Summer Swim & Dive Classes

This summer we are offering a range of Swimming Classes through July and August. We also have a week long Dive Camp from Monday 24 until Thursday 25 July. For further information on these please click on the link. Summer Dive 2017 Holiday Swim 2017

Developing The Young Workforce Partnership Breakfast

On Thursday the 25th May Wester Hailes Education Centre hosted our first Business Breakfast Event. Our S3 took part in a networking morning with a variety of businesses, CEC partner agencies and school staff. In a short presentation we shared our Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) vision and our aspirations for the young people. It was a ...

Heriot Watt University SportInspired Event

Well done to our senior students Shannon Diack, Mitchell Campbell and Brad Scott who helped out at Heriot Watt University on Wednesday 10th May at the SportInspired event for P5's across the city. The event, which involved around 400 primary five children and 200 volunteer helpers was set up to encourage pupils to try out ...

Learning about the battle tactics of 1314

Learning about the battle tactics of 1314. After studying about the Scottish Wars of Independence in Social Studies, our first year pupils were recently able to go on a visit to Bannockburn. They were able to learn more about the 1314 battle tactics and enjoyed the 3D experience and taking part in the computer game simulation. ...

S1 Election Fever

Election fever has gripped our S1 pupils as they have been engaged in learning about our democracy and elections. Classes have been using resources from the Election Toolkit developed by UK Parliament Education. Pupils debated the selection of manifesto priorities prior to holding class mock elections.  

Lifelong Learning Libraries

In spring of 2017, CEC Public Libraries and School Libraries teamed up under the banner of Lifelong Learning in order to better meet the needs of the city’s communities in various localities. The public Library has a lot to offer our school students across the city. Free at the branch library or on your mobile ...

Evelyn Pennycook Prize

Last year we launched the Evelyn Pennycook Prize.  Evelyn was a very popular member of the Community Education team and our school charity WHEEA (Wester Hailes Educational Enhancement Association) have created a prize in her memory to continue her legacy of engaging with, and caring for, the students of Wester Hailes Education Centre. This award ...

Health and Wellbeing Cluster Cup for Primaries 5’s and 6’s.

Monday 8th May saw Wester Hailes Education Centre (WHEC) working with their cluster Primary Schools: Sighthill, Canal View and Clovenstone in hosting the Health and Wellbeing Cluster Cup for Primaries 5’s and 6’s. It was an exciting and engaging day for all involved which highlighted the level of skill, dedication and resilience that the young people ...

Thank You Note from Ollie

Ollie Clegg worked for many years with us here at Wester Hailes Education Centre. Ollie has now moved to a new posting and has sent us a lovely letter – see below:

Debate Mate Finalists 2017

Our S1-S3 debaters joined from across Edinburgh and Glasgow to compete in the 2017 Debate Mate Cup Final at the Scottish Parliament. After a guided tour of the debating chamber the team competed (and won) their first debate all about the Space Race. Further debates followed on music and culture. Our debaters were congratulated by the organisers ...

I am a Mathematician!

A new resource has been launched encouraging parents and carers to get involved in supporting pupils of all ages with maths please click on the link to access this excellent resource. I am a Mathematician