You will be aware that child sexual exploitation (CSE) has been in the news recently due to a number of high profile cases in England. East Lothian and Midlothian Public Protection Committee would like to bring to your attention the following information which they hope that you will share with your friends, family and community to raise awareness of child sexual exploitation.
Families/carers of children and young people (up to 18 years old) with a diagnosis of ASD are invited to attend a number of Family Information Sessions.
Please note these sessions are for adults only. There will be no crèche facilities.
The next session takes place on Tuesday 7 November 2017 from 6pm - 8 pm in Musselburgh.
For more details and to book a place please refer to their information leaflet.
Team United are offering a fantastic opportunity for young people aged 10-16 years with ASD to join in a 20-week programme of supported and coached sports sessions. For more information please take a look at their promotional leaflet.
The Bridge Centre in Haddington are offering Dance and Movement sessions for boys and girls with autism who are aged between 8-16 years. For more information please take a look at their promotional leaflet.
Starting today the website email will be sent at a different time. Instead of the traditional 1 pm email, this will be changed to 5 pm (after the school day) which should enable more bulletin entries for the next day to be picked up. Hopefully this will prove to be more useful for parents/carers.
The school website calendar is now displaying as an Event Calendar with a responsive design. This should make events easier to read and has been designed particularly for those reading on mobile devices.
Remember that you can also subscribe to our calendar by following these instructions, allowing school events to be displayed alongside your personal events.
The SQA is proud to be at the heart of the education and skills system in Scotland and is committed to helping young people realise their potential and to achieve their ambitions.” - Dr Janet Brown, Chief Executive of SQA.
A document entitled "Guide to Scottish Qualifications" has been published and is available on the SQA website.
Knox Academy is pleased to invite applications for the following vacancies:
Closing Date: Sunday 29 October 2017
Knox Academy U15 took on Longridge Towers in a friendly rugby match on Wednesday afternoon. In dreich conditions the Knox lads started off well but ended up conceding the first try with some sloppy defence. the homeside rallied and ran in a well worked try, from the resulting kick off Duncan Riley caught the ball and sped up the wing unchallenged and scored again.
Knox made changes at half time and there was a debut for Findlay Wilson his first action was to tackle a lad twice as big as him which he did so with ease! The visitors started to pile the pressure on and scored a few tries to get up a lead, Knox shuffled the team about and Charlie Gates ran in 2 tries in quick succession.
The match was closing to an end and the hoe team were winning by 9 points then disaster struck Longridge manged to sneak over the try line and convert the try. It was all hands to the pump as Knox held on for the last 2 minutes winning by the slenderest of margins 2 points.
On the week beginning Monday 9th October 2017, there will be a collection for the East Lothian Foodbank hosted at Knox Academy. All donations will be gratefully receive and can be left with registration teachers up until Thursday (12th) or handed into Mr Dempster's room (M.12) on Friday.
For more information on what to donate please see the YPI Food Bank Letter that was delivered through pupil post.
On Tuesday our U16 Rugby team boarded a bus for a 3 hour journey heading for Montrose to take on Lathallan School in the National Bowl competition. The team boarded the bus in high spirits and a positive feeling about the match ahead. The coaches were subjected to some choice music certainly not of their genre!! After a few stop offs for refueling (that was the boys not the bus) we arrived at our destination, Lathallan School an old castle over looking the North Sea. The pitch was the narrowest we had ever seen but still we thought we can win this match. The warm up went well with the boys looking ready to go even after sitting for 3 hours on a bus.
The game started and didn't go as plan, the home side were more dominant and wanted the win more, Knox looked shell shocked and could not get a hold on the match. Within 25 minutes we were down 28-0! With 5 minutes left in the half the light switch went on and we started to play rugby! A pleasant half time talk by their coach seemed to work as the boys played some good rugby in the second half but a couple of costly mistakes let the home side cross the line again. The final whistle went and the score ended 38-28 a case of not showing up for the first half and a disappointed bunch of Knox lads.
The result was soon forgotten about as the bus journey began home,with the boys banter beginning and the awful music restarting! The usual food of bus trips called for we stopped at the Golden Arches like a plague of Locust we swarmed in and swarmed out slightly more full. We arrived back at Knox defeated but not down and also a bit more closer as a team.
The boys were a credit to themselves, the school and the game of rugby, it was a joy to be out with them and i look forward to future Road Trips with them.
- Andrew Syme 3 Tries
- Owen Doyle 1 Try
- Ross Campbell 4 Conversion