World Immunisation Week

The Community Vaccination Team from NHS Lothian are visiting today, promoting World Immunisation Week. For further information, click on the header and then the Website Links.

WHEC Students Provide Free Bike Checks

Wester Hailes Education Centre students last week used their new bicycle maintenance skills to provide free bicycle checks to staff who cycle to work at Waverley Court. The students were assisted by Niall Patterson and Lewis Hoad from Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative. Niall, who has been training the students in bicycle maintenance since October 2017 commented: “ ...

World Book Day at WHEC

Snow delayed World Book Day celebrations at WHEC! However, a week late, the school Library hosted the great World Book Day Library “pub” Quiz! The whole of first year participated in nine teams, alongside their English teachers. After a close fought competition, Team Blue from Wallace House beat Team Dodgy Kenzie from Bruce House, by ...


Our pupils have enthusiastically been participating in the vote for #ChooseYouthWork. They can choose on how £160k of Council funding can be spent on youth projects in our area and across the city. Pupils have been studying the fourteen bids and making the difficult selection of the three projects that they think should get funding in South West Edinburgh.

Filmmaking at WHEC

During the February week a number of S1 to S4 pupils took part in a film making course and this featured in the local Digital Sentinel News. To read more please click on the header and then then here or on the image.

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 ...

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.