Weekly Update 28/09/18

S3 Battlefields Experience 2019               

An email has been sent home to parents of our S3 pupils with details about the above trip happening in May 2019.  A copy of the information from the email is attached below.  If you have not received the email or are unable to view the attachments a hard copy can be collected from the School Office.  Please confirm whether your youngster would like to attend by completing and returning the form included at the end of the information booklet or send an email to [email protected] by Thursday 4th October 2018.

S4, S5 and S6 Parents’ Information Evening

There is a Senior Parent Information Session on Wednesday 3rd October from 6.30pm - 7.30pm.  All welcome!

ParentPay - Home Economics & CDT

Just a reminder that course charges for the above subjects are to be paid on ParentPay for this session.  The items you are required to pay for will come up on your child’s account when you access it.  If there are any issues please contact the School Office.

Kelso High School Memories 1939 - 2017 Book

A book detailing the story of the old Bowmont Street building is now available to buy.  Please see the poster attached below for a list of stockist.  Copies are also available from the School Office.  If required copies of the book can be posted out at an additional cost of £3.00 for postage and packaging.  Payment is required upfront and cheques should be made payable to Thomas Maconochie KHS Trust.

Borders Ice Rink Kelso

Public skating starts again on Sunday 30th September at 2.15pm.  All welcome!

S4/5/6 Pupils interested in Nursing / Midwifery

On the 27th November 2018 there will be a Nursing and Midwifery taster day at the Borders General Hospital for S4, 5 and 6 pupils who are genuinely interested in a career in Nursing or Midwifery.  If you think this applies to you, please see Miss Roden ASAP to register your interest.


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!  Many thanks to those who have already started this.

Task to be completed  

Deadline Date

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

4th Oct


19th Oct

Personal Statement (First Draft) to Pastoral

19th Oct

Personal Statement (Final Draft)

7th Nov

Completed reference sheets returned to Pastoral

12th Nov

Applications sent to UCAS

14th  Dec


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.

Cheviot Youth

Johnny English – Strikes Back on Thursday 11th October

Part of the Cheviot Youth October holiday programme.  Booking forms for the holiday programme including this cinema trip available from Graham Easton at the High School or by emailing Ian at [email protected]  or by texting your email address to 07958 277766.

Mikes Military Madness Assault Course on Friday 12th October

Part of the Cheviot Youth October holiday programme.  Booking forms for the holiday programme including this trip available from Graham Easton at the High School or by emailing Ian at [email protected] or by texting your email address to 07958 277766.

KHS Canteen w/c 01/10/18






Traditional Favourites

Macaroni Cheese,

Potato & Bacon Bake or


Chicken Pie, Stovies or Quorn & Mushroom Pie

Fish & Chips, Veggie Enchiladas, Chicken Goujons or Salmon Fish Fingers

Chicken Korma,

Beef Balti or Tikka Quorn

Hot Sandwiches



Or Veg Nuggets

Pulled Pork or Onion Rings

Tandoori Chicken or Spiced Quorn

Creamy Garlic Mushrooms or BBQ Meatballs

Cold Sandwiches

Roast Ham, BLT, Coronation Chicken or Brie & Cranberry Relish

Roast Ham, BLT, Coronation Chicken or Brie & Cranberry Relish

Roast Ham, BLT, Coronation

Chicken or Brie & Cranberry Relish

Roast Ham, BLT, Coronation Chicken or Brie & Cranberry Relish

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



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