology as a woman, which impressed the judges with its fierce tone and sense of humour. After sending in her piece, Izzy was named […]

HSD Boys Hockey 1st XI Bring Home Aspire Cup

HSD Boys Hockey 1st XI Bring Home Aspire Cup

Our first XI boys hockey team have won the Aspire Cup! The team beat Trinity College in the final, winning 3-2 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. It’s the second time in a row that we’ve won the trophy, which was awarded to our 1st XI boys team last year. The final took place at Glasgow […]

Pupils Collect Over 1000 Items for Dundee Foodbank

Pupils Collect Over 1000 Items for Dundee Foodbank

Senior Years pupils at the High School of Dundee are getting ready to make a bumper donation to Dundee and Angus Foodbank! Over 1000 items, including tins, jars, toiletries and other household goods, have been brought in by pupils and will now be handed over to the charity. The collection, which was part of the […]

HSD Celebrates Multi-Cultural Day

HSD Celebrates Multi-Cultural Day

Our Senior pupils staged HSD’s second annual Multi-Cultural Day on Friday to celebrate the wide range of backgrounds and cultures we have here at the High School. Trinity Hall was buzzing as 21 different stalls, representing countries including India, China, Nigeria, France, Croatia, the USA and many more, were set up and run by the […]

International Women’s Day 2024: Rector Lise Hudson’s Message

International Women's Day 2024: Rector Lise Hudson's Message

On International Women’s day 2024, I want to celebrate the work and life of just two of our amazing former pupils: Isabella ‘Marie’ Imandt (1860-1945) and Elizabeth ‘Bessie’ Maxwell (1871-1946). Marie Imandt was 10 years Bessie’s senior, but they shared the ‘grounding’ of an HSD education and, employed by DC Thomson, travelled the globe to […]

L7 Rotary Quiz Team Reach Area Final

L7 Rotary Quiz Team Reach Area Final

Our L7 team have made it to the Area Final of the Rotary Primary Quiz! The team placed second in a very close contest at Morgan Academy, securing their spot in the next round. The date and time of the Area Final are yet to be confirmed, however we’re already wishing our team the best […]

Pupils Learn More About Working Life at HSD Careers Fair

Pupils Learn More About Working Life at HSD Careers Fair

Our senior pupils got a chance to learn more about what their futures could hold as we held a Careers Fair in Trinity Hall! The fair featured guests from a huge range of different fields and industries, including law, medicine and business. Also in attendance were two FPs – Kirsty Barron and Jennifer Harris – […]

Piano Festival Comes to a Close at HSD

Our Piano Festival has come to an end here at HSD after three music-packed days of amazing events! Along with our Junior and Senior Recitals, we were treated to a visit by famous Dundee-born pianist Murray McLachlan, who led some of our pupils through a piano masterclass and held a performance of his own at […]

Children’s Author MG Leonard Pays HSD A Visit

Children's author MG Leonard Pays HSD A Visit

Our L6 and L7 pupils were delighted to host a visit from author MG Leonard, who stopped by to tell us all about Feather – the newest instalment in her Twitchers series! The author, who writes mystery and adventure books for children, explained the inspiration behind her birdwatching-based series and how she got into writing. […]

Whistle Down The Wind Is Coming To HSD!

Whistle Down The Wind Is Coming To HSD!

Pupils at the High School of Dundee are getting ready to bring a classic musical tale to the stage this summer! From 19th to 22nd June, Senior Years pupils will be performing Whistle Down the Wind at the Gardyne Theatre, Dundee. America, 1959. Change is in the air. The post war boom is thriving, the […]

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