Free Summer Swimming for Young People
Remember our swimming pool, fitness room and other sports and leisure facilities are open for business throughout the holiday period.
Youngsters aged 15 and under living in West Lothian are being invited to stay safe during the summer holidays by taking advantage of free swimming. Xcite and West Lothian Council's free swimming programme is available at facilities across West Lothian from Thursday 30 June until ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 28/06/2016 19:36 PM
Sports Stars Awards
A huge well done to all of this block's Sports Stars!
The Sports Star award is given to the students who contribute to curricular and/or extra-curricular PE in a variety of ways. The students who have been selected by their PE teachers for this block are listed below!
Mr Howat: Kelsey Core (S2), Ethan Wrinn (S2), Linsey Esplin (S2), Dylan Steele (S2). Mr Yardley: Morgan Bunclark (S2), Jack ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 28/06/2016 19:08 PM
Graduation Photos Ready for Collection
The Graduation photographs are now ready for collection and payment from the school reception. ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 28/06/2016 16:22 PM
Careers Adviser Available Over the Holidays
Evelyn Rogers, Careers Adviser, will be in school every Tuesday from 9 am until 3 pm during the school holidays for any students requiring help. ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 27/06/2016 15:41 PM
The Big Bang - S2 Science Students
A group of Science students from S2 attended 'The Big Bang', a STEM competition at West Lothian College. They cpmpeted against students from other West Lothian schools. They worked in teams of 4 in various activities and were assessed in the quality of product, teamwork and communication skills. The students involved were: Cayleigh Clark, Holly Stephen, Rebecca McDonald, Nicola Taylor, Anosh Khan, Reece Groves, Ryan ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 25/06/2016 10:42 AM
The Voice Kids 2017 - Apply Now!
The Voice Kids will feature the nation’s best young vocalists and offers a once in a lifetime opportunity for talented children aged 7 to 14, as three of the country’s top recording artists help develop their talent from beginning to end.
Applicants must be at least 7 years of age by the 1st December 2016 and no older than 14 years of age on the 30th April 2017 and have the legal right to live in the UK. ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 25/06/2016 10:41 AM
Garden Show Success
The Royal Horticultural Society asked us to make a pop-up garden as part of Gardening Scotland's 'Greening Grey Britain' competition. DCHS Students rose to the challenge with the help of Mrs Clark, Mr Steele, the Eco club and a fair few other staff, as well as most importantly, Dougal Philip from New Hopetoun Garden Centre. The group managed to create a fabulous pallet garden that was displayed in front of the RHS tent at the ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 20/06/2016 12:53 PM
Activity Day Selections and Information
Tutor lists of selections for Activity Days are in registers. Your Tutor should go through these with you and any money or forms outstanding should be brought in ASAP. Any problems see Mr Anderson.
There will also be a list displayed in the dining area for you to check.
If you have "see Mr Anderson" on your sheet, you MUST go and see him ASAP in the Learning Base at break or lunch. ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 20/06/2016 09:28 AM
Physical Education & School Sport Committee
In 2015/16, the school's very own Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) committee was set up. The group of highly motivated students are working to improve the sporting experience that the students receive at DCHS. It was created to allow feedback from students which was formally presented to the PE department to make changes to the experience that the pupils are receiving. The group have completed online surveys as well as one-to-one ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 20/06/2016 09:13 AM
Soul Destroyers Win Battle of Bands Heat
Our in house and resident Soul Band, The Soul Destroyers, entered The Bathgate Music Festival Battle of the Bands on Friday evening. There were six bands in the heat and I am thrilled to say that they WON!!! They now go through to the Finals on the 25th of August at Howden Park Center. Thanks so much to Mr Devery our Guitar specialist who works so hard with the band and to Mrs Gordon and Miss Riddell for going along on Friday night as ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 13/06/2016 10:40 AM
S4 Enterprise and Employability Day
Our S4 Enterprise and Employability day was a great success, involving 27 local and national employers who worked with a group of up to 6 students to complete a series of tasks to enhance their employability skills. This year the brief was to bid for the contract of converting the school into a 5 star hotel, restaurant and spa.
The students and employers were all found the day to be a very busy and enjoyable experience with tasks ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 13/06/2016 10:30 AM
Students Win Silver Gilt Award for Pallet Garden
Students took part in the Royal Horticultural Society's Pallet Garden competition at Gardening Scotland last week and won a Silver Gilt award for their pallet garden, which is one award below a gold. For their first year competing in the competition this was an amazing achievement and the students really enjoyed it!
Our mentor was Dougal Philip from New Hopetoun Garden Centre who is pictured with the students involved. ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 12/06/2016 20:28 PM
Former Students Return to Share Experiences
Four Former students returned to the Science Faculty last week to share their experiences of sitting Highers, and give S5 and S6 students advice on being successful in Further and Higher Education. Mark Lang and Kiernan Glencross - both now qualified engineers, Cory Dunnigan - who is studying medicine, and Adam Williamson - studying Law (via a science route), visited classes to speak ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 12/06/2016 20:20 PM
Activity Days - M&Ds Tuesday Now Full
M&Ds on the Tuesday is now FULL. Could all students involved please return forms to Mr Anderson and Mrs Campbell in the learning base before or during tutor. Deadline for returning forms is FRIDAY 10th JUNE.
Posted by: Alison | 07/06/2016 15:03 PM
EMA Forms are Now Available for Students
The new stock of EMA forms are in school and ready to be issued to students. Please note - EMA is awarded by age and not stage so there may be some students in S3 who are eligible. The criteria is - 'For the 2016/2017 academic year, students born between 1st March 1997 and 28th February 2001 will be able to apply provided their household income is under threshold'.
If anyone is unsure if they meet the ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 31/05/2016 14:36 PM
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