April 2015 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 Chalmers, DHT, if any clarification is needed.

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

  2. Easter Egg
    A group of S1 pupils recently attended this year’s Easter Egg performance. A great evening was had by all, with much ‘singing along’ taking place!

  3. S3 Exams
    The S3 Exams will take place in class time between Monday 27 April and Wednesday 6 May, although some exams may be outwith this time frame. Class teachers will inform pupils of which exams they are to sit and when these exams will take place. The results of these examinations will be used along with classroom assessment as evidence for National Qualification levels in S4. Parents will be notified of proposed levels in the S3 Reports in June.

  4. Exam Leave Dates
    Exam leave for S5/6 pupils commences on Monday 27 April. Pupils will return to normal timetable on Monday 1 June unless they are sitting Higher PE in which case they return on Tuesday 2 June.

    Letters have been issued to all S4 pupils detailing study leave arrangements for S4.

  5. Choral Shield
    All cast members involved in the Choral Shield must pay their £5.00 fee to their respective House Captains. 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 Mrs Martin.

    Information about ticket sales for the performances on Monday 22 June and Tuesday 23 June at the Civic Centre Concert Hall (Motherwell) will follow in the next Newsletter.

  6. Science Fayre 2015
    The Dalziel High School Annual Science Fayre will take place on Thursday 4 and Friday 5 June.

  7. P7 Games Evening
    The Annual P7 Games Evening will take place on Monday 18 May from 6.30 pm - 8.45 pm.

  8. Science/Engineering
    Congratulations to our partner, AMEC Foster Wheeler, who have been shortlisted for the Responsible Business Awards in recognition of the work they are doing to support the pupils of Dalziel High School.

  9. Celebrating Success
    Many congratulations go to Alex Dunn S5 on his recent successes at the following badminton competitions:-
    • Glasgow Senior Championships - Men’s Singles - Silver
    • Glasgow Senior Championships - Men’s Doubles - Gold
    • U19 European Championships - Boys’ Doubles - Bronze (Alex is the youngest competitor ever to win a medal in this competition)
    • U21 Scottish National Championships - Singles - Gold
    • U21 Scottish National Championships - Doubles - Gold


  10. Dates for your Diary:
    • Monday 27 April - Monday 1 June - S5/6 Exam leave
    • Monday 4 May - Holiday
    • Thursday 7 May - Inset Day - School closed to all pupils who are not sitting SQA examinations
    • Monday 18 May - P7 Games Night - 6.30 pm - 8.45 pm
    • Friday 22 May to Monday 25 May - Holiday
    • Monday 1 June - S1 Reports issued

Yours faithfully

ROBERT BIRCH
Rector