June 2013 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian

The SQA examinations are now well underway. Once again, can I wish every success to all our pupils who are sitting exams.

  1. The Choral Shield
    Choral Shield rehearsals are now well underway and we look forward to great shows on Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 June. Tickets are on sale from the School Office and an order form will be issued to each pupil.

  2. The Dalzielian
    Our yearbook, The Dalzielian’, is on sale now. Priced at £12, this is subsidised to keep the costs down. ‘This is a great memento, documenting the last twelve months in the school. Make sure you get your copy in June.

  3. PTA Quiz Night
    Our PTA’s Annual Quiz Night was held on Monday 10 June. This was a friendly informal and fun night with all proceeds being spent on the pupils.

  4. The Science & Technology Fayre
    The Science and Technology Fayre took place on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 June and was a great success. Our thanks go to the growing list of sponsors who support this excellent event.

  5. Free School Meals and Clothing Grant
    Application forms are now available from the School Office or can be downloaded from www.northlanarkshire.gov.uk.  Applications will be accepted by First Stop Shops from the first week in May and early submission is advised to ensure clothing grants are made and free school meals are registered for the start of the new session.

    Parents who applied last year should either have been sent a letter advising them of their entitlement and automatic award or an application form for completion.

    If you require further information, please contact Irene Smith, Learning & Leisure Services, Kildonan Street, Coatbridge on 01236 812263 or by email via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  6. Education Maintenance Allowance
    Application forms for any pupils, over the age of 16, wishing to apply for the above allowance are now available from the School Office.

  7. Uniform
    Could I take this opportunity to thank you for your continued support in ensuring your child wears the full school uniform each day.

    As a reminder before you buy next session’s uniform, this consists of:-
    • Blazer
    • White Shirt
    • Black/Dark Grey Trousers or Skirt or Dalziel Tartan Skirt
    • Plain Black/Dark Grey Jumper or Cardigan
    • School Tie
    • Black Shoes (not trainers/converse shoes)
    • No Hooded Tops
    • Trousers should in no way resemble jeans or leggings

  8. Dalziel Day Out
    This year 450 pupils will participate in our school day out on Friday 21 June. This year’s venues include Blackpool Pleasure Beach and Bedlam Paintball, Kirkintilloch. Pupils will be notified at assemblies of arrangements for the event.

  9. Golf Tournament
    This years Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday 19 June at Colville Park Golf Club. The tournament is open to all players with an official handicap of 16 or lower. If any pupil is interested they are asked to please give their name to either Mr McCallum or Mr Masters, PE Department, before entries close on Friday 14 June .

  10. S1/2 Athletics Club
    The S1/2 Athletics Club will start on Wednesday from 4-5 pm and will run through June. All interested pupils, regardless of experience, should come along, with a full PE Kit, to the PE Department.

  11. Celebrating Success

    Deaf Football

    The West of Scotland Deaf Children’s Society Football Tournament at Rouken Glen on Friday 7 June was won by Dalziel High School and I would like to take this opportunity to say well done and congratulations to all the pupils involved.

    Badminton

    Congratulations also go to S3 pupil, Alex Dunn, who won the International Youth Badminton Championships, which took place in Scotstoun on 24, 25 and 26 May. Alex won all three titles in the individual event ie boys singles, boys doubles and mixed doubles and the Scotland Team (which Alex was a part of) won the team event.

    Alex has had a very successful year and has won all the treble events at 7 major badminton events this season.

    Judo

    Michelle Boyle, S5, achieved a Gold Medal in the Venray Under 18s International Judo Competition in Holland at the weekend. Congratulations to Michelle on yet another Gold award.

  12. Staffing
    A number of staff will be leaving us at the end of term. May I express my thanks for all their hard work and dedication to the school. Mr Fleming will be leaving in August to become HT of McLaren High School and we wish him every success in his new post.

    Mrs Crombie (AFA), Mrs Blackstock (Teacher of English) and Mrs McIntyre (Support for Learning) are retiring after many years of outstanding service to the school and we wish them all a very happy retirement.

  13. Farewell from Mr Fleming
    It is with heartfelt words that I write to inform you that, as of June 27 2013, I will be leaving the position of Depute Head Teacher and beginning in a new position as Head Teacher of McLaren High School, Callander. Although I will miss my work with our school family, I look forward to the challenges this new position has to offer in the heart of Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park.

    It has been a pleasure to serve as Depute Head Teacher at this wonderful school since January 22 2007. I hope you know how much I have enjoyed these last six and a half years. It has been my good fortune to experience a wonderful partnership with the pupils, staff and families in our community.

    I would like to thank you for the opportunity to serve you, your children and this outstanding school community and hope you know I am especially proud of our pupils. I look forward to hearing great things about their accomplishments as they continue their education at Dalziel High School and beyond.

  14. Dates for Your Diary
    • Monday 10 June - PTA Quiz Night - 7.00pm
    • Tuesday 11 June - New S1 Intake Day 1
    • Wednesday 12 June - New S1 Intake Day 2
    • Friday 14 June - Sponsored Walk
    • Monday 17 June - Sports Day
    • Thursday 20 June - Prizegiving
    • Friday 21 June - Dalziel Day Out
    • Tuesday 25 June - Choral Shield
    • Wednesday 26 June - Choral Shield
    • Thursday 27 June - School Closes at 1.00pm
    • School reopens to Staff - Wednesday 14 August
    • School reopens to Pupils - Friday 16 August

I’d like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very happy and restful summer break and look forward to seeing the pupils back, refreshed, in August.

Yours faithfully

ROBERT BIRCH
Rector