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Yet another excellent result for the under 16 football team tonight with Kingussie beating Grantown 8-2. Kingussie showed their intentions right from the start putting a lot of pressure on the Grantown defense. After only a few minutes Stuart Mitchell scored is third goal in 3 games before Jake Reynold-Jones went on a mazy run from the half way line passing 4 or 5 defenders before slamming the ball into the top corner! A Ben Mitchell Penalty and a superb free kick from Sean Carson saw the boys go 4 up before Grantown pulled one back. The second half continued like the first with Kingussie on the attack and it didn’t take long to extend the lead with goals from Craig Johnstone, Iain Robinson and further 2 from Jake Reynold-Jones. Grantown pulled a late goal back but it was another great performance from the boys and man of the match Jake Reynold-Jones! Keep it up!

Kickboxing

Great to see two of our pupils doing so well in Kickboxing Competitions across Scotland. A couple of weekends ago Ethan Kerr (S5) and Kieran Christie (S1) traveled down to Arbroath to compete in a kickboxing competition. Kieran performed brilliantly well in his first ever non-club competition by achieving a third place. Ethan was also placed in his section and achieved a second. Then last weekend both boys traveled up to RAF Kinloss to compete in the charity open. Kieran fought really well again and this time he achieved a 2nd place. Ethan also had a good couple of fights and by the end of the day he also achieved a 3rd place and a 1st place. Well done guys!

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Kingussie High School Newsletters have gone digital.

There are a number of reasons for this.  One of the reasons is to cut down on expensive printing costs (we are quite sure that letters don’t always make it home!) and secondly we are trying to share our good news stories and information more regularly using our website (kingussiehigh.org.uk), our Facebook group (facebook.com/kingussiehigh) and our regular four weekly page in the Strathy newspaper (The Kingussie catch-up).

As and when a newsletter becomes available (we publish five times a year) we will let you know about it via our websiteFacebook groupStrathy page and Twitter stream.  We will also send you an email (as long as we have your email address).  If you want to add yourself to our email distribution list simply fill in the form at www.kingussiehigh.org.uk/newsletter.

You can view our April Digital Newsletter below – or you can download it from the digital schoolbag.

St. Andrews Presentation

We are working closely with St. Andrews University this year on a project that is designed to encourage more young people from rural areas to access higher education. Today in partnership with the university we ran workshops for S5 and S6. The presentations seemed to have gone down well. Later in the year we will be offering ‘shadow’ days where some of our pupils get to follow St. Andrews students around for the day and attend lectures. We have designed the programme to help KHS pupils understand what university life is like.

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Mr Bray is sending a letter home on Monday about safety in school after an incident in the school this week. It also notifies parents of a possible Police Scotland Scanning Operation in that is likely to take place in the school between now and the Christmas holidays.

You can access the letter directly here if you can’t wait until Monday to read it.

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You can read a digital copy of all of the important correspondence from the school in the Digital School Bag. 

 

 

 

 

 

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This year we are trying a new idea to help parents / carer’s understand what pupils in will be learning about at Kingussie High School between now and the October break. The Planned Learning in S1 Booklet that was sent home today (4th September) is the result. It contains some information for you on what your child is currently studying (between now and October), who their teachers are, what our expectations are from home learning and how you might be able to help your child develop their learning at home.

The booklet is personalised (up to a point) for each child and also reminds you who their guidance teacher is, who their registration teacher is and who their personal support tutor is. They see their personal support tutor on a Wednesday morning for about 25mins and they will sometimes use this time to have a learning conversation or to set targets. They will also see their guidance teacher at least once a week for social education. Over the next few weeks guidance staff will also be facilitating settling in interviews with everyone in S1.

If you like the idea of the planned learning booklet we will continue to produce it over the course of the year and look at the logistics are developing it for other year groups. For us to do this, we will require your feedback – if you get a chance perhaps you could leave some feedback at www.kingussiehigh.org.uk/feedback. If we do develop this idea further we will probably look at how we will deliver the same information electronically.Digital School Bag

You can download Mr Bray’s covering letter that accompanies the booklet directly from here.

If you didn’t get a booklet please get in touch with the school (after you have checked the schoolbag!).

Remember you can read a digital copy of all of the important correspondence from the school in the Digital School Bag. 

 

 

Our NC Course in Activity Tourism were making the most of the good weather last week and they were out and about exploring facilities at Laggan Wolftrax. As well as skills they were finding out  what Mountain Bike hubs are all about. 

The NC in Adventure Tourism is available to S6 Students and is being run in partnership with University of the Highlands and Islands (Inverness College) and KHS. The first practical unit is Mountain Biking and the Mountain Bike Industry. As part of the course the group are required to learn a variety of new skills including bike skills, bike maintenance and leadership skills.

Malawi 2014

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Samson Nursery

words by Rachel McGuigan (S5) and pictures by James Finlayson (S6)

On June 2014 18 pupils and 3 staff  journeyed from Kingussie High School to Malawi. During the trip we visited our partner school, Muloza Community Day School and experienced their school day. We spent a good amount of time joining in classes and helping them to expand their knowledge of English.   Part of our work while we were there was to help with a Sustainability project which both KHS and Muloza Community Day School  have been working on over the past year. Throughout the day we organised several sports games and different activities that the pupils could take part in, however most of the Kingussie pupils ended up joining in the fun!

Lianne Menzies and Rhona StewartOn the trip we also visited Samson Nursery which everyone thoroughly enjoyed as the children from Malawi greeted us with an amazing welcome song. Observing them as they recited the colours was a definite highlight of the trip. Again we organised some activities for the children at the nursery to participate in such as, wheel barrow races and team games.

During the second week we visited a primary school, the experience was both enjoyable and terrifying as the pupils chanted our arrival with loud voices. It was clear that they did not experience visitors that often as they insisted we take pictures with them and give multiple high-fives. That afternoon we attended a Malawian church which entailed traditional dancing, singing and the balancing of bowls on the African women’s heads.

In our second week in Malawi we ventured to a Safari Park where we stayed overnight and enjoyed a bush walk, boat safari and jeep safari in the very early hours of the morning! Another highlight of the trip for most pupils was seeing various wild animals such as hippo, elephants and zebra roaming freely around us. Some of the group were lucky enough to stay in the honeymoon suite.  They could see zebra at the waterhole whilst taking an open air shower, and even had a warthog in their bathroom!

Kara Mitchel and Caitlin

On the last night of the trip we were treated to an evening of live music from a traditional Malawian band during which we were all soon found dancing and laughing as they played several songs we recognised including some of Bob Marley’s most famous tracks.  Our accommodation that night was in traditional African huts, with NO electricity! We spent the evening reflecting on the trip and what an amazing experience it had been and although we were excited to return home, everyone wished that we could stay longer. The expedition was incredibly enlightening and all the pupils involved had a better view on how different life can be in other parts of the world.