Weekly Update 22/02/19

S3 Parents Evening 06/03/19

Pupils will be issued with a parental letter on Monday regarding accessing the online booking system to make appointments at the above.  This information will also be emailed home.  The online booking system will be live from 9.00am on Tuesday 26th February until 3.45pm on Tuesday 5th March.  If you have any issues accessing the system please contact us.

Growing Confidence

The next Growing Confidence session is being held on Wednesday 27th February from 6.00pm until 8.00pm.  This session is ‘Looking after your wellbeing and coping with the changes’.  All welcome!

#BigParentsEve

Developing the Young Workforce Borders are hosting the #BigParentsEve with partners to promote live job opportunities in the Scottish Borders to parents, carers and young people who are the future workforce. We are very aware that parents and carers are the biggest influencers on a young person’s career choice and the aim of the event is to inspire and inform people of all the opportunities available locally.

Scotland's Biggest Parents' Evening is a serious of events across Scotland developed in partnership, it will see all 21 DYW regional groups across Scotland highlight the value of apprenticeships, work based learning and local job opportunities on Wednesday 6th March.

There will be guest speakers to inform parents, carers and young people of the routes available within the apprenticeship family and how these link in with the Scottish Qualification Frameworks.  The event will take place at Jobcentre Plus, New Reiver House, Galashiels, TD1 1TD on Wednesday 6th March from 5pm-7pm.

Please see attached poster below regarding this event.  You can register your interest by signing up to the event through Eventbrite - https://bigparentseve.eventbrite.co.uk

Schools Academy Borders College

Please note that Borders College Schools Academy courses will run up until Thursday 29th March.  As there are not many teaching weeks left it is very important that pupils attend regularly if they are to achieve their qualification.

Love & Bananas – An elephant story

On Wednesday 27th February all of S3 will be watching a screening of the film ‘Love & Bananas – an elephant story’.  We are very fortunate that the world renowned conservationist Lek Chailert is recording a personal message of thanks for the students and will give a bit more background information. This event will highlight the plight of the Asian elephant and will give students the opportunity to look at themes of animal welfare, global citizenship and activism. The afternoon screening will be followed by a public screening at night. We are also holding a raffle with fantastic prizes to help support the organisations involved.   Please see below flyer for full details.

Next Parent Council Meeting

A short Parent Council meeting will be held on Wednesday 27th February from 6.00pm just before the Love & Bananas screening.  All welcome!!

Borders College – Full-time courses starting in August

The time to apply for a Borders College course is now!

  • Applications for full-time courses starting in August 2019 are now open.
  • Applications should be made online at www.borderscollege.ac.uk
  • Places can fill up quickly so submitting your application early is essential.
  • Anyone applying before 15th March 2019 will be guaranteed an interview.
  • Full course details are available on the College website

#ChooseCollege
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RdTZNmZq52E

Parent Involvement & Engagement

We are currently looking at increasing family involvement and engagement with learning, as research suggests that engaged families result in better, more successful outcomes for young people. In order to help us improve this at KHS, we would like your help and to see what parents and carers’ views are on this matter. Please take our quick survey by following the link below.

CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY

SOCIAL SUBJECTS FACULTY

Key dates – Higher and National 5 Assignment dates 2019

N5 Assignment – 1 hour – 20 marks (20% of total)

Higher Assignment – 1 hour 30 minutes -30 marks (27% total)

SUBJECT

LEVEL

DATE

TIME

GEOGRAPHY

N5

Thursday 7 March

Periods 1 and 2

GEOGRAPHY

HIGHER

Thursday 14 March

Periods 6 and 7

MODERN STUDIES

N5

Monday 25 Feb

(Ms James/Ms Robertson)

Friday 1 March

(Mr Lyall)

PERIODS 1 and 2

 

 

PERIODS 1 and 2

MODERN STUDIES

HIGHER

Thursday 14 MARCH

(Ms James)

WED 13 MARCH

(Mr Lyall)

PERIODS 6 and 7

 

PERIODS 1 and 2

HISTORY

N5

WED 13 MARCH

THURS 14 MARCH

PERIODS 1 & 2

PERIODS 6 & 7

POLITICS

HIGHER

Tuesday 5 March

PERIODS 1 and 2

 

HISTORY

HIGHER

MONDAY 18 MARCH

PERIODS 1 & 2

Assignments are sat under exam conditions and unless otherwise stated will be in the pupils own classroom and supervised by their own teacher or a faculty staff member.

All assignments will be sat during normal class time. When break is missed, pupils will gain the time afterwards. Pupils will already be involved in work towards these assignments but any questions regarding them should be addressed to their class teacher or to Ms James, PT Social Subjects.

S3 Battlefields Experience 2019

The fourth 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 25/02/19

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Traditional Favourites

Quorn Bolognaise with Garlic Bread, Pasta Bolognaise with Garlic Bread or Salmon Goujons

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

Turkey Meatballs or Roasted Vegetables & Cheese

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

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

Love & Bananas - An Elephant Story
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