May 2017

Published: 26 May 2017

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

Closing Date: Sunday 11 June 2017

Additional posts are currently being advertised with a closing date of Sunday 4 June 2017.

Published: 23 May 2017

The newest version of the Young Scot National Entitlement card has a pink strip under the date of birth on your card as shown in the image. If you don't have this on your card - even if you've used the travel discount up until now - you will require an update or you'll no longer be able to use your card for travel discounts. The easiest way to request a new card and update your photo if you are living in East Lothian is online.

Published: 18 May 2017

Seasons for Growth is an peer support educational programme which aims to promote the social and emotional wellbeing of children and young people coping with significant loss and change in their lives, usually as a result of death, separation or divorce.

Marie Prior, Enhanced Support Officer is a trained “Companions” and will be offering this programme to Knox Academy pupils. This school term priority will be given to the current S1/S2 but it will eventually be rolled out to all year groups. If you think that your young person could benefit from this programme please encourage them to speak to their guidance teacher or to Marie. Further information is available on their website. 

Published: 18 May 2017

Finlay Hay, who left Knox a couple of years ago, to attend the Yehudi Menuhin School, is home for half-term with six friends and they have agreed to play in a special pop-up concert in aid of Refugees.

Friday 2nd June, 6pm in Garvald Church.

Please go along to support this very worthwhile cause.

Published: 09 May 2017

All S1 pupils are reminded that next week w/c 15 May 2017 that they will be in Food & Health making their Soup, Sandwiches or Smoothies during their Business Education class (and one lesson before or after).  It is vital (as emphasised in class) that every group member knows what is expected of them in advance and on the day.

Groups should ensure that ingredients are brought in the day before (clearly labelled) and these will be stored in Food & Health.  Groups may wish to purchase items required individually, or make a small contribution to one group member who does all the purchasing.  Remember some items may already be available at home.  This is not designed as an 'expensive' exercise.

This week, Business Education rooms will be available to those who require facilities in school to practice or put finishing touches to presentations (details at the back of the workbook).

AN INVITATION:  If you didn't receive an invitation home (all pupils were given a letter), parents/carers are invited into Food & Health to sample products made and to listen to presentations in the second period of the class's time in Food & Health.  Check with your son/daughter: this will either be Period 2, Period 4 or Period 6.  Thank-you to all those who have already expressed interest in attending.


Published: 08 May 2017

We have received information from our colleagues within NHS Scotland concerning a social media ‘game’ called the Blue Whale Challenge. This activity encourages young people to self-harm followed by sending a picture as proof. There are no reported cases in Scotland however, we would like to make you aware of this and if you have any concerns your child may be at risk please get advice by contacting your child’s school and speak to their Guidance Teacher.

Our schools provide children and young people with information on keeping themselves safe within the Health & Wellbeing curriculum delivered within schools. East Lothian Council also promotes the safe use of the internet and if you wish to access further information on the safe use of technology online see

Published: 04 May 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen for S3 girls to attend a 'Girls Into STEM' event at Queen Margaret University on Friday 26 May 2017.

Please see Ms Campbell in Science/ Physics for more details.

Why should you attend?

  • Enjoy hands-on experiments.
  • Be inspired - find out about STEM Careers
  • Meet local STEM employers.
  • Meet other girls interested in STEM.

Click here for an information sheet.

Published: 03 May 2017

Please click on the relevant links below to find some information regarding the S1 and S2 Mathematics Assessments.

S1 Letter

S2 Letter

For any further information please don't hesitate to contact the School via the School Office.