Scottish Education Awards 2020

The Scottish Education Awards celebrate the hard work and success which takes place in Scottish education. The annual event recognises those who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcases the valuable work and innovation in Scottish classrooms. Do you know someone who dedicates their life to children and young people? Do you know someone ...

Reduce the risk of catching or spreading flu and colds

Key advice for parents and carers - How to reduce the risk of catching or spreading flu and colds. In the home the risk of catching or spreading flu/cold like illness can be reduced by: Regular hand washing with liquid soap and running waterCovering nose and mouth when coughing or sneezingUsing a disposable paper tissue, disposed of immediately ...

A Rotary Experience

In December the members of the Currie Balerno Rotary Club were able to see for themselves an example of the benefit that their intervention can bring. The Club was contacted by Janet Walker, Deputy Head Teacher at the Wester Hailes Education Centre, seeking funding for a four-day residential course for three students with speech impediments. The funding ...

Home Security Advice to Householders

As we approach darker nights and the busy festive period, there tends to be an increase in housebreaking and acquisitive crime, so with this in mind, here is a guide of what you can do to keep your home safe this festive period and beyond. Please see Police Scotland's guide below: Home Security Guide Shed ...

Outward Bound: A Feature

In early September, 14 students from WHEC headed the Outward Bound Centre, at Loch Eil, north of Fort William for a week of outdor activities. The week started with a bang, or, rather a splash with customary jog and dip. This starting activity involves jogging from the centre, right along the pier and into the ...

Paris Trip May 2020

Dear Parent/Carer, After listening carefully to the views of our stakeholders, I have been in contact with the travel company this morning and secured a place for every child (who paid a deposit by 30th September 2019) so that they can attend the Paris trip in May 2020. I hope this will alleviate any concerns raised about the Paris ...