Career Ready Success

A huge well done to our graduating Career Ready students Toni Faccenda, Shannon Diack, Nicole Hume, Mary Gerrard, Demi Duffy and Sam Graham. Toni, Shannon, Nicole and Mary travelled to Perth on Wednesday to join 400 other graduates from across Scotland to celebrate their success. All students completed the programme to the highest standard and have ...

Senior Phase Awards Ceremony 2017

Our Senior Phase Awards Ceremony for S4, 5 and 6 pupils took place today Friday 31 March. Our Keynote speaker for the event was Ollie Clegg Director of Evangelism at St Mungo’s Church, Balerno and Livingston. Ollie has had a long association with Wester Hailes Education Centre and he gave a rousing and positive speech ...

Scottish Youth Boxing Champion

Congratulations to Jamie Buchanan (5M1) who won the Scottish Youth Boxing Championship on Sunday 19th March. Jamie beat his older and more experienced opponent from Glasgow by unanimous decision. This is an outstanding achievement in Jamie’s first year at the youth age group and a great step forward in his promising boxing career.

S1 pupils visit to Waterstones

I'd like to offer a huge thank you to Mandy O'Regan and Morag Smart for their support with the WHEC S1 visit to Waterstones at Edinburgh West End, this week. Our students, numbering a baker's dozen, thoroughly enjoyed exchanging their World Book Day tokens for the specially published WBD titles and one or two students ...

‘Busta Rhyme’

Well done to our S1 poets Kyra Korfanty, William Brown and Aaron Marshall who feature in the 2017 ‘Busta Rhyme’ Anthology published by Young Writers. All three will be published in the UK Voices version available in the library. Judges praised their creativity, technique and skill. Well done!

Go4SET

Five of our S2 students from Wester Hailes Education Centre (Martin Watt, Danica Skinner, Amber Watson, Jennifer Halliday and Cameron Diack) have been taking part in a 10 week project called  run by the Engineering Development Trust. This is an excellent STEM experience which saw our pupils, working closely with our mentors from EDF Energy, ...

Streetlaw

S3 modern studies pupils are currently participating in Streetlaw, a legal Education programme organised by the Law Society of Scotland. Law students, Kerri McIver and Lorna Hewitt are visiting the school weekly to deliver classes about Scots law and the legal process. Our pupils, who are working in teams are gaining valuable knowledge about the ...

Keith Cook at Wester Hailes Education Centre

We were extremely lucky to have Keith Cook working with our young people at Wester Hailes Education Centre this week as part of the Sky Sports Living For Sport programme.  Young learners from all year groups participated in workshops with Keith to build and develop a variety of key skills including; teamwork, hunger to achieve, ...

World Book Day

On Thursday 2nd March 2017, Wester Hailes Education Centre celebrated the twentieth anniversary of World Book Day! We held an inter-house book quiz involving all our S1 students. The students in Wallace won comfortably, with Macdonald and Bruce as runners up - house points will be awarded to the winning class! The Librarian set up ...

Phase 2 Rollout – 20MPH

Phase 2 of the rollout of a 20miles per hour (mph) speed limit goes live on 28 February 2017.   The second phase is the largest construction phase in the scheme  stretching from Granton to Portobello, Duddingston to Morningside, Gorgie to Murrayfield. You can find out if your street is changing to 20mph by checking our interactive map. The introduction ...

Junk Kouture Grand Final!

Congratulations to S4 students Dylan Elliot and Klaudia Mejza on their fantastic achievement in getting into the Junk Kouture Grand Final at their first attempt. We didn’t come away with any prizes but Dylan did get personally congratulated by Louis Walsh himself (one of the judges) and the students had a wonderful experience. We are very proud ...

WHEC launches new curriculum for 2017-2018

After consultation with staff, pupils and parents, we at Wester Hailes are embarking on a new curriculum. The new curriculum aims to offer wider choice to pupils as well as introducing new courses and programmes that link with the World of Work. The Curriculum Map and Curriculum Rationale are available to view, however more information ...

Spotacular

On Friday 18th November the school took part in a variety of fundraising activities for Children in Need, including a dress up/down morning where pupils and staff were encouraged to wear spots. At break, the whole school was invited to partake in a variety of activities organised by senior pupils and staff, including how many ...

Teen Titles

The 67th edition of Teen Titles is now available in the school library and English department. Six of our students submitted opinions and book recommendations and these have been published in this latest edition. The six students receive praise postcards, school house points and their own personal copy of CEC Teen Titles magazine. These students ...