October 2011 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian

  1. Staffing
    We offer a warm welcome to our new Principal Teacher of Mathematics, Fiona Kinstrie and our new Principal Teacher of Art, Kirsty Houston. They will both join us on 24 October.

  2. School Schow
    Our school show The Buddy Holly Story will be performed in the school from Monday 10 October to Thursday 13 October. Tickets are sold out for three of the nights with a few tickets left for the Monday evening.

    We are delighted to announce our new sponsor for the show is Chris McIntyre Photography.

  3. SQA Examination Results - Appeals
    The first set of appeals (Higher and Advanced Higher) have now been received and pupils should have been informed if their appeal was successful.

  4. Easter Egg Club
    The Easter Egg Club are on the lookout for new members. The group will resume rehearsals on Thursday 15 September at 7.15 pm within the Clubhouse at Dalziel Park for their 2012 show.

    The Easter Egg Club is Dalziel High School former pupils’ association but recently membership has included adults from other areas as well as former Dalziel pupils. Each year the group put on a week long review show within the Civic Theatre, Motherwell. The 2012 show will run in the Civic from Tuesday 24 April to Saturday 28 April. The 2012 show is entitled “Lost in Music” and will include popular songs through the decades from the 1940’s to the present day.

    The Easter Egg Club are a small friendly group of both male and female singers with an age range of 19 years to 50 plus! If you enjoy singing and you would like to join our group then please give Andrea Hyslop a call on 01698 292706 for more information.

  5. Parent Council / PTA
    We are fortunate to have a very active Parent Council and Parent Teacher Association. The PTA is hoping to recruit new members so please come along and find out more about our school and how you can help provide the best opportunities for our pupils. Details of all meetings dates and times are on the Community Section of our website: www.dalzielhigh.org.uk.

  6. PTA Meeting
    At the next PTA meeting on Monday 24th October we will have a presentation on the new web service operated by Skills Development Scotland.

    It is called myworldatwork. This service provides excellent help with career choice and should be of interest to parents. We are fortunate that one of our own parents June Weir is an expert in this and has offered to demonstrate.

    For further Parents’ Association information and meeting dates, refer to the Parents' Association section under Community on this website.

  7. Pistoia
    A number of our senior pupils recently ‘twinned’ with pupils from the Italian town of Pescia in Tuscany. All of those involved in hosting our Italian visitors had a wonderful time and the Italians have gone home having made many new friends. Many thanks to the pupils involved, and their families, for being such generous hosts.

  8. Dates for your Diary
    • School Show - Monday 10 October - Thursday 13 October
    • Holiday - Monday 17 October - Friday 21 October
    • S5/6 Halloween Party - Monday 24 October @ 7.30pm
    • PTA Meeting - Monday 24 October
    • S3 Parents' Evening - Tuesday 25 October
    • S1 Settling In Reports Issued - Monday 31 October
    • Public Speaking Competition - Tuesday 8 Nov @ 7.00pm
    • Remembrance Service - Sunday 13 November
    • In-Service Day - Monday 14 November
    • S4 Parents' Evening - Thursday 24 November

Yours faithfully

ROBERT BIRCH
Rector