Weekly Update 30/03/18

Easter Holiday

We wish all pupils and staff a lovely break over Easter, the new term begins on Monday 16th April 2018.

Exhibition of Work 17/04/18

KHS Art & Design, CDT and Enterprise departments are hosting an exhibition of work on Tuesday 17th April from 6.00pm until 7.30pm - all welcome.  Please note prizes will be presented at 7.00pm.  Please see the flyer attached below.

Maths Newsletter - March 2018

Please see the Maths Newsletter attached below.

Parent Council 50/50 Lottery

This month, the numbers drawn were 2, 12 and 16.  Unfortunately there were no matches so the prize fund will roll over to next month.  Good Luck!!

Young Enterprise Scotland

Congratulations and well done to our KHS team, ‘Initial Design’.  They were presented with two awards at the Scottish Borders Final including Company of the Year.  The team will now go onto the National Finals in Glasgow in June.

Developing a Partnership with PLEXUS

Plexus has very kindly donated a large amount of electronics equipment and a cheque for £2500 to enable KHS to deliver National 5 Electronics within our Senior Phase.  This partnership will develop throughout next session with possible visits planned to the company to support the development of key skills.  On behalf of the school - thank you. (Photos below)

Use of local Co-op during lunchtime

A conversation with the manager of our local Co-op took place this week due to the poor attitude and behaviour of some of young people who go there to buy their lunch.

If there is no improvement with regards to respecting our local community then their proposal is to ban all KHS pupils from the store on a Monday - Thursday lunchtime.

If your youngster does leave the school during our lunchtime please can I ask that you remind them of their responsibilities and how we can improve this current situation?

Are you considering applying for a course at Borders College?

We are encouraging all potential applicants to Make March Matter by applying now for courses starting at Borders College in August 2018.

Attached below is a poster summarising the range of subject areas and inviting applications.  Please remember that for the majority of our courses we no longer require a formal interview, but applicants may be required to attend information or skills check day(s) – you can find out more in our Admissions Procedure.  Further details on all full-time courses can be found on our website or by scanning the QR code on the poster.

Hockey Update

Kelso High School has been the heartbeat of Borders hockey as our new facilities allowed us to host the South Schools S1, S2 and conclusion of the S3 tournaments for the first time, with terrific success.  It kicked off with Kelso claiming the South Schools S3s trophy, after a weather-enforced delay from the pool stages. Our S3s had beaten Selkirk HS and Berwickshire HS, and drawn with Peebles, to qualify for the semi-finals, where they met Hawick.  They were forced to come from behind after Hawick opened the scoring, Amy Ralston levelling and Erin Lawrence netting from a rebound with just minutes to go to claim a 2-1 win.  In the final they met Earlston High School, who edged past Peebles in their semi-final after running penalties.  Kelso started strongly and within minutes Lily Pattinson scored the first goal.  Molly Howlett finished off the second after great work by Sophie Younger, and Kelso’s great team-work paid off with two further goals finished in style by Sophie for a convincing 4-0 final victory.

On Friday afternoon, the Borders schools descended on Kelso for the S2s A, B and Mixed (boys and girls) tournaments.  Our A team found themselves in a tough pool and after drawing their opening game with Peebles 0-0, they were just edged out 1-0 in a closely-fought match with Hawick High School before losing their final game to Galashiels Academy. It was Peebles who emerged triumphant, beating Berwickshire High School in the final.

In the B tournament, the team captained by Emily Veitch drew their opening match 1-1 with Peebles, but then revved up the gears with great teamwork securing a 2-0 win over Earlston and nine goals in victory against Hawick to wrap up the title.  We also fielded a new mixed team made up of boys and girls from S1 and S2, and though the team hadn’t played together before they showed excellent skills in a great tournament, eventually won by Earlston. Special praise goes to S1s Katie Potter, Sarah Lindsay, Grace Renton and Melissa Paterson who stepped up to help our S2 teams and fitted in well, underlining the great teamwork of our squads.

On Saturday, it was the turn of the rest of our S1 players in the S1 tournament.  Our ‘Cheetahs’ team, co-captained by Brodie Lawson and Issy Schaeli, was in inspired form with great teamwork and skills in defence and attack to win their pool matches against Galashiels Academy (3-0), Hawick High School (1-0) and Selkirk High School (2-1).  They faced a strong Earlston High in the semi-finals but were quick off the mark and kept the pace high in attack and defence to win 4-0 with goals from Orla Armitage, Emma Stewart, Jasmin McDonald and Megan Douglas.  The team maintained their work-rate and skills in the glorious sunshine to beat a very good Peebles team in the final 3-0, with Orla, Emma and Brodie finishing off great team-work and ensuring that, with earlier strikes in the pool games from Molly Sutherland and Keanna Redpath, all midfielders and strikers contributed goals.  However, were it not for the fantastic defending of Issy and Ashlyn Wemyss, and goalkeeping from Amy Burton - which meant just one goal was conceded - it would have been a very different outcome.

Our ‘Lionesses’ team skippered by Zara Ayton also performed well in a competitive B tournament.  They rattled in ten goals in beating Jedburgh GS (2-1) and Selkirk HS (4-0), losing to Galashiels Academy (4-2) and drawing with Earlston (2-2), and were just pipped 1-0 in a close-fought game by eventual champions Peebles.  That result meant Earlston finished second and Kelso third in a great tournament.

This end-of-season success follows on from the triumphs of our 1st XI and 2nd XI teams, who also claimed their South Schools titles in November, ensuring silverware at all levels, but the Seniors have capped it off this week by winning the Berwickshire High School 7s in great style, beating Earlston HS in the final after extra-time.  Our S2s are now gearing up for their first tour, to Perth, in May and we have a fun night and awards evening pencilled in for the first week in June.  We would like to thank our terrific tournament organiser and coach Mary Weir for all her work this season, coaches Lynn Young, Susan Lawrence and David Ferguson; our parents for their wonderful support of their children and the cafes, through donating baking and staffing them on several days; our older and former pupils for helping on the days; Head of PE Mr Brown, teachers and our supportive janitors; and all the Borders schools for taking part in great tournaments.

Finally, we would like to take our hats off to every one of our players for the magnificent way that they represented themselves and Kelso High School.  You are an inspiration to us all.  Onwards and upwards!

S3 Squad: Leigh Anderson, Holly Chatburn, Jessica Davidson, Katie Flint, Emma Freeland- Cook, Charlotte Horsburgh, Molly Howlett, Erin Lawrence, Andrew Lindsay, Lily Pattinson, Amy Ralston, Susie Robson, Josie Schaeli, Emily Scott, Kaitlyn Scott, Reagan Thomson, Andrew Wilson, Tegan Wilson, Melissa Young, Sophie Younger.

S2 Squad: Milly Abrams, Kym Cessford, Hannah Forbes, Amelie Johnstone-Jones, Rachael Macaulay, Katie McNulty, Sophie Macrae, Rebecca Middlemiss, Ruth Morgan, Niamh O'Brien, Brooke Patterson, Roseanna Prentice, Lucy Robertson, Brogan Stevens, Leah Thom, Lucy Thomson, Paulina Tomaszkiewicz, Emily Veitch, Millie Wilson, Ellie White, Lauren White, Rebecca Tait, Abby Wood, Maisie Zabrocki.

S1 Squad: Ellie Abrams, Orla Armitage, Zara Ayton, Izzy Berni, Amy Burton, Zara Currie, Mackenzie Douglas, Megan Douglas, Alice Duffy, Nerissa Finn, Anya Flint, Joanna Howlett, Rosie Kelly, Brodie Lawson, Sarah Lindsay, Jasmin MacDonald, Rachel Nelson, Tamar Nicod-Rogerson, Dylan Nisbet, Melissa Paterson, Katie Potter, Keana Redpath, Grace Renton, Issy Schaeli, Emma Stewart, Molly Sutherland, Lily Warmington, Kacey Watson, Ashlyn Wemyss.

(Photos below)

Equestrian Update

Well done to Rory, Katy & Duncan McFadyen who rode for Kelso High School recently at the Hunter Trial at ISEC.  They were delighted to get very fancy rosettes for being the Best School Team!!  Thank you to ISEC for a fab competition and great confidence giving course.

Job opportunities & University and College Courses

Don't forget to check the careers board regularly for updates on employment opportunities or upcoming college or university open days and information.  The board is located opposite the careers office on the 2nd floor (just along from Miss Bonnar's room).

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 [email protected].

KHS Canteen w/c 16/04/18

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Traditional Favourites

Macaroni Cheese,

Potato & Bacon Bake

Or

Haggis

Chicken Pie,

Stovies

Or

Quorn & Mushroom Pie

Fish & Chips,

Veggie Enchiladas

or

Chicken Goujons

Chicken Korma,

Beef Balti

Or

Tikka

Quorn

Hot sandwiches

Mississizzling Chicken

Or

Veggie Nuggets

Pulled pork

Or

Onion rings

Tandoori Chicken

Or

Spiced Quorn

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms

Or

BBQ Meatballs

Cold sandwiches

BLT,

Brie and Cranberry Relish,

Coronation Chicken or

Roast Ham

BLT,

Brie and Cranberry Relish,

Coronation Chicken or

Roast Ham

BLT,

Brie and Cranberry Relish,

Coronation Chicken or

Roast Ham

BLT,

Brie and Cranberry Relish,

Coronation Chicken or

Roast 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

Aitken Turnbull Architects have an opportunity for a School Leaver, interested in training to become an Architectural Technician, to join their Galashiels Team.  You should have an interest in Architecture and Design and experience of AutoCad would be a distinct advantage.  Interested individuals should email/post a CV to Laura McCrossan with a brief covering letter to Aitken Turnbull Architects, 9 Bridge Place, Galashiels, TD1 1SN [email protected]

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

Borders College Flyer
Senior 7's Champions
S1 'Cheetahs' Champions
S3 A Champions
S2 B Champions
Partnership with PLEXUS
Partnership with PLEXUS

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