September 2019

Published: 20 September 2019

The Earth Science Week photo competition

This year’s photo competition is celebrating the theme by inviting images of the geology all around us from anywhere in the world. Send us pictures of geology where you live, a favourite holiday destination, a place you’ve studied or worked at, or somewhere that inspires you! Whatever you choose, please submit your photographs with a few lines about the subject of your image and/or what the site means to you.

Prizes

As well as being displayed at the Geological Society, winning photographs will all feature in our 2020 calendar, with full credit. In addition, first, second and third prizes will be awarded:

1st prize: £100
2nd prize: £50
3rd prize: £25

HOW TO APPLY

Please include with your entry:

The title of the photograph

The location of the photograph

A short explanation of the subject of the image/ what it means to you

Entries must be emailed to outreach@geolsoc.org.uk by 9am on the closing date, Monday 23rd September. 

 

Miss Stobie & Mr Clark

Published: 19 September 2019

All pupils attending College/Pre Vocational/Foundation Apprenticeship courses must now register with the School Office before leaving school. Any questions about this, please see Mr Flood.

Published: 19 September 2019

There will be a meeting at the start of morning interval today (Thursday) in M.11 (Bus Ed) for all S6 pupils interested in being part of the Poppyscotland team this session.

Published: 18 September 2019

Choir rehearsals will start this Thursday after school (the 19th) in Mrs Loughrey's room.

They are open to all from S2 upwards. 

(for S1s eager to sing there will be a lunchtime singing group starting soon)

 

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Published: 18 September 2019

The Scottish Association of Geography Teachers are running a Photo Competition on the theme of 'Coasts/Water'

The Top Three pictures will be chosen at the Scottish Association of Geography Teachers Conference.

Top Prize of £30 Amazon Vouchers!  If you want some ideas or have any questions see Mr Clark (M8).

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS 20 OCTOBER 2019

  • Email a maximum of 3 Photos Electronically with your full name, year group, school and Geography teachers name (Mr Clark/Miss Stobie) and location of the photo to:

Mr Gall - a.gall@angusschools.org.uk

 

OR

Print your 3 photos and with a note of your full name, year group, school and Geography teachers name (Mr Clark/Miss Stobie) and location of the photo post it to:

Mr Gall
Geography Department
Monifieth High School
Panmurefield Road
Monifieth
Angus
DD5 4QT

Published: 18 September 2019

Could all S6 heading to Dalguise this weekend please attend a very brief meeting in the Assembly Hall at 1:30pm today (Wednesday).

Published: 17 September 2019

A brand new Scripture Union Group is starting at Knox on Wednesday 18 September in L1 (Support for Learning Department), at lunchtime.

All welcome – come along and give it a go -  games, discussion and fun.

For further information or any questions speak to Mr Russell or Ms Lewis.

Published: 17 September 2019

Choices for Block 2 are now displayed in PE. If your name is missing, please see your register teacher.

Please ensure you register with your class teacher before making your way to the designated facility for your activity.

Published: 13 September 2019

The latest updates to the Extra-Curricular Timetable including Supported Study Sessions is now available.

Published: 12 September 2019

Many thanks to everyone who voted in yesterday's Pupil Parliament elections, and particular thanks to the House Captains and Mr Redford's Higher Politics class for running the Polling Station. Many congratulations to the following newly-elected representatives:

Garleton

  • S1: Ruaridh Morrison 
  • S2: Benjamin Gopo
  • S3: Greg Smith 
  • S4: Katie Moore 
  • S5: tbc

Lammerlaw:

  • S1: AJ Gardiner
  • S2: Cadence Barr
  • S3: Taylor Black
  • S4: Tom Riddle
  • S5: Carrie Evans

Traprain:

  • S1: Alasdair Easton
  • S2: tbc
  • S3: Ellen Hunter
  • S4: Dana Harkess
  • S5: Marilyn Briggs
Published: 12 September 2019

Apologies for the late notice! Today's (Thurs 12 Sept) yoga club is CANCELED. 

Published: 12 September 2019

Can all those that attend S3 netball, please meet in the small gym on Tuesday 17th September at 1.30pm for a short meeting. Please feel free to bring your lunch!

Published: 11 September 2019

East Lothian Council are looking for your views on supported bus routes in East Lothian. Their new consultation invites comments on services as well as ideas about new/different services. Have your say on the East Lothian Consultation Hub.

Published: 10 September 2019

Could all pupils who signed up for Young Enterprise but are not timetabled to attend the core Young Enterprise period 4 on Wednesdays, please attend a short meeting in M11 at the beginning of period 4 today (Wednesday). Thanks

Mr Flood/Mrs Ferguson

Published: 10 September 2019

Can the following S1 pupils please come to the library at lunchtime today (10/09/19) for pupil librarian training:

  • Ava Middlemiss 1G1
  • Isla Hogg 1G1
  • Alex Watson 1G1
  • Lillie Marshall 1G2
  • Ruaridh Morrison 1G2
  • Steven-Lee Lockhart 1G2
  • Rachael Hanley 1G2
  • Anya Boardman 1G2
  • Leo Logan 1L1
  • Ollie Anderson 1L1
  • Sam Palmer 1L1
  • Finlay Hawkings 1L1
  • Elspeth Adamson 1L2

Bring your lunch along with you!

If you're unable to come for training or have any questions, chat to Miss Todd in the library.

Published: 09 September 2019

This is just to let all S6 Paired Reading volunteers know that Paired Reading will start on Tuesday 17 September. Any issues/questions please see Miss McBride asap.

Published: 09 September 2019

Can the pupils not attending the Ice Hockey on the New York trip please come to a meeting in Miss Bulloch's room at lunchtime (1.20pm) on Wednesday (11th September 2019).

Published: 09 September 2019

On Thursday 12th September 2019, the S6 will be holding a bake sale in the social area at break and lunch time to help raise money to buy materials for this year's panto props and scenery. Please bring some money to buy cakes, biscuits or sweets and help them to reach their goal. Thank you.

Published: 09 September 2019

Please make yourself familiar with the 'GOING THE EXTRA MILE' board now in PE. This is to recognise YOUR achievements through sport and physical activity, from extra-curricular clubs to international level. We want to encourage you to celebrate your success and share it with staff, and other pupils at Knox Academy. This will be updated monthly.

In order to feature on our ‘Going the Extra Mile’ board, please follow the below steps:

Nominate yourself. You can do this in person by coming to the PE department during the month or emailing a member of the PE department via your school EDUBUZZ account.

Nominate someone else.  If you are a pupil or staff member, you can also do this in person by coming to the PE department, or emailing a member of the PE department via your school EDUBUZZ account.

Alongside your nomination please give a very short reason as to why you are completing the nomination, for yourself, or others!

We will require a photo, this can be an action shot or a head shot (which we can take for you) that will be displayed.  We look forward to filling our ‘Going the Extra Mile’ board for the month of September!

Published: 09 September 2019

Can the following S1 pupils please come to the library at lunchtime today (09/09/19) for pupil librarian training:

  • Ava Middlemiss 1G1
  • Isla Hogg 1G1
  • Alex Watson 1G1
  • Lillie Marshall 1G2
  • Ruaridh Morrison 1G2
  • Steven-Lee Lockhart 1G2
  • Rachael Hanley 1G2
  • Anya Boardman 1G2
  • Leo Logan 1L1
  • Ollie Anderson 1L1
  • Sam Palmer 1L1
  • Finlay Hawkings 1L1
  • Elspeth Adamson 1L2

Bring your lunch along with you!

If you're unable to come for training, training will also be held on Tuesday (10/09/19). Any questions, chat to Miss Todd in the library.

Published: 05 September 2019

REMINDER: if you wish to attend the 2021 ski trip, a £100.00 deposit MUST be paid by Monday 9th September, so we can confirm our trip. We require at least 35 pupils to allow the trip to run. If you have any issues regarding the deposit, please see a member of the PE department.

Published: 05 September 2019

Girl's rugby will commence on Wednesday 11th September.

4pm-5pm

Those that also attend netball can arrive to rugby at 4.15pm

Please meet in the PE department, and Mr McKay will lead the session.

Published: 05 September 2019

Amnesty International will have a relaunch this Monday at lunchtime.  We will be looking at the human rights issues affecting the world today.

Come along to find out more, everyone is welcome!  The venue is Mrs Montgomery's room (T1.6) at 1.30.

Thanks.

Published: 04 September 2019

There will be a short meeting for all pupils in the Young Enterprise programme at 1.30 today, Thursday 5 September, in M11.  Mrs Ferguson.

Published: 04 September 2019

A big thank you to everyone who has donated clothing hangers for our uniform upcycling initiative! We are still looking for another portable clothes rack though, so if you have one you're not using anymore, we'd love for you to bring it in!

Published: 04 September 2019

Anyone who would like to be involved in the S6 Leavers' Dance Committee needs to come to see Miss McBride at lunch time on Tuesday 10 September 2019. Please feel free to bring your lunch along.

Published: 03 September 2019

This year the school is offering the opportunity to work towards this exciting, highly-valued achievement award on an extracurricular basis.  This award is open to S3 pupils this year.

For more information please attend a short meeting at 1.30 pm prompt in room T2.8 (Mr Boyle's science classroom) on Monday 9 September 2019.

See Mr Boyle if you have any questions before then. 

Places on this extracurricular programme are limited, and there may be a selection process involved.  Make sure you arrive at the meeting on time.

Published: 03 September 2019

There will be a meeting at Wednesday (04/09) lunchtime in the library for the LGBT+ALLIES group. Bring along your lunch and everyone is welcome.

Thanks,

Miss Stobie and Ms Adam

Published: 03 September 2019

REMINDER

Morning fitness sessions resume tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7.30am - please meet at the games hall down in PE. Please be ready to start so we can maximise our time together! The fitness session will be followed by breakfast.

Published: 03 September 2019

REMINDER

Netball has returned to the after school programme on Wednesday, after school. S1-S6 should arrive for 3.30pm, with the opportunity to stay and play until 5pm. Please ensure you have returned your PC1 forms. 

Published: 03 September 2019

FOOTBALL

WHEN: Thursday at 4pm - 5pm

WHERE: 3G (Whittingehame Drive, Haddington)

WHAT TO BRING: suitable clothing/footwear, water bottle

REMINDER: please get changed in the school changing rooms as soon as the bell goes, and then walk to the 3G, ready to start for 4pm. Please ensure you have returned your PC1 form.

Published: 02 September 2019

This year's Volunteering Fayre will take place on Friday 6 September in the Assembly Hall. This is a great opportunity to speak to organisations both in and out of school who are offering volunteering opportunities. Full details of the Programme for the morning will be with staff by the middle of the week. Any questions, please see Mr Flood or Mr Miller.

Published: 02 September 2019

Can all original pupil librarian team members from S2-S6 please attend training in the library at lunchtime today.

Please bring your lunch with you and enter through the PSB door.