Weekly Update 07/02/2020


As a school, we have had to make the decision to terminate our contract and stop using KHS School App as from the end of March.  There was a yearly cost involved and now that the Local Authority are using Groupcall Xpressions across all schools we have been asked to make the switch.

Groupcall Xpressions

See poster below with more information. We strongly encourage ALL parents to download this app to their phone or tablet so we can communicate with you better.

S2 Parent Engagement Evening

We had a 71% attendance and this gave us the opportunity to speak with parents/carers throughout the evening sharing successes and any areas for improvement.  A reminder that the S2 into S3 course choice form will be issued on Thursday 13th February, with a return date of the 28th February. Please see below a copy of the PowerPoint that was shown and that all the information required can be located within the Pathways tab on our website.


We are now fully staffed once more within Science and Miss Nisbet is also returning to the Art Department on a phased basis over the next four weeks. 
Following interviews, we have been successful in appointing a new Modern Languages teacher who will join the school ASAP.

Feedback from the S3 Parent 1:1 meetings

Thank you for the 31 responses to our online evaluation.  Overall on a scale from 1 – 6 we had an average of 5.42 with many positive comments. Suggestions for improvement have been noted and attached for information.  Also provided is a copy of the key dates for March.

Organised and good with numbers, then the KHS Parent Council needs you!! 

The post of Treasurer for our Parent Council needs to be filled and we are looking for a volunteer to take this on for the 2020/21 session.  Our current treasurer Jane has done a fabulous job and is happy to work with a willing parent to show them the ropes.  If you are interested please email the school (kelsohs@scotborders.gov.uk).

February Holidays Reminder

Just to remind you that next Friday is an in-service day, so the school is closed to all pupils. Staff are also on holiday from Monday 17th February. School resumes on Thursday 20th February to all pupils and staff.


Can parents/carers of pupils bringing home immunisation forms please ensure prompt return of completed forms as pupils without forms on immunisation days may not be immunised. We are now unable to take consent over the telephone on the day. 
Thank you
Immunisation team

Seasonal Catering Assistants – Floors Castle & Gardens, Kelso

Do you enjoy working with people, have a positive attitude, a passion for food and the ability to provide excellent customer experience? If this is you, why not join our catering team at Floors Castle. We are looking for Catering Assistants to join us this season at both our Terrace and Courtyard cafés. These are seasonal hourly paid contracts.
Further details can be obtained from Linda on lwigley@floorscastle.com or 01573 227660 and please apply by sending details of your experience and the reason why you’d like to join our team to: Linda Wigley, Floors Castle, Roxburghe Estates, Kelso, TD5 7SF or by e-mail: lwigley@floorscastle.com

KHS Canteen w/c 10/02/20

Scottish Favourites Chicken Sausages with Mashed Potatoes, Pasta Bolognaise with Garlic Bread or Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Bread Steak Pie with Roast Potatoes, Salmon Fillet with Roast Potatoes or Vegetable Chow Mein Curry Day Fish & Chips, Chicken Fried Rice or Quorn Sausages with Chips
Hot Sandwiches Cook’s Choice or Panini Cook’s Choice or Panini Cook’s Choice or Panini Cook’s Choice or Panini
Cold Sandwiches Selection of Cold Sandwiches Selection of Cold Sandwiches Selection of Cold Sandwiches Selection of Cold Sandwiches
Jacket Potato Cheese, Beans or Salad Bar Cheese, Beans or Salad Bar Cheese, Beans or Salad Bar Cheese, Beans or Salad Bar
Pizza/Pasta Cheese Pizza or Pasta King Cheese Pizza or Pasta King Cheese Pizza or Pasta King Cheese Pizza or Pasta King
Soup Lentil Tomato Sweet Potato and Chilli Vegetable

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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