September 2013 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian

Can I thank all parents/carers for your continued support with our dress code. Our pupils are coming to school properly dressed and looking very smart. If anyone has old blazers that are no longer needed we would be happy to put them to good use and they can be handed in to the school office.

  1. S1 Pupils
    I am delighted with how well our new S1 pupils have settled into life at Dalziel. Their enthusiasm remains high and we continue to encourage them to join at least one, though preferably more, of the many clubs on offer at lunchtimes and after school. Should you have any concerns you wish to discuss, please do not hesitate to contact your child’s Pupil Support Tutor or Mrs Allison, the S1 Depute Head.

  2. School Show
    Our School Show “Back to the 80s” will be performed in the school from Monday 7 to Thursday 10 October.
    Tickets are on sale now priced at £8 for an adult and £6 for a child. Due to popular demand Wednesday 9 and Thursday10 October are now sold out.
    We are delighted to announce our new sponsor for the show is Thomson Gas Distribution and Hire Service.

  3. SQA Examination Results
    The results from the SQA examinations are excellent with improvement on previous years. A full breakdown of the results is now on our website

  4. SQA Examination Appeals
    Pupils and parents have been asking about the results of last session’s exam appeals. To clarify, the school will receive appeals information for Higher and Advanced Higher on or around 25 September, and Intermediate 1, Intermediate 2 and Standard Grade appeals on or around 30 October. Teachers will inform pupils of appeals results as soon as the information is received.

  5. S3 Parents' Evening
    This year’s S3 Parents’ Evening will be held on 22 October. In addition to the usual opportunity to speak with class teachers there will be two presentations delivered in the main Assembly Hall and parents/guardians are welcome to attend either one. Curriculum for Excellence will be the main focus of the presentations, in particular the National Exams.

  6. Senior Officials
    Congratulations to all newly appointed School and House officials, listed below, who were recently elected by both staff and pupils:

    • School Captain - Ross Hannah / Vice Captain - Laura Wilson
    • Barclay Captain - Dale Crombie / Vice Captains - Jenny Dick, Calum Friel
    • Prefects - Ewan Brown, Melissa Brown, Euan Cameron, Sophie Cullen, Rachel Dyer, Amy Flanagan
    • Colville Captain - Hannah Holtz / Vice Captain - Sundas Jamil, Amy Hughes
    • Prefects - Katie Harvey, Maria Hussain, Lewis Ingram, Craig MacMurdie, Steven Marshall, Abbie McCulloch
    • Greig Captain - Jodi Paterson / Vice Captains - Lucy Rodgers, Ross Sheldon
    • Prefects - Aimee O’Hare, Louise Paton, Grant Smellie, Emmajay Sutherland, Greg Weir, Alice Wylie

  7. Parent Council / PTA
    We are fortunate to have a very active Parent Council and Parents’ Association. The Parents’ Association is hoping to recruit new members so please come along and find out more about our school and how you can help provide the best opportunities for our pupils. Details of all meetings dates and times are on the Community Section of our website

  8. Enterprise
    There is a whole range of activities and events taking place throughout the school year. To see the latest news look for the Enterprise newsletter on our website.

  9. Prizegiving
    We still have a few prizes in school for pupils who were nominated for an award at the end of last session but were unable to attend the Prizegiving ceremony. If this is the case for your child, please ask them to see Mrs Allison in the Deputes’ Office.

  10. Extra-Curricular Clubs
    We have a large number of extra-curricular clubs in the school and we would encourage all pupils to get involved. Details are on our school website.

  11. Public Safety
    Can I remind all parents to take extra care while driving and parking near the school. With the large number of cars around the school each day we are concerned for the safety of our pupils. Please take extra care.

  12. School Photographs
    S1 to S6 pupils should by now have had their photographs taken. Please ensure you have paid £7 for your child’s photographs by Friday 4 October at the latest. After this date, you will NOT be able to purchase the photographs.

  13. Celebrating Success
    Many congratulations go to the following pupils on their excellent achievements:

    Alex Dunn, Hannah and Sophie Morrison, all S4, who took part in the UK School Games last weekend and won gold medals in the team badminton event.

    Sophie and Hannah also won silver medals in the Girls Doubles event and Alex won a gold medal in the Boys Doubles event, a silver medal in the Mixed event and a bronze medal in the Singles event.

  14. 6K Road Race
    St Andrew’s Hospice Lanarkshire Schools 6K Challenge Road Race and Fun Run will take place on Sunday 22 September at 10.30 am in Strathclyde Park. A group of S4-S6 pupils have volunteered to take part along with some brave staff. Good Luck to all participants.

  15. Dates for your Diary:
    • Friday 27 September - Holiday
    • Monday 30 September - Holiday
    • Monday 7 October - Thursday 10 October - School Show
    • Monday 14 October- Friday 18 October - Holiday
    • Tuesday 22 October - S3 Parents’ Evening
    • Monday 28 October - S5/6 Hallowe’en Party