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Cambridge University Summer Residentials


University of Cambridge:Summer Residentials Homerton and Selwyn Colleges are delighted to be hosting a range of summer schools taking place in June and July this year, for students in S4 and 5.There are a range of subjects on offer, which we hope will appeal to lots of your students. We'd be very grateful if these could please be advertised, and hope to meet some of your students in the next few months!     S5 Summer School ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 25/04/2017 09:48 AM

CBBC Gameshow Looking for 9-13 Year Olds


The Assistant Producer on a new CBBC Children’s fantasy gameshow has contacted the school asking us to let students know that they're looking for young people aged between 9-13 to take part in the show.   They are currently looking for applicants of all abilities, aged between 9-13 years to take part in a new fantasy gameshow that will be filmed in Scotland over the summer months. The successful candidates will get a chance to test ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/04/2017 13:02 PM

Students in County Team for Scottish Cup Final


Three Deans Community High School students (Sean Byron, Take Hirooka and Euan McGill) are representing the West Lothian U'18 Regional Schools Football Team in a Scottish Cup Final v Edinburgh and Lothian's on Wednesday 26th April at Spartans Ainslie Park. Kick off is at 7.30pm.  Good luck boys! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 23/04/2017 20:31 PM

Scottish Council Elections - Your Vote Matters


Scottish council elections - Your Vote Matters.  Our guide to the council elections across Scotland on Thursday 4 May tells you everything you need to know... https://www.yourvotematters.co.uk/elections-in-2017/scottish-council-elections ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 23/04/2017 17:51 PM

LEAPS S5 Parents Information Evenings


LEAPS S5 Parents’ Information Evenings For parents, guardians and carers of LEAPS-eligible S5 students. Find out more about LEAPS and the higher education application process.   Book online at www.leapsonline.org/parents-info-evenings or call us: 0131 650 4676.   Wednesday 17 May 2017 Galashiels Heriot-Watt University Scottish Borders Campus 19:00 – 21:00 Wednesday 24 May ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 23/04/2017 17:50 PM

Spring Fling Evening - Friday 12 May


The Music Department will be holding their annual Spring Fling Evening at Seafield Bowling club on Friday 12th of May at 7pm. Tickets are on sale at reception - £5 Adult  £4 Concession.   The evening will be filled with music from S5/6 NPA student and Soul Band, The Soul Destroyers.  There will also be Rock n Roll Bingo and a quiz along with food to accompany the entertainment.    Proceeds from ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 18/04/2017 15:09 PM

S2 and S3 Students - You Can Be a Doctor!


In collaboration with a group of medical students and doctors, we are running an event on Monday 8th May called “You Can Be a Doctor!”   This is for S2/S3 pupils and their parents who are thinking about pursuing a career in medicine. They will hear from a practicing doctor, current medical students and a member of the team here to find out more about the medical profession and what they will need to be focussing ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 03/04/2017 10:31 AM

Careers Adviser Available Over Holidays


Evelyn Rogers, Careers Adviser, Skills Development Scotland is keen to continue to offer support to school students over the Easter and summer holidays.   She will be in the school next week 9am - 3pm on Tuesday 4th April and Wednesday 5th April.   Over the summer months she will be in school every Tuesday offering ongoing support to any school student keen to meet with her.   Get in touch at any time - E: ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 01/04/2017 17:41 PM

March Newsletter Information


A copy of our March Newsletter has been uploaded in the 'Newsletter' section in the 'School Information' tab at the top of the homepage.    A copy has also been emailed out to parents/carers who have provided us with email addresses. If you need to update us with your email address please email:  wldeans-chs@westlothian.org.uk  (add your full name and the name/tutor group of your child to the email to allow us to update ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 31/03/2017 12:02 PM

Sports Leaders Organise Sports Hall Festival


Higher and Level 5 sports leaders led a sports hall festival for Cedarbank students on Tuesday morning. This allowed the students to participate in handball, benchball, basketball, relay races and sports day races in an inclusive environment. The Cedarbank students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and feedback from staff has been very positive. Well done to all involved! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 31/03/2017 09:07 AM

Ten Pin Bowling Success


Congratulations to Blair Hunter, S2 who recently competed in a Ten Pin Bowling Championship and won a trophy for 2nd place in the doubles event.  Well done Blair! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 30/03/2017 10:57 AM

Edinburgh International Science Festival


Science Festival 2017 runs 1–16 April and we’re inviting you to Get Connected… to science, to one another and to the global community, as we attempt to secure the sustainable future we want to inhabit. Families can plug into great days out, including a six-floor science playground at City Art Centre, with engaging, educational hands-on activities and shows and workshops for all ages. For adults, there’s the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/03/2017 10:28 AM

Bands Awarded Gold at Perth Festival


The Deans Windband were awarded Gold in the finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival.  There are too many of them to list but if you know any of the band students please congratulate them. The judges comments were excellent and the band were a credit to the school.    The Deans Cluster band (made up of some of our younger students and pupils from the cluster primaries) were also awarded Gold in ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 23/03/2017 16:35 PM

LEAPS S5 Conference and Summer School


The LEAPS S5 Conference is taking place this Wednesday 22 March 2017 5-8pm at the University of Edinburgh’s Appleton Tower.   We have now closed bookings for this event but pupils can find event and updated travel info, including bus times/locations for outlying areas, on our S5 Conference web page: www.leapsonline.org/s5conference (bus times/locations are at the bottom of the page).   NB There is a ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 21/03/2017 09:48 AM

Rebecca Sings Her Way Through to Semi-Finals


Congratulations to Rebecca Pennykid who took part in the 3rd of 5 rounds of Rotary's Young Musician of the Year Competition at the weekend.  The 17 competitors came from East Central Scotland and the Borders, even as far away as Kirkcudbright!  We were delighted when the judges announced the winner, "with a mature voice" was Rebecca.  She now goes through to the semi final on Saturday 1st April, which is for Scotland and North ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/03/2017 10:38 AM

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Assemblies this week

House assemblies this week with House Captains as follows:  Monday - Cairnpapple, Tuesday - Dechmont, Wednesday - Houston, Thursday - S5/6.   ...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

SQA Maths Exams - Support Available

All National 5 and Higher Maths students are reminded that the following twilight sessions and support classes are available right up to the Exam on the 5th May.  Attendance is a ...Read More

After School Basketball - Thursdays

15:30 - 16:45 in the Games Hall.  All welcome! ...Read More

Badminton Club - Mondays After School

The Badminton Club is on Monday after school.  All students welcome! ...Read More

Remember to follow us on Twitter: @deanschs

Could students and parents/carers please remember to follow Deans Community High School on Twitter!  We share lots of reminders and other information on twitter with links to website updates ...Read More

Creative Writing Club

Creative Writing Club is on Tuesday lunchtimes (1:15pm-1:45pm) in English Room 5.  Come along to share ideas and pieces of writing you have, learn some new techniques and take part in some ...Read More

History Club for S1 and S2

S1-2 History Club (model making and films) - Thursday lunchtimes in Mrs Johnstone's room - Social Subjects 7. ...Read More

Table Tennis Club - Mondays Lunchtime

Starts Mondays at lunchtime in the dance studio. ...Read More

S4, 5 & 6 Prelim Timetables

S4, S5 and S6 Prelim Timetables have recently been issued to students.  A PDF copy has also been uploaded to the Information section of the ...Read More

Handball Club on Tuesdays

The Handball Club is 3.30 - 4.45pm on Tuesdays.  ...Read More

After School Netball - Wednesday

The Netball club on Wednesday from 3.30-4.45. ...Read More

Gymnastics Club - Wednesdays

The after school gymnastics club is on Wednesdays from 3.30 - 4.45pm.  All students welcome! ...Read More

Rugby - After School on Thursdays

Rugby is on Thursdays after school from 3.30-4.30pm. ...Read More

Swimming After School

Our swimming pool is available for students to enjoy a free after school swim from 3.30 - 4.10pm, Monday - Thursday.  On Fridays the following free sessions are available:  12.30 - 1.15pm, ...Read More

Senior Wind Band Information

Senior Wind Band starts up again after school on Thursdays. In preparation for the SCBF final no student should be missing rehearsals - any issues please see Mrs Duncan or Mrs Scobie.  ...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

Cluster Brass Ensemble

The Cluster Brass Ensemble is on Tuesdays after school. ...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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