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 ...

Privacy Notice

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 ...

Support & Information Sessions for Parents & Carers

Over the next few weeks, there will be two Information and Support Sessions for Parents and Carers who are concerned about their pre-teen or teenager’s Emotional Wellbeing and Mental Health taking place in Edinburgh. Each session has a different topic focus and there is an opportunity for parents and carers to meet other parents and supportive ...

WHEC Debating Team in the Debate Mate Scottish Cup

On Wednesday 25th April, 7 members of the WHEC Debating Team ventured to Glasgow to take part in the Debate Mate Scottish Cup.  Prior to the competition, all of the team have taken part in a 17 week long immersive debating programme after school. They have learnt how to challenge an argument, present, rebute and ...

7 Reasons To Join Your Parent Council

Connect Scotland (previously known the Scottish Parent Teacher Council) will be coming to Wester Hailes Education Centre on Wednesday 6th June to deliver a training session for local parents/carers to enable more people to become involved in WHEC and local Primary School Parent Councils. Parent Councils have an important role to play in ensuring that children's ...

Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Practice Expedition

On Friday 20th March a group of 8 senior students set of on their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh practice expedition. The group had opted to use canoes and had previously spent time working with Bridge8 to develop their paddling skills. The group canoed for several hours along the Union Canal, before stopping in Ratho for ...

S1 Widening Participation Group

S1 Widening Participation group visited Edinburgh University’s renowned Informatics and Robotics research facility where they had a personal tour of the labs and workshops from Professor Vijayakumar, head of the Valkyrie humanoid robotic project run in conjunction with NASA. The professor took questions from the pupils, after his introductory talk and was quite taken aback ...

World Immunisation Week

The Community Vaccination Team from NHS Lothian are visiting today, promoting World Immunisation Week. For further information, click on the header and then the Website Links. meningitisnow.org/fight-for-now jostrust.org.uk

WHEC Students Provide Free Bike Checks

Wester Hailes Education Centre students last week used their new bicycle maintenance skills to provide free bicycle checks to staff who cycle to work at Waverley Court. The students were assisted by Niall Patterson and Lewis Hoad from Edinburgh Bicycle Cooperative. Niall, who has been training the students in bicycle maintenance since October 2017 commented: “ ...