March 2012 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian

  1. Personalisation and Choice
    Many of our pupils are currently making choices about the courses they want to study next year. Please contact us at the school if we can help in any way as these important choices are being made.

    • S1 - Mrs Di Mambro
    • S3/4 - Miss Lennon
    • S5/6 - Mr Fleming

  2. Staffing
    Can I take this opportunity to thank Mrs Ruby Davidson, DHT, for outstanding service to our school. She retires at Easter after 28 years at Dalziel and will be greatly missed by all pupils and staff. For a number of years she has been DHT for Support for Learning and has ensured that the young people in her care have had the best support possible. She has made a real difference to the lives and futures of so many young people and we wish her a very happy retirement.

  3. Supported Study
    As we approach the SQA examinations, many teachers are offering supported study sessions after school and at lunchtimes. I would ask parents to encourage their son/daughter to attend these sessions as they could prove to be of great benefit to their exam performance.

  4. Dress Code
    While there was some relaxation of the dress code during the severe weather, we now feel the need to remind pupils of our uniform policy.
    The uniform consists of:

    • Dalziel blazer and tie
    • White shirt/blouse
    • Grey/black skirt/tartan skirt
    • Grey/black trousers
    • Grey/black cardigan/pullover
    • Dress shoes

  5. Celebrating Success
    Dalziel High School took part in the Gibb Memorial Badminton Quaich on Tuesday 28 February. Both the juniors and seniors represented Lanarkshire against the best of Scotland.
    The junior team played exceptionally well and came 2nd overall being beaten 3 games to 2 games in the final.

    The seniors played impressively well and won the Quaich with a hard fought final, winning 3 games to 2 games.

    The pupils who took part were: Melissa Anderson, Alice Barr, Ross Dick, Alex Dunn, Taylor Hau, Olivia Jackson, Ross Kinnaird, Adam Park, Olivia Quinn, Heather McKune, Hannah Morrison, Sophie Morrison, Sarah Clelland, Robert Dunn, Kris Hawkins, Scott Jackson and Gary Jamieson.

  6. Dates for Your Diary

    • Monday 5 March - Friday 9 March - Health Fayre
    • Monday 12 March - Parents' Association AGM
    • Wednesday 14 March - S1 Parents' Evening
    • Wednesday 28 March - Spring Concert
    • Thursday 29 March - Easter Service
    • Friday 30 March - Games Morning - Ravenscraig
    • Monday 2 April - Friday 13 April - School Holiday

  7. Easter Egg
    We are delighted to support this year's Easter Egg musical production. This is an annual event produced and performed by past Dalzielians and parents of our pupils. As a reward for continued excellent behaviour, effort and strong work ethic, a group of S1 pupils, who have been nominated by their teachers, will attend the event on Thursday 26 April.

  8. School Survey
    The annual Survey, through invited scoring and comments, is used to help monitor and quality assure aspects of school life. The responses will be compared to the last survey and results made available via the published report (by request), the school website and also, the Rector's Newsletter. This year, the Survey will be carried out electronically and therefore we ask all parents to please complete the Survey before Friday 16 March.

    The Survey can be accessed through the following link and will take no more than 10 minutes to complete:

    • Address: http://www.dalzielhigh.org.uk/parentalsurvey
    • Password: The password to access the site has been posted out to Parents

  9. Parent Council
    The Parent Council intends to recruit two new members. Please contact R Birch for further information on the process if you would be interested in becoming a Parent Council member.

Yours faithfully

ROBERT BIRCH
Rector