28 August 2009

Another busy week and the timetable seems to be running smoothly.

During the week I visited each S1 class and it was a delight to hear from staff how hard the pupils are working and to hear from the pupils how well they have settled in at Knox Academy. The pupils looked very smart in the dress code of the school and most of them can now tie their own ties!

All year groups had assemblies this week when senior pupils who went with Mr Francis on the expedition to Zambia in the summer holiday, gave a presentation about their trip. The enthusiasm of the group, the interesting facts and lovely photographs they presented inspired the audiences. Peru, Zambia, where next?

Today we had the S6 year group photographs taken, this proved to be a breezy affair as the staging was built up on the playing field. Even with the strong wind and dark clouds, the S6 looked terrific and 'the year of 2010' has made a good start to their final year at the school.

Many of the extra-curricular clubs are up and running, I would urge all parents/carers to encourage their youngsters to take part in one or more of the activities available. It is a great way to have fun and make new friends.

Best wishes,
JB Craig