A Word from Miss Cook, Head Teacher

Recruitment

Temporary teacher of Music – a candidate was appointed subject to pre-employment checks

Parent/Carers News

ECO-COMMITTEE CLOTHING COLLECTION FOR ROCK TRUST

For the 3rd year in a row, the Eco-Committee is running a clothing collection for Rock Trust, a charitable organisation that works with young people aged 16 to 25 who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. To help young people, Rock Trust also provides supplies like clothing. We're collecting donations of clean clothes in good condition (ages 16-25) from March 9 to 20! And this comes at a great time because you might be doing some spring cleaning at home and realize that in the depths of your closet, you have a lot of clothes you rarely wear! Rather than send those clothes to landfill, let's put them toward a good cause! Clothing donations can be brought to Miss Laudi's room. We look forward to seeing the Knox community come together for another good cause!

End of Term Arrangements/Events

A letter about our end of term arrangements can also be found within the Parent Zone. Please note tickets sales for our Spring Concert have been delayed but should be on sale at the beginning of next week.  Thank you for your patience.

S6 Leavers’ Ceremony

We would be delighted to invite you to attend our S6 Leavers' Ceremony full details of which can be found in a letter from Mr Tait, S6 Year Head. This will take place at 11am on Friday 24 April.

Achievement Ties – Nominations

Nomination forms are now available online/from the school office and register teachers and must be submitted by Monday 23 March, at latest, to Mr Moncrieff.  Staff, pupils/carers and coaches/leaders/community partners can nominate pupils. Please use this document for more details about the categories and criteria to apply for one.  If you require any further details please email jmoncrieff@knox.elcschool.org.uk . The Achievement Committee will meet after the Easter holidays to review all applications and pupils will be informed of the decision via a letter shortly after this.

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 27 March 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 lesley_pirie@hotmail.com

Pupil News

East Lothian Rugby

Congratulations to Craig Sked, Ollie Craig, Joss Arnold and Avidija Husic, who were selected to play for East Lothian Falcons (Greens) against Eastern Stormers at Meadowmill on Wednesday. A great performance winning both matches.

Squash

Dylan Pearman recently competed in the last of the season's Scottish Squash Junior Gold Competitions at Bridge of Allan, convincingly winning his 3 matches 3-0 to win the boys under 15 title. In winning this competition, and previous results at the Scottish Nationals and the other two Gold events, Dylan has now been selected to play again for Scotland at the Five Nations in April. This is the third time Dylan has been selected to play for Scotland.

Football

Yesterday afternoon saw our talented S1 Football Team compete in an East-Mid Lothian cup match against Newbattle High School on home turf. Knox Academy is a newcomer to this tournament and faced a team who has a rich footballing history and significant experience in competitive matches. The final score was 3-2 to Newbattle. A huge well done to all players! (Adam Miller, Social Subjects and Coach)

This afternoon Knox Academy's will hold its first ever Six-A-Side Football Tournament at the Aubigny Centre. Hopefully this will become an annual tournament. This will be a fantastic, fun afternoon, aimed at raising awareness and funds for Knox's newly formed football teams. It will also provide a great opportunity for staff and pupils alike to blow off steam ahead of the busy exam season. (Adam Miller)

Dates for your diary (please also refer to the CALENDAR on the school website for all events across the year):

  • 24 March – Parent Council Meeting – 6.15-8pm in the Library  
  • 25 March – Spring Concert – 7pm
  • 27 March – Resilience Group Meeting – 9.30-10.30am
  • 3 April – School closes at 12.15 for Easter break

Sue Cook

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