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Headteacher: Susan Cook
Eastwood Park
Livingston EH54 8PS
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Expressive Arts Showcase Tickets Now on Sale

Our Expressive Arts Showcase is on Thursday 11 June at 7.00pm in the Theatre.  Tickets priced £4 (adults) and £3 (concessions) are now available from reception.   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 14/05/2015 20:08 PM

S1-3 Netball Team Win West Lothian Finals

Our S1-S3 girls netball team have played extremely well over the last few months and this run of play contimued  in the West Lothian finals on Friday afternoon, alongside Bathgate, Linlithgow and Armadale.   The scores were as follows:  Deans 6 - 1 Linlithgow, Deans 3 - 0 Bathgate, Deans 4 - 7 Armadale.   The team then faced Armadale in the final and managed to win 6-5, meaning the girls were the overall winners of the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 11/05/2015 09:20 AM

Scholar Live Session Information

SCHOLAR - Heriot Watt University - Click read more and then the link for more Scholar live session information: http://scholar.hw.ac.uk/Resources/Live_Online_Sessions/   All students and teachers are welcome to attend these Live Online Sessions which are interactive events hosted by subject specialists who have extensive teaching experience.  Each session lasts up to an hour in total, including time for questions and ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/05/2015 13:10 PM

Activity Day Choices and Information

It’s now time for you to make your choices for Activity Days on Wednesday 27 and Thursday 28 May.  You should have got a choice sheet and EE2 form during tutor time.    The tutor powerpoint with more information and frequently asked questions has been uploaded in the School Information Section under Student Information.   Your choice form can be returned to your Tutor, Mr Anderson or Miss Campbell by Monday 11 ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 01/05/2015 10:09 AM

Deans Lights Up Malawi

The Scotland Lights Up Malawi Campaign.   Deans Community High School has been commended for raising over £200 in funds to send solar lights to schools and communities in Malawi. The Scotland Lights Up Malawi campaign is trying to stop the use of kerosene lamps in houses in Malawi, especially at night time when school children are required to do their homework but have no electricity to use light bulbs. Kerosene lamps emit dangerous ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 01/05/2015 10:09 AM

WLC Admission Arrangements - Specialist Provision

West Lothian Council Admission Arrangements for Specialist Provision   In accordance with the Schools (Consultation) (Scotland) Act 2010, West Lothian Council consulted (between 14 November 2014 and 16 January 2015) on the proposals outlined below:   SUMMARY OF PROPOSALS - ADMISSION ARRANGEMENTS FOR SPECIALIST PROVISION   The adoption of admission arrangements set out in the consultation document will ensure equity in the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 30/04/2015 14:51 PM

New Higher Revision Guides

These resources provide a clear, straightforward explanation of what learners need to know in order to prepare for the new Higher exams. For each subject, there are links taking you directly to specimen papers, exemplar question papers and sites where you can access other useful information. Please note that these resources are for the new Curriculum for Excellence Highers only.  Click on the following ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 21/04/2015 09:51 AM

Ryan Passes Grade V Theory with Merit

Congratulations to Ryan Dudgeon (S6) who passed his Grade V Theory with Merit in the Royal Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music Exam.  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/04/2015 13:59 PM

Stephanie Wins Bronze Medal in Norway

Congratulations to Stephanie Brash who won a Bronze Medal representing Scotland at the Kofukan World Championships in Norway with the Tenkai Karate Club. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/04/2015 09:53 AM

Online Safety Information

The sharing of inappropriate images on Social Media is a practice that some young people are becoming involved in.  This is done on a number of different forums including Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat to name a few. It normally takes place between young people in a relationship but there has been incidents where images have been sent to complete strangers.       There are many dangers associated with this behavior ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/04/2015 16:25 PM

Netball Team Win Through to Finals

  On Friday our netball team won every single game to qualify for the finals of the West Lothian championships where they will face Armadale, Linlithgow and Bathgate. They won every game by at least 4 baskets. The students in this team are: Jemma Gilbertson, Lola Aluko, Lucy Carroll, Gabrielle McClymont, Megan McGovern, Leigh Douglas, Chantelle Williams, Hannah Baillie, Karolina Soja and Elle Dunlop.  Well done and good luck in the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 27/03/2015 12:24 PM

Senior Wind Band Win Gold Plus at Perth

At 8.30 on Sunday morning (yes, that's right, SUNDAY MORNING), our 40 intrepid Senior Wind Band members, Mrs Gordon and Ms Riddell made the journey to Perth Concert Hall to participate in the finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival.  We performed in the Achieving School Band class at 10.25am, alongside 8 other wind bands from across Scotland.  The performance was fantastic and I couldn't have been more proud of our musicians, ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/03/2015 09:11 AM

S2 Students Win Best Team at go4SET

Congratulations to S2 students, Sebastian Lindl, Craig Patrick, Taylor Shaw, Ryan Duckworth and Ewan Farr,​​ who recently competed in the East of Scotland, EDT go4SET competition at Heriot-Watt University. The aim of the project was to design an 'Eco Hotel' in conjunction with their school's partner company W.L. Gore and Associates. After months of hard work the boy's efforts paid off as they won 'Best Team' out ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 19/03/2015 10:43 AM

Deans Double - S1/2 Team Win 2nd National Title

Congratulations to the S1/2 Handball Team who won the national title at Ravenscraig Sports Centre!  This means the team have now won the trophy two years in a row which is a brilliant achievement.     This follows on from the S3/4 team's success at the nationals last week, which means that two of the three Scottish Schools Handball Titles are held by Deans Community High School.  The S5/6 team finished third earlier in ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/03/2015 10:47 AM

Team Apex to represent Scotland in Singapore

The most recent stage of the F1 in Schools challenge saw both Team Apex and Vortex competing at the F1 in Schools UK finals last Thursday and Friday, which were part of this year's Big Bang Fair which is held at the Birmingham NEC.  Both teams were extremely busy across the two days, delivering a number of presentations to judges, talking through their detailed portfolios and 'pit displays' and taking part in the racing ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/03/2015 09:25 AM

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This Week

Assemblies next week - Monday S3

S3 are in an assembly during tutor time on Monday morning for enterprise day and should remain in the theatre after assembly for the West Lothian College talk. ...Read More

Reminder - Chemistry Master Classes

Reminder to students of the Higher Chemistry Master Class event being held at Armadale Academy on Saturday 23rd May, 9:30am - 1:00pm. Students can bring their EE2 to ...Read More

SDS - Job Vacancies updated - 20-5-15

The Snippets Vacancies document has been updated and is uploaded in the Student Information and Careers sections.  This document produced by Skills Development Scotland has a variety ...Read More

Aimee Presents Cheque to Western Hospital

Well done to Aimee Wardlaw 1C2 who recently presented a cheque to Julie Read (lead nurse) at Western General Hospital Ward One. The £100 will be added to the Chemotherapy Outpatients Fund. ...Read More

Activity Days - Choice Forms & EE2s

You now have 'till Thursday 14 May to return activity day choice forms. (Money not required until Thursday 21)  If forms are not returned by this date you will be allocated ...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

Education Maintenance Allowance

Education Maintenance Allowance - £30 a week could be yours!   If you are approaching school leaving age, you need to know about EMA.   For more information on eligibility see the ...Read More

Badminton Club

The badminton club is on Wednesday from 3.45-4.45pm (all years) ...Read More

Twitter: @deanschs

Could students and parents remember to follow Deans Community High School on Twitter!  Lots of news and updates @deanschs  ...Read More

Handball Club

Handball is on Thursdays after school from 3.30-5.00pm. ...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

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

Debating Club - Tuesdays - all welcome!

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

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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