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

Christmas Karaoke - 22 December

Karaoke tickets are now on sale - £1 per session.   Session 1, p1 & 2 - S1 & 2, S5 & S6.   Session 2, p3 & 4 - S3 & 4, S5 & S6.   If you would like to sing (students and staff!!) - please let Mrs McNicol or Mrs Culbert know. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 11/12/2017 16:38 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

S5 and S6 Parent Evening - Booking System Info.

We have organised a new online booking system for our parents’ evenings.   Our S5/6 Parents’ Evening is on Tuesday 14 December.  To book appointments go to http://www.parents-booking.co.uk/deanshighschool     PLEASE NOTE: You need to type this address into your website browser’s ‘address bar’. Do not try to ‘Google’ this website address or use a search engine as that will not ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 05/12/2017 14:21 PM

Literacy Parental Engagement Event - Mon 4 Dec

We are holding a Literacy Parental Engagement Event on Monday 4 December 6.00 - 7.15pm.    All parents/carers are invited to attend an information and help session in the Library. This will be run by the English department and will provide support and strategies for parents to help children with literacy.     The event aims to provide an overview of the Broad General Education Curriculum (S1-S3) as well as ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 03/12/2017 18:29 PM

Christmas Concert Tickets Available from Reception

Our Annual Christmas Concert is on Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th December.  The concert starts at 7.00pm in the Theatre and tickets are available from Reception, £4 and £3 concessions.   Come along and get into the Christmas Spirit and enjoy performances from our Gold-award-winning Windband, Pipe Band, Choir, Soul Band, Brass Band and Knighstridge PS Choir. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 03/12/2017 18:29 PM

Christmas Lunches - 12th and 13th December

Christmas lunch will be served in the restaurant on Tuesday 12 and Wednesday 13 December.  Please note ONLY Christmas lunch food will be available on these days. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 28/11/2017 21:52 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 | 28/11/2017 21:44 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

Higher Maths Masterclass Dates

The Higher Maths Masterclass supported study sessions begin this Friday 24 November in the Maths Dept. 1pm-2.30pm There are 10 sessions between now and the Exam, 3 before the Prelim. All students are welcome however attendance is expected at these for all students below target. Speak to the Maths Dept. for more information.    FRI 24th Nov, FRI 8th Dec, FRI 12th Jan, FRI 2nd Feb, FRI 16th Feb, FRI 9th ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 21/11/2017 09:41 AM

Children in Need Fundraising Update

Total raised so far is £988.00.  Thanks to everyone who donated to our fundraising activities and to the tutor groups who participated in the loose change challenge.  Special mentions have to go to the tutor groups of Mrs Anderson (music), Mrs McNaughton, Mr Krausen, Miss Hewitt and Mr Power who all donated a LOT of change.     ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 20/11/2017 12:44 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

Rotary Young Musician of the Year

Any students interested in representing the school in this year’s Rotary Young Musician of the year competition, please see a music teacher by Friday 10 November. This is a UK-wide competition and the winner receives a financial prize. ...Read More

Posted by: Alison | 07/11/2017 10:10 AM

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Assemblies This Week

Tuesday - Cairnpapple, Wednesday - Dechmont, Thursday - Houston. ...Read More

SDS - Job Vacancies Updated 29-11-17

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

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

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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