National 3/4/5 class visit Standard Life Aberdeen

National 3/4/5 class visited Standard Life Aberdeen at Lothian House on Lothian Road on 26 September 2017.  It was a successful and interesting visit.  A brief talk was given by a staff member from each department we visited as well as a tour round various offices (it was a massive building, with 7 floors).  We ...

Outward Bound course at the Loch Eil Centre

Massive congratulations to the group of S4 pupils who completed their Outward Bound course last week at the Loch Eil Centre, with Outward Bound Trust. Nine pupils, who were selected for this trip, thrived while taking part in challenges and activities aimed to push them out of their comfort zones and work as part of a ...

S1 students at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

Once again, every Wester Hailes S1 student had the opportunity to attend the Edinburgh International Book Festival in Charlotte Square Gardens. Our first years met and chatted with authors on book themes varying from Elizabeth Laird’s grim and scary story of life as an orphaned teenager inside a Middle East refugee camp, to Maz Evans’ ...

S4 Work Placements 2017

All S4 pupils will have the offer of taking up a work placement for one week beginning Monday 6th November until Friday 10th November. This is part of our ongoing commitment to increasing our pupil’s awareness of the world of work as they plan their pathways to post school destinations. Students will be given further ...

Scottish Chamber Orchestra at WHEC

Over three days pupils and staff had the opportunity to work with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra to compose their own music. Pupils were encouraged to explore a range of ideas and influences, and were often asked to play their instruments in new and exciting ways. The culmination of the project was a day of recording ...

25th Anniversary of Teen Titles Magazine

Three S3 students were accompanied by the school librarian to Edinburgh Central Reference Library,  to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Teen Titles magazine. All three girls had written book reviews on new books for Teen Titles magazine, last session. Our students enjoyed the sunshine and eats in Princes Street Gardens while watching Fringe Festival performers ...

Message from Head Teacher – David Young – Have your say

Centre Values Stage 1 of 3 Closes on 1.9.17 I’m very keen to explore what Wester Hailes Education Centre means to us by displaying a series of value statements that we all believe in and is reflected in our behaviours, across the Centre. Once agreed, our Value statements will be displayed across our Centre, together and separately, to inform ...

Behind the Scenes

Mrs Valentine and her S3 Business and IT class had a successful trip to the Odeon Cinema Wester Hailes. This trip was not to see a film, but to undertake business research. David was the employee who showed us around, and spoke to us, passing on his interest in film, as well as his knowledge ...

UK Maths Trust Junior Maths Challenge

The following students have been successful in this years UK Maths Trust Junior Maths challenge. (The UKMT are a charity whose aim is to advance Maths education in young children). Jack Shiels S1 - Bronze level, Asia-Leigh Irvine S2 - bronze level and Ryan Lewis S1 - Best in School and silver level……. Over 250,00 students from ...

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.