April Newsletter 2019

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 an excellent evening.

  2. S3 Exams
    The S3 Exams are now underway. Class teachers have informed 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.

  3. Exam Leave Dates
    Exam leave for S4/5/6 pupils commences on Thursday 25 April and all pupils will return to school on Monday 3 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.

  4. 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 Mr Monaghan.

    Information about ticket sales for the performances on Monday 24 June and Tuesday 25 June at the Civic Centre Concert Hall (Motherwell) will follow in the next Newsletter.

  5. P7 Games Evening
    The Annual P7 Games Evening will take place on Monday 20 May from 6.30 pm - 8.45 pm.

  6. S1 Reports
    S1 Reports will be issued to parents/guardians during the week beginning 13 May.

  7. Ben Nevis Challenge
    Senior pupils will be taking part in the St Andrew’s Hospice Ben Nevis Challenge on Saturday 1 June. The annual event will see pupils set off at 5.30 am to make the trip to Fort William before beginning their ascent 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 challenge, you can donate on the school’s JustGiving page. Please go to www.justgiving.com/DalzielHighBenNevis

  8. Sponsored Walk
    Dalziel High School’s annual Sponsored Walk around Strathclyde Park will take place on the afternoon of Wednesday 22 May 2019. As a school we are hoping to raise as much money as possible for our sponsored charities, who will be selected by the Pupil Representative Council.

  9. Celebrating Success - TES Article
    Our Hearing Impaired Department were delighted to have been featured in a recent TES article highlighting the good practice of the department. All Hearing Impaired pupils have been issued with a copy of the article and there are some additional copies available. Please contact Jacqui Agnew or Yvonne Savage if you would like one.

  10. Celebrating Success - Public Speaking Competition
    This year was the first time Lanarkshire schools were invited by the Lord Lieutenant of Lanarkshire's Office to participate in a Public Speaking Competition. The competition was for S3 pupils and was held on 29 March. The pupils were asked to speak about Citizenship, describing how both their school and community encourage people to be good citizens.

    Our team, coached by Ms Kazeminia, put a huge amount of effort into their performance and we are delighted to announce that the team from Dalziel High School, Lewis Haggart, Lauren Hetherton, Mia Richards, Rosie Watson and Jack Wilson, performed outstandingly and won this prestigious award. The school received a cheque for £500 and each pupil received a book token for £50. Well done to everyone involved!

  11. European Elections
    As Dalziel High School has, once again, been designated an official polling station for the above elections, the school will be closed to all pupils, except for those pupils attending SQA examinations, on Thursday 23 May 2019.

  12. Dates For Your Diary
    • Thursday 25 April - SQA Exams begin
    • Friday 26 April - S3 Exams end
    • Monday 6 May - Holiday
    • Tuesday 7 May - Inset Day - School closed to all pupils who are not sitting SQA examinations
    • Monday 13 May - S1 Tracking Report 3 issued
    • Monday 20 May - P7 Games Evening
    • Thursday 23 May - European Elections - School closed to all pupils who are not sitting SQA examinations
    • Friday 24 May - Monday 27 May - Holiday weekend
    • Tuesday 28 May - P7 Intake Evening

    Yours faithfully

    ROBERT BIRCH
    Rector