Visit from Tommy Smith

The Music department were delighted to host ex-pupil and world renown jazz saxophonist, Tommy Smith. Tommy started his musical tuition here at the Wester Hailes Education Centre, before studying at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. As well as becoming an outstanding performer with several professionally recorded albums to his name, Tommy is the founder ...

Wester Hailes Education Centre’s Summer Programme

As part of Wester Hailes Education Centre’s summer programme, we are working with Tasting Change to offer ‘Cooking Around The World’. We started this week by making healthy pizzas and trying out watermelon dessert pizza. Our ‘Cooking Around The World’ sessions take place on Thursdays – 19th July, 26th    July, 2nd August and 9th August from ...

Live-N-Learn programme for session 2018/19

We are delighted to announce the launch of our Live-N-Learn programme for session 2018/19. The pictures in this article are from the recent Senior Phase Induction Days with WHEC pupils and the Live-N-Learn team. The programme for 18/19 will consist of workshops throughout the year and include all S4, 5 and 6pupils. The workshops will ...

Bike4Ever Programme

Over the last 10 weeks, WHEC has been working with the City of Edinburgh Council Outdoor Education team to deliver the Bike4Ever programme. This programme – funded by Smarter Choices Smarter Places – aims to increase bicycle use amongst young people. 15 WHEC students have taken part in the programme and have been learning how to; ...

Changes to school week – Starts Monday 4th June 2018

Changes to school week – starts Monday 4th June 2018. After lengthy consultation with pupils, parents/carers and staff, we are making two important changes to the school day. Mentoring will be reduced each morning from 20 mins to 10 mins. The school day will start at 0840. The school day will end at 1535 Monday to ...

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Wester Hailes Education Centre has a legal responsibility to deliver an effective educational programme to its students. In order to do this, we need to collect personal data about our students and their families so that we can help them learn, and keep them safe. You can find out more about the sort of data we ...

Career Ready Graduation Ceremony

Pupils that took part in the two year Career Ready program graduated in April.  A graduation ceremony took place in the Perth Concert Hall with schools from across Scotland.  Three pupils from WHEC were able to attend and received their Career Ready Graduation Certificates. Career Ready gives students the chance to transform their lives by providing ...