August 2019

Published: 26 August 2019

This is just a reminder that anyone who would like to volunteer with the Paired Reading scheme should come to see Miss McBride asap. The programme will be up and running soon so it would be great to have some more S6 involved. It is also very valuable experience for CVs and UCAS.

Published: 26 August 2019

The yoga club is now running on Mondays 3:30-4pm AND Thursdays 3:30-4pm in the drama studio (dependent on numbers of yogis). Beginners are encouraged to come and yoga mats are available. Please wear comfortable/stretchy clothing. Namaste! 

Published: 26 August 2019

Please see Ms. Cahoon in the English Dept. ASAP if you would like to come to see An Inspector Calls at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh on 9 Oct. Cost: £15. 

Published: 26 August 2019

Please see Ms. Cahoon in the English Dept. ASAP if you would like to come to see An Inspector Calls at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh on 9 Oct. Cost: £15. 

Published: 26 August 2019

Please see Ms. Cahoon in the English Dept. ASAP if you would like to come to see Frankenstein at the King's Theatre in Edinburgh on 23 Oct. Cost: £15. 

Published: 23 August 2019

The Knox Dance lunch time club will be starting on Thursday 29th August 2019 in the small gym. This will start at 1:15 in the small gym. All years and abilities are welcome. If you are unable to make this session however would like to come along or find out more information please speak to Miss Graham.

Published: 23 August 2019

A reminder to all pupils that hockey training is on this Tuesday (27/08/2019) at Aubigny Sports Centre. S1-S3 training session is 3:45-4:45, seniors will be training 4:45-5:45. ALL new players are welcome!

Published: 23 August 2019

Could all S6 taking part in the September trip to Dalguise please attend a short meeting in Mr Redford's room at break-time today.

Mr Redford

Published: 22 August 2019

Are you interested in a career in medicine?

There are 4 lectures this year at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh. All lectures are free.

Please register for these lectures which you are interested in:

It is also possible to view these lectures via web-streaming rather than attending in person - see details on each of the links above.

For further assistance with applying to UCAS courses please speak with Mr Meekison.

Published: 22 August 2019

Can those that attended netball on Wednesday (S2) please come and see Ms Borwick, very quickly during break time today (Friday) to confirm if they can attend the netball tournament on Thursday 5 September 2019 at Ross High.

Published: 22 August 2019

The Girls Computing Club meets every week in Mrs Stewart’s  room (computing) on Thursdays lunchtimes. 

We cover a broad range of computer skills over the course of the year by doing things such as escape room style Easter egg hunts, games and sometimes even craft.

This is a open place where there will also be senior pupils to aid in any work / homework and the activities are always optional, with plenty of room for people to explore their own computing related endeavours. 

If this sounds like the club for you please feel free to come along and give it a go!  All girls are welcome and please feel free to bring your lunch. 

Published: 22 August 2019

GIRLS: if you are in interested in joining the girl's football team, please attend a short meeting on Monday (26 August 2019) lunch time (at 1.30pm) in the small gym. If you cannot attend, but are interested, please let Ms Borwick know.

Published: 22 August 2019

All pupils who have chosen a College, Foundation Apprenticeship or PreVoc course should go to the Assembly Hall at the start of Period 6 TODAY (Thursday 22 August 2019).

Published: 21 August 2019

Any S6 wishing to apply to become a prefect should complete the Application Form by Friday 30 August 2019.

Published: 20 August 2019

Just a quick update about the Zambia and Botswana trip. We have 9 pupils signed up. Outlook need 10 pupils for the trip to go live. If there are any pupils who are interested in going on the trip there is still an opportunity to sign up for the trip.

You can do this online. The ERN code you need is 2021CXQ01T1

Any questions you can contact outlook on 01248  672  760  or you can contact me at the school

Vicky Lyon, CL Support for Learning

Published: 20 August 2019

The geography department have made up a list of what you can watch on TV (this week) to improve your knowledge and understanding in Geography.  Take a look at Mr Clark's twitter feed for details of programs relating to geography.  You might learn something new!! If you cant access the twitter post take a look at the posters outside Mr Clark and Miss Stobie's Classrooms (M8 & M9) for programme details.

Published: 20 August 2019

Any S6 pupils who are interested in volunteering as part of the Paired Reading Scheme should come to see Miss McBride during registration over the course of the next week.

Published: 19 August 2019

There will be a meeting for those interested in joining a Knox dance club. The meeting will be on Thursday 22 August 2019 in the small gym at 13:20. If you are unable to make this however would like to find out more information, please speak to Miss Graham in PE. All years are welcome!

Published: 19 August 2019

Hockey will be starting back this Tuesday (20/08/2019) at Aubigny Sports Centre. S1-S3 training session is 3:45-4:45, seniors will be training 4:45-5:45. All new players are welcome!

Published: 19 August 2019

There will be a meeting for those interested in joining a Knox football club. This will take place on Wednesday 21 August 2019 in the games hall at 13:20. If you are unable to make it and are interested, please make an effort to speak to Mr Miller or Thomas (PE office).

Published: 19 August 2019

There will be an LGBT meeting in the library on Wednesday 21 August 2019. Bring your lunch along. Everyone welcome!

Miss Stobie & Ms Adam

Published: 19 August 2019

Are you 16 or over and have a passion for all things classical music? You could become a RSNO Young Ambassadors for the 2019/20 season!

Young Ambassadors are invited to attend forums throughout the season working alongside the RSNO team to debate the direction of youth engagement within classical music.  Ambassadors also gain work experience opportunities, receive free tickets for RSNO concerts and get the chance meet RSNO musicians and conductors!

For further details and for the application form visit the RSNO website or talk wit Mrs Loughrey or Mrs Martin. 

Deadline for applications is 5pm on Friday 30 August 2019

Published: 19 August 2019

The Green Team - Knox Academy's recycling club - meets every week to help empty recycling from classrooms. We get together in Miss Laudi's class (T1.2) to have our lunch and then we go to classrooms. The vibe is very relaxed and easy-going, and we already have a group of wonderful S3 students who help! This is a great way to meet students in other years, to get to know the school better, and to do something positive for Knox! We'll be meeting every Thursday at lunch time this year in Miss Laudi's room, starting from this Thursday. Bring your lunch along and hope to see you there!

Published: 19 August 2019

The Eco-Committee will be back in action this year to plan more environment-oriented events and projects for Knox Academy. If you'd like to join the Eco-Committee to participate in the planning and running of our initiatives this year, come along to our first meeting! We'll be meeting in Miss Laudi's room (T1.2 - modern languages) on Wednesday at lunch time starting at 1:15pm. Feel free to bring your lunch along! Looking forward to seeing old and new members to make this year the best one yet!

Published: 19 August 2019

Girl's morning fitness will resume on Wednesday 4 September 2019 at 7.30am followed by breakfast. A reminder will be sent out nearer the time!

Published: 19 August 2019

JUNIOR NETBALL (S1-S3) will resume this week on Wednesday straight after school until 4.15pm.

SENIOR NETBALL (S4-S6) will have a short meeting on Wednesday, at 1.30pm in the small gym.

Published: 19 August 2019

SKI TRIP MEETING: reminder that this will take place for those interested in the ski trip, today (Monday) in the small gym at 1.30pm. Please ensure you attend to gain more information about the trip. If you cannot attend, please come to PE at the end of the day.

Published: 18 August 2019

Can all Pupil Librarians please attend a meeting today (Monday) at lunch time in the library. This is our initial meeting of the year and any new members are welcome to attend and see what the team is about. 

Published: 16 August 2019

SKI TRIP MEETING: for those interested in the ski trip, there will be a very short meeting on Monday 19th August in the small gym, at 1.30pm to issue new information. If you have yet to return your parental information form, but still wish attend, please come along to the meeting! If you cannot make the meeting but are interested, please come to PE on Monday.

Published: 15 August 2019

Could all pupils going on the New York trip in February please attend a very brief meeting in Mr Redford's (new) room at break-time today (Friday).

Mr Redford

Published: 14 August 2019

This week, lunch time clubs in PE will be for S1 only with different activities on offer. Please arrive to the PE department as soon as you've finished your lunch. Please do not bring any food or open drinks with you!

Published: 13 August 2019

FINAL REMINDER: if you wish to note your interest for the ski trip, running in February 2021, please ensure you have returned your parent information form by Friday 16 August 2019. Letters can still be collected from PE. Finalised information regarding the trip will be issued next week.