Edinburgh International Science Festival
Science Festival 2017 runs 1–16 April and we’re inviting you to Get Connected… to science, to one another and to the global community, as we attempt to secure the sustainable future we want to inhabit.
Families can plug into great days out, including a six-floor science playground at City Art Centre, with engaging, educational hands-on activities and shows and workshops for all ages. For adults, there’s the ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 24/03/2017 10:28 AM
Bands Awarded Gold at Perth Festival
The Deans Windband were awarded Gold in the finals of the Scottish Concert Band Festival. There are too many of them to list but if you know any of the band students please congratulate them. The judges comments were excellent and the band were a credit to the school.
The Deans Cluster band (made up of some of our younger students and pupils from the cluster primaries) were also awarded Gold in ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 23/03/2017 16:35 PM
LEAPS S5 Conference and Summer School
The LEAPS S5 Conference is taking place this Wednesday 22 March 2017 5-8pm at the University of Edinburgh’s Appleton Tower.
We have now closed bookings for this event but pupils can find event and updated travel info, including bus times/locations for outlying areas, on our S5 Conference web page: www.leapsonline.org/s5conference (bus times/locations are at the bottom of the page).
NB There is a ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 21/03/2017 09:48 AM
Rebecca Sings Her Way Through to Semi-Finals
Congratulations to Rebecca Pennykid who took part in the 3rd of 5 rounds of Rotary's Young Musician of the Year Competition at the weekend. The 17 competitors came from East Central Scotland and the Borders, even as far away as Kirkcudbright! We were delighted when the judges announced the winner, "with a mature voice" was Rebecca. She now goes through to the semi final on Saturday 1st April, which is for Scotland and North ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 13/03/2017 10:38 AM
S2 Girls Attend Heriot Watt Stem Workshop
On International Women's Day, ten S2 girls and Mr Hendry travelled to Heriot Watt University to attend a girls into STEM workshop. This was the Dragonfly event.
The Engineer who worked with the girls was an ex student of Deans, Afiyah Sheikh (Zinaira Sheikh) who has just successfully completed her Electrical Engineering Masters Degree.
The girls who attended the event were: ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 13/03/2017 10:29 AM
Amsterdam Trip - Spaces Now Available
Two spaces are now available on the Amsterdam Trip for S2 -3 students. The trip is on 29th May - 3rd June. The cost of £420 must be paid by 31st March. More information available from Mrs Hodgson. ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 09/03/2017 15:51 PM
Students Attend Play Unified Conference
Chris Tweedie, Nicole Hutchinson, Jono McCulloch and Morag Godden attended the Play Unified Training Summit in Ratho Climbing Centre on Tuesday 7 March 2017.
This Training Summit was event managed by the Special Olympics Great Britain Team, Youth Sports Trust and Scottish Disability Sport. The purpose of this Play Unified Conference is to develop potential young leaders and empower them with new leadership skills. These ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 08/03/2017 16:10 PM
Fresh Air Policy - National No Smoking Day
National No Smoking Day is on Wednesday 8th March 2017. In recognition of this, Deans Community High School are launching our Fresh Air Policy.
Everyone is entitled to breathe fresh air - it is prohibited to smoke within our school grounds. This includes everywhere within our school fences and entrance gate areas. Anyone found to be smoking will be asked to stop and reported to the headteacher/deputy ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 08/03/2017 16:10 PM
WL College Open Day Invitation - Sat 11 March
The community of West Lothian is being invited to an open information day and campus tour of West Lothian College on Saturday 11 March from 10am to 2pm.
It is hoped that the open day will be of interest to prospective students of all ages, younger people who are at secondary school and local people who would like to find out more about the excellent opportunities and facilities.
The open day will be a fantastic ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 06/03/2017 09:52 AM
Students Compete in National Sportshall Final
At a Lothian schools Sportshall Athletics Festival, Finley Maciver & Murtuza Hamayun from Deans CHS showed considerable talent and were selected to represent the region at the Scottish Disability Sport National Sportshall Athletics Championships 2017. These students were part of a regional schools team selected based on the results recorded at the local festival at Linlithgow Academy.
The event was held on Thursday ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 06/03/2017 09:45 AM
Scottish Apprenticeship Week is 6 -10 March
Scottish Apprenticeship Week is 6 -10 March.
Lots of events and information:
Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2017 11:14 AM
Interested in a Career in Game Design
Interested in Game Design? Edinburgh Zoo are holding a selection of Game Design Workshops next week aimed at 10 - 18 year olds who are interested in a career in the #gamesindustry.
If you would like to register or find out more, you can visit Edinburgh Zoos official Eventbrite.
Posted by: Alison | 02/03/2017 11:05 AM
Developing the Young Workforce
Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) West Lothian are developing a digital platform, with the aim of creating an employer and education ‘Hub’ to accommodate partnership building with business and education. They have now just completed the Think Box element of their digital offering.
The DYW have been in contact with many educators regarding means of business partnership building. They are now hoping to communicate with as ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 28/02/2017 10:08 AM
Sutton Trust Summer School
The Sutton Trust Summer School runs from the 2nd to the 7th July. A flyer has been uploaded in 'Student Information' with more info. about our programme and eligibility criteria.
Anyone can apply but we will prioritise pupils who meet more than one of our criteria. The Sutton Trust Summer School ...Read More
Posted by: Alison | 28/02/2017 09:57 AM
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
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