General News

Published: 21 March 2022

The NHS Vaccination Team are in Knox this Friday morning, 25th March, to offer those who DO NOT already have consent for forthcoming HPV vaccinations in April the opportunity to do so.  We plan on offering this as a "drop in facility" like before, as there has been a relatively high uptake for consent already.  There are very few pupils with outstanding consent so if your child is in S2 /S3 please do not be alarmed as they will already have previous consent from last year’s roll out, unless they have opted out of the Immunisation programme.

S1 pupils should have already returned their consent forms; however if they have not they can use the facility, located at the Social area beside the trophy cabinet, on Friday to sign up for their HPV vaccination.

Please see below for the timetable for Friday 

  • S1 pupils -09.00hrs
  • S2 pupils - 09.40hrs
  • S3 pupils - After break, start of P3

 

 

Published: 18 March 2022

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

Closing Date: Sunday 3 April 2022

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

Published: 13 March 2022

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

Closing Date: Sunday 20 March 2022

Closing Date: Sunday 27 March 2022

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

Published: 09 March 2022

The Henrietta Branford Writing Competition is now open. To take part you are required to finish a story started by last year's winner. Your addition to the story should be a maximum of 1000 words long. The closing date for the competition is Sunday 22 May 2022.

If you are interested in taking part and would like some more information, check out their website or speak to Ms Fry in the library.

Published: 08 March 2022

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

Closing Date: Sunday 20 March 2022

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

Published: 07 March 2022

S4, S5 and S6 are soon to embark on the 2022 diet of the national SQA examinations.  The following letters from Miss Cook  should assist you in preparing for this.

S4 June 2022 Exam Arrangements

S5/6 June 2022 Exam Arrangements  

 

 

 

 

 

Published: 04 March 2022

Just before the Christmas break, we were working really hard on our enterprise projects and managed to generate profits of £320 across all of our classes.  This week, our amazing pupils agreed unanimously to donate every penny of that the the Ukraine relief fund being coordinated and promoted by the Edinburgh Ukrainian Club.  This was money that they were going to re-invest and then use to fund some nice treats and trips so it is such a self-less thing for them to do.  To put this into context, £70 will buy  a food and hygiene pack for a family for a month.  These young people have done A LOT of good and I have genuinely never been so proud!  

At Meadowpark and Knox, we are also going to be collecting items to send to help the hundreds of thousands of refugees who are in desperate need of help.  If anyone would like to send in any items, we can store and get those items to the various collection points.  The types of items that are being requested are:  Sleeping bags / blankets, camping mats, tinned food, dried food, cat and dog food, Oxo cubes, Tea, Coffee, chocolate / energy bars, Nappies and wipes, Toiletries, sanitary products and first aid supplies.  Please feel free to send in items with your child if you are able to and we will do the rest.

It feels a little odd to be celebrating anything with the deeply sad and distressing news that is going on around us but we did "celebrate" World Book Day this week.  We have had a number of activities going on to promote the love of literature and books including our Reading Tree, doors decorated as book covers and a read-a-thon to name just a few.  I chose Mr Grumpy for my door - proving that my GCSE Art grade E was very unfair, but alas I was not the winner.  I suspect positive discrimination but I'm not bitter...

Congratulations to: Clyde class in 3rd place for their James and the Giant Peach door.  2nd place was Esk and How to Train a Dragon. The winners were Tyne class for their Dr Who Tardis door.  Amazing efforts were made by all classes though and the doors look brilliant!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Published: 03 March 2022

Showing up for school has a huge impact on a young person’s academic success. Even as young people grow older and more independent, families play a key role in making sure pupils get to school every day and understand why attendance and punctuality is so important for success in school.  Please see Keeping Your Young Person on Track at Knox Academy document for further information on the importance of .

The Lost Minutes=Lost Learning poster illustrates the cumulative effect that frequent lateness can have. 

Published: 28 February 2022

Dear Parent/Carer I am writing to you following the most recent update to guidance on reducing the risks from COVID-19 in schools which was published by the Scottish Government on 17 February and applies from Monday 28 February 2022. You can read the guidance online from the Scottish Government website.  Full details are available in the letter issued on Friday 25 February 2022 from Nicola McDowell, Head of Education Service.

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