Weekly Update 03/03/17
Battlefields Trip 2017
The fifth payment for the above trip is due to be paid on by Tuesday 7th March, please arrange to pay via ParentPay or send payment to the School Office. Cheques should be made payable to Kelso High School.
Please arrange to hand in your youngster’s passport and EHIC card to the School Office as soon as possible. If these items are required for holidays at Easter we will take a photocopy of them.
S3 Parents Evening Online Booking System
KHS are trialling a new way of booking Parents’ Evening appointments for the forthcoming S3 event on Tuesday 7th March. Letters were emailed home with login details and instructions on how to make appointments. You should have now been able to make the necessary appointments. If you did not receive the information copies can be obtained from the School Office and if you require any assistance setting this up please contact us.
S3 Parents Evening - Careers Appointments
There are appointments available with Suzi Rennie, Careers Advisor, at the S3 Parents Evening on Tuesday 7th March. Please contact the School Office to book a slot.
We are quickly running out of tin foil containers so YOU MUST come prepared for lessons. If you are unsure of what to bring, ask your teacher prior to the lesson or bring a plastic container. Thank you for your help in this matter.
Parent Council Lottery Draw - February 2017
The numbers drawn for February were 4, 17 and 18. Unfortunately there were no matches so the prize fund of £519.50 rolls over to next month. Good Luck!!
Scottish Borders Youth Brass Band
Jamie Ball (S3) is performing with the Scottish Borders Youth Brass Band alongside the Whitburn Band at a special “Scottish Champions in Concert” performance to be held at Melrose Parish Church on 25th March. This is to raise funds towards the SBYBB travelling and competing at the European Youth Band championships in Ostend in April. A copy of the flyer and ticket application form are attached below. All welcome.
Pupil Information Update
If you are moving home, have a new telephone or mobile number can you please make sure that you contact the School Office so that we can update your youngsters records.
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.
The S3s reached the final of the Borders Schools S2 tournament on Saturday with a great performance throughout the tournament. They started with a 0-0 draw with Earlston High School and then a brace of goals from Sophie Graham claimed a 2-1 win over Peebles. They then zoomed off to Selkirk for a semi-final win against Hawick 1-0 with Chloe Aitchison scoring superbly from a penalty corner from the top of the D. In a phenomenal final against a very strong and fast Galashiels Academy, we were just edged out 1-0 despite a great team effort. The girls gave it everything they had, stayed focussed throughout, tough, determined and sporting. Congratulations all on a great tournament and spectators were just magic and we received some wonderful comments from other team coaches on how well the team played.
We also had a great morning of hockey in Edinburgh with Seniors and S2s, with fantastic facilities and hospitality from Mary Erskine School. We were up against it from the start against a very skilful MES team however we never gave up during the 50 minutes and the players received lots of lovely compliments from oppositions coach and umpire at the end of the game. Although it was a 6-0 loss the coaches were impressed with the players continuous hard work and determination. Lots to take on board and learn from for our games next week. The Seniors lost out in a very competitive game, where MES were just more clinical and took their chances, but Tara Aitchison finished off a good goal for Kelso.
A number of our players are also performing well on Saturday afternoons for Kelso Hockey Club 1sts, 2nds and 3rds - the 1sts beating Cala at Earlston on Saturday.
Well done to both teams and all the spectators for surviving the wind and rain at Meggetland at the under-14s on Sunday morning. Kiwis lost both their games 1-0 against Watsonians and Grange and Cougars won their first game 2-0 against CALA and then lost 1-0 to Fjordhus Reivers. Both teams continue to benefit hugely from the experience of playing on astro against strong opposition and it is great to see the players working hard and enjoying their hockey. Thank you to Charlotte and Sophie for the tray bakes. Advance warning for the taxi drivers - the next set of games in two weeks time are at Mary Erskine's as Meggetland is unavailable.
The S2s are in action this weekend in their Borders Schools Tournaments at Earlston - go and enjoy yourselves, work hard and support each other, and good luck to all players!
Kelso 15s/16s Football Report
This past Sunday Kelso played Lauder at Woodside Park in a game that didn’t really mean much as Lauder lost to Duns the previous week so they could no longer win the league. Kelso’s League winning ambitions had long since disappeared after a slow start to their campaign. Both teams started well on a breezy morning and that played a part in the opening goal as a long kick from the Kelso goalkeeper sent Owen Cranston through to score his tenth goal of the season. However the lead would not last as a scuffed effort from the visitors found its way through the Kelso ‘keepers hands to make the score even. The home team soon had a flurry of good chances and that led to their second goal through a mistake from the Lauder goalkeeper. A short corner seemed to bounce off his hands and into the path of Mikey Kavannagh who poked home to put Kelso in the lead at half-time. Half-time score Kelso 2-1 Lauder.
Kelso were at a slight disadvantage in the second half as they turned into the wind but this did not stop them missing some great chances to go further in front. The lead stayed intact for 20 minutes or so before the Lauder pressure finally paid off as a snapshot was placed into the bottom corner to make the score even once more. This wasn’t the case for long as the Kelso goalie soon made his second mistake as a corner that seemed a simple catch flew straight through his hands and into the back of the net. Kelso then lost all discipline, picking up silly bookings as the game fizzled out and ended 3-2 to Lauder. It was a harsh outcome for Kelso who dominated for long periods against a useful side. Special mention must go to the most improved player of the season so far, Ben Purcell who had another superb game.
The cup campaign starts next week (Sunday 5th March) and Kelso could not have a tougher fixture. They play newly crowned league champions Duns at Woodside Park. Kick-off 10.30am. All supporters are welcome along to cheer on the team. Report by Rhys Lawrence S4
The Borders U18 Floodlit 5-A-Side League & Cup on Friday 10th, 17th & 24th March from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm at Kelso High School. This under 18 tournament is open to schools, football clubs, youth groups and teams of friends. Cup, medals & cash prizes for the winners. To register your team please email firstname.lastname@example.org text 07958 277766 with email address.
KHS Canteen 06/03/17
Grilled Lemon and Garlic Chicken
Nachos with Beef and Cheese
Roasted Vegetable Stir fry
Sausage and Onion Chutney
Oriental Vegetable Fajitas
Dos de Colia sauce crème et champignons (France)
(Fish in a cream sauce with mushrooms)
Meatballs in a rice tomato sauce (Italian)
Brie and Salad
5 Bean salad
Ham and Cheddar
Ready Made Sandwiches
Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg
Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg
Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg
Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg
Soup of the day
Cream of Vegetable
Cream of Chicken
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.
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