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17 October 2014: Advanced Higher Geography Pupils Undertake Field Trip to Aberfeldy

From 1-3 October, ten Advanced Higher Geography pupils travelled together to Aberfeldy in order to learn about fieldwork techniques.  The pupils were accompanied by Mr McConnell (Head of Geography) and Mrs Scott (Geography Teacher) on this adventure into the Perthshire countryside.


14 October 2014: Junior School Skiers to Compete in Scottish Schools Dual Slalom Finals After Success in Qualifer Races

Four young pupils from Dollar Academy’s Junior School were thrilled to find that they will be going to the Scottish Schools Dual Slalom finals at Glasgow’s Snow Factor on Wednesday 29 October.  This is a result of having decisively won the qualifier for this event, which was held on Wednesday 1 October.  


14 October 2014: Charities Committee Host Form I Disco
The first major event on the Charities Committee calendar took place on Thursday 21 September: the Form I Disco.  It marked the beginning of what looks to be a very successful year for the Charities Committee 2014-2015.


9 October 2014: French, German and Spanish Exchange Pupils Visit Dollar

In late September, Dollar Academy played host to three sets of exchange groups comprising a total of fifty-five pupils.  While these exchanges happen every year at Dollar, this year was unique in that the three groups arrived in Dollar at the same time—this has never happened before. The result was a kind of ‘happy invasion’, said Ms Sieger (German Teacher), of Dollar Academy by Spanish, French and German pupils.  


9 October 2014: Dollar FII Pupil Selected for Scotland U17 Girls’ Cricket Squad

The 2014-2015 Scotland U17 Girls’ Cricket Squad has been announced and a remarkable young Dollar Academy pupil has made the squad.  Màili Gardiner (FII) is only fourteen, one of the youngest to make the team, but her passion for the sport makes the reason for her selection obvious. 


9 October 2014: Dollar Pupil Recognised for Swimming Success

Kirstin Lawrie (FII) is to be congratulated on having been selected to represent Scotland West at the National Inter-counties Championships being held in Sheffield this month. She was selected for this as a result of competing against other girls, aged fourteen or less, in the 100m Butterfly, within the area covered by Scotland West.


7 October 2014: Tickets Now on Sale for Dollar Academy Annual Christmas Concert
Tickets may now be purchased for the Dollar Academy Annual Christmas Concert to be held at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 10 December at 7:30 pm.


3 October 2014: Dollar Ski Teams Compete at Scottish Championships (Article by Amenah Cheema (FVI Journalism pupil)

Two Dollar teams raced at the Scottish Schools Ski Championships at Midlothian Ski Centre on Sunday 21 September – a Senior Girls’ team and an Under-14s mixed team. 


3 October 2014: Prep School Hold MacMillan Coffee Morning
The Prep School’s staff and pupils hosted their own Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning on Friday 26 September.  Everyone in the Prep School was involved in the very ambitious planning, preparation and coordination for the event.  It is an annual tradition for the Prep School, and so a certain standard is there to be met.  








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Welcome to Dollar Academy, one of Scotland’s top independent schools.  We are a day and boarding school, for boys and girls aged 5-18 years. Dollar is set in a beautiful rural location between the university cities of St Andrews and Edinburgh, just a 30 minute drive from Edinburgh International Airport. 


The school has an outstanding academic reputation and our high-quality programme of activities outside the classroom helps bring out the best in young people, developing confidence, enthusiasm and independence of mind. The Dollar community is strikingly vibrant, positive and welcoming.


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Tickets Now on Sale for Dollar Academy Annual Christmas Concert


Tickets may now be purchased for the Dollar Academy Annual Christmas Concert to be held at the Usher Hall on Wednesday 10 December at 7:30 pm.


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