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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
Eastwood Park
Livingston EH54 8PS
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Students Selected for Cross Country Championships

A PDF list of students who have been selected to represent Deans at the WL Cross Country Championships on Wednesday is also uploaded in the student information section of the website.  If there are any issues, please see one of the PE department staff ASAP.  Students will be out of class from period 5 onwards.  As always, they must catch up on any work missed. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/10/2015 11:34 AM

Reminder - Parents Evening Booking System

A reminder that we now use an online appointment booking system for our parents' evenings. This allows you to choose your own appointment times with teachers and receive an email confirming your appointments.   You will also be able to add a short message for the teacher.   We are confident this will be an improvement to the previous system and welcome any feedback.   A pdf guide to the system is available in the School ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/10/2015 11:34 AM

Q Place - Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

A Q Place is... where you come together in a small group to discuss questions about God and the Bible. Everyone is welcome. The people who run a Q Place are equipped to facilitate discussions that are respectful, significant, and filled with discovery. Qplace has been running in D.CH.S for 2-years with wonderful feedback. The course is seeker friendly and allows students to be in control to ask questions and explore topics like; God. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/10/2015 10:03 AM

Deans off to a Flyer in the Scottish Cup

The Senior boys basketball team, fresh from winning round one of the West Lothian Schools Competition last week, traveled to Broxburn for their first Scottish School's Cup game.  A slow start meant that after the first period Deans were ahead 19-10 but the team were starting to hit their shots and play with more consistency to race into a big lead. The final quarter saw a terrific 25 points scored in a final score winning 74-26. S3 students ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 30/09/2015 12:57 PM

Spaces Left for Dragon at The Citizens Theatre

The Drama department is offering students the opportunity to attend a production of “Dragon” at the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow on Wednesday 7th October 2015 at 7pm.     There are some spaces left  for this theatre visit. Students will meet at reception at 5.15pm and travel through to Glasgow by coach, returning to school between 9.00pm and 9.30pm. The cost is £14.    In order to ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 30/09/2015 12:31 PM

Students Attend Conference at Scottish Parliament

Last week Robert Corner, Mairi Edwards, Hayley Roberts and Kieran Wallace attended a conference for the new '1 plus 2' initiative for language teaching in primary schools at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh.  As Young Global citizens, part of the Young Reporters Scotland network, they had the opportunity to hold discussions with, and in some instances formally interview, many of the guests attending the event such as Kezia ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 29/09/2015 15:36 PM

Under 5's Collecting for Local Food Bank

The Under 5's Centre are collecting items for the local Food Bank as they are celebrating and learning about World Food Day on the 16 October.  There will be a collection point and box outside the Under 5’s centre or you can just hand it in to them.  The items on the food bank shopping list are:  Christmas Pudding, Christmas Cake, Packet of biscuits, Selection box, Chocolates, Large bar of ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 29/09/2015 14:34 PM

Congratulations to Kate, Holly and Laura

Well done to Kate Robertson 6H1, Holly Groves S4 and Laura McMahon (IST Dept) who attended their first ever National Brass Band Championships of Great Britain recently (as part of Whitburn Heartlands) and came away with 4th place out of 19.  The band finished ahead of many well established bands from all over the UK.   Whitburn Heartlands are the current Scottish champions in the fourth section. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/09/2015 10:29 AM

Interested in being involved in The Wiz?

There will be a short meeting at 1.30pm in the Theatre on Thursday 1st October during lunchtime for any students interested in taking part in this year's DCHS Musical "The Wiz".  Whether you are interested in acting, singing, dancing, being a musician or part of our backstage production team, come along and find out about the musical event of 2016. All brains, heart and courage welcome.  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/09/2015 10:22 AM

S5 & 6 Employability Day Application Form

Application Forms should be completed electronically and saved into the appropriate House Folder in Student Resources  - dch-file, Library, student-resources, S5&6, Employability, 2015-2016. Application Forms should be submitted by Friday 30 October 2015, at the latest.    A copy of the Application Form is in the Student Information section of the website.  Remember to save it into the appropriate folder in Student ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/09/2015 10:11 AM

Got any Books to Return or Donate to the Library

You can now return any overdue library books or donate good quality second hand books to the Library by placing them in the white Book Box that is in the Reception waiting area.     ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/09/2015 14:59 PM

EMA - Application Cutoff Date Information

To ensure students don't miss out on any payments, the cutoff for EMA applications is September 30th 2015  - this applies to those who are 16 on or before that date.      Please ensure you return your application form to the Civic Centre to be received no later than 30th September or your money will NOT BE backdated.   Remember an EMA Information Sheet is uploaded in the Student Information section in School ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/09/2015 14:46 PM

Purves Puppets at Deans Theatre in December

Purves Puppets will be performing four shows, suitable for nursery and primary aged children, at Deans Community High School on Tuesday 1 and Wednesday 2 December.  The show is Pips and Panda at the North Pole – Starring Santa!   Performances will be at 10.15am and 1.30pm each day, with each performance lasting 1hr 30mins including a 15-minute break. Tickets are £4.50 each.To book tickets, email ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/09/2015 12:17 PM

DeansCon 2015

Students from across the Expressive Arts & Technologies enjoyed a fantastic afternoon learning about potential career pathways in the Creative Industries during the inaugural DeansCon event.  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 fantastical inventions! Throughout the afternoon, students were also ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/09/2015 11:39 AM

Congratulations to the Senior Handball Team

Congratulations to the S5/6 handball team who eased through their first qualifying round for the East region, beating St Margaret's 10-5, West Calder 10-4 and Inveralmond 11-5! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/09/2015 16:11 PM

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Debating Club - Thursdays - all welcome!

Thursday lunchtimes in Mrs Barnett's English  classroom.  All welcome... we need new S1 students to come along too! ...Read More

Remember to follow us on Twitter: @deanschs

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

Parent Support Group - Wednesday mornings

The Parent Support Group is back on Wednesday mornings from 9.30 - 10.30am.  All welcome!  ...Read More

Ukulele Club

The Ukulele Club is back! This year it is run by some very enthusiastic students on a Wednesday lunchtime in Mrs Duncans room (Music 1). No experience needed and Ukuleles will be ...Read More

SDS - Job Vacancies updated 24-9-15

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

Science Club - Thursday Lunchtimes

Do you want to build a Rocket, do you want to make a Hovercraft, how about Bio-Fuels or a Newton's cradle. Plus many more exciting projects.  The Science Club takes place in Mr Hendry's lab. and ...Read More

Homework Club - Tuesdays in the Library

  Come along to the Homework Club every Tuesday in the Library from 3.30 - 4.30pm.  Laptops and support available.      ...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

Remember your DMG Project Money

Can S1-6 students please hand your DMG project money in to the DMG department ASAP.  ...Read More

Badminton Club on Mondays after school

The badminton club is on a Monday after school.   ...Read More

Girls Football - Tuesdays After School

Girls Football is on Tuesdays after school. ...Read More

After School Dance on Tuesdays

After School Dance is on Tuesdays this term. ...Read More

After School Basketball

After school basketball is on Tuesdays after school. ...Read More

Gymnastics Club - Wednesdays

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

Netball - Wednesdays after school

Netball for S1-6 is on Wednesdays after school. ...Read More

Handball Club

Handball for S1 and 2 (plus girls) is on Thursdays after school. ...Read More

Cricket - After School

Cricket takes place on a Thursday after school. ...Read More

Football Training and Games

Football training and games for all school teams takes place on Friday afternoons. ...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


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