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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
Eastwood Park
Livingston EH54 8PS
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Exam Transport Confirmation


Just to confirm the following additional buses have been booked with Horsburgh to cover exam transport:  5 May (16 pupils), pick up time: 15.55pm.  12 May (17 pupils), pick up time: 15.55pm. 20 May (26 pupils), pick up time: 14.50pm.  The bus will run the normal route to Seafield. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 29/04/2016 11:18 AM

A Note from the Head Boy and Girl


After my six years in the school I can certainly say that Deans is not just a wonderful environment to learn in but also to grow into the person you are. There is certainly nowhere I’d have rather spent my time than in the school and it has been such an honour and privilege to represent it as Head Boy for the past year. I would like to thank all teachers and members of staff for making my time in the school such an enjoyable one and ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 29/04/2016 09:33 AM

Blazers for Senior Phase Students


Dear Parent/Carer,   The Student Council recently wrote to you about their wish to introduce school blazers to senior phase students. I am delighted to support them in this and have been working closely with them to bring this about. The company we are using are called Academy Uniforms and they have been very careful to listen to the wishes of the students and take these into account in the design of the blazers.   As the Student ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/04/2016 15:52 PM

Class Present Cheque to British Heart Foundation


On Tuesday 26 April 2016, the S5 Enterprise and Employability class presented a cheque for £100 to the British Heart Foundation.  The group had to complete an Enterprise task which involved organising and carrying out an event with any profits being donated to a charity.  The class were split into 3 groups where each group provided the funding for the following group to carry out their project. The initial fundraiser was a ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 27/04/2016 19:40 PM

Seafield Primary are Maths Challenge Winners


Congratulations to all the primary students who took part in the P7 Maths Challenge. A fun day was had by all and it was great to see so many enthusiastic mathematicians. Thanks also to the Deans students who helped out on the day.  Well done to the winners for 2016 - Seafield Primary School.    ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/04/2016 15:11 PM

Blackpool Lists on House Noticeboards


The student eligiblity lists for Blackpool are now displayed on the house notice boards.  If you have been selected and would like to go to Blackpool, please collect a form from Miss Davey in the PE department.  If you have been selected and you do not want to go, please let Miss Davey know so that your place can be offered to someone else.  A deposit of £20 is required by Friday 6 May in order to secure your place. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/04/2016 15:05 PM

The Rainbow Connection Showcase


It's not too late to submit work for the showcase - As part of LGBT History Month, Deans Art & Design Department, in association with the school’s own ‘DNA’ LGBT group and supported by LGBT Youth Scotland, announced that we will be hosting a showcase of Expressive Arts work from across the region this coming Spring under the theme of ‘The Rainbow Connection’.   We are asking all members of our ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 19/04/2016 14:09 PM

S1 Football Team are League Champions


KINGS OF THE LEAGUE - A Jay King hat-trick inspired deans to their first league title in in over a decade. The game which was played in terrible weather at Blackburn 3G was a tale of 2 halves. Broxburn started the better team and Adam was called upon to make a great save from a curling free kick. Broxburn took the lead midway through the first half as the Deans boys took their time to settle into the game. Only a few minutes before half ...Read More

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

Music Spring Fling Fundraiser


The Music Department is holding its first ever Spring Fundraiser at Seafield Bowling club. Tickets are on sale at reception and are priced at £5 for adults and £4 concession.  The price includes musical entertainment, a quiz, a buffet and possibly a few more surprises… Tickets are limited so be sure to get in quick!  Proceeds from the evening will be split between The Music Department Fund and ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 18/04/2016 09:22 AM

Changes to School Transport - Buses & Taxis


It has been confirmed that all students requiring school transport next session will need to apply before 6 May 2016; this includes new students as well as students already receiving transport in buses and taxis. Please be aware that new bus passes and information will be required for next session so it essential that applications are submitted prior to the deadline as previous passes will not be accepted. In order to improve the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 17/04/2016 21:54 PM

Rocket Science - the seeds arrive today!


At 04:26am, Commander Scott Kelly of NASA and Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko and Sergey Volkov of Roscosmos landed safely back on Earth. The crew landed the Soyuz TMA-18M capsule onto the Kazakh Steppe in central Asia at 10:26 local time after successfully completing their mission on the International Space Station (ISS). Also safely making a return to Earth was 2kg of rocket seeds which have completed their six month mission on ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 17/04/2016 20:52 PM

Successful Nat 5 History Conference


Following on the success of the Higher History conference,  Friday  saw the inaugural National 5 Masterclass. Over 150 students attended.  The speaker was  John Kerr, author and exam marker. The students had a chance to try out  a variety of effective revision techniques as well as gaining valuable insights into the techniques required to achieve exam success.  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 17/04/2016 20:41 PM

S1 Parents Evening Reminder


Our S1 Parents' Evening is on Tuesday 19 April 2016.  As you know we use an 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 are also be able to add a short message for the teacher.   Please note:  to make it easier for you moving around different subject teachers we do not use all the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 12/04/2016 13:04 PM

March Newsletter - Information & Achievements


A copy of our March Newsletter has been uploaded in the 'Newsletter' section in the 'School Information' tab at the top of the homepage at www.deanscommunityhighschool.com.  We have also emailed a copy of the Newsletter out to parents/carers who have provided us with email addresses.    Our website is also updated daily with pictures, news and information.  Please help us improve communication further by providing us ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/03/2016 12:48 PM

Brass Ensemble Awarded Gold at Finals


The Deans Cluster Brass ensemble, conducted by Mrs Carolyn Scobie, performed at the Scottish Concert Band National Finals on Sunday 20th March in Perth Concert Hall.  The band gave a great performance and were awarded a Gold award.  They got through to the national finals after being awarded a gold award at the Scottish concert Band festival heat in December.  The cluster brass ensemble were the first EVER brass ensemble, in ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 23/03/2016 15:47 PM

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This Week

Reminder - May Holiday

Remember the school starts back for students on Wednesday 4 May. ...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

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

Netball - Now on Tuesdays after school

Netball for S1-6 has changed to a Tuesday after school. ...Read More

Midnight League - Free Football for 12-17 year olds

Midnight League is taking place at Xcite Craigswood Sports Centre on Friday nights from 7pm-9pm. Sessions are for young people aged between 12 & 17 years of age. Players can attend ...Read More

DMG Project Money

Can all students who still have to pay their DMG money for this year please hand their money to their teacher as soon as possible. Below is a list of the prices for each current year group: - S1 ...Read More

School Shop Special Offer

School Shop Special Offer!  50% Off !  YPO A4 paper covered board ring binders £ 0.30,  YPO Economy lever arch file £0.50,  A4 Subject divider £0.15.  Open ...Read More

S1-3 Book Club

  S1-3 Book Club is on Thursday lunchtimes (1:15pm-1:45pm) in English Room 5.  Join Ms Power in her classroom to relax with a good book, share what you have been reading, get ideas for new ...Read More

S1-3 Creative Writing Club

  S1-3 Creative Writing Club is on Tuesday lunchtimes (1:15pm-1:45pm) in English Room 5.  Come along to Ms Power's room to share ideas and pieces of writing you have, learn some new ...Read More

HIGHER/NAT 5 MATHS MASTERCLASS

Higher and Nat 5 Maths Masterclasses are running from 1.30 to 3.00pm (subject to change) on the following dates:  15/1/16, 22/1/16, 12/2/16, 15/4/16, 22/4/16 and 29/4/16.  Available to all ...Read More

Senior Wind Band

The first rehearsal back after the christmas holidays will take place on Thursday 7th January after school in the theatre until 5pm. All band members are expected to attend, if anyone is unable ...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

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

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

Badminton Club on Mondays after school

The badminton club is on a Monday 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

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