Weekly Update 30/04/2021

May Day Holiday

Monday 3rd May is a public holiday so the school is fully closed to all pupils and staff. We hope you all have an enjoyable long weekend.

SQA – What you need to know for Nat 5, Higher and Advanced Higher

Link below to SQA website which includes a podcast and a downloadable booklet all about this year’s National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher assessments.


The South East Improvement Collaborative is the term being used to describe the collaboration between City of Edinburgh, East Lothian, Fife, Midlothian and Scottish Borders to improve schools, early learning settings and other services for children and young people.  The link below provides additional information for staff, young people and parents via their website.

Study Support – South East Improvement Collaborative (glowscotland.org.uk)

S6 Uniform

Our current S5/new S6 pupils have been voting for their chosen colour of S6 uniform for next session 2021/22 which will be light pink. 

We are now taking orders for the jumpers and cardigans but unlike previous years, we will be doing this electronically. The link below will take you to the order form where you must fill out the details required.

Order form link: https://forms.office.com/r/LkKkfcdYgA

Payment must be made as soon as possible once you have placed your order. This year you can pay for the S6 uniform by ParentPay (this has been assigned to your account to allow you to do this) or by cash/cheque to the school office.

Vaccination Forms

A reminder for all parents who received vaccination consent forms for their young person to please complete and return this to the school office as soon as possible.

Parental Survey

Dear Parent

The link below will direct you to a survey that aims to capture your experience and views on your child’s home learning this year as well as your thoughts on mental health and wellbeing support for children and young people. The survey will only take minutes to complete and will be live until the 17th of May. The topics covered in the survey have been agreed with the Parent Council Chair’s Forum.


We would be very grateful if you would spare the time to complete the survey.

Thank You

Lesley Munro

Parent Council Meeting

The next meeting of the KHS Parent Council is scheduled for:

Thursday 13th May 2021 at 7.30pm via Zoom

Zoom Platform: Option to log into Zoom either through their app or web browser, link below:


Meeting ID: 991 8253 6582

Passcode: 834171

KHS Parent Council Lottery Draw – April 2021

The numbers drawn were 8, 9 and 21

Unfortunately there was no winner this month.

The prize fund of approximately £180 will roll over and be drawn at the end of May.  

To be in with a chance to win please download and complete the below application form – Good Luck!!

Parent Council Chairs’ Forum: Update to SBC Attendance Policy.

This is a call for representatives to play a part in the update to the SBC attendance policy.

The policy has not been reviewed since 2011 and needs to be updated to reflect recent national developments as well as to reflect more recent understanding of ways of dealing with attendance difficulties. 

The policy is important because it highlights the responsibilities of all parties in securing good school attendance.  The guidance from Scottish Government emphasises the importance of a positive, inclusive ethos in schools to support well-being, and consequently to encourage good attendance.  We need to update our SBC policy to properly reflect this, and to connect it to other developments such as the Nurturing approaches.


A Core Working Group will meet to take this forward.  The group will have representation from a number of key stakeholders who will, in turn, liaise with their own colleagues so as to feed a full range of perspectives into the process. 

In addition to involving schools, both primary and secondary, as well as other stakeholders, we are seeking one or two people to be the parents’ representatives on the core group.  This should help keep the group to an effective size.   

Expectations of participants:

Participants will need to able to attend the meetings of the Core Working Group and liaise with colleagues as necessary.  There will be some reading and writing activities as well, but these will be negotiated and kept to essential matters only.

It is expected that the Working Group will have three or four plenary meetings: with a view to completing the task by the end of this academic year (i.e. 30th June). 

Please reply to PeopleInfoMgt@scotborders.gov.uk if you are interested in participating.

New Webinar Alert

The National Parent Forum Scotland are hosting a further Q&A webinar on Tuesday 4th May at 7:30pm to provide information for Mums, Dads and Carers around the Alternative Certification Model with very exciting guests including;

Scottish Youth Parliament
Association of Directors of Education Scotland
School Leaders Scotland
Educational Institute of Scotland

Sign up below and secure your place ⬇️


We are looking forward to asking YOUR questions. Get in touch with me directly if required by emailing KHSParentCouncil@scotborders.gov.uk
Gemma Douglas
KHS Parent Council Chair
Scottish Borders Representative for the National Parent Forum Scotland

Canteen Menu w/c 3rd May

Main 1Steak Pie with Roast Potatoes VegetablesChicken Korma with Rice and Poppadoms Mixed SaladFish and Chips PeasBacon Roll
Main 2Chicken and Ham Pie  with Roast Potatoes VegetablesBeef Curry with Rice and Poppadoms Mixed SaladBreaded Chicken Goujons with Chips and Baked BeansSausage in a Roll Veggie or Vegan Sausage in a Roll Sausage Roll (pastry)
Main 3Vegan Sausages with Roast Potatoes VegetablesVegetable Curry with Rice and Poppadoms Mixed SaladGrilled Quorn Burger with Chips Mixed SaladBeef Burger Quorn Burger in a Roll
Soup & BreadLentil SoupSweet Potato and ChilliChicken NoodleN/A
Cold SandwichesCheese, Tuna, Chicken, Egg, Roast BeefCheese, Tuna, Chicken, Egg, Roast BeefCheese, Tuna, Chicken, EggCheese, Chicken, Tuna, Egg, Ham
Hot SandwichesBBQ Quorn or ChickenVegetable Fajita or ChickenSweet Chilli Quorn or ChickenCheese and Ham Panini Cheese Panini Cheese and Tomato Pizzini Spicy Chicken Pizzini
Baked PotatoBeans, Cheese, Salad BarBeans, Cheese, Salad BarBeans, Cheese, Salad BarN/A
Pasta KingCook’s ChoiceCook’s ChoiceCook’s ChoiceN/A
Additional VegVegetable SticksVegetable SticksVegetable SticksVegetable Sticks Pasta Salad

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