General News

Published: 24 November 2009

All parents/carers of pupils at Knox Academy are automatically part of the Parent Forum.  To represent the views of parents/carers a smaller body, known as the Parent School Partnership, meets on a monthly basis with the Head Teacher, Teachers, Support Staff members and the Head Boy/Girl.

The purpose of the Partnership is to enable parents and school staff to work together to ensure the best possible educational experience and outcome for the pupils of Knox Academy.

There are currently vacancies on the Parent School Partnership and as such an election will be held on 20th January 2010 to elect new members.  If you are interested in getting involved please visit the Parent School Partnership website www.knoxparents.org.uk or view the attached documents for more information.

 

Published: 16 November 2009

Knox Academy are currently recruiting a fulltime permanent Business Manager.  Please click here http://www.ka-net.org.uk/school-info/recruitment or visit the East Lothian Council website for more information.  Please note that this post will be advertised in the press on Friday 20th November 2009. 

Closing Date: Monday 7th December 2009.

 

Published: 13 November 2009

We have a number of pupils who are part of Haddington Pipe Band. Please show your support for them and their fellow band members by voting for them at www.handsupfortrad.co.uk/tradmusicawards/.  Voting runs until Friday 20 November. If you would like to find out more about Haddington Pipe Band, please visit www.haddingtonpipeband.co.uk.

 

Published: 04 November 2009

All pupils in the school will shortly be undertaking the active schools survey.  Pupils can access the survey (when asked to do so) by clicking this link.

 

Published: 02 November 2009

The Higher Drama Investigative Performances will be showing on Wednesday 4th and Thursday 5th November in the Drama Studio. The performance starts at 6pm. Tickets for pupils are £2.00 and are available from the Drama Department.
 

Published: 02 November 2009

Congratulations to Emma Young (6T1) who recently became ‘Scottish Mountain & Moorland Champion’ on her horse ‘Machno Showtime’.

 

 

Published: 28 October 2009

Congratulations to the 4 Knox Academy pupils who have reached the Scottish Final of the ‘Institute of Ideas Debating Competition’.

Alex Muir, Emma Lynas, Olivia Hansen and Tom Gates took part in a heat against Lanark Grammar and Jedburgh Grammar on Tuesday 27th October; the motions debated were: "CCTV is a threat to our freedom" and "It is irresponsible for women over 50 to have babies".

We wish them luck in the Scottish final, which will be held at Edinburgh University in March.

 

Published: 27 October 2009

A green-fingered group of S5 pupils from Knox Academy assisted with the bulb planting in St. Mary's Pleasance on Tuesday last. The whole project was a great success and the pupils really got stuck into the planting, everyone was very impressed with their teamwork.

In one short day, they planted 500 narcissus, 1000 crocus and 400 fritillaria. These bulbs should make a tremendous display in the community orchard next spring (together with snowdrops to be planted later).

The pupils involved are taking part in the Mobex Activity Award Programme (MAAP) and will undertake a number of community conservation tasks throughout the course of the programme.

 

Published: 13 October 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: 13 October 2009

Every week a large quantity of ‘lost’ property is handed into the School Office. To ensure that your child is able to identify any items they have misplaced please ensure that you label clothing/belongings with their name where possible/practical.

Lost property is recorded and dated on receipt. Items are kept for one calendar month following which they are disposed of or donated to charity as appropriate.

Pupils who have misplaced an item of clothing or a possession should visit the School Office who will reunite them with their property should it have been handed in.

Parents/carers are welcome to visit the School Office on Fridays between 12.00 noon and 1.00 pm to view the lost property being held, and to identify items belonging to their child.

 

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