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 ...

Christmas Concert

Pupils from music performed in the annual Christmas Concert on Thursday 14th December. Pupils entertained parents, guardians, peers and staff with a variety of festive and popular songs. The pupils involved ranged from S1 to S6, there were solo performances from Raul Cangiano who professionally performed Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, Winnie Thomas who sang the title ...

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 ...