Weekly Update 14/09/18

Parent Council Meeting & AGM

The next KHS Parent Council Meeting will be held on Monday 17th September at 7pm and will include the annual AGM.  We look forward to seeing all of you there and welcoming new S1 parents.  The agenda is attached below.

S4, S5 and S6 Parents’ Information Evening

There is a Senior Parent Information Session on Wednesday 19th September from 6.30pm - 7.30pm.  Invite letter attached below.  Please note date change from Thursday 20th.


Information to assist youngsters when completing the UCAS application process are included in the school bag to right of this page as well as reference request forms. Please note the application should be made under Apply 2019 not 2018 as stated in your booklet.

Mrs Ramsey will be available at the Senior Information Evening on Thursday 20th September if parents / carers have queries or question relating to UCAS / LEAPS and the application process.

Reminder for pupilsapplying through UCAS that you need to register online and complete the initial sections up to, but not including choices by the 4th of October!

Task to be completed  

Deadline Date

Online Registration & completion of sections titled Personal Details, Additional Information, Student Finance, Education & Employment

4th October 2018


19th October 2018

Personal Statement (First Draft) to Pastoral

19th October 2018

Personal Statement (Final Draft)

7th November 2018

Completed reference sheets returned to Pastoral

12th November 2018

Applications sent to UCAS

14th  December 2018

Many thanks to those who have already started this.

Growing Confidence Sessions 2018/19 - What is actually going on in their heads?

Supporting your young person through their teenage years can be hugely challenging - not only on your relationship with them, but also on their friendships and on their experience of the wider world.  The Growing Confidence sessions are designed to help unravel the mysteries of living with a teenager, and shed some light on both how their brain works and what you, as parents and carers, can do to support them along the way.

Last year our Growing Confidence programme got some really positive feedback from parents, for giving an insight into the changes that take place during the teenage years, and the impact this has on how they behave. 

The sessions are really informal, so if you’d like to support your young person through their teenage years and build a positive relationship, then come along and find out more. We look forward to seeing you.  Further information on sessions attached below.


Events that are taking place across autumn for S6 LEAPS-eligible students.  Details of the travel provision available to help all LEAPS-eligible students get to and from sessions will be listed on the online registration form for each event.  

LEAPS Events: 

Online applications are open now for:

Creative Extras Art & Design Experience 2018

What: For S6 LEAPS-eligible students planning to apply for an art and design related course at any higher education institution. Whatever specialism you are interested in applying to – fine art, photography, graphic design, textiles – this programme will give you the chance to enhance your experience, portfolio and, ultimately, your application to higher education.

When: 16th-18th October and 9th November 2018

Where: Edinburgh, with a trip to Galashiels

Find out more and apply online at: www.leapsonline.org/creative-extras

Application Deadline: Thursday 27th September 2018

Retweet: https://twitter.com/LEAPS1996/status/1031529866146013186

Online booking will open soon for the below events (more info to follow):

Editing Your Personal Statement Workshop, 2nd November 2018

Our interactive workshop will help you put the final touches to your UCAS Personal Statement. You will need to bring with you a completed draft of your Personal Statement - ideally a paper copy - to work on during the session.

S6 Session: HN at College, 5th December 2018

This workshop will look at how to put in a good application for a college course, before considering what it is like to study an HNC/HND at colleges in Scotland. There will also be advice on where to go to research how to use an HNC/HND to progress to university.

Creative Extras Acting Sessions, dates tbc

Acting master classes will be led by a tutor from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and will comprise practical activities focusing on preparing for future auditions.

Well Done!!

Sophie Matthews ran the Junior North Run on Saturday.  This was a 4k race and she completed it in an amazing 18 mins 26 secs.  She came in 34th place amongst a group of national runners!  Sophie also raised about £700 for the Little Princess Trust which is a wonderful achievement – congratulations Sophie!!

Equestrian Team

Huge well done to our 2 dressage riders on Saturday – great results!

Prelim 18

5th - Morgan Darrie on Willow

Novice 28

3rd - Jodie Darrie on Bellindene Franklyn

8th - Morgan Darrie on Willow

Elementary 42

1st - Jodie Darrie on Bellindene Franklyn QUAL

Jodie & Frankie also qualified for Scottish Nations Cup Dressage Team.

If there are any other riders who would like to get involved please get in touch with Mrs Ramsey or Gillian McFadyen ([email protected]).

The Equestrian Team are having a fundraiser in the Charity Tearoom at Kelso Races on Wednesday 19th September.  Please get in touch if you are able to help.

KHS Canteen w/c 17/09/18






Traditional Favourites

Macaroni Cheese, Sweet & Sour Chicken or Pepperoni Stir Fry

Meatballs & Spaghetti, Beef Lasagne or Broccoli & Potato Bake

Fish & Chips, Chicken Goujons, Quiche or Salmon Fish Fingers

Chicken Korma,

Beef Balti or Quorn Curry

Hot Sandwiches

Tandoori Chicken or Spiced Quorn


Spicy Meatballs or Garlic Mushrooms

Chicken Poppers or Veg Nuggets



Chicken or

Onion Rings

Cold Sandwiches

Roast Ham, Scottish Cheddar, Coronation Chicken or Chicken Mayo

Roast Ham,

Scottish Cheddar, Coronation

Chicken or

Chicken Mayo

Roast Ham, Scottish Cheddar, Coronation Chicken or Chicken Mayo

Roast Ham, Scottish Cheddar, Coronation Chicken or Chicken Mayo

Readymade Sandwiches

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg

Ham, Cheese, Tuna or Egg


Five Cheese



Five Cheese



Five Cheese



Five Cheese



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

There are vacancies available at a busy coffee shop (Hoot n Cat) for waitresses and kitchen assistants with flexible hours/days.  If you are interested please collect an Application Form from the Hoot n Cat or contact Suzie, Careers Advisor.



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