The KGS Footballers have entered a couple of national competitions this year. Providing results go our way this will mean travelling to mainland Scotland to compete against other schools. They recently organised a rubber duck race to raise funds.
CVQO YOUNG LEADERS
KGS pupils were involved in the CVQO Young Leaders Course held at Weyland Park at the end of last month. This was the first Cadet Tri Service event that has been run by the Scottish team and included 12 cadets from Orkney, the majority from KGS, and 3 from Shetland. The team were very impressed with the young people involved all of who gained a level 5 qualification from the weekend.
OIC WINTER NEWSLETTER
BGE TRACKING REPORTS
The first Tracking Reports of the year will be emailed to parents/carers of S1, S2 and S3 pupils this afternoon. These Tracking Reports give an indication of the attainment in each subject as well as an indication of a pupils progress. Class Teachers, Principal Teachers, Guidance Staff and Year Heads will be discussing the Tracking Reports with pupils over the next couple of weeks.
A big congratulations to all pupils and staff involved in last Friday's fundraising activities for Macmillan Cancer Support. In total £813 was raised in KGS.
The Guidance Department sent a letter home welcoming everyone back to school at the beginning of this term The letter also included important information about their work in supporting pupils at KGS. The letter can be downloaded below.
All schools in Scotland have been allocated 2 extra In Service Days this year by the Scottish Government. The additional days for KGS are February 12th 2020 and June 2nd 2020. KGS will therefore be closed to pupils for Staff In Service on the following dates for the rest of this academic year: October 28th and 29th 2019 February 12th and 13th 2020 June 1st and 2nd 2020
Since 2008 NHS Scotland have been running a successful HPV vaccination programme offering all S1 girls the vaccination. The success of this programme, and emerging new evidence, means that the programme will be extended to include S1 boys this year. Extending the routine vaccination programme to include boys has the potential to further reduce levels of cancer causing HPV and save lives in the future. Consent packs containing a letter, leaflet and consent forms will be sent home and NHS Scotland will be publishing an online information pack in early September. http://www.healthscotland.scot/