March 2018

Published: 29 March 2018

For all those attending PGL in activities' week please drop in to the PE department classroom at lunch time today (Thursday) to decide on a colour, size and printing for your jumper so these can be ordered.

The classroom will be open all of lunch time so drop in when suits!

Please spread the word!

Published: 28 March 2018

Pupils and staff have created a wonderful range of cakes, cookies, chocolate nests, Easter rocky road and gingerbread men - all for sale at lunchtime TODAY! (Thursday 29 March 2018)

We are looking forward to seeing you. We are on Victoria Rd so don't be shy come and say Hi! All funds raised going to Scottish Autism. 

Published: 27 March 2018

Can all those that attend girls' netball please attend a meeting after school on Wednesday 28th March in the PE classroom with Miss Borwick between 4pm-4.30pm to help with nominations for the Sports Awards.

However, there will NO training. Training will resume after the Easter holidays with Miss Borwick.

Published: 26 March 2018

All pupils attending the Jobs Roadshow today should meet at the School Office at the start of Period 2. Any issues please see Mr Flood.

Published: 26 March 2018

Meadowpark pupils and staff are raising Awareness for Autism week beginning 26th  March, and will be holding a series of activities for Meadowpark and Knox Academy pupils on Thursday afternoon 29th March.

There will be a cake sale from lunch-time onwards, bikes and scooters will be available in the playground and an opportunity to beat Mr Morrison at shape football.

We also have giant Jenga, Giant Dominoes, will have the sensory room, soft play room and gym hall open for a friendly Boccia tournament.

If you would like to nominate your class to come over P5/P6 please let me know asap.

Published: 26 March 2018

There will be an important Green Team meeting this Wednesday at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Published: 26 March 2018

There will be an Eco-Committee meeting this Tuesday at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room.

Published: 23 March 2018

There will be a Paris Trip meeting for all pupils on Thursday 30th March in Miss McBride's room (T1.1) at 1.30pm. Attendance is essential as important information will be handed out.

Published: 23 March 2018

All Italian Explorers should have made their final payment for the Italian Cross-Curricular Residential Educational Excursion this week.  If you have not already done so please make payments in the next few days.  As ever if there are any difficulties with this please make contact with us.

There will be a meeting on Tuesday 27 March 2018 at break - all must attend - the main subject of the meeting will be deadlines and the numerous missing EHICs.  Those who have not submitted their EHIC to Mrs Ball would be advised to speak with her in advance!

We are currently at the stage of finalising the itinerary which will be issued at the Parents Meeting on Wednesday 2 May 2018 at 7 pm. Parents/Carers should have received paperwork from each of the first 3 meetings that we have had.

Published: 23 March 2018

Can all those that are attending the tournament on Sunday 1st April please come to the PE classroom for a short meeting on Monday (26th March) at break time.

 

Published: 22 March 2018

Can all pupils who are involved in the LGBT+ALLIES group or would like to get involved, meet in Miss Adam's room T1.5 at 13:25 on Tuesday 27th.

Published: 22 March 2018

Meadowpark staff and pupils are raising Awareness for Autism week beginning 26th March, and will be holding a series of activities for Meadowpark and Knox Academy pupils on Thursday afternoon 29th March. More details to follow.

Published: 22 March 2018

Sadly we have had to postpone the Knox Dance Showcase On Monday 26th March due to reasons outside our control. We hope to run this event after Easter - so watch this space for more information.

Published: 22 March 2018

Reminder to meet in the PE classroom at the start of period 2 today (Thursday). DO NOT go to your period 2 class as you will be registered in PE. Be prompt and ready to be a leader! 

Mr Elms 

Published: 21 March 2018

Junior netball training is cancelled today (Wednesday) as the seniors have a game. All players are more than welcome to come along and spectate. 

Thanks 
Mr MacDonald 

Published: 20 March 2018

Borders College are encouraging all potential applicants to Make March Matter by applying now for courses starting in August 2018.

Please also remember that for the majority of Borders College courses, they no longer require a formal interview, but applicants may be required to attend information or skills check day(s) – you can find out more in the college's Admissions Procedure.

Further details on all full-time courses can be found on the college's website.

Published: 20 March 2018

All pupils who put their name down for the Jobs Roadshow should attend a short meeting in the Food Court at the start of Period 5 on Wednesday 21 March. The rearranged event will be on Monday 26 March.  Some pupils have still to return their Parental Consent Form.

Published: 20 March 2018

The BESA Event on Wednesday 21 March will take place in the Food Court Classroom. Pupils who have given their name to Mr Flood should go to the Food Court Classroom after lunch at 1.50 pm. If any other pupils would like to attend please see Mr Flood.

Published: 20 March 2018

There is a one-day TMP Aspire event in Edinburgh in July. This is perfect for S4-S5 students considering a career in medicine as well as informing parents about the various stages involved in the medical school application process. The aim of Aspire is to reach students from all backgrounds - tickets cost just £20 for a student and £30 for a student + parent. To find out more information and to book your ticket visit the Aspire website.

Published: 20 March 2018

Can the SKY SPORTS Leadership team meet Mr Elms in the PE classroom at the start of period 5 today! Be on time! 

Mr Elms 

Published: 19 March 2018

Spring Concert tickets will be available to buy at Morning Break from Mr Redford in the Social Area on Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Adults £5, Concessions £3. Priority  booking tickets can now be collected from the Music Department.

Published: 19 March 2018

S1 - U16 Rugby Training is ON tonight at Knox Academy tonight.

Published: 19 March 2018

Could all pupils who receive Brass lessons with Mr Robb please come to a short meeting in Miss Orr's room at interval today (Tuesday 20th).

Published: 19 March 2018

The latest issue of East Lothian Works Newsletter, with current employment and training opportunities can be viewed here.

Published: 17 March 2018

At Knox Academy we are proud to be the Poppyscotland Co-ordinators for the Haddington area and 2018 will be our fifth year. The annual Poppyscotland Volunteer Gathering will take place on Saturday 21 April 2018 at Stirling Court Hotel. If you are interested in attending and/or being part of the Knox Poppyscotland Team in session 2018/2019 please see Mr Flood.

Published: 17 March 2018

The RLSS UK National Pool Lifeguard Qualification (NPLQ) is the most awarded lifeguard qualification in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

enjoyleisure are offering the NPLQ during the period Monday 2 April 2018 and Saturday 6 April 2018.
For further information see the enjoyleisure website or contact the course tutor.

Combining theoretical work and practical training, you will become a fully accredited pool lifeguard, learning key life skills – first aid, CPR and rescue techniques and gain an internationally recognised lifeguard qualification. The NPLQ course duration is 37.5 hours training + up to 3 hours assessment with an integrated element - AED training.

The RLSS UK NPLQ is not just a qualification, it can be a stepping-stone into a career within the leisure industry.   As a lifeguard you will be able to provide an amazing service to the public. You will, without doubt make people feel confident, happier and safer in the water by being on poolside. 

Not only will you have to have a basic level of fitness to become a lifeguard, but you’ll be encouraged to stay fit and get fitter.

Published: 16 March 2018

Members of the Pupil Learning Team should meet in T2.4 on Friday 23 March 2018 during Period 2.  Look forward to seeing you then!

Published: 16 March 2018

Final payment of £30 is due by Wednesday 21 March by online payment. If there are any issues getting the money in by this date, please let Evie or Cara know.

Thank you very much
Leavers' Committee

Published: 15 March 2018

The Jobs Roadshow which was postponed on Wednesday 28 February has been rearranged for Monday 26 March. If you are not able to attend on that date, please let me know. Some Parental Consent Forms have still to be returned. Any concerns please see Mr Flood.

Published: 15 March 2018

There are various opportunities for Modern Apprenticeships with the British Engineering Services Association in the following areas:

Gas Engineer; Facilities Management; Heating and Ventilation; Refrigeration or Air Conditioning

They are visiting the school on Wednesday 21 March at 2 pm to speak to interested pupils and carry out an initial assessment.

If you are interested, please see Mr Flood for more information, or access their website.

This is a great opportunity for pupils who are thinking of leaving school at the end of the session.

Published: 15 March 2018

Pupils attending the Bloke of Steel Graphic Novel Event, please meet Mr Plain at Reception after Registration, Friday 16th March 2018.

Published: 15 March 2018

This is a reminder that the final installment of £150 for the Paris 2018 Trip is due by Thursday 22nd March. Any issues please speak to Miss McBride ASAP. It is essential we have all payments by this deadline.

Published: 15 March 2018

S6 Employability Skills interviews will take place TODAY in the Library.  A list of names and times is in the Common Room and outside the Library. Please check your time and be there a few minutes before your interview. Remember to go back for your feedback Period 3. Any concerns please see Mr Flood.

Published: 15 March 2018

For those who have signed up to be part of the SKY SPORTS leadership group, there will be a meeting today (Thursday) at break time in the PE Classroom. 

Mr Elms 

Published: 14 March 2018

Hundreds of  healthcare professionals from across the UK will be volunteering to present and network with students who are interested in Medicine at a National Healthcare Weekend on 17 and 18 March, taking place at University of Stirling.  It is a highly valuable opportunity for students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application. Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each speciality.  Students can register on the Medic Mentor website.  www.medicmentor.org

Published: 14 March 2018

Just a reminder to everyone that the schools Pupils VS Teachers Sport Relief events are taking place over the next few days.

We would appreciate as much support as possible at all of these events, come along and have a laugh! At the events we will also be raising money for sports relief and would be really grateful for a donation to attend.

  • Netball: Thursday 15 March at lunchtime in the sports hall
  • Hockey: Thursday 15 March afterschool on the Aubigny  Astro-turf
  • Football: Friday 16 March afterschool on the school pitches
  • Touch Rugby: Tuesday 20 March at lunchtime on the school pitches
Published: 14 March 2018

Miss Laudi is off today, but if members of the Green Team would still like to do a collection, they are welcome to. You all know what to do :o) Please make sure that at the end of lunch, Miss Laudi's room is tidied and that the chairs are up on the desks! 

Published: 13 March 2018

Ernst and Young are a multinational professional services firm. They are one of the largest professional services firms in the world and are one of the "Big Four" accounting firms.

Smart Futures offers S5 pupils an opportunity to have a great paid experience of work. It is a ten month programme which starts with paid work experience during Easter and summer. It will give you a variety of transferable skills to give you a head start in your career. Smart Futures can make you more employable, helping you get a job after school or go onto higher education. To find out more about this opportunity visit their website.

 

Published: 13 March 2018

For all those that have signed up the Sky Sports Leaders' please attend a short meeting at the beginning of break today (Wednesday 14th March) in the PE classroom.

Published: 13 March 2018

REMINDER: Girl's rugby this week will run on the back pitches until 5.30pm. Please have all necessary equipment including gum shields!

Published: 13 March 2018

A reminder that Friday 16th is the deadline for priority tickets to be purchased for this years' Spring Concert. Tickets will go on general sale from Monday the 19th.

Published: 13 March 2018

A reminder that deposits must be paid and PC1 forms handed to Mr Redford by Friday in order to secure you place at the September S6 Dalguise weekend. Any issues please see Mr Redford as soon as possible.

 

Published: 13 March 2018

All staff and pupils are invited to meet today (Wednesday) at 1.20 pm in RME 2 to discuss working towards the RRSA Gold Award.

Everyone welcome!

Published: 12 March 2018

The Range, Milton Link,  are looking for Full Time and Part Time Staff. Must be able to deliver excellent Customer Service. Full training can be given. Must be flexible regarding hours.

Hours: F/T and P/T hour Contracts

Wage: NMW

To apply send your CV and covering letter to applications@rscforkinnaird.co.uk

Published: 12 March 2018
BBC SCOTLAND would like to draw your attention to some vacancies on offer  that may be of interest to 5th/6th year students. They are on the look-out for talented people to join the BBC Scotland Production Apprenticeship and, for those with a particular interest in news, the Journalism Training Scheme.
These development opportunities offer first-class training in the media and give people the chance to earn while they learn. 

Production apprentices, who are aged 18 or over, spend a year working in a variety of BBC Scotland departments across the country and combine this with time at college in Glasgow. They could be creating content, researching stories and locations or contacting contributors. At other times they might be planning, checking copyright and organising programme logistics.

The journalism trainees, also for those aged 18 and over, will have a passion for storytelling and will be trained both on the job and by the BBC Academy to bring stories to life for our audiences on TV, radio, online and social media. We have places in our newsrooms for English and Gaelic speakers, and there are opportunities, too, in sports news.

BBC Scotland recognises that applying for these roles can be daunting and that many people might be put off by the process. To help people along the way, we are hosting an information evening about these vacancies at our headquarters in Glasgow’s Pacific Quay on Wednesday 21st March, from 6pm. I would be very grateful if you could let your students know about the jobs and our informal event. We want to demystify the process and widen the net of new recruits to make sure all parts of Scottish society are represented in our workforce.

At the information evening there will be current trainees and apprentices, plus those who have passed through the schemes in previous years. There will also be staff there to talk about their jobs at BBC Scotland and to give advice about the application process.

We have a webpage which has details of the information event: careerssearch.bbc.co.uk

There is a facility on that page for people to apply to come along to the event. I very much hope some of your students will choose to do so.

Can you kindly note the closing date for applications for the Pacific Quay event is 14 March?

Published: 12 March 2018

The latest issue of East Lothian Works Newsletter of employment and training opportunities can be viewed here.

Published: 12 March 2018

The Foundation Apprenticeship recruitment campaign, led by SDS, goes live TODAY, 12 March. 
Listen out for the radio adverts and view the social media adverts that are being pushed out.
You can link to the campaign via the following:

#foundationapprenticeship

www.apprenticeships.scot/foundation

Any enquiries via the site will be replied to and sent to appropriate bodies for follow up.

Published: 12 March 2018
The Salon are looking to recruit a FULL TIME APPRENTICE. Please contact Claire if you are interested in this post.
The Salon
38 Market Street 
Haddington 
Full time appreciate required. Training will be given.
Claire 07754954379
thesalonhaddington@yahoo.co.uk
Published: 12 March 2018
East Lothian Council are keen to continue its tradition of harnessing and developing the talent of young people in the local area and as such are looking to recruit apprentices in the following trade/discipline:

This vacancy is restricted to applicants who currently live in the East Lothian Area and are aged between 16 and 24 years of age as at 30 July 2018.
Applicants should have achieved, or be expected to achieve the following qualifications by August 2018:
3 National 4 or 5’s, or 3 standard grades at credit/general level (1-4), 
including English, Maths and one other subject.

Applicants must provide certified proof of the qualifications noted above at Stage 2 of the process (Theory Test). Please note National 4 qualifications/predicted National 5 qualifications will be accepted but only if verified in writing by your school. 
Applicants will be required to pass the theory test and a practical test prior to interview.

The apprenticeship will run for 4 years and during this period every apprentice will attend an appropriate further education centre to attain the qualification applicable to this trade. Apprentices will also work with teams of skilled craft operatives on a variety of different tasks applicable to the trade.

The apprentice will be paid an annual salary of £12,564.48 during the first year of the apprenticeship (plus any pay awards) which will be increased each year of the remaining 3 years.

Applicants should have a genuine interest in this trade and be able to demonstrate a commitment to their own learning and show that they are keen to become a qualified tradesperson.

Visit myjobscotland for further information and to apply

Published: 12 March 2018

Google UK is delighted to offer apprenticeships for people interested in broadening their skills and pursuing a career in Digital Marketing. 
* 15 months; level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship 
* 20% time spent studying under the Digital Marketing apprenticeship standard 
* Starting in October 2018 
* Based in London, UK 
* Applications close 29th April 2018 
* Minimum qualifications: Five GCSEs at Grades A*-C or 9 - 4, (including English, Mathematics, and a Science or Technology subject), Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Maths, or a relevant Level 2 Apprenticeship, or equivalent qualifications or experience; Predicted B at A Level or equivalent qualification in at least one subject; Ability to speak and write in English fluently and idiomatically; Passion for digital marketing and/or technology, demonstrated through personal projects; Commitment to learning new skills; Have authorisation to work in the United Kingdom.

Please click here for further information and to apply

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