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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

Distracted by Christmas

An invitation to join Crosspoint Community Church for this year's Christmas Spectacular "Distracted by Christmas"... and a few favourite Christmas Carols with guest singer Ellyn Oliver.   "Distracted by Christmas" is an original comedy with the highs and lows of Christmas - the lists, the shopping, the baking, the cooking, the decorating, the expectations...  ...the distractions that can overwhelm and overtake the real meaning of ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 17/12/2018 10:56 AM

December Newsletter Information

A copy of our December 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 ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 14/12/2018 11:53 AM

James Wins Sportsperson of the Year Award

James (S4) won Sportsperson of the Year at the recent Celebrating Sport awards ceremony held in Linlithgow.   The award was presented after James was crowned Scottish, European and World Archery champion at his age group despite only taking up the sport a few years ago.   Congratulations to James on an incredible achievement and his well deserved recognition! ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 11/12/2018 11:02 AM

Christmas Concerts - This week!

Don't miss out!  Our Annual Christmas Concerts are taking place on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 December at 7.00pm in the Theatre.  Tickets costing £4/£3 are now available from Reception. Buy soon to avoid disappointment!  Please note: all performers perform on both evenings. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 10/12/2018 09:05 AM

Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde 2019

The 2019 Scottish Space School @ Strathclyde residential summer school will be held at the University of Strathclyde from 9-14 June 2019 and applications are now being invited via the online application system.    Now in its 16th year at the University, the Scottish Space School continues to inspire the next generation of engineers and scientists and is aimed at S5 pupils in Scotland currently studying Maths and Science subjects ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 10/12/2018 09:01 AM

Your Space Information

YOUR SPACE is a school based counselling service working in Deans on a Tuesday and a Wednesday. We meet with young people for 15 minutes at lunch time to speak about any issues that are affecting you in your life. The service is confidential and open to all young people in Deans.   There is a black post box outside the door of the Your Space room (Medical suite area, left after Head of House room).  Fill in a slip with a few details, ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/12/2018 13:22 PM

Aviemore Trip for S1 and S2

Aviemore Trip - 24th to 27th June 2019 - stay in a forest lodge, visit the Wildlife Park, climb through the tree tops, spend a day exploring the National Park and another at the Adventure Park .  S1 and S2 students can collect an information sheet from Mrs Hodgson.  ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/12/2018 08:46 AM

Sleep in the Park

We are delighted to have reached our £600 target in just 7 days for Sleep in the Park! Thanks to everyone who has generously donated what they can to the cause - It is very much appreciated. There is still time to add to the total before Saturday. All proceeds go towards helping homeless people across Scotland and any donations are gratefully received by everyone involved in the event.    We are a group of 9 pupils and 3 staff ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/12/2018 08:36 AM

Attendance Prize Draw Winners

Congratulations to Jed (1H2) and  Jennifer (2H1) who were October's winners for the prize draw for good attendance. Each month students with over 90% attendance are given the chance to enter a draw to win a prize to celebrate their achievement.  At assemblies this week we drew this months winners, who each received £20 of amazon vouchers.  Well done Jed and Jennifer!   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 23/11/2018 12:14 PM

Sports Star Awards

Congratulations to all of this block's sports stars! These students have been selected by their PE teachers for showing excellent effort, demonstrating positive attitudes and for good behaviour over the past 6 weeks.   Ms CampbellS1 - Aiden MitchellS2 - Ben GilmourS3 - Klay Wynne-ColeS4 - Ewan Kennedy Miss EvansS1 - Megan PatersonS2 - Ben PhilpS2 - Lara Curran Miss RiddellS1 - Stewart HallS1 - Jemma RitchieS3 - Amar OyegunS3 - ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/11/2018 11:50 AM

Sleep in the Park - 8 December

Any students in S5/6 who wish to take part in the Sleep in the Park on Saturday 8th December in Edinburgh should see Mr Robertson by the end of the day on Friday. Students over 16 can take part without paying the initial £50 fee. For any further details speak to Mr Robertson or go to the Sleep in the Park website.  https://www.sleepinthepark.co.uk/ ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/11/2018 11:46 AM

Name a Gritter - Voting closes Friday

The finalists have now been selected by the panel for the Name a Gritter Competition. Thanks to all those that took part – well over 700 names were put forward.  Voting closes on Friday.   https://news.westlothian.gov.uk/35952       ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/11/2018 10:58 AM

Maths Information Session for Parents

Maths Open Night - 6 December, 6-7pm.  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. S1-S6. Thursday 6th December from 6-7pm.   ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/11/2018 10:33 AM

Parent Council Meeting - Tue 27 November

Parent Council Meetings are held monthly. The next meeting is on Tuesday 27 November.  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 ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 22/11/2018 09:20 AM

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

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SDS - Job Vacancies Updated 26-11-18

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

Badminton Club on Mondays after school

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

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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