News & Events
A message from Mr Gary Fair (Finance Director for The Department of Education)
Past/Aspire Careers Event
On Monday 27th February 2017 over 24 past pupils shared advice to our present Year 12 about career options, decision making and pathways.
If you would like to get involved in future events please contact our School Office on 02887722421.
Variety Concert Success
Over 150 pupils took part in our variety concert. They performed three times, each to a packed house. Over 800 visitors enjoyed the show including 550 primary school children.
The standard was high; we enjoyed wonderful choirs, soloists, musicians, trampoline performers, line dancers and tap dancers. Sincere congratulations to all the pupils who took part, they put in hours of practice and performed brilliantly on the stage.
Thanks also to all of the staff who helped out, with particular mention to producers Mrs Bell and Mrs Irvine.
Finally thanks to parents and friends who bought tickets and came along in such large numbers. Thanks for buying raffle tickets, refreshments and tuck but, most importantly, thank you for supporting the pupils. We are very proud of them all.
Rotary Tournamement, Success
This year's Rotary Tournament took place in South West College Dungannon. Eighteen teams from seven schools took part. This year, the competition was so close the judges couldn't split the top two teams. The winning teams this year were Drumglass High School and RSD.
This is the third consecutive year Drumglass High School pupils have excelled at this event, taking first place.
Gemma Dobson, a Year 10 Home economics pupil recently entered the Super Chef competition at St Angela’s College Co. Sligo. This competition aims to encourage students to display their culinary capabilities while also promoting the importance of healthy eating. Gemma was one of 32 students (16 Junior and 16 Senior), from 17 different counties, that was selected to go forward to the all-island final based on almost 900 entries submitted by over 200 schools and Youth reach Centres across the country.
Gemma made a Salmon Stir-fry on the day and received an apron, medal and certificate for participating in the event.
Sucess at the Festival
Congratulations to all the vocal soloists who participated in Dungannon Music Festival. All pupils were placed, attaining great marks. Mrs Bell pictured with a selection of winners.
A Year Nine student entered a Young Writers’ competition, writing a mini-saga on the theme of Spine-Chillers. His work, ‘Black Hollow’, has been chosen for publication in a Young Writers’ anthology. Well done!
£200 raised for Kids for Schools Project
On the last Friday of every month Mrs Watt and the Year 12 pupils are running a tuck shop. All money raised is going to support the building of a school in Tanzania, a project running through one of our local churches. To date we have raised £200, it is our aim to raise at least £500 by the end of June. Thanks to everyone who has supported us.
The newly formed PTA committee has elected a new chairperson: Ms Colette Haggerty. Miss McConnell will continue in the role of secretary. Many thanks to outgoing chairperson, Mrs Deirdre Patterson, and indeed to all members both past and present who do a great job in raising funds to support the education of our pupils.
Winners from the PTA/Sport Relief events held in school. Well done everyone on the £250 raised for this worthwhile cause.
Staff and pupils recently visited Miss Pearl Dowd MBE on the occasion of her 90th birthday. Miss Dowd joined the staff of the former Dungannon Intermediate School for Girls as Vice Principal in 1957. She served in this role for 33 years up to her retirement in 1990 when she was awarded the MBE for services to education. Miss Dowd talked fondly of her time in school. She continues to show great interest in life at Drumglass and in the pupils, both past and present.
In the picture to the right we have the Head Boy, Head Girl and Deputy Head Girl with Miss Pearl Dowd MBE on her 90th birthday.
The History Department organised an event for Year 8 and 9 pupils. The Year 8 pupils looked at the Story of the Normans and Norman weapons. The Year 9 pupils looked at the story of the Plantation of Ulster. This involved acting, drama and artefacts.
Year 11 enjoyed an Army Awareness Day on 21/3/16. This was organised by the Careers Department and involved a range of team building activities.
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