2017 Career Ready Launch

On the afternoon of Friday 6 October 5 pupils took part in the massive launch event for Career Ready at the EICC. This launch involved nearly every school in Edinburgh and Midlothian. Pupils worked together with their mentors from industry on a range of ice-breaker activities. They also heard from previous Career Ready pupils who ...

Young Entrepreneurs

On Wednesday 11 October the Young Entrepreneur class were taken on a trip to Edinburgh University Business School. After a lunch, provided by the University, pupils experienced an Entrepreneur Lecture in one of the University Tutor Rooms. Pupils were then given a brief tour of the University’s facilities. They saw the Business School library, with ...

Connecting Classrooms

The Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, recently wrote to our school to thank WHEC for its continued participation in Connecting Classrooms with Barkly West High school, Northern Cape, South Africa. She said: 'I am writing to thank you for your school’s participation in the British Council’s Connecting Classrooms programme, which ...

S2 Visit to Jupiter Artland

Accompanied by their art teachers and school librarian, S2 students recently visited Jupiter Artland: a sculpture park 15 minutes’ drive from the school and is one of the most interesting and exciting outdoor learning spaces in Edinburgh. Our mentor for the day was Catherine who, through drenching rain, enthused students by guiding them amongst the huge ...

Have Your Say On Our Centre Values – Stage 3

To All Stakeholders: We have been spending some time looking at what are values for WHEC. We are now on our last stage and I would greatly appreciate your input. Please complete the short surveymonkey link. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DG2Z6XH   Stage 3 of 3 is Open until Thursday 21st September WHEC’s Core values, for all stakeholders, are Aspirational Community   Learning Respect We now ...

S4 Change to Study Leave Arrangements

SQA - study leave for S4 students has been changed. Study leave for all S4 students will commence on Wednesday 4th May (last day in school being Tuesday 3rd May). All pupils that are returning to school must do so on Wednesday 1st June. The following letter is being distributed to parents/carers today.

Gracemount High School

Arrangements have been put in place for S1, S2 and S3 students and staff from Gracemount High School to join us from Tuesday 19th April on a temporary basis. We look forward to welcoming them to our school. The following letter has been distributed to all students today.

Oxgangs Primary School

You may have heard that Oxgangs Primary School will be closed until after the Easter Holidays to allow remedial works to take place on the school building. Alternative arrangements have been put in place to allow the Oxgangs children to continue their education until the start of the Easter Holidays and we have been asked to ...

Showjumping Success for Student

One of our S2 students Chelsea has written a report about her exciting equestrian hobby. Chelsea has three ponies all registered with the Edinburgh Pony Club and takes part in showjumping events and competitions representing the school at national level. Chelsea recently qualified for the Pony Club National Dengie Finals to be held at Addington ...

HPV Vaccine

Consent forms for girls to have HPV vaccine in school have been sent out this week please return signed forms to school by 22 March 2016.

2016 Edinburgh Schools Dance Competition

A huge well done to our S1 students - Paige McCall, Holly Scally, Lauren Stoddart and Asia-Leigh Thomas-Gordon who performed exceptionally well last night at the Edinburgh Schools Dance Competition and while they didn’t win, they definitely did themselves and the school proud. The girls worked incredibly hard to make their performance as great as it ...

HRH Duchess of Cambridge Visit

Lewis Paterson, Acting Principal, was delighted to welcome HRH the Duchess of Cambridge to Wester Hailes Education Centre on Wednesday 24th February to visit the Art Room studio. During her visit, HRH The Duchess of Cambridge, Patron of the Art Room, met Art Room students, Art Room practitioners, friends and supporters of The Art Room ...

Developing our Young Workforce

One of our former students, Ella Gibbs, features in the latest Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce magazine. Ella took part in the launch of Developing the Young Workforce for Edinburgh, Midlothian and East Lothian. Now a part-time employee of Standard Life as well as studying for a BA (Hons) in Events Management at Queen Margaret University ...

Geography Class River Fieldwork Trip

On Friday 15th January the intrepid N5 geography class braved  the sub-zero temperature to complete their river fieldwork. The group spent the morning working with the Water of Leith Conservation Trust to collect key river data for their assignments. The group worked as a team to measure the river's speed, depth, bedload and to investigate ...