Weekly Update 08/09/17

Celebration of Achievement 2017

Our annual Celebration of Achievement Evening was held last night and recognised the wide range of academic, sporting, artistic and social talents of KHS learners. Sheena Wichary, this year’s recipient of the Freedom of Kelso High School, presented the prizes and the audience were entertained by a number of musical items and readings.  The evening culminated with our new Head Team being presented with their badges of office and the presentation of the major academic awards.  This year’s Proxime Accessit was Leona Porteous, while the Dux Medal went to Tara Aitchison.  Congratulations and well done to all involved!

DYW Apprenticeship Roadshow

Looking to help your child with career choices?  Find out about apprenticeships at the DYW Borders Roadshow on Tuesday 12thSeptember at 4.00pm in room 4.  There will be a chance to hear from employers, apprentices and trainers.

C Card Letter

A parental letter was emailed out to parents of our S4 pupils, a copy is attached below.

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.

S1 Pupils - Lunchtime

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

S4/5/6 Information Evening

We would like to invite parents and our students within S4/5/6 to attend an informal information session within the school on Wednesday 20th September 6.30pm until 7.15pm.

Conduct during Lunchtime

Please remember that during lunchtime it is important to respect our local community.  Following a number of complaints and a plea to pupils we have received an update to say there has been a big improvement in the amount of litter around the Co-op.  Thank you to everyone for their help.

Equestrian Team - Raffle

The Equestrian Team are having a raffle to raise funds for their trip to the NSEA Championship in October 2017.  Detail of the prizes are attached below, tickets are available from members of the team.

Swimming - Borders Swimming Championships 2017

Three KHS pupils competed at this year's Border Championships, held in Galashiels on Sunday 3rd September.  While the rest of Kelso were enjoying the Tour Of Britain in town, our 3 swimmers Andrew Lawson S1 (Kelso ASC), Erika Coupek S4 (Kelso ASC) and Amy Richardson S5 (Duns ASC) were racing against swimmers from all Border Clubs - Kelso, Duns, Galashiels, Peebles, Hawick & Teviotdale & Eyemouth.

KHS produced not one but 3 CHAMPIONS!!

Andrew Lawson S1 - Boys U12 100m Individual Medley Champion

Erika Coupek S4 - Girls U16 AND OPEN - 100m Freestyle Champion 

Amy Richardson S5 - Girls 400m Freestyle Champion

Trophy's were kindly presented by Scottish Swimming Referee Sally Swinney.  Photos below.  Well done to our fantastic swimmers!!

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.

Borders Swimming Championships 2017
Borders Swimming Championships 2017
Borders Swimming Championships 2017
Borders Swimming Championships 2017

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