General News

Published: 28 January 2019

The Course Choice Booklet for S4 pupils moving into S5 and S5 pupils moving into S6 is now available.

Published: 25 January 2019

Newsletter 25.01.19Gustav Holst’s The Planets Suite was utterly delightful last Sunday at Dynamic Earth  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Isic2Z2e2xs and being able to switch off from the outside world in warmth and comfort was just what was needed to conclude the end of a weekend and mental preparation for the week ahead. Sometimes we need to re-configure our routines and approach new experiences with an open mind and an open heart.

I have aimed to provide learning opportunities for staff over the last few months by inviting speakers, trainers and members of the extended school staff to our monthly meeting and on Tuesday Gordon Craig and Jennifer Jones were in to teach us a little bit about the My World of Work website, and we all participated in the Animal Me quiz http://animalme.myworldofwork.co.uk/ . Read more here ...Newsletter 25.01.19

Published: 25 January 2019

Following our values of Ambition, Respect and Community as a school we have decided to set up an Inclusion (Equity) Fund. We are all too aware there are so many amazing opportunities offered to pupils throughout their school career that can be difficult to access because of financial constraints and this should not be a barrier to participation. We want to encourage our pupils to be ambitious, support our school community and respect the individual circumstances of every family and therefore hope you will agree that an Equity Fund would go a long way to improving the educational experience of a number of our pupils.

A letter with full details was issued at registration to pupils this morning.

Published: 22 January 2019

What will cities look like in 2050? How will they be powered to be vibrant, healthy and clean places to live? That’s the question put to students aged 11-14 by The Bright Ideas Challenge.  Watch the first video on this page and if you are interested in forming a team to enter the challenge then come to Mr Taylor's room (T1.10) on Thursday lunchtime at 13:30 for more information.  There are individual and school prizes for the winning entries as well as trip to London.

Published: 18 January 2019

The Musselburgh Area Partnership recently launched their second Participatory Budgeting initiative. This initiative provides the communities of Musselburgh,Old Craighall, Wallyford and Whitecraig the opportunity to put forward projects for funding which they feel would have an impact on POVERTY and REDUCING INEQUALITIES in the community. The Musselburgh Area Partnership committed £20,000 to this project along with a further £45,000 which was successfully bid for from the Scottish Governments Community Choices fund. In total £65,000 is available to fund projects.

This initiative was launched on 3 December 2018 and the final date for application is Thursday 31 January 2019. All projects which meet the guidance criteria will go forward to a public vote in March and those projects which acquire the most votes up to the maximum of total £65,000 will be funded.

To help the community understand exactly what Participatory Budgeting (PB) is, a short film to explain what PB is and how it works has been commissioned

if anyone has a query or would like to meet to discuss ideas to contact Caroline Davies, Community Learning and Development on 0131 653 4071 or by email.

The film, application process and guidance can be found on the Musselburgh Area Partnership website.

 

 

 

Published: 18 January 2019

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

Closing Date: Sunday 3 February 2019

All current and previous vacancies can be viewed within our Recruitment section of our website.

Published: 18 January 2019

Some additional information regarding timings of the School Day starting in June 2019 is now available.

This is in addition to the information issued via letter to pupils in registration earlier this week.

Published: 18 January 2019

Threats of a return from The Beast From the East have been swirling around this week, but fortunately no sign of extreme weather conditions as yet, although within the space of 18 hours the temperature changed from 11’ to -2’. No wonder we’ve been feeling hot, cold, somewhere in between and perhaps a bit unsettled as a result.

We are delighted to welcome a new learning assistant to the fold and observing from afar as I have done since Wednesday it would be impossible to tell that she has only been with us for 3 days. Talk about a duck to water – welcome Paula, you’re very much part of the team already. Read more here...Newsletter 18.01.19

Published: 18 January 2019

Scholar offer over thirty online courses for Scottish schools aligned to the SQA curriculum at National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher level. They draw on the knowledge and experience of teachers working in Scottish schools and our authors share their wealth of experience as educators.

All students are welcome to attend Online Tutor Sessions which are interactive events on a variety of fundamental areas hosted by subject specialists who have extensive teaching experience.

Details of upcoming revision sessions can be found on the Scholar website along with an archive of recordings of past sessions.

You may wish to follow Scholar on Twitter to keep up to date.

Happy revising!

Published: 18 January 2019

The baby photographs which should have been available for collection with the Yearbook 2017 are now waiting at the office.  Apologies for this oversight.

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