Douglas Academy is a six year non-denominational, co-educational, comprehensive secondary school which serves the Milngavie, Craigton and Baldernock areas situated to the northwest of Glasgow. We are also a Centre of Excellence offering specialist provision in music for gifted young musicians. We aim to provide an educational experience of the highest quality.
We value our young people and are proud of their many accomplishments. We offer our young people a stimulating and challenging learning and teaching environment and a host of opportunities to achieve in the widest sense.
Our Gaelic school motto is Neart Tre Eolas meaning “Strength through Knowledge”. We wish our young people to develop strength of conviction, strength of purpose and strength of self. We wish them to become knowledgeable about the world and knowledgeable in the world so that when they leave us they are ready to change the world!
This year, seven of our Advanced Higher French pupils entered and were successful in the AMOPA (Association des Membres de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques) annual speaking competition for students of Advanced Higher French. Congratulations in particular to Conor Ewing who was one of only 8 pupils in Scotland to be graded in the top category of ‘très bien’ for his conversation on the topic of environmental issues. Fellow pupils Amy Hyslop, Emily Locke, Joseph Irvine, Duncan Hughes and Hannah Deane also did very well and all pupils have since been invited to attend an award ceremony at the Alliance Française in Glasgow.
Congratulations to the S3 netball team who won the East Dunbartonshire League Cup. The girls were awarded the trophy at the annual fun tournament last night in Bishopbriggs Leisuredrome.
Congratulations to Penny Watson and Magnus Walker who have both been selected to represent Scotland in the Northern England, Scotland and Northern Ireland round of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year competition.
Congratulations to Afton Ferguson who will represent the school in the National Final of the ESU Public Speaking competition in Edinburgh at the end of April.
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