The Scottish National Standardised Assessments

The Scottish National Standardised Assessments (SNSA’s) that have been introduced by the government will be taking place in May/June for our current S3’s. Training for pupils will take place in May and assessments will take place in June. More information will follow closer to the time, however in the meantime if parents have any questions ...

Numeracy Logo Competition

The winning logo in our maths numeracy competition was designed by Chloe Hynd S1 and coloured by Elle Arthur S1. The logo will popping up all around the school to highlight numeracy across the curriculum in classrooms and highlight its importance in our day to day lives around the centre.  The Maths department will be ...

Published in Teen Titles!

Congratulations to the following students who have their book recommendations published in the latest edition of Teen Titles! The magazine is available in the school Library and English department. Well done to: Demi Gainford, Jennifer Halliday, Sam Halliday, Ryan Lewis, Chantelle McCathie – praise postcards and house points are on their way.  

New S1 Chapters January visit to Waterstones

Library News! - New S1 Chapters January visit to Waterstones S1 Chapters Library group braved the snowy weather and visited Waterstones Bookshop in Princes Street on Tuesday morning. As ever, WHEC students were well looked after by the bookshop staff who were very helpful at finding titles for the school as well as individual students applying ...

Wester Hailes Education Centre & Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative

 Wester Hailes Education Centre is working with Edinburgh Bicycle Co-operative to offer our S3 students the opportunity to learn skills in bicycle servicing and repair. Tutored by Niall Patterson, an experienced bicycle mechanic, our S3 students are learning how to remove and refit a wheel and tyre; mend a puncture; adjust the gears so they index ...

Important Stakeholders in our School

Dear parent/carer, Please please click on the heading and then the link and share your views as important stakeholders in our school. This is open until Friday 19th January 2018 D Young (Headteacher) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/V3D6QBP  

Young Entrepreneurs at Work

After several weeks of hard work, the S2/3 Young Entrepreneur class held their Christmas Sale. Both the staff and pupils who visited and bought the craft items, designed and created by each group of pupils, supported the sale. One group created decorative table decoration in the form of glittering Christmas Trees, another created tree decoration and ...

Christmas Concert

Pupils from music performed in the annual Christmas Concert on Thursday 14th December. Pupils entertained parents, guardians, peers and staff with a variety of festive and popular songs. The pupils involved ranged from S1 to S6, there were solo performances from Raul Cangiano who professionally performed Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata”, Winnie Thomas who sang the title ...

Project Genie

S3 students have been engaged in a 6 week project in collaboration with The Lyceum. Students from Science and Expressive Arts used Arabian Nights as a stimulus for research and to create art work and short sketches that were showcased on Tuesday night. From hungry queens to spitting camels, the showcase allowed students to gain ...

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations

Teenage Booster and Meningitis ACWY Vaccinations Consent packs for vaccinations from NHS Lothian are out now for pupils in S3 (and in S4 – S6 who have not yet received their vaccinations). Every year, pupils in S3 are offered the Teenage booster  to complete their life long protection, through routine immunisations, against tetanus, diphtheria and polio.   Any ...

S3 Design Unit Exhibition

Our exhibition was created using work from our S3 design unit. The unit allows the students to understand the process of investigation, development and final outcome and helps them to move seamlessly into National 5 and Higher. The brief for this product design unit was to design and make a fully functioning clock based on the ...

Senior Modern Studies Students Visit London

Senior Modern Studies students were recently given the opportunity to travel to London to visit Parliament and participate in an election workshop.  They were able to meet to hear former high school pupil, Ian Murray, MP, and hear about his work in Parliament.  Before leaving Westminster, the group was allowed access to Downing Street to pose for photographs ...