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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Easter Attainment School

All senior pupils were issued with the Easter Attainment School program today which will run from 8th April to the 22nd April. Please encourage your children to attend the relevant support classes that staff are offering and ensure that they are studying at home on top of this. The SQA exams are fast approaching and ...

Loads of fun to be had at Jupiter Artland

26 S2 students took part in our yearly trip to Jupiter Artland as part of our outdoor learning program with the aim of closing the attainment gap.The day consisted of a tour around the park exploring the sculptures followed by a Lost Girls workshop. This offered our students the opportunity to develop an emotive, ...

Leisure Centre /PE Update

We are pleased to announce that the PE halls will be re-opened for community use from Wednesday 27 March. The changing and showering area will remain closed but customers can make use of the pool changing facilities. We are awaiting further work but we anticipate that teaching in the PE halls will resume ...

Fire & Break In at WHEC

On Sunday 24th March at 0130, there was a break in, where two masked perpetrators set fire to a small area within the PE Department. Whilst there is relatively little physical damage, the resulting smoke and fire damage has meant that the PE Department will be closed to all users until further notice. This morning ...

HPV Vaccination

HPV (cervical cancer) vaccineConsent packs are out now for HPV vaccine for girls in S1 and for some girls above. The HPV vaccine, given to girls in S1 and S2, protects against the main strains of the human papillomavirus which cause cervical cancer. It is important that you get this protection early enough for it to ...

Fair Trade Awards

Lothian MSP Gordon Lindhurst was recently delighted to present two fair trade awards to our pupils. The MSP, who is also the Deputy Convener of the Cross party Group on Fair Trade, presented S3 student representatives Brogan and Jack with the certificates, alongside their Geography teacher Miss Lamb. Mr Lindhurst visited the school to ...

Home Economics – Skills for Work Class

Our AMAZING Hospitality - Skills for Work class would like to invite staff to a coffee morning in Home Economics this Friday at break. They will provide yummy Friday treats, along with tea and coffee. This is part of their final assessment, so we would love for as many of you to make it as ...

Heineken Champions Cup Trophy Visits WHEC

As a result of the hard work being done to promote Rugby at WHEC, we were rewarded by a visit from the Heineken Champions Cup trophy (Rugby’s version of the Champions League)! Rugby is building momentum at WHEC with regular games for our S1/2 and S3/4 teams. Get yourself along to training with Murray after ...