Weekly Update 23/02/18

S3 Parents’ Evening 08/03/18

S3 pupils have been issued with a letter about the Parents’ Evening on Thursday 8th March.  Parents will be able to go online and book appointments from 9am on Monday 26th February.  A copy of the letter is attached below if required.

Senior Surgery Evening 14/03/18

Please be aware that we will be contacting parents of S4-S6 pupils shortly regarding teacher appointments at the above event.

S2 into S3 Choice of Course Day 01/03/18

Our current S2 pupils will make their subject choices for S3 on Thursday 1st March.  Each pupil will be allocated a time slot to meet with a senior staff member and discuss/record their choices.  Details of pupil time slots will be in the bulletin and at the office.  Please make sure your youngster comes prepared with his/her choice of course form completed and signed.

KHS Parent Forum Meeting 26/02/18
The next KHS Parent Forum Meeting is being on Monday 26th February at 6.30pm - all welcome!!
The agenda for this meeting is outlined below:
* Welcome
* Apologies
* Minutes of the last meeting and sub meeting 
* Growing Confidence - Mr Robertson

* Head Teachers Update - New School

* KHS App

* Vision & Values

* Financial Update

* Open Forum for Parents
* Date of next meeting

Look forward to seeing you there.

Vision & Values

As we continue to settle into our new environment, the school is entering a new and dynamic phase of its development.  Throughout this past year staff and students have been working to articulate the vision and values that underpin our school community.  Our officially launch is today and all future correspondence and communication will now have our new branding. This will also coincide with the Kelso High School App being available.

Our Vison: With the student at the heart, Kelso High School’s vision is that our whole school community will take PRIDE in everything we do.

Our Values: What we consider important and the actions that will support our young people achieve personal success are:

P - Participation

R - Respect

I - Included

D - Determination

E - Excellence

New KHS App

Our brand new KHS App is now live!!  This can be downloaded from the Apple or Google Play Stores.  This will allow you to keep in touch with all KHS events, news and receive important messages from us.  Flyers have been given out to pupils today but a copy if also attached below.


Can parents/carers of pupils that bring home immunisation forms please ensure prompt return of completed forms as pupils without forms on immunisation days will not be immunised.  We are unable to take consent over the telephone as the Assembly Hall has no telephone or mobile signal.  S2 girls and above who have previously had one HPV immunisation will be called automatically for the second immunisation as they require 2 to be fully covered.  Thank you in advance from the Immunisation Team.

Volunteers Required!

Cheviot Youth is looking for adult volunteers to help support our youth activities and projects in Kelso.  A great opportunity to learn new skills, get experience and give a little back whether it’s just for a few hours a month or more.  See the below attachment or email rossirvine@cheviotyouth.co.uk for more information.

S1 Micro-Tyco Project

Micro-Tyco is a month-long challenge that enables participants to practice and learn fundamental business principles in a safe, ‘micro’ environment.  Teams from schools have a month to turn £1 seed capital into as much money as possible.  All money created by the Mocro-Tycos is invested in micro-loans for poor entrepreneurs in the developing world.  Participants ‘become entrepreneurs to fund entrepreneurs’.

As part of this project the Wild Hearts group have a stall at the Farmers Market in Kelso on Saturday 24th February from 9.00am until 1.00pm.  There will be homemade toffee and fudge, guess the number of sweets in jar, 50/50 squares (£1 a shot), transfer tattoos, hand decorated pet collars, punch balls and much more.  All welcome.

Swimming Update

Friday 2nd - Sunday 4th February 2018

A great weekend for our swimmers at the final round of East District age groups Championships at The Royal Commonwealth pool.  They brought home 4 silver medals, qualified for 6 finals and recorded 15 PB’s between them.

Erika Coupek (16) - continued her good form winning 2 x SILVER - 50m & 100m Freestyle

2 x SILVER - 50m & 100m Backstroke

Amy Richardson (17&over) - 100m Butterfly Final - finishing 6th in this tough age group, competing against Olympic and Commonwealth swimmers.  Also recording number of great PBs.

Andrew Lawson (13) - 100m Butterfly Final - qualified for his First District level Final, finishing a credible 8th, and recording 10 strong PBs during the weekend

Sat 17th - Sun 18th February

Good weekend for our 3 swimmers competing at Carnegie OPEN Age group meet last weekend, great performances from all of them, bringing home 5 medals and lots of PBs.

Amy Richardson - GOLD - 100M Butterfly plus 5PBs

Erika Coupek - SILVER - 100m Backstroke, SILVER - 200m Backstroke, BRONZE - 50m Backstroke

Andrew Lawson - SILVER - 200M Butterfly - achieving his first Scottish National Age Group Championships  consideration time plus 7 PBs

Job opportunities & University and College Courses

Don't forget to check the careers board regularly for updates on employment opportunities or upcoming college or university open days and information.  The board is located opposite the careers office on the 2nd floor (just along from Miss Bonnar's room).

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 KelsoHS@scotborders.gov.uk.

KHS Canteen w/c 26/02/18






Traditional Favourites

Macaroni Cheese



Roast Pork


Veggie Lasagne



Veggie Burgers

Minced Beef  Savoury Roll


Oriental Stroganoff

Hot sandwiches

Chicken Goujons


Salsa Vegetables and Cheese

Cheesy Ham &

Spring Onion Bap


Piri Piri Chicken

Fish Goujons


Oriental Vegetable Fajitas

Veggie Haggis & Sweet Chilli Sauce


Veggie Burgers

Cold sandwiches



Lemon Salmon Mayo and salad

Chicken Tikka Mayo


Tuna and Salad

Roast Pork


Egg and Watercress

Coronation Chicken


Brie & Salad

Readymade 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



Cheviot Youth - Poster

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