Protect Scotland app to trace Covid-19

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A new app to help trace and combat the spread of coronavirus has gone live in Scotland. Downloading the Protect Scotland app will mean you’ll then get an alert if you’ve come into close contact with anyone who then reports that they’ve tested positive. The software will be used to support the Test and Protect ...

South West Adult Learning – Introduction to Scots Literacy

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SOUTH WEST ADULT LEARNING Introduction to Scots Literacy Guid Fer a Laugh Pack 2 released in October 2020 Order your FREE pack now Introduction to Scots Literacy - Whit’s it a’aboot? It's about learning Scots language and auld wordsTake a look at Scots comedy and writingHae a guid laugh at ourselves and others We’ll be using poems, songs, comedy, jokes, ...

iPad roll-out for S4, S5 and S6

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As part of the WHEC digital strategy to develop digital skills and enhance our pupils learning experiences we are issuing all our S4, S5 and S6 pupils with iPads that they can use in school and at home. In order for your child to receive their iPad can you please read the Responsible Use of IT ...

No cash payments from Monday 31st August

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Cash payments cannot be accepted in school from Monday 31st August. All pupils, including those entitled to Free School Meals, MUST use a Parent Pay account if they want lunch or snacks at school.  If you have a Parent Pay Account with another school, please make sure you are registered for WHEC using the user name ...

Face Covering Update

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Dear parent/carer, I know you are receiving a lot of information about your child at the moment and for the best part, I am trying to make this as succinct and clear as possible to avoid confusion. This update is about Face Coverings. You may be aware that the Deputy First Minister announced yesterday that face coverings ...

Reminder: WHEC Cash Free from 31st August

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From Monday 31 August payments for lunch must be made using Parent Pay as we can longer accept cash in school. 32% of our pupils have now registered for Parent Pay with 68% still to do so. Registering is straight forward and guidance was issued home during July. If you need reminding of how to register please contact admin@whec.edin.sch.uk If ...

WHEC Adaptation Plan – wb 24/8/20 – 04/09/20

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Dear Parent and Carer I have attached our updated plan for the next two weeks. There are several new updates that you should read and I’ve signposted you to them throughout the document. If you have specific concerns please email the Key Contacts and they will endeavour to address your concerns as soon as possible. WHEC Adapatation ...

WHEC – Cash Free School

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From 31 August cash will no longer be accepted in school. This means that payments for lunches must be made using Parent Pay. Information on how to register with Parent Pay along with details of your unique username and password was sent to you in July. If you haven’t already registered and need a copy of this information please ...

Parent Council seeks new Chair

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On behalf of the WHEC Parent Council, we are so delighted to welcome your young people to the school - whether for the first time or as much missed returnees. The Parent Council exists to represent your views, interests and concerns to the school in order to enhance the already great partnership between staff and families that exists here. In ...

Return to School – August 2020

Dear Parent and Carer I have attached our plan for imminent return to schools and hope you find it will alleviate some of the uncertainty you and your family have been facing. The timescale for this piece of planning is from Monday 10th August to Friday 21st August upon which we will review all existing protocols ...

Message from Headteacher

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Dear Parent/Carer, First of all I’m delighted that, in principle, we have been given the go ahead to plan your child’s return to school w/b 10th August following the Scottish Government’s announcement on Thursday 30th July. The exact details will follow as soon as possible and will be published on the school website. A ...

Student Commended at Paolozzi Prize Art Awards

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 ...