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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
Eastwood Park
Livingston EH54 8PS
T. 01506 282155
F. 01506 282156
E. wldeans-chs@westlothian.org.uk

Art and Design - Twilight & Lunchtime Drop-in

As you will be aware, students studying Art & Design at National Qualification level are strongly advised to match their 'in school' class contact time with the same amount of time being spent outside of lessons, working independently on coursework preparation. As this is self-directed time, with tasks being identified and planned by students themselves, we understand that some ocassionally find this challenging to do. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 27/08/2015 10:31 AM

Own or Work for a Business in West Lothian

We are interested in speaking to any parents/carers who either own a business or work for a business in the West Lothian or surrounding area, who would be interested in assisting staff in linking curriculum areas to the 'real' world.  There are many ways in which this can be done either through curriculum development, talks to classes, visits to workplaces, work experience opportunities or just being part of our many ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 25/08/2015 20:22 PM

Higher English Close Reading Support Class

There will be blocks of support classes running on Thursday lunchtimes before the assessments in OCTOBER, DECEMBER and FEBRUARY.  Ask your teacher for more details and dates. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 25/08/2015 10:53 AM

DJ Workshops for Students

Interested in learning how to be a DJ?  Through Creative Scotland, we have funding for 10 student to take part in two DJ workshops on Friday 4th & Friday 11th September with award winning DJ Paul N'Jie.   More information can be found at www.djschoolscotland.com    All equipment will be provided and you don't need my experience- just lots of enthusiasm! Please see Mrs Duncan in Music for more information.  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 25/08/2015 10:50 AM

Students Represent Scotland at Handball

A huge congratulations to Euan Innes, Matthew Estevens, Gaku Hirooka, Sean Byron and Adam Kennedy who represented Scotland at their respective age groups in Handball!  The Deans handball club is every Thursday for S1/2 and beginners from 3.30-4.30.    ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/08/2015 08:56 AM

From the Head Teacher...

Dear Parent/Carer,   I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you as the new Head Teacher of Deans Community High School. From my first moments of stepping through the doors, I have been struck by the sense that Deans is a school that truly lives by its values of inclusion, respect, integrity, compassion and aspiration.  It is a privilege to be given the chance to build on the great successes achieved by all ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 21/08/2015 13:32 PM

Bobby Selected to Represent Scotland

Congratulations to Bobby Laing on his selection for the Scottish Para-Badminton Squad.  Bobby, from Deans Community High School, will be representing Scotland in the SS6 Category at Singles, Doubles and Mixed at the BWF World Para-Badminton Championships in Stoke-Mandeville from 8-13 September.  Good Luck Bobby! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/08/2015 09:32 AM

Access to Creative Education

Students from Deans enjoyed participating in the ACES (Access to Creative Education in Scotland) programme at Edinburgh College of Art this summer. . The aim of the courses is to inspire students to consider creative degrees at University. Students worked with the Graphic Artist Gary Erskine, who has worked with Marvel and DC Comics, to learn more about comic book designs and create some of their own.  Watch this space for upcoming ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 19/08/2015 09:09 AM

Contribution to School Sport Award

In June, fresh from Deans winning the West Lothian Schools Sports League, our hardworking P.E. Department were rewarded for their efforts by winning the Contribution to School Sport Trophy at the West Lothian Celebrating Sports Award 2015.  The awards seek to recognise sporting success across the region; from school groups to community clubs. The department were presented with the trophy at a ceremony at the Low Port Outdoor Education ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 19/08/2015 09:06 AM

Craig Selected as Youth Team Scotland Flag Bearer

With just 20 days to go until the fifth Commonwealth Youth Games get underway in Samoa, Commonwealth Games Scotland (CGS) has named Craig McLean from swimming as the flagbearer for Youth Team Scotland. Craig will have the honour of carrying the saltire into the Opening Ceremony, which takes place in the athletics stadium at the Apia Park Sports Complex in Samoa on 5 September 2015.  The announcement was made by CGS Chairman, Paul Bush OBE ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 18/08/2015 12:44 PM

Education Maintenance Allowance

A reminder that Education Maintenance Allowance - £30 a week could be yours!  If you are approaching school leaving age, you need to know about EMA.  For more information on eligibility see the EMA poster which has been uploaded in the School Information section under Student Information.  You can pick up an application form from Michelle in the SMT corridor. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/08/2015 12:53 PM

Parliamentary Motion Congratulates Students

Parliamentary Motion:  S4M-13423 Neil Findlay (Lothian) (Lab): Deans' Students Improve Older People's IT Skills - That the Parliament congratulates the students at Deans Community High School who spent their free time teaching residents of the Pentland View Court sheltered housing development various IT skills; understands that, in doing so, they have encouraged new learning and taught the tenants new skills, and believes that this has ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 04/08/2015 10:46 AM

Remember Uniform Ordering is Available Online

Just a reminder that online ordering of uniform is available from Border Embroideries.  We have a limited stock of garments available in school. School ties are only available from the school.       All students must wear School Uniform:  Deans jumper/tank-top or plain black jumper/cardigan.  Plain black school trousers or skirt.  Tights should be black or neutral.  White shirt. (short or long sleeved). ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 29/06/2015 20:47 PM

Deans Go Dutch

During Activities week, 40 students went to Amsterdam for the week.  We visited Anne Frank's House, the Nemo Science Centre, Ajax Stadium, a Clog and Cheese Factory, the International Court at the Hague and the Zoo. In addition to  their busy schedule the students found time to enjoy the onsite swimming pool, braving the flumes, and the amusement park!  Despite the rough seas on the return journey we had a ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/06/2015 11:22 AM

Sports Day 2015 - a Great Success

On Friday 29 May our fastest, fittest and strongest students competed in Sports Day 2015. All students involved were fantastic and rightly won points for their house. This year also saw the introduction of our alternate events so that students not involved in the finals could still win house points. Students will be awarded medals on Tuesday 23 June, where we will also be celebrating winning the schools sports league 2015. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 15/06/2015 13:54 PM

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Band Rehearsal Times

Monday lunchtime is DCHS Senior Brass ensemble, rehearsals in music department.  Tuesday 3.30-5pm is Deans Cluster Brass Band, rehearsals in music department.  Thursday 3.30-5pm - DCHS ...Read More

Creative Writing Club

S4, 5 and 6 Nat 5 and Higher students welcome.  Tuesday Lunchtime with Miss Power and Mr Anderson.  Work on your folio ideas and  learn to write with style and sophistication.  ...Read More

Music Drop-in - Tues. Lunch times

Music drop in session - Tuesday lunch times.  Open to all students.  This is a chance to use the department for additional practice. (This session will be supervised).  If you are ...Read More

Assemblies this week

Assemblies this week led by SMT on the topic 'standards and expectations' are as follows:  Monday S1, Tuesday S2, Wednesday S3, Thursday S4, Friday S5 & 6. ...Read More

Library Rota

The NEW days for house groups using the library at break and lunchtime are:  Monday –Dechmont, Tuesday - Rob Bell and Chess Club, Wednesday- Houston, Thursday – Cairnpapple, Friday - ...Read More

Want to learn to play the guitar?

Evening guitar classes starting soon at Inveralmond CHS for beginners/novices.  More details are available at www.inveralmondguitar.com ...Read More

SDS - Job Vacancies updated

The Snippets Vacancies document has been updated and is uploaded in the Student Information and Careers sections.  This document produced by Skills Development Scotland has a variety ...Read More

Twitter: @deanschs

Could students and parents remember to follow Deans Community High School on Twitter!  Lots of news and updates @deanschs  ...Read More

S1 & 2 Rugby

Rugby training takes place on Mondays after school. Old and new players wanted.  Get some friends and come along!!!    ...Read More

Table Tennis Club

Table tennis club is in the dance studio on Monday lunchtimes. ...Read More

Netball - Tuesdays after school

Netball starts again on a Tuesday after school. ...Read More

Ukulele Group - Wed lunch

Come along to the Ukulele Group which takes place every Wednesday lunchtime from 1:30pm in Music 1.  No experience required and you don't even need a Ukulele to join.   All welcome!  ...Read More

Gymnastics Club - Wednesdays

The after school gymnastics club is on Wednesdays from 3.45 - 5.00pm.  All students welcome! ...Read More

Swimming - Mon, Thurs, Fri

Our swimming pool is available for students to enjoy an after school swim on Mondays & Thursdays from 3.30-5.00pm and Fridays from 12.30 - 5.00pm. ...Read More

24 Hour CCTV Cameras in Operation

Please note the school is covered inside and out by 24 hour CCTV cameras.  These cameras are monitored and record and store activity in and around the building. ...Read More


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