Weekly Update 03/05/19

May Day Holiday

KHS will be closed for the public holiday on Monday 6th May. Pupils return on Tuesday 7th May.  We hope everyone enjoys the long weekend.

London Marathon 2019

Huge CONGRATULATIONS to Michelle Douglas, who works in the School Office. She ran the London Marathon last weekend and completed it in an impressive 3 hours 45 minutes.

See picture below of Michelle with her medal.

Horse Care Open Day 2019

Tuesday 21st May 2019.
Venue: Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Selkirk, TD7 4NP

This event is for anyone interested in a career in Horse Care

  •  Tour of the facilities
  • Student demonstrations
  •  Careers advice
  • Displays
  • Hear from our students and Students' Association

Anyone who would like to attend is asked to register online using this link.

S3 Battlefields Trip

There is a parents information evening being held on Thursday 9th May at 6.30pm in the Assembly Hall.

If your youngster has not yet handed in the necessary forms, Passport or EHIC card, please ask them to do so ASAP to the School Office.

Joinery Apprenticeship Opportunity

EXCITING Job opportunity! A vacancy for a joinery apprenticeship is available in Kelso. Could this be the job for you? If you are interested or know of anyone in school who may be, see your pastoral teacher. You must be aged 16 or over before October 31 2019.

Funding Available - Thomas Maconochie Trust

The next meeting of the Thomas Maconochie Trust will take place on Thursday 23rd May 2019 and bids are invited.  Application forms can be collected from the School Office and must be returned no later than Wednesday 8th May 2019.

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, eg. school shows, drama, etc
  • ongoing running costs for extra-curricular activities, eg. sport, music and drama
  • extra activities offered in school for classes, groups or year groups, eg. conferences, education for work initiatives, visits
  • individual pupil participation in courses and activities, eg. Gap Years

KHS Canteen w/c 07/05/19





Scottish Favourites

Steak Pie, Sweet & Sour Pork or Roasted Vegetable Tacos

Chicken Korma, Beef Curry or Quorn Korma

Fish & Chips, Chicken Fried Rice or Cheese & Tomato Quiche

Hot Sandwiches

Chicken or Quorn Burger

Sweet Chilli Chicken or Garlic Mushrooms

Beef Burger or Falafel

Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Jacket Potato

Cheese or Beans

Cheese or Beans

Cheese or Beans


Cheese or Pasta King

Cheese or Pasta King

Cheese or Pasta King



Sweet Potato and Chilli


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



Michelle Douglas - London Marathon 2019