General News

Published: 08 November 2019

As I write this at my desk surrounded by boxes of tissues, the waft of camphor, eucalyptus and menthol drifting to my nostrils from the scarf on which I have impregnated vapour rub, and sooking on a cherry lozenge to ease my tickly throat I realise with a shock that Winter has arrived.

A number of staff and pupils have been afflicted by this Meadowpark Misery – some worse than others and they are in the correct place – at home. Others, like me, are sniffly and feeling a bit ‘meh’ but able to carry on keeping at a safe distance: sharing is definitely not caring. It comes with the territory I suppose working physically closely as we do to support our young people through their anxieties and a reminder that we need to anti-bac the work spaces at the first sign of a sneeze. Read more here...08.11.19

Published: 06 November 2019

The Prelim Timetable and accompanying instructions are now available.

If you have any queries regarding the information contained in the timetable or instructions please do not hesitate to get in touch Mr Luke (Business Manager).

Published: 06 November 2019

The S6 Leavers Dance 2020 will take place on Friday 19th June 2020.

The total cost per head for current S6 pupils is £65.00. The following payment schedule should be adhered to :

  • £20.00 by Friday 29th November
  • £20.00 by Friday 31st January
  • £25.00 by Friday 28th February

All payments should be made online using the Ipay system. Anyone who has not set up their account as of yet should contact the school office to speak to Emma Maguire. Anyone who has concerns regarding paying for the above should contact Miss McBride ASAP for support.

The total cost includes transport to the venue, however, there is no transport organised for pupils at the end of the event so please ensure this is organised ahead of time.

Anyone with a dietary requirement should let Miss McBride know ASAP so this can be passed on to the venue.

Please ensure that you are aware of the attached document in relation the school's alcohol policy for the event.

 

 

Published: 01 November 2019

I’m not sure that everyone fully benefitted from the extra hour last Sunday – from the feedback I had it was an ‘excuse to pack more things into the day’ and ‘unfortunately the kids woke up early anyway.’ I had to stop myself from doing too much and actually set a reminder to switch off all devices, ignoring text messages and Instagram updates, run a bath, light candles and listen to some favourite music. I felt fantastic afterwards and slept extremely well that night. Note to self: grab as many daylight hours as possible and chill and still regularly. Read more here...01.11.19

Published: 01 November 2019

With the Prelim Diet getting ever closer (timetable to be published soon), its worth reminding everyone that there are a range of Study Skills resources available within the Student Zone on our website.

  • How do I plan a revision timetable?
  • Whats the best way to study?
  • How do I get the balance right?
Published: 01 November 2019

Several documents have been added to the S1 Business & IT section of the school website to give parents/carers a greater idea of what is offered within the course.

Also available is the template for Business News Homework to support pupils as they structure their responses.  We welcome Business News homework presented in different formats, not necessarily using the template sheet provided. Each pupil should provide a level of detail which challenges themselves.

Published: 25 October 2019

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

Closing Date: Sunday 10 November 2019

All current and previous vacancies can be viewed within our Recruitment section of our website.

Published: 25 October 2019

As you may be aware, Knox Academy was awarded the Silver Rights Respecting School Award in 2016.  This year, we are going for Gold!

We would like to invite all parents and carers to an information evening on Wednesday 30 October 2019 from 7 - 8pm.

Further information about Rights Respecting Schools can be found on the their website.

 

Published: 25 October 2019

The soft start to the Meadowpark day has been significantly enhanced by the success of breakfast club.

Huge thanks to the tenacious Paula Lackie and Judie Hadden for making this a possibility and for having the determination to investigate all options for making this a reality. Furthermore they have managed to secure donations from the Co-Op on Hopetoun Dr in Haddington which has given us a broader range of produce to offer to pupils. It is heart-warming to notice that pupils sit in different seats from their lunchtime routines and are inclined to chatter with peers from other classes, as well as try a wider range of food. Read more here...Meadowpark Matters 25.10.19

Published: 23 October 2019

Can you knit or do you know someone who can?

We are S5 pupils and we would love it if you could help us out. As part of our YPI project, we have selected the charity ‘Bliss’. 

Bliss is a UK charity dedicated to supporting mothers with premature babies and ensure that every baby born premature or sick has the best chance of survival. To  support the charity we have started knitting clothing items, which we will donate to the Simpsons maternity unit, where Bliss is located.

We have set up a donation spot in Mr Redford's room, where you can drop off the knitted items. Many of the patterns are simple and easy to follow, and it would make a big difference to the lives of many babies and their family as there is currently a shortage of clothing items in the neonatal unit. For patterns either visit the Bliss website where they can be downloaded free or contact one of us.

Please do not hesitate to contact Julia, Hannah or Kate by email if you have any questions and if you would like to help support us. 

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