WHEC on Facebook

We are delighted to announce our first official school Facebook page. This can be found at https://www.facebook.com/whecthehighschool . This is a fantastic way for the community and partners of the WHEC to see the fantastic range of experiences that our pupils enjoy in and beyond the classroom.

Young Ambassadors of Sport

4th year Haddy Bha joined 67 Young Ambassadors of Sport representing 20 Edinburgh High Schools and 3 ASN schools on a fun packed weekend to Lagganlia Centre for Outdoor Education up in Aviemore Scotalnd. We arrived on Friday raring to go with a quick change and beds ready we met for a quick dinner then it ...

Thank You to the Amazing Lifeguards

On Monday 28 August 2017 representatives of the Senior Leadership Team and Recreation Dept. welcomed Salim Unis and his family to the Centre. The purpose of the meeting was to re-unite Salim with members of the Lifeguard team who saved his life on Tuesday 1 August 2017. On Tuesday 1 August 2017 Salim was swimming with ...

The Meltdown Before Christmas

Christmas can be a great time for families but also a nightmare and is often a time of increased stress and conflict within the home. In collaboration with GameChanger Christmas 2017 come join the Cyrenians SCCR & Conflict Resolution Services for a FREE fun, interactive and festive event for young people and families.

Edinburgh University S2 students: winter book selection at Waterstones Bookshop

Eleven S2 students, accompanied by the school librarian, visited Waterstones Bookshop to select books for the school library. These young people are our Edinburgh University Widening Participation students, who attended a ten week programme introducing them to university study and life, when they were in S1. The university programme is sponsored by Lloyds Banking Group ...

Techfest

In October a group of our S2 students participated in the Techfest - Maths into Finance event at Edinburgh College where they learnt about calculating net pay, budgeting, borrowing and saving. In the afternoon, the event culminated with each group applying their knowledge to financially plan for, choose a mortgage and bid on a house ...

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Connect in Wester Hailes

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra have brought a brand new community residency programme to Wester Hailes. We are very proud of the creative work the students who worked with the project team recently produced - the video is worth watching! The SCO are returning to work with our students for 3 days in December and we ...

School Library News

Congratulations to Martin Watt and Ryan Lewis for successfully having their book reviews published in the latest edition of Teen Titles magazine. The book titles they reviewed are: Moondust  by Gemma Fowler and Orangeboy by Patrice Lawrence. The Teen Titles magazine 'TT69' is distributed free to every public and school library in Edinburgh and produced by ...

Course for Parents & Carers

A free two part course for parents & carers of pre-teens and/or teenagers being held at Wester Hailes Education Centre on Tue 23rd & Tue 30th January 2018 from 5.30pm - 7.30pm. The course over two evenings aims to provide some understanding around conflict as a parent and how to respond and find a resolution. ...

If I ruled Scotland

Congratulations to Melissa Duff (S4) her essay entry to the Hunter Foundation's recent competition to meet Barack Obama and outline her priorities if she had the opportunity to rule Scotland has been published in an online book. It is well worth a read as an insightful take on integrating all pupils to mainstream schools, regardless ...

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 ...

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 ...