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Headteacher: Pauline Allison
Eastwood Park
Livingston EH54 8PS
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Q Place Starts Back This Week


Q Place starts back on Thurs. 25 Aug. 3:30-4:30pm.  A Q Place is... where you come together in a small group to discuss questions about God and the Bible. Everyone is welcome. The people who run a Q Place are equipped to facilitate discussions that are respectful, significant and filled with discovery. Qplace has been running in D.CH.S for 2 years with wonderful feedback. The course is seeker friendly and allows students to be in ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 23/08/2016 15:14 PM

Civil Service Employment Opportunity


There is a current recruitment campaign going on that may be of interest to some of our students.  This opportunity is on the Civil Service Jobs website. Click on the following link for more information:   www.civilservicejobs.service.gov.uk/csr/jobs.cgi?jcode=1505576   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 23/08/2016 15:10 PM

Welcome Back to School - Information for Students


The first morning (Tuesday 23 August) there will be an extended Tutor Time for all students  -  8.35 am - 8.55am.    S1 students only - at 8.35am all S1 students should go to the Theatre.  After a brief meeting your Tutor will collect you and take you to your Tutor room.  You will be issued with your School Planner, Timetable and Lunch Pin Number (Remember to keep your number safe and ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/08/2016 16:01 PM

EMA Forms and Information


EMA forms and information for students is now available from the school office.  Please note - EMA is awarded by age and not stage so there may be some students in S3 who are eligible.  The criteria is - 'For the 2016/2017 academic year, students born between 1st March 1997 and 28th February 2001 will be able to apply provided their household income is under threshold'.  If anyone is unsure if they meet ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/08/2016 14:24 PM

Sports Stars Awards


A huge well done to all of this block's Sports Stars!     The Sports Star award is given to the students who contribute to curricular and/or extra-curricular PE in a variety of ways. The students who have been selected by their PE teachers for this block are listed below!     Mr Howat:  Kelsey Core (S2), Ethan Wrinn (S2), Linsey Esplin (S2), Dylan Steele (S2).  Mr Yardley:  Morgan Bunclark (S2), Jack ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/06/2016 19:08 PM

Graduation Photos Ready for Collection


The Graduation photographs are now ready for collection and payment from the school reception. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/06/2016 16:22 PM

The Big Bang - S2 Science Students


A group of Science students from S2 attended 'The Big Bang', a STEM competition at West Lothian College. They cpmpeted against students from other West Lothian schools.  They worked in teams of 4 in various activities and were assessed in the quality of product, teamwork and communication skills.  The students involved were:  Cayleigh Clark, Holly Stephen, Rebecca McDonald, Nicola Taylor, Anosh Khan, Reece Groves, Ryan ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 25/06/2016 10:42 AM

Garden Show Success


The Royal Horticultural Society asked us to make a pop-up garden as part of Gardening Scotland's 'Greening Grey Britain' competition. DCHS Students rose to the challenge with the help of Mrs Clark, Mr Steele, the Eco club and a fair few other staff, as well as most importantly, Dougal Philip from New Hopetoun Garden Centre.  The group managed to create a fabulous pallet garden that was displayed in front of the RHS tent at the ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/06/2016 12:53 PM

Physical Education & School Sport Committee


In 2015/16, the school's very own Physical Education and School Sport (PESS) committee was set up. The group of highly motivated students are working to improve the sporting experience that the students receive at DCHS. It was created to allow feedback from students which was formally presented to the PE department to make changes to the experience that the pupils are receiving. The group have completed online surveys as well as one-to-one ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/06/2016 09:13 AM

Soul Destroyers Win Battle of Bands Heat


Our in house and resident Soul Band, The Soul Destroyers, entered The Bathgate Music Festival Battle of the Bands on Friday evening. There were six bands in the heat and I am thrilled to say that they WON!!! They now go through to the Finals on the 25th of August at Howden Park Center.  Thanks so much to Mr Devery our Guitar specialist who works so hard with the band and to Mrs Gordon and Miss Riddell for going along on Friday night as ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/06/2016 10:40 AM

S4 Enterprise and Employability Day


Our S4 Enterprise and Employability day was a great success, involving 27 local and national employers who worked with a group of up to 6 students to complete a series of tasks to enhance their employability skills.  This year the brief was to bid for the contract of converting the school into a 5 star hotel, restaurant and spa.   The students and employers were all found the day to be a very busy and enjoyable experience with tasks ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 13/06/2016 10:30 AM

Students Win Silver Gilt Award for Pallet Garden


Students took part in the Royal Horticultural Society's Pallet Garden competition at Gardening Scotland last week and won a Silver Gilt award for their pallet garden, which is one award below a gold.  For their first year competing in the competition this was an amazing achievement and the students really enjoyed it!     Our mentor was Dougal Philip from New Hopetoun Garden Centre who is pictured with the students involved. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 12/06/2016 20:28 PM

Former Students Return to Share Experiences


Four Former students returned to the Science Faculty last week to share their experiences of sitting Highers, and give S5 and S6 students advice on being successful in Further and Higher Education.  Mark Lang and Kiernan Glencross - both now qualified engineers, Cory Dunnigan - who is studying medicine, and Adam Williamson - studying Law (via a science route), visited classes to speak ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 12/06/2016 20:20 PM

Student Artwork Showcased at Regal Exhibition


The Art & Design Department is proud to announce that several students from Deans are having their work showcased in a collaborative exhibition of work selected from across West Lothian! The artwork, which highlights the amazing work that our students produce, has been selected from across the Broad General Education (S1-S3) and is being exhibited at the Regal in Bathgate. Visitors are welcome to attend a private ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/05/2016 12:05 PM

Spring Fling a Huge Success!


The Music department had its first ever Spring Fling fundraiser at Seafield Bowling Club to raise money for the department and for Marie Curie Nurses.  The evening was a HUGE success and the bowling club was bursting at the seams! Students were an absolute credit to themselves and the school.  Everyone went home on Friday evening thinking we really do have some talented students at Deans!  In total we raised over ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 17/05/2016 16:16 PM

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This Week

Wind Band starts Back Today

Wind Band starts back today (Thursday 25) after school in the theatre as usual. Any student who cannot make it should see Mrs Scobie or Mrs Duncan as soon as possible.  ...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

S1-3 Girls and S1 Boys Rugby

We are looking to find students for our first competition which takes place on Friday 2 September.  S1-S3 Girls Rugby “come and try” and S1 Boys Rugby “come and try” at ...Read More

S1 - School Show Chorus

There are still a few spaces left in our chorus for our school, The Wiz, in October.  Any student who is interested should see Mrs Duncan or their Music Teacher ASAP.  ...Read More

Any S1 Girl Footballers?

Mr Howat is keen to speak to S1 girl footballers who would be interested in football on offer at Rangers football club within the Girls Academy or Girls Development centre.  They are currently ...Read More

Please Return Your Overdue Library Books

Could students please return any overdue Library books.  Remember if you're too embarrassed to bring them into the Library you can drop them into the book drop box in reception area.  Thank ...Read More

Multi-sports - Monday Lunchtime

Come along to the Multi-sports sessions on Monday lunchtime led by our Senior Students.  Volleyball, Unihoc, Basketball and Tig Games. ...Read More

After School Dance on Tuesdays

After School Dance is on Tuesdays led by Senior Students from 3.30-4.30pm. ...Read More

Hula Hooping for S4 - S6

Hula hooping is on Wednesdays after school for S4-S6 students. ...Read More

After School Basketball - Mondays

After school basketball is now on Mondays after school. ...Read More

Badminton Club on Tuesdays after school

The badminton club is on a Tuesday after school.   ...Read More

Athletics - Wednesdays after school

Come along to Athletics after school on a Wednesday. ...Read More

Cricket After School - Wednesday

The Cricket after school club is on a Wednesday. ...Read More

Hockey on Thursdays after school

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

Softball on Thursdays after school

Team Robertson v Team Yardley Softball on Thursdays after school.  All welcome! ...Read More

Swimming - Mon, Thurs, Fri

Our swimming pool is available for students to enjoy an after school swim on Mondays & Thursdays from 3.30-5.00pm and Fridays from 12.30 - 5.00pm. ...Read More

Midnight League - Free Football for 12-17 year olds

Midnight League is taking place at Xcite Craigswood Sports Centre on Friday nights from 7pm-9pm. Sessions are for young people aged between 12 & 17 years of age. Players can attend ...Read More

DMG Project Money

Can all students who still have to pay their DMG money for this year please hand their money to their teacher as soon as possible. Below is a list of the prices for each current year group: - S1 ...Read More

S1-3 Book Club

  S1-3 Book Club is on Thursday lunchtimes (1:15pm-1:45pm) in English Room 5.  Join Ms Power in her classroom to relax with a good book, share what you have been reading, get ideas for new ...Read More

S1-3 Creative Writing Club

  S1-3 Creative Writing Club is on Tuesday lunchtimes (1:15pm-1:45pm) in English Room 5.  Come along to Ms Power's room to share ideas and pieces of writing you have, learn some new ...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

Homework Club - Tuesdays in the Library

Come along to the Homework Club every Tuesday in the Library from 3.30 - 4.30pm.  Laptops and support available.  ...Read More

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