Weekly Update 18/01/19

Parent Council Meeting 22/01/19

The next Parent Council meeting will be held on Tuesday 22nd January from 7.00pm until 8.00pm.  All welcome, we look forward to seeing you all there.

Agenda:

7.00pm                             Welcome

7.05pm - 7.50pm              Workshops (15 minutes each)

                                                1. Pupil Presentation : Young People

                                                2. Parental Engagement : A Connell / J Lothian

                                                3. Parental Involvement : B Scott-Watson / L Changleng

7.50pm - 8.00pm              Parent Council Business      (Optional)

                                                - Head Teacher / Financial Report

                                                - Date of next meeting

Prelim Exams

General study leave continues until Friday 25th January and during this period pupils need attend school only to sit their examinations.  There will be no study leave from Monday 28th January onwards.  Pupils should be in class unless they are in an exam.  If pupils have missed break time, they may take 15 minutes before returning to class.

Pupils may, if they wish, access the school library during the examination period and also, by appointment, they may consult their teachers, but should always sign in at the School Office so that their presence is recorded.  Pupils should be wearing school uniform when they are in school.  Good luck to all our youngsters we wish you every success in the exams.

College during Prelims

Pupils who are enrolled at Borders College are still expected to attend during the prelims. Transport will still be leaving from Kelso High School as per the current arrangement.  If pupils have a prelim and will not be attending they must contact Borders College to let them know.  Contact on 08700 505152 or email [email protected].

S3 Parent 1:1 Meetings

Throughout this week, members of the Senior Leadership Team have had the pleasure of meeting with our third year students and their parents.  We discussed the course choice process and possible pathways throughout the Senior Phase.  The remainder of these meetings will be completed over the next few weeks.  To allow us to reflect on this process, we plan to send out an evaluation.

S2 Parents Evening 05/02/19

Information about the online booking system for our S2 Parent’s Evening will be issued to pupils on Monday as well as copies being emailed out.  Appointments can be booked as of 9am on Wednesday 23rd January.

Ready, Respectful and Safe

As a school we continue to encourage all students to follow the 3 school rules of being Ready, Respectful and Safe.  To support our Relationship Blueprint, we have reintroduced school detentions.  This will take place for 30 minutes either on a Wednesday at 3.45pm or a Friday at 1.20pm.  An email outlining the reason for your youngsters detention will be sent home prior to the allocated time that has been given.  Thank you in advance for your support.

New Career Resource for Parents

Skills Development Scotland have launched a new resource for parents to help when discussing and planning careers with young people. This can be found at www.mykidscareer.com

Borders College - Upcoming opportunities for Senior Students

1 - Borders College Open Day
Wednesday 30 January 2019. 2.00pm–7.00pm

Register online in advance.

http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/opendays

2 - Foundation Apprenticeships

We are offering the following this year

   •  Accountancy

   •  Business Skills

   •  Civil Engineering

   •  Food and Drink Technologies

   •  Social Services and Healthcare

   •  Social Services Children and Young People

Information is available online or at our Open Day.

http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/foundation

3 - Applications for Full-Time Courses starting in August 2019
Applications are now open for all full-time courses and we encourage applications sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment.

http://www.borderscollege.ac.uk/find-a-course/

LEAPS Update – Events Coming Up!

January 2019

S6 Session: Preparing for your Teaching University Course Interview

Friday 25 January 2019, 2-4pm, Edinburgh

(University of Edinburgh, Paterson’s Land, Room G42, Holyrood Road, EH8 8AQ)

For final-year LEAPS-eligible students who are submitting UCAS applications for Teaching courses.

Find out more and register online: www.leapsonline.org/s6blog

S6 Session: Preparing for your Nursing or Midwifery University Course Interview

Friday 25 January 2019, 2-4pm, Edinburgh

(University of Edinburgh, Paterson’s Land, Room G43, Holyrood Road, EH8 8AQ)

For final-year LEAPS-eligible students who are submitting UCAS applications for Nursing/Midwifery courses.

Find out more and register online: www.leapsonline.org/s6blog

These interview preparation sessions are for final-year LEAPS-eligible students who are submitting UCAS applications for Teaching, Nursing or Midwifery courses at any university and so might have interviews coming up.  The two sessions will run separately, taking place in different rooms but at the same time on the same day.  Public transport reimbursement is available to help students travel to and from these sessions (please see booking forms for details).

Coming up…

February & March 2019

S6 Transitions Workshop tbc

Dates and locations to be confirmed, but this campus-based café-style workshop is for final-year LEAPS-eligible students and will give participants the opportunity to discuss the transition to higher education with current undergraduates.

Topics will include: making friends, living in student accommodation, ‘welcome/induction’ weeks and how to keep on top of deadlines.

Students will be able to register online for this campus-based workshop, details to follow.

S5 Conference

Wednesday 20 March 2019, 5-8pm, Edinburgh

For S5 LEAPS-eligible students who are thinking about college or university.

Online registration will open in February, details to follow.

S5 Parents’ & Carers’ Information Evening

Wednesday 27 March 2019, 7-9pm, Edinburgh

For parents or carers of S5 LEAPS-eligible students.

Find out more about the support LEAPS offers to LEAPS-eligible students who are considering college or university.

Online registration will open in February, details to follow.

Other Information

Oxford and Cambridge Information Seminars in Scotland

There is an event in Edinburgh on 1 March 2019 (tbc) for S4 and S5 pupils who would like to find out more about Oxford and Cambridge universities.

Find out more: https://www.pem.cam.ac.uk/study-here/access-and-outreach/events-prospective-students/events-scotland

Sutton Trust Summer School

For S5 students who would like to try out university life, applications to the 2019 Sutton Trust Summer Schools opened on 9 January 2019.

Find out more: https://summerschools.suttontrust.com/how-to-apply/

Lost Property

There is still a large amount of lost property at the School Office which has accumulated since the summer holidays.  If your youngster has lost anything please ask them to come to the Office and check through the box to see if it has been handed in.  Any unclaimed items after Friday 25th January will be donated to Charity Begins at Home.

S3 Battlefields Experience 2019

The third instalment for the above trip is now OVERDUE.  Please make payments via ParentPay or to the School Office.  Cheques should be made payable to Kelso High School.

KHS Canteen w/c 21/01/19

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Traditional Favourites

Beef Fajita Wrap, Chicken Fajita Wrap or Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Bread

Roast Beef Dinner, Chicken & Ham Pie or Roast Vegetable Pasta Bake

Chicken Korma, Lamb Madras or Cauliflower & Chicken Pea Curry

 

Fish & Chips, Chicken Paella or Omelette with Beans

 

Hot Sandwiches

Fish Fingers or Roasted Vegetables with Brie

Chicken or Quorn Sausages

 

Chicken Grill or Vegetable Fajitas

 

Chicken Goujons or Quorn Burger

 

Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Selection of Cold Sandwiches

Baked 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 of the Day

Lentil

Tomato

Sweet Potato and Chilli

Vegetable

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

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