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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
Eastwood Park
Livingston EH54 8PS
T. 01506 282155
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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.   ...Read More

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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Please Return Your Overdue Library Books

Could students please return any overdue Library books.  Remember if you're too embarrassed to bring them into the Library you can drop them into the book drop box in reception area.  Thank ...Read More

Multi-sports - Monday Lunchtime

Come along to the Multi-sports sessions on Monday lunchtime led by our Senior Students.  Volleyball, Unihoc, Basketball and Tig Games. ...Read More

After School Dance on Tuesdays

After School Dance is on Tuesdays led by Senior Students from 3.30-4.30pm. ...Read More

Hula Hooping for S4 - S6

Hula hooping is on Wednesdays after school for S4-S6 students. ...Read More

SDS - Job Vacancies updated again

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

After School Basketball - Mondays

After school basketball is now on Mondays after school. ...Read More

Badminton Club on Tuesdays after school

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

Athletics - Wednesdays after school

Come along to Athletics after school on a Wednesday. ...Read More

Cricket After School - Wednesday

The Cricket after school club is on a Wednesday. ...Read More

Hockey on Thursdays after school

Come along to our Hockey after school club on Thursdays. ...Read More

Softball on Thursdays after school

Team Robertson v Team Yardley Softball on Thursdays after school.  All 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

Midnight League - Free Football for 12-17 year olds

Midnight League is taking place at Xcite Craigswood Sports Centre on Friday nights from 7pm-9pm. Sessions are for young people aged between 12 & 17 years of age. Players can attend ...Read More

DMG Project Money

Can all students who still have to pay their DMG money for this year please hand their money to their teacher as soon as possible. Below is a list of the prices for each current year group: - S1 ...Read More

School Shop Special Offer

School Shop Special Offer!  50% Off !  YPO A4 paper covered board ring binders £ 0.30,  YPO Economy lever arch file £0.50,  A4 Subject divider £0.15.  Open ...Read More

S1-3 Book Club

  S1-3 Book Club is on Thursday lunchtimes (1:15pm-1:45pm) in English Room 5.  Join Ms Power in her classroom to relax with a good book, share what you have been reading, get ideas for new ...Read More

S1-3 Creative Writing Club

  S1-3 Creative Writing Club is on Tuesday lunchtimes (1:15pm-1:45pm) in English Room 5.  Come along to Ms Power's room to share ideas and pieces of writing you have, learn some new ...Read More


Higher and Nat 5 Maths Masterclasses are running from 1.30 to 3.00pm (subject to change) on the following dates:  15/1/16, 22/1/16, 12/2/16, 15/4/16, 22/4/16 and 29/4/16.  Available to all ...Read More

Science Club - Thursday After School

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


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