News / Sport Personality of the Year 2019

April 25th, 2019 by

The PE Department are now taking submissions for Sport Personality of the Year 2019, an event that recognises the hard work, commitment and dedication of our school athletes and celebrates the success they have had over the past year within and out with school. The following link can be accessed to complete individual Sporting Achievement Profiles for pupils to be considered for a Sports Personality Nomination. Please complete this form in as much detail as possible. All submissions must be complete by Friday 10th May. Thank you and good luck!

Click here for Entry Form


P7 Sportshall Athletics

December 13th, 2017 by



Our Sports Leaders recently hosted  our first transition event of the year, the P7 Sportshall Athletics!

The event was held over two days with attendance from all of our partner primaries.  On each day over 160 P7 pupils attended the events and our Sports Leaders led them through a number of activity stations that they themselves had designed and were entirely in control of. 

The days were a resounding success with our senior pupils excelling themselves, epitomising the standards that Duncanrig instils in them.  They were supported on both days by our School Captains, Sports Captains and Sports Vice Captains who did a fantastic job in assisting with the delivery of the event. 

The P7 pupils told us that they had a “brilliant day” and were excited about taking part in activities in Duncanrig as it helped them in their journeys from P7 into S1



Recognition of Outstanding Duncanrig Sports Volunteers!

December 11th, 2017 by


Every school term, South Lanarkshire Active Schools put forward nominations for local volunteers to be recognised for their contribution to sport locally.  I am happy to say that 2 of our senior pupil volunteers have been recognised this term for their outstanding contributions to our school, our partner primaries and our wider community.


CLUB COACH – Cat Crichton (East Kibride Rugby club)

Cat has been actively promoting rugby opportunities through delivering regular rugby curriculum tasters  in 5 of our partner primaries as well as leading lunchtime clubs in all of these.  Cat has also continued to support the girls rugby squad here at Duncanrig.  She has delivered over 50 hours of coaching in and been involved in various school-based events; Active Girls Weeks, Sports Fayre and Health Day events.   Cat’s role has been to showcase rugby and promote a pathway from the school environment into the community club setting.  Thus far, she has supported the transition of a number of primary pupils into joining East Kilbride Rugby club to continue their rugby journey.


SENIOR PUPIL – Samantha Callaghan

Early in term 1, Samantha was successful with her application to become our Female Sports Captain.  This role has seen Samantha involved in numerous events within our school.  She has committed her time toward supporting the planning and delivery of the Sports Fayre, Active Girls events as well as presenting at our formal School Sport Awards presentation.   Samantha is also a part of the East Kilbride Sports Coach Academy programme.  This has seen her take part in various coaching courses and gain invaluable experience coaching at a P3-P4 after-school multi-sports club at East Milton Primary over a 6 week period to 25 energetic pupils.   Samantha also volunteers at East Milton PS leading the school netball team preparing them for monthly netball festivals.   She also undertakes coaching duties at her senior netball team outwith school and is always eager to learn and develop her skills.



Well done to both pupils.

Swimming Success

November 23rd, 2017 by


Congratulations go to Lewis Currie who won a silver medal in the Back Stroke event at the Scottish Swimming National Championships.

This is a tremendous achievement for Lewis to medal at a national championships.

Well done Lewis!

Athletics Success

November 23rd, 2017 by

athlete-clipart-cliparti1_athlete-clipart_05A massive well done to Meghan Porterfield of 1A1 who continues to break record after record in the girl’s Shot Put.

Meghan threw an incredible 11.91m to smash the girls scottish outdoor record. She then followed this up by throwing the same distance indoors to take the girl’s BRITISH indoor record. Congratulations from all at Duncanrig Meghan!

Girls Football Success

November 23rd, 2017 by

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Congratulations to Hayley MacMillan and Megan McLeod who have both been successful in being selected for the final SSFA South West Squad.  This is a major achievement for the girls as they faced tough competition for selection.

Girls in Sport Week

October 9th, 2017 by



As part of Scottish Women and Girls in Sport week ,we partnered with various community clubs to promote girls activity on Wednesday 4th October. 

Pupils from S1-S6 enjoyed fencing, fitness and girls’ rugby, facilitated by our newly appointed Sports Captains, Samantha Callaghan and Matt Dyer. The girls really enjoyed the day and left each class with a free fitness pass for SLC gyms.

 As well as this success we had record numbers of girls attending extra-curricular clubs this week:


Girls Basketball: 8

Girls Dance: 40

Girls Football: 16

Fitness Suite Session: 15

Girls Fitness: 45

Trampolining: 45

Girls Netball: 65

Girls Handball:

Badminton: 23


Amazing numbers, long may it continue!

Duncanrig Secondary awarded Gold School status by sportScotland

September 20th, 2017 by

School Sports Awards - GOLD - 2017

We are delighted to announce that we have once again been awarded gold school status by sportScotland. This is a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport.

As part of the National Lottery funded programme, the sportScotland School Sport Award is a national initiative that is designed to encourage schools to continuously improve physical education and sport. The Award also encourages sporting links between schools and the communities around them.

Stewart Harris, Chief Executive of sportScotland, said: “Congratulations to all the staff and pupils at Duncanrig Secondary – they should be extremely proud of this fantastic achievement. Not only have they put physical education and sport at the heart of their school and local community, but they have managed to do so in a way that encourages all pupils to engage in physical activity whilst having fun at the same time. The fact that the award is being made again to the school is testimony to the ongoing and sustained commitment of the staff to maintaining excellence.”

To achieve a Bronze or Silver sportScotland School Sport Award, schools self-assess their current practice. However, to gain Gold status an extensive external assessment is also carried out by an independent panel of experts.

George Wynne, Head Teacher, commented: “It is an honour to be awarded the sportScotland Gold School Sport Award for the second time. Our staff work incredibly hard to deliver an outstanding range and quality of sporting opportunities, physical activities around dance, gymnastics and exericse and outdoor learning experience to our pupils.  We believe that physical education, physical activity, sport and outdoor learning are integral parts of our school curriculum which benefit all learners.”

The sportScotland School Sport Award is supported by the Active Schools Network, a programme that involves sportScotland working in partnership with all 32 local authorities to encourage schools to ensure there are opportunities for all children and young people to engage, participate and reach their potential in this area.

The on-line self-assessment tool supports schools to achieve this by helping them to reflect on their current practice and identify areas for improvement. It also puts the young people in the school at the forefront of the decision making and implementation processes around sport in their school.

Sports Captains 2017

September 20th, 2017 by

Sports Captains 2

We are delighted to announce the appointment of our school’s Sports Captains for 2017.


Samantha Callaghan and Matt Dyer



Marc Kane, Mark McKenzie and Kieran Noble


Congratulations to all of them as they progressed their way through a very competitive process against an impressive array of talented and insightful pupils to achieve success.  We are sure that they will do well in their posts and continue to be a credit to our school.

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National Life-Saving Success

September 7th, 2017 by

life Saving - Ethan Cameron

Congratulations to

Ethan Cameron

Who recently won the silver medal for Senior Boys at the Royal Life Saving Society Scottish National Competition.  This is a tremendous achievement considering the high level of competition Ethan faced.

Well done!