Curriculum for Excellence is Scotland’s response to an ever-more challenging and fast-changing world and workplace. It aims to raise standards and increase ambition. Change, as ambitious and far reaching as this, takes time and as parents of Dalziel pupils, we want to involve you in each development stage.
Broad General Education is one of the key terms used in Curriculum for Excellence. Each area of the curriculum in Broad General Education is broken down into experiences and outcomes often called Es & Os. The E’s & O’s describe the expectations for learning and progression within each curriculum area.
Click here to view the departments’ S1 CfE course outlines. These outlines explain how they link in with E’s & O’s and the timeframe, activities etc linked to each area of the course.
Scholar is an e-learning education programme from Heriot-Watt University with pupils having access to 19 Higher and 12 Advanced Higher Subjects. The Scholar programme is designed to encourage student independant learning supported by their class teacher.
All S4-S6 pupils studying Higher or Advanced Higher subjects within the school have been provided with their own password.
The exchange trip to Pistoia was a great success and the pupils were excellent ambassadors for their school, families and Scotland. Lasting friendships have been made and the participants were able to experience real Italian family life and visit some of the famous cities and monuments in the are.
Thank you to parents for supporting this once again. Our Italian twins are already planning their return in September!
Dalziel High School Parent Council is supporting the campaign and urges parents in Scotland to send an email or write to Michael Russell MSP, Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, calling on him to adopt the campaign’s five-point plan.
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Next week (w/b April 22), you will receive a letter with information about the parents' meeting for the forthcoming trip to Barcelona. You will also receive a parental consent form to fill in. We would be greateful if returns could be made as soon as possible so that insurance forms can be filled in as well as details of any dietary requirements there may be. The meeting will be held in the school canteen or the assembly hall (tbc) on Thursday the 16th May at 4.30 pm when we will discuss the details of the journey,the itinerary for the week and spending money/clothes etc.
I would ask you to bring passports and Health Insurance Cards (available free of charge on the government website) which will be stored in a secure location till we depart. Obviously if you require the passport prior to our travel date, then you should not bring it on that day.
Would all Parents/Guardians please note the recent change to free school meal eligibility in Scotland. With effect from 6 April 2013, pupils will be eligible for free school meals if their parents or carers are in receipt of one of the following:
- Income Support
- Income-based Job Seeker's Allowance
- Any income related element of Employment and Support Allowance
- Child Tax Credit, but not Working Tax Credit, with an income under £15,910
- Both maximum Child Tax Credit and maximum Working Tax Credit with an income under £6,420
- Support under Part VI of the Immigration and Asylum Act 1999
Pupils who receive any of these benefits in their own right can also claim free school meals.