Last week Tyne class enthralled us with knowledge and experience gained from studying The Picts and reminded us of the values of community and respect. This week Esk class have demonstrated their enthusiasm, knowledge and understanding of Viking life. Interestingly there are a large number of words created in the Viking tongue that we still use today – and the ones that caught my attention are Whirl, Glitter, Freckles and Beserk which is how I think the next two weeks will pass! Read more here ...Newsletter 10.12.18
Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancies:
Closing Date: Sunday 16 December 2018
Closing Date: Sunday 21 December 2018
Great to be able to share good news midweek for a wee change :) ... Meadowpark Midweek Update
Tickets go on advanced sale from the 5th of December 2018 and on general release from the 9th of December 2018.
Presentations prepared by our Senior Leadership Team for a special Study Skills Session after-school on Monday 26 November 2018 are now available on our website.
To celebrate St. Andrew’s Day today we all attended an assembly from Tyne class this morning who proudly talked us through their IDL project on Scotland and the Picts. Pupils have been fully immersed in this topic and have created a Pictish village; Pictish messages used Ogham script, and discovered where the army settlements could be located. All pupils were able to talk about their project and relate to the Knox Academy values of respect and community identifying that the Picts had a strong sense of community and showed respect to their environment and each other.
I discovered similar values when covering Esk class this week when we explored more about the lives of the Viking race, who contrary to popular myth did not wear horned helmets and wave axes around but were a peaceful, community focused people who loved exploring the ocean, working collaboratively together to develop tools for cooking, storing and preserving food and of course fishing. Read more here...Newsletter 30.11.18
The Autumn/Winter term is always packed with activities, which add something special to school life, and this session will be no different in terms of the number of events taking place during the month of December 2018.
Important dates for your diary can be found here.
Thursday 29th November, 5pm-7.30pm approximately. Performers have invited their audience for this presentation.
Update: The trip to the Lyceum theatre will return approximately 1.15pm-1.30pm, the Lyceum have confirmed the running time as 2 hours and 15 minutes, bus to leave theatre at approximately 12.30.