General News

Published: 21 November 2008

Knox Academy is required to follow up any 'unexplained absences' on a pupil's record.  We do this in a number of ways:

  • For pupils in S1-4 if we have not received a telephone call providing a verbal explanation for absence we attempt to contact the parent/carer
  • We regularly send letters home to follow up absences which remain unexplained (i.e. a letter has not been received by the school office to explain the absence)
  • Guidance and the Attendance Officer liaise with parents/carers where an issue regarding attendance has been identified

We recently contacted the parents/carers of all pupils who have an unexplained absence on their record - this applies to 32% of our pupils at present!!  Parents/carers we need your help to bring this figure down...

  • Contact us before the school day to inform us your son/daughter will be absent.
  • Continue to send notes to inform us of appointments.
  • Send letters of absence with your son/daughter when they return to school following an absence - even if we have received a verbal explanation this is still required. 

Please remember that until we receive a letter from the parent/carer all absences are considered to be unexplained and may result in your son/daughter's absence being recorded incorrectly.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any queries regarding this matter.

Thank you.

 

 

Published: 24 October 2008

Check out the Homework Club timetable in the 'What's On' section ... there's something for everyone!!

 

Published: 22 October 2008

Following the elections which took place on Wednesday 22nd October, Kim White was elected as a Parent Member of the Knox Parent School Partnership.

At the same time, and after consultation with the school management and the other parent members, Andy Greathead was appointed as an Associate Member of the Partnership.
 
The relevant part of the constitution reads:  ‘ The Partnership may from time to time co-opt up to five additional associate members to assist it with carrying out its functions. These may include representation from pupils, local councillors, community leaders and others. Associate members will be invited to serve for a period of one year, after which time the Partnership will review and consider requirements for the coming year. An associate member may contribute and advise as a full member, but is not entitled to vote.’

 

April 2010: The Knox Parent School Partnership have moved their website which can now be accessed here.

 

Published: 05 October 2008

Knox Academy held a very successful Expressive Arts evening on Thursday 2nd October. 

During the evening parents and guests enjoyed PE demonstrations, dramatic performances, musical interludes and even managed to fit in time to browse through the art gallery. 

If you didn't manage to make the evening you can catch a glimpse of what you missed below:

 

 

Published: 01 October 2008

Want to know how Garleton, Lammerlaw or Traprain is doing in the race to win the House Cup?

Check out the updates on the new 'House Points' page in the 'What's On' Section.

 

Published: 22 September 2008

As part of the Knox Academy Combined Cadet Force’s Centenary celebrations there will be a family celidh in the Haddington Corn Exchange on Friday 31st October from 8 pm.

Tickets are priced at £7 and will be on sale in T1.2 (Miss McPhee’s room) at break time between Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th September.

 

Published: 13 August 2008

The August Pack was sent to all households on Wednesday 13th August, included in the pack is a calendar for Session 2008/2009.  Unfortunately there is an error in this document, Monday 20th April 2009 is shown as being a holiday however this is not the case.  Pupils and staff resume on Monday 20th April 2009 following the Easter break.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Please note that the session dates included in the August Pack are accurate.

 

Published: 11 August 2008

Knox Academy’s Junior Rugby team will have a new look strip from this year, with Rhino Rugby designing the new modern strip. The strip will be on sale at Leisure Time Sports.

 

Published: 10 August 2008

Knox Academy will be launching the Parentmail system in August 2008.  This allows us to communicate with parents via email, where appropriate, reducing our reliance on 'pupil post' and ensuring we are doing our bit for the environment by cutting down on unneccessary photocopying.

If you are a parent/carer of Knox Academy and you have not already signed up for Parentmail but wish to do so, please contact the school office at knoxacademy@knox.elcschool.org.uk or 01620 823387 for more information.

Parents/carers who have not signed up for Parentmail will continue to receive hard copy correspondance.  Any items of a confidential or personal nature will continue to be sent home via pupil post or the Royal Mail.

 

Published: 14 December 2007

The CCF at Knox Academy is currently enjoying it's centerary year.  100

Many events/activities are planned to commerate the centenary, including a ceilidh, a formal dinner, historical displays, and souvenier lapel badges for the current Cadets.

Knox Academy are interested in hearing from anyone who was a member of, or connected to, the Knox Cadets ... please get in touch via the school office on knoxacademy@knox.elcschool.org.uk or 01620 823387.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Watch this space for more reports on what the Cadets are up to during their centenary year.

 

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