Weekly Update 07/06/19

Battlefields Experience 2019

Last week the majority of our S3 pupils took part in a visit to the WW1 Battlefields in Belgium and France. It was a busy and exhausting time but one that was truly memorable and made us consider carefully what our values are. Throughout the trip we were talking with members of the public who congratulated us on the conduct of our young people.

Upon our return this week, I was delighted to receive the following two messages and wanted to take this opportunity to share them with parents/carers:

  • A member of the public that was in the restaurant in Ypres where our group were eating before visiting the Menin Gate took the time to contact the school to say what a credit the pupils were to both the school and their parents/carers.

I then received the following email:

  • My name is Jim and last week I had the pleasure of driving staff and pupils around the WW1 cemetery’s and memorials In Belgium and Northern France. I would just like to say how polite and friendly they all were towards me, but more importantly how thoughtful and respectful they were at the numerous sites we visited, especially at their own private ceremony at the Polygon Wood cemetery. It was very moving and emotional, and I felt privileged to be part of it, all be it just watching from the sidelines.

Please could you pass on my thanks for their company and also my thanks and appreciation for their parting gifts.

Well done to all of our pupils, what a fantastic demonstration of PRIDE!!!

Mrs Wilson

School Uniform

S1-S5 pupils

21st July is the cut-off date for ordering uniform online with Border Embroideries to guarantee delivery before school returns in August.

There is a limited amount of stock of red ties, jumpers and cardigans in various sizes available from the School Office. Payment by cash or cheque.

S6 pupils

Please make sure the uniform order forms are handed in to the School Office to get a jumper/cardigan ordered. Payment by cash or cheque. Orders MUST be received by Friday 14th June at the very latest.

We are currently awaiting more stock of black ties.

Engineering Skills

Twelve senior phase pupils started out on a new Engineering Skills course this week. There are four units of work to the course; Mechanical, Electrical, Fabrication and Manufacture/Assembly. The course is being led by Dave Black, a lecturer from Borders College who visited the school this week.

As part of the course, the pupils will be building a kit go-kart, which the pupils will be racing at events over the year. The first event is due to take place on the 29th September at East Fortune. Picture below of Dave with the class showing of a go kart similar to the one that the pupils will be building.

S6 Induction

The presentation that was shown at the S6 induction evening is below for your reference.

Canteen

Takeaway boxes are only available when pre-ordering. Meals will not be available at lunchtime to take away if not pre-ordered in advance.

Lunch Money Loans

There are a lot of pupils who are still due to pay back money to the School Office for lunch money loans. Reminders have been issued to parents this week. Please arrange for repayment of this money as soon as possible.

Educational Benefits

Please see the poster below for details of how to apply for Free School Meals and/or Clothing Grants. Letters will be sent to those who currently receive this, to invite them to reapply from 10th June 2019.

S2 Pupils - River Tweed / The Pride of Kelso Fly Tying Workshops

As of Monday 10th June Justine Miller and Liz Hardy from Allanbank Art will be running creative fly tying workshops for all our youngsters in S2.  These works of art will then be used to create an art installation to celebrate The River Tweed in Kelso.  We will have plenty of materials and there is no need to buy anything but if your youngster would like to bring in feathers, buttons, fabrics etc from home that they would like to include the artists thought it could be a nice touch.  Our S2 Registration Teachers have all the details about dates / times for the workshops.

Kelso FC (U13)

This is the first year that Kelso FC (2006) have played 11 a side football in the SERYFA Edinburgh Leagues, this includes a lot of travelling back and forth to Edinburgh to play games, however the team has worked extremely hard and it has certainly paid off with them securing a Treble victory. They have won the Polar Foods Cup, Belmont Vauxhall Cup and also have been crowned as League champions. The team is coached by Andy Swinton and Robbie Reilly. They are incredibly proud of the boys and hope that their respective schools would also recognise their hard work, dedication and success.

The team is made up of pupils from Kelso High School, Jedburgh Grammar School, Berwickshire High School, Broomlands Primary and Edenside Primary. The KHS pupils in the team are:

Tyler Swinton

Louie Arnold

Danny James

Will Prentice

Michael Pattinson

Harris Donovan

Adam Moir

Callum Pollhammer

Picture shown below of the winning team!

KHS Canteen w/c 10/06/19

 

MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

Scottish Favourites

Sausages & Mash, Veg Sausages & Mash or Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Bread

Roast Beef Dinner, Grilled Salmon or 3 Bean Chilli

Chicken Korma, Beef Curry or Vegetable Curry

Fish & Chips, Chicken Paella or Cheesy Omelette

Hot Sandwiches

Chicken Goujons or Sweet Chilli Quorn

Chicken or Quorn Dippers

Chicken Goujons or Roasted Vegetables with Cheese

Beef Burger or Vegetable Fajita

Cold Sandwiches

Selection of 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 Beans

Pizza/Pasta

Cheese or Pasta King

Cheese or Pasta King

Cheese or Pasta King

Cheese or Pasta King

Soup

Lentil

Tomato

Sweet Potato and Chilli

Vegetable

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

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

Weekly Update 07/06/19
Weekly Update 07/06/19

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