November 2019

Published: 29 November 2019

Would you like to join us in May 2020 during Activities Week and become an Italian Explorer.  A space has become available.  Please get in touch if this is for you.

Further details from Mr Dempster, Mrs Gillies or Mrs Gourley.

Published: 28 November 2019

A list of  pupils attending the theatre trip to the Lyceum, Edinburgh on Friday 13th December is now up in the Drama corridor. Please check your name is on the list if you think you are going to see A Christmas Carol.

There shall be a meeting about the trip on WED 4TH DECEMBER at 1.15 in the Drama Studio for those who are coming. Bring your lunch!

Published: 28 November 2019

There will be a meeting for S1-3 pupils who have shown interest in the quiz.  Any other S1-3 pupils who wish to get involved please come along. 

The meeting will be on Thursday at lunchtime from 1.30pm; if you are interested but cant make that please come along at break or get a message to Mr Clark.

QUIZ:

Teams will consist of THREE pupils, one each from S1, S2 and S3.

Teams will compete in a local heat and the winning team and runner up from each local (heat held before Easter) will travel to a Scottish final taking place in June – venue TBC.

See Mr Clark in M8 as soon as possible or leave your name with Miss Stobie. 

The topics for the first heats are found below and Mr Clark plans on running some lunchtime/afterschool coaching sessions to help those involved.  

Note: The winning team from the Scottish final will be asked to represent Scotland in a challenge weekend competition run by the Geographical Association. ,Thanks,

Published: 26 November 2019

A reminder to all National PE pupils that there is study support sessions after school on Mondays and Wednesday with Miss Graham and Thursdays with Mr Tainsh. Please come along to PE after school if you are interested in receiving support or to go over prelim work in order to allow you to be prepared and feel confident with course material.

Published: 26 November 2019

We are a young enterprise team called oceanic and we are going to be selling our products around the school to teachers and pupils and whoever else would like one. Our product is an Eco Pack containing a bamboo toothbrush, 2 face wash pads, a metal straw and a months worth of tooth tabs. Our product would be a great gift for anyone, it is useful, gender neutral, beneficial to the environment and starts you off into the world of reusable and eco friendly products. We will going around classrooms in the coming weeks. If you wish to contact us to buy a product or ask a question please email Amanda Martin

Oceanic -  a Young Enterprise Company

Published: 21 November 2019

This is open to all S3 Girls, with applications NOW OPEN.

8 June 2020 to 12 June 2020 - a week of fun and inspiration!

Engineering the Future for Girls, hosted by the Faculty of Engineering in the University of Strathclyde is designed to engage girls in a wide range of engineering challenges that will inspire them to become the next generation of engineers.

There are 100 places available which are fully-funded by BP and BAM Ritchies, for this year’s summer school. It's a non-residential summer school and travel to and from the University of Strathclyde campus (Glasgow city centre) is required. All student costs, including a contribution towards travel and lunch costs, will be covered. Please note that accommodation costs are not included for those who wish to stay in Glasgow during the week. No teacher supervision is required but the provision of a teacher’s supporting statement is necessary for the application to be considered.

More infomraiton is availabel on the Strathclyde University website or within the information flyer.

Published: 21 November 2019

S6 pupils invite all to enjoy a delightful lunchtime event....THE CREATIVE WRITING CLUB!

Do you have a keen interest in the world of literature?

Bring your lunch along to Mr Bristow's Monday lunchtime for some creative fun.

All are welcome!

Published: 20 November 2019

There will be a short assembly on Friday 22 November 2019 to discuss Leavers' Hoodies and the Leavers' Dance.

Essential that all attend and should only last 10 minutes.

Published: 20 November 2019

This Friday at BREAK TIME in front of the trophy cabinets the S6 team will be taking orders (and money) for the photographs you would like printed.  We are only doing this on FRIDAY - so make sure you get your orders done!  Photographs are 50p each.  If you are still unsure what photographs you want printed go and check the notice board in PE for the code.

Published: 20 November 2019

Not long to go till PE do a clear out of any kit we find that is not ours.  Your trainers, t-shirts, joggies, jumpers, etc will be getting donated to local charity shops in 1 week's time!  Come and check we are not discarding your favourite pair of Nike's!

Published: 19 November 2019

There will be a meeting at lunch today, Tuesday 19 November, for all pupil librarians in the library. Bring your lunch!

Published: 19 November 2019

Today is the first session of a new sewing club in the library!

This is an exciting chance to work alongside a former designer and to learn how to sew & design your own clothes and accessories.

Beginners are welcome - bring your lunch with you!

If you have any questions please ask Miss Todd in the library.

Published: 18 November 2019

Miss Graham will be taking netball this week, and therefore the following sessions will run:

JUNIOR (S1-S3) from 3.30pm - 4.15pm

SENIOR (S4-S6) from 4.15pm - 5pm

Please ensure you arrive on time to begin your session! 

Published: 18 November 2019

There will be a meeting tomorrow at break (Tuesday 19 November 2019) in PE for everyone in S3-S6 involved in Knox Hockey. This includes current players and anyone interested in joining.

Published: 18 November 2019

A sewing club will be starting every Tuesday lunchtime in the library. This is an exciting chance to work alongside a former designer and to learn how to sew & design your own clothes and accessories.

Beginners are welcome - bring your lunch with you!

If you have any questions please ask Miss Todd in the library.

Published: 15 November 2019

A sewing club will be starting every Tuesday lunchtime in the library. This is an exciting chance to work alongside a former designer and to learn how to sew & design your own clothes and accessories.

Beginners are welcome - bring your lunch with you!

If you have any questions please ask Miss Todd in the library.

Published: 14 November 2019

Two places for S1 have become available on the Christmas theatre trip to the Lyceum Theatre in Edinburgh to see a production of A Christmas Carol. The trip leaves at 9am on 13 December 2019, return to school by 1pm and costs  £16.50. See Miss Whitfield or Miss MacDonald for a permission letter as soon as possible. More information about the production can be found on the Lyceum website.

Published: 14 November 2019

Can all people going on the New York trip attend a meeting in Miss Stobie's room M.9 at break time on Monday (18/11/19) to pick their menu choices.

Thanks
Miss Stobie 

Published: 13 November 2019

Halloween Dance photos are now on display on a notice board in the PE department.  If you want a copy of any photographs you need to take a note of the number below the photo and next week at break times S6 pupils will be available to place your order and take payment.  The cost is 50p per photograph.

Published: 13 November 2019

PE are doing a clear out!! There are a number of pairs of trainers, t-shirts, shorts and trackies that belong to pupils that have been left in the little PE office.  ALL kit will be recycled/donated at the end of November if not claimed.  Please make sure you come and check if anything is yours before it gets recycled!

Published: 13 November 2019

For Children in Need 2019 the S6 charities committee have organised a range of exciting fundraisers for Friday breaktime including a sponsored head shaving, a bake sale and pie-ing the teachers!

Please remember to bring in a donation if you are wearing something spotty or yellow!

Published: 12 November 2019

There will be a meeting for all My World of Work Pupil Ambassadors on Thursday 14 November at 1.25 pm in M.8 (Mr Clark). Please see Mr Flood if you are unable to attend.

Published: 12 November 2019

There will be a team meeting today (Wednesday) at the start of morning interval in M.11 (Bus Ed). Full attendance please.

Published: 12 November 2019

REMINDER: all S1 netball players are invited to play against Dunbar Grammar School on Thursday. Please meet in PE straight after the school day ends. This will run until approx. 5.30pm. Please let Ms Borwick if you can play today (Wednesday).

Published: 12 November 2019

The second payment was due on Friday 8 November 2019. There are a considerable number of payments overdue. 

Please make these payments as soon as possible, or contact Mr Dempster to discuss alternative arrangements if this may be necessary.

Published: 11 November 2019

This is a reminder for the below pupils that they have signed up for the Forensic Science day today (Monday 11 November 2019) . Pupils should attend registration, and then go to the hall at the start of period 1 with all of their stuff.

Student Name Class
Jessica Cole 3G1
Olvia Dale 3G1
Finlay Robb 3G1
Dillon Thomson 3G1
Ailsa Thompson 3G2
Kirsty Fairbairn 3G2
Oscar Pirie 3G2
Ben Gentil 3G2
Stefanie Dobrescu-Parr 3G2
David Hayman 3L1
Matthew Charbonier 3L1
Sam Deegan 3L1
Liam Taylor 3L1
Millie Wilkinson 3L1
Ryan Hutchison 3L1
Ailsa Benson 3L1
Charlotte Orr 3L3
Amber Washington-Mackay 3L3
Robyn Cameron 3L3
Jack Essery 3L3
Mohammad Taleb 3L3
Lauren Clark 3T1
Callum Donohoe 3T1
Connor Wightman 3T1
Finn Sandison 3T1
Charlie-blue Scott 3T1
Hannah Pathirana 3T2
Billy Purves 3T2
Dylan Pearman 3T2
Scott McFarlane 3T2
Brodie Sutherland 3T2
Rhys Walker 3T2
Owen Williamson 3T2
Rudi Gorman 3T3
Anna Meikle 3T3
Published: 10 November 2019

Netball training this week, is cancelled for S1 and S2. However, it will continue to run for S3-Seniors from 3.30pm - 4.30pm.  

S1: please note you have a HOME fixture at Knox on Thursday against Dunbar, and MUST make Ms Borwick your intention to play by Tuesday lunchtime, 

Published: 10 November 2019

MEETING: for those that are interested in playing against Dunbar Grammar School this Thursday (14th November) please attend a short meeting at lunch time on Tuesday in the small gym at 1.15pm. The game will take place at Knox Academy. Please spread the word!

Published: 08 November 2019

S1-S5 pupils are all invited to wear one item of spotty or yellow clothing on Friday 15 November to support Children in Need.

S6 pupils will be coming round classes throughout the day to collect any donations.

Published: 07 November 2019

All S6 pupils are encouraged to fundraise for Children in Need on Friday 15 November 2019 by coming to school in fancy dress!

The Charities committee ask that you also bring in a donation for Children in Need.

Published: 06 November 2019

S1-S3 Pupils interested in a future career in Art have the opportunity to attend an Open Evening at Edinburgh College of Art with their parents onThursday 5th December 19.00-20.30. If you are interested in attending ask your Art teacher for more information or click on the link to apply for tickets

https://art-design-info-evening.eventbrite.co.uk

Published: 06 November 2019

Please note:  netball will be running from 3.30pm - 4.15pm today due to S3 parent's evening. Seniors are more than welcome to attend alongside S1-S3!

Published: 05 November 2019

REMINDER: all those involved in the pupil parliament must attend a meeting on Thursday 7 November 2019, period 2, in the library.  No need to register with class teacher, just come straight to the library.

Thanks
House Captains

Published: 05 November 2019

At S3 Parents Night on Wednesday 6 November, the Eco-Committee will leave its uniform rack in the front hall for parents who would like to take additional uniform items for their children. There is no charge for taking any items - the goal is to support families and to reduce clothing waste!

There will also be a donation box for anyone who would like to donate uniform items to us. We are accepting all sizes of blazers, white shirts, black jumpers, trousers, and skirts. Please ensure that uniform donations are clean before bringing them in. As a reminder, no hoodies will be accepted as these are no longer part of the Knox uniform.

Published: 05 November 2019

All swimmers taking part should come to PE straight after registration on Thursday morning prior to departure- please have your £3.00 for the bus. Please ensure you have your lunch with you alongside any equipment that you need. If they require goggles please see Ms Borwick before Thursday. You should also be in full dresscode for when you return to school.

Published: 05 November 2019

REMINDER: those that have signed up to the netball tournament on Thursday, please come to PE straight after school when the bell goes. Please ensure you have appropriate clothing and footwear and your £3.00 for the bus.

Published: 05 November 2019

A reminder to Italian Explorers that the second payment (£150) is due this Friday 8 November 2019.

Published: 05 November 2019

A reminder that the second installment of £150 for the PGL Activities Week Trip is due this Friday 8th November. Please ensure you see Mr Redford if there are any issues making the payment on time.

Thank you

Published: 05 November 2019

Unfortunately training has been cancelled on Wednesday 6 November 2019 due to the S3 Parents' Evening.

Published: 05 November 2019

Can the following pupils please register with their period 3 teacher, before heading to the headteachers office for their achievement tie award:

Sam Palmer S1
Corin Woodhead S2
Rudie Shearer S2
Orla Winn S2
Dylan Pearman S3
Thomas Guy S5
Charlie Gates S5
Kirk Washington-Mackay S5
Paul Vernon S5
Cody Gunn S5
Angus Langlands S6
Published: 04 November 2019

This weeks film club will be in Mrs Gourley's room in Maths (M1.3) since the library will be closed.

Since we are starting a new film, can you please make sure that you have gotten your permission letter signed and returned to me before period 7. This will give us more films to pick from.

Thank you!

Published: 01 November 2019

With the Prelim Diet getting ever closer (timetable to be published soon), its worth reminding everyone that there are a range of Study Skills resources available within the Student Zone on our website.

  • How do I plan a revision timetable?
  • Whats the best way to study?
  • How do I get the balance right?
Published: 01 November 2019

Good Afternoon

As some of you may be aware a group of S3 students are heading off to Zambia and Botswana in June-July 2021 on an expedition. I have heard rumblings that some people were wishing they had signed up. There are still places available for this exciting opportunity if anyone in S3 is interested.

You can contact me at the school or if you are coming to the S3 Parents Evening on Wednesday next week there will be a Zambia stand and you can find out more then.

Dr Vicky Lyon