General News

Published: 29 September 2009

Knox Academy has a new battery recycling point situated in the main foyer near the school office. 

All types of 'small' (e.g. AAA/AA) batteries can be recycled here and can be brought in by pupils from home.


Published: 29 September 2009

A reminder that S1-S3 pupils are not allowed to leave the school grounds at break time.

Rosehall is only available to S4-S6.


Published: 25 September 2009

The annual book-fair from Scholastic comes to Knox the week beginning 28th September.
As always the book-fair will include current and classic titles from the world of children’s books alongside posters and stationery. For every item that is sold the school will receive commission which will go towards obtaining books for the school library.

On Wednesday the 30th September from 4.30 pm – 7 pm the fair will be open for you to come along and browse and buy from the wide selection available. A perfect opportunity to start Christmas shopping or sponsor a book from the fair.

To take part in the sponsor a book campaign all you need do is purchase a book from the fair and sign the sponsorship label. You will receive a certificate of your sponsorship and in the first Knox News of the new session 2010 an update of the amount of issues a sponsored book has had will be published. A great way to develop resources within Knox Academy Library, I’m sure you agree.

For more details about the book-fair please contact Mr Plain, School Librarian.

To see a sample of books available at the fair please go to


Published: 18 September 2009

Reminder that Monday 21st September is a holiday and the school will be closed.


Published: 17 September 2009

S1 pupils attended an assembly on Wednesday 16th September regarding Activities Week 2010.  P

upils were issued with information, a reply slip, a consent form and a payment card. 

A copy of the information letter is attached.


Published: 14 September 2009

S1 Traprain pupils have the opportunity to carry out a voluntary follow up investigation after their morning spent studying the history of Africa with Mrs. Craig. 

Details are attached and have also been circulated to S1 Traprain tutors.


Published: 14 September 2009

The library will be running the Scholastic Book Fair during w/c 28th September. 

For every purchase made at the bookfair, the school receives commission which can be spent on adding to the fiction stock of the library. 

This year there will be an Open Evening to which all parents are warmly invited.  The library will be open from 4.30 pm to 7.00 pm to allow parents to browse and buy books, and there will also be the opportunity to donate a book to the library stock. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Mr Plain (Librarian) with any queries. 

We look forward to seeing you there!


Published: 10 September 2009

Most S4 pupils have now made a booking through the database or have handed in forms to allow them to organise their own placement for 23rd - 27th November.  The final date for handing in completed forms to the school is Friday 18th September.  Employers have a lot of detail to complete on these forms so it is essential they are given at least a week to complete them.  Time is running out so please chase up these forms and make sure they reach us in time.

Parents/carers will shortly be receiving details of their youngster's confirmed placement and a consent form to sign and return. 

Please contact Miss Easson via the school with any concerns.


Published: 10 September 2009

S2/3 pupils were issued with a booklet detailing residential trips which are being offered during Activities Week 2010 during assemblies on Wednesday 9th September. 

Return slips are due back to the school office by Wednesday 16th September if a pupil wishes to apply for a place on a trip. 

Parents/carers are asked to pay particular attention to the information included in the booklet regarding non-refundable deposits, cancellation etc. 

Note: pupil participation in residential trips is linked to behaviour, attendance, punctuality, dress code compliance etc.  If a pupil falls below 75 points this will affect their ability to participate in the trip. 

Please do not hesitate to contact Miss Duff (Acting PT Expressive Arts) with any queries.


Published: 04 September 2009

A major problem and concern recently has been the traffic in and out of the school campus, this has caused obstruction and 'traffic jams'. Please note: parents/carers must not bring their vehicles into the school area either to drop off or collect pupils, unless a prior arrangement has been made with the school.