May 2019

Published: 24 May 2019

County Sports will take place at Meadowmill this year on Thursday 13 June 2019 at Meadowmill. S1-S3 have been issued with information letters and we now seek senior pupils to represent Knox Academy at this event. Please come to PE as soon as possible to collect an information letter.

For those that wish, additional training sessions will be held on Tuesday 28 May 2019 and Tuesday 4 June 2019 and Tuesday 11 June 2019. Please meet in PE at 4pm.

Published: 23 May 2019

This year's Sports Award for Teacher of the Year will be chosen via a voting system of all pupils and staff.

This is a member of staff that has gone above and beyond for sport at Knox Academy and who has shown great commitment and dedication to Knox sport.

Please cast one vote for your preferred nominee.

Published: 22 May 2019

All pupils who have signed up for the Trampolining Schools Competition please come to PE to collect a form from Miss Graham today, Wednesday 22 May 2019 or tomorrow Thursday 23 May 2019 at the latest.  

Published: 21 May 2019

Any pupil interested in participating with Queen Margaret University & East Lothian School Libraries “My Future East Lothian” Film Project, please attend an introductory meeting in the school library at break today, Wednesday 22nd May. The project will develop your skills in film editing, script writing, project planning, and interviewing skills. You will be working alongside Queen Margaret University lecturers and students throughout the project.

Ms Todd & Mr Plain

Published: 21 May 2019

Can all members of the Girls Computing Club attend an essential meeting today (Wednesday) at lunch time. This is a meeting that those involved cannot afford to miss and it is essential that you come at the very start of lunch. We will be meeting in Mrs Stewarts room as usual however please note the change in day.

Published: 20 May 2019

Please note, there will be NO girl's fitness running this week due to the athletics heats taking place on Wednesday.

Published: 17 May 2019

At Barnardo’s Scotland, volunteers are vital to the work that we do with children/young people and we would love your help with promoting our new volunteer recruitment campaign.

Fortnight oFun”, offers the chance for young people (age 14+) to volunteer in the summer holidays for two weeks, or longer.

Our aim is to get more young people involved within our retail stores. They would be able to gain valuable work experience, they could complete Duke of Edinburgh’s Award hours or it could be the perfect opportunity for them to try something new with their free time. Their contribution however big or small, will continue to help support our work across Barnardo’s Scotland.

Some of the types of activities young people can be involved in are: 

  • Arranging a window display, either themed/seasonal and taking part in a display competition
  • Entertainment (arranging displays for books, music, DVDs)
  • Hidden treasure – E-bay research (to assess if items are worth sending for posting on E-bay) – packaging items up for Ebay and sending with the supporting research 

Details on our shop locations can be found by searching with your school postcode (EH41 4DT).

Published: 15 May 2019

This position is only open to young people aged between 16 and 24 years of age who reside in East Lothian

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Roads Operations Service of East Lothian Council as a Modern Apprentice Road Worker, working towards a SVQ2 in Road Building and Maintenance (SCQF Level 5).  You will work within the Service to learn a variety of skills within the role including how to operate items of road construction plant and work as part of a team of experienced Road workers. The work undertaken will range from small drainage works to major road resurfacing projects and include opportunities to participate in construction of new roads and pavements. You should enjoy working outdoors and be prepared to work in all weather conditions.

The apprentice will attend an appropriate college out with East Lothian. The training programme for development will be over a 2 year period and you must achieve milestone targets related to the completion of the SVQ Level 2 as agreed on the Individual Training Plan. Failure to meet these targets may result in the termination of the apprenticeship.  You will be 16-24 years old (or an official 2019 summer leaver) and be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm this role and have a commitment to learn.

CLICK HERE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO APPLY 

Published: 13 May 2019

This is an excellent opportunity to join the Roads Operations Service of East Lothian Council as a Modern Apprentice Road Worker. You will work within the Service to learn a variety of skills within the role including how to operate items of road construction plant and work as part of a team of experienced Roadworkers. The work undertaken will range from small drainage works to major road resurfacing projects and include opportunities to participate in construction of new roads and pavements. You should enjoy working outdoors and be prepared to work in all weather conditions.

The apprentice will attend an appropriate college out with East Lothian. The training programme for development will be over a 2 year period and you must achieve milestone targets related to the completion of the SVQ Level 2 framework as agreed on the Individual Training Plan. Failure to meet these targets may result in the termination of the apprenticeship.  You will be 16-19 years old (or an official 2019 summer leaver) and be able to demonstrate an enthusiasm this role and have a commitment to learn. 

For more details and to apply visit myjobscotland.  Applications close for this position on Sunday 2 June 2019.

Published: 13 May 2019

All information regarding what package you are on and what member of staff is running the package is on the tartan notice boards in the Food Court.  PLEASE make sure you read all the information and anything you don't know - go and see the package leader ASAP.  For those of you staying in school - there is a timetable available to see on the notice board.  You will need to check what group you are in - this is also on the notice board.  Registration rooms will be slightly different this week - again this information is on the notice board and can also be found on the Activities Week pages of the website.

Published: 13 May 2019

All information regarding what to wear, what to bring, where to meet and what time you are leaving - is now on the tartan notice board in the food court.  PLEASE make sure you read everything!    For those of you staying in school - there is also a timetable available to see on the notice board.  Registration Rooms might be slightly different - again this information is on the notice board. The information is also on the school website on the 'Activities Week' page.

Published: 10 May 2019

Just a gentle reminder that those who have selected 'a Question of Sport' for activities week, that there will be a meeting on Monday 13th of May at Lunchtime in the small gym.

 

Published: 09 May 2019

Thank you for taking the time to respond to the survey. We had 113 responses. The preferred option was Zambia in first place, Costa Rica in second place and Peru in third place.

Moving forward the plan is to hold assemblies with the pupils in early June to provide them with more information. We will also invite a representative from Outlook Expedition to speak to parents in the school so that any questions you have can be answered in detail before you make a decision.

Once again thank you for your time we value your input.

Vicky Lyon and Sally Cochrane

Published: 09 May 2019

REMINDER: if you are attending the Youth Games on Tuesday 21 May 2019 please attend a short meeting at lunch today (Thursday) at 1.30pm in the Small Gym.

Published: 08 May 2019

There is now a sign up sheet outside PE for the upcoming trampolining competition held on the 14 June 2019. Please sign up no later than the 24 May 2019. If you have any questions please come see Miss Graham. 

Published: 08 May 2019

Could all pupils who have chosen 'A Question of Sport' for activities week please attend a meeting in the small gym on Monday 13th May 2019. If there are any issues could you please come and see Mr Tainsh.

Published: 08 May 2019

If you registered your interest in the Scottish Schools Track and Field event, can you please see Miss Borwick today (Wednesday) to confirm entries.

Published: 07 May 2019

Can pupils who have signed up for the SUP Activity please come to Ms. Cahoon's room (T2.2) TODAY (Wed.) at 1:20pm. If  you can not attend, please try to see Ms. Cahoon or Mrs. Montgomery ASAP.

Published: 07 May 2019

All S2 and S3 students participating in the Health & Beauty package, please attend a VERY important meeting on Thursday during lunch time in Miss Laudi’s room. During this meeting, Mrs. Reynolds (English) will explain what you need to bring for the events. If you can’t attend this meeting, you MUST see Mrs. Reynolds this week Wednesday or Thursday because she is not in on Fridays.

Published: 07 May 2019

All S2 and S3 students participating in the Master Chef package, please attend a VERY important meeting on Thursday during break time in Miss Laudi’s room. During this meeting, Mrs. Reynolds’  (English) will ask you what ingredients you need for your Master Chef menu and hand out PC1 forms. If you can’t attend this meeting, you MUST see Mrs. Reynolds this week Wednesday or Thursday because she is not in on Fridays.

Published: 07 May 2019

The Food and Textile Technology Dept. are planning a day trip to the Royal Highland Show at Ingliston on the 20 June 2019.  It is open to any S4-6 Hospitality pupils (at change of timetable). 

If your child would like to come, please see Mrs Cochrane in FTT for the relevant forms.

Published: 07 May 2019

Sign up for Knox Sport's Championships is now OPEN! Please ensure that during your time in PE this week, that you sign up to the events that you wish to take part in. The heats will run on Wednesday 22nd May and Thursday 23rd May. More information will follow!

Published: 07 May 2019

MEETING: please can all those that returned Youth Games forms to indicate their availability to play, meet in the small gym on Thursday 9th May at lunch time to finalise plans and teams. Please ensure you arrive on time, at 1.30pm. If you can not make the meeting, please speak to Miss Borwick beforehand.

Published: 06 May 2019

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

Published: 03 May 2019

A house key was found in the Food Court Classroom after-school on Thursday. See Mr Dempster to reclaim if you think it might be yours.

Wil be handed in to the school office in a few days if not claimed.

Published: 02 May 2019

There will be a brief meeting in Mr Redford's room today at Break for all pupils going on the PGL trip to finalise rooming arrangements.

Mr Redford

Published: 01 May 2019

Have you lost a "Python Pocket Reference" Book?  Left behind in M.12 on Tuesday 30 April 2019.

Please see Mr Dempster to reclaim - if not reclaimed by the beginning of next week this will be passed directly to the Computing Department.