Pupil Post

This is the place to view all letters and other documents sent home via 'pupil post'.

Letters in the Last Month

Published: Mon 26 Aug 2019

On Friday, we launched the Activities Week programme to all our S3 cohort. A letter was sent home with an overview of all the trips on offer.  We hope that with the large variety on offer here, there will be something for everyone.  All trips have a residential aspect except the Sailing week which will come home each night.

As stated in the letter, financial support may be available and if this is something you wish to know more about please tick the sheet when returning it with the choices for a trip and we will get back in touch. The deadline for the letters to be returned with choices is Friday 6 September 2019. Beyond this date, we aim to organise the groups as quickly as possible and then individual trip leaders will be in touch with specific details about the trip and payment plans etc.

As always, we cannot guarantee attendance on any trip, and if trips are not fully subscribed they may not run. Equally, some trips are limited in numbers and if these are oversubscribed we will pull names out of a hat. In these cases, second or third choices will be used.  We have encouraged all the S3s to think about what interests them rather than planning a trip away with their friends, as we are confident that there will be lots of opportunities to make new friends whichever trip they decide to take part in.

The benefits of trips such as these are well documented and we hope they build confidence in our learners, build social skills and are a really enjoyable way to learn outside of the classroom environment.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with myself or any of the trip leaders.

A Clubb
Depute Head Teacher

 

Additional documents related to Activities Week 2020 will be available on the Activities Week page of the school website as details are confirmed across the year.

Published: Fri 23 Aug 2019

Please may we ask for your co-operation in this important matter.

One of our pupils is receiving medical treatment for cancer/leukaemia that puts them at risk from measles, chicken pox and shingles. If they come into contact with anyone suffering from these conditions the pupil requires to be given some protection against them. Unfortunately this needs to be given within 72 hours of the contact. 

We would ask therefore that if your child develops, measles, chicken pox, or shingles that you inform us immediately so that appropriate action may be taken.

Your child is not at any risk from this situation, however, the health of our pupil does depend on your co-operation in this matter.

Archive Letters

Published: Thu 23 May 2019

As from 3 June 2019 the new school times will be as follows.

  • Monday – Thursday: 8.30 am - 3.25 pm
  • Friday: 8.30 am - 12.15 pm

Details of the new week structure including the timing of each lesson as well as break/lunch are also available.

A letter with details of the school times and information about school buses will be issued to pupils on Friday 24 May 2019 at registration.

Published: Mon 29 Apr 2019

A message about Money Mules from Police Scotland...

Dear Parent or Guardian, 

Across the country, young people are increasingly being asked by fraudsters to receive and send money through their own bank accounts, sometimes keeping some of the cash for themselves.  This is commonly known as being a money mule.

Criminals need money mules to launder the profits of their crimes.  Mules will usually be unaware of where the money comes from – often fraud and scams – and that it can go on to fund crimes such as drug dealing and people trafficking.

Fraudsters will approach young people online or in person, including through social media, and at school, college or sports clubs.  Sometimes it’s people they know who persuade them to become a money mule, often because they are also doing it.

Being a money mule is illegal. 

When someone is caught, their bank account will be closed, and they will have problems getting student loans, mobile phone contracts and credit in the future.  They could even face arrest for money laundering which carries a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.  

We need your help to warn young people about the dangers and consequences of becoming a money mule.   
Tell-tale signs that someone might be involved include them suddenly having extra cash, buying expensive new clothes or top-of-the-range mobile phones and gadgets with very little explanation as to how they got the money. They may also become secretive, withdrawn or appear stressed. 

You can find out more information and advice by visiting the Money Mules website.

If you are worried that someone close to you might be caught up in money mulling, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or Victim Support on 08 08 16 89 111
You can also report a fraud in Scotland to Police Scotland by calling 101

Please do not attempt to contact any individual you suspect of being involved in money muling.

Published: Wed 24 Apr 2019

A letter was sent home to S3 pupils this morning to invite parents/carers to our BGE Graduation Ceremony at 11 am on Friday 31 May 2019.

At this event we will celebrate our S3 pupils' achievements during their first three years at Knox Academy. The move from S3 to S4, or to the Senior Phase, is a very significant one and we want to highlight the exciting opportunities (and challenges) ahead for all our young people.

As part of this event we will have an inspirational speaker(s) and will present certificates highlighting achievements across the last three years.

We request that the tear-off slip is returned by 10 May 2019.

Published: Wed 3 Apr 2019

As the new session approaches it is important to remind everyone of our expectations in relation to school uniform. 

Knox Academy is very proud of its tradition of school uniform and the wearing of it helps promote the sense of community within the school, our wider community and create that feeling of ‘belonging’.  Alongside ‘Respect’ and ‘Ambition’, ‘Community’ is one of our school values and it is hoped our young people wear the Knox Academy uniform with pride.

Pupils have been issued with a detailed letter of School Uniform expectations at registration this week.