June 2019

Published: 19 June 2019

Good Afternoon

Thank you to everyone who made it along last night. I hope the library wasn't too warm. I'm attaching the link to the sign-up information webpage below:

www.outlookexpeditions.com

Click on the "Go to Basecamp" link.  You will then need the unique Knox ERN code. It is ERN no: 2021CXQ01T1

If you need any further information you can contact myself at the school our contact Outlook (01248 672 760). Outlook are the people to speak to about the finance side of things. The deposit deadline is the 5th  July 2021

I have just received an email  from Outlook informing me that the deposit has been reduced from £275 to £175

Once we have a team and the expedition goes live we will meet in August to look at fundraising etc.

I have a supply of the guides in the school at the office or you can see me in SFL

Thank you very much

Vicky Lyon

Published: 19 June 2019

An opportunity has arisen where we are in the position to start organising a ski trip to Italy for February 2021. A short meeting is going to be held in Mr Redford's room on Monday 24th June 2019 at 1.30pm. Please attend this meeting if you wish to receive more information about the trip and register your interest. If you cannot make the meeting but wish to put your name forward, please come and see Ms Borwick in PE as soon as possible. 

Published: 18 June 2019

Can all pupils who were involved in the Schools Trampolining Competition please come see Miss Graham in the PE department at Wednesday break time (19 June 2019).

Published: 18 June 2019

Reminder to all pupils that there is a free dance taster session on this Wednesday (19 June 2019) after school from 3:30-4:30. Please feel free to come along even if you have not signed up for the session, everyone is welcome!

Published: 18 June 2019

Leadership elections are next Tuesday 25 June 2019.

My manifesto can be read here.

Follow all the candidates on twitter  

Published: 18 June 2019

Next Tuesday (25 June 2019) all pupils and staff will be able to vote for the new Pupil Leadership Team. Posters for all candidates are on display in the social area and you can follow updates on their twitter page @KnoxElections. They will also be taking part in a Hustings event on Monday (24 June 2019) at lunchtime in the Assembly Hall - come along to hear them try to win your vote!

Published: 18 June 2019

Can all pupils in Mr Flood's old S3 Business Management class who sponsored him for the Edinburgh Half Marathon please hand in their sponsor money by the end of this week? Any concerns or if you are unsure, please see Mr Flood.

Published: 18 June 2019

For all pupils interested in being part of the Poppyscotland team in session 2019/2020, there will be a meeting in M.11 at the start of morning break on Thursday 20 June. If you are interested but unable to attend the meeting, please see Mr Flood.

Published: 18 June 2019

All pupils in Mr Flood's Higher Economics class should go to M.11 at 11 am this morning.

Published: 18 June 2019

Spaces are available for those pupils interested in volunteering in the Tots 'n' Teens crèche this year.  For further information please see Mr Illingworth.  Application forms can be collected from the school office and should be returned to your register teacher by Friday 21 June 2019.

Published: 18 June 2019

REMINDER: County Sports will take place this Thursday (20th June). Please ensure you registration first, and then come to the PE hall in appropriate sports clothing. Please bring warm, waterproof clothing as well as snacks and lunch. The bus will also be £3.00. This will be collected on Thursday morning. 

Published: 18 June 2019

If you are attending the Royal Highland Show on Thursday 20 June 2019, please make your way to Food & Health straight after registration.

The bus will be departing at 9 am.

Published: 14 June 2019

Can all Head Pupil candidates please attend a meeting TODAY (Monday) at 1.20pm in M.4.

Published: 14 June 2019

Good Afternoon

S3-S5 pupils were given an assemble today from Outlook Expedition on the proposed expedition to Zambia and Botswana. You are invited to attend an Information Evening to learn more about our proposed expedition to Zambia & Botswana in 2021.

The information evening will take place at Knox Academy on:

Tuesday 18th June 2019 : 6:30 pm

A representative from Outlook Expedition will be available to talk us through the expedition process

We look forward to seeing you then

Dr Vicky Lyon

Published: 13 June 2019

Can current pupil librarians please attend a meeting in the school library at break today, Thursday 13 June 2019, to discuss plans for the new school year.

If you cannot attend this meeting but are still interested in being a pupil librarian, please see Miss Todd in the library before the end of the week.

Published: 12 June 2019

Can all those who received a trophy at the 2018 Sports Awards please return it to PE as soon as possible. These awards are to be engraved and given out again this year so will need to be given to PE by the end of this week.

Note: these are the trophies and not the medals. 

Published: 12 June 2019

Can the following pupils please come to the PE hall for a short meeting on Friday 14 June at break time : 

S2 -  

  • Jack Wilkie
  • Lucas Maccagnato-Lugton
  • Dex Brown 
  • Brandon McDonald
  • Rudie Shearer
  • Lucy Craig
  • Annabelle Murray
  • Emma Leckie
  • Natalie Campbell
  • Tom Kelman
  • Blair Ross
  • Ethan Rettie
  • Andrew Larkman
  • Cameron McKinnon

S3 - 

  • Carys McKnight
  • Jemma Swan
  • Ellen Hunter
  • Zoe Doig
  • Ruaraidh Irvine
  • Louisa Stoddart
  • Lauren Clark
  • Olivia Dale
  • Kirsty Dee
  • Mara Popa
  • Isla Kilkenny
  • Eilidh Towler
  • Joss Arnold
  • Oscar Pirie
  • Ollie Craig
  • Advija Husic
  • Oscar Pirie
  • Ryan Hutchison
  • Dylan Pearman​​​​​​​

S4 -

  • Douglas Slate
  • Amelia Hockey
  • Aidan Ballantyne
  • Calum Rettie
  • Euan Murray
  • Euan McInness
  • Jamie Goan
  • Matthew Lister
  • Bethany Ross
  • Catriona Watson
  • Hamish Allan
  • Ella Blamire
  • Ewan McKinlay​​​​​​​

S5 -

  • Arthur Wickham
  • Rowan Hamilton
  • Hugo Elder
  • Joshua Halliday
  • Duncan Riley
  • Iris Ramage
  • Beth Riva
  • Lucy Lemmon​​​​​​​

S6 -

  • Angus Langlands
  • Connor Moncrieff
  • Mason Kerr
  • Charlie Smith
  • Samantha Deacon
  • Charlotte Grey
  • Isla Booth
  • Catriona Dee
  • Catriona Wrinn
  • Ben Ritchie
  • Andrew Syme
  • Dylan Glass
  • Amanda Martin
Published: 12 June 2019

If you attend girl's morning fitness and intend on coming next week for the final session before the end of term, can you please sign up on the board in PE before Tuesday 18 June 2019 to ensure we have enough food for you all for breakfast! 

Published: 12 June 2019

If you are interested in participating in Young Enterprise this year but did not sign up for it during the Wednesday core class - DO NOT DESPAIR.... you can still be part of this exciting competition.  There will be a meeting in M11 today (Wednesday) at 1.30 for further details.  Alternatively, just pop in and see Mrs Ferguson or Mr Flood at any time.

D Ferguson

Published: 12 June 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 12 June.

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.

If you cannot attend this meeting please see Miss Todd in the library ASAP to register your interest.

Published: 11 June 2019

You are invited to attend an Information Evening to learn more about our proposed expedition to Zambia & Botswana in 2021.

The information evening will take place at Knox Academy on:

Tuesday 18th June 2019 : 6:30 pm

A representative from Outlook Expedition will be available to talk us through the expedition process. We look forward to seeing you then

Dr Vicky Lyon

 

Clarification: this excursion is for pupils who will be in new S5/S6 (or have just left school) at the time of the excursion - Summer 2021.

Published: 11 June 2019

The deadline to pay for An Inspector Calls at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh is Monday 17 June 2019. You MUST pay by this date even if you have handed in a consent form already as the theatre must be paid before the summer. If you are interested in the trip you can pay online and collect a form from Ms. Cahoon in English. 

Published: 11 June 2019

The deadline to pay for Frankenstein at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh is Monday 17 June 2019. You MUST pay by this date even if you have handed in a consent form already as the theatre must be paid before the summer. If you are interested in the trip you can pay online and collect a form from Ms. Cahoon in English. 

Published: 11 June 2019

Netball for junior and senior players will run today (Wednesday) from 3.30pm - 4.15pm. This will be a joint session!

Published: 11 June 2019

REMINDER: Those taking part in County Sports on Thursday please attend registration and then come to the Games Hall. Please ensure you have your snacks/lunch with you, as well as warm, and waterproof clothing!

Published: 10 June 2019

Can all those on the Sports Council attend an essential meeting on Wednesday at lunchtime in Mrs Stewart’s room. This will be one of our last meetings of this session and it is important you not only attend but get there as early as possible.

Published: 10 June 2019

The coach to Eskmills, Musselburgh will leave Knox Academy at 5.30 pm sharp, please arrive from 5.00 pm. All pupils and bags will be subject to a search before entering the bus. Please remember that the coach will only take pupils to the venue. No transport has been organised for the end of the event.

Please ensure that you are familiar with the school's Alcohol Policy for the event. All essential information regarding alcohol consumption and ID can be found within this document.

Evening guests are invited to arrive from 9 pm.

Published: 10 June 2019

Current standings from the S1-S3 Knox Championship heats are now on display in PE ahead of tomorrow's finals. Those that have qualified for the track events from S1-S3 are also on display. Please ensure you make yourself aware if this is you. ALL senior pupils will have the opportunity to enter into track and field events. More information to follow through class teachers!

Published: 09 June 2019

If you would like to be part of Knox Academy's under-16 football team please attend today's(Monday 10th June) meeting at 11:10am in the small gym at PE.

The meeting will start sharp at the start of break so you must be on time.

Published: 07 June 2019

The Athletics Championships/Sports Day 2019 is scheduled for Tuesday 11 June p1-3 only.  If the weather stops us we will try to get another date before summer holidays - it is intended to make a decision about this before Monday p7. 

Along with cheering on your house for the athletics events, there will be tug of war and wheelbarrow races for all pupils to enter. 

For the purposes of scoring and house points -  all pupils will revert back to their previous year group (eg S1-S5 NOT S2-S6).

Please see the Sports Day Running Order 2019 for information about when/what is happening.

Published: 07 June 2019

All S6 pupils should go to the Assembly Hall at the start of Period 3 on Monday. You will find out about your Core class and teacher.

Published: 06 June 2019

There will be a meeting on Monday 10 June 2019 at 1.20pm in M.4 (Miss Bulloch's room) to give more information about the Head Pupil election process.

If you cannot attend this meeting please see Mr Redford or Miss Bulloch.

Published: 06 June 2019

There will be a meeting on Monday 10 June 2019 at 11:10 am in order to establish if there would be enough interest to start are brand new Knox Academy Under-16's football team. (All S1-4 welcome)

Those pupils wishing to be involved should come along and meet in the "small gym" at PE as soon as the bell goes for the start of break.

If you are unable to make it along to the meeting, you must make Mr Miller aware of your absence in advance.

Published: 05 June 2019

A reminder to all S6 pupils signed up for the Dalguise Trip in September 2019 that the final payment of £60 is due by this Friday. Please see Mr Redford as soon as possible if there is any issue with having the balance paid by the deadline.

Published: 05 June 2019

URGENT PLEA: Can all seniors who have been issued County Sports information please let PE know by the end of the week if they intend on participating, and return their PC1 if they wish to do so by Friday also.

Published: 05 June 2019

Mr Tainsh will be hosting a short meeting at 13:30 in the small gym on Thursday 6th June, to provide information on the 2019-20 S3 Sports Leadership group.

This is a great opportunity for those who are interested or passionate about all things sport. You will be actively involved in planning and running events for the local community and cluster primary schools.

Even if you have a slight interest, don’t hesitate to come along and find out more!

Published: 05 June 2019

The Music Department are planning to take Senior Phase pupils to attend a workshop on the Opera Eugene Onegin’ at Preston Lodge High School. 

This trip will take place on Friday 14th June 11:30am and will be free of charge. The workshop will last for 1 hour and 30 minutes which includes a performance and Q&A session.    We plan to be back at the school by 2pm at the latest.

If you are interested in the trip please see Mrs Loughrey or Mrs Martin for a form . There are only 13 spaces on the minibus so spaces with be given on a first come first serve basis. 

If there any parents with children wishing to go on this trip and who would be willing to drive to Preston Lodge please get in touch with the school.

Published: 05 June 2019

The Music Department are planning to take Senior Phase pupils to attend a workshop on the Opera Eugene Onegin’ at Preston Lodge High School. 

This trip will take place on Friday 14th June 11:30am and will be free of charge. The workshop will last for 1 hour and 30 minutes which includes a performance and Q&A session.    We plan to be back at the school by 2pm at the latest.

If you are interested in the trip please see Mrs Loughrey or Mrs Martin for a form . There are only 13 spaces on the minibus so spaces with be given on a first come first serve basis. 

If there any parents with children wishing to go on this trip and who would be willing to drive to Preston Lodge please get in touch with the school.

Published: 04 June 2019

Could all S5 please head to the Food Court at the start of Period 4 today (Wednesday) for their core period.

Mr Redford

Published: 04 June 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: 04 June 2019

The Pupil Learning Team will meet on Wednesday 12 June, periods 2 and 3, in the Food Court.    If you have any questions please ask Mrs Clubb

Published: 03 June 2019

On the 19 June 2019 there will be a dance taster session ran by Knight Fever Dance Club. This will be a commercial style workshop and will run after school free of charge. Please come along to PE to sign up for the session. Depending on numbers we may have two sessions, one for juniors and one for seniors. This is a great opportunity for all those who are interested in dance or want to start something new!

Published: 03 June 2019

East Lothian Council has developed a Draft East Lothian Climate Change Strategy 2019–2024 for consultation, setting out how we will continue to reduce carbon emissions that cause global warming, adapt to changes in our climate, and improve sustainability.

We would like to hear your views on our proposals for how the Council, and the wider East Lothian community, including local communities, businesses, organisations and individuals, can tackle climate change.

For more information watch this video (below), and visit the Consultation Hub for the full document and to give your response.

Published: 03 June 2019

Reminder for everyone who is taking part in the Schools Trampolining Competition that there is practice today at lunch time (Monday 3rd June) and Tuesday 4th of June. Please only attend one of the two sessions due to time restrictions at lunch. Everyone who is taking part in the competition please attend on Friday after school. There will also be training next week on Monday 10th and Tuesday 11th at lunch.

Published: 03 June 2019

REMINDER: for the coming weeks please see below for the training times.

  • JUNIORS: 3.30pm-4.15pm
  • SENIORS: 4.15pm-5.00pm
Published: 03 June 2019

REMINDER: for those that attend the morning fitness sessions, please be aware that these will now start at 7.30am! Please be ready to go - breakfast will follow as normal!

Published: 03 June 2019

REMINDER: all forms for County Sports MUST be returned ASAP to ensure your position on the team. Those looking to take part in extra practice, this will run from 3.30pm tomorrow (Tuesday), Please meet in PE.