Message from David Young (Headteacher) and NHS Lothian

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We are aware of a person in Wester Hailes Education Centre who has tested positive for COVID-19 - this is our third case since wb 24th May. We understand this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.   Persons ...

Session date change Christmas holidays 2021

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At its March meeting, the Education, Children and Families Committee agreed to change the scheduled Christmas holiday dates from Friday 24 December 2021 - Monday 10 January 2022 to Monday 20 December 2021 - Tuesday 4 January 2022. The change was based on a similar amendment to the previous year’s holiday dates.  The reasons for the ...

Message from David Young (Headteacher) and NHS Lothian) – 01.06.21

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Further to my website update this morning. We have been working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.  Persons have now been contacted because they have been in close and sustained contact with the case and the tracking process is now complete. These contacts will need to self-isolate and have been asked to ...

Message from David Young (Headteacher) and NHS Lothian

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We are aware of a person in Wester Hailes Education Centre who has tested positive for COVID-19. We understand this is a worrying time but would like to reassure you that we are working closely with NHS Lothian Health Protection Team and following all national guidance.   Persons are currently being contacted because they may have been in ...

Senior Course Choice Update

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The course choice forms for S4 and S5 are now available and should be completed by pupils by Wednesday 12th May. Pupils can access the link on their S4 and S5 Teams pages or by using the links below. (Note : If they are asked for an email address to log in they should use their ...

S4 and S5 Course choice booklets

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The course choice process for pupils planning to stay at school in S5 and S6 starts next week with our senior parents evening on Wednesday 5th May. Please remember to make your bookings for this before noon on the 5th May.    Following the parents evenings, pupils will be invited to make their choices via an online form which will ...

Headteacher’s Update 30.04.21

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Dear Parent/Carer As always I hope this finds you well and in good spirits. So far, 9 days into our full time return to school, things have gone as well as expected and I wanted to thank you for your support. Almost all pupils are complying with our COVID measures and attending regularly. Uniform is getting back ...

5/5/21 – S4/S5/S6 – Virtual Parents Evening

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The senior Virtual Parents Evening will take place on Wednesday 5th May for parent/carers of pupils in S4, S5 and S6. These meetings will be booked online and then held by video meeting, rather than in person at the school. To make your appointments please login at: https://parents-booking.co.uk/westerhailes To login you only need to enter the following information ...

Return to School – Tuesday 20th April

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Dear Parent/Carer,  Please find the latest version of our school plan from Tuesday 20th April – Friday 25th June 2021.  I would greatly appreciate it if you could spend a few moments reading the document and ensuring your son/daughter is prepared for their return.  As always, we will update you regularly throughout the term with important updates. Best wishes  D Young  Headteacher

Headteacher’s Update 01.04.21

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Dear Parent/Carer As we approach the Easter break, I wanted to express my thanks to you for your support and understanding over the last few weeks. I’ll make this update as brief as I can knowing that next term will likely bring a number of new challenges and possibly (hopefully not!) more disruption to what has ...

Lockdown Lowdown

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A survey of young people in Scotland has been launched to track the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the lives, aspirations and wellbeing of young Scots. It’s been a tough year for many young people in Scotland, and as we ease out of Covid19 restrictions, it is important that the views of young people are ...