Home Head Teacher's Welcome Message
Published on Wednesday 6th December 2017
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.
Castle Douglas High School and Dalry Secondary School are high performing schools with excellent resources and committed staff. We are proud of our academic success, the high standards of pastoral care we offer our young people and of the wide range of extra-curricular opportunities offered to our pupils.
We aim to create a learning culture in which we promote the all-round education of our pupils, developing articulate young people who are confident in their own ability, have high aspirations and who learn to be leaders for life based on the values, experiences and education promoted in our school. We expect every pupil to achieve their personal best in all that they do. We set no limits to the ambitions of our young people or the expectations of our parents. We expect the highest standards from our pupils in all aspects of school life, in their attitude to learning, in their personal conduct and in their appearance.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in Castle Douglas High School and Dalry Secondary School. Whether you are accessing this website as a prospective parent or pupil, I am sure you will be impressed by the range and variety of experiences we offer. The aims and values of both schools are outlined here and I hope you will gain a sense of what is important for us in the school community. The staff value your involvement in the education of your child and I assure you that you are very welcome in school. I believe that we can work to reach the highest standards of achievement and attainment for our young people during their time at Castle Douglas High School, Dalry Secondary School and beyond.
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.
James P Smith
Castle Douglas High School and Dalry Secondary School
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