Several Former Pupils and Staff Have Recently Passed Away

STAFF

Evelyn Allan former Physical Education and Guidance teacher passed away suddenly on 23 December 2017

Isabella Darroch former music teacher in her 100th year passed away peacefully at home on 24 January 2018

Robert ‘Bob’ Blyth former Technical teacher aged 91 passed suddenly but peacefully on 14 March 2018. He was a talented goalkeeper, playing for a number of Junior clubs and had trials for Dundee United and Hearts. He was involved in the Dundee Schools football.

PUPILS

Kenneth Gilroy aged 90 former Royal Marine Commando and architect with Hugh Martin & Partners of Dundee & Edinburgh

Jimmy Toner aged 68 former Principal Teacher of Music at Whitfield H.S. (now Braeview Academy) passed away in February 2018. He was heavily involved in all aspects of music in Dundee, in addition to organising school concerts he had a principal part in Tayside Opera’s Cavalleria Rusticana and was musical director of Gilbert & Sullivan productions in aid of Unicorn Preservation Society. He conducted the Dundee Instrumental Band, was founder member of Sweeny Toddlers barbershop group and was involved in Sounds Spectacular in the Whitehall Theatre.

Robert “Bob” Barnett aged 82 former owner of Barnetts Motor Group with 11 dealerships in Dundee passed away in February 2018.

Dr Douglas Landsman aged 88 passed away peacefully at home in Connecticut USA on 10 January 2018. He studied chemistry at St. Andrews and worked at the Atomic Weapons Research Establishment at Aldermaston before moving to Canada then USA where he worked in the development of fuel cells for the Space Program.

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School Captains, Joshua Harper and Rachel Miller modelling the hoodies which will be worn
by pupils on the Educational visit to US , in October.

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Tom Hermiston

I think it’s fair to say Tom Hermiston had a wonderful 100th birthday.

T Hermiston

The school has received the following intimation.

Tom Hermiston
100th Birthday
At Home Day

Tom will hold an open house to meet all his old friends on his very special day.

From 1:30 – 6:00 p.m.

The Hollies
3 Holly Road
Broughty Ferry

23rd September 2016.

Every FP aged 50 – 80 will remember this amazing man. If you can’t visit on this special day, a birthday card would be most welcome.

AGM

Tuesday 14 June 2016

 7pm

Drama Studio

Our new Head Teacher, Mrs Helen Gray, will be with us, so please show her your support by attending in large numbers.

Inaugural FP Ladies Lunch

On May 3rd the inaugural FP Ladies Lunch took place in the Royal Tay Yacht Club.   40 ladies enjoyed an excellent main meal and coffee/tea for £10. Everyone met up with friends they had not seen for years and the noise of chatter and laughter was a clue that a good afternoon had been had by all. The guest of honour much loved Music teacher Miss Darroch now aged 97, reminisced about her time at Morgan. Last period on Friday, in the Hall with 100 senior boys featured prominently!  Judging by the comments and emails received it would appear that this lunch will be repeated for years to come.   The next lunch will be Thursday 14th July. All FP ladies welcome.

On May 3rd the inaugural FP Ladies Lunch took place in the Royal Tay Yacht Club. 40 ladies enjoyed an excellent main meal and coffee/tea for £10.

Everyone met up with friends they had not seen for years and the noise of chatter and laughter was a clue that a good afternoon had been had by all.

The guest of honour much loved Music teacher Miss Darroch now aged 97, reminisced about her time at Morgan Academy Last period on Friday, in the Hall with 100 senior boys featured prominently!

Judging by the comments and emails received it would appear that this lunch will be repeated for years to come.

The next lunch will be Thursday 14th July and FP ladies of all ages are welcome.

Click on the photograph to enlarge.

 

Old Girls’ Lunch

OLD GIRLS’ Lunch

Over the past few years many “Old Girls” have indicated that they would appreciate the opportunity to share an informal lunch on a regular basis.

Our first Ladies’ Lunch will take place at the Royal Tay Yacht Club on Tuesday 3rd May, 12.00 for 12.30. Subsequent lunches will be held on the first Thursday of alternate months throughout the year.

The Royal Tay Yacht Club has proved to be a very successful meeting place for the Men for a good few years. Two monthly seems to be the optimum to enable them to come from further afield yet is frequent enough to maintain the connection but we don’t need to stick to this frequency or even format.

Like the men’s lunches they will be independent of MAFPA and are open to ALL “Old Girls”.  Please pass on details to all your FP friends.

If you would like to join us on 3rd May, please contact Jinty (McNaughton) Martin, who has agreed to liaise with the Yacht Club.

At the same time, please also provide her with your maiden name, school House and, if you telephone, your email address if you have one.  Otherwise, please let her have your postal address so that she can contact you again.

email – jintymartin2@aol.com

Telephone  01382 774790