Weekly Update 26/10/18

Update following the incidents within and outside the school last week.

The school continues to work very closely with the Emergency Services and Police Scotland following the incidents last week.  There are ongoing investigations which the school will fully support. 

KHS Parent Council - Open House

There will be an open house for all parents on Tuesday 13th November from 6.30pm until 8.00pm.  This will give parents a platform to come in and find out more about the learning that is taking place within the school, opportunity for informal discussion, opportunities to volunteer within the school day or join the committee in a more relaxed environment.  As this date marks the one year anniversary of the opening of the school it will also be an opportunity to celebrate.

Equestrian Team - Congratulations

Well done and congratulations to our young people who competed in the NSEA Championships last weekend.  The very talented riders are National Champions for the 4th year in a row!!  There were also group and individual successes, full details to follow.

Kelso Golf Course

We have been contacted by Kelso Golf Course regarding a number of pupils walking across the course as a route to and from school.  Please remind your youngster(s) that this is a private course so is not to be used by the public.  Please ask your youngsters to act respectfully within our local community.

S3 Battlefields Experience 2019               

Information was sent home to parents of our S3 pupils with details about the above trip happening in May 2019.  A copy of the information from the email is attached below.  If you have not received the email or are unable to view the attachments a hard copy can be collected from the School Office.  If you have not already done so please confirm whether your youngster would like to attend by completing and returning the form included at the end of the information booklet or send an email to [email protected].uk ASAP.

‘Wee Sleep Out’

KHS is organising a ‘Wee Sleep Out’ event in the Borders for children from the ages of 8-17. The aim of this event is to raise awareness of the problem of homelessness in Scotland and to raise money for the charity, Social Bite.

Social Bite is a charity that aims to end homelessness in Scotland. As you may be aware, last December, they held a ‘Sleep in the Park’ event in Princes Street Gardens. This was a huge success with around 8,000 people attending but was only open to those aged 16+. As this is the Year of Young People, we wanted to get involved too and spread the word about this cause.  Our ‘Wee Sleep Out’ will be held indoors at BUAS Showground in Kelso on Saturday 10th November from 6.30pm - 6.30am.

Please see attached parental letter regarding this event. If your youngster is interested in taking part please complete the form included and return to the Office ASAP.

Curling

If you are interested in Curling please see below poster about a new after school club.  All pupils S1-6 welcome.

Thomas Maconochie Trust Meeting - Funding Available

The next meeting of the Thomas Maconochie Trust will take place on Thursday 15th November 2018 and bids for funding are invited.  Application forms can be collected from the School Office and must be returned no later than Wednesday 31st October 2018.

Information about the Trust and the purpose of it is detailed below:-

The Thomas Maconochie KHS Trust was established in 2003 by Mr Thomas Maconochie, a former pupil of the school.  The trust is a recognised Charity, Scottish Charity No: SCO34775.

The purposes of the Trust are "to advance the education of children at school in Kelso and its environment in such a way as are over and above the statutory requirement of the relevant Education Authority."

In practice, this means that this Fund may choose to support educational activities carried out by Kelso High School pupils which are not directly funded by legal requirement by the Education Authority, namely Scottish Borders Council.  This may include grants to support :-

  • pupil participation in business and enterprise related activities
  • pupils taking part in school activities and excursions where, for any reason, lack of finance is a barrier to participation
  • the start-up of new extra-curricular activities, e.g. school shows, drama, etc.
  • ongoing running costs for extra-curricular activities, e.g. sport, music and drama
  • extra activities offered in school for classes, groups or year groups, e.g. conferences, education for work initiatives, visits
  • individual pupil participation in courses and activities, e.g. Gap Years

KHS Canteen w/c 29/10/18

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Traditional Favourites

Macaroni Cheese,

Chicken Supreme

or

Veggie Noodles

Beef Stew, Pasta Bolognaise or Broccoli & Pasta Bake

Fish & Chips,

Chicken Goujons, Crispy Veg Burger or Salmon Fish Fingers

Chicken Korma,

Lamb Madras or Quorn Korma

Hot Sandwiches

Tandoori Chicken

or

Curry Quorn

Sweet Chilli Chicken Or Vegetable Nuggets

Beef Fajitas or Vegetable Fajitas

Mississizzling Chicken or Spiced Quorn

Cold Sandwiches

Prawn Mayo, Coronation Chicken, Scottish Cheddar or Home Roasted Ham

Prawn Mayo, Coronation Chicken, Scottish Cheddar or Home Roasted Ham

Prawn Mayo, Coronation

Chicken, Scottish Cheddar or Home Roasted Ham

Prawn Mayo, Coronation Chicken, Scottish Cheddar or Home Roasted Ham

Readymade Sandwiches

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg

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

Five Cheese

Or

Pepperoni

Soup of the Day

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

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

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