WHEEA Grand Summer Raffle


Huge thanks from the students and staff of Wester Hailes Education Centre to everyone who supported WHEEA by buying a ticket or donating a prize: Pentest Partners, Royal Yacht Britannia, Festival/Kings Theatre, Andy Murray, Evans Halshaw, Tesco, Odeon Cinema, Halfords, Mothercare/ELC, Ian Rankin, Aegon, R Brown, The Proclaimers, A Ness, S Ramage, The Gyle Centre, ...

Senior Students Visit the Sky Academy Skills Studios


Senior students recently visited the Sky Academy Skills Studios in Livingston, where were able to reflect on their skills, attributes and interests. Teams were given the challenge to create their very own T.V programme, with some very imaginative ideas. The highlight for many was making their own TV news report about the dangers of cyber ...

S4 Visit to the Scottish Parliament


S4 modern studies student recently attended Fist Ministers question at the Scottish Parliament. They were met by Gordon Lindhurst, MSP, who kindly spoke to the students about his job and gave them a highly interesting tour of the building and his offices. The student then listened to a lively FMQs and were delighted to meet ...

Widening Participation at Edinburgh University


To celebrate the students’ achievements, a celebration was held at Edinburgh University’s Teviot Row House. Guests included, family and friends, teachers and university professors. Dr Neil Speirs director of the programme, introduced each of the Head Teachers. Mr Paterson, spoke of the encouragement and inspiration our youngsters had received from the staff at the university. The ...

Q & A with Lucy and Baby Poppy

Baby Poppy

On Tuesday 21 the Early Education and Child care class had the opportunity to meet with and ask questions to new Mum Lucy. The EECC girls heard first-hand how Lucy’s pregnancy went, asked questions about child birth and what happened those first few days she brought her baby girl home. Lucy also shared with the ...

Andy Briggs – writer/author extraordinaire!


Andy Briggs, author of the new Tarzan novels, numerous graphic novel series and Video Games visited our school for a whole afternoon, this week. Our small audience, consisting of new S2 students from both Gracemount High School and WHEC, was greatly entertained by Andy as he convinced them that writing was the best job …IN ...

WHEEA Grand Summer Raffle


Tickets are for sale now at the Cash Desk for our annual fund raising summer raffle for the Wester Hailes Educational Enhancement Association (WHEEA). All the funds raised for WHEEA are used to directly benefit our school students. We appreciate your support.


summer booking

Due to unforeseen circumstances we have had to bring the re-booking date forward for Swimming, Diving and Dry Coached activities. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Screen Education Scotland – Practical Film Making


Students from across the school took part in a practical film making taster course run by Screen Education Scotland. We learnt all about the practical aspects of film making including lighting, sound and camera work. Screen Education Scotland will be running longer courses in Edinburgh over the summer (all our attendees today have signed up!). ...

WHEC Parent Council – Get Involved


All parents/carers are encouraged to get involved with the school and are welcome to come along to Parent Council meetings. What does the Parent Council do? We discuss school business, anything of concern to parents and think of ways to support the school. Would you consider joining? The commitment required is just 1 meeting every 2 months lasting approximately ...

Important Notice for S4/5 Pupils


Dear Parent/Carer, I write to alert you to a change in the return to school timeline for your S4/5 child. It was anticipated that all S4/5 pupils would return to school from Examination Leave on Wednesday 1 June. Please note that this return date has been moved to Monday 6 June. Pupils should arrive in school by 9am and ...

Edinburgh University Widening Participation Programme


Our S1 students, taking part in the Edinburgh University Widening Participation programme, joined students from Leith Academy and Liberton High School on a visit to the Scottish Parliament. After a brief tour of this fascinating and beautiful building, the students were tasked with creating a short “top go” animation to encourage young people to use ...