Weekly Update 06/09/19

Weekly Update

Staff are now fully engaged in our new timetable and working hard to ensure our young people attain and achieve their best in all their subjects and extra-curricular activities.  We are continuing with our weekly year group assemblies, all are based around our values #PRIDE.  This week we are talking about Participation and what this means within class, during lunchtime, after school and in the wider community.  Please can you email the school if any young person is participating within the wider community to allow us to share in their successes.

Staffing News

Due to absent staff we are continuing to cover classes within Physics and Music.  As a school, we will continue to support Miss Easton and Mr Borthwick until they make a full recovery.

Celebration of Achievement Evening

This is taking place on Thursday 12th September 2019. Invitations for the award winners and their parents/carers have now been emailed out. If you have been invited, please contact your attendance by phone or email or in person. Maximum of 2 tickets per family.

Change Of Bank Holiday And Inservice Day – May 2020

Please be aware following a directive from SBC the May Inservice Day has been changed from Friday 1st May to Thursday 7th May and the May Day holiday has been changed from Monday 4th May to Friday 8th May.  This decision was taken by the UK government to coincide with the 75th anniversary of VE day.

Good Luck

We would like to wish good luck to the 4 members of staff who are taking part in the Great North Run this Sunday!! Miss Roden (Pastoral), Miss Cowe (School Office), Mrs Douglas (School Office) and Mr Robertson (Janitor).

S4 – S6 Parents’ Information Evening

There is a S4 – S6 Parent Information Session on Thursday 19th September. More information to follow.

S3 Parents’ Information Evening

If you were not able to attend the session, the PowerPoint with information that was shared has been attached below.

Kelso High School and our wider community 

Information for Parents & Carers – there are lots of things going on in your local community, as well as support for parents & carers using the following link http://www.nhsborders.scot.nhs.uk/diversityweek


The KHS ParentPay system has now been updated with new payment items for our Home Economics and Craft and Design departments for the 2019-20 session. Your ParentPay account will show the courses that your youngster(s) take. Payments should be made in full by the October holidays. If you require any assistance please do not hesitate to contact us.

School Photographs

The closing date for FREE postage and delivery for parents is fast approaching for online orders. If you have already placed an order for photographs thank you, if not or you wish to order more photographs, simply enter your image reference number and website access code (found on your original order form) at www.tempest-orders.co.uk
If you need assistance feel free to contact Tempest 01736 751555 (option 3).

Tour of Britain

Please see the leaflet below with information on the events going on to celebrate this weekend’s Tour of Britain coming to Kelso!

S5/S6 Volunteering

Are you looking for a volunteering opportunity/experience to add to your UCAS/college/job applications? Register your interest with Miss Roden for this event. Posted below with information.

Part Time Job Opportunity

McCall’s Newsagent are looking for News Deliverers to undertake a paper round.  Monday – Saturday 7am-7.30/40 and the occasional Sunday.  Applicant must be aged 13 or over and if they are interested they should get in touch with David at McCall’s Newsagent or call on 01573 229587.

Equestrian Team

A huge well done to all our Equestrian Team who competed over a very busy two days at ISEC this weekend. Fantastic to see our new first years coming through and getting good results!
Great riding from Molly, Daisy, Jake, Zoe, Ellie, Rory, Katie, Vicky, Alex & Katy. Thank you also to S1 Elaina who came and groomed for the team.

Don’t forget our Fundraising ride at Whitton on Friday. Leave any time between 1pm and 7pm. Traybakes very welcome!!
Good luck to our dressage riders who are competing at ISEC on Sunday – Emma, Logan, Morgan, Katie & Vicky

Jumping With Style Results

1st Jake
2nd Daisy
5th Zoe


1st Rory (Spotty) already Q
2nd Rory (Alfie) already Q

2nd Team Rory, Zoe & Ellie Q

3rd Daisy, Rory & Jake


6th Alex (Msillio)

2nd Vicky (Flash) Q
3rd Katy (spotty) Q
4th Katie (Dalto) Q
5th Vicky (Bobby)

6th Katie (Jinge)


1st Morebattle Team – Vicky (Bobby), Alex (Rocky), Katie (Dalto), Katy (Spotty) already Q

2nd Linton Team Vicky (Flash), Alex (Msillio), Katie (Junge), Katy (Amber) already Q


1st Vicky (Jinge) Q
3rd Vicky (Flash) Q
4th Alex (Msillio) Q

5th Alex (Rocky)

6th Katy (Spotty)


1st Linton already Q
2nd Morebattle already Q


1st Alex (Rocky) Q

2nd Vicky (Jinge) Q

3rd Vicky (Flash) Q

Showjumping Results

60cm Warm Up

5th Daisy


1st Rory – Spotty already Q
2nd Rory – Alfie already Q


2nd Ellie, Daisy, Rory & Zoe Q


5th  Team Zoe, Ellie, Rory, Daisy


1st – Katie – Airborne alreadyQ
2nd – Katie – Dalto Q
3rd Alex – Corry Q

4th Vicky – Flash Q


1st Morebattle (Bobby, Airborne, Corry, Spotty) already Q

2nd Linton (Jinge, Flash, Msillio, Amber) Q


1st Alex – Corry  Q

2nd Vicky – Bobby already Q

3rd Katie – Dalto  Q

4th Katy – Ruby Q


1st Morebattle already Q

2nd Linton Already Q


1st Katy – Ruby already Q


1st Katie – Airbourne – Q

2nd Katy – Amber already Q

NSEA Regional Points League

Fantastic News! Kelso High School has won the RPL for Scotland (4th year in a row!) Well done to all our riders!
Full details of the results are attached below.

KHS Canteen w/c 09/09/19






Scottish Favourites

Chicken Supreme with Rice, Beef Lasagne with Garlic Bread or Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Bread

Roast Beef Dinner, Chicken Sausages with Roast Potatoes or Vegetarian Sausages with Roast Potatoes

Curry Day

Fish & Chips, Chicken Paella or Omelette with Chips

Hot Sandwiches

Cook’s Choice or Panini

Cook’s Choice or Panini

Cook’s Choice or Panini

Cook’s Choice or Panini

Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Jacket Potato

Cheese, Beans or Salad Bar

Cheese, Beans or Salad Bar

Cheese, Beans or Salad Bar

Cheese, Beans or Salad Bar


Cheese Pizza or Pasta King

Cheese Pizza or Pasta King

Cheese Pizza or Pasta King

Cheese Pizza or Pasta King




Sweet Potato and Chilli

Chicken Noodle

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




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