Monday 8 May 2017

Exam Leave Dates
Exam leave for S4/5/6 pupils commences on Tuesday 2 May and all pupils will return to school on Friday 2 June. S4 pupils should return at 8.55 am and S5 should return at 9.45 am (not before this time). Both year groups should report to the Hall on arrival and will have an assembly during which they will be given details of their new timetables. Work on the new courses will begin immediately.

Ben Nevis Challenge
Senior pupils will be taking part in the St Andrew’s Hospice Ben Nevis Challenge on Saturday 3 June. The annual event will see pupils set off at 5.30 am to make the trip to Fort William before beginning their accent to the summit. Pupils are looking for sponsorship in order to raise as much money as possible for the Hospice.
If you have a child taking part in the event please help them to raise some money for a great cause. If not, and you still want to support the Staff and Pupils on this huge challange, you can donate on the school’s JustGiving page. Please go to DalzielHighBenNevisChallenge.

The PTA Quiz Night will be held on Friday 19th May @ 7.30pm in Dalziel Bowling Club

Tickets are £8 and includes a DJ Disco, Supper Buffet and Quiz created by Quiz Master Bill McCallum

Don’t worry if you don’t have a team you can come along and join another team. We recommend that teams have six members, to ensure all teams are as equal as possible any teams with less than six members will be awarded a point for each missing member and those with more than six members will have a point deducted for each extra member.

Tickets are available at the door on the night. To help us organise seats and food if you are thinking of attending our quiz night please let us know by contacting us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Monday 20 March 2017

Kindness Week

On the 20th of March the school will be having its very own kindness week organised by the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors as part of the Dalziel Stands Up to Bullying campaign.
The purpose of this is to raise awareness of bullying in schools. We will have a random act of kindness competition and the anti-bullying ambassadors will select 3 of the best random acts of kindness which will then be put to a vote by pupils in the school from Tuesday 21st to Friday 25th.

There will be first, second and third prizes which have been kindly sponsored by the Parent's Association. We will also have posters situated around the school with compliments to tear off at the bottom that you can give to your peers and remember ‘’Record it, report, don’t support it.’’

Junior Choir

The junior choir have been busy rehearsing for a number of upcoming performances
They will perform at the Spring Concert on Tuesday 21st March, 7pm, in the gymnasium. Tickets are available at a price of £2 from the music department. They will be performing alongside numerous other acts including the school's Concert Band, Senior Choir, S3 rock band and various soloists and ensembles. We guarantee there will be something for everyone!

The choir have then been invited to take part in the 70th Anniversary production of Easter Egg, "Celebrate Good Times". This runs from Tuesday 24th to Saturday 29th April in Motherwell Theatre, 7.30pm. Tickets are available on 01698 322867 or www.ticketsource.co.uk/easteregg.

Both performances are not to be missed!!"

Fire Reach programme

Once again, a group of S3 pupils identified by the Pupil Support Department were given the chance to participate in a week long training placement provided by Strathclyde Fire and Rescue Service.
The purpose of the Fire Reach programme is to provide training and development opportunities for young people, through Fire Service related activities. The scheme helps raise pupils’ awareness of the role of the Fire Service and other linked agencies within their community.

It is anticipated that with displayed commitment, regular attendance and the completion of the many aspects of the programme, the young people will enhance their employment prospects.

The main aims and objectives of the programme are to:-

  • Develop physical and mental capabilities
  • Become members or leaders of a team
  • Improve self-discipline
  • Improve confidence and communication skills
  • Develop a knowledge and awareness of their community
  • Improve safety knowledge concerning workplace and home
  • Develop and understanding of the contribution the Fire Service and other agencies make to society
  • Provide an opportunity to undertake basic first aid skills
  • Deliver a clear community safety message.

These aims link well to the four capacities of Curriculum for Excellence which by providing a programme which includes the essential elements of First Aid and the use of operational fire equipment such as hose and ladders; all within a disciplined environment. Other essential elements of the course are punctuality, good attendance, general appearance and demeanour.

At the end of the week parents and teachers are invited to attend an award ceremony when course participants give a demonstration of what they have been doing and are presented with a Basic First Aid Certificate and a certificate of participation in Fire Reach.

Approximately 6 weeks after their participation each young person is provided with a portfolio giving details of the course and feedback on their participation, along with photographic evidence of their experience.

To watch the Fire Reach 2017 Video, Click here