Welcome back from Mr Young

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There is always with a great sense of optimism when we start back after summer with staff refreshed and pupils ‘raring to go’. The new S1 pupils are settling in well and I have been very impressed with the uniform shown by all the pupils -I hope this continues for the remainder of this session! ...

Message from the Headteacher – David Young

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WHEC Futures – Stage 1 Renaming our School As you know , our parent council and key stakeholders fought to ensure our school retain its unique place in our community and its place in Edinburgh. One of the actions from this process was to ensure that there was a renewed focus on improving our school and ...

Activities Week 2019 – Wb 27th May to 31st May 2019

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We are delighted to be offering your son/daughter a unique opportunity to be part of our school’s Activities Week for 2019. There are many exciting activities on offer and you can view the full brochure here Activities Week 2019. There really are some exciting opportunities and as I’m very committed to making these experiences equitable, the ...

Area55

Area55 is a multi activity youth group run by 2 students from Forrester High school. This club runs every Wednesday 4pm-6pm. The club runs different activity every week which is picked by the young people attending. Activities may include cooking, video games, sport, club outings and much more. Senior drop in is a drop in ...

Bibliotherapy Toolkit for Schools

On Thursday 2 May, Ms Thorburn and Ms Prince took a group of S2 pupils to the Central Library for the citywide launch of the bibliotherapy toolkit for schools, Escape Connect Relate. We are incredibly proud of how well our ambassadors represented the school and here is photograph of some of our student ambassadors with ...

Presentation to Mrs Valentine by Parent Council

Mrs Valentine was presented with flowers by WHEC's parent council following her award as National Santander Employability Champion of the Year for 2019 in Career Ready. Mrs Valentine has worked tirelessly to provide our student with enhanced workplace opportunities with companies such as Lloyds Bank, Aberdeen Asset Management, Standard Life and Santander.

Coffee Morning for staff

Well done to our Amazing Hospitality - Skills for Work team who ran a brilliant coffee morning for staff on Friday. The tables looked great and the homemade treats were fab! The team did fantastic job of organising and running the event form start to finish and all the staff were very impressed.

Major Achievement at Career Ready

Ebrahin Hassan - Regional Winner for Edinburgh, Midlothian and Shona Valentine - Santander Employability Champion of the Year Award - Scotland Career Ready – Graduating 2019 Chloe Calver-Wood, internship at Standard Life with mentor Kathleen Wilkie “I am interested in Career Ready as I have never done anything like it before, it could help ...