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 ...

Art Competition and Summer Activities 2020

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National Galleries of Scotland Art Competition - S1-S3!!!!!!Win art materials and have your work shown in the National Gallery of Scotland!!! The closing date has not been set yet, but will be sometime in Autumn so keep your entries and bring them into school so we can enter them into the competition. There are categories ...

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

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 ...

Families Edinburgh Magazine – Lockdown Issue 2

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Lockdown Issue 2 of Families Edinburgh Magazine is now out. Full of useful on homeschooling and entertaining children, as well as all important information about health and wellbeing, you can access the magazine here:  https://issuu.com/familiesonline/docs/edinburgh_3_?fr=sOTJiMzE1MTMyMDM&fbclid=IwAR2YQYKrMcFUsX8JqnirLA_vq7cdwb_hjYLGgDrQOOR8kVkQAM3xhMvOyCk

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 ...