Weekly Update 24/02/17

S3 and S4 Course Choice Information Evening 28/02/17

We would like to invite you, as an S3 and/or S4 parent along with you son/daughter to attend the above event within KHS on Tuesday 28th February from 5.00pm until 6.30pm.  During the evening there will be opportunities to find out information about the various courses on offer and to hear a variety of presentations.

Please note pupils have been issued with a copy of the course choice form and information about the courses can be found on our website using the below link:


S3 Parents Evening Online Booking System

KHS are trialling a new way of booking Parents’ Evening appointments for the forthcoming S3 event on Tuesday 7th March.  Letters will be emailed home on Monday morning with login details and instructions on how to make appointments.  You will be able to make / amend appointments up until 12.00pm on the day of the event.  If you do not receive the information copies can be obtained from the School Office and if you require any assistance setting this up please contact us.

N5 Geography Assignment

Please note this has been changed from Thursday 2nd March to Thursday 9th March due to staffing reasons.  Pupils have already been informed of this, please contact Ms James with any queries.

KHS Vision & Values - Feedback Survey

We are looking at the School’s Vision and Values and would really appreciate feedback from the parents and carers of our young people.  Please can you take a couple of minutes to complete this survey (also available via facebook @KelsoHighSchool and twitter @KelsoHS) https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/2BNQQJY

For S5 Pupils/Parents - Sutton Trust Summer School Programme (UK)

The Sutton Trust has re-opened its Summer Schools programme for applications.

The Sutton Trust summer schools programme provides students from non-privileged backgrounds with an opportunity to taste student life. During previous application rounds, the programme will provide an opportunity to over 1700 students to experience student life at the universities of Bristol, Cambridge, Durham, Edinburgh, Imperial, King's College, Nottingham, St Andrews, and UCL. All expenses are met by the Trust and participating universities. To apply, applicants must be in Year 12 or equivalent (e.g. S5 in Scotland) and attend a state school or college with a low overall A-Level, Higher/Advanced Higher (or equivalent) point score and/or schools or colleges with low progression rates to higher education. In addition, applicants need to come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates to higher education or high levels of socio economic deprivation.

The closing date for applications is 5pm on the 2nd March 2017.


Pupil Information Update

If you are moving home, have a new telephone or mobile number can you please make sure that you contact the School Office so that we can update your youngsters records. 

Sainsburys Active Kids Vouchers

KHS will be collecting Active Kids vouchers again this year, with the intention to use these for both cooking and sports equipment.  If you would like to donate any vouchers, please hand them in to either the HE or PE staff bases or the main Office.  Thank you for your support.

Equestrian Team

The KHS Equestrian Team are having a fundraising Rag Bag Collection on Monday 6thMarch. A great chance to have a good clear out!  Donations of clothing, footwear, bedding & curtains are accepted.  Please drop off any donations to school, Gillian McFadyen or Penny Stratford.

If you would like your email address added to the Equestrian Team distribution list please send a message to [email protected].  There are plenty of opportunities to help and groom even if you don’t ride!

Dates for 2017:

18th March - NSEA Jumping With Style Qualifier (iSEC)

30th April - NSEA Individual Showjumping  & Dressage Qualifier and Scottish Schools Combined Training Championship (Highfield at Howe)

12th & 14th May - Floors Castle International Horse Trials (Arena Party)

13th May - NSEA Showjumping Qualifier (Floors)

29th July - NSEA Showjumping Qualifier (Burgham - TBC)

4th - 6th Aug - Hendersyde Park Horse Trials (Arena Party)

September - SJ, JwS and Dressage Qualifiers (ISEC)

Kelso 15s/16s Football Report

Finally, Sunday League football is back and the Kelso team will be eager to get the disappointing League campaign over with and focus on the Cup.  They still had to play two games and one has a massive impact on the League winners, but that’s next week.  This past Sunday, the lads were out for revenge on the Hawick 15s team that embarrassed them last time out at the 3G in Hawick.  Kelso had a trick or two up their sleeve as the returning Mikey Kavannagh and Oliver Fairnington did not play the away fixture and were unknown to the visitors.  The match started well as Kelso dominated possession early on and that paid off as Mikey Kavannagh ran through on goal and finished from a tight angle.  However, the lead was not to last as Hawick sneakily broke through the Kelso defence and made the score 1-1. Owen Cranston then decided to take over the game when he scored a quick first-half hat-trick to really show to Hawick that their victory pre-Christmas was fortunate.  Mikey then added to Hawick’s misery when he smashed in his second and Kelso’s fifth before half-time. Half-time score Kelso 5-1 Hawick 15s

The home team took their foot off the gas for 10-15 minutes at the start of the second half but when Owen Cranston was substituted back on he couldn’t help scoring his fourth goal to bring the match back to life.  The seventh goal was scored by the tenacious Lewis Finlay when he slotted the ball home for the goal that he deserved.  Mikey Kavannagh scored the goal of the game by smashing a free-kick from around 30 yards into the ‘postage stamp’ to grab his hat-trick.  It was amazing to watch.  Final Score Kelso 8-1 Hawick 15s.

Although a special mention must go to Captain Ryan Fletcher for his excellent game, this was a real ‘squad’ effort for Kelso and they fully deserved their win.  Every one of the 15 players played their part giving the Coaches a selection headache for the next game.

The rejuvenated Kelso team play host to a title-chasing Lauder team next Sunday who MUST win every one of their three remaining games if they want to win the League.  The fixture is at Woodside Park with kick-off 10.30am.  Report by Rhys Lawrence S4

Cheviot Youth

The Borders U18 Floodlit 5-A-Side League & Cup on Friday 10th, 17th & 24th March from 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm at Kelso High School. This under 18 tournament is open to schools, football clubs, youth groups and teams of friends.  Cup, medals & cash prizes for the winners. To register your team please email [email protected]or text 07958 277766 with email address.

KHS Canteen 27/02/17






Traditional Favourites


Macaroni Cheese


Sausage and Onion

Chicken Hotpot


Cheese & Lentil Flan

Chicken Curry


Vegetable Chilli



Cheese and Potato bake

Hot sandwiches

Chicken Goujons


BBQ Vegetables

Bacon & Black Pudding


Garlic Mushrooms

Chicken & Black Pudding


Cheesy Vegetables

Veggie Burgers


Sausage & Onion

Cold Sandwiches



Brie & Tomato


Savoury Egg & Salad


Turkey Mayo

Quorn & Pepper Mayo


Corned Beef & Tomato



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


Tomato & Herb

Potato & Leek



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