A Word from Mrs Rodger, Interim Head Teacher

I’ve been doing assemblies this week to all the pupils, handing out their new “WE R Knox” badges for the session. We’ve talked at the assemblies about “ambition”, about how important it is for each, individual pupil to have an idea of what they want to achieve. I am hoping that this has made the pupils think about how they are going to approach this year – be it getting all their homework handed in on time; getting better at their sport; or being one the 150 pupils that we recognise at the Awards’ Ceremony. It would be great if parents could follow up that conversation at home, if you haven’t already.

The S1 photos on Monday went well and we are looking forward to seeing the results.

On Thursday the S6 were in the Hall for the majority of the day to get the UCAS process started, and heard from former pupils about how they have coped in terms of getting qualification after school. It was great to see Mitchel Simpson, Eilidh McClure and Shannon McLauchlan telling us of their successes and passing on their advice.

Speaking of former pupils: Jodie Lavin did us proud when she attended the Special Olympics Great Britain Games in Sheffield as part of the Lothian Special Olympics Team. These are the 10th Games to be held with a total of 2,600 athletes participating in 21 separate events. Jodie was competing in the Boccia where she won a Gold medal in the Singles and a fourth place ribbon with her friend Phillipa in the Doubles. This is the second Special Olympics that Jodie has taken part in, the first being four years ago in Bath where she won a Gold and Silver Medal. Jodie was cheered on in Sheffield by her Mum and Dad and brothers Paul and Grant who were all extremely proud of Jodie, her Lothian Special Olympics Team mates, and all the athletes participating in Sheffield.

Today we say farewell to Mr Crawford in Art and Design who is leaving us for pastures new. We wish him all the very best at his new school in Edinburgh.

Next week we have the following events on in the evening:

Tuesday: UCAS Evening in the Hall at 7pm

Wednesday: Parent Council in the library at 6.15pm (NOT 6.30pm)

Thursday: Senior Phase (S4-6) Information Evening – what to expect this session. 7pm in the Hall.

Have a great week.

S Ingham