Student Commended at Paolozzi Prize Art Awards

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Congratulations to our S4 student Athena on your ‘Commended’ Award at the prestigious Paolozzi Prize Art Awards this evening. The Awards were created by City of Edinburgh Council in partnership with Edinburgh College of Art and the National Galleries of Scotland in memory of Scottish artist Sir Eduardo Paolozzi to celebrate and showcase the work ...

Art Competition and Summer Activities 2020

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National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition - S1-S3!!!!!!Win art materials and have your work shown in the National Gallery of Scotland!!! The closing date has not been set yet, but will be sometime in Autumn so keep your entries and bring them into school so we can enter them into the competition. There are categories ...

Summer 2020 Work Coach Support

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Our partners at Skills Development Scotland will be available throughout the school holiday. Our Work Coach Jo has written to all parents in the attached letter to outline the supports available. Skills Development Scotland Career Support

Headteacher Update – Returning to School

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Dear parent/carer and pupil of our school, First and foremost I hope this correspondence finds you well. You should know that whether you are a parent/carer or pupil, my thoughts and prayers have been with you through these unprecedented times that we have all been experiencing. On Monday 15th, I updated you on the City of Edinburgh’s ...

New S1 Transition Update

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Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 situation we are unable to run our usual 3-day Transition programme this week. We were really looking forward to welcoming you, but we know that you have been doing some exciting tasks with your P7 teacher about the move from Primary to Secondary. Instead, this year we will be doing a New ...

Families Edinburgh Magazine – Lockdown Issue 2

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Lockdown Issue 2 of Families Edinburgh Magazine is now out. Full of useful on homeschooling and entertaining children, as well as all important information about health and wellbeing, you can access the magazine here:  https://issuu.com/familiesonline/docs/edinburgh_3_?fr=sOTJiMzE1MTMyMDM&fbclid=IwAR2YQYKrMcFUsX8JqnirLA_vq7cdwb_hjYLGgDrQOOR8kVkQAM3xhMvOyCk

Update from the City of Edinburgh Council regarding school closures for EAL parents and carers

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Dear EAL parents and carers Please read the attached correspondence from Andy Gray, Chief Education Officer, City of Edinburgh Council regarding school closures. The letter is available in the following languages. Please click on the corresponding link to download: Letter to Parents English Letter to Parents ArabicLetter to Parents Chinese (Simplified) Letter to Parents Chinese (Traditional)Letter ...

Paris Trip Refund Update

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Dear parent/carer, If you were unable to collect your cheque last week the school office will be open for a short time this week to process your refund. What you should do next Arrive at the school on Thursday 4 June between 9.30am and 10.30am. Richard Brown, our Recreation Manager, will in the community hall area and he will ...

Communication

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In order to respond to your concerns, we’re asking you to email us using the following methods:- Any concern about learning – email your teacher directly. All information is contained in the Home Learning Hub tab on the main page of the website. Any concern about school in general – email  Admin@whec.edin.sch.uk Any concern about Leisure activities ...

Update from the City of Edinburgh Council regarding school closures

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Dear Parent/Carer Please read the attached correspondence from Andy Gray – The City of Edinburgh Council’s Chief Education Officer. I  hope to post more information on the website over the coming weeks regarding how exactly we will return to school under COVID-19 protocols and what the school week will look like for your child. Letter-to-Parents-and-Carers-29-May-2020-1Download As always, thanks ...

Connect: Learning at home – how’s that going for you?

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Please see information below from Connect: We’d like to hear from parents about their experience of supporting their child's learning at home during lockdown.  It has been a challenging time!  We are delighted to announce our speaker is Janet Goodall, a common sense and empathetic educator, who will offer you reassurance and much more!  Places are free, ...

Paris Trip Refund Update

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Dear parent/carer, We are pleased to inform you that we can process your refund on Friday 29th May 2020. What you should do next Arrive at the school on Friday 29th anytime between 10am and 12pm. Richard Brown- our Recreation Manager- will in the car park area will inform you of the social distancing procedures that are in place prior to ...

Paris Update 25.05.20

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Dear parent/carers and pupils I’m sure, like me, you will be reflecting on how good it would have been to be travelling to Paris with your friends and teachers. I hope over time, we’ll be able to organise something else in the future on a similar scale and make it a special school trip. As the date ...

Transition 2020-21

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We would like to extend a warm welcome to WHEC to all our new S1 parents/carers. Our website will be regularly updated with all things Transition over the coming days and weeks. You can find Transition related information on our Transition 20-21 page of the website. For queries about whether your child has a place at ...

‘Generation Lockdown’ Writing Competition

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A writing competition for ages 7 to 17, called 'Generation Lockdown', has been launched offering young people the chance to write about their experiences during lockdown. Winners will be picked by authors and have their work published in a book. Submissions can be in the format of a personal experience, a poem or a creative story ...

Leaps Update: 11-05-20

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Senior Phase LEAPS students LEAPS have created new resources for Senior Phase students, their parents and carers. LEAPS S5 Conference Online Resources For LEAPS eligible students who are aiming for Higher Education courses at college or university. Please find resources at https://www.leapsonline.org/S5-conference-online If you are on twitter, you can retweet LEAPS tweet about this resource:  https://twitter.com/LEAPS1996 LEAPS1996 (@LEAPS1996) | TwitterThe latest Tweets ...

Survey for S1-S3 Pupils / Parents / Carers

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Can all pupils, or parents or carers of pupils in S1-S3 please complete the following City of Edinburgh Council survey on Learner Digital Access by clicking on the link below by 5pm on Monday 27th April. Thank you. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=af6sSGo3tUKfacnke7-5xIwOq4wFaMZMtvudcyA1f4hUODBXQ0NKNE9YNkhPMkw2QkVHVjlOQ1BMQi4u

Leaps Events & News

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LEAPS S5 Conference LEAPS will be running a shortened live online version of this event on Wednesday 6th May from 5.30 - 6.30pm.  Places are limited and will be offered on first come, first served basis.  This is initially being promoted to students who'd already signed up for March conference.  A recording of the event will ...

City of Edinburgh Council Learner Digital Access Survey

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Can all pupils, or parents or carers of pupils in S1-S3 please complete the following City of Edinburgh Council survey on Learner Digital Access by clicking on the link below by Monday 27th April. Thank you. https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=af6sSGo3tUKfacnke7-5xIwOq4wFaMZMtvudcyA1f4hUODBXQ0NKNE9YNkhPMkw2QkVHVjlOQ1BMQi4u

UCAS

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There will be a LIVE FACEBOOK SESSION for UCAS applicants this Thursday at 3pm.  It would be helpful if young people could be encouraged to log on to Facebook and go to the UCAS page (@ucasonline) tomorrow at 3pm where they will be given helpful advice about their application to university.

Paris 2020 Update

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Dear Parent Carer. First of all, I hope you are all well and managing under the current conditions, I realise it is an unsettling time for you and your family. Secondly thank you for your patience and understanding with this debacle and whilst it is no consolation, please be assured that we are not the only ...

Attention all WHEC Pupils

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Youth Link Scotland is working with the Scottish Goverment. Please see the survey link at the bottom of this email asking young people aged 11-25 how they feel about the Covid 19 pandemic and to share their thoughts, ideas and concerns.  Find the survey here: https://bit.ly/3bOTfuh

Paris 2020

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Dear Parent/Carer Paris 2020 I have been in contact with our Tour Operator Equity Travel. As you can imagine their response time has been slowed somewhat by changes to staffing compounded by having to cancel imminent trips abroad in the months of March and April. There are two options We postpone the trip to late September, early October 2020. ...

Free School Meal (FSM) Updates

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Dear parent/carer, We recently updated our website with information about FSM. I have the same documentation but also some frequently asked questions that might help. FSM school closure - no bank details FSM school closure payment FSM FAQs Other Languages 20-6101 - FSM school closure - no bank details.POLSKA 20-6103 - FSM school closure payment.POLSKA 20-6100 - FSM school closure - no ...

Key Worker Information for Parents and Carers

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Dear parent/carer You may be aware that the City of Edinburgh Council has set up locality hubs for children of Key Workers. If you have been allocated a place in school follow the chart to see if your child should attend. It is vital for the safety of the staff supervising the hubs that only those children ...

UCAS update on COVID-19

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Please see the most recent message from Clare Marchant, Chief Executive of UCAS. Dear colleague I am writing to provide you with an update on the activities that UCAS is undertaking in response COVID-19, and assure you that UCAS has the flexibility and expertise to support all audiences during this time. UCAS set up a cross-business coronavirus working ...

Key Information for Parents and Carers: Free School Meal Payments

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Please see attached information for all parents and carers. If you have not done so please complete the necessary paperwork and return it to:- FSM School Closure - No Bank Details FSM School Closure Payment Please e-mail this information to: school.grants@edinburgh.gov.uk Or send by post to: The City of Edinburgh Council, School Grants, Transactions - Assessment & Finance, PO Box ...

Message from Headteacher – 20.03.20

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Please see the most recent letter from Andy Gray, Chief Education Officer- City of Edinburgh Council. I will be in contact later today with a further update about provision for week beginning 23rd March. See full response here: Covid-19 Letter to Parents / Carers 19.03.20 Stay safe and best wishes.David Young Headteacher

WHEC – Closure of Pool & Sports Facilities

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I’m contacting to you to inform you that we have taken the decision to cancel all activities, classes and lets at the Centre until further notice. All fitness memberships will be suspended for the time being and no payments will be taken until further notice. Re-booking of all classes will also be postponed until further notice. This ...

Paris 2020

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On Friday 12th March the UK Government advised us that no there should be no school trips until further notice. As you know, the health and wellbeing of our pupils is of paramount importance and we must follow their guidance therefore, regrettably , the Paris trip in May 2020 will not go ahead as planned. We will write out ...