May 2015

Published: 25 May 2015

Knox Academy is pleased to announce the following vacancy:

Applicants interested, in the following position are invited to apply through myjobscotland, where further details can also be accessed. The closing date for applications is indicated below:

Closing Date: Sunday 31 May 2015

Current vacant posts can be viewed on this website under News > Recruitment

Published: 20 May 2015

A message from East Lothian Social Enterprise...

Fiona Ogg has developed an amazing idea for a website for young people and is hoping to pitch her idea to Richard Branson soon. Fiona is beginning to work with Knox youngsters quite soon too. The idea is all about transformation for young people and will change the lives of young people in Scotland and the rest of the UK. Please view the film here.

Fiona needs around 265 votes to be in with the chance of pitching her idea and voting reopens once more today (Monday 18th) and closes on Wednesday at 5.00 pm.  I am wondering if you could pop on view the film pitch and vote for her but also I am wondering if you could possibly send the link around the teachers and ask them to vote too.  Also I am wondering if you know of any people who would vote for this idea and if so would you please send the link to them? Any help would be great and I know Fiona would be thrilled as it could be a game changer given the investment from Branson and his team and the feeling is that Richard Branson loves ideas around entrepreneurship and young people.

Fiona has set up a Facebook (Hangout HQ) and Twitter profile and was features in Edinburgh Evening News last week and the Courier this week. East Lothian Council are on board and will be passing round an e-bulletin to staff asking them to vote and they are allowing Fiona into John Muir House to speak with staff on Monday and Tuesday. This story will generate more media interest so she would like to mention Knox Academy as being a supporter.  

The voting link is here and closes at 5 pm today.

We really appreciate your help with this and really hoping that as many people as get behind her.


Published: 15 May 2015

After the huge success of the School of Rugby for pupils in S1 and S2 over the past three years, Knox Academy has secured extra funding from the SRU to expand this initiative through every year in the school. Even better news is that this is being replicated in every school across East Lothian and many in Edinburgh in a real push to grow the game and get Scottish Rugby back to where we all want it to be.

Haddington Rugby Club and Knox Academy have worked in partnership on this initiative and formed Haddington Rugby to give the school teams a stronger identity with the community they represent.

In order for this exciting initiative to be successful and really help strengthen rugby in our community and across Scotland, we are looking for new or returning players to come and try rugby and remind themselves what fun it is.

The Rugby World Cup is coming to East Lothian – and your child is invited.

Read more in this letter issued to pupils at registration today.


Note: The letter states that there is a tear off slip to complete and bring along on the night, however the plan now is to hand these slips out on the actual night itself so there is no tear off slip attached.

Published: 15 May 2015

Summer is almost upon us and that means time to enjoy the East Lothian Summer Activities programme.

We have loads of outdoor activities for you to choose from plus a huge range of activities in our Libraries and Museums. Whatever your age or interests we are sure you will find something you will enjoy in our 2015 Summer Programme. 

For further information visit the Active East Lothian website.  The booking form is available here.


Published: 15 May 2015

Knox Academy and East Lothian Council are delighted to announce that The ‘Jam Packed’ Computing Project is coming to deliver it’s first event in Scotland.

On Friday 29th and Saturday 30th of May we will be hosting what's known as a Raspberry Jam event here in the school and there are 3 main parts:

The first is in school on the morning of the 29th and we're going to have Primary pupils taking part.

The second part is open to all and is our Friday night Family Hack Jam between 6-9pm. Parents are encouraged to come in with the children and take part in various workshops.

Or if you want to discover more about the potential of the Raspberry Pi computer, why not spend some time at our Raspberry Jam event on Saturday 30th May? The third is a full day of workshops in school on the Saurday for anyone who'd like to attend.

More information and links to sign up are here.


Published: 11 May 2015

Tomorrow evening the Junior Drama Club are presenting A Fairy-tangled Tale at 6 pm in the Drama Studio.


An excerpt from the programme:

"A piece devised by the cast with S6 pupils.

This evening you shall meet many well-known fairytale characters who find themselves entangled in each other’s stories.

The running time is approximately 45 minutes.

Devised with S6 pupils: Rowan Bland, Katie Green, Maren Kelly, Rhona Taylor and Kalya Wells."

This is for an invited audience only.