August 2012 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian

Can I offer a warm welcome back to school to all our pupils and in particular to our new S1 pupils who join us this year. It promises to be another busy and successful session for our school.

  1. Staffing
    We have a number of new staff joining us this session.
    • English Dept: Erin Keenan, Damian Gilhooly and Pamela Dodd
    • Modern Languages : Louise Stuart
    • PT of Work, Enterprise and Vocational Education: Grant McCallum
    • Mathematics: James Bell and Alistair Russell
    • History: Morven Watt
    • Geography: Rebecca Power
    • Physics: David McLellan
    • Mandarin: Shuming Kong

  2. SQA Examination Results
    The last year was very successful for the school with improved examination results. The pupils performed very well and the results are even better than previous years. In particular, the Early Presentation at Standard Grade in S3 and the two-year Higher Still courses have shown pupils getting excellent results. The Higher results are the best ever achieved in the school with a significant increase in the number of pupils passing Higher examinations in S5.

  3. School Uniform
    We enjoy good support from parents in maintaining our school dress code and we are determined not to let standards slip. We will continue to insist that pupils come to school properly dressed and we ask for your continued support with this. As a number of parents have generously handed in blazers to the school we may be able to provide blazers in some situations.

  4. Option Choices
    Pupils should have made final decisions by now about which courses they will study. If you have any concerns or questions about the subjects and levels your son or daughter is studying please contact the school as soon as possible as the sooner we make any changes the better.

  5. PTA
    We have a very active PTA who meet each month and work to support the school. I would encourage parents and guardians to come along and find out more about our school. More information will appear on our website www.dalzielhigh.org soon about meeting dates.

  6. Celebrating Success
    Congratulations go to Olivia Allan, S2, who was one of only 16 gymnasts selected to take part in the Eurogym 2012 gymnastics event which took place in Portugal in July.

  7. Dates for Your Diary
    • Thursday 6 September - Parent Council Meeting 7pm
    • Monday 3 September - War Memorial Trust Meeting 7pm
    • Friday 21 September - Holiday
    • Monday 24 September - Holiday

Yours faithfully

ROBERT BIRCH
Rector