Weekly Update 26/06/2020

Free School Meals / Clothing Grant for 2020/21

SBC have now issued annual review letters to all applicants that had an active Free School Meal/Clothing Grant entitlement for 2019/2020.  Applicants are asked again to re-apply online for 2020/21 at – https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/fsm quoting the claim reference number from the renewal letter they receive.

New applicants who did not have previous entitlement can now also apply online for the 2020/21 term using the same link – https://www.scotborders.gov.uk/fsm

Educational Maintenance Allowance 2020/21

Educational Maintenance Allowance Applications for 2020/21 are now available online. Please see the attached leaflet below.

School Uniform Sale

Due to the new uniform with the new logo being phased in and the uniform with the old logo no longer supplied, we are having a sale of our old uniform. We have a small stock in the school of each size of jumpers and cardigans with the old logo available to buy for half price!! Therefore the old jumpers and cardigans are £9.00 each. This is on a first come first served basis. Contact the school office to purchase yours or pop in to the school. Payment is cash or cheque.

School Uniform Update

Due to the current pandemic and clearing the backlog of orders, there has been a delay in receiving the new KHS ties. These will be available within 6 weeks. All orders with FP Uniformz that have a tie as part of the order will be delayed due to this. Please rest assured that your order is not lost and I am sure you can understand that due to Covid-19 it has had a significant impact on all businesses including uniform suppliers. You will be contacted when orders are ready.

Trip Refunds

All payments made via ParentPay towards the Battlefields or Residential have now been refunded to your ParentPay account.  Instructions to withdraw the money are attached below.

Payments made in cash or cheque have now also been refunded, parents were contacted directly and cheques posted out.

Hockey Awards

The Hockey awards were held recently and S3 players and Seniors celebrated another season strong season via a zoom meeting. Congratulations to all players and those who won awards this year. At the time of writing the S1 and S2 awards were still to take place and we will update on these awards upon our return in August.

S3 Awards
Most improved As – Joanna Howlett
Most Improved Bs – Caitlyn Hume
Special Award – Mackenzie Douglas, Anya Flint, Katie Potter, Issy Schaeli 
Player of the Year As – Amy Burton
Player of the Year Bs – Rosie Kelly

2nd XI Awards
Most improved – Hannah Forbes
Special Award – Kym Cessford, Leah Thom, Lucy Thomson
Player of the Year – Leanne Oliver

1st XI Awards
Most Improved – Kitty Irving
Special Award – S6 – Chloe Aitchison, Ellen Burgher, Abby Ford, Sophie Graham, Kira McDonnell, Leanne Oliver, Hannah Patterson, Gina Stewart, Emma Thomson and Anna Woodcock.
Scottish U18 Development Squad – Erin Lawrence
Player of the Year – Chloe Aitchison
Weir Quaich – Chloe Aitchison

Thanks go to all the coaches, volunteers and parents for their efforts this season. I’m sure we would agree that it has ended in a way no one would have wanted, but we look forward to the future when hockey can return.

As announced, Mary Weir will be standing down from School Hockey this summer. Mary’s impact on the lives of so many young people in Kelso can’t be quantified. Her dedication to her sport and the local community over the years is unrivalled. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Mary for everything she has done for Kelso High School in her tenure and look forward to thanking her in person soon as we (hopefully) move back towards normality.

KHS Virtual Sports Day

It wasn’t our usual sports day this year, but the effort from learners, parents and staff was superb. The following results were confirmed…..

Parent/Carer Champion – Leri Payne with an amazing 693 points!

Staff Champion – Mr Martin scored an excellent 633 points!

And finally….the House Champion results!

1st Kale with 17069 points

2nd Teviot with 14246 points

3rd Bowmont with 13340 points

Well done to everyone who took part and hopefully normal service will be resumed for 2021!

The PE Team

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