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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
Eastwood Park
Livingston EH54 8PS
T. 01506 282155
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E. wldeans-chs@westlothian.org.uk

S4 Prelims Start on Monday 30 November

The S4 Prelims start on Monday 30 November.  Prelim timetables have been issued to students during Tutor time and a pdf copy of the timetable is uploaded in the 'Exam Information' and 'Student Information' sections in the 'School Information' section at the top of the website.   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 27/11/2015 08:58 AM

New SQA Templates for English N5 & Higher

There are new templates available from SQA for National 5 and Higher English folios this year.  WE MUST PRESENT ALL FOLIOS IN THIS FORMAT.  The folios will then be scanned for emarking. The folio templates are in the English Department Study Resources section on the school website.  Cut and paste work onto them and present them to your teacher in this format.  You will also have access to these templates in class ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/11/2015 10:46 AM

WLC Parental Involvement Survey

West Lothian Council are gathering evidence to help inform an updated West Lothian Parental Involvement Strategy.  Please find below, a link to a survey for parents and carers regarding levels of parental involvement.  It would be greatly appreciated if you could spare a few minutes to complete this survey.   https://www.esurveycreator.co.uk/s/PIStrategySurvey     The survey contains only five statements to ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 25/11/2015 12:12 PM

S2 Football Team Win Against St Margarets

Well done to the S2 Football team who beat St Margarets 1-0 in an exciting match at Livingston Stadium astro pitch.  Aiden Hood scored a well placed goal in the first half from outside the box.  The team showed a great fighting spirit to hold onto the lead until the final whistle with a strong defence and some excellent goal keeping. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/11/2015 15:22 PM

Dean shoots Deans to the Title!

DEANS ARE S5/6 WEST LOTHIAN BASKETBALL CHAMPIONS!!     The senior team saw off Bathgate in the Semi in relaxed fashion and were up against JYHS in the final - a tough test with all 5 of their players playing club basketball for Wolves with 3 having played for Scotland!  However the Deans boys would not give in and despite going down by six points, clawed their way back thanks mainly to the spirited play of Robert Corner and ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/11/2015 09:32 AM

Student Council Welcome New S1 Members

The Student Council have been busy discussing various topics and issues surrounding school life. Every month the council meet to discuss ideas and express opinion. Recently the council met to welcome newly elected S1 members who will form a very important part of student life within Deans.   The council members are pictured with recently purchased picnic benches that the students sourced themselves ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 18/11/2015 12:16 PM

Congratulations to our Stellar Award Winners

At the West Lothian Council Stellar Awards on Friday evening, Deans Community High School swimmer Craig McLean won the Sporting Achievement Award for his outstanding achievement in swimmming.  Well done Craig!  Congratulations to the West Lothian Schools Pipe Band who won the Expressive Arts Team of the Year Award.  Well done to Gordon Bruce, David Ross and their team and all our students who play in the band. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/11/2015 10:35 AM

West Lothian Council's Team of the Year 2015

Congratulations to our P.E. Department staff who have just been crowned West Lothian Council's Team of the Year 2015 at the Celebrating Success Awards this evening!!  An outstanding achievement given the calibre of the nominations at the awards ceremony this year.  Well done to the P.E. staff and all the students who worked so hard throughout the year. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/11/2015 20:59 PM

Another Win for the S1 Football Team

Well done to the S1 football team who beat James Young to keep up their 100% record!  Goals from Jay, Darren, Aidan, Ewan, Jack and Matthew secured the win!  Well done boys! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 10/11/2015 14:17 PM

Want to Return Overdue Books or Donate Books

Remember you can return your 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.       A list of overdue library books is in registers today.  Congratulations to ...1D1,1D2 1H1 and 5C3  who have no overdue books!  Cairpapple 101 overdue books, Dechmont 98 overdue books, Houston 135 overdue books. Please return ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 08/11/2015 19:17 PM

Girls Handball National Finals

After some tough competition, the S1-3 girls' handball team finished 2nd and the S3-6 team finished 6th out of 14 teams participating at the national finals recently.  The girls were brilliant throughout and represented Deans incredibly well both through their performances and behaviour. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 08/11/2015 18:59 PM

National Approach to Anti-Bullying

The Scottish Government wants to update their National Approach to Anti-Bullying for Scotland's Children and Young People. A National Approach means a way of doing things in the same or similar way for everyone in the whole of Scotland. The National Approach to Anti-Bullying will help adults who are in contact with children and young people to deal with bullying in similar ways, no matter of who you are, where you live, or where you learn or ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/11/2015 09:46 AM

Another Scottish Cup Win for Basketball Team

DCHS Senior Boys basketball team remain undefeated in all competitions this season after a triumphant 98-28 Scottish cup win today over Firhill High School. From the tip off the Deans pressing defence was paying off and they soon raced to a 31-2 lead. With the bench players rotating for the rest of the match all gaining valuable court time the match was never in doubt against the young Edinburgh based team. Top Scorers for Deans were Dean ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 27/10/2015 21:23 PM

WL Schools Cross Country - Well Done!

Well done to all the students who ran in the WL Schools Cross Country Championships!  Congratulations to Jack Mathieson, Aiden Hood and Dean McConnell who achieved an individual bronze medal each!  We also achieved a number of team medals:  S1 Boys SILVER - Jack Mathieson, Matthew Hall, Darren Hamilton, Jack Douglas.  S2 Boys GOLD - Aiden Hood, Jordan McPhillie, Alan Higgins, Cameron SymeS3 Girls BRONZE - Taylor Jenkins, Abby ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 27/10/2015 14:47 PM

Basketball - Deans Seniors Remain Unbeaten

Deans CHS Senior Basketball team followed up a 47-18 Scottish Cup win over Bathgate by going undefeated again at the most recent West Lothian Schools League event, qualifying in first place for the finals ahead of James Young HS. The boys - who have yet to lose a match this season -  have more Scottish Cup games before the West Lothian finals on the 19th November. Good Luck  to all!    ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 27/10/2015 11:45 AM

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Higher Maths Masterclass starts Fridays from 1- 2pm. All welcome. ...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

Dates for Wind Band & Brass Group

Friday 27th November - Brass ensemble performing for the Ashwood annual Charity Ball, Hilcroft Hotel, Whitburn, 6.30pm-9pm. Sunday 6th December - Senior wind Band and cluster Brass Band ...Read More

Any S1 students interested in Brass Lessons

Any S1 student interested in Brass lessons should let Mrs Duncan or their music teacher know as soon as possible. Trials will take place within the next few weeks.  ...Read More

Junior Choir - Monday Lunchtimes

Junior choir is on Monday lunchtime in Mrs Gordon's room. Please be ready to start at 1:20pm prompt. ...Read More

S1-4 Girls & Boys Rugby

S1-4 Girls and Boys Rugby starts Tuesdays after school.  The sessions are with Livingston Rugby Club Coaches. ...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

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

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

Parent Support Group - Wednesday mornings

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

Badminton Club on Mondays after school

The badminton club is on a Monday 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


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