Castle Douglas High School

Achievement, Respect, Unity

Welcome to Castle Douglas High School

Mr Gerald Donnelly Head TeacherPublished on Wednesday 14 May 2014

Dear Parents and Carers,

It gives me great pleasure to introduce this website to you which describes the life, work and opportunities provided by our school. I believe Castle Douglas High School is a good school with an excellent ethos and a happy, purposeful atmosphere; a place where high expectations prevail and where there is a strong sense of community and pride in what we offer to young people.

At the heart of what we do is a commitment to the care and development of all aspects of the young people in our charge. We are dedicated to meeting their educational needs through high quality learning and teaching and to providing a breadth of opportunities for them to achieve success. Of equal importance, we are committed to offering the highest quality personal support and advice. We know that to succeed in a rapidly changing world we need to prepare young people with the right attitudes, skills and experiences.

Our core values, which inform our relationships with and aspirations for all our pupils, include respect for one another irrespective of differences; a belief in the capacity of everyone to grow, develop and improve and in the importance of hard work; a strong sense of personal responsibility and a belief that each person must be valued equally and individually.

In addition, we are committed to building strong, open and honest relationships with parents and carers, thus ensuring the success of our pupils is enhanced when school and home work together with a common purpose. There are many opportunities for you to get involved in school life including our Parent Council and we are keen to promote parental participation in the life of our school. Also, we strive to work closely with our local community for the common benefit of both.

Most important of all, we believe that school should be an enjoyable experience and a place where our pupils have the opportunities and support to be all that they can be.

Should you have any questions, or should you wish to arrange a visit, please do not hesitate to contact me at the school. I will be delighted to provide you with whatever help and support that I can.

Yours faithfully,

Gerald Donnelly
Head Teacher of Castle Douglas High School

Head Teacher Reports

Thursday 13th November 2014
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