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

Higher Maths Masterclass Dates

A reminder about the Higher Maths Masterclass supported study sessions held in the Maths Dept. from 1.00pm-2.30pm.  All students are welcome however attendance is expected at these for all students below target. Speak to the Maths Dept. for more information.  FRI 12th Jan, FRI 2nd Feb, FRI 16th Feb, FRI 9th March, FRI 13th April, FRI 20th April, FRI 27th April, TUE 1st May  (TIME TBC). ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 07/01/2018 21:48 PM

Careers Adviser Information - S2 Parents & Carers

Skills Development Scotland Careers Advisers have been interviewing S2 students in school this month to help them start now to think about the subject choice decisions they will need to make in February 2018.   The school Careers Adviser Evelyn Rogers has also been into the Personal & Social Education classes in school doing sessions with the students to help them to develop their Career Management Skills.    There is the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 07/01/2018 21:46 PM

November Newsletter Information

A copy of our November Newsletter has been uploaded in the 'Newsletter' section in the 'School Information' tab at the top of the homepage. A copy is also being 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 | 08/12/2017 13:23 PM

S4-6 Supporting Attainment Booklet

To support senior attainment we have produced a booklet to help parents and students know what is involved in exams and when twilight classes are running.  The booklet will be emailed to parents and carers.  It is also available on our app and uploaded in the Student Information, Exam Information and Study Support sections of the website.  Please contact us if you require a copy or more information. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/11/2017 14:26 PM

Parent Council Meetings

Parent Council Meetings are held monthly. 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 as being actively involved in our improvement planning.  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/11/2017 10:00 AM

Quiet Room Available in Student Support Area

The Quiet Room is open to all students who feel they need a safe and quiet space at lunchtime.  Come along to the Nurture room in the student support department. A member of staff will be there to supervise and check-in with. All students welcome. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/11/2017 20:58 PM

Murder, Mystery Event in Science

The Royal Society of Chemistry visited the Deans Science Faculty recently to deliver a 'Murder, Mystery' event to the Advanced Higher Chemists.   Hannah, Jake and Emily from RSC brought with them some top of the range Infra Red Spectroscopy and UV Spectroscopy equipment for the students to use to solve the crime!   All the students felt it was a great learning experience and thoroughly enjoyed being able to use the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 21/11/2017 16:10 PM

Ritchie Wins U18 Cup with Hockey Team

Congratulations to Ritchie McCluskey who won the U18 Club Cup with his hockey team recently!  Ritchie is one of the school's ESSP students who benefit from regular sessions with physiotherapists, nutritionists, sports psychologists and fitness coaches.    ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/11/2017 11:33 AM

Sport Scotland Young Ambassador of the Month

Congratulations to Elle Dunlop who has been selected as Sport Scotland's Young Ambassador of the Month!   This is a massive achievement and is very well deserved! Message from Sport Scotland said,"Congratulations to Elle from Deans CHS, who is our Young Ambassador of the Month for October! Elle has been involved in a huge range of events and projects in her school, including an Active Girls Festival, school sport competitions and ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 06/11/2017 11:00 AM

Pumpkin Carving in Nurture

Students in Nurture have been using their imaginative and creative skills to work together to carve pumpkins. Each group discussed designs and worked together to carve one pumpkin. The Nurture room is looking ready for Halloween!  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 30/10/2017 18:51 PM

Sports Star Awards

Congratulations to all of this month's Sports Stars! A special mention to those who have been chosen by two teachers!    Miss Campbell S1 - Laurie Elliot S2 - Emma Bennett S3 - Ellie Foster S4 - Eilidh Calder S5 - Roseanne Sneddon   Miss Riddell S1 - Niamh Lumsden S2 - Kyle McKay S3 - Hannah Robertson S3 - Ashleigh Heggie   Miss Evans S1 - Piper Law S2 - Olivia Gillespie S3 - Jamie Stephenson S4 - Mattie ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/10/2017 15:32 PM

Maths Information Session for Parents

MATHS - IT ALL ADDS UP!   Information and Help session for Parents/Carers   Wednesday 1st November 6.00pm - 7.15pm   All parents/carers are invited to attend an Information and Help session in the Maths Department, directing parents in the best way to support and challenge students in their Maths learning.   Details on the Broad General Education Curriculum (S1-S3) as well as the Senior Phase (S4-6) will be ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/10/2017 10:06 AM

Science Club Harmonic Pendulum Video

The video on the homepage of the website is a Science Club project to make a harmonic pendulum.    The video was filmed from underneath the series of pendulums. Obviously, in the dark and the pendulums had little tea-lights attached to them.      The effect is that the swing of each pendulum is related to the next one in line giving the soothing effect that you see on the video. They all start of at the same time, ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 24/10/2017 09:37 AM

National Healthcare Careers Weekend

200 healthcare professionals from across Scotland will be volunteering to present and network with your students who are interested in: Medicine Veterinary Medicine Nursing & Midwifery Dentistry Pharmacy Biomedical Sciences Psychology at National Healthcare Weekend on the 4th and 5th November taking place at the University of Stirling: 7 conferences on different specialties in the same location on the same day! Please ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 23/10/2017 20:37 PM

Art and Design Twilight Class Information

Art and Design Twilight Class is on Mondays after school until 4:30pm.  All S3, 4 5 & 6 students welcome to come along to Art room 3. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 12/10/2017 19:02 PM

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S4, 5 & 6 Prelim Timetables

S4, S5 and S6 Prelim Timetables were issued to students before the holidays.  A PDF copy has also been uploaded to the Information section of the ...Read More

Homework Club in the Library

Come along to the Library for Homework Club.  Wednesdays 3.30 - 4.30pm.  Laptops and support available. All welcome! ...Read More

SDS - Job Vacancies Updated 12-17

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

Ukulele Club - Monday Lunchtime

The Ukulele Club will now meet on a Monday lunch time in Music Room 1. All students are welcome, no experience is necessary. We are working towards our Christmas Outing with Cedarbank (13th Dec) and ...Read More

Gymnastics Club

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

After School Dance

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

Badminton Club Information

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

P.E. Twilight Class on Wednesdays

There will be a Twilight class for all pupils sitting National 5 and Higher PE every Wednesday after school in the PE classroom, 3.30-4.45pm. Speak to Mr Robertson for more information or simply turn ...Read More

Short Tennis on Fridays

Short Tennis is on a Fridays after school.  All welcome! ...Read More

Handball Club

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

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

Parent Support Group - Wednesday Mornings

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

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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