January 2011

Published: 31 January 2011

The Knox Academy Parent School Partnership will hold its February meeting on Wednesday 9 February 2011 starting at 6.15 pm. Immediately afterward, the Partnership will hold its AGM at 7.30 pm in the school library.

Please come along to both or either if you can. A report on the activities of the Partnership over the last year will be presented to the AGM and there will be an opportunity for parents to raise any matters.

We hope to see you there.

The PSP.

Published: 30 January 2011

As part of the Haddington Festival for 2011, Haddington Community Council are holding an East Lothian's Got Talent Contest during the Festival.

This is in aid of Leukaemia Research.

Further information can be found below (now updated with prizes) - the closing date for entries is 25 March 2011.

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Published: 24 January 2011

The photographs from the New Year Ball are now available to order from Mrs Ball.  Thumbnails of photographs are on display outside her office.

Photographs will be available as 7x5 prints for 50p each.

Mrs Ball will require payment at the time of ordering.

Published: 21 January 2011

The S4 Reports and the S1 and S2 Progress Reports will be issued to pupils next week (w/c 24 January 2011).

Published: 20 January 2011

This week, members of the school community have searched the school website for the dates of next Session 2011-2012. 

These have now been made available in the School Info section of the website, and for ease of access, they are also detailed below...

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Published: 19 January 2011

Parents and Carers are advised that parking is very limited for the Parents' Evening on Thursday 20 January.  Those that are parking in the school grounds, please use the marked parking bays.

Your assistance with this would be most appreciated.

Published: 19 January 2011

On Saturday the 15th of January the annual ‘Young Enterprise Trade Fayre’ was held. Postponed to January due the adverse weather prior to Christmas, it was a much anticipated event for ‘Pride of East Lothian.’

With a disturbingly early start to the day, three members of Knox Academy's Young Enterprise team travelled to the Apex International Hotel, Grassmarket, Edinburgh.

Competing against around 20 schools from the Lothian area, we set up a stall display stand showcasing ‘the best of East Lothian’. We were to sell our products to the general public, engaging customers with a sales patter that was friendly and welcoming. With the use of branded pop up banners and display boards, our stall stood out in an array of colour, clearly conveying our brand image.

Young Enterprise Lothian Board Members circled the large conference suite interviewing and judging teams on their product idea, sales and marketing and the quality of their display stands.

It was a great day for ‘Pride of East Lothian’ winning:

  • Best Display Stand
  • Best Sales and Marketing; and
  • Overall Trade Fayre Winners!

We were delighted to receive so many awards and thus, are now extremely excited for the competition finale on the 24th of March at a venue to be confirmed. We hope to add one more dimension to the company to target more potential markets expanding the business model that we already have.


We would like to thank Mr Dempster, Mrs Ferguson, Mr Flood, Mr McFarlane and Robert Duncan for all the help and support they have given us so far…

Company Directors:

  • Fiona Cleat
  • Andrew Gilmour
  • Campbell Hastings
  • Aileen McKnight
  • Mark McLoughlin
  • Gregor McMillan
  • Craig Rafferty

Campbell Hastings
Managing Director – Pride of East Lothian


Published: 15 January 2011

The Christmas Concert is now available to listen to online - click here.