KHS Careers Fair 03/03/20
Over 30 local employers/businesses, Universities and Colleges are attending to help our young people make informed decisions about their future options. There will be tea/coffee and home baking to enjoy as well as Quarriers, Careers Advisors and school staff on hand to support parents and pupils. We look forward to seeing you – drop in for as little or as long as you would like!
On Monday night we held our first Inspire Café session for parents/carers. This involved a hands on experience for those who attended from Mr Graham and Mr Connell. It was an opportunity allow parents/carers to see and use some of the apps that are used in class. Thank you to those who attended and to our Inspire leaders for running these. Initial feedback that was collected on the night was very positive and we are already planning our next session.
Senior Surgery Evening 03/03/20
Reminder that on the same evening as our Career Fair, we are holding our Senior Surgery. This is an opportunity to book (using our online system) a 10 minute appointment with a teacher to discuss prelim results and next steps to ensure success in May. Staff have requested appointments within the Senior Reports that were issued on Wednesday.
Course Choice Process
Today we met with all young people within S2 to complete their subject choices for next session. If any young person missed their appointment today please speak to their Pastoral Teacher asap next week.
Next week, our current S3 will be involved in a series of information sessions from each of the Faculties. This will be an opportunity to hear about each of the courses that are being offered within the Senior Phase and an opportunity to ask any questions.
On Friday, Pastoral/SLT will meet with young people within S4 and S5 who are planning on returning to KHS for another year to complete their subject choices.
This week, Miss Bonnar has returned to her post of PT Expressive Arts following her maternity leave.
Parent Council Lottery
We have one lucky winner for the £1000 roll over!! The numbers are 4, 5 and 20.
KHS Equestrian News
Huge well done to S1 Daisy Buckley and her pony Brea who won the ISEC Winter Pony Indoor Cross Country League at the weekend.
Good luck to our teams who are heading to Greenlands near Carlisle for two days of competition this weekend – Zoe, Daisy, Imogen, Ellie B, Rory, Katie, Vicky, Alex & Katy. Results to follow.
Work Experience on International Women’s Day: 9 March 2020
BlackRock: Work Experience for students leaving S6 in summer 2020 (girls and boys)
London and Edinburgh, Monday 6th – Friday 24th July 2020
BlackRock, a global leader in investment management, is offering three week paid internships in summer 2020. “Big City, Bright Future” is for S6 students who have a place at college or university starting in September 2020. It will give students the amazing opportunity to spend:
• One week training in London from 6 to 10 July. Travel and accommodation will be provided
•Two weeks work paid work experience from 14 to 24 July at BlackRock’s Edinburgh office, working with teams across different departments and on specific Big City, Bright Future activities.
There are a number of places on this scheme for students who are in commuting distance on Edinburgh for the 2 week work experience. You must be available to attend both the initial training week in London and the two weeks work experience in Edinburgh.
To apply: please send your CV to InspireEdinburgh@blackrock.com by 1st March 2020. To find out more information visit www.bigcitybrightfuture.com or send questions to InspireEdinburgh@blacrock.com. Please note, the dates on the Big City, Bright Future website and the “Insight day” at Kings College refer to students from England. Students from Scotland need to apply by 1 March 2020 and will just attend the training week in London and the two weeks work experience in Edinburgh.
Investec Wealth & Investment: Work Experience Week
Edinburgh, Monday 15 – Friday 19 June 2020
Investec Wealth and Investment are running a special week where a team of 8-10 students from S5 to 2nd year at university will experience investment management, financial planning, compliance, marketing, a mock interview by an HR professional, a team pitch on a company and take part in a morning update from London.
One place has been reserved for a Future Asset student. Girls should be S5 or S6 (although enthusiastic and motivated S4 students will also be considered) and must be able to commute to Edinburgh for the week’s work experience. This is not a paid experience, but Future Asset may be able to assist with travel expenses for the successful candidate if required. To apply: please send your CV and covering letter explaining why you want to take part in the week to email@example.com by 14 March 2020
Dickson Minto: Work Shadowing Day in Corporate Law
Edinburgh, flexible dates
Dickson Minto, a boutique law firm specialising in corporate transactions and commercial advice, are offering a day of work shadowing for a school pupil who is interested in pursuing a career in corporate law. The company are prepared to be flexible and arrange a date to suit the firm and the student.
Students should be in S4 and interested in pursuing a career in this area. This is open to any student who can attend a day’s work shadowing in Edinburgh. It is not a paid experience, but Future Asset may be able to assist with travel expenses if required.
To apply: send your CV and a covering letter explaining why you want this work shadowing experience to firstname.lastname@example.org by 14 March 2020
KHS Canteen w/c 02/03/20
|Scottish Favourites||Chicken & Broccoli Lasagne with Garlic Bread, Sweet & Sour Pork with Noodles or Macaroni Cheese with Garlic Bread||Roast Beef Dinner, Haggis with Turnips and Potatoes or Vegetarian Sausages with Mashed Potatoes||Curry Day||Fish & Chips, Chicken Chow Mein or Cheese Omelette 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||Chicken Noodle|
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