Weekly Update 03/02/17

S4/5/6 Prelim Exams

Prelim exams for our S4, S5 and S6 pupils will run until Thursday 9th February.  General study leave finishes today (Friday 3rd February), there will be no study leave from Monday 6th February onwards. Pupils should be in class unless they are in an exam.  If pupils have missed break time, they may take 15 minutes before returning to class.

Library - The Day

KHS has recently subscribed to The Day, a daily online newspaper for teenagers which focuses on the big issues that are transforming our world.  The Day team aim to explain current affairs in a balanced and unpatronising way.  Their mission is 'to help students think about what they can see and hear around them in the news day by day; to learn to make the link between this and what they are studying and to understand the relevance and importance of knowledge; to think for themselves and talk about everything, to debate, discuss and research; to grow in confidence and find their own voice.' 

Students who have already been shown the resource have all found it very thought-provoking and something that they would like to revisit.

Why not have a look at it yourself by clicking on The Day link in the Quick Links section on the homepage of the school website?

KHS Parent Council Lottery - January Draw

The numbers drawn this month were 2, 18 and 21.  Unfortunately there were no matches so the prize fund of £410.00 rolls over to next month.  Good Luck!

Battlefields Experience 2017

The 4th payment for the Battlefields Experience 2017 is due on Tuesday 7th February.  Please arrange payment via ParentPay where possible or cash/cheque handed into the School Office.  Cheques should be made payable to Kelso High School.

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers

KHS will be collecting Active Kids vouchers again this year, with the intention to use these for both cooking and sports equipment.  If you would like to donate any vouchers, please hand them in to either the HE or PE staff bases or the main Office.  Thank you for your support.

Sick Bay

Please can you remind your youngster that if they feel unwell during school time they should report to sick bay. They should not call you to arrange to go home or go home without telling someone in the school.  In sickbay your youngster will be  assessed by a first aider who will call home if necessary.

District Final of the Rotary Young Chef Competition

Rachel Ward is taking part in the District final on Saturday 4th February, 2017 at West Lothian College, Livingston.  Rachel’s menu is: 

Starter - Hot smoked salmon and Greenland prawn timbale with a cucumber Marie Rose, topped with a dressed salmon, dusted with paprika.

Main Course - Chicken Breast stuffed with Chorizo, Mozzarella and Basil wrapped in Parma ham served with a Creamy White Wine Sauce

Dessert - Sloe Gin Poached Pear with a Thyme and Blueberry Cream

Good Luck!!


At the last Parent Council Chair Meeting in November, there was a discussion regarding the development of the Child Sexual Exploitation strategy.

Due to the nature of the subject, it was agreed at the meeting that separate sessions would be beneficial for further discussions.

Dates and venues for these sessions have now been arranged:
​Thursday 16th February – The Assembly Hall, Berwickshire High School

Tuesday 21st February – The Assembly Hall, Peebles High School

Tuesday 28th February – The Assembly Hall, Galashiels Academy

Tuesday 7th March – The Assembly Hall, Jedburgh Grammar School.
​These sessions will run from 6.30pm – 7.30pm.
​These sessions are open to staff, parents, carers etc.  If there are any queries regarding these sessions, please contact Jill MacDonald in the Strategy, Policy and Performance team ([email protected])

S3 Girls - Engineering the Future for Girls @ the University of Strathclyde (19 - 23 June 2017)

The Faculty of Engineering at the University of Strathclyde’s newly-launched 1 week Summer School for S3 girls (entering S4 in June).

Engineering the Future for Girls is being delivered in collaboration with BP and BAM Nuttall and is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers. The summer school is fully-funded by BP and BAM Nuttall and all student costs, including travel, will be covered. Strathclyde will accept applications from girls with any range of subject choices at National 5.

The summer school is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day to the University of Strathclyde campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils during the week. For the pupils’ convenience, we have arranged for Mentors to accompany pupils from and to Queen Street train station, Glasgow Central train station and Buchanan Bus Station at the start and end of each day.  Pupils should apply using the online application form at:


The deadline for applications is 10 March 2017. A confirmation email is sent upon receipt of application. The selection panel will meet in late March/early April to review the applications received and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by 7 April 2017. An automated email is sent to teachers informing them of the application submitted and requesting a supporting statement. The supporting statement for each student should be submitted online using a designated link by 17 March 2017, for the application to be considered.  If you would like any further information on the Summer School then please email: [email protected]

Athletics / Curling – Angus Bryce

Angus has been away competing for KHS at the Scottish Schools Indoor Athletics Championships at the Emirates in Glasgow.  He was competing in the under 16 200m where he qualified for the final in a new personal best time of 23.79secs.  In the final Angus finished 5th but again improved his personal best to 23.78.

Changing sport he recently competed in the Scottish Junior (under 21) Curling Finals in Aberdeen.  Playing from Wednesday to Sunday his team finished 3rd overall in a competition won by his older brothers team (Cameron) who now go to South Korea in a few weeks time to represent Scotland at the World Junior Finals.

Staying with curling, the KHS team will play in the Scottish Schools Finals in Braehead in March.  The team to represent us will be Angus Bryce, Joanna Sutherland, Clement Femenias and Kyle McLain.  Good Luck!!

Bubble Football

Please see attached flyer below.

KHS Canteen w/c 06/02/17






Traditional Favourites

Macaroni Cheese



Grilled Salmon Fillet


Roast Ham


Chicken Curry


Vegetable Curry





Veggie Lasagne


Hot sandwiches

Sausage and Onion


Quorn Burgers


Veggie Burgers

Spiced Quorn


Grilled Bacon & Brie



Chicken Fajitas


Oriental Vegetable Fajitas



Chicken Fillet


Cold Sandwiches

Chicken Mayo


Brie and salad



Chicken Tikka


Haggis Burger







Roast Ham



Savoury Cheddar

Soup of the day

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg


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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