The annual collection of goods for Christmas Hampers was completed last week. These goods were parceled up and were distributed to the Elderly in our area yesterday. This was a fantastic initiative and allowed our pupils to participate in the true meaning of Christmas.
Elliot Baker S5 and Stuart MacDonald S6 have been awarded the Federation of International Hockey Youth Award for their contribution to coaching Junior Hockey at Dalziel High School.
The Christmas Parcel appeal has once again been launched in the school. All pupils are encouraged to bring in tins and groceries that can be used to provide Christmas Parcels for the elderly in our community.
Congratulations to Jack McComish S3, Robert Swinburne S4, and Charlie O'Neil, Sarah Clelland, and Darren Smyth all S1 who recently represented the school at the North Lanarkshire Schools Swimming Championships 2009.
The S1 to S3 Christmas dances took place in the school last week. The events were very successful as always, with our pupils becoming fully involved in traditional Scottish dancing including the Dalziel specialty "The Hinkey Dinkey".
We were successful in retaining the Customer Service Excellence Standard, after our annual review.
The new look Dalziel High School side played their first game of the season on Thursday 19th of November. After some hard training by coach Diane Currie, there was a lot of anticipation before the game. Sadly it wasn't to be a dream start as the Dalziel Girls were defeated by 78 points to 35.
A small contingent of rugby players from Dalziel travelled to Murrayfield on Saturday 21st November for the international between Scotland and Australia. Despite the cold weather and the rain, the boys were on fine form, and returned home with croaky voices from all of the singing and chanting.
The annual Public Speaking competition took place in the school last week. The event is always a great success and this year's competition lived up to all expectations. A large crowd turned up to watch the event and enjoyed the evening from start to finish.
Dalziel Park played host to the annual staff versus senior pupils football game last week. The first half started fairly even until Deane Brown scored the first goal followed by David Watson for a second, ending the first half 0-2 to the pupils.