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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
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Livingston EH54 8PS
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Student Council Elections

  Student Council elections are taking place tomorrow morning in the theatre.   Periods 1 to 3 for S1 to S3 and Senior students will vote during tutor time.  You should bring your class down to the theatre at the allocated time to vote.  Present members of the Student Council will be helping to prepare and organise the elections.     ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/09/2016 15:31 PM

Instrumental Lessons - Parent Focus Group

For parents of students receiving Instrumental lessons.  All parents of students who  have instrumental instruction in school are invited to attend a focus group on Thursday 6 October 2016, at 7.00pm, in the school library.  More information from Mrs Riddell.  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/09/2016 15:24 PM

S2 Parents Information Sessions

Skills Development Scotland Careers Adviser currently meeting with S2 PSE classes as part of their PSE programme to help them prepare now for subject choice In February 2017.   Offering for the first time Option for S2 students to request a 1:1 meeting. S2 Parents Information Sessions.   Not sure how to best support your child for Subject Choice? Why not attend one of the S2 Parents Information Sessions in ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/09/2016 10:40 AM

Leaps Events - October and November

Just a reminder that there are a number of LEAPS events coming up in October and November - please see below for details.     Creative Extras Art & Design Week For final-year LEAPS-eligible students planning to apply for an art and design related course at any higher education institution. The week is an opportunity to develop confidence, new skills and ideas for your portfolio before submitting an application to higher ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/09/2016 15:40 PM

National Parent Forum of Scotland

Review of the Scottish Schools (Parental Involvement) Act 2006     Ten years ago the Scottish Parliament passed a law to ensure that parents can be fully involved in their children’s schooling. This was to help parents be involved with their child’s education and learning, feel welcomed to take part in the life of the school, and to be encouraged to express their views, on their school and working together ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 21/09/2016 15:25 PM

Calling all Swimmers!

The West Lothian Schools Swimming Championships are on Sunday 6th November, here at Deans Community High School. Students may select a maximum of 4 events to compete in (only 2 of these can be 100m). Any interested students must see Miss Davey by next Friday (30 Sept.) with their events and times.     ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 21/09/2016 12:32 PM

Cross Country Selection 2016

Congratulations to the students whose names are pictured who have been selected for the upcoming West Lothian Cross Country Championships!  This is taking place at 1pm on Wednesday 5th October at Dechmont Law. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/09/2016 09:25 AM

The Wiz - Tickets Now On Sale

Deans Community High School presents The Wiz on Tuesday 11 - Thursday 13 October at 7pm in the Theatre.  Tickets are on sale at reception - £5 and £4 (concessions).   The Wiz is the classic tale of Dorothy and her friends, as in The Wizard of Oz, but has a different, Motown style musical twist.  With the catchy songs and classic story, this is one not to be missed!!!  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/09/2016 09:32 AM

September Newsletter Information

A copy of our September 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 | 09/09/2016 16:50 PM

Any Girls Interested in Playing Handball?

Girls interested in playing handball for the school should see Mr Robertson in P.E. Dept. ASAP. The first event, which is on Wednesday 14th September, is a "come and  try" format and is therefore suitable for all levels of ability.  Handball club is on a Tuesday night, 3.30 - 4.45pm. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 06/09/2016 19:01 PM

Student Council Elections

Student Council elections are due to take place on Thursday 29 September. This will be held in the theatre periods 1 to 3 for BGE Year groups and during tutor time for S4, S5 and S6 students.   Students will be asked to vote for their chosen candidate. We are now looking for nominations across all year groups. If anyone wishes to be nominated for the Student Council they must see Mr Parsons, Mr Laurie or Miss Lindsay for a nomination ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 06/09/2016 11:17 AM

S6 Lockers - Important Information

If any S6 students have been given a locker key by any of last year's S6 you MUST hand it back today.  New locker keys have arrived and ALL lockers will be re issued.   The Common room lockers will be available on Wednesday, during morning break, in the Purple room. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 06/09/2016 09:04 AM

College Success for Stewart

John Begbie from West Lothian College came along to Deans to present Stewart Bruce with a BCS Computing Award, after he successfully completed a West Lothian College course recently.   John said he was really pleased with Stewart's attendance on the course, and said, "after a few weeks on the course, Stewart was happy to help others in the class".   This was Stewart's first course at West Lothian College, his attendance and ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/09/2016 13:08 PM

A Message from the Head Girl and Head Boy

We are excited to be Head Girl and Head Boy of Deans Community High School this year and we would like to welcome all students and staff back to school.  This year promises to be both challenging and rewarding.  We look forward to working with a committed group of Deputies, House Captains and Prefects as we support and encourage all students and promote our school values of integrity, respect, inclusion, compassion and ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 04/09/2016 18:48 PM

Build a Business in a Day Success

S2 Business students enjoyed a trip to Edinburgh Napier University to compete against 12 other schools in the Build a Business in a Day workshop. Students were given a brief in which they were to decide to create an innovative food/drink/festival business.  Lots of hard work, creativity and enthusiasm powered the students into organising and delivering a fantastic pitch to the judges. Students decided to name their business 'The Lazy Food ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 04/09/2016 18:47 PM

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This Week

Maths Club for S1 and S2

Every Thursday Lunch time with Mr Krausen.  Work on problem solving, fun challenges, projects and more.   Learn skills such as teamwork, independence, presentational skills ...Read More

5 a side House Football Tournament

There will be a 5 a side football tournament for S1 students in the games hall at lunch times this week.  Tuesday will be Houston v Cairnpapple.  Wednesday will be Dechmont v Houston. ...Read More

Assemblies this week

Monday - S1, Tuesday - S2, Wednesday - S3, Thursday - S4, Friday - S5/6. ...Read More

Sportathon Letter Correction

Please note that there is a mistake on the Sportathon letter. All sponsorship money and forms must be returned to the PE department by the 28th October rather than the 30th September as stated on the ...Read More

Badminton Club on Mondays after school

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

Girls Football

The Girls Football Club is on Thursdays after school. ...Read More

After School Basketball - Thursdays

The Basketball Club is on Thursdays after school.  All welcome! ...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

Rugby - After School on Thursdays

Rugby is on Thursdays after school. ...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

Parent Support Group - Wednesday mornings

  Parent "Drop-in" support group - Wednesday 10am - 11am.  All welcome!     ...Read More

Creative Writing Club

Creative Writing Club is on Tuesday lunchtimes (1:15pm-1:45pm) in English Room 7.  Come along to Mr Anderson's room to share ideas and pieces of writing you have, learn some new techniques and ...Read More

Handball Club - Tuesdays after school

Handball is on Tuesday after school. ...Read More

After School Dance on Tuesdays

After School Dance is on Tuesdays from 3.30-4.30pm. ...Read More

Netball - Wednesdays after school

Netball for S1-6 is on a Wednesday 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

Thanks From the Library

A big thank you to the people who left donations of books for our Library. The opening times for the library are:    Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 3.30pm Friday 8.00am - ...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

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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