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School Notices 29 October 2018

All the latest school notices and activities can be found on the school plasmas or click the link Plasma Notices 291018 – website

Living Golf Tournament

It’s the start of the school holidays and Living Golf are celebrating the Year of Young People 2018 – join them for a fun day and have a go at Living Golf! Bring friends and families.

The Living Golf Loving Life Tournament is at Covesea Golf Links on Saturday 6th October 2018. It takes the form of a Texas Scramble Tournament and starts at 10am.

We especially invite pupils and their families from Secondary Schools and Colleges in Moray, including ASN and Support for Learning Departments. Living Golf welcomes everyone – golfers and non-golfers of all ages – Living Golf is inclusive and accessible by everyone.

Please find attached our invitation giving you information. The cost is only £5.00 per player. Living Golf provides equipment and balls.

Looking forward to seeing you. Have a brilliant day – Let the Ball Fly !

Further details can be found on the attached flyer

Please like our Facebook page on www.facebook.com/livinggolf to receive future updates.

Travel Grants

Please follow the link for details on how to apply for a travel grant to support young people taking part in school trips and activities. Please note that the closing date for applications is 30 September each year.

Banffshire Educational Trust Application Form

Further details of the wider scheme can be found on the Moray Council website http://www.moray.gov.uk/moray_standard/page_43907.html

Speyfest Workshop Information

Details of workshops and activities for young people can be found here – 2018-06-18-Speyfest Workshops-All schools

Duke of Edinburgh Awards Sign Up

Sign up for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme now starts in June!!

So get in even earlier and add some pizzazz to your next school session and get your sections well under way in the summer holidays.

As well as being fun this also looks great on your C.V. and so many employers really value this as a qualification!

Bronze, Silver and Gold sign up available. See Ms Ritchie, Mr Tyldesley or Dr Gray for further details.

For more information see the DofE website https://www.dofe.org/



Outward Bound Course for new S3s

Reminder that expressions of interest in the January 2019 Outward Bound Trip should be returned by this Friday, 8 June. Although deposits have been requested, this is not essential at this stage.

This is a fantastic opportunity to experience a range of adventurous activities with all equipment supplied and costs subsidised by Chivas and Outward Bound Trust sponsorship.

Further details can be found in the Outward Bound 2018 letter issued previously to S2 students and in these OBT documents – Winter Kit Infographic, Sample Winter Programme, OBT for 2019

There is also a video showing the features and benefits of the trip Learning Away Winter Residentials campaign

We are keen that no student misses out on this opportunity so if you have any queries or concerns please do get in touch. Additional funding is available where this is a barrier to taking part or we can accept a different payment schedule if this would help. Please contact your child’s Guidance Teacher or the Rector if you want to discuss this.

If any local business would like to support this opportunity by either subsidising the trip further or sponsoring an individual please contact the School Office.

S3 Findhorn Residential

S3 Residential trip 2018

The S3 residential trip to Findhorn is all set to take place on Monday the 14th May until Wednesday 16th May.  Pupils attending this residential will be attending a meeting shortly and will be given a set of guidelines regarding behaviour and details of the activities.  We would ask you as parents/carers to read these guidelines also and impress upon the young people the importance of following these. The Guidelines can be found here.

We would also be grateful if any emergency contact details and/or health details have changed since completion of the parental consent forms.


S3 Outward Bound Trust 2019

Outward Bound Course 2019

Letters have been issued to S2 pupils offering them the opportunity to apply for a place on a 5 day course with the Outward Bound Trust in 2019. This is a fantastic opportunity to attend an adventurous and challenging learning programme that takes place in the outdoors and helps to equip young people with confidence, problem solving and teamwork skills that they can use in school, college and the workplace.

KGS pupils have attended these courses previously and the following are just some of their quotes after attending:

 ‘A skill that I improved on during this course was my confidence’

‘I thought Outward Bound was an amazing experience, I really learned what I can do if I push myself hard enough’

‘Outward Bound helped me to trust others and work efficiently as a team to achieve our goals’

 ‘Outward Bound is a great learning experience and I would recommend people to go’

‘I discovered that I’m stronger mentally and physically’

‘I learned that if you are finding something difficult and don’t give up, you will eventually be able to do it’

The course will take place at the Outward Bound Centre at Loch Eil, near Fort William in January 2019.

All outdoor clothing and equipment is supplied by the OBT. Sponsorship from KGS Parent Council, Chivas and OBT has reduced the cost to only £216 per head. Further support and sponsorship is available, please contact your child’s Guidance Teacher. A range of payment plans are available, the details of which are laid out in the letter.

For further information on the Outward Bound Trust, watch the video ‘This is Outward Bound’ or visit their website www.outwardbound.org.uk/centres/loch-eil/

Learn to Climb Opportunity

Extra Study Opportunities

Senior students have been issued with parental letters with information about Easter Study Clubs (click here for the letter) and the regular School Study Support opportunities (click here for the letter).

Country students are reminded to sign up for the free late buses which are available Monday – Thursday but only when there is sufficient demand. Don’t miss out on these opportunities to get exam ready!

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