7 October 2016

There’s been a bit of a drop in temperature this week, and the things that I associate with autumn are kicking in – the S6 have got their script together for the Panto, we’re thinking about Hallowe’en, and, as I sit typing, the East Lothian Youth Orchestra are doing their “intensive rehearsal weekend” to prepare for their concert, here at Knox at 4.30pm on Sunday. The music is sounding great and it is well worth popping along for this short, high quality performance. Thanks to Mr Reeves, Ms Aspley and Ms Turbayne for organising the weekend.

On Wednesday the Parent Council met. It was well attended as usual, and discussions ranged far and wide. The S6 Leadership representatives updated us on their fundraising projects, the Leavers’ Dance preparations, and how they are getting on with UCAS forms. We also discussed aspects of P7 to S1 transition; collaboration with our cluster primary schools on a project; and got feedback on our tracking and monitoring. Thanks to everyone who attended.

On Thursday some senior pupils studying Business had the privilege of meeting Lyn Holmes, Finance Director of Canon UK and Ireland. As I said ion my vote of thanks, she is a truly formidable lady who has to be well versed in so many areas. She spoke to the pupils about what her job entails, and more crucially, about what she looks for in prospective employees, including advice about their presence on social media. I would like to thank Lyn and Max Sykes for taking the time out to come up from Canon HQ to spend time with the pupils.

Next Friday the school breaks for the October Holiday at 12.05pm. The pupils will have participated in the traditional Faculty Challenge during period 3 that day. It’s an opportunity for pupils to have fun and earn some House Points. School will reopen for pupils on Tuesday 25 October at the usual time.

Have a great week.

S Ingham