Parents’ and Pupils’ Information
European Day of Languages
To celebrate the European Day of Languages, the Modern Languages Department organised an outside speaker to come present to the whole of S2 and S3. We welcomed a Language Project Coordinator from the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland (RZSS). This presentation linked language learning to RZSS conservation projects across the world or to the conservation breeding programmes within RZSS sites. Our guest speaker talked about her role, the role of languages within RZSS, and the importance of languages for wider employment in many different careers. It was certainly interesting and we are sure that Knox students got a lot out of this presentation! (By Ms Fletcher)
E-sgoil – Senior Study Support
Registration for e-Sgoil's Evening Webinar programme is now open. There are 50+ weekly webinars to choose from! Watch the video to see how they support you/your young person’s learning, check the timetable for subjects & fill in the form to register.
There is a brilliant video for both parents/carers and young people, by Kate Jones, on how to support your studying. Its is full of great hints and tips and worth employing some of these early on in the term as opposed to a last minute dash to revise. The video can be found via Effective Study Strategies: Webinar for parents and carers.
Romeo and Juliet – ballet
Mrs McSherry, Ms Borwick and Ms Donalsd kindly took 37 students to the ballet last Thursday evening. The ballet was a modern interpretation, which was set in a mental hospital in Verona. The staging was clever and enabled such fantastic choreography. The show was just brilliant and all the young people really enjoyed it and their conduct was a credit to their parents/carers and the school.
Parents/Carers should report pupil absences and appointments as early as possible on the morning of the absence. Please do this through the Parentsportal. In addition, absence notifications can be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, stating your young person’s details and reason for absence. The school office should only be called to report an absence if you do not have either of the previous options.
If you have not already signed up to the Parentsportal, please consider doing so as additional features will continue to be added. If you encounter any issues registering, please contact the Knox Academy’s School Office for assistance.
If you have a scheduled appointment at the school and you are unable to make it for any reason, please inform the school office ASAP or email the member of staff/House Team to let them know. You should then arrange another appointment with the member of staff you were meeting with. Thank you.
Please do not hesitate to contact our Pupil Support Team by emailing your young person’s House Team if you would like to discuss any support for your young person or to arrange an appointment to come in to speak to someone.
- Garleton - email@example.com
- Lammerlaw - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Traprain - email@example.com
Dates for your diary:
Monday 16 October – Monday 23 October (inclusive) – Pupils’ mid-term holiday
Monday 16 October – Friday 20 October – staff holiday (Monday 23 in-service)
Our school calendar is updated regularly and should be used to access all information throughout the year and allows you to plan ahead too.
The Parent Council has requested a footer on my HT’s update that remains there year round and which offers quick links to remote learning resources, course choices, supported study and careers news. Clicking on these headings takes you straight to these pages.
Please also look at our website for lots of other information. Please also follow us on Twitter for up-to-date news on a day to day basis.