April 2018

Published: 30 April 2018

East Lothian Countryside Ranger Service are offering a Summer Explorers programme for young people aged 8-14 years old with a keen interest in East Lothian's varied countryside and wildlife.

Full details including costs can be found in their promotional leaflet.

Published: 30 April 2018

Payment for Home Based packages can now be made - details of how to pay is on the school website here.  Pupils should make sure they get PC1 forms into the school office ASAP and payment should also be made in full. 

Published: 30 April 2018

We are looking for 4 keen golfers to represent Knox at the Youth Games ont he 10th of May. This is a competition for S1 and S2 pupils and it open to boys and girls.

Please see Mr Wands if your keen to play.

Go Knox

Published: 30 April 2018

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

Published: 27 April 2018

A few updates for those pupils who are staying in Haddington for Activities Week  

S1 Day Trips information is now on the website (parental letter and consent form).

S2/3 Packages - still a few people to return their choices for the week, please get this done ASAP.  There will be pupils coming around harassing you to make choices!  Also please note a slight change has been made to the Explore Edinburgh package - check out the online booklet on the website to see this.

Published: 26 April 2018

If you are competing at and International level (i.e. for Scotland) at your Sport / Activity then Knox Sport wants to hear from you.

So far we Have international Basketball, Table Tennis, Squash and Trampoline Representatives that we know about.

We really don't want you to miss out on the well deserved recognition you deserve for all the time and effort you commit to.

Please speak to PE or Mr Wands

Published: 26 April 2018

Borders College is this year holding another Horse Care Open Day;

Wednesday 23rd May 2018, From 2-6pm, Ian Stark Equestrian Centre, Greenhill Farm House, Selkirk, TD7 4NP

This event is the ideal opportunity for anybody interested in a career in Horse Care to find out what training opportunities are available to them at Borders College.

More information about the Horse Care Open Day can be found on our website, where it is also possible to register attendance online.

Published: 26 April 2018

EY have re-opened 2 x spaces on their Business Apprenticeship in Tax starting in September 2018 in Edinburgh. The roles have no closing date and instead are filled on a first come, first served basis.

The Business Apprenticeship is a 5-year programme working towards the ICAS qualification with a starting salary up to £21,500.  Entry requirements are 5x Highers (any grades and can be taken over 2 years) and no formal tax, accounting or finance knowledge is required. All our work is performed in teams and so we are looking for people who are good team players.

If you are interested, please ask them to visit the EY website to find out more and submit an application.

Published: 25 April 2018

The Public Library Service are looking for volunteers to help in branches over the Summer Holidays. You will be assisting with craft activities, helping kids choose books, talking to kids about the books they have read, and registering kids for the summer reading challenge and giving them their incentive, stickers etc.. 

They also want your help to plan the activities around the challenge and perhaps an activity you would like to run in the branch.

If you are interested in this opportunity, Caroline Messer, Senior Librarian, Young People Services, will be in Knox Academy Library at lunchtime THURSDAY 26th April 2018 to discuss this further with you.

B. Plain


Published: 25 April 2018

All Italian Explorers are asked to remind parents/carers that there is a meeting as previously indicated on Wednesday 2 May 2018 at 7 pm in Knox Academy to give further information about the cross-curricular residential educational excursion.

All parents/carers should already have received notes from Meetings No. 1, No. 2 and No. 3 with pupils.  Much of this information has already been actioned eg submitting EHICs.  However there is still information relevant, particularly arrangements for spending money.


Published: 24 April 2018

The Biggest Multi Sport event of the year is approaching…The Youth Games - Thurs 10th May
The coaches below will be selecting teams to represent Knox in the next week.

If you’re a regular player of any of the sports below and are keen to be involved on the day, speak to the relevant coach this week! They will give you an Parent Information letter that you will need to get signed and returned to PE or Mr Wands.

Some activities may involve a trial i.e. Badminton next Tue at Lunch…

• T Salkeld - S1 Boys Rugby (10 players)
• S Marnoch / T Salkeld - S2 Boys Rugby (10 Players)
• S Wands – Golf (4 Players)
• S Wands & Michelle L - S1/2 Boys Basketball (8 Players)
• S Wands & Michelle L - S1/2 Girls Basketball (8 Players)
• S Elms - S1/2 Boys Football (13 Players)
• S Elms - S1/2 Girls Football (13 Players)
• S Laing - S2 Girls Hockey (10 Players)
• S Laing - S1 Girls Hockey (10 Players)
• L Borwick / Mike M - Mixed Team Badminton (4 Boys 4 Girls)

Go Knox

Published: 24 April 2018

The following pupils have an interview for the Rotary Youth Leadership Award on Wednesday 25 April at the following times.

Please could staff let them know and ask them to report to the office.

Wednesday 25 April 2018

  • 9.30        V Tennant - 5G1
  • 9.45        J Collings - 5L2
  • 10.00     K Serdtseva-McKinnon - 5T2
  • 10.15     E Brown - 5L2
  • 10.30     S McKee - 5G2
  • Break
  • 11.00     M Smith - 5T2
  • 11.15     A Goddard - 5G2
  • 11.30     X Wickham - 5L2
  • 11.45     K Park - 5L2
  • 12.00     D Mackinnon - 5L1