Project Genie

S3 students have been engaged in a 6 week project in collaboration with The Lyceum. Students from Science and Expressive Arts used Arabian Nights as a stimulus for research and to create art work and short sketches that were showcased on Tuesday night. From hungry queens to spitting camels, the showcase allowed students to gain ...

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations). Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster  to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.   Any ...

S3 Design Unit Exhibition

Our exhibition was created using work from our S3 design unit. The unit allows the students to understand the process of investigation, development and final outcome and helps them to move seamlessly into National 5 and Higher. The brief for this product design unit was to design and make a fully functioning clock based on the ...

Senior Modern Studies Students Visit London

Senior Modern Studies students were recently given the opportunity to travel to London to visit Parliament and participate in an election workshop.  They were able to meet to hear former high school pupil, Ian Murray, MP, and hear about his work in Parliament.  Before leaving Westminster, the group was allowed access to Downing Street to pose for photographs ...

WHEC on Facebook

We are delighted to announce our first official school Facebook page. This can be found at https://www.facebook.com/whecthehighschool . This is a fantastic way for the community and partners of the WHEC to see the fantastic range of experiences that our pupils enjoy in and beyond the classroom.

Young Ambassadors of Sport

4th year Haddy Bha joined 67 Young Ambassadors of Sport representing 20 Edinburgh High Schools and 3 ASN schools on a fun packed weekend to Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Education up in Aviemore Scotalnd. We arrived on Friday raring to go with a quick change and beds ready we met for a quick dinner then it ...

Thank You to the Amazing Lifeguards

On Monday 28 August 2017 representatives of the Senior Leadership Team and Recreation Dept. welcomed Salim Unis and his family to the Centre. The purpose of the meeting was to re-unite Salim with members of the Lifeguard team who saved his life on Tuesday 1 August 2017. On Tuesday 1 August 2017 Salim was swimming with ...

The Meltdown Before Christmas

Christmas can be a great time for families but also a nightmare and is often a time of increased stress and conflict within the home. In collaboration with GameChanger Christmas 2017 come join the Cyrenians SCCR & Conflict Resolution Services for a FREE fun, interactive and festive event for young people and families.

Edinburgh University S2 students: winter book selection at Waterstones Bookshop

Eleven S2 students, accompanied by the school librarian, visited Waterstones Bookshop to select books for the school library. These young people are our Edinburgh University Widening Participation students, who attended a ten week programme introducing them to university study and life, when they were in S1. The university programme is sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group ...

Techfest

In October a group of our S2 students participated in the Techfest - Maths into Finance event at Edinburgh College where they learnt about calculating net pay, budgeting, borrowing and saving. In the afternoon, the event culminated with each group applying their knowledge to financially plan for, choose a mortgage and bid on a house ...

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Connect in Wester Hailes

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra have brought a brand new community residency programme to Wester Hailes. We are very proud of the creative work the students who worked with the project team recently produced - the video is worth watching! The SCO are returning to work with our students for 3 days in December and we ...

School Library News

Congratulations to Martin Watt and Ryan Lewis for successfully having their book reviews published in the latest edition of Teen Titles magazine. The book titles they reviewed are: Moondust  by Gemma Fowler and Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence. The Teen Titles magazine 'TT69' is distributed free to every public and school library in Edinburgh and produced by ...

Course for Parents & Carers

A free two part course for parents & carers of pre-teens and/or teenagers being held at Wester Hailes Education Centre on Tue 23rd & Tue 30th January 2018 from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. The course over two evenings aims to provide some understanding around conflict as a parent and how to respond and find a resolution. ...