Weekly Update 20/04/18

S4-S6 National Examinations - Study Leave Letter

Please see below a copy of the letter that was emailed to S4-S6 parents today regarding study leave for the forthcoming National Examinations.

P7 Information Session 24/04/18             

An information session is being held, for parents of P7 pupils that will attend KHS after the summer, on Tuesday 24th April from 6.30pm to 7.30pm in the Assembly Hall.

Battlefields Experience 2018

The final payment for the above trip is now overdue, please arrange to make the necessary payment via ParentPay.  Payments can also be handed into the School Office, cheques should be made payable to Kelso High School.

Please also arrange to hand in your youngsters Passport and EHIC Card to the School Office as soon as possible.

Funding Available - Thomas Maconochie Trust

The next meeting of the Thomas Maconochie Trust will take place on Thursday 24th May 2018 and bids are invited.  Application forms can be collected from the School Office and must be returned no later than Friday 4th May 2018.

Information about the Trust and the purpose of it is detailed below:-

The Thomas Maconochie KHS Trust was established in 2003 by Mr Thomas Maconochie, a former pupil of the school.  The trust is a recognised Charity, Scottish Charity No : SCO34775.

The purposes of the Trust are "to advance the education of children at school in Kelso and its environment in such a way as are over and above the statutory requirement of the relevant Education Authority."

In practice, this means that this Fund may choose to support educational activities carried out by Kelso High School pupils which are not directly funded by legal requirement by the Education Authority, namely Scottish Borders Council.  This may include grants to support :-

  • pupil participation in business and enterprise related activities
  • pupils taking part in school activities and excursions where, for any reason, lack of finance is a barrier to participation
  • the start up of new extra-curricular activities, eg. school shows, dama, etc
  • ongoing running costs for extra-curricular activities, eg. sport, music and drama
  • extra activities offered in school for classes, groups or year groups, eg. conferences, education for work initiatives, visits
  • individual pupil participation in courses and activities, eg. Gap Years

Keep Kelso / KHS Tidy!

Pupils are reminded to respect both their school and their community and ensure that they use rubbish bins provided around school and the town to dispose of any litter.  If anyone has any suggestions on how we can promote this to stop littering please contact KHS at [email protected].

Swimming Update

Kelso ASC Swimmers Amy Richardson, Erika Coupek and Andrew Lawson competed in The Scottish National Age Group Championships 2018 held Thursday 29th Mar - Sunday 1st April, photo attached below.

Also last week three Kelso ASC and Borders Elite Swim Team (B.E.S.T) swimmers qualified for the Scottish National Age Group Championships held at Tollcross, Glasgow.  Erika Coupek swam in eight individual girls 16yrs and two relay team 14-16yrs events.  Amy Richardson swam in five 17/18yrs events.  Andrew Lawson swam in his first National competition in the 13yrs 200m Butterfly gaining a huge 13 second personal best time!  Well done to all.

The Kelso girls reached nine National Finals between them.  Erika finished 4th, narrowly missing out on podium places in 100m & 200m Backstroke.  She also finished 8th in 50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke and made the 200m Freestyle final.  Amy finished 4th in her main event, 200m Butterfly, 8th in 100m Butterfly and 9th in both 400m Freestyle and 400m Individual Medley.  The B.E.S.T Relay Team finished  9th in 4X100m Freestyle Relay and 11th in 4x100m Medley Relay.

Thank you to Kelso ASC Coach René Coupek, Kelso ASC Head Coach Kirsty Armstrong  and B.E.S.T. Coach Robyn Methven for their work with the swimmers over the season.  The KASC swimmers would also like to thank Rowan Boland Trust and Clubsport Roxburgh for their continuing support.

KHS Canteen w/c 23/04/18

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Traditional Favourites

Macaroni Cheese

Or

Fish Goujons

Pasta Carbonara

Or

Roast beef

Or

Pasta Roma

Fish & Chips,

Chicken Goujons,

Vegetable Puff or

Salmon Fish Fingers

Chicken Korma,

Quorn Tikka, Chicken Tikka or

Lamb Madras

Hot sandwiches

Tandoori Chicken

Or

Onion Rings

Chicken Tikka

Or

Veggie Nuggets

Chicken Fajitas

Or

Oriental Vegetable Fajitas

Chicken Poppers

Or

Veggie Nuggets

Cold sandwiches

Cheese Savoury,

Chicken Mayo,

Coronation Chicken or

Roast Beef

Cheese Savoury,

Chicken Mayo,

Coronation Chicken or

Roast Beef

Cheese Savoury,

Chicken Mayo,

Coronation Chicken or

Roast Beef

Cheese Savoury,

Chicken Mayo,

Coronation Chicken or

Roast Beef

Readymade Sandwiches

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg

Pizza

Five Cheese

Or

Pepperoni

Five Cheese

Or

Pepperoni

Five Cheese

Or

Pepperoni

Five Cheese

Or

Pepperoni

Soup of the day

Soup of the day

Soup of the day

Soup of the day

Soup of the day

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

https://www.scotjobsnet.co.uk/browse-jobs/scottish-borders/

http://apprenticeshipsinscotland.com/?s=&location=scottish+borders&ptype=job_listing&latitude=&longitude=&full_address=&north_east_lng=&south_west_lng=&north_east_lat=&south_west_lat=&radius=0

Weekly Update 20/04/18

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