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 ...

ZooLab Visit

As part of their Natural Regions topic our S1 Social Subjects class were joined by some rainforest animals this week. Zoolab brought in a range of animals, including snakes, scorpions, spiders and frogs, and delivered a great presentation on the rainforest. We learnt lots about the different animals, where they live and why it ...

Fairtrade Award

The school has achieved Fairtrade status at level 1 (FairAware) and level 2 (FairActive). We are currently working on level 3 and will be hosting a range of Fairtrade events during Fairtrade Fortnight to help us achieve the final award.

Have Your Say – JRF

Dear Parent/Carer Have your say The City of Edinburgh Council have launched a poverty commission in conjunction with the Joseph Rowntree Foundation. This is an opportunity for you to inform our Council of the issues people living in poverty face on a day to day basis. All returns are anonymised and confidential and it may be ...

S3 Geographers visit Dynamic Earth

S3 geographers visited Dynamic Earth and took part in a climate change workshop. Pupils explored both local and global effects and solutions to climate change. Pupils then enjoyed a tour of Dynamic Earth, exploring the history of planet Earth. and took part in a climate change workshop. Pupils explored both local and global effects and ...

WHECwam pupils Tenpin bowling

Some of our WHECwam pupils had the opportunity to go to Tenpin bowling at Fountain Park, Edinburgh. It was a fun filled afternoon with competitive bowling and great food. The trip was an opportunity to further develop our social competencies to improve our engagement with learning.