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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
Eastwood Park
Livingston EH54 8PS
T. 01506 282155
F. 01506 282156
E. wldeans-chs@westlothian.org.uk

Students Present Cheque to Dogs Trust

Rachel from the Dog's Trust visited our Princes Trust Achieve group recently to collect a cheque from the students.  The group raised the money through a sponsored walk for their Community Project part of their course.  Dog's Trust are one of the charities the group decided to support.   Rhianna Kelly is pictured presenting the cheque and Callum Hay, Christopher Tweedie, Ryan Timmins and Stuart Bruce other members of the class ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 17/01/2017 13:03 PM

Deans Awarded Top Sports Accolade 2017

Deans Community High School, Livingston has been recognised by sportscotland with a prestigious national award for innovation and achievement in delivering physical education and extra-curricular sport.  The sportscotland Gold School Sport Award was presented to staff and pupils at the school on Thursday 12 January by Executive Councillor for Education Councillor Lawrence Fitzpatrick and representatives from sportscotland. The School ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/01/2017 20:02 PM

Holly Passes Royal Schools of Music Exam

Congratulations to Holly Groves, S5, who has passed, with merit,  Grade V Theory of the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. This will enable Holly to continue with high grade practical exams, which in turn will earn her UCAS points. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/01/2017 19:14 PM

Reminder - Procedures Regarding Severe Weather

Given that we are now experiencing colder weather, I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the school and Council procedures regarding severe weather. In the very unlikely case of the school being forced to close, every effort would be made to contact parents and carers via Group Call messages. As such, I would ask that you ensure the school office have your up to date contact details, including emergency contacts.   We ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 12/01/2017 12:14 PM

S3 Parents Evening Reminder

Our S3 Parents' Evening is on Tuesday 17 January.  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.   Link to our booking ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 09/01/2017 15:44 PM

Carmondean Library - A Welcoming Place to Study

Carmondean Library opening hours are:  Mon & Fri 10am - 5pm, Tue & Thur 10am - 7pm, Wed 11am - 5pm, Sat 9am - 1pm.  Students are welcome to go along to Carmondean Library to study.  They have a wide range of study guides and support material available for you to use. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 08/01/2017 19:05 PM

Charlotte Achieves Diamond Challenge

Charlotte Curtis decided to take up the Duke of Edinburgh Award 'Diamond Challenge' and set herself the task to cycle 10 miles. Charlotte achieved this and also raised funds for the Award. Pictured is Charlotte with her certificate and a diamond pin in recognition of her achievement.  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 08/01/2017 18:51 PM

Duke of Edinburgh - Indoor Tent Pitching

With school starting back, training for the Duke of Edinburgh Award expeditions also stepped up a gear. This session was tent pitching - indoor rather than out and a lot warmer than the expeditions planned for April!   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 08/01/2017 18:50 PM

Gold Medal at National Swimming Championships

Swimmer, Dylan Hurst has competed at the SDS National Junior Swimming Championships for the past two years.  Dylan won a Bronze and Silver medal last year and was delighted to finally win a Gold medal in breaststroke this year. This is a significant achievement as it demonstrates Dylan's swim progression and his hard work to improve his technique, stamina and speed.     Well done Dylan!  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/12/2016 06:14 AM

December Newsletter Information

A copy of our December Newsletter has been uploaded in the 'Newsletter' section in the 'School Information' tab at the top of the homepage.    A copy has also been emailed out to parents/carers who have provided us with email addresses. If you need to update us with your email address please email:  wldeans-chs@westlothian.org.uk  (add your full name and the name/tutor group of your child to the email to allow us to update ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/12/2016 06:05 AM

School Till Payment Information

From January 2017 any future cash or cheque payments should be made through the school office rather than the community reception. This will be open from 8.30am until 4.00pm Monday to Thursday and from 8.30am to 1.00pm on a Friday. Outwith these times any payments should be made online using the Council’s preferred ipayimpact online payment system.   School uniform can be purchased online from Border Embroideries at ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/12/2016 11:22 AM

Students Launch Xroute Report at City Chambers

Paul Brown, Scott Forbes, Gary Brown & Lizzie Brown helped launch the Xroute Report at the City Chambers. Along with Young Scot & The Vennie, they have helped find out young people’s views on active travel. After they delivered their findings the group fielded questions from Councillors and SESTRANS Board members. “The students were superb, not only answering questions, but offering further information to better describe ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/12/2016 15:21 PM

Eva Performs in Nightmare Before Christmas

Well done to Eva MacFarlane who had a very successful performance  as 'Sally' in Nightmare Before Christmas with her drama school Stagecoach Theatre Arts.  The performance included a solo in front of an audience of over 200 people . ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 14/12/2016 12:24 PM

WL College School Information Day

West Lothian College have an Information Day planned for all school students who have recently left school and are not in a positive destination or are planning to leave next year.     SCHOOL INFORMATION DAY   TUESDAY 20TH DECEMBER   WEST LOTHIAN COLLEGE   9.15am – 12.15pm     It is for students who are interested in finding out more about opportunities in West Lothian ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/12/2016 10:33 AM

Spreading Christmas Cheer at Sunndach

Sixteen Deans music students visited Sunndach yesterday afternoon to entertain at their Family 'Santa Sunday'. Sunndach is part of Children’s Services within NHS Lothian’s caring for children with complex disabilities who require a high level of nursing and medical care within a community based-environment.  Our students were fabulous, but the highlight of Mrs Duncan's afternoon had to be when she asked them, "Does ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 12/12/2016 16:11 PM

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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

Volleyball Club - Cancelled this Tuesday

After School volleyball club is on Tuesdays.  All students 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

Multi-Sports Club on Mondays

Monday Lunchtime in the Games Hall. ...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

After School Basketball - Thursdays

15:30 - 16:45 in the Games Hall with Mr Yardley. ...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

Badminton Club Information

The Badminton Club on Monday for the next few weeks will only be for those wanting to take part in the school's competition at the end of this month. Any students who wish to be involved should see ...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

Thanks From the Library

A big thank you to the parent who donated books and past papers to our Library. The opening times for the library are:    Monday to Thursday 8.00am - 3.30pm Friday 8.00am - ...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

Creative Writing Club

Creative Writing Club is on Tuesday lunchtimes (1:15pm-1:45pm) in English Room 7.  Come along to Mr Anderson's room to share ideas and pieces of writing you have, learn some new techniques and ...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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