KHS visit Edinburgh Books Festival (@edbookfest)

Edinburgh Book Festival

On Wednesday last week a group of enthusiastic young folk and four teachers from Kingussie High School blazed a new trail by making a trip to the Edinburgh Festival for the day.  Organised by the library staff, the first stop was the Edinburgh International Book Festival, where pupils had the choice of talks by either acclaimed Young Adult author, Patrick Ness, or much-loved author/illustrator, Debi Gliori.  

While Ness entertained the packed main theatre with his irreverent wit, Gliori held her audience entranced as she told the story of her life through a series of sketches.  As well as the talks, pupils revelled in browsing and buying books from the wonderful Book Tent and having lunch in the sunshine in Charlotte Square Gardens.  

After that, the party trooped across town, enjoying the street art and performers, taking photos and collecting show leaflets!  Mid-afternoon they joined a full house at the Pleasance Theatre, to watch ‘Hotel Paradiso’, an award-winning comic mask show that told the tale of a crazy family feuding and fumbling their way through the running of their hotel.  

The busy day ended with a walk back to the station and just enough time to buy dinner before piling on the train home.  It was a jam-packed expedition with loads to see and do and a brilliant way to enjoy Scotland’s world-famous festival city.  

Pupils declared it a success and are keen to go ahead next year, with lots of ideas and plans for making it even better, so watch this space…

Front row seats for brilliant illustrated talk by Debi Gliori

Front row seats for brilliant illustrated talk by Debi Gliori

KHS Young Enterprise Company ‘Shining Enterprise’ a big hit in Inverness and Kingussie Christmas Markets

Lots of interest in the home made Christmas Decorations from Shining Enterprise (one of the KHS Young Enterprise Groups) at the KHS Parent Council Coffee Morning on Saturday in Talla Nan Ros, Kingussie and also in Inverness at the Christmas Market.

At Talla Nan Ross stock was completely sold out and the group even took a couple of back orders!

Shining Enterprises will also be selling their wears at the Kingussie High Schools Christmas Concert on Wednesday night.

Thank you to everyone who supported the Parent Council Coffee Morning – over £300 was raised for the Support Centre.

Check the schoolbag: S5/S6 Reports and Senior Course Choice Booklet

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A few things have gone home this week. First of all the S5 and S6 Reports – if you haven’t been given your copy by your child then please ask them. If they don’t have a copy check under their bed! and if you still can’t find them please contact the school for another copy.

Secondly, the Senior Course Choice Booklet has gone home with our current S3, S4 and S5 pupils. This is an important document that outlines the opportunities for learning in the Senior Phase of Kingussie High School.

You can read a digital copy of the Course Choice Booklet below and download a copy from The Digital School Bag in the ‘useful documents’ section.

The direct download link is here.

Check the School Bag: newsletter, dress code & after school transport

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Last Friday a letter went home from Mr Bray containing important information on how to access the digital copy of our latest newsletter. If you are a regular reader of this website or our Facebook page then you probably already know how to do that! But the letter also contained information about next years dress code (2014/2015) and also after school transport for extra-curricular clubs.

Digital School BagYou can download the letter from the Digital School Bag.

Direct link to the letter here.

You can also sign up to future issues of the newsletter at