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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.