Weekly Update 26/01/18

Senior Course Choices for 2018/19

Any pupil moving on into S4 - S6 has the option to select a course from Borders College to add to their timetable.  These choices will be made in March 2018, however you can start to plan ahead now.  Read the booklet via the below link to find out more or speak to Miss Roden in the Pastoral Department for more info:


Battlefields Trip 2018

The 3rd 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.

S4 / S5 Pupils - Reach

Reach offers free events to all registered pupils including:

• Subject-specific advice, information and guidance for both school and university study

• Career exploration and insight events

• Networking opportunities with professionals and academics

• Access to lectures and University-run events

• Academic support

• Work experience

• UCAS and application support

• 1:1 tailored advice, liaising with the relevant admissions departments here at Edinburgh where appropriate.         

Pupils currently in S4 and S5 can register and will receive emails about all of our events.

Kelso Community Cinema

Please see the attached flyer below outlining the films being shown at the Tait Hall tonight - all welcome!!

Equestrian Team

Any member of the Equestrian Team who wishes to apply for the NSEA qualifier at Howe Equestrian Centre in Fife on 3rd March can see Miss Roden or via the email sent out to parents.  Please note we are restricted to 8 riders per class.

Swimming Update

Scottish Short Course Championships (8th - 10th December)

Amy Richardson S5 and Erika Coupek S4 qualified for several events at this premier short course meet at the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh.  They had a very successful meet between them, gaining 5 new personal best times each, Amy just missed out on the 200m Butterfly senior final but the highlight was Erika dropping her time in 100m Freestyle to under 1 minute – well done girls!!

2018 East District Age Group Championships - 200m Events (Glenrothes 13th-14th January)

Erika and Amy both came away with more personal best times and both won SILVER medals in the respective main events.

Erika Coupek - Girls 16yrs 200m Backstroke Silver Medalist

Amy Richardson - Girls 17/18yrs 200m Butterfly Silver Medalist

Both girls have qualified for the maximum two events each, to represent Kelso High School at the Scottish Schools Championships in East Kilbride this Saturday 27th January.  Congratulations, what a fantastic achievement.

Our swimmers have been doing really well and are awaiting confirmation of swims at the British Championships combined with Edinburgh International in March, this will be a huge event, competing alongside swimmers hoping to qualify for the Commonwealth Games!!

Road Crossing @ Angraflat

Please can I remind all our young people that they must use the traffic light crossing that is provided when leaving the school grounds.  It has been noted, from members of our community, that it is mostly our senior pupils are not using the designated crossing and instead manoeuvre through the parked cars in the pick-up areas.  This is a real concern, due to the time of the night, it is very busy and there are a lot of cars out with parking bays.  Visibility for anyone is very poor.

Biking to/from School

A reminder now we are into the dark mornings and evenings that children stay safe when biking to and from school.  Please ensure bikes have front and back lights and pupils are wearing appropriate protective wear and can be seen by motorists.

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 Ke[email protected].

KHS Canteen w/c 29/01/18






Traditional Favourites


Macaroni Cheese


Chicken Burger

Roast Beef


Cheese & Salmon Flan

Chicken Curry


Vegetable Curry

Fish Fingers


Cheese and Ham Slice

Hot sandwiches

BBQ meatballs


Sweet and Sour Stir Fry

Poached Egg & Ham Bagel


Chicken & Garlic Mushrooms

Shredded Beef and Red Pepper


Cheesy Vegetables

Beef Burgers


Sweet Quorn & Caramelised Onions

Cold sandwiches



Cheese & Tomato

Brie and Celery Salad


Tuna Mayo

Salmon & Salsa Dressing


Corned Beef & Tomato



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


Tomato & Herb



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

Trainee Butcher

Granny Jeans Butchers are looking for a school leaver (boy or girl) who would like to join our team and train to be a butcher.  Please contact by phone or email for more information. [email protected] / 01573 226880



Weekly Update 26/01/18
Weekly Update 26/01/18

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