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Community’s hopes are high for a new Hawick school

Hawick must make its wishes known loud and clear if it is to be next in line for a new school.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Parents threatening to boycott Hawick High School

Some Hawick parents are threatening to send their children to school elsewhere rather than enrol them at Hawick High School this autumn.

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Provost Watson McAteer cuts the ribbon of the new Hawick cafe along with Donovan Parr and Louise Hodgson of Caterleisure.

It’s time for tea in Hawick as new cafe and bridge are opened

Continual setbacks meant its opening was almost 10 months late, but the new £300,000 cafe at Hawick’s Wilton Lodge Park finally opened its doors today.

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Lindsey McKinnon who works for Early Years Scotland.  (Photograph by Martin Shields)

Shape our children’s worlds with a career in early learning and childcare

There’s more to childcare than just building sandcastles, making dens, or doing some glitter painting…

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Hawick High School.

Unruly pupils sent back to primaries as punishment

Concerns have been raised over the decision to send the pupils responsible for recent unruly behaviour at Hawick High School to primary schools for work experience as punshiment.

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Hawick High School.

Trouble being tackled and only way is up for Hawick High School, meeting told

Hawick councillors say the only way is up at the town’s high school after police were drafted into restore order in classrooms there.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Police patrol Hawick High School to help tackle trouble

Police officers and extra support staff are patrolling the corridors and classrooms of Hawick High School in a bid to stem a recent rise in unruly behaviour.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School, Hawick.

Consultation under way on plans to shut Hawick primary school

Consultation is now under way over plans to close St Margaret’s RC Primary School in Hawick.

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What could your potential earnings be?

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

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Does your school have a budding Dickens who could write the next Christmas classic?

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

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Morag Grant shows her remembrance artwork to military students at Borders College.

Student creates poppy tribute to Borders’ war dead

An art and design student at Borders College in Galashiels has created a poppy tribute to the region’s war dead to mark this year’s Armistice Day.

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Hawick High School

Four towns in the running for school upgrades

Scottish Borders Council is working to decide which of the region’s high schools should be next in line for investment.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School, Hawick.

Talks start on plans to shut town school

Plans to close a Hawick primary school took a step forward this week after councillors agreed to start a formal consultation about shutting it.

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St Margaret's RC Primary School in Hawick.

Hawick primary school earmarked for closure after pupil roll falls to 14

A consultation is to be held over the planned closure of a Hawick school as part of a Borders-wide review by education chiefs.

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At Borders College are, from left, construction lecturer Colin Waddell; apprentice Ben Herdman, of Kelso; MSP Jamie Hepburn; Kieran Wilkinson, of Selkirk; and Jack Scott, of Hawick.

Minister visits Borders College to meet apprentices hoping to be hired

Scottish Government employability and training minister Jamie Hepburn paid a visit to Borders College in Galashiels last week to find out more about how its apprenticeship programmes are helping young people build up their career prospects.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Splash cash on high school, council urged

Children are being let down by a lack of investment in Hawick High School, according to a councillor for the town.

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Hawick councillor Clair Ramage outside Hawick High School.

Hawick High getting raw deal, council told

Children are being let down by a lack of investment in Hawick High School, according to a councillor for the town.

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Caitlin Cowan and Fergus Falconer with fellow Denholm Primary School pupils celebrating its sport award win.

Denholm school wins award for giving pupils a sporting chance

Staff and volunteers at a Borders school are celebrating after being recognised for their efforts to give youngsters a sporting chance.

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Pupils learn how the heart works as part of the initiative.

Schools workshop competition

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) is offering schools across the UK the chance to win a unique fun-filled workshop with a BHF-funded researcher to inspire pupils to learn about how their hearts work.

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