March 2017 Newsletter

Dear Parent/Guardian,

  1. Health Fayre
    This year Dalziel celebrated its 23rd Annual Dalziel High School Health Fayre. This year the theme of our Health Fayre was the British Transplant Games. We were delighted to have 3 speakers at our opening ceremony; Melissa Fraser, whose son was the recipient of a kidney transplant, John McDevitt, a former janitor here at Dalziel, who was the recipient of a liver transplant and Depute Provost Jean Jones. Haggi the official Transplant Games Mascot also came along to say hello.

    Each year we ask the primaries to take part in a competition to design our programme front cover. We were delighted with the results and each primary had their own winner. However our overall winner, Jamie McKellar, from Knowetop Primary joined us at the opening ceremony.

    Also as part of the Health Fayre, at lunchtime, we had sporting events such as Beach Volleyball, Futsal and Staff v Pupils rowing competitions and we ended the week with our very own ‘Bring It On’ dance competition.

    We had Anthony Nolan registration day and as always the opportunity to donate blood.

    It was a very successful week and thanks go to all the staff involved.

  2. SQA Exams
    The SQA exams for Dalziel High school pupils begin on Tuesday 2 May. All pupils involved in the exams will receive an exam timetable and information from SQA during assemblies. Letters detailing study leave have already been issued.

  3. Spring Concert
    The Spring Concert, presented by the pupils of the Music Department, will be held on Tuesday 21 March in the Gymnasium starting at 7.00 pm. Tickets, priced £2.00, are available from the Music Department with a small number of seats available on the night.

  4. School Survey
    As part of our ongoing commitment to improving the educational opportunities and provision in Dalziel we would like to enlist your help. We undertake an Annual Survey and ask that all staff, pupils and parents complete our on-line questionnaire. This should take no more than 10 minutes and is available until Friday 24 March.

    The Survey can be accessed using the link sent to you via text message or via the link on our school webpage - under the “community” tab.

    Paper copies of the Survey are available on request.

    Pupils will have an opportunity to complete the Survey in school.

  5. Easter Egg Show 25-29 April
    “Celebrate Good Times” is a brand new musical revue celebrating 70 years since the Easter Egg Club was formed in 1947 as part of the Dalziel High School Former Pupils’ Association.

    The show features a wonderful selection of music from a variety of well-known artists including The Jersey Boys, One Direction, Queen, Adele and Michael Jackson as well as songs from well known musicals such as “Mamma Mia” and “Les Miserable”. As always there will be a stunning set, fabulous costumes as well as a few laughs and a guest spot by Dalziel pupils. The show is guaranteed, as always, to be a great night out for all the family.

    Tickets are available from Motherwell Theatre as follows:
    • Ticket Prices: Tuesday £12/Concession £10/Children (U16) £6
    • Ticket Prices: Wednesday - Saturday £14/Children (U16) £7
    • Ticket Sales: 01698 322867 Ticket Website:

  6. Celebrating Success - Rotary District 1020 Technology Tournament
    The Rotary District 1020 Technology Tournament was held in Kilsyth on Wednesday 8 March where teams had to complete a previously unseen project using their technology and engineering skills.

    Dalziel High School entered two teams: - Abby Blackwood, Lewis Haggarty, Millie Laird, and Jack Wilson from S1 and Craig Cowan, Ava McInnes, Emma Morrison and Callum Sergeant from S2 - and, in true Dalziel High School style, both teams finished joint first in our category - the first time the competition has ever had joint winners.

    Both teams had just over 5 hours to design, build and write a portfolio, only finding out after they arrived they had to make a battery-powered vehicle that could drive along a pipe and be able to push pieces of wood to the end of the pipe.

  7. Celebrating Success - Arkwright Engineering Scholarships
    The Arkwright Scholarships Trust is a registered charity that administers the most prestigious scholarship scheme of its type in the UK. They identify, inspire and nurture future leaders in Engineering and Technical Design. They do this by awarding Arkwright Engineering Scholarships, through a rigorous selection process, to high-calibre students in year 11 (England and Wales), S4 (Scotland), year 12 (Northern Ireland).

    Hollie Bowes, Morgan Joyce and Robert Kerr were awarded Arkwright Engineering Scholarships at the awards ceremony in Edinburgh on 11 Nov 2016. Well done Hollie, Morgan and Robert!

  8. Celebrating Success - AMEC Foster Wheeler S6 Summer Placement
    Dalziel High School are extremely fortunate to have a partnership with global company AMEC Foster Wheeler (AMECFW). They design, deliver and maintain strategic and complex assets for their customers across global energy and related sectors.

    The partnership, which will run for at least 5 years, is in its fourth year and has had a very positive impact.

    This summer, two of our S6 pupils, Charlotte Kelland and Scott Simpson have been selected for work placement at the Amec Foster Wheeler facility in Aberdeen. The pupils will receive paid work experience and work as engineers on extremely high profile projects for Amec Foster Wheeler.

    This possibility of the work placements was only possible through a strong partnership between Amec and Dalziel High School and with the help of UNITE, who provided free student accommodation in Aberdeen for the pupils.

  9. Dates For Your Diary

    • Tuesday 21 March - Spring Concert
    • Thursday 30 March- Church Service 9.30am
    • Friday 31 March - Games Morning / School Closes 2.30pm
    • Tuesday 18 April - School Re-Opens
    • Monday 24 April - S3 Exams Begin
    • Friday 5 May - S3 Exams End

Yours faithfully