On Wednesday 10 October 2018 at 7 pm, Knox Academy will be holding an Open Evening for the parents and P7 pupils due to attend Knox Academy. Full details can be found in the invitation letter.
The Mathematics Department is offering supported study for National 5 and Higher, starting this week and running until the Final Exams. We will focus on revision for the October Assessments (which start next week) and will concentrate on particular topics thereafter, based on results and feedback from the October Assessments.
Anyone is welcome to attend but if you have been asked to 'sign up' please check the posters on classroom doors in the Department to find out which day you have been assigned.
Supported study is as follows:
Monday - 1.07 - 1.45pm with Mr Wren
Tuesday - 1.07 - 1.45pm with Mr Wren
Wednesday - 1.07 - 1.45pm with Mr Tait
Monday - 3.50-4.50pm with Mrs Gourley
Tuesday - 3.50-4.50pm with Mrs Gourley
Wednesday - 1.07 - 1.45pm with Mr Wren
Mail for Meadowpark often goes AWOL, sometimes it arrives at Knox Academy, sometimes John Muir House, often at Haddington Infants or King’s Meadow and on occasion it actually makes its way to us. The addressee can be anything from Mr. Charli Prime, The Manager or even Head Teacher (I like that one) but not often is it addressed to a member of the Knox Academy administration team. However, such was the case on Monday when the letter intended for Meadowpark eventually made its way to me. I was amazed and delighted to open the letter and inside spied a cheque. I am so glad that we still use cheques – there is something special about seeing the pale blue background. I read the accompanying letter and looked again at the cheque which was for £198.47. Read more here... Newsletter 28.09.18
Details of the next Escape Programme starting in November 2018 can be found here.
Finding out more about adolescence can help parents better understand and cope with the changes that their young person undergoes.
Our 6 week Course offers an opportunity for you to explore new methods and strategies for dealing with teenage behaviour, helping you maintain control and influence in your young person’s life.
As you will be aware Show My Homework has been introduced at Knox Academy to all pupils. You should have received a letter from the school with a reference code which allows you to track your young learners' home learning. If this is not the case, please get in touch with us,
A video and parent pack is now available to guide parents/carers through the online system.
Education Scotland are actively recruiting members of the public/parents or partners to join their school inspection teams as lay members.
Do you have good interpersonal skills, sound judgement and a strong interest in education? Do you easily engage in conversation with children, young people and adults? Are you willing to give up some of your time to make a difference to the lives of children and young people across Scotland? If so, then the role of Lay Member may be for you.
Further information is available in this letter from Education Scotland.
Applications can be made on the Education Scotland Website. The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 8 October 2018.
Storm Ali certainly ruffled a few feathers here this week – and I don’t just mean our feathered friends who inhabit the surrounding trees. The old adage that high winds affect children and animals is true and especially for young people who are often at the mercy of their sensory perceptions. The wind howled through the trees with such ferocity that it was only correct that we heeded the warnings and kept our young people safe indoors. Fortunately we have a flexible space and so the common room, soft play, gym and food court were all able to be fully utilised. Read more here... Meadowpark newsletter 21.09.18
Knox Academy are running a Restorative Practice seminar on 28 September 2018, from 12.45 pm until 1.45 pm.
There are spaces for up to 10 parents to attend. If you’d like to take part, please email the Parent Council.
Places will be allocated on a first come – first served basis.
Today I am going to let the art work speak for itself....Newsletter 13.09.18