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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

Sportathon 2015 - Well done to Everyone Involved!

Sportathon 2015 has commenced!  Good luck to all the students and staff taking part tonight.  105 students in school from 8pm-8am to participate in the Sportathon. The students have raised just over £4000 to contribute to the running costs of extra curricular sport at Deans.  Well done to everyone involved!  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/03/2015 21:16 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

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 | 13/03/2015 12:22 PM

Jack takes First Place at Piping Competition

Jack Forbes (S3) took first place in the March, at the National Piping Centre solo competition held in Glasgow recently.  This was Jack's first competition and he was playing in the chanter category.  Well done on an excellent performance Jack! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 12/03/2015 12:19 PM

Remember online Uniform Ordering is Available

Just a reminder that online ordering of uniform is available from Border Embroideries.  We have a limited stock of garments available in school.  School ties are only available from the school.  To order online go to:  http://www.border-embroideries.co.uk/advanced_search.php?skl_id=15581&pager=view_all​  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 12/03/2015 10:38 AM

Giant Heptathlon Regional Winners

Huge congratulations to our S1/S2 Giant Heptathlon team who won the regional final at Meadowbank Stadium, this now means that they have qualified for the the National Final and will be representing the East of Scotland at the Glasgow Emirates Arena! The students were a credit to the school and constantly cheered one another on throughout the event. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 09/03/2015 16:27 PM

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

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

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This Week

Assemblies this week

Easter assemblies this week led by Rob Bell are as follows; Monday C Group Tuesday D Group Wednesday H Group Thursday S5/6. ...Read More

Tutor Time Extended by 5 mins - Tues & Wed

The whole school will complete a survey this week on Tuesday, with the exception of Dechmont who will complete the survey on Wednesday due to assembly. ...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

Easter School Timetable

The Easter School timetable has been issued to students.  A copy is available in the Study Support section at the foot of the webpage. ...Read More

Handball Club

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

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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