Weekly Update 27/10/17

S3 Battlefields Experience 2018

Confirmation slips and deposit payments for the above trip are now OVERDUE.  If your youngster would like to go on this trip please hand in the completed reply slip and pay the 1st non-refundable deposit of £75.00 via ParentPay ASAP.

Bring your own Device

Please see parental information from SBC regarding the above.  Information can be accessed from the school bag to the right of this update.

KHS Finance Committee

KHS have a school fund to which pupils, staff and parents are able to submit bids for match funding towards extra-curricular activities, clubs and projects that benefit KHS pupils.

The next meeting is scheduled for Thursday 2nd November and any bids for funding are to be emailed to the school ([email protected]) by 12.00pm on Wednesday 31st October.  The bid should include the following information:

* Full details of what the money will be used for

* Full breakdown of costings

* Details of the impact the bid would have on our youngsters

Maths Newsletter October 2017

Please find attached below.

Lost Property

There has been a bundle of lost property handed in to the Office.  If your youngster has lost anything please ask them to come and check before Friday 3rd November.  All remaining property will be donated to charity after the deadline.


As we are not taking our lockers to the new school, all existing lockers must be cleared out and keys returned to the office by Wednesday 1st November.  A £3 refund will be given for all keys returned.  No money will be refunded after the 1st November.  If a locker is not emptied by the time we move everything in it will be lost.  Please remind your youngster to empty their locker and return their key by 1st November.

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.

Be Part of It

What an amazing response to the school library wishlist on Amazon!  Thanks to the wonderful support of parents, friends and the local community over 50 books have already been donated.  There has been a real buzz in the library this week as more parcels have been delivered and more lovely new books unpacked.  More books have been added so please have a look at the list and help us stock our lovely new library with some lovely new books.  Details of how to access the list are given in the attached 'Be Part of It' poster below.

Wanted - Pennies

The PDA group are collecting enough pennies to go all the way round the school.  Please donate any pennies you have.  There are collection tins in the front hallway and various other places throughout the school.  All the pennies collected will be donated to charity - Cancer Research and Border Pet Rescue.


Well done to Angus Bryce (S4) on his recent Curling success.  Angus started the season off really well with 2 competition wins.  In the Scottish Under 21 Slam at Kinross his team went unbeaten through the whole competition and won the Kinross Junior Classic title for 2017. Moving on to Under 17's where he took part in the Lockerbie leg of the Slam. Angus usually plays 3rd but he moved up to skip for this one and again went through the whole competition unbeaten and claimed the teams second title.  His team currently sit top of the leader board in Scotland for both Under 17's and Under 21's.

Angus has been also selected as part of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club's Academy program for this season (he is one of only 16 male curlers). He is very fortunate and has his individual training sessions at the new National Performance Centre in Stirling, a purpose built facility for athletes.  Congratulations!!

Kelso 16/17s Football Report

Hello folks, we are back again for another match report after a windy, muddy Sunday League game for Kelso at Woodside Park.  I am going to be 100% honest here people, last week, Kelso weren’t up to much when they lost 6-1 to Lauder after a sub-par display.  However, this week was the complete opposite as the home side completely outplayed reigning champions Duns…but still managed to lose 7-1.  How is that possible?  Here’s how:

Kelso started off brilliantly with lots of early pressure and a few half chances for the forwards but it was the away team who scored first as the striker broke through the defensive line and put Duns ahead.  The second goal was similar but the third goal was just so cruel to Kelso.  A scuffed, bouncing effort was heading straight for the hands of the diving Kelso goalkeeper before taking a massive bobble over him, into the net.  Sunday League football eh?  Duns then went four ahead before Kelso regained the ascendancy.  They dominated the last 10 minutes of the first half and were rewarded when striker Owen Cranston was sent through to pull one back for Kelso.  That was the first goal Duns have conceded all season in the League.  Constant pressure followed on the Duns goal but they somehow kept out the Kelso battering ram.  Half-time score Kelso 1-4 Duns.

The second half started how the first finished, with Kelso on top and having a few shots on goal but none found the ‘onion bag’.  Then, controversy, when a Kelso player was shown a straight red card for apparently “elbowing” his opponent in the head during a tackle.  Strange how the Duns player went down holding his leg?  Unreal and what the referee thinks he saw, only he knows.  Kelso had to move on and play with 10 men but were still able to stay on top of the visitors.  Eventually, tired legs for the home side led to a scrappy fifth goal for Duns resulting from a corner which was followed by 2 quick breakaway, dubiously offside goals and these finished off Kelso who really didn’t deserve to lose like this after a season’s best performance.

Disappointing for Kelso but there was lots of positives to take out that game.  The next fixture is on Sunday 5th November when Kelso travel seeking revenge against Hawick on their nearly new 3G pitch.  Report by Rhys Lawrence (S5)

KHS Canteen w/c 30/10/17






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

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.

Planet Sessions for Seniors

S1: Mon and Wed 6.30pm to 8.30pm

S2: Wed 6.30pm to 8.30pm

S3 to S6: Thus 6.30pm to 8.30pm

Cost £1.00 per session includes a free hot drink and snack

Enquiries: 01573 228585

Vanessa : 07513 613060

Becca : 07513 613060

Find us on Facebook at Kelso Youth Project

C Card 6.15 to 6.30pm Wednesday and Thursday

Job / Apprenticeship Opportunities



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