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ExPOW Posted 12th May 2017, 07:43am
  The Doc was probably and arguably the school's best teacher so it's largely a matter of opinion.

QUOTE
Alas, poor latterday Yorick! I knew him, Dykejumper; a fellow of infinite jest, of most excellent fancy; he hath smited me with wit and scorn a thousand times; and now, how abhorred in my imagination it is! My gorge rises at it. I know not how oft. Where be your gibes now? Your gambols? Your songs? Your flashes of merriment, that were wont to set the table on a roar?


The man's obit speaks for itself.

Requiescat Doc.

Dykejumper Posted 12th May 2017, 12:00am
  Obit for Dr Durkan, very clever man but not I think a great teacher,


http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/12507521.Dr_John_Durkan/
billy1947 Posted 9th May 2017, 03:44pm
 
QUOTE (a.nom @ 11th Jan 2011, 11:00pm) *
hi storeman
i was there in approx 1966/71 i remember climbing the fence i came in from haywood st up through the pitches and into the boys play ground at that time we had different play grounds do you remember the prefects nasty lot hope you were not one .
i remember a couple of cracker teachers houston history told he had the hardest belt in school. gilhooly maths a proper b"$%&%d jimmy gordon english good guy

*billy1947* Posted 12th Apr 2017, 11:31pm
  I went to St. Augustine's 1959/1963 and my Aunt still stays in Castlebay Street perhaps you knew her?

Her name is Renee Bryceland.
Ellen Posted 21st Feb 2017, 11:47pm
  Hi I went to st augustines from 1957 to 1967. I lived in Castlebay street. Have very fond memories of my school days.
ExPOW Posted 11th Jan 2017, 10:55pm
  Amendment:

House Name: Ogilvie
House Master: James (Jimmy) Gordon

Form Master: James (Jimmy) Doherty (Prep and 1st year).
Form in 1st Year : McKinnon.
French: ‘Wee Nora’ Fallon (nyuch nyuch), Desmond (Des) Duffy, Mme Rousselle (double Mmmmmmmm).
Mr ‘Wee Wully Face’ aka ‘Pierre’ Blair.
English: ‘Doc’ Durkan, Jimmy Gordon, O’Neill or Murray, Mr Langan
Geography: Miss Morrison (ooooh-mmmmmmmmm), Arthur Houston, Dinwoodie.
History: "Spud" Murphy, Miss McCue
Music: (Wee Fat) Bob Devlin, Miss Kelly (beatch)
Physics: Mr Harvey, Jimmy McCourt
Drama: Mr Roccicolli
Chemistry: Mrs McBride, Mr McKeon
Mathematics: O’Neill & Gilhooly, Girls – Miss Gilligan (super beatch), Braidwood
Arithmetic: Mr Johnson (Ex RAF Air Gunner)
Art: McGoldrick, Joe Crawford
PT: ‘Fat Jack’ Monaghan & (Tin Man) McClaren, Girls – Miss Ord
Headmaster: Mr Murray ‘till 64 then Poli.
Assistant Headmaster: Mr McMahon (Wee Hitler)

Remember that lumbering Alp known as "Big John" Forrester? Once got six of the best from him.
Sad to relate I found that they had levelled the Senior School, Gymnasia and 'Canny' due to falling birthrates some time ago.

Other Teacher Nicknames who remain unconfirmed:
Chemistry: Nickname "Charlie Chin" (possibly Hastings who had severe mental breakdown during class)
ExPOW Posted 5th Oct 2016, 07:47pm
  ...or "Pickit Flickit" as he was known to our year Martin.

A more accurate Teacher List could stand replication here so here y'go....

Back Row;
Mr McLeish, Fligel, Stone, Harvey, Kerr, Dunwoodie, Finneston, Mrs Stewart, Gemmel, Miss Gibson,Burns, McAteer,Mr Cahill, Duffy, Doherty, Jackson, Urqhart.

Third Row;
Mr Blair, Miss Griffin, Mr McKinnon, Miss Morrison, Mr Houston, Miss Marron, Young, Mr Crawford, Miss McCue, Mr Gilhooly, Mrs Donnelly, Mr Quinn, Miss Gilligan, Mr Bardelli, Miss Mulhern, Mr Ryan, Miss Fallon, Mr Hastings, Mrs McBride, Mr McCourt, Miss Cavanagh, Mr Cawley, Miss Maloney, Mr McLaren, Miss McDonagh, Mrs Kitchen, Taylor.

Second Row;
Mr McGill, Dr Durkan, Mr Johnston, Walsh, Reid, Garrity, McKeown, Devlin, Langan, O’Neill, Troy, Carroll, Tierney, Hunter, Braidwood.

Front Row;
Mr Howard, McGoldrick, Gordon, McMahon, Miss McCann, Mr Murray, Craigen, Miss Patterson, McKenna, Blake, Connelly, Mrs McKay.
Martin Maguire Posted 4th Oct 2016, 10:13pm
 
QUOTE
I do remember Mr Walsh having a rather nasty habit.......and I don't mean writing scripts for the One O'Clock Gang cool.gif

His nickname was Pick n Flick!!

MM
DeniseB Posted 31st Aug 2016, 08:05pm
 
QUOTE (ExPOW @ 18th Aug 2012, 05:12am) *
I was an inmate there from 1961 to 1969.
Even although I did 6 months of 'Prep', I didn't achieve any remission.
Always in the top echelon of classes by year, as in 1a Boys, 2a, 3a etc.

A line or two may perhaps jog some dormant synaptic connections......

House Name: Ogilvie
House Master: James (Jimmy) Gordon (taught English)

Form Master: James (Jimmy) Doherty
Latin: forgotten perhaps McFarlane? Mr Patterson
French: 'Wee Nora' Fallon (nyuch nyuch), Desmond (Des) Duffy, Mme Rouselle (double Mmmmmmmm)
English: Doc Durkan and one forgotten 'other'.
Geography: Miss (?)
History: "Spud" Murphy, Miss McCue(?)
Music: (Wee Fat) Bob Devlin, Miss (from Hell) Kelly
Physics: Mr Harvey, Jimmy McCourt
Chemistry: Mrs McBride, Mr McKeon
Mathematics: James Gilhooly, Girls – Miss Gilligan (super bitch)
Arithmetic: Mr Johnson (Ex RAF Air Gunner)
Art: McGoldrick, Joe Crawford
PT: Nickname Fat Jack ? (forgotten) & (Toughguy) McClaren, Girls – Miss Ord
Headmaster: Poli

'Des' Duffy was drowned while holidaying either in Spain or the French Riviera. He was rumoured to be 'romancing' Miss Ord who returned shattered by the experience.

Remember that lumbering Alp known as "Big John" Forrester. Once got six of the best from him.

Sad to relate I found that they had levelled the Senior School, Gymnasia and 'Canny' due to falling birthrates some time ago.

Other Teacher Nicknames who remain unknown:
French: Nickname Wee Wully Face (History)
Chemistry: Nickname Charlie Chin (Chemistry) had sever brain phart during class (mental breakdown)

ExPOW Posted 1st Aug 2016, 10:13pm
  These are 1st Year Boys and Girls from 1963.

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find your number from the picture below that.

Post a reply with your name and number and help me fill in the blanks as to who you are.
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