Raising Teens with Confidence

A new Raise Teens with Confidence course starts at Gate 55! on Wednesday 19th February. The six session course aims to give parents and carers of children aged 11 to 16 years, an increased understanding about how they can best support their teenage children as they go through the sometimes challenging changes of adolescence. The course ...

Scottish Education Awards 2020

The Scottish Education Awards celebrate the hard work and success which takes place in Scottish education. The annual event recognises those who dedicate their lives to children and young people and showcases the valuable work and innovation in Scottish classrooms. Do you know someone who dedicates their life to children and young people? Do you know someone ...

A Rotary Experience

In December the members of the Currie Balerno Rotary Club were able to see for themselves an example of the benefit that their intervention can bring. The Club was contacted by Janet Walker, Deputy Head Teacher at the Wester Hailes Education Centre, seeking funding for a four-day residential course for three students with speech impediments. The funding ...

Home Security Advice to Householders

As we approach darker nights and the busy festive period, there tends to be an increase in housebreaking and acquisitive crime, so with this in mind, here is a guide of what you can do to keep your home safe this festive period and beyond. Please see Police Scotland's guide below: Home Security Guide Shed ...

Outward Bound: A Feature

In early September, 14 students from WHEC headed the Outward Bound Centre, at Loch Eil, north of Fort William for a week of outdor activities. The week started with a bang, or, rather a splash with customary jog and dip. This starting activity involves jogging from the centre, right along the pier and into the ...

Paris Trip May 2020

Dear Parent/Carer, After listening carefully to the views of our stakeholders, I have been in contact with the travel company this morning and secured a place for every child (who paid a deposit by 30th September 2019) so that they can attend the Paris trip in May 2020. I hope this will alleviate any concerns raised about the Paris ...

Equalities Group

The school has recently launched an Equalities Group. The group was set up in order to help promote positive relationships in our school. We want WHEC to be the most inclusive school it can be, and the group will focus on Anti-Bullying and inclusion through whole school campaigns, influencing the way bullying is recorded and ...

Young Ambassadors for Sport

Ellie and Charlie attended the regional, SportScotland Young Ambassadors Conference at Murrayfield last week. Along with representatives from high schools in Edinburgh, the Borders and the Lothians, they took part in a number of workshops aimed at developing exciting extracurricular programmes for their schools. As well as this, they even got a chance of meeting ...