Weekly Update 25/01/19

Prelim Exams

Prelim Leave has now finished, young people should be in class on Monday and follow their normal timetable unless they are sitting an exam.  If pupils have missed break time, they may take 15 minutes before returning to their class.

#PRIDE - Youth and Philanthropy Initiative

Throughout the last few weeks our S3 pupils having been working extremely well in small groups.  They have been busy carrying our research, interviewing and working on their presentations about their Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) charities.  They have been sharing with staff and peers why they chose their particular charity and within class, a teacher panel selected the groups to go through to the Grand Final on the 31st January.  Well done and good luck to all involved next week…please watch this space next week when the winning charity will be shared.

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.

Bike Maintenance Class

KHS currently runs a certificated class in bike maintenance on a Wednesday afternoon over a 14 week period.  So far pupils have dealt with the rudimentary details of frame parts, equipment and tools and have practiced the repair and maintenance of specific parts of a bicycle.  The course runs in conjunction with SBC Outdoor Education.

However, on Wednesday 16th January we were lucky enough to have frame designer and builder Liz Colebrook in school to introduce students to particular demands in bike design.  Liz produces frames and bikes under the brands Beaumont Bicycles and Flying Gate and has a long history in Physiotherapy, bicycle industry and design so is well placed to advise on bicycle design, particularly where "off the shelf" designs do not work.  She introduced the students to a number of designs where the clients disability demanded a fresh look at what really was suitable.  Whilst the students really did embrace this new angle (pardon the pun) on the course, Liz was extremely impressed with the students knowledge and interest.  Liz is based in Shropshire and we would like to thank her for taking time out of a busy schedule to visit KHS and pass on her expertise to our youngsters.  Photograph below. 

Swimming Update

Well done to Andrew Lawson (S2) and Amy Richardson (S6) for achieving qualification for the SCOTTISH SCHOOLS SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019.  They are competing tomorrow, Saturday 26th January at The Tollcross International Swimming Centre in Glasgow.  Good Luck to both.  #SwimFast #Enjoy (Photo below)

Equestrian Team Fixtures

Sat 2nd March                                   NSEA Jumping With Style at Greenlands
Sunday 3rd March                           NSEA Showjumping at Greenlands

NSEA Showjumping at Howe
NSEA Dressage at Howe

Thursday 21st March                      Rag Bag Pick Up
Saturday 4th May                            NSEA Jumping With Style at ISEC (tbc)

Friday 10th May                                Arena Party At Floors
Saturday 11th May                          NSEA Showjumping at Floors

                                                                Arena Party At Floors

Sunday 12th May                             Arena Party At Floors

Fri 2nd - Sun 4th August                Arena Party At Hendersyde

Saturday 31st August                     NSEA Jumping With Style at ISEC (tbc)

Sunday 1st September                                  NSEA Showjumping at ISEC (tbc)

Sunday 8th September                 NSEA Dressage at ISEC (tbc)
Wednesday 18th September      Charity Tearoom At Kelso Racecourse

Thurs 17th - Sun 20th October    NSEA Championships at Addington Manor

KHS Canteen w/c 28/01/19






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



Sweet Potato and Chilli


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



Weekly Update 25/01/19
Weekly Update 25/01/19