Weekly Update 28/06/17

School Holidays

The school session ended in celebratory style with a music concert and ceilidh - a big well done to all those who took part!  The school office remains open throughout the holidays for enquiries and senior staff will be available to assist with enquiries when SQA results are published on Tuesday 8th August 2017.  The new session begins for all pupils on Tuesday 15th August 2017.  In the meantime we wish all our learners and their families a happy holiday.

KHS Head Team 2017/18

We are delighted to announce the new KHS Head Team for 2017/18 are as follows:

Head Boy - Charlie Graves

Head Girl - Aimee Martin

Depute Head Boy - James Crombie

Depute Head Girl - Grace Edwards

We wish them and their S6 colleagues a successful year ahead.  Well done to all who applied.

Lottery Draw - June 2017

The numbers drawn for May were 5, 11 and 12.

Unfortunately there were no matches so the prize fund of £100 rolls over to next month.  As the prize fund has reached £1000 a winner must be picked.  Good Luck!!

Breakfast Club

After the holidays Breakfast Club will run daily from 8.10am in Room 26.  All welcome.

Games Needed!!

Our Librarian would like to start a Games Club in the Library at lunchtimes and has asked if anyone has any board games which are no longer required. We would be particularly looking for Scrabble, Connect 4, Uno, Guess Who, Chess and Draughts but any games (with no pieces missing!) would be very welcome.  Any donations should be addressed to Annette Woolfson and left at the Office.

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

It’s time to apply for EMA - if your youngster is 16 before 28th February 2018 and is staying on at school they may be entitled to EMA payments of £30 per week.  Application forms are available to collect from the School Office.  Please note that an application form must be submitted for each academic year.

School Uniform

Please remember to order your uniform online from Border Embroideries - follow the quick link on the right hand side of this page.

If you order before the 24th July it will be delivered to the school on 11th August free of charge, or alternatively you can have it delivered to your home address for £4.99 (unless the order is over £50 in which case delivery will be free).  Home delivery can take up to 4 weeks.

Reminder: Black Jumper and red tie for S1-S5 pupils. Black trousers/skirt and black shoes for all pupils.

Sports Leadership Day at Cheviot Youth

Calling all Sports Leaders!!

We want you to start back at your KHS Sports Leadership course with a bang.  So Cheviot Youth have designed and planned in partnership with Glasgow’s Metro Outdoors a great Sports Leadership Day on Thursday 11th August.

Please see attached below information and booking form for the above event.

Athletics at Selkirk Games

Well done to Ben Rutherford (S3) who also took part in this day, running in the 800m final and coming in 4th.  This was a great achievement as it was only his 2nd ever competitive race and he ran a personal best!

Equestrian Update

Duncan McFadyen (S6) had a very successful first day at the Royal Highland Show last week.  He rode O’Malleys Mermaid owned by Deni Harper Adams from Worcester to victory in a very competitive class.  The win came in the Balcormo Stud Potential Sports Horse Under Saddle for 4 year olds.  This class involves firstly all the competitors parading in the ring in front of a packed and enthusiastic audience.  They then each went in individually and jumped a round of 95cm - 1m showjumps.  The top 7 combinations were then invited back into the ring where they were ridden very capably by ride judge Pippa Allen and assessed for conformation by Olympic rider Tim Stockdale.

All 3 judges were very impressed by the standard of young horses forward for the class. These horses and riders are our potential stars of the future.
Duncan and O’Malleys Mermaid then went on to stand Reserve Champion to the 5 year old winner owned and ridden by Graham Babes.

O'Malleys Mermaid only arrived in the Borders less than 6 weeks ago - backed but never having seen a pole at that time.  She is a very quick learner and with advice from trainers Andrew Hamilton (showjumping) and Claire Botterrell (dressage) she came on very quickly.

Duncan is currently in S5 at KHS, he is also undertaking Work Placed Learning at the Duke Of Roxburgh’s Floors Stud.  He would eventually like a career training and bringing on young horses for the competition market.

Job / Apprenticeship Opportunities



Apprentice Engineer Vacancy - Kelso Lothian Harvesters

Flyer and application form attached below.

Saturday Job at The Planet

Due to staff moving on to university, Cheviot Youth is now looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic and hard working person to provide waiting duties at The Planet Café.

We will provide good remuneration (£6 per hour); a training and support package and holiday pay.

If you like food; are free on a Saturday; think that you could turn your hand to preparing snacks and light meals; are patient and friendly and have outstanding people skills then we would very much like to hear from you.

To receive an application pack please email Ian on [email protected]. Closing date for applications is Friday 21st July 2017 at 5pm.  Interviews will take place on Tuesday 15th August from 3pm onwards. For further information email or ring 07958 277766.

Trainee Quantity Surveyor Programme

Opportunities in Edinburgh Thomson Bethune, a leading Property & Construction Consultancy has been running a Trainee Quantity Surveyor Recruitment Programme for over 30 years.  We have assisted many individuals achieve their BSc (Hons) in Quantity Surveying with on the job training and support during their time at University.

Due to the ongoing success of the programme, we once again have pleasure in offering school leavers permanent employment whilst they obtain their QS qualifications at either Edinburgh Napier University or Glasgow Caledonian University, our Higher Education partners.

The benefits of this programme are that students would be paid during their University studies and given relevant, practical experience (on and off-site) in the working environment.  They will work alongside other trainees of a similar age and will be involved in some very prestigious large scale new build and refurbishment projects across Scotland.  Details of our projects and the range of clients we work with can be found on our website - www.thomsonbethune.co.uk.

The successful applicant will be offered a job in our Edinburgh office and will attend University in line with the curriculum.  They will also be entitled to our company pension scheme and other company benefits.

For any students who are interested in joining our traineeship programme, please submit an application and CV to [email protected]. If you require more information about our Trainee Programme, please speak to Iain Marwick, Director on 0141 221 7365.

Royal Highland Show - Duncan McFadyen

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