This week's assemblies focused on 'if you can choose to be anything in this world, be kind.' This links very closely with our revised school vision which asks us all to 'always choose kindness.' The assemblies looked at how we can work as a community to be kind towards one another and respect (one of our school values) each other and our facilities. It also covered the use of social media and how young people interact on this, and how unkind some people can be. We discussed the need to be better at using social media sites to communicate only in positive ways. We also spoke to our pupils about the outcome of our recent Education Scotland visit and thanked them for their part in ensuring a positive outcome.
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At the start of February Dylan Pearman competed in the Scottish Squash Junior National Championships in the under 15's age group. He came runner up in the finals and this great result confirms his position in Scotland as number 2 at U15. What a fantastic performance!
Swimming – East District Championships
After some of our Knox Academy pupils returned from a warm weather camp in Torremolinos, Spain, they were straight back to an intense weekend of racing at the Royal Commonwealth Pool, Edinburgh representing Haddington for the final round of East District's. This event saw pupils race over 100m distances, and a 200 IM. Lucia also had the joy of spending her birthday on poolside! For many of the swimmers, they are in their final weeks of preparation before Scottish National Age Groups, one of the pinnacle meets of the season! Some notable swims are listed below. Congratulations to you all, and enjoy the final few weeks of hard work before a reduced schedule before Scottish National Age Groups! Aidan Ballantyne: 4th 100 BREAST, 5th 100 FLY and 4th 100 FREE; Lucia Bivar Segurado: 5th 100 BREAST; Lauren Clark: 10th 100 FLY; Helen Stoddart: 2nd 100 FLY and 3rd 100 FREE; Louisa Stoddart: 1st 100 FLY, 1st 100 FREE and 4th 200 IM; Owen Williamson: 2nd 100 BACK and 5th 100 FREE (by Lana Borwick, PE)
Congratulations to Hugo Elder (S5) who represented East Lothian and Borders U17 in the Forsoc Super 4s last Sunday.
Education Scotland - Inspection
The letter and summary inspection findings are available on Education Scotland website now. Thank you to all parents/carers and pupils who completed questionnaires or were involved in speaking to the inspectors during their visit.
Resilience Group Friday 27 March (led by Parent Council)
As part of next year’s School Improvement Plan Knox Academy is looking to work with a group of parents/carers around the theme of resilience and how the school and parents can work together to develop our young people’s resilience. The first meeting will take place on Friday 27March from 9.30-10.30 at Knox Academy. If you would like to be part of this group please email Lesley Pirie, Parent Council, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dates for your diary (please also refer to the CALENDAR on the school website for all events across the year):
- Tuesday 24 March – Parent Council Meeting – 6.15-8pm in the Library
- Wednesday 25 March – Spring Concert – 7pm