Weekly Update 15/03/19

Careers Fair

A very successful evening was held last night, the feedback from employers, colleges, universities and parents was extremely positive.  Thank you to all those who attended and everyone that made the event possible.

S4 into S5 and S5 into S6 Choice of Course Day 18/03/19

Our current S4/S5 pupils will make their subject choices for S5/S6 on either Monday 18th or Tuesday 19th 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.

Individual course information can be found on the KHS website under the options tab.

Parking within School Grounds

We have been advised that school bus drivers are finding it increasingly difficult to park in the designated bus bay due to cars being parked in these areas.  If you are parking within the school premises please refrain from blocking the bus bays.  If buses are unable to enter these bays they will have to pick up pupils from the main road which means pupils will have to move through parked cars to board and the chance of any incidents occurring increases.

SQA Exam Transport - Fridays

If you received a letter regarding exam transport and have not yet replied please do so ASAP either by completing the tear-off slip or by emailing [email protected].

S3 Battlefields Experience 2019

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

Apprenticeship opportunities for School leavers

Arnold Clark currently have vacancies in this area.  All vacancies & application information can be found at https://apprenticeships.gtg.co.uk/

S2/S3 Pupils considering a career in Medicine

There is an upcoming information evening aimed at any S2/S3 pupils who are thinking of pursuing a career in Medicine.  The event is being organised by a charity called ‘You can be a Doctor’, which is run by senior medical students and doctors.

Pupils and their parents are invited along to find out more about the unique requirements of applications to medicine, to hear about support on offer and more from current medical students and doctors. Full details are noted below:

Date: Tuesday 2nd April 2019

Time: 18:00 – 19:30

Location: Auditorium A, Chancellor’s Building, 49 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4SB

Sign up link: www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/how-to-apply-to-medicine-tickets-58317720873

Please see the below poster for reference.  You’ll also find more information on their website: www.youcanbeadoctor.co.uk

Scottish National Brass Band Championships

The Jedforest Instrumental Band played at the above on Saturday 9 March coming in fifth place in the Second Section so are the highest ranking Borders band this year – well done!  The band includes KHS pupils Daniel Ball and Rachel Wemyss (S3) both on cornet, and Jamie Ball (S5) on percussion.  Also playing cornets were Mr Rob Hume, brass instrumental teacher at KHS, and KHS past Depute Rector Mrs Evelyn Oliver.  Please see below link to the bands Facebook post:


Football Update

Well done to some of our S1 pupils who recently won the Belmont Vauxhall Cup Final against Eyemouth at Bonnyrigg Rose FC in the Edinburgh leagues.  Please see attached game report below for more details.  The team consists of:

KHS - Tyler Swinton, Adam Moir, Michael Pattinson, Will Prentice, Callum Pollhammer, Danny James, Harris Donnovan and Louie Arnold

Edenside PS - Murray Jackson

Broomlands PS - Ben Macrae

Berwickshire HS - Callum Taylor

Jedburgh GS - Oliver Todd, Aidan Reilly, Mathew Palmer and Mathew Beaton

The team is also due to play another cup final against Penicuik FC in the Polar Foods cup final.  They are in the running to win the league and have a lot of games still to play so fingers crossed.  There is also the possibly of doing the treble in our first season!!

Good Luck!!

Rugby Update

Well done to the following players who were selected for the Borders Eastern Stormers U15 Rugby team playing against East Lothian this week; Aidan Sanderson (S4), Glen Graham (S4), Murray Woodcock (S3), Dylan Black (S3), Ashton Asante (S3) and Angus Utterson (S2).  This is the first step on the representative ladder and the Borders team came away with a hard fought win.  Well done boys!!

Curling Update

The KHS Curling team of Angus Bryce (S5), Kyle McLain (S5), Joanna Sutherland (S5) and Callum McLain (S2) were victorious in the final of the Scottish Schools Curling Championship.  After reaching the Quarter finals and Semi Finals in recent years, the team defeated defending Champions St Josephs of Dumfries in the final.  This is a great achievement and well done to all involved.  The team feature in a Southern Reporter article that can be found through this link https://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/sport/more-sport/joy-at-last-for-kelso-high-in-schools-contest-1-4888814

Equestrian Success

Well done to Minta Younger (S5) and Aimee Gillie (S6) who were part of the Team of the Year at the HorseScotland Awards recently. Their South of Scotland Select was unbeaten in Scottish and British competition this team represented Britain in the 2018 European championships finishing fourth in their category. KHS Showjumpers were also nominated in the category for their fantastic efforts.

KHS Canteen w/c 18/03/19






Traditional Favourites

Beef Fajita Wrap, Chicken Fajita Wrap or Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Bread

Roast Beef Dinner, Chicken & Ham Pie or Roast Vegetable Pasta Bake

Chicken Korma, Lamb Madras or Cauliflower & Chicken Pea Curry

Fish & Chips, Chicken Paella or Omelette with Beans


Hot Sandwiches

Fish Fingers or Roasted Vegetables with Brie

Chicken or Quorn Sausages


Chicken Grill or Vegetable Fajitas

Chicken Goujons or Quorn Burger


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