November 2015 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian,

  1. Winter Weather
    In the event of bad weather we will always try to update our school website: www.dalzielhigh.org.uk with the latest news to tell parents when the school is closed.

  2. Inter-House Public Speaking Competition
    Congratulations to Barclay House who won the House trophy and to Andrew Tweedie S2 who won the individual prize.

  3. Remembrance Service
    Our Annual Remembrance Service was very well attended on Sunday 8 November.

  4. Attendance/Registration
    Attendance at school by children and young people is essential in order that they receive the education to which they are entitled. Absence from school, whatever the cause, disrupts learning and will impact negatively on the life chances of our children and young people and therefore our community.

    The school operates period by period registration using SEEMIS which is our education management software system. In supporting our endeavours we ask that if you know your child is going to be absent from school you make contact with the office before the start of the school day, explaining the reason for the absence. If you know roughly how long your child is going to be absent, please let us know this.

  5. Christmas Dance
    Tickets for the Dalziel Christmas Dances will be on sale from Tuesday 18 November costing £5.00 for S1-S4 pupils and £10 for the S5/6 Dance, which includes a buffet.

    Formal dress is required for the Christmas Dances - ie no jeans, trainers, Converse shoes or casual clothes.

  6. Christmas Service
    The Christmas Service this year will take place on Monday 21 December. This is always an enjoyable and well attended event. The service will start at 11.00 am and finish at approximately 12 noon. Pupils will have an extended lunch on that day and will be dismissed for lunch from the Church.

  7. Children in Need
    In order to support Children In Need as a school, we raised funds through a dress down/crazy hair day on Friday 13 November. Each pupil/member of staff donated £1 or an amount of their choice as they entered the school and we raised a total of £1002.63. Many thanks for your support.

  8. Celebrating Success
    Congratulations go to S5 pupil, Carla Hughes, who gained 1st place in the UK Mini Moto Championships which were held in Kirkcaldy in October. Well done Carla.

  9. Dates for your Diary:
    • Monday 23 November - S4 Prelims Begin
    • Friday 4 December - S4 Prelims End
    • Friday 4 December - S1 Pantomime Trip
    • Tuesday 8 December - S1 Christmas Dance
    • Wednesday 9 December - S2 Christmas Dance
    • Thursday 10 December - S3 Christmas Dance
    • Monday 14 December - S4 Christmas Dance
    • Tuesday 15 December - S5/S6 Christmas Dance
    • Monday 21 December - Christmas Service
    • Tuesday 22 December - School Closes - 2.30 pm
    • Wednesday 6 January 2016 - School Re-Opens

Yours faithfully

ROBERT BIRCH
Rector