Sixth Form Induction Evening
Wednesday, 10 September 2014 13:41

The presentations from the Lower Sixth and Upper Sixth Induction evenings are now available to download.

Lower Sixth Induction 2014

Upper Sixth Induction 2014

2015 Ski Tour - Passport Update
Tuesday, 09 September 2014 08:30

Important notice for all those going on the 2015 Ski Tour.

  • Passports for all pupils traveling to the US with us on the February 2015 Ski Tour must be given to Mr Bradley on or before Friday 12th September. If you do not yet have a valid passport then you must see Mr Bradley ASAP.
  • US Immigration (Department of Homeland Security) require everyone entering the USA to be authorised to travel under the ESTA (Electronic System for Travel Authorisation) before they go. We will be applying for this authorisation for each member of the group and require their passport to do so. The ESTA lasts for two years unless the passport expires before that. If the passport expires a new ESTA will be required at the cost of approximately $15
  • If you require the passport for a family holiday at Halloween or Christmas then the passport can be returned to you after the required information has been extracted. Or it can be kept securely in the school until the ski tour.
Impressive ‘A’ Level Results At Dalriada
Wednesday, 03 September 2014 13:24

a2 3astarbetterThis year 'A' levels pupils at Dalriada have maintained the high standard of success achieved by the School in external examinations.  Despite A Level results being slightly lower nationally this year, an impressive 73% of Dalriada Upper Sixth Form students obtained at least 3 A*-C grades each.  Indeed 36% of all 'A' level grades obtained by Dalriada students was A* or A grades.

The following 17 students gained at least 3 A*/A grades:  Constantin Arnscheidt, Jordan Bamford, Annie Cassells, Grace Torrens, David Wolsey, Ross Johnson, Fraser McIlvenna, Kelsey McKenna, Tommy McNamee, Charlotte Warke, Simon King, Susanna Peden, Timothy  Emerson, Manon Eyemere, Adam Hamilton, Calum McAuley and Emma Jones.

Outstanding GCSE Results For Dalriada Students in 2014
Tuesday, 02 September 2014 14:24

gcse astaraDalriada Year 12 students are celebrating an outstanding set of  GCSE results. 99% of the pupils gained 5 or more A*- C grades. Indeed 96% of the pupils gained 7 or more A*- C grades including Maths and English.

43 pupils, over a third of the entire year group achieved 8 or more A* or A full course grades and of this group 30 pupils gained 9 A* or A grades each.

New Academic Year: Dates for 2014 15
Monday, 11 August 2014 00:00

Some Key Dates for Parents and Pupils at the beginning of the 2014-15 Academic Year.

Thursday 14th August:   Release of A/AS Level Results

Monday 18th August:    A/AS Career Interviews

Thursday 21 August:       Release of GCSE Results and Career Interviews

Thursday 28 August:       Year 8 Induction 9am-12.30 pm. Year 13+Year 14 Induction  9am-1pm

Friday 29 August:             Year 9-12 Induction   9am-12.30 pm.

Monday 1st September:    Term starts for all year groups:     9am start.

Monday 8th September:    6th Form Parents Information Evening   7 pm start.

Thursday 11th September: Year 11 Parents Information Evening.   7pm start.

Tuesday 16 September:      Year 8 Parents Meeting – ‘Helping Your Child Achieve their Best    8 pm

Wednesday 17 September: Prize Day (Only Prize winners + 6th form attend)  10.30 am-12 30pm

Tuesday 30th September:   Year 8 Parents Meeting  2pm - 5pm+ 7pm- 9.30pm

Term Dates:

Winter Term:   Thurs. 28th August – Friday 19 Dec. (Half term Mon. 27th Oct – Fri. 31st Oct.)

Spring Term:    Mon. 5th January – Friday 27th March (Half term Mon. 16th Feb-Wed 18th Feb.)

Summer Term:     Mon. 13th April – Fri. 26th June.



Robotics Club Trip
Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:48

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Year 8 Science Egg Race
Thursday, 26 June 2014 10:27

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Year 8 have been busy planning and designing contraptions to propel a tennis ball as far as possible.

On Friday 20th June the contraptions were built and perfected for the competition. For once we were bathed in sunshine as we measured the distances covered out behind the Sports Hall. Year 8 are to be congratulated for their creativity and ingenuity! The winners were 'The Tankatrons' in 8M comprising Mark McNeill, Peter McConaghie, James McCormick, James Currie and Jensen Daley with a winning throw of 31.7 m. The Rainbows from 8M were in second place with a throw of 19m and third place was awarded to The B Team from 8W.

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