April 2012 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian

Good luck to all pupils preparing for SQA examinations. All candidates should be aware of their own examination timetable, please contact Mrs Allison, DHT, if any clarification is needed.

  1. Staffing
    Two of our English teachers, Mrs G Douglas and Mrs L Birnie have recently gone on maternity leave. Mrs R Davidson, DHT, has now retired and Miss D Spence, PE Department, has been appointed PT Pupil Support at Airdrie Academy.

  2. Spring Concert
    Congratulations to everyone who took part in the Spring Concert which was superb.

  3. Easter Egg
    A selection of S1 pupils will attend the evening production of Easter Egg on Thursday 26 April at 7.30 pm. This is a reward to pupils specifically nominated for high effort levels and excellent behaviour in class.

  4. Dalziel Day Out
    A reminder to all pupils in S1-S4 that the deposit for the Dalziel Day Out in June is now overdue. This must be paid immediately or a place cannot be reserved.

  5. Exam Leave Dates
    Exam leave for S3 commences on Tuesday 24 April. Pupils will return to normal timetable on Tuesday 29 May. Pupils in S5/S6 classes will start their home study period on Thursday 3 May. They will return to normal timetable on Wednesday 6 June.

  6. Choral Shield
    All cast members involved in the Choral Shield must pay their £5.00 fee to their respective House Captains by Friday 27 April. It is important that ALL cast members are available throughout the month of June to take part in ALL rehearsals. Any enquiries regarding the Choral Shield should be directed to Mr Fleming. Information about ticket sales for the performances on Monday 25 June and Tuesday 26 June at the Civic Centre Concert Hall (Motherwell) will follow in the next Newsletter.

  7. Science Fayre 2012 - 14/15 June
    The Dalziel High School Annual Science Fayre will take place on Thursday 14 and Friday 15 June 2012. We are very pleased to announce that the Fayre will be opened by NASA Astronauts on Thursday 14 June with the final taking place on Friday 15 June.

  8. Homework Diary Amendment
    Homework diaries issued to pupils at the start of term in August incorrectly list Friday 27 April and Monday 30 April as school holidays. This is not the case and school will be open as normal on these dates.

  9. Celebrating Success
    Very deserved congratulations go to S4 pupil Michelle Boyle, who won a silver medal for Great Britain in the recent European Judo Cup competition in Portugal.

Yours faithfully

ROBERT BIRCH
Rector