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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
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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

S2 Girls Attend Heriot Watt Stem Workshop

On International Women's Day, ten S2 girls and Mr Hendry travelled to Heriot Watt University to attend  a girls into STEM workshop. This was the Dragonfly event.     The Engineer who worked with the girls was an ex student of Deans, Afiyah Sheikh (Zinaira Sheikh) who has just successfully completed her Electrical Engineering Masters Degree.       The girls who attended the event were: ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/03/2017 10:29 AM

Amsterdam Trip - Spaces Now Available

Two spaces are now available on the Amsterdam Trip for S2 -3 students.  The trip is on 29th May - 3rd June.  The cost of £420 must be paid by 31st March.  More information available from Mrs Hodgson. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 09/03/2017 15:51 PM

Students Attend Play Unified Conference

Chris Tweedie, Nicole Hutchinson, Jono McCulloch and Morag Godden attended the Play Unified Training Summit in Ratho Climbing Centre on Tuesday 7 March 2017.   This Training Summit was event managed by the Special Olympics Great Britain Team, Youth Sports Trust and Scottish Disability Sport.  The purpose of this Play Unified Conference is to develop potential young leaders and empower them with new leadership skills.  These ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 08/03/2017 16:10 PM

Fresh Air Policy - National No Smoking Day

National No Smoking Day is on Wednesday 8th March 2017.  In recognition of this, Deans Community High School are launching our Fresh Air Policy.     Everyone is entitled to breathe fresh air - it is prohibited to smoke within our school grounds.  This includes everywhere within our school fences and entrance gate areas.  Anyone found to be smoking will be asked to stop and reported to the headteacher/deputy ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 08/03/2017 16:10 PM

WL College Open Day Invitation - Sat 11 March

The community of West Lothian is being invited to an open information day and campus tour of West Lothian College on Saturday 11 March from 10am to 2pm.   It is hoped that the open day will be of interest to prospective students of all ages, younger people who are at secondary school and local people who would like to find out more about the excellent opportunities and facilities.   The open day will be a fantastic ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 06/03/2017 09:52 AM

Students Compete in National Sportshall Final

At a Lothian schools Sportshall Athletics Festival, Finley Maciver & Murtuza Hamayun from Deans CHS showed considerable talent and were selected to represent the region at the Scottish Disability Sport National Sportshall Athletics Championships 2017.  These students were part of a regional schools team selected based on the results recorded at the local festival at Linlithgow Academy.   The event was held on Thursday ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 06/03/2017 09:45 AM

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is 6 -10 March

Scottish Apprenticeship Week is 6 -10 March.     Lots of events and information:   https://www.apprenticeships.scot/scottish-apprenticeship-week/see-whats-on?DateFrom=&DateTo=&filters=4365   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2017 11:14 AM

Interested in a Career in Game Design

Interested in Game Design? Edinburgh Zoo are holding a selection of Game Design Workshops next week aimed at 10 - 18 year olds who are interested in a career in the #gamesindustry. If you would like to register or find out more, you can visit Edinburgh Zoos official Eventbrite.   https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/rzss-edinburgh-zoo-6902343541   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2017 11:05 AM

Developing the Young Workforce

Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) West Lothian are developing a digital platform, with the aim of creating an employer and education ‘Hub’ to accommodate partnership building with business and education. They have now just completed the Think Box element of their digital offering.   The DYW have been in contact with many educators regarding means of business partnership building. They are now hoping to communicate with as ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/02/2017 10:08 AM

Sutton Trust Summer School

The Sutton Trust Summer School runs from the 2nd to the 7th July.   A flyer has been uploaded in 'Student Information' with more info. about our programme and eligibility criteria.   http://www.deanscommunityhighschool.com/uploads/28-02-2017-31987278458b5492c279c2_SuttonTrustSummerSchoolFlyer.pdf   Anyone can apply but we will prioritise pupils who meet more than one of our criteria.   The Sutton Trust Summer School ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/02/2017 09:57 AM

World Book Day - 2 March 2017

World Book Day Tokens will be issued to students on Tuesday.   HOW TO USE YOUR BOOK TOKEN 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 15 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 ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/02/2017 10:10 AM

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Easter School Timetable

Remember the Easter School Timetable has been uploaded in the Study Support and Student Information sections of the ...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

Multi-Sports Club on Mondays

Monday Lunchtime in the Games Hall. ...Read More

Table Tennis Club - Mondays Lunchtime

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

For all S6 Students - Yearbook Info.

Could S6 students please complete this survey link for the Yearbook Committee.   Survey responses should be completed by 30 January 2017.  Thank ...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

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

Parent Support Group - Wednesday mornings

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