Weekly Update 22/09/17

KHS Memories Project

When the High School moves to its new site at Angraflat later this year, the present Kelso High School building will close.  No decision has yet been taken about its future. However there will be a number of events to mark the closure of this iconic and much-loved building.  Please see flyer attached below with all the details.

S1 Information Evening 27th September (please note the change of date)

All S1 parents are invited to the Kelso High School S1 Information Evening which will take place on Wednesday 27th September from 6.30pm until 7.30pm.

As we approach the end of the first term this is an opportunity for informal discussion around the most up to date information with regards to S1 and the new school.

Breakfast / Lunch Club (Room 26)

Please note that until we move to the new school we will continue to run the Breakfast club however the Lunch club will only run on Monday, Tuesday for S1 students.

Border Ice Rink

A reminder that Ice Skating starts again on Sunday 1st October at 2.45pm and the café will be open.  All welcome.

Hockey Update

Hockey teams hitting the heights.

The Borders Development Squad trails were held at Tweedbank recently and 18 Kelso players in S1-S3 were picked for the squad sessions after a very tough selection process. Well done to all those who took part - go and enjoy the sessions - and to those who didn't make it this time, don't worry, keep working hard and your time will come.

Development Squad 1 - Molly Howlett, Amelie Johnstone-Jones, Brodie Lawson, Roseanna Prentice, Amy Ralston, Susie Robson, Emma Stewart, Abby Wood, Sophie Younger and Maisie Zabrocki.

Development Squad 2 - Holly Chatburn, Jessica Davidson, Jasmine Davies-Macdonald, Charlotte Horsburgh, Issy Schaeli, Brogan Stevens, Iona Thomson and Lucy Thomson.

Kelso High School's hockey teams have been in fine form in recent weeks with great matches against Hawick High School, Galashiels Academy (S1s) and Fettes College.  We now have three S1 teams with another five players signing up in the past fortnight - including Dylan Nisbet who is flying the flag high for male hockey players! Any more S1s who want to join just come along to training on Tuesdays at the MUGA, 4.00pm - 5.30pm, and you'll be made very welcome.

This week, we're in Scottish Schools Cup action on Friday afternoon with the 1st XI taking on Wellington School from Ayr at Earlston's astro pitch, meeting 2.00pm for a 2.30pm start - all support would be warmly welcomed by the squad.

On Saturday morning we're taking on George Watson's College from Edinburgh. The S1s and S3s will be in Shedden Park from 9.00am, and would love your support.   The S2s and Seniors head to the capital to show the city teams the Kelso quality. Good luck to all players representing Kelso High School this weekend.

Kelso 16/17s Football Report

Well, here we are back again for another season.  Kelso have been busy this summer with the recapture of Morgan Thompson from Duns, signing Douglas Young, Dwain Paterson and Ross Morrison and a gruelling pre-season before the first League match last Sunday.  Kelso travelled to play the only Hawick team this year which is a mix of the 15s and 16s from last year because of the duel-banded league system.  Turns out, it was mostly the 16s from last year meaning it was a tough physical game.

However Kelso started brilliantly and went ahead after 2 minutes when stand-in Captain Mark Scott neatly finished at the front post from a Jake Douglas corner. Kelso took Hawick by surprise for the next 25 minutes by completely outclassing the home team and were rewarded for their efforts when the returning Morgan Thompson chipped the goalkeeper and summer signing Dwain Paterson nipped in to send the ball home.  Some of you may remember Dwain from 2 seasons ago when we got to the cup final.  Anyway Hawick seemed to wake up after the second goal and piled the pressure on a resilient Kelso defence but eventually broke through to make the half-time score Hawick 1-2 Kelso.

No side really started the second half well but Hawick pounced on a dwindling defensive line and made the scores even. This brought Kelso back into the game as they dominated the next 10 minutes and eventually went back in front thanks to another summer acquisition Douglas Young.  Hawick then turned on the style as their winger beat 2 defenders and calmly placed the ball into the top corner.  Another superb distance goal followed this one to put the home side in front with around 15 minutes to go.  The game died out after this and finished Hawick 4-3 Kelso.  This was disappointing as there were a few really good performances in the away side which really didn’t deserve to lose.

Kelso travel to defending champions Duns next time out and will be looking to cause an upset as Duns have won their first 2 games, scoring 13 and conceding a total of 0 goals.  Report by Rhys Lawrence (S5)

KHS Canteen w/c 25/09/17






Traditional Favourites

Macaroni Cheese



Roast Turkey


Vegan Loaf


Beef Stew


Veggie Burgers

Sausage Savoury Roll


Oriental Stroganoff

Hot sandwiches

Chicken and mushroom


Salsa Vegetables and cheese


Cheesy Egg &

Spring Onion Bap


Sausage and Bacon

Chicken & Black Pudding wrap


Oriental Vegetable Fajitas

Haggis & Sweet Chilli Sauce


Veggie Burgers

Cold Sandwiches



Lemon salmon Mayo and salad

Chicken Tikka Mayo


Tuna and Salad

Roast Turkey


Egg and Watercress

Coronation Chicken


Brie & Salad

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





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



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