November 2017 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian,

  1. Winter Weather
    In the event of bad weather we will always try to update our school website: www.dalzielhigh.org.uk with the latest news to tell parents when the school is closed.

  2. Inter-House Public Speaking Competition
    The Inter-House Public Speaking Competition takes place tomorrow, Tuesday 7 November, in the Assembly Hall at 7.00 pm.

  3. Remembrance Service
    Our Annual Remembrance Service will take place on Sunday 12 November at 2.00 pm in the School Assembly Hall and all are welcome to attend.

  4. Attendance /Registration
    Attendance at school by children and young people is essential in order that they receive the education to which they are entitled. Absence from school, whatever the cause, disrupts learning and will impact negatively on the life chances of our children and young people and therefore our community.

    The school operates period by period registration using SEEMIS which is our education management software system. In supporting our endeavours we ask that if you know your child is going to be absent from school you make contact with the office before the start of the school day, explaining the reason for the absence. If you know roughly how long your child is going to be absent, please let us know this.

  5. Christmas Dances
    Tickets for the Dalziel Christmas Dances will be on sale soon, costing £6.00 for S1-S4 pupils and £10 for the S5/6 Dance, which includes a buffet.

    Formal dress is required for the Christmas Dances - ie no jeans, trainers, Converse shoes or casual clothes.

  6. Christmas Service
    The Christmas Service this year will take place on Thursday 21 December. This is always an enjoyable and well attended event. The service will start at 11.00 am and finish at approximately 12 noon. Pupils will have an extended lunch on that day and will be dismissed for lunch from the Church.

  7. Children in Need
    In order to support Children In Need as a school, we plan to raise funds through a dress down day on Friday 17 November. Each pupil/member of staff will be asked to make a donation of £1 or an amount of their choice as they enter the school. Many thanks for your support with this.

    Dates For Your Diary
    • Tuesday 7 November - Public Speaking Competition
    • Thursday 9 November - S4 Tracking Report 2 Issued
    • Sunday 12 November - Remembrance Service
    • Thursday 16 November - S4 Parents’ Evening
    • Monday 20 November - Inset Day 3
    • Friday 24 November - S5/6 Tracking Report 2 Issued
    • Monday 27 November - S4 Prelims begin
    • Tuesday 5 December - S3 Parents’ Evening
    • Friday 8 December - S4 Prelims end
    • Monday 11 December - S1 Christmas Panto - pm
    • Tuesday 12 December - S1 Christmas Dance
    • Wednesday 13 December - S2 Christmas Dance
    • Thursday 14 December - S3 Christmas Dance
    • Monday 18 December - S4 Christmas Dance
    • Monday 18 December - S1 Tracking Report 2 Issued
    • Tuesday 19 December - S5/6 Christmas Dance
    • Thursday 21 December - Christmas Service - 11.00 am
    • Friday 22 December - School closes - 2.30 pm
    • Monday 8 January 2018 - School re-opens
    • Monday 8 January 2018 - S5/6 Prelims begin
    • Thursday 18 January 2018 - S1 Parents’ Evening
    • Friday 19 January - S5/6 Prelims end

    Yours faithfully

    ROBERT BIRCH
    Rector