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.

Norovirus: The Winter Vomiting Bug


How to avoid catching norovirus There’s no 100% effective way to avoid norovirus. But there are some things you can do to reduce your chances of catching it. Keep your hands clean. Wash them frequently with soap and water, particularly after going to the toilet, and before eating or preparing food. Avoid raw, unwashed food. Rinse fruit and vegetables well ...

Presidential Mock Election


Election fever struck the high school on 8th November when students were given the opportunity to participate in a USA presidential mock election. Voting was brisk at break and lunch times giving a high turnout on the day. The overall result was Donald Trump = 45%, Hillary Clinton = 48.5% , a narrow victory for ...

Crack Down on People Who Start Fires


News Item from Scottish Fire and Rescue Service & Crimestoppers. What's the problem? Every day, almost 100 fires are deliberately started in Scotland. These fires blight our neighbourhoods and can sometimes cause injury or even death. What are we going to do? All calls will be followed up. There will be on-the-spot fines for over 16s. Under 16s may be ...

‘Girls Day Out’


‘Girls Day Out’ - EDINBURGH SECONDARY GIRLS ARE INSPIRED TO GET ACTIVE! An innovative project to encourage girls at city high schools to become more active was launched by the City of Edinburgh Council on Wednesday 26 October at Wester Hailes Education Centre. The first ‘Girls Day Out’ conference organised by the Council’s Active Schools team ...

S3 RME Values in Action Appeal


S3 are currently planning and preparing a charity campaign to collect items and money to send shoeboxes of small gifts through the charity appeal ‘Operation Christmas Child’. We are collecting contributions and anything from the list below would be greatly appreciated. We also need donations to send the shoeboxes as it costs £3 to send each ...

Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature School Residency Programme


Six schools in Scotland will receive free author residencies as part of Scottish Book Trust’s Live Literature School Residency Programme taking place in 2016-17. We are delighted to announce that Wester Hailes Education Centre was a successful applicant and our chosen author Lori Don will be our author in residence.