Weekly Update 22/06/18

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

It’s time to apply for EMA.  Are you staying on at school and will be 16 before 28th February 2019?  If so you may be eligible for EMA payments of £30 per week.  Please collect an EMA Form from the School Office.

Bus Passes for August 2018

Pupils that receive transport to and from school should collect their new bus passes from the School Office on Monday during breaktime.

Summer Concert

Thank you to staff and our young people who performed at the Summer Concert on Tuesday evening.  We are very lucky at KHS to be able to showcase the talents of so many and it was a delightful way to end this session.  Please can we also take this opportunity to thank family and friends for their ongoing support.

Student Drama - “It’s All Ogre Now”

Another treat this week came in the form of a ‘green ogre’!!  Our student drama group excelled in their production this year with some very funny but also tender moments.  We are very aware of the time and commitment that this group have made and it was most definitely #PRIDE in action.  Thank you and well done to all involved.

National 5 Practical Electronics

As part of this course, pupils have been visiting Plexus this week.  They have been given a tour of the factory, have found out more about Plexus and the career opportunities they have, an hour long theory session on electronics and the opportunity to try their hand at soldering, which is one of the elements of the course that they will be assessed on.  The pupils have thoroughly enjoyed their visit and have found it very beneficial for the practical Electronics course.

The CDT Department in Kelso High School have been working closely with Plexus in recent months in establishing this course, which is in first year and has a full class of 20 pupils working at National 5 level. There is also a S2 Electronics class which is fully subscribed. The school has benefited from a significant investment from Plexus in the last year which has allowed us to purchase a full set of electronics tools and components to run the new course.

Please see below photographs of some of our pupils during their visit to Plexus.

Rocket Car Event

Two S3 pupils recently had great success with their rocket car at a National Event.  The Bloodhound Rocket Challenge, which was held in Perth, brought together 60 qualifiers from around Scotland.  Murray Woodcock and Ben Swaffield qualified from the regional event which had taken place in Kelso High School.  Murray and Ben had qualified in third place, behind teams from Hawick and Eyemouth.  This meant that the three schools, plus Peebles High, who had finished fourth, qualified for the National Event.

At the final, Murray and Ben built a rocket powered car which achieved a top speed of 49mph over the 25metre course, which put them into second spot overall, a fantastic achievement. Well done to Murray and Ben.  (Photograph attached below)

School Uniform Orders

Please order your uniform from Border Embroideries (there is a direct link to the website to right of this page).  All orders place by 26th July will be delivered to your home in time for school starting in August.  Orders over £45 will be delivered free of charge and all other orders will cost £2.99.

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].

KHS Canteen w/c 25/06/18

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Traditional Favourites

Macaroni Cheese

Or

Fish Goujons

Past Carbonara

Or

Roast beef

Or

Pasta Roma

 

Fish & Chips,

Chicken Goujons,

Vegetable Puff or

Salmon Fishfingers

Hot sandwiches

Tandoori Chicken

Or

Onion Rings

Chicken Tikka

Or

Veggie Nuggets

Chicken Fajitas

Or

Oriental Vegetable Fajitas

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

Readymade Sandwiches

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

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

Mechanic Apprenticeships:

Complete Auto Repairs - Drew Forsyth - 01573 226860

SAB Services - Shane Black - 07825 587777

Bench Joiner Apprenticeship:

Tom Butler - 01573 226688

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

N5 Practical Electronics - Plexus Visit
N5 Practical Electronics - Plexus Visit
Rockey Car Event