General News

Published: 17 January 2019

Active Schools in partnership with Education are offering free access to sports activities uf you meet the qualification criteria.  See the information leaflet below for further information.

Published: 17 January 2019

The Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 is about improving the wellbeing of children and young people in Scotland. The Act is wide ranging and includes key parts of the Getting it right for every child approach, commonly known as GIRFEC.

A detailed information leaflet is available within the Parent Zone > Pupil Support Information section of our website.

Published: 17 January 2019

Presentations from the Course Choice Evening held on Wednesday 9 January 2019 are now available to view online.

A reminder that Course Choice Booklets are also available.

Published: 15 January 2019

The Progression Pathway Booklet for S2 pupils moving into S3 is now available

Published: 15 January 2019

At registration this morning pupils were issued with a letter from Fiona Robertson, Head of Education concerning the Phased Introduction of the Common School Day.

Published: 14 January 2019

TICKETS ON SALE THIS WEEK

The next fundraising activity for the Knox Academy PTA is our annual Burns' Supper - a very enjoyable evening!

This will take place on Thursday 24th January 2018, 7-10 pm in the Food Court at Knox Academy.

Wine, beer and soft drinks will also be available on the night.

Tickets are £10 (Adult) and £5 (Child) and along with any further information, can be obtained from Mrs Ball, Miss Borwick or via the School Office 01620 823387,

Published: 11 January 2019

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

Closing Date: Sunday 27 January 2019

Published: 11 January 2019

Pupils following certificated PE have to get practical grades in 2 different activities (except Advanced Higher).  These performances must be done under pressure, in a competitive environment.  In order to give pupils the best opportunity to get their grades Knox PE department run 2 'one off performance' days.  The dates of these days should be put in your diary as pupils will need to attend BOTH dates!

  • Performance Day 1 - 6th February 2019
  • Performance Day 2 - 13th March 2019
Published: 11 January 2019

Wishing you all a very Happy New Year and one that I believe will be packed with innovation and development for Meadowpark pupils.

I attended the S3-S6 coursing evening on Wednesday and have to say that what I didn't fully understand about learner pathways I certainly do now. The presentations by Knox Academy staff, Caroline Falconer and John Taylor, alongside enthusiastic and meaningful presentations from EL Works, SDS, Edinburgh College, Dunbar Grammar School (as featured in East Lothian Courier this week)and a real life story from a former pupil gave me a full and clear picture and enhanced understanding of pathways available to our young people.

Further information on course choices and presentations are available on the Knox Academy website.

On the back of this I spoke to Forth class yesterday and reminded pupils that in spite of the challenges presented by their autism diagnosis they are in the throes of very exciting times in terms of career prospects and opportunities to achieve their  goals and realise dreams. Furthermore I reminded then that the responsibility for achieving success lies with them and with continued support as necessary from agencies, mentors, family and school. Read more here... Newsletter 11.01.19

Published: 10 January 2019

The Royal Society of Edinburgh work in partnership with various universities around Scotland to organise a set of Science and Technology Masterclasses to conduct science experiments with S1 and S2 students.  One such masterclass will take place at Queen Margaret University.  Dates have still to be confirmed but likely to be in April and May.

The sessions are intended to give young people who have shown an interest in science and technology the opportunity to broaden their knowledge and experience. The sessions promote participation and provide the students with a unique insight into academic life and research. At these Masterclasses, students get up to all sorts of science and technology mischief!

To try to give the RSE an idea of numbers they have asked for "Registration of interest" forms to be returned by email or post. 

We are in the process of speaking to S1 and S2 classes just now to highlight the masterclasses which take place over a number of Saturdays.  The classes are free but parents/carers are expected to provide transport on each day.

Full details have not been released yet but here is a link to information for the 2017 event at QMU. Please note that this link may disappear or be replaced if the new details become available.  Also please don't complete the Application form on the RSE site if it still refers to 2017.

If you are interested in the event the pupils can either ask their science teacher for a Registration of Interest Form or one can be down loaded here. Parents/carers should then send in the form to the address on the form.

I would be grateful if anyone does register an interest that their child lets their science teacher know or you email the school to let me know.

 

J Taylor - PT Science

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