Uniform Policy – Thank You

Mr McClory, Headteacher at Hawick High School would like to thank all parents and pupils for their cooperation during the recent school uniform changes. Here is his message: More »

A new era for the Hawick High News team

Hawick High Schools news team, Hawick High News, have just launched a brand new look with a new set of graphics, music and an updated presenter lineup. The team produce regular updates More »

Letter to Parents June 2014

Dear Parent, The School, in consultation with Staff, Pupil and Parent Council’s, has agreed the following changes for session 2014-15:  The Asymmetric Week – the new school day, School Uniform, and the More »

HHS School Information 2014/2015

For the latest up-to-date information on Hawick High School. Please see our Information sheet below. Includes new house structure and uniform information. Click here for download More »

Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership

The Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership are running a Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week beginning May 19th 2014 . The Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership would like to raise awareness of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities within More »

 

Hawick High Herald – October 2014

The October edition of Hawick High Herald is now online. You can view the newsletter by downloading the following file: HHSHeraldOct2014

  

NON UNIFORM DAY

Friday 10th October is a Non-Uniform Day. This year the S6 Charity Committee are fundraising for two local charities, Hawick Food Bank and Borders Children’s Charity. Please bring £1 to school on Friday which will be collected period 1 by S6 pupils.

There will also be a bake sale on Friday at interval in the Link, so please come along and help with our fundraising.

  

Uniform Policy – Thank You

Mr McClory, Headteacher at Hawick High School would like to thank all parents and pupils for their cooperation during the recent school uniform changes. Here is his message:

  

A new era for the Hawick High News team

Hawick High News logo

Hawick High Schools news team, Hawick High News, have just launched a brand new look with a new set of graphics, music and an updated presenter lineup. The team produce regular updates about the latest news and achievements which happen within H.H.S. They upload a roundup of all the months news to their Youtube channel which has a total number of views over 25,000. You can watch the latest episode of Hawick High News below:

  

Archaelogy Scotland

Last week all of S1 went to Stobs Camp to learn about the site, and the work of an archaeologist. They followed up this week with a group of reps from each class going up to the Museum to look at artefacts recovered from the site.

Click here for blog.

  

New highers in a nutshell

The National Parent Forum of Scotland (NPFS) has been developing resources to help parents understand what Curriculum for Excellence means for their child. We have been working with Scottish Government, SQA and Education Scotland to ensure that parents get the information they need and want, at the right time. We have created additional resources for the new Higher qualifications as part of our popular Nutshell series. The resources provide a summary of the qualifications, with the aim of helping parents and pupils understand more about what is involved. Highers in a Nutshell are clear, concise guides which summarise each subject, outlining the key skills learners can expect to gain and providing links to further information. To access the Highers in a Nutshell resources, please visit our website: here

  

Parent Forum of Scotland

This year’s Scottish Learning Festival will feature Parents Connect – its first ever stand dedicated to parents and parental involvement.

Organised by SPTC and the National Parent Forum of Scotland, Parents Connect has a programme of informal Speakeasy sessions, displays and lots more to interest parents and teachers.

  • NPFS Qualifications in a Nutshell
  • Supporting Literacy & Numeracy
  • Getting Parents Involved in Schools
  • What is a Parent Council?

Click here for news letter.

  

Hawick High School Prizegiving 2014

  

Hawick High News | June 2014

Hawick High News’s end of term episode.

HEADLINES:

Cornets Visit 2014
Scottish Independence Debate
House Changes explained
End of term message from Mr McClory

  

Hawick High Herald June

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Letter to Parents June 2014

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Dear Parent,

The School, in consultation with Staff, Pupil and Parent Council’s, has agreed the following changes for session 2014-15:  The Asymmetric Week – the new school day, School Uniform, and the new Pupil Support Structure

Attached is further information on each of these topics.

If you have any questions regarding any of the changes, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me.

Yours faithfully,

KEVIN McCLORY

Headteacher

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HHS School Information 2014/2015

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For the latest up-to-date information on Hawick High School. Please see our Information sheet below.

Includes new house structure and uniform information.

Click here for download

  

Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership

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The Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership are running a Scottish Modern Apprenticeship Week beginning May 19th 2014 .

The Scottish Textiles Skills Partnership would like to raise awareness of Modern Apprenticeship opportunities within HawickHigh school. Four textile companies in the Borders area have agreed to offer a factory tour to a group of up to 10 pupils who will be transported to the factory and back to school again via private bus. Ideally these pupils will be entering 3rd or 4th year and considering leaving school within the next couple of years.

The factory tour will be followed by an open evening on Wednesday 21st May involving a Q&A session with industry leaders and Modern Apprentices. Students, careers or guidance teachers and parents will be invited to attend alongside supporting government bodies such as Skills Development Scotland and local government officials. The event will be held in the Textile Towerhouse where there is currently an exhibition from 5th and 6th years at SelkirkHigh School.

  

John Edward Dodd (J.E.D) Murray

alumni

John Edward Dodd (J.E.D) Murray was born in the year 1858 at 57 Hawick High Street.

Background information

John Edward Dodd Murray had a wife called Margaret €œDaisy€ Young, who had been his Cornet’s Lass. They had one child called Melgund.

His photographic business

He left Hawick to pursue work at the chemists, grocery and insurance trades before returning to Hawick in 1886 to set up a photographic business. Jed’s first studios was where the Post Office was later built. He then moved to 43 Bridge Street in 1902 and his business became one of Hawick’s foremost photography businesses.

A MAN WITH MANY TALENTS

John Edward Dodd Murray was a writer with many talents. He wrote many Hawick songs  including: “The Wail of Flodden”, “The Mosstroopers Song” and “Clinty’s Song”.  As young as 14, J.E.D had written and published a poem called “Hornshole” which led on to more famous Hawick poems including “The Reeky Howe”. As a keen writer of songs and poems J.E.D published some comedic and musical plays with the help of Adam Grant. Only scripts for “The Gutterbludes” (1905) and “Kirsty o’ Cocklaw Castle” (1904) survive. “The Gutterbludes” was revived and performed twice by the Two Rivers Theatre Company in 2000 and 2005.  J.E.D was also a painter and a portrait of his favourite horse “Oakwood Daisy” is mounted up in the museum.

His Common-Riding spirit

J.E.D was Cornet in 1890 and Acting Father not once but four times in 1901, 1905, 1912 and 1925. During the First World War he personally rode the marches each Common Riding Day. He acted as a marshal at the Common-Riding for many years and ordered the curds and cream for almost half a century. He was a founder member of the Callants Club in 1904 and in 1920 he suggested the founding of the Mosstroopers’ Club, where his horse was the model for the badge.

Other interests

John Edward Dodd Murray was a keen walker and a lover of the outdoors. He published a book entitled “Over the Rolling Stones by One of Them.” He was involved with the local Amateur Operatic SocietY and he also became an honorary life member of the Golf Club after the success of “The Caddie’s Ghost” an 1894 fund-raiser.

His Death

J.E.D sadly passed away in 1936. He is buried in the Wellogate Cemetery. A trophy called the “J.E.D Murray Trophy” was first presented at the 1938 Common Riding race meeting in his honour. A plaque was unveiled at his home where he grew up at 57 High Streetin 2006 and the Mosstroopers’ Club held a celebration to mark the 150th anniversary of his birth.

J E D Murray was truly a man of many talents.

By Rachel Goldie

Jim Renwick

alumni

Jim Renwick is recognised as having been one of Scotland’s best ever rugby players.

Born in Hawick on 12th February 1952, he became a pupil of HawickHigh School after spending his primary years at Drumlanrig Primary School.

Jim was a successful junior swimmer, winning the Scottish under 14’s 100yards freestyle title in 1966.

He decided to focus on rugby and trained hard. His PE teacher was the late Bill McLaren who Jim feels had the greatest impact on him at school as a teacher.

“He was a great PE teacher I always enjoyed his lessons.” Jim Renwick 2012

Jim played stand-off for Hawick High, PSA and Hawick Harlequins gaining his first cap for Hawick age 17. He says his best achievement was playing for Hawick for 17 years.

Jim gained 52 caps for Scotlandas centre and became a British Lion.

His advice to young players is to work hard, maybe need some luck, but if you think you’re good, stick in.

by Ewan Chelley