General News

Published: 12 October 2018

Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancy:

Closing Date: Sunday 28 October 2018

Published: 12 October 2018

‘The best laid schemes o’ mice an’ men gang aft a-gley’ – Robert Burns from To a Mouse (The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry) …  this was certainly the case for me this week, when suddenly faced with an absent staff member through sickness. Knowing that there is a minimum 48 hour recovery period at least allowed me to plan for two days, and the fact that this ended up being three gave me an opportunity to get to know Forth class a little better. Read more here...Meadowpark newsletter

Published: 11 October 2018

East Lothian Council have released a video entitled SchoolPay Q&A which is available on our Online Payments section of the school website.

Published: 08 October 2018

The Rights Respecting Schools are collecting money for Unicef which will help us on our journey to the Gold award.

We are having a dress down day this FRIDAY (12th October 2018) to raise money for this excellent cause.

Please bring in a pound to dress down to the your regi teachers.

Members of RRSA, Amnesty and the charities committee will come around classes to collect the money.

Thanks so much

L Montgomery

Published: 05 October 2018

We have had a few visitors to Meadowpark in the last two weeks which is always a good opportunity not only to increase my daily steps which are often well above the recommended 10,000 steps, but to walk round the school and see it through the eyes of our visitors. Of course I spot the hole in the wall, the scuffed paintwork, the general wear and tear that comes from having 18 young people passing through the building daily, and of course I don’t draw attention to this but focus on the positives: the space we have, the flexibility of using that space, the light that pours in from the high windows and the ample outdoor space. Read more here... Newsletter 05.10.18

Published: 02 October 2018

On Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 7 pm, Knox Academy will be holding an Open Evening for the parents and P7 pupils due to attend Knox Academy.  Full details can be found in the invitation letter.

Published: 01 October 2018

The Mathematics Department is offering supported study for National 5 and Higher, starting this week and running until the Final Exams. We will focus on revision for the October Assessments (which start next week) and will concentrate on particular topics thereafter, based on results and feedback from the October Assessments.

Anyone is welcome to attend but if you have been asked to 'sign up' please check the posters on classroom doors in the Department to find out which day you have been assigned.

 

Supported study is as follows:

 

NATIONAL 5

Monday - 1.07 - 1.45pm with Mr Wren 

Tuesday - 1.07 - 1.45pm with Mr Wren 

Wednesday - 1.07 - 1.45pm with Mr Tait

 

HIGHER

Monday - 3.50-4.50pm with Mrs Gourley

Tuesday - 3.50-4.50pm with Mrs Gourley

Wednesday - 1.07 - 1.45pm with Mr Wren 

Published: 28 September 2018

Mail for Meadowpark often goes AWOL, sometimes it arrives at Knox Academy, sometimes John Muir House, often at Haddington Infants or King’s Meadow and on occasion it actually makes its way to us. The addressee can be anything from Mr. Charli Prime, The Manager or even Head Teacher (I like that one) but not often is it addressed to a member of the Knox Academy administration team. However, such was the case on Monday when the letter intended for Meadowpark eventually made its way to me. I was amazed and delighted to open the letter and inside spied a cheque. I am so glad that we still use cheques – there is something special about seeing the pale blue background. I read the accompanying letter and looked again at the cheque which was for £198.47. Read more here... Newsletter 28.09.18

Published: 26 September 2018

Details of the next Escape Programme starting in November 2018 can be found here.

Finding out more about adolescence can help parents better understand and cope with the changes that their young person undergoes.

Our 6 week Course offers an opportunity for you to explore new methods and strategies for dealing with teenage behaviour, helping you maintain control and influence in your young person’s life.

Published: 26 September 2018

As you will be aware Show My Homework has been introduced at Knox Academy to all pupils.  You should have received a letter from the school with a reference code which allows you to track your young learners' home learning.  If this is not the case, please get in touch with us,

A video and parent pack is now available to guide parents/carers through the online system.

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