Weekly Update 01/03/19

S2 into S3 Course Choice / Skills Electives

This week S2 pupils have been issued with a Course Choice Form to select subject choices for S3.  A copy of this form is attached below.  This year we have introduced a Skills Elective as their 7th choice.  Further information is also attached below.

S2 into S3 Choice of Course Day 04/03/19

Our current S2 pupils will make their subject choices for S3 on Monday 4th March.  Each pupil will be allocated a time slot to meet with a senior staff member in the Library and discuss/record their choices.  Details of pupil time slots are displayed at the Office and on the whiteboard in the foyer.  Please make sure your youngster comes prepared with his/her choice of course form completed and signed.

Senior Phase Course Choice

S3 into S4 Course choice forms were issued today (Friday 1st March) and their choice of course day is Monday 11th March.

S4 into S5 & S5 into S6 Course choice forms will be issued on Monday 11th March and their choice of course day is Monday 18th March.

More information regarding the days will follow.

Love & Bananas – An elephant story

On Wednesday 27th ‘Love & Bananas – An Elephant story’ came to Kelso High School. All of S3 attended a screening of the film and had the opportunity to find out more about the plight of the Asian Elephant throughout the day, thanks to a very informative stall which was set up by Rebecca Boyd and some of our pupils who are Save the Asian Elephant ambassadors: Molly Boyd Lyon, Kitty Irving & Brooke Rochester. As a follow up from this event S3’s will be reflecting on the film in class and creating a piece to raise awareness of the issues covered in the film.

We were thrilled by the support shown from the community at the evening screening of the film which was very well attended.

At both screenings we were honoured to show a personal message from Lek Chailert, founder of the Save the Elephant foundation and inspiration for the film, where we were reminded that we can give a voice to these amazing animals. If you would like to find out more about the film then check out www.loveandbananas.com

Work Experience opportunity anyone in S4 or S5 and interested in working in the legal profession - see Pastoral Staff if interested

First Steps Legal Programme is a week-long experience programme which includes talks, interactive workshops and other experiences aimed at providing pupils with an insight into what it’s like to work in the legal profession.

How do pupils apply?

1.       Fill in theapplication form electronically(collect this from your Pastoral teacher)

2.       Send by email to [email protected]

3.       Application Deadline is Friday 15th March 2019

If you have any questions about the programme or application process, please contact theRBS First Steps team directly on [email protected].

Parent Council 3 Ball Lottery - February Draw

This month, the numbers drawn were - 7, 11 and 18.  Unfortunately there were no matches so the prize fund of approximately £995 rolls over to next month - Good Luck!!


Developing the Young Workforce Borders are hosting the #BigParentsEve with partners to promote live job opportunities in the Scottish Borders to parents, carers and young people who are the future workforce. We are very aware that parents and carers are the biggest influencers on a young person’s career choice and the aim of the event is to inspire and inform people of all the opportunities available locally.

Scotland's Biggest Parents' Evening is a serious of events across Scotland developed in partnership, it will see all 21 DYW regional groups across Scotland highlight the value of apprenticeships, work based learning and local job opportunities on Wednesday 6th March.

There will be guest speakers to inform parents, carers and young people of the routes available within the apprenticeship family and how these link in with the Scottish Qualification Frameworks.  The event will take place at Jobcentre Plus, New Reiver House, Galashiels, TD1 1TD on Wednesday 6th March from 5pm-7pm.

Please see attached poster below regarding this event.  You can register your interest by signing up to the event through Eventbrite - https://bigparentseve.eventbrite.co.uk

Borders College – Full-time courses starting in August

The time to apply for a Borders College course is now!

  • Applications for full-time courses starting in August 2019 are now open.
  • Applications should be made online at www.borderscollege.ac.uk
  • Places can fill up quickly so submitting your application early is essential.
  • Anyone applying before 15th March 2019 will be guaranteed an interview.
  • Full course details are available on the College website



Key dates – Higher and National 5 Assignment dates 2019

N5 Assignment – 1 hour – 20 marks (20% of total)

Higher Assignment – 1 hour 30 minutes -30 marks (27% total)







Thursday 7 March

Periods 1 and 2



Thursday 14 March

Periods 6 and 7



Monday 25 Feb

(Ms James/Ms Robertson)

Friday 1 March

(Mr Lyall)

PERIODS 1 and 2



PERIODS 1 and 2



Thursday 14 MARCH

(Ms James)


(Mr Lyall)

PERIODS 6 and 7


PERIODS 1 and 2









Tuesday 5 March

PERIODS 1 and 2






Assignments are sat under exam conditions and unless otherwise stated will be in the pupils own classroom and supervised by their own teacher or a faculty staff member.

All assignments will be sat during normal class time. When break is missed, pupils will gain the time afterwards. Pupils will already be involved in work towards these assignments but any questions regarding them should be addressed to their class teacher or to Ms James, PT Social Subjects.

S3 Battlefields Experience 2019

The fourth instalment for the above trip is now overdue.  Please make payments via ParentPay or to the School Office.  Cheques should be made payable to Kelso High School.

KHS Canteen w/c 04/03/19






Traditional Favourites

Sausages & Mash, Veg Sausages & Mash or Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Bread

Roast Beef Dinner, Grilled Salmon or 3 Bean Chilli


Chicken Korma, Beef Curry or Vegetable Curry


Fish & Chips, Chicken Paella or Cheesy Omelette


Hot Sandwiches

Chicken Goujons or Sweet Chilli Quorn

Chicken or Quorn Dippers


Chicken Goujons or Roasted Vegetables with Cheese

Beef Burger or Vegetable Fajita


Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Baked Potato

Cheese or Beans

Cheese or Beans

Cheese or Beans

Cheese or Beans

Pizza / Pasta

Cheese or Pasta King

Cheese or Pasta King

Cheese or Pasta King

Cheese or Pasta King

Soup of the Day



Sweet Potato and Chilli


Also available every day:  Pizza and Baked Potatoes

Gluten Free options also available.

All these meals can always be ordered early in the day or on the day before as a Grab and Go to save pupils waiting at lunchtime.

Job / Apprenticeship Opportunities



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