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A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

14 December 2018

It was great to see such a high turnout for our S1 Parents’ Evening on Tuesday night and so many S1 pupils attending with their parents, which allowed them to hear feedback too.  Parents/carers working together with the school is such an important part of raising attainment and achievement so if you were unable to attend for any reason, please contact your child’s guidance teacher to get an update from teachers.

Staffing

We have made an appointment in PE and await a start date being agreed with the candidate’s Head Teacher.

We are interviewing for a Biology teacher on Monday (1FTE) but unfortunately did not get any applications for our part-time temporary post and I am liaising with the authority to seek advice and support with this.

Mrs Caroline Falconer (DHT) is also going to be taking up a 23 month secondment as a Quality Improvement Officer with the South East Improvement Collaborative and a start date has still to be agreed for this.  This will create an acting DHT position at the school which will be advertised in the New Year.

We are also still actively recruiting for Home Economics and English (Ms Machen will be sending out a letter to S1 and S2 Parents/carers about arrangements in the interim until we appoint).

Best wishes to Steven Wands, our Active Schools Coordinator, who goes on secondment w.e.f 18th December. 

Knox Academy’s Choir

Twelve members of Knox Academy’s choir visited Haddington Care Home yesterday and performed Christmas carols for the residents. A good time was had by all.

Samye Ling

The Higher RMPS pupils have just returned from a great trip to the beautiful Buddhist temple, Samye Ling in Dumfries and Galloway.  Ani Sanchub, a nun, gave us a tour of the temple and an introduction to Tibetan Buddhism.  Pupils then had an opportunity to try some meditation and ask questions.  We also had time to have a tour of the grounds and peace garden followed by a trip to the shop and Tibetan tearooms for a chat and a hot chocolate.  Pupils behaved very well despite a breakdown with the bus on the way home but thankfully everyone arrived home safe and sound and enjoyed their experience.  (by Liane Montgomery)

Aubigny Trip

The pupils and staff headed off to Aubigny yesterday.  I am sure they will benefit a lot from this trip in terms of immersing themselves in both the culture and language.  ...

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