General News

Published: 17 February 2020

This is to let you all know that there will be a Paris Trip meeting on Thursday 19 March in T1.1 (Miss McBride's Room) at 5.30pm. If a parent or carer is unable to attend please ensure that someone will collect all essential information for you.

Please also ensure that a photocopy of your child's passport & EHIC card (still valid until the end of December 2020) are brought to the meeting. If you have no access to a photocopier or scanner/printer these documents can be photocopied at the meeting therefore please ensure they are brought along so this can be done ( If you son/daughter does not have a passport please ensure that the process of applying one is started ASAP).

Lastly, please be aware that the two final payment installments are fast approaching : 28 Feb & 22 March. Please can you ensure that these payment deadlines are adhered to as we are now in the process of paying important invoices.

Any issues with any of the above please contact Miss McBride or Miss Laudi ASAP.

Published: 07 February 2020

Work continues apace on our garden project, and having diggers and workmen on site is providing interest and opportunities for communication between staff and pupils. I have to laugh when I think that originally I thought all we had to do was lift a few paving tiles!

We are investigating opportunities for further collaboration with Haddington Community Kitchen and Knox Academy to develop the area for growing fruit and vegetables throughout the year. Unfortunately many school gardens fail because maintenance is required over the holiday periods and this can be prohibitive. However if we are able to find ways of extending the garden to the wider community then I am hopeful that our endeavours will be sustainable. Read more here...07.02.2020

Published: 07 February 2020

The expansion of Early Learning and Childcare to 1140 hours in August 2020 requires a significant workforce increase for the sector.

More than a job... its a profession and a passion.

Queen Margaret University - Musselburgh - Saturday 7 March 2020 - 10am-2pm

 

Published: 06 February 2020

A Haddington based apprentice opportunity for 16+ pupils.

Modern Apprenticeship | 1 Position available

Agricultural Service Engineer

Scot JCB LTD

What qualification or qualities are required?

  • Minimum of
  • NAT4 English and Maths
  • Interest in machinery would be beneficial
  • Practical mechanical experience beneficial

Further details available online

If you need help applying, come and speak to the Teachers in the Tech Dept. we are here to help !

 

Published: 05 February 2020

We have had a lot of queries from schools about pupils from China.  Pupils (or staff) who have returned from China and who have no symptoms may attend school as usual. 

However, full details can be read in the letter from NHS Lothian

Government Information for the General Public
 

Published: 03 February 2020

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

Closing Date: Sunday 9 February 2020

Closing Date: Sunday 16 February 2020

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

Published: 02 February 2020

This week staff and pupils were able to put our vision into action that we will ‘Always choose kindness and create a respectful environment where staff and pupils can inspire each other to achieve their goals and become life-long learners."

It is transition time and we have been welcoming parents and pupils who have been given a placement in Meadowpark and for whom a soft, gentle, pupil led integration is key to ensuring continued success. Read more here...

Published: 31 January 2020

On Friday 7th February Higher Drama learners shall meet at the Traverse Theatre, Edinburgh at 7.10pm for a 7.30pm performance of  the play Mouthpiece. Pupils shall be dismissed from the theatre at the end of the performance, 9pm. 

Published: 30 January 2020

Mumps is currently circulating in the community at a higher than usual level in Lothian. Most cases are young adults, older than school age, but we are starting to see cases in school children. Mumps is a viral infection which is not usually a serious illness but it can take up to ten days or more to feel better. The infection can be easily spread from person to person by direct contact with saliva or droplets of saliva (e.g. via coughs and sneezes) from an infected individual.

Lothian NHS Board have issued a letter giving further information surrounding Mumps and the MMR vaccination.

Published: 30 January 2020

Food Standards Scotland are currently developing a partnership campaign on allergens in young people, and while they are adding the final touches to the campaign they are looking to find out more about what the young people of Scotland feel about food allergies.  Partnering up with Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship charity, they have launched an allergies survey to get young people’s thoughts, whether they have an allergy to something you can eat, or not.

They are specifically looking for 12 – 18 year olds, and those taking part will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers, and if they’re a Young Scot member they can also claim 150 Reward points.  

The survey closes on 9 February 2020

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