April 2018

Published: 27 April 2018

The following letter clarifies arrangements for S4 pupils who are not on study leave during the 2018 SQA exam period and who are sitting 2 or fewer National 5 examinations.

Published: 24 April 2018

Schools in East Lothian have been offered an amazing opportunity to create maths calculations that will feature on flags at the Scottish Open in Gullane and seen by viewers all over the world!

Click here for the competition outline and details for entering.

Background
Numeracy and mathematics are core to education and skills development across all aspects of learning and teaching.  The Making Maths Count report was published by the Scottish Government in September 2016 and sets out a range of recommendations that aim to raise awareness of, and confidence and attainment in, maths and promote its value and relevance to education, life and work.  One of its key recommendations was to create positive initiatives and partnerships that promote maths in real-life, fun and relevant ways.  You can access the report here.

Aberdeen Standard Investments, together with the Scottish Government, East Lothian Council, The European Tour and VisitScotland, have developed an initiative to help encourage greater enthusiasm for maths amongst the country’s children – by running a competition across East Lothian schools to print mathematical calculations that will feature on the 18 pin flags at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Men’s and Ladies Scottish Opens in July 2018.

Published: 23 April 2018

A reminder that a letter was issued to all S4-S6 pupils at the end of March detailing arrangements for study leave, SQA arrangements for examinations, and results following the examination diet in May 2018.  

Published: 23 April 2018

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

Closing Date: Sunday 6 May 2018

Published: 23 April 2018

The next Parent Council meeting is on Wednesday 25 April at 6.15 pm in the School Library. All parents and carers are very welcome to attend. 

Published: 23 April 2018

Please see the activities week information page on this website for more information.  This can be found in the School Info section.

Published: 17 April 2018

Tempest Photography will be coming into school on Thursday 26 April 2018 to take a whole school photograph. This photograph only takes place every 7 years to allow every year group to have the opportunity to be part of it.

These photographs are always a good keepsake, marking the years of secondary school. Information about how to purchase the photographs, if you should wish to do so, will be sent home in due course.

Pupils should be dressed smartly, in full school dress code for this event. Senior pupils should be in their blazers and ties. All pupils should be wearing a white shirt, tie and all black trousers or skirts and shoes.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any questions or concerns.

Many thanks for your support.

Published: 17 April 2018

In conjunction with respectme, Scotland’s anti-bullying service parents and carers are invited to attend two forthcoming workshops being held across regional venues. 

Online safety:  This interactive and hands on workshop lasting two hours will explore a range of important issues related to navigating the ever changing online world safely. The event will focus on:

  • How young people use technology- the risks/challenges
  • Popular social media apps- the pros and cons
  • Practical advice on parental controls,  privacy and safety settings with an opportunity to explore your own social media settings
  • Talking to your children about keeping safe online

Responding to Bullying: This 90 minute workshop is designed to:

  • Increase your awareness of bullying behaviour
  • The different ways you can respond if your child is being bullied, or is involved in the bullying of others. 
  • How you can work together with your school to provide effective support for children and young people.

 

These regional events will take place across the country with our local event being:

27 March 2018, Edinburgh City Centre:

  • Online Safety – 10.00am- 12.00pm
  • Responding to Bullying - 1.00pm – 2.30pm

Places are limited so places must be reserved by email.  

Details of other dates/times across the country can be provided on request.

Published: 17 April 2018

The consultation on the Draft Local Transport Strategy (LTS) and associated documents is now live on the Council's Consultation Hub covering the period from 2018 to 2024. The LTS outlines a range of problems and issues affecting Transport in East Lothian and what actions and measures it proposes to deal with these issues. The draft Strategy reflects the key role of transport and outlines plans for ongoing development taking into account the wider changes in East Lothian as detailed in the Local Development Plan. 

As well as the main draft LTS, there are a number of associated Plans which will deliver specific aspects of the overall Strategy - these are: 

  • The Road Asset Management Plan 
  • The Road Safety Plan 
  • The Active Travel Improvement Plan 
  • The Parking Management Strategy

We want to gather views on the draft Local Transport Strategy (and associated Plans). You can share your views on the East Lothian Consultations website. The draft LTS, associated Plans and SEA Environmental Report are available for inspection from Tuesday 3 April to Friday 11 May 2018. They can be viewed at all libraries and principal offices in East Lothian at John Muir House, Haddington and Brunton Hall, Musselburgh as well as the online consultation.

Published: 13 April 2018

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

Closing Date: Sunday 29 April 2018

 

Knox Academy - Our School

    Published: 06 April 2018

    Listen again to the Spring Concert which was held on Tuesday 27 March 2018 on the concerts section of our website.  Previous concerts are also accessible on their individual pages.

    Thanks to Laura Harrison, Abby Hickman and Rebecca MacKenzie and for filming the concert.