Making Potions!

Ever wanted to make a magic potion? A Polyjuice potion, a bogart or see a Pensieve? Our S1 students had just such an opportunity during Dr JC Denis visit to our school Science laboratory, in January. Styling himself as a wizard, Dr JC demonstrated  how to create beautiful and strange potions, like the ones taught ...

Scottish Rugby Tier 4 Schools Final

Tier 4 Emerging Schools Rugby (S1/2 and S3/4) Pupils from S1-4 took part in the Scottish Rugby Tier 4 Schools Finals Day at Murrayfield playing against Forrester/St Augustine’s, Portobello and Liberton/Gracemount. The boys have shown a fantastic attitude throughout the programme and have improved dramatically in every game they have played. They have been a credit ...

Edinburgh Schools Review

Dear Parent/Carer Please find the latest information on the Edinburgh Schools Review. Please click on the link to go directly to the schools review page on the Councils website. Edinburgh Schools Review

Holocaust Memorial Day 2018

S6 pupils Mika Singh and Drew Bell recently attended a reception at the Scottish Parliament to mark Holocaust Memorial day 2018. They were able to listen to Holocaust survivor, Rudi Oppenheimer who told the remarkable and moving story of his families plight and his eventual survival during the Jewish Holocaust of WW2. It was an ...

Moving from S2 into S3 – Course Choice

S2 pupils were issued their course choice booklets with information and guidance about the planning for their S3 curriculum on Friday 26th January. They will meet with their Guidance teacher for a 1-2-1 meeting on Friday 2nd February to make their course choice for S3. If parents/carers have any questions about the courses on offer ...

Working Together Finalists 2017

Our Leisure and Recreation Team were finalists in the City of Edinburgh Councils Outstanding Achievement Awards in the Working Together Category. Unfortunately, they did not win but please have a look at the accompanying video to hear about the amazing work they do. Click on the image to view the YouTube video.  

The Scottish National Standardised Assessments

The Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA’s) that have been introduced by the government will be taking place in May/June for our current S3’s. Training for pupils will take place in May and assessments will take place in June. More information will follow closer to the time, however in the meantime if parents have any questions ...

Numeracy Logo Competition

The winning logo in our maths numeracy competition was designed by Chloe Hynd S1 and coloured by Elle Arthur S1. The logo will popping up all around the school to highlight numeracy across the curriculum in classrooms and highlight its importance in our day to day lives around the centre.  The Maths department will be ...

Published in Teen Titles!

Congratulations to the following students who have their book recommendations published in the latest edition of Teen Titles! The magazine is available in the school Library and English department. Well done to: Demi Gainford, Jennifer Halliday, Sam Halliday, Ryan Lewis, Chantelle McCathie – praise postcards and house points are on their way.  

New S1 Chapters January visit to Waterstones

Library News! - New S1 Chapters January visit to Waterstones S1 Chapters Library group braved the snowy weather and visited Waterstones Bookshop in Princes Street on Tuesday morning. As ever, WHEC students were well looked after by the bookshop staff who were very helpful at finding titles for the school as well as individual students applying ...

Wester Hailes Education Centre & Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative

 Wester Hailes Education Centre is working with Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative to offer our S3 students the opportunity to learn skills in bicycle servicing and repair. Tutored by Niall Patterson, an experienced bicycle mechanic, our S3 students are learning how to remove and refit a wheel and tyre; mend a puncture; adjust the gears so they index ...

Important Stakeholders in our School

Dear parent/carer, Please please click on the heading and then the link and share your views as important stakeholders in our school. This is open until Friday 19th January 2018 D Young (Headteacher) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V3D6QBP  

Young Entrepreneurs at Work

After several weeks of hard work, the S2/3 Young Entrepreneur class held their Christmas Sale. Both the staff and pupils who visited and bought the craft items, designed and created by each group of pupils, supported the sale. One group created decorative table decoration in the form of glittering Christmas Trees, another created tree decoration and ...