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Is there anyone out there who went to this school 1949/1951
Big Wullie - 18/02/2014 6:31:32 AM (IP: Logged)

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Big Wullie,
Not sure whether you mean Dennistoun School (the building which is now St. Dennis's I think) or Whitehill JS School which used to be known locally as Onslow Drive School. Either way, you should find the school on Friends Reunited website and should be able to see a list of any pupils who have posted on there. Good luck with the search.

Ex Dennistoun - 19/02/2014 4:30:36 PM (IP: Logged)

Thanks Ex Dennistoun, it was on Meadowpark Street and was Dennistoun Junior Secondary, it seems like it never existed I have tried several times to try and find info  on this site  and others, maybe it was too long ago and people have passed on. Thanks Big Wullie
Big Wullie - 21/02/2014 11:20:07 PM (IP: Logged)

This is not a school that pupils were proud of, there was Whitehill S.C. Onslow Drive then Dennistoun J.S. where all the pupils were sent who did not pass their qualifying exams for Whitehill S.C.or Onslow Drive S.C.

No doubt hence the silence, plus as big Wullie said most would have passed on.

Regards Robbie
Formerly Dunchatten St then Whitehill St 43 - 64
Emigrated to N.Z. 64

Iain Robertson - 25/02/2014 7:24:53 AM (IP: Logged)

Hi, try looking for it on Google and on Friends reunited as Dennistoun Public School. I looked there and,I might be wrong, but I still think it is the one which is now St. Dennis's....that's at the corner of Meadowpark and Roslea Drive. Where abouts in Meadowpark was the school you are thinking of? There are pupil names listed for Dennistoun Public School on Friends reunited. I hope this is it!
Ex Dennistoun - 26/02/2014 12:13:43 PM (IP: Logged)

Its what was called ,at the time , as a "trade school " pretty rough!
Alan - 26/02/2014 3:49:53 PM (IP: Logged)

Post ww2 Dennistoun school kids sat an exam called "eleven plus " the results of this determined what secondary school you went to , from memory the top was Whitehill senior secondary even there you were further divided .Il1 being taught Latin ,If1 French and 1gi German.Onslow drive was more a comprehensive education and what you would now call "drop outs " went to Dennistoun Js , a lot of parents would consider it a disgrace if their kids went there,different world !
Alan - 26/02/2014 4:43:27 PM (IP: Logged)

Alan your right about it being a type of trade school,think about it where would we be without tradesmen. Yes it could be rough sometimes, but you don't get to being   a  tradesman without some good skills, whether it be electrical, carpentry, plumbing, sheet metal work just to mention a few, so you see we not dummies as you have hinted. Me I've done very well for myself, have been retired twenty two years with an extremely good pension .PS I was a bit of a slow learner.

Big Wullie - 1/03/2014 2:13:27 PM (IP: Logged)

Hi Big Wullie I dint mean to give the impression that kids who went to Dennstoun js were all dummies , as a matter of fact it is my under standing that skiffle star Lonnie Donnigan went there ! More to the point what I was intimating was that children's futures was decided as a result of one exam, I believe the system was changed sometime in mid sixties to a comprehensive education for all high schools. //
Alan - 1/03/2014 8:43:29 PM (IP: Logged)

Alan, every things good. BW

Big Wullie - 2/03/2014 6:23:32 PM (IP: Logged)

Dennistoun junior secondary school was a good school. It's true most of us failed the eleven plus,a one off exam that decided your future. I spent three years there and loved every minute,great teachers ,lovely school trips and a best friend. I am putting my school photo on glasga pals hoping some of my chums are still around.
Christine archer nee Lappin - 20/03/2017 10:46:17 PM (IP: Logged)

Hi Christene, what years did you attend. I will be looking forward to your photo on glesga pals.
Big Wullie - 21/03/2017 1:09:08 PM (IP: Logged)

I attended Dennistoun J S from 1955-1958. I remember the head teacher was Mr Smith I remember the teachers Mrs Gibson, Miss McKenzie,Miss Clark,Mrs Cox, Mrs Mc Cardle Mr Dunbar and MrBrown was the music teacher. I remember quite a lot of the girls in my class they were a lovely bunch. Margaret Archer,Maureen Findlater,Betty Low, Margaret McWhinnie,marlyn McFarlane,wilma Anderson Rose Edgar, Happy Happy days!!!
IChristine - 21/03/2017 8:05:18 PM (IP: Logged)


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