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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
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Livingston EH54 8PS
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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

Handball Team Retain West Lothian Shield


Congratulations to our S3/4 handball team who retained the West Lothian handball shield against some tough opposition in the 'A' finals.  The team won every game in the round robin against St Margaret's, Linlithgow and St Kentigern's. Following this, they were in the 1st v 2nd playoff against St Margaret's to decide the overall champions.  In the end the Dean's team won comfortably with some superb individual performances. Well done to ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 17/02/2017 20:53 PM

5 a Side Football Tournament - Tuesdays


There will be a weekly 5 a side football tournament taking place every Tuesday after school until 4.45pm. This club will start after the February break.  Tuesdays in the games hall, 3.30-4.45pm Students should simply turn up on the day with their team of 5 All year groups are welcome A minimum donation of 50p per player is required each week (money goes to charity) To allow this event to run, the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/02/2017 11:20 AM

Rotary Young Musician - Rebecca Wins Area Final


Last night Rebecca Pennykid competed in the Area Final for the Rotary Club Young Musician of the Year competition after winning the local heats in January. It was a packed night of vocalist and instrumentalists of a very high standard. Rebecca competed against 9 other vocalists in her category and we were delighted (as were the audience who whooped and cheered!)  when she was announced as the winner and awarded first place!   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/02/2017 11:11 AM

Valentine Cakes - Great Baking by NPA Students


Happy Valentine's Day from National Progession Award Bakery Students. Valentine Cakes (Madeira with lemon buttercream) coated in Fondant Icing with hand modelled roses.  Well done everyone!  Star rose modeller was S4 Steven Shields. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/02/2017 12:18 PM

National Improvement Framework Leaflet


The National Parent Forum of Scotland have produced a leaflet with useful information about the National Improvement Framework which we are emailing out to parents/carers.  It also has some additional links which you may find useful.  We have also uploaded it to the website.  You will find it in the Information Leaflets section in School Information at the top of the homepage.   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 06/02/2017 19:37 PM

GTG Apprenticeship Open Day - 9 March 2017


As part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week, GTG Training is holding an Apprenticeship Recruitment Open Day on Thursday 9th March 2017, 10am–3pm at  GTG Training, 1A Queen Anne Drive, Edinburgh EH28 8PL   #GTGOpenDay    #ScotAppWeek17   We would like to invite you to attend our showcase of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities, giving pupils an insight into careers in mechanics, vehicle body repair, vehicle ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 02/02/2017 10:40 AM

Students Entertain Guests at Burns Supper


Ashleigh Black and Rebecca Pennykid entertained guests at the Craigshill Good Neighbour Network Burns' supper.  A great time was had by all!  Well done to the students involved! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/01/2017 09:44 AM

Students Perform at Official Opening of CPS Hall


A message from Carmondean Primary School, "Can I , on behalf of Carmondean Primary School, thank the band members for performing today at the official opening ceremony of our new school hall.  Their performance was fantastic as always and it was very much commented on by both the invited guests and the children themselves.  Thank you again - it was very much appreciated!" ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/01/2017 09:42 AM

WL Pipe Band Recruiting Tenor Drummers


Would you like to be part of the West Lothian Pipe Band? The West Lothian Schools Pipe Band is the highest graded council band in the country and are recruiting new tenor drummers to join both the Senior and Development bands. Both bands rehearse in Deans High School Music Department on a Thursday evening from 6-7pm after the development band rehearsal. Interest is open to all and they are looking for any level - everyone who wants to come down ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/01/2017 09:30 AM

Rotary Young Musician of the Year


Rebecca Pennykid (voice), Gundega Kadekovska (guitar) and Ashleigh Black (trumpet) - all in S6, competed in the first round of the Rotary Young Musician of the Year competition at Heriot Watt University. All three performed very well and were a credit to the school. The standard of competition was very high from pupils from the East side of West Lothian and the West of Edinburgh.  Rebecca was placed first in the vocal category and will ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 23/01/2017 09:14 AM

Ashleigh Leads Holocaust Memorial Assemblies


  Ashleigh Black in S6 will be leading assemblies this week for Holocaust Memorial Day.  A group of students, including Ashleigh, will be attending the council's Holocaust Memorial Day event at Howden Park Centre on Friday 27th January.  http://hmd.org.uk     ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/01/2017 18:41 PM

NHS Lothian Vaccination Programme


Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations - Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations).   Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio. Any pupils in S4 – S6 who have not yet received this vaccination will ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 19/01/2017 15:44 PM

Prom Tickets Now On Sale


Prom Ticket Information - Tickets on sale during break in Miss Lindsay's room.  Tickets are £35, but you can put a deposit of £10 (minimum) and your ticket will be kept until you pay the full amount.  Plus ones are allowed.  Any questions please speak to Mrs Hodgson, Miss Lindsay or any members of the prom committee.   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 18/01/2017 18:11 PM

Amsterdam Trip Payment Information


Amsterdam Trip Payment Reminder - the second payment of £100 is now overdue and should be paid as soon as possible.     The remaining balance of £270 must be paid by 31st March 2017. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 18/01/2017 18:03 PM

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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

After School Basketball - Thursdays

15:30 - 16:45 in the Games Hall.  All welcome! ...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

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

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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