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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
Eastwood Park
Livingston EH54 8PS
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E. wldeans-chs@westlothian.org.uk

School of Rock Tickets Now On Sale

Deans Community High School presents School of Rock on Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11 and Thursday 12 October at 7.00pm in the Theatre.     Tickets are now on sale at reception.  Cash or cheque payable to 'Deans Community High School'.  Tickets are £5.00/£4.00 concessions.   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/09/2017 16:25 PM

Active Girls Day - Friday 6 October

Active Girls Day is being celebrated at Deans CHS on Friday 6th October, 12.30-2.30pm in the PE department.  There will be tasters of lots of different sports on offer.  Any girls who are interested (S1-6) should attend a meeting on Friday 29th September at break time in the theatre. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/09/2017 11:39 AM

Chess Coaching Taster Session

Have a child who plays chess and want to learn some basics yourself? Already involved in running a school / junior chess club but want some tips / ideas? Considering getting involved with an existing school / junior chess club and want to learn a bit more? Keen to set up a new school / junior chess club and want some advice? Run by Sean Marsh of Chess in Schools and Communities Broughton High School EH4 1EG Sunday 8th October 2017 (at LJC ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 19/09/2017 10:56 AM

Parent Council Meeting - Tuesday 26 September

Parent Council Meetings are held monthly on Tuesday evenings. The next meeting is Tuesday 26 September from 6.00 - 7.00pm. New members are always welcome!     We have a very productive partnership with our parents and carers and actively encourage their involvement in the life and work of the school.  Our parent council are strong supporters of the school and engage in many events and fund raising activities, as well ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 19/09/2017 10:08 AM

September Newsletter Information

A copy of our September 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 | 13/09/2017 16:36 PM

Mathletics Competition for Scottish Maths Week

A reminder to all S1 and S2 students that we are running a Mathletics competition all week, Monday 11th - Friday 15th September. This is Scottish Maths Week - a Government initiative to promote Maths and Numeracy skills across the country.   First prize is £25 and second prize is £15 (vouchers). All students should see their Maths teacher if they don't have their logins. The Maths dept will be open to all students at ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 11/09/2017 16:26 PM

Friday Night Project Starts Back This Week

The Friday Night Project will be starting up this Friday 15th September.  To welcome the new S1 students it will be a bouncy castle night!  Open from 7-9 pm.  It is free for S1-6 students.  All welcome...see you there! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 11/09/2017 16:19 PM

Student Council Elections for S1 Students

S1 Student Council Elections are taking place on Thursday the 28 September. The Student Council are a group of S1 to S6 students who are elected by their peers to discuss matters in the school and organise student events and activities throughout the year.   If you would like to be elected to the Student Council then please speak to Mr Parsons, Mr Laurie or Miss Lindsay as soon as possible. They will issue you with a nomination form so ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 11/09/2017 16:04 PM

A Celebration of Roald Dahl in the Library this Week

Roald Dahl day is Wednesday 13th September. To celebrate this, our library will be themed with ideas from his books. Lots of exciting props will be on display. Come along for a look, but please don't touch the displays. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 11/09/2017 15:59 PM

Former Students return to the Science Faculty

Three former students made a return to the Science Faculty to talk to Senior Phase students and give advice on achieving a successful pathway to higher and further education.   Darren Lamb, Bethany Wilkes and Kate Robertson took time to come in and talk the students before they themselves return to their respective Universities after having successfully completed their first year in science related courses.   Darren, ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 11/09/2017 15:54 PM

Senior Curricular Information Evening

An invitation has been emailed out to all S4-6 parent/carer email addresses re. our Senior Curricular Information Evening on Wednesday 13 September.  During the evening, we will give information about the standards and expectations of the qualifications and advice on how you can support your child.  There will also be an opportunity to speak to some of the subject teachers and to hear about Scholar, an on-line support tool.  The ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 11/09/2017 10:29 AM

Information Sessions - Childrens Inpatient Services

Information Sessions on changes to the Children’s Inpatient Services at St John’s Hospital   To ensure patient safety, NHS Lothian has taken the difficult decision to make changes to the children’s inpatient services in St John’s Hospital.   Patients have not been admitted to the children’s ward at the Livingston Hospital since Friday 7 July but the children’s ward continues to operate as an ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/09/2017 21:16 PM

Work Experience with Science Insights

I spent 24 -28 of July at the Central Campus and Little France Campus at the university of Edinburgh, with Science Insights.  Forty students from around Edinburgh and the Lothians took part.   Throughout the week, I took part in shadowing different researchers in the workplace and got tours of a range of Scientific facilities.  I was also involved in presentations, workshops and discussions.  The week was an amazing ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/09/2017 12:16 PM

School of Rock Rehearsals

New September School of Rock rehearsal schedule is up on Music department wall. Please check!  Mr Christie ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 04/09/2017 16:14 PM

Numeracy and Mathematics Benchmarks

The link below will guide parents and learners to the Scottish Numeracy and Maths Benchmarks document.  Here you will find specific skills listed beside Mathematical topics by level of the Curriculum for Excellence. Parents can use this a guide to see what learning is involved in Maths courses from S1-S3.   As a guide, most S1 students do Second and Third level, most S2/S3 do Third and Fourth level. All students are aware of ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 29/08/2017 16:00 PM

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Assemblies this week

PE and School Sport Assemblies: Tuesday - Cairnpapple, Wednesday - Dechmont, Thursday - Houston, Friday - S5/6. ...Read More

Short Tennis

Short Tennis is on a Friday After School.  All welcome! ...Read More

After School Basketball

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

Hockey on Thursdays after school

Come along to our Hockey after school club on Thursdays. ...Read More

Girls Football - Thursday After School

Girls football is on a Thursday after school. ...Read More

Rugby After School - Wednesdays

Rugby is outside on Wednesdays after school - everyone is welcome!  ...Read More

Gymnastics Club - Wednesdays

The after school gymnastics club is on Wednesdays from 3.30 - 4.45pm.  All students welcome! ...Read More

Table Tennis Club - Tuesday Lunchtime

Table Tennis Club is on Tuesday at lunchtime in the dance studio. ...Read More

After School Netball

The Netball club is on Tuesday from 3.30-4.45pm. ...Read More

Badminton Club Cancelled this Monday

The Badminton Club is on Monday after school.  All students welcome! ...Read More

After School Dance

After School Dance is on Mondays.  All welcome!  ...Read More

Handball Club - after school Wednesdays

The Handball Club is on from 3.30 - 4.45pm on Wednesdays.  ...Read More

Parent Support Group - Wednesday Mornings

Parent "Drop-in" support group - Wednesday 10am - 11am.  All welcome! ...Read More

SDS - Job Vacancies Updated 7-9-17

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

Come along to Chemistry 2 on Thursdays after school.  Science Club is for S1/2/3 pupils to get hands on with fun Science experiments you wouldn't normally see in class. Activities include ...Read More

Senior Brass Group

Senior Brass Group - Tuesday lunchtime S3-S6 ...Read More

Cluster Brass Band

The Cluster Brass Band is on Tuesdays, 3.30-5.00pm in the theatre.  Primary6 - Secondary. ...Read More

Senior Wind Band

Senior Wind Band (S1-6) is on Thursdays after school. 3.30-5.00pm in the theatre.   ...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

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

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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