Weekly Update 01/09/17

Parent Council Meeting / AGM

The next meeting of the Parent Council which will include the AGM will be held on Monday 4th September at 7.00pm – all welcome.  We also invite all parents who attend the opportunity stay on after the official business to make a clay bee.  You will be asked to form a lump of clay into a golden bee.  Your bee will then become part of our Golden Swarm for the new school.

Parent Council Lottery - August Draw

The numbers drawn for August were 7, 19 and 21.

Unfortunately there were no matches so the prize fund of £156.00 will roll over to next month.  Good Luck!!

Lost Property

Despite only being 3 weeks into term we already have a lot of lost property.  Please can you label all your youngsters uniform so that we can reunite uniform with pupils.  Please can you also check to ensure that your youngster has their own uniform - it’s quite easy to pick up someone else’s especially in the PE changing rooms.

School Uniform - Thank You!
We have been very impressed with the high standard of school uniform since the start of term and would like to thank students and their parents/carers for their support with this. It really is a pleasure to see our Young People taking so much pride in their school and its uniform.
As the temperature begins to drop thoughts may turn to boots - a gentle reminder that the uniform is for BLACK shoes or boots only and we would greatly appreciate your support with this.

Pupil Update Forms

All pupils were issued with their individual pupil update form at the start of term.  Please review the information we hold for your youngster, make any necessary changes and hand back in to the School Office.  These forms are now overdue so please hand in ASAP.

The Rotary Young Chef Competition

The Home Economics Department are running the Rotary Young Chef Competition again this year.  The competition is open to S3 - S6 pupils.  The heat will take place in our brand new kitchens in December!  If you are interested in taking part, please give your name to Mrs Murray or Mrs Davies by Tuesday 5th September.

S3 Information Evening 29/08/17 - Presentation              

A copy of the presentation from the S3 Information Evening held on Tuesday evening has been added into the school bag.  This can be found just to the right of this page.

S1 Pupils - Lunchtime

Please remember that all S1 pupils should remain within the school grounds during the whole of lunchtime.

Geography Trip to River Beamish

The National 5 Geography class visited The River Breamish, Ingram Valley in The Northumberland National Park on Tuesday 29th August.  The intention of the trip was to carry out data collection for the assignment which is part of the overall marks for the course.  Students had to collect data on width, depth, bed load size and velocity.  This information, from the middle course, will be compared to the upper and lower courses to ascertain whether or not the river acts in the way expected.

The class also walked to the hill fort of Brough Law with the intention of getting a better understanding of the working landscape.  Areas of conflict within the National Park were also introduced and discussed in an effort to ensure students understood the complexities of living and working in such an environment.  As expected, behaviour was exemplary.

Many thanks to Ewan Bootman for bringing his kit and taking so many splendid snaps! 

These can be viewed by clicking on this link - https://goo.gl/photos/bQqnz6axW3T5j4W49

Conduct during Lunchtime

Please remember that during lunchtime it is important to respect our local community.  Following a number of complaints please can I ask that litter is not dropped and instead the bins that are provided are used - main areas of concern are the play park behind the Co-op, the hill up from the High School to Dyers Court and the main pathways from the Square back up to the school after lunch.

Hockey Update

KHS teams were in great form on their first week back to hockey - and, for many S1s, their first ever matches.  We played Galashiels Academy and enjoyed some great wins at all levels from S1 - Seniors, though many games were close and the Gala terrier tackling got the better of our S2 As ... this time!

This week, we are back with games against Earlston High School this afternoon (Friday) and Eyemouth High School on Saturday morning.  S2s and S3s are at Shedden Park today with 2.40pm starts scheduled (warm-ups from 2.15pm), and 3.30pm finish expected for As and 4.15pm for Bs, approximately.  S1s and Senior 1st XI and 2nd XI are away to Earlston - bus leaving at 2.05 and returning around 5.30pm.

On Saturday, all teams (2nd XI, S3 Bs, S2 Bs and S1s) are away to Eyemouth.  Bus leaves school at 7.50am and returns around 12/12.15pm.

We welcome supporters to all matches with positive support from the sidelines to help our fantastic teams as they represent our school to the best of their ability.

Swimming Update

Well done to Amy Richardson (S5) who swam in the 'Great Scottish Swim 2017' last Saturday, her FIRST Open Water swim, in Loch Lomond.  We had no expectations but were thrilled when she crossed the Half Mile Finish line as 3rd female / 5th swimmer overall, out of 249 swimmers!!  Congratulations on this fantastic achievement.  Picture below.

Job / Apprenticeship Opportunities



Saturday Job

The Hoot n Cat coffee shop are recruiting for a Saturday person and a school leaver (to work several days/flexible hours).  Must be motivated and people friendly.  Application forms can be picked up from the coffee shop.

Saturday / Sunday Job

Semi Chem are looking for a young person to work in their Kelso store on Saturday and Sunday’s, 8 hours per week.  If you are interested please go into the store and request an application form or alternative hand in your CV.

Vacancy at Noah’s Ark Playgroup

We are looking for an Early Years Lead Practitioner to work with 2 - 3 year olds.  Full details attached below.

Amy Richardson - Great Scottish Swim 2017

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