October 2018

Published: 31 October 2018

Can all pupils involved or who want to be involved in the LGBT +allies group meet Wednesday 7th November 2018 in T1.5 at 1:25pm.

Many thanks,
The Guidance Team 

Published: 31 October 2018

This year is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War 1.  S6 pupils will be round classes with poppies on Thursday 1 November and Monday 5 November. Please remember to bring a donation to support this very worthy cause.

Published: 30 October 2018

Our Eco-Tip this week is an easy one: turn off the lights! When you leave a room, it's a waste of electricity to leave the lights on and over time, this can cost quite a bit of money. Make an effort to do this in your home and even at school - hold your teachers accountable if they leave a light on in an empty classroom!

Published: 29 October 2018

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

Published: 28 October 2018

For training after school today (Monday) please meet in the PE changing room corridor, and we will walk down to the rugby club together. Training will run from 4.15pm-5.30pm.

Published: 28 October 2018

Those that attend girls' football, please attend a short meeting in the PE classroom at lunch time today (Monday) at 1.30pm

Published: 28 October 2018

Please ensure your final payments have been made for the Manchester City trip by this Friday. This can be made online, cash or cheque. Please see Miss Borwick if you are unsure of what you have paid. 

Published: 28 October 2018

The auditions are over and the cast have been selected. It is now time for us to begin rehearsals!  The first full cast rehearsal for the National Theatre Connections production will take place on, Thursday the 1st of November in the Drama Studio from 4-5.30pm.  We can't wait to get started !

Published: 26 October 2018

Yoga will take place on Tuesday morning in the drama studio at 8 am.  Staff and pupils both welcome.  Mats are provided, wear something comfortable. 

Published: 26 October 2018

Amnesty International will take place on Monday at lunchtime (1.30pm)  in RME 1.  All welcome.

Published: 26 October 2018

Can the pupil learning team meet for their last faculty review session in the food court, during P3 on Monday 29 October. All should attend. Apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  Mrs Falconer

Published: 25 October 2018

A reminder to the S6 Employability Skills class that all pupils should submit a draft copy of their CV and Covering Letter to Mr Flood by the end of the day TODAY (Friday). This can be e-mailed or printed and handed to Mr Flood. Any concerns please see Mr Flood.

Published: 25 October 2018

There will be a meeting of the Poppyscotland Group in the Food Court classroom at the start of morning interval TODAY (Friday).

Published: 25 October 2018

Can all pupil librarians attend a quick meeting on Tuesday at break time in the library.  Attendance is mandatory as it is our first meeting of the new term. 

If you cannot attend please speak to Mr Plain in the library.

Published: 23 October 2018

The list of pupils attending the Wendy and Peter Pan trip to the Lyceum Theatre in December is now posted in the Drama corridor, please check your names appears if you were expecting to go on this trip. A meeting about the trip will be arranged soon, to include orders for ice creams!

Miss Whitfield

Published: 23 October 2018

This is a reminder that deposits, PC1 forms & tear-off slips for all activities week residential trips 2019 are due by Wednesday 31 October. Any issues please speak to the trip leader directly.

Published: 23 October 2018

This is a reminder that the final payment for the Aubigny Trip 2019 is due by Wednesday 31 October. Any issues please speak to Miss McBride asap.

Published: 23 October 2018

This is a final reminder that the full payment for the Leaver's Dance 2019 is due by Wednesday 31 October. The total cost of the dance is £72.00. If there are any issues with this please see Miss McBride asap. If you have not paid in full by this date and haven't spoken to anyone we will assume it is because you no longer wish to attend the dance.

Published: 22 October 2018

Welcome back from the October break! Our Eco-Tip this week involves being more selective with the products you buy. When it comes to buying fruits and vegetables, you can make an effort to buy them loose, rather than packaged in plastic. Unfortunately, most major grocery stores choose to package their fruits and vegetables in plastic wrapping because it is seen as "convenient". However, this is a large source of unnecessary plastic waste! Why are bananas sold in plastic bags? It's outrageous! You can be a more environmental consumer by avoiding this plastic packaging and instead choosing to buy loose products. Also, many local farm shops and markets sell fruits and vegetables completely loose, so keep an eye out for these too!

Published: 22 October 2018

There will be an important Eco-Committee meeting on Tuesday 23 October at lunch to discuss arrangements for our upcoming assembly. All members are encouraged to attend.

Published: 22 October 2018

Pupils wishing to attend the Skills Scotland Event on the 8th November need to have their PC1 forms handed into Ms Adam and have paid online by Friday 26th October at the latest to allow us to finalise details.

Many Thanks,

The Guidance Team

Published: 22 October 2018

If you are able to play on Thursday 8th November at Ross High (transport included) please ensure you have returned your PC1 and parent information letter to Miss Borwick by Monday 29th October at the latest.

Published: 22 October 2018

Morning fitness will be running on Wednesday (24th Oct) as normal, with breakfast club afterwards.

Published: 22 October 2018

REMINDER: Final payment MUST be paid for the Manchester City trip by Friday 2nd November. Preferred method is online, but cash and cheque can also be accepted. If you are unsure what you have outstanding, please see Miss Borwick in PE.

Published: 16 October 2018

The latest employment and training opportunities newsletter from East Lothian Works can be viewed here.

B.Plain 

Published: 12 October 2018

Please note: the Manchester City trip will run as planned on Saturday 1st December.

If you have not already done so, can you please ensure you have paid the final installment of £30.00 by Friday 2nd November. If you are unsure - please see Miss Borwick in PE.

Published: 11 October 2018

There will be no girls' football tonight - this will restart after the October holidays.

Published: 10 October 2018

Please find attached the S3 Residential Trip Letters for Activities Week 2019:

Published: 10 October 2018

Congratulations to Ben Austin and Adam MacDonald who were the 'Winning Team' at the recent Secondary Order of Merit competition at Winterfield.
Any other golfers out there keen to take part in the East Lothian Order of Merit Competition please let Mr Wands know.

Published: 09 October 2018

Please remember that all Food Bank donations should be handed in to Mr Dempster, in M12, by Friday 12 October 2018.  Thank you for the items already donated, but we would love to see more so if you have anything you can contribute, it would be very gratefully received.  Many Thanks.

Charities Committee

Published: 09 October 2018

Our Eco-Tip this week is a simple one and many of you already do it: make an effort to take reusable shopping bags when you go to any store! By doing this, you can significantly reduce the amount of plastic bags going to landfill because they aren't recyclable! Don't be shy to take reusable shopping bags to ALL stores, even clothing stores! Are you ever going to use that TopShop plastic bag again? Probably not. So help the environment and skip the bags!

Published: 09 October 2018

PLEASE NOTE: No netball will run on Wednesday 10th October (tomorrow) due to the P7 Open Evening. Can S1-S2 please collect a fixture information form from PE before Friday.

Published: 08 October 2018

The Rights Respecting Schools are collecting money for Unicef which will help us on our journey to the Gold award.

We are having a dress down day this FRIDAY (12th October 2018) to raise money for this excellent cause.

Please bring in a pound to dress down to the your regi teachers.

Members of RRSA, Amnesty and the charities committee will come around classes to collect the money.

Thanks so much

L Montgomery

Published: 08 October 2018

Futures Project: - 2018 is the #YearoftheYoungPeople. As part of that the Futures Project is looking for young people to design, develop and deliver new, innovative and inspirational activity programmes. We want to create role models and leaders in our community who gain hands on experience in project management, marketing, programme and sports development.

The Futures project is not just about coaching. It is a personal development programme to give you real life experience of making things happen in your community. You will attend a training day at Queen Margaret University, a Residential at Innerwick Outdoor Centre and gain mentor support to help you develop and deliver your project.

To Register interest please EITHER contact Catriona Morton from Sports Development at cmorton@enjoyleisure.com 01875 619072 | m: 07725 636905

or go direct to the link:- https://form.jotformeu.com/82482507821357

 

 

Published: 08 October 2018

All Pupil Learning Team Applications should be returned to Mrs Falconer or the school office by Thursday 11th October 2018.

Published: 08 October 2018

Great news for School of Rugby here at Knox we are currently sitting top of the table of the Outlander Conference.

Follow this link and click on table!

Well done lads.

Published: 08 October 2018

There will be a meeting of the pupil learning team during Period 4 in the Food court on Tuesday 9th October 2018. It is important that you attend, we have a visitor coming from another school to meet you. Pupils who have handed in application forms to me can also attend. Class teachers will read out names of those expected to attend over the next few days.

Please see Mrs Falconer, if you are unable to attend.

Published: 08 October 2018

The next Sports Council meeting will be this Wednesday (10/10/18) in the small gym. The meeting will commence at 1:25 and please have your lunch before hand. We will be doing some activity so trainers are recommended. If you cannot attend please speak to Louise Allan or Mr Wands in the Active Schools office. 

Published: 08 October 2018

This is a reminder that TODAY is the deadline for the Eco-Logo competition. Please submit your entries to Miss Laudi today by 3:50pm! All entries will be looked at tomorrow and we will decide on a winner. Thanks to everyone who has already submitted a logo!

Published: 08 October 2018

We have an upcoming fixture away to Ross High on Thursday 8th November. If you would like to attend, please come to PE at break time today and collect a parent information form.

Published: 07 October 2018

Well done to all pupils in S1 and S2 who came along to our National Theatre Connections auditions on Wednesday.  We had a brilliant turn out and are really excited about getting started with our first rehearsal on Thursday 1st November 2018 4-5.30pm.  Please remember to come along to the Drama Studio after school this Friday (12th October 2018), to find out the role you have been cast in, the meeting will only last 10 minutes.  Exciting ! 

Published: 04 October 2018

Our October Screening is Skyfall, the film will start at 1.20 pm on Tuesday 9th October in RME 2. The film is a 12 certificate so you must be aged 12 or older to attend. Remember to sign up before your first film, just collect a letter from Mrs Gourley in Room M1.3 (Maths). See you there!

Published: 03 October 2018

Knox Boys Hockey Training

Boys, it’s your turn now! Come and join the #HockeyRevolution! It’s a great way to meet new people, get some exercise and have a laugh!

All ages and abilities welcome. Playing Kit will be provided, although you will need a gum shield and shin pads.

Training is on Tuesdays at the Aubigny. 4:15 - 5:15, See you there!

Published: 03 October 2018

The Following Pupils are attending Coach Education Training at Meadowmill on Thursday and / or Friday.

They will be out of school on all days as indicated below. They should attend registration and then come to PE.

Thursday
• Louise Allan
• Jessica Thomson
• Steven Tennent
• Hugo Elder
• Branden Graham
• Leona Kerr
• Ciaran Young

Friday
• Louise Allan
• Jessica Thomson
• Steven Tennent
• Abbie Gibson
• Hugo Elder

Published: 03 October 2018

Could all House Representatives please attend a short meeting Thursday break time in M12 Mr Dempster's room.

Many thanks,
House Captains 

Published: 02 October 2018

School Ties can now be purchased from the School Office or Mrs Ball for £5.30.

A reminder of Dress Code expectations is also available.

Published: 02 October 2018

There are still outstanding places available for the Manchester City trip on Saturday 1st December. Those that have expressed an interest, or wish to go. Please come to PE during break time on Wednesday 3rd October.

Published: 01 October 2018

The Eco-Committee has come up with an excellent list of ways that every member of the school community can lead a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle! Every Tuesday, we'll post a new Eco-Tip to the bulletin for you to discuss in your registration classes and for you to try yourself! If everyone makes an effort to follow these Eco-Tips, we can make a big difference on what we send to landfill!

Our first Eco-Tip is an easy one and it will save you money! Invest in a reusable water bottle and take it with you everywhere you go. Here at Knox, we have several water refill stations to make this easy! Plus, it will save you money since you won't need to buy bottled water any more! Skip the fizzy drinks, save money, and drink water instead!

Published: 01 October 2018

Can all pupils who are part of this years Sports Council attend a meeting on Tuesday(2 October 2018)  in the PE classroom. The meeting will commence at 1:20pm and please feel free to bring your lunch. If you cannot attend please notify Mr Wands in the Active Schools office or another member of the council that will be attending the meeting. We will be discussing our aims for the session and brainstorming ideas for the future so attendance is essential.

Published: 01 October 2018

Could all pupils doing part-time College courses and Construction Foundation Apprenticeships go to the Food Court classroom at the start of Period 3?

Could all pupils who were coursed into College and Foundation Apprenticeships but are no longer taking part go to the Food Court classroom at the start of Period 4?

Any questions, please see Mr Flood.

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