WHEC Parent Council – Get Involved


All parents/carers are encouraged to get involved with the school and are welcome to come along to Parent Council meetings. What does the Parent Council do? We discuss school business, anything of concern to parents and think of ways to support the school. Would you consider joining? The commitment required is just 1 meeting every 2 months lasting approximately ...

Important Notice for S4/5 Pupils


Dear Parent/Carer, I write to alert you to a change in the return to school timeline for your S4/5 child. It was anticipated that all S4/5 pupils would return to school from Examination Leave on Wednesday 1 June. Please note that this return date has been moved to Monday 6 June. Pupils should arrive in school by 9am and ...

Edinburgh University Widening Participation Programme


Our S1 students, taking part in the Edinburgh University Widening Participation programme, joined students from Leith Academy and Liberton High School on a visit to the Scottish Parliament. After a brief tour of this fascinating and beautiful building, the students were tasked with creating a short “top go” animation to encourage young people to use ...

Rainforest animals visit WHEC


One of the natural regions that our S1 students have recently been studying is the rainforests of our world. Thanks to funding from WHEEA, we were able to host zoolab into our classroom who brought a variety animals for our students to study. All S1 students were given the opportunity of handling the animals and ...

Blair Drummond Safari Park


As part outdoor learning in the Stirling area, all S1 students recently visited Blair Drummond Safari park. It was a lovely sunny day for the visit and greatly enjoyed by all.

Battle of Bannockburn


S1 students were recently given the opportunity to visit the site of the Battle of Bannockburn. They were all warmly welcomed to the visitor centre by the staff and former WHEC student, Scott McMaster, who is the manager and the National Trust for Scotland’s internal specialist on the Wars of Independence. Our students greatly enjoy ...

Cool Down Crew


A group of our students recently took part in a course called Cool Down Crew which was hosted and delivered by Liberton Fire Station. The students completed various exercises with the fire station staff and also explored risk taking behaviour and how to deal with the resulting situations. On completion of the day’s successful training ...

Creative Cakes

Cake Girls

This year’s creative cakes class finial cakes included make up designs, children’s birthday designs to superhero themed cake. All 9 pupils complete a rich fruit cake, alongside their planning booklet and chosen decorating techniques. Once again I am blown away by the standard of skills demonstrated, level of effort and commitment shown by pupils and ...

S4 Change to Study Leave Arrangements

Study Leave Changes S4

SQA - study leave for S4 students has been changed. Study leave for all S4 students will commence on Wednesday 4th May (last day in school being Tuesday 3rd May). All pupils that are returning to school must do so on Wednesday 1st June. The following letter is being distributed to parents/carers today.

Principal’s News

WHEC Front

We have added a new element to our website. Each Friday we will be publishing a news item from Lewis Paterson our acting Principal and you can find this in our main menu bar, sixth button form the right under the header (Principal's News).

Gracemount High School

Letter Gracemount HS

Arrangements have been put in place for S1, S2 and S3 students and staff from Gracemount High School to join us from Tuesday 19th April on a temporary basis. We look forward to welcoming them to our school. The following letter has been distributed to all students today.

Fairtrade Enterprise Project


The S3 Geography class have been working on a Fairtrade enterprise project in conjunction with Fairtrade Fortnight. The pupils planned, prepared and held a Fairtrade breakfast for other pupils and staff in the school. The pupils also organised  and sold tickets for a Fairtrade hamper raffle to staff. All profits raised from these events has ...

Senior Awards Ceremony

Awad Winners 2

Today our senior awards ceremony took place and we were very fortunate to have professional rugby player, Damien Hoyland as guest speaker. Damien gave an inspirational talk encouraging students to believe in themselves and to aim high. Damien then presented the awards to year groups S4, S5 and S6.

S1 Chapters Book Group


S1 Chapters book group visited the school library today for a storytelling / pair and share reading session with our Rainbow Creche toddlers. Our eager S1 students took their reading responsibilities very seriously as the Library became abuzz with groups of keen youngsters sharing the fun of nursery rhymes and story books!