Dear Parent / Carer
I am sure, like me, you are following the COVID data and ‘picture’ across Edinburgh and over the last two weeks we have seen a rise in the number of cases in the Wester Hailes community. This has affected our primaries and our school and I wanted to reassure you that we are doing our utmost to ensure the school is safe. We have had a number of contacts from parents over the last two weeks who are naturally concerned and I would encourage all pupils and parents to keep taking and recording their Lateral Flow Tests. Pupils can access these easily at school should they wish.
Wester Hailes High School
It gives me great pleasure to share with you our first newsletter as Wester Hailes High School. All the details are contained in the newsletter including our new school tie design, new signage and the progress of our school improvement works. Despite the disruption and uncertainty of COVID, this is an exciting time for us we being to embark on a new chapter in the school’s journey.
Change of School Day – June 21
COVID has disrupted many of the normal practices that enable us to run the school in an organised manner. One of the biggest events in the year is the change of timetable – usually at the start of June. This year we are changing timetable on the Monday June 21st and with it will a change to the school day. The major difference is the timing of our teaching blocks to 1 hour. The rationale for this change was to allow more time for learning, less transitions (period change) each day and to continue to keep the school COVID safe.
To celebrate the European Football Championships starting this weekend and Scotland making the finals of a major tournament for the first time since 1998, there will be an equalities dress down day on Monday 14th June Pupils should come to school in clothes representing any of the countries that are playing in the Championship. This is an opportunity for your child to celebrate your sporting side and support the Country you want to win.
As always keep yourself and your family safe by following the COVID safety messages.