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Deans Team Win National Handball Finals

The S3/4 handball team​ finished in 1st place at the national championships on Friday after a close final game against Kelvinside Academy from Glasgow. The team won the tense finale by just the one goal scored by Rogerio Carimo to make it 5-4.   Congratulations on a brilliant achievement to all of the boys pictured as well as Robert Corner who played for the team in the qualifiers! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2015 10:30 AM

World Book Day 5 March - Tokens available now!

For more information go to: http://worldbookday.com/books/ Thanks to National Book Tokens and lots of lovely book publishers and booksellers, World Book Day, in partnership with schools all over the country, will be distributing more than 14 million £1 World Book Day book tokens to children (that’s almost one for every child/young person under 18 in the UK and Ireland). When you get your book token, all you need to do is to take it ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2015 10:30 AM

Careers Fair - Thursday 5 March

Deans CHS Careers Fair will be held on Thursday 5 March 2015 from 5pm – 7pm   This is a unique opportunity for students and parents/carers to gather information about future career paths.   The following is only a selection of Universities, Colleges, Businesses, Support and Training providers who will be in attendance   * Queen Margaret, Edinburgh, Glasgow Caledonian, West of Scotland, Napier, St Andrews, Stirling, ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2015 10:30 AM

Senior Team Finish Third in Handball Finals

The S5/6 handball team​ finished in 3rd place at the recent national finals held at Ravenscraig Sports Facility in Motherwell. The team played well throughout the day but were frustrated by excellent goalkeeping from opposition teams on a number of occasions. Well done to the the students pictured on a great achievement!​ ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2015 10:30 AM

S4 Physics Students Enjoy Space Talk

Our S4 Physics students (along with a handful of S5/6 students) visited the Royal Society of Edinburgh to hear a talk from Nasa Chief Scientist, Dr Ellen Stofan.   NASA Chief Scientist, Dr Ellen Stofan, visited the RSE to deliver a talk about space to over 100 school pupils from Edinburgh, Livingston, Dunfermline and Monifieth.   Dr Stofan was appointed to her current position in August 2013, serving as principal advisor to NASA ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2015 10:11 AM

S1 & 2 Trans World Soccer Trip

A group of thirty seven S1 and 2 students recently went on a two day trip run by Trans World Soccer.  On day one, they were treated to Manchester City vs Hull City at the Etihad as well as 9-a-side matches against local opposition and a post-match press conference!  On day two, the students did their Sky Sports walk-ons, took in the Newcastle United vs Stoke City match at St James' Park and played in a 5-a-side ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/02/2015 11:10 AM

F1 in Schools Success

Keeping up the proud tradition of success in the Formula 1 in Schools challenge at Deans, teams Apex and Vortex have progressed through the Scottish heats of the competition, and will now represent the school at this year's UK finals in March.  Having met some stiff competition at the regional heats recently at Fife College, both teams did exceptionally well, with team Vortex scooping the trophy for second ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 23/02/2015 09:09 AM

Sportathon - Thurs. 26 March - 8pm - 8am

Sportathon entries are up to 63 so far and we have enough space for 120 students.  The biggest amount raised so far is £104.  Entries can still be handed in until 12 March.  All money must be handed in by 19 March.   Students can just hand in EE2's and choice sheets if they want more time to fundraise! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 19/02/2015 10:15 AM

Army Jobs & Apprenticeship Fair

There's a job in the army to match any talent or interest.  Come and talk to us at our Jobs and Apprenticeships Fair at Edinburgh Corn Exchange on Tuesday 10 March between 9.30am and 6.00pm. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 17/02/2015 11:47 AM

LEAPS Conferences & Parent Info. Evenings

The following information is for S5 students and parents regarding Leaps.   If you are unclear regarding Leaps eligibility visit the Leaps website for more info.  http://www.leapsonline.org/eligibility-criteria.html or you can speak to Margaret McNicol, Gemma Munro or Dawn Fleming in the school.   S5 Conference – Wed 18 March, 5-8pm, University of Edinburgh http://www.leapsonline.org/s5conference.html Note: free ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 17/02/2015 10:17 AM

New Parents Evening Booking System

After a successful pilot, we will be using a new, intuitive and easy to use 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 ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 09/02/2015 09:01 AM

S2 Students Enjoy STEM Networking Event

Today saw all of our S2 students in the school taking part in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) networking event.  The students were split into groups of three, and were able to circulate around 30 different STEM ambassadors who had all given up their time to come and speak with our students.  This involved asking a range of questions relating to their job role and background, as well as being informed of the wide ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 04/02/2015 13:37 PM

Immunisation Scotland - Are You Protected?

Thanks to immunisation, diseases such as polio have disappeared in the UK. However, these diseases could come back as they are still seen in many countries throughout the world - which is why it’s so important to get your jabs.   Although you were probably immunised against tetanus, diphtheria and polio as a child, and may have some protection, you still need a Teenage booster to complete your routine ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 04/02/2015 13:13 PM

Pathways to the Professions

Pathways to the Professions provides advice and guidance to local state school students interested in applying for Medicine, Law, Veterinary Medicine or Architecture.    If anyone is interested in these professions, please encourage them to register for Pathways.    You can find more information and register ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 03/02/2015 10:27 AM

Important Messages from PC Corner

As you may be aware from the press reports and the Council’s Facebook page there have been several instances where teenagers have been seen dropping stones and rocks from bridges onto cars travelling on the roadway below (dual carriageway).   Several cars have been damaged but fortunately nobody has been injured yet!   Should there be any injury caused or death then the people responsible WILL be charged with Culpable ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 03/02/2015 10:16 AM

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Increase in School Transport prices from 1 April 2015

New prices for school transport from 1st April 2015 - 10 Journey book of 10 - £ 6.10    Term Passes - Term 1 £ 99.25, Term 2 £ 70.50, Term 3 £ 55.00, ...Read More

Parent Council Meeting

The next Parent Council Meeting is on Tuesday 10 March at 6.00pm.  New members always welcome! Our parent council are strong supporters of the school and engage in many fund raising activities ...Read More

Library Rota and Opening Times

  The Library is open from 8.00 - 8.30am Monday to Friday for all years.   The library is also open after school until 4.30 pm Monday to Thursday and  Friday open untill 1pm. ...Read More

Badminton Clubs

Our badminton club for S1 & 2 is on Mondays after school and for S3-6 on Wednesdays from 15:45 – 16:45. ...Read More

S1 & 2 Rugby

Rugby training takes place on Mondays after school. Old and new players wanted.  Get some friends and come along!!!    ...Read More

Table Tennis Club

Table tennis club is in the dance studio on Monday lunchtimes. ...Read More

Library Chess Club

If you want to join the Chess Club give your name to Mrs McCabe in the Library. ...Read More

Netball - Tuesdays after school

Netball starts again on a Tuesday after school. ...Read More

Ukulele Group - Wed lunch

Come along to the Ukulele Group which takes place every Wednesday lunchtime from 1:30pm in Music 1.  No experience required and you don't even need a Ukulele to join.   All welcome!  ...Read More

School Chaplain Drop-in

Our school chaplain is Rob Bell.  Rob is available in Deans Community High School to support students, staff and the community.  Rob takes regular assemblies, runs the Q Place after school ...Read More

Debating Club - Tuesdays - all welcome!

Tuesday lunchtimes in Mr Rooney's room.  All welcome... we need new S1 students to come along ...Read More

Twitter: @deanschs

Remember to follow Deans Community High School on Twitter.  Click on the twitter link on the homepage of the website.  @deanschs  ...Read More

Indoor Tennis on Fridays - S1 & 2

Indoor Tennis is on Fridays at 12.30pm for S1 and 2 students.  It will be in the small gym and you don't need a racket or to have played before.  It's a chance to hit lots of tennis balls ...Read More

Parent Support Group - Wednesday mornings

The Parent Support Group is on Wednesday mornings from 9.30 - 11.30am.  All welcome!  ...Read More

Gymnastics Club - Wednesdays

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

After School Basketball

After school basketball for S1-3 is on Friday after school and S4-6 is on Tuesday after school. ...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

Football Teams - Fridays After School

All football teams train or play matches on Friday afternoons. 12.45-3.00pm. ...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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