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

SFRS - Anthony Nolan Registration Event for S6

This week we welcomed in the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service to run a sign up session for our S6 students to register with Anthony Nolan. Anthony Nolan is a fantastic charity that works to match donors of blood stem cells  and bone marrow to those with blood cancer or blood disorders who desperately need a transplant.    The event ran so smoothly thanks to our wonderful Anthony Nolan Champions:  Aaron Landels, ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/11/2018 13:27 PM

Skills Scotland Event

Over 100 of our students attended the Skills Scotland Event  at the Royal Highland Centre recently.    This event  brings young people face-to-face with employers, training providers, colleges, universities and professional bodies helping them to  transition into the world of further study, work or training by identifying their ideal career pathway. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 16/11/2018 13:21 PM

Well done to Everyone Involved in Sportathon 2018

Last night's sportathon was a huge success. Over 80 students raised more than £4,600 which will allow us to offer opportunities in sport for our students over the next two years or so. A special mention to Erin Duncan and Hannah Millar who raised over £1000 between them! The students who took part were absolutely brilliant from start to finish.  I will not list their names here but feel free to congratulate any students you see ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 09/11/2018 20:57 PM

Higher English Masterclass Sessions

There will be FIVE Masterclass sessions to support all Higher English students.    They will start at 12.30 until 2.30pm on the dates below and will cover all aspects of the Higher English course, including: close reading skills, critical writing skills, comparison questions and the study of Scottish texts. Dates are: 14/12/18 18/1/19 15/2/19 22/3/19 4/5/19 The final Saturday session  will be ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 08/11/2018 12:40 PM

Rachel Crowned World Solo Drumming Champion

On Saturday 20th October former student Rachel Thom was crowned Under 18 World Solo Drumming Champion 2018. A fantastic achievement and also the first female to win this trophy.  Well done Rachel, all your hard work has paid off!  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/11/2018 21:18 PM

Reminder - Primary 7 Open Evening

Come along to our Primary 7 Open Evening on Thursday 8 November from 6.00 - 7.00pm.  This is an opportunity for Primary 7 pupils, parents and carers to see for yourself the excellent learning environment of Deans Community High School. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/11/2018 14:53 PM

Supporting Attendance in S1 and S2

We have launched a new initiative to support good attendance.   Each month we will hold a prize draw to reward S1 and S2 students who have sustained over 90% attendance for the month.  Our House Captains lead this initiative, passing out raffle tickets to each pupil in S1 and S2 who have more than 90%.  Students then have to write their name and tutor group onto the slip and post them into the boxes placed in Pupil ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/10/2018 11:54 AM

October Assessment Week Timetable 2018

A copy of the October Assessment Week Timetable for S4, 5 and 6 students is uploaded in the Exam Information section of the website.    OctoberAssessmentWeekTimetable2018.pdf ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 03/10/2018 08:16 AM

Final Call for Swimmers

West Lothian Schools Area Swimming Heat 2018 are taking place on Sunday 4 November at Deans CHS. There are qualifying times for each but if you have a personal best, fast time or currently swim with a swim club then please speak with Mrs Coulter.     ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 01/10/2018 19:38 PM

Student Council Elections - Thursday 4 October

Whole school Student Council Elections are now due to take place on Thursday, 4th of October. Anyone can put their name forward to join the Student Council. If you would like to nominate yourself you need to collect a nomination form from Mr Parsons, Miss Lindsay or Mr Laurie ASAP. The election will take place in the Theatre Periods 1 to 3 for S1, S2 and S3 and during tutor time for S4, S5 and S6. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 26/09/2018 09:21 AM

Further and Higher Education Information Evening

All students welcome… parents and carers too!    No need to book, just come along!   Students and parents/carers can wander around the stalls to gather information and attend any presentations they feel may be beneficial.   Presentations include: Writing Personal Statements Preparing for University Graduate Apprenticeships Student Accommodation Student Finances Why choose university?   For more ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 25/09/2018 11:45 AM

Internet Matters - Screen Time Guide

West Lothian Council are seeing a growing amount of referrals to the Mental Health and Well Being screening group which make reference to children being affected by overuse of consoles/devices and the impact of this upon sleep patterns, behaviour and mood.    Internet Matters have produced a very good information leaflet which offers information, guidance and strategies for parents to help them tackle this,  We have ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 19/09/2018 09:56 AM

Wanted - Students Interested in Coaching

Interested in coaching? A brilliant opportunity for three senior students from Deans to get involved in a new West Lothian Coach Academy has arisen. It would involve attending various coach education sessions as well as gaining qualifications and badges in a number of sports throughout the year. If you are interested, please see a member of the PE department for an application form. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 18/09/2018 22:20 PM

Student Golfers Wanted for Competition

If you are interested in competing in the West Lothian Golf Competition at the end of the month and you have a current handicap, please see Mr Croser in the PE department ASAP. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 18/09/2018 22:17 PM

Gold School Sport Award

Deans Community High School has been awarded the Gold School Sport Award by SportScotland for the third time! This award recognises the school’s contribution to the Health and Wellbeing of our students by placing sport and PE at the heart of our values.      A huge thank you to everyone involved in helping us to achieve this award again, including parents/carers, staff and students!  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 18/09/2018 22:13 PM

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Badminton Club on Mondays after school

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

SDS - Job Vacancies Updated 29-10-18

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

After School Dance

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

Rugby After School - Mondays

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

After School Netball

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

After School Basketball

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

Gymnastics Club

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

Hockey on Thursdays after school

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

Handball Club

The Handball Club is on Thursdays after school.  ...Read More

School Chaplain - Library Drop In on Tuesdays

  Tuesdays at 1.10pm. Come and chat with our chaplaincy team about what’s going on in your life. This is a quiet space for all students to come and be listened to. Everyone is welcome! ...Read More

Explore 66 - Thursday Lunchtimes

Explore 66 is our Bible study that takes place every Thursday during the students’ lunch hour. All students are welcome, and we provide snacks. The content of Explore 66 can vary each week; we ...Read More

Q Place - Thursdays 3:30-4:30pm

  Q Place is a discussion group that takes place after school on Thursdays at Deans Community High School from 3:30pm-4:30pm. All students are welcome, and snacks are provided. The aim of Q ...Read More

Cluster Band

Deans Cluster band will resume rehearsals on Tuesday 4th September at 3:30pm-5pm, in the theatre. Please bring all your music ...Read More

Brass Group

Brass group will resume rehearsal on Tuesday 4th September, at lunchtime, in the music department. ...Read More

Senior Wind Band

Senior Wind band will resume rehearsals on Thursday 30th August at 3:30pm-5pm in the theatre.  Please bring along all your music. ...Read More

Library Information

Library Opening times: Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 3.30pm, Friday 8.00am to 2.30pm.  8.00am - 8.30am ANYONE can use the library. Interval and lunchtime have designated house/staff days . Check ...Read More

DNA Group meets Wednesdays in the Quiet Room

DNA (Definitions Not Applicable) Group - Wednesday Lunchtime: Welcome back! The DNA Group will meet as normal on Wednesday lunchtime this week. The DNA Group is Deans LGBT+ group who meet every week ...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

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


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