Prelim Timetable 2016/17

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S4, 5, 6 Prelims will be taking place this term. Whilst there are some practical exams taking place out with the these dates, the majority of prelims will take place between Wednesday 1st  -  Friday 10th February 2017. Pupils must ensure that they area aware of their exam times and should note the following important messages ...

WHEC launches new curriculum for 2017-2018

After consultation with staff, pupils and parents, we at Wester Hailes are embarking on a new curriculum. The new curriculum aims to offer wider choice to pupils as well as introducing new courses and programmes that link with the World of Work. The Curriculum Map and Curriculum Rationale are available to view, however more information ...

Spotacular

On Friday 18th November the school took part in a variety of fundraising activities for Children in Need, including a dress up/down morning where pupils and staff were encouraged to wear spots. At break, the whole school was invited to partake in a variety of activities organised by senior pupils and staff, including how many ...

Teen Titles

The 67th edition of Teen Titles is now available in the school library and English department. Six of our students submitted opinions and book recommendations and these have been published in this latest edition. The six students receive praise postcards, school house points and their own personal copy of CEC Teen Titles magazine. These students ...

Career Ready Sir Win Bischoff Award Finalist

Congratulations to Demi-Leigh Duffy in S6 for her Career Ready Sir Win Bischoff Award nomination. Career Ready is a national charity that links schools with employers to help prepare young people for the world of work. This prestigious award nomination is in recognition of the fantastic work that Demi has undertaken during her two year Career ...

Project Wonderland with the Lyceum Theatre

The Lyceum Theatre returned to WHEC for the 3rd this December to collaborate on Project Wonderland. The project allowed students to expand creative thinking and problem solving skills in Science, Technology, Health and Well Being, Languages and Expressive Arts. After a whole school visit to Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland at the Lyceum Theatre, students and staff worked ...

“Have your say”

As we evaluate our Curriculum at Wester Hailes Education Centre it is essential that views of parents, pupils and staff are sought. The Link below is for any pupil to access and complete a short questionnaire that will support the school as we prepare for the 2017/18 curriculum. Following on from this there will be ...

Stay SAFE and Stay Away From the Edge

Winter has arrived and frost, ice and snow are starting to make an appearance on Scotland’s canals. As such, I am writing to ask for your help in passing on some important tips regarding winter safety on the canals to the teachers and pupils within your authority. As in previous years, the key message we’re aiming to ...

Education Governance Review

The Education Governance Review is about how education is run in Scotland. If you are working with children and young people in any capacity, you can have your say as part of the Review. You can also help others to take part and give their views, including children and young people and parents and carers. The ...

Wester Hailes Education Centre visit – In Euler’s Footsteps

On Tuesday 22 November, Donna Heritage, Curriculum Leader for Maths, Numeracy and Technologies at Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC) and 40 WHEC pupils (aged 14-17) visited Heriot-Watt University. They were led on a tour of the campus, including campus accommodation and Oriam, by current students and enjoyed a bespoke lecture by Professor Mark Lawson on ...

Rock Trust Sleep Out 2016

A huge well done to Amy, Ms MacLennan, Tiegan, Alyssa, Arrice, Nicole, Tiegan, James, James, Mr Burge, Brandon, Shannon, Natilie, Sean, Mr Young, Elle, Kyra, Hannah, Amy, Miss Dancer and Emma for their enthusiastic participation in Rock Trust Sleep Out! From 7pm Friday night to 7am Saturday morning we slept on the (very) cold and (exceedingly) ...

First Ministers Questions at the Scottish Parliament

S3 Modern Studies students were recently able to attend First Ministers questions at the Scottish Parliament. They listened to First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, debate issues and answer questions from MSPs and were grateful to local MSP, Gordon Macdonald who met up with the students and answered questions in a lively Q & A session.