January 2020

Published: 17 January 2020

Sports Council Applications are now being accepted for those interested please click on the attached link.

If you are successful with the application, Interviews will be held after the February break.

If you have any questions please come see myself in the P.E Base.

Thomas

Published: 16 January 2020

If you missed the meeting this morning (16 Jan 2020) please ensure that you speak with Mr Dempster as soon as possible; with a good reason!

Documents issued included a letter with a few things to be completed and some additional information.

Please ensure that payments are up-to-date, or that prior contact has been made with the school regarding alternative payment arrangements.

  • Parental Consent Form - complete and return
  • Passport Form - complete and return with 3 photographs
  • EHIC - apply for this now if you don't have one already

If parents/carers would like anything further clarified, please feel free to contact us.

We still have a space available on this excursion!

Published: 16 January 2020

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

Published: 15 January 2020

Knox Academy will be participating in the East Lothian Cross Country Competition at Foxlake, Dunbar.  The competition will be held on Wednesday 5th February at 10.00am, this is suitable for all age groups. The distance will vary from 2 miles to 2.4miles depending on age group. If you are interested in participating, can you please notify the Active Schools Team or P.E to get more information.

Published: 14 January 2020

Football starts back this for S1-S3 pupils Thursday (16/01). Meet at the 3G pitch ready to go at 4pm. New members welcome.

Thanks,

Miss Stobie and Mr Millar

Published: 14 January 2020

Rehearsals start back this Thursday after school (16/01). Please come along to Music room 2 if you are interested in taking part. New members welcome. If you have any questions come speak to Elise Hayman in 5L1.

Thanks

Published: 14 January 2020

All Italian Explorers should attend a meeting at break on Thursday 16 January 2020 where they will receive some more information regarding arrangements for the trip.

Thanks to all who have been keeping up with payments.  As ever if there are any issues with payment deadlines, please contact the school.

We will hold a parents' meeting prior to our departure, date to be confirmed.

Published: 14 January 2020

Are you a creative person? Do you enjoy DIY activities? Are you interested in fashion and design? Do you want to learn new skills?

Come along to the library today, Tuesday 14 2020, to get creative!

  • Tuesday Lunchtimes: BRAND NEW Knitting Club - Miss Gourley will be on hand to guide both new and experienced knitters - remember to bring your lunch.
  • Tuesday After School: Sewing Club - Come and work with a former fashion designer who will teach us how to sew together whatever your imagination can think of.

Anyone is welcome, including beginners. If you have any questions speak to Miss Todd in the library.

Published: 13 January 2020

PLEASE NOTE: the above trip will NOT run at present, due to lack of interest. We will look to re-visit this trip in the future.

Published: 13 January 2020

This is a reminder that the next installment of £100.00 for the Paris Trip 2020 is due by Friday 31st January. This must be paid online. Any issues with online payments please see Miss Maguire in the office.

Published: 13 January 2020

The next installment of £20.00 for the S6 Leavers Dance must be paid by Friday 31st January. This payment must be paid online. Any issues please see Miss Maguire in the office. All food allergies/dietary requirements for the dance should be with either a member of the committee or Miss McBride by this date also.

Published: 13 January 2020

Can all pupil librarians please attend a meeting in the library at lunchtime today - we'll be kick-starting the year with a discussion about our goals for this term (and plenty of sweets will be available!)

Remember to bring your lunch with you. If you can't attend please come and chat to Miss Todd in the library.

Published: 13 January 2020

Are you a creative person? Do you enjoy DIY activities? Are you interested in fashion and design? Do you want to learn new skills?

Come along to the library on Tuesdays to get creative!

  • Tuesday Lunchtimes: BRAND NEW Knitting Club - Miss Gourley will be on hand to guide both new and experienced knitters - remember to bring your lunch.
  • Tuesday After School: Sewing Club - Come and work with a former fashion designer who will teach us how to sew together whatever your imagination can think of.

Anyone is welcome, including beginners. If you have any questions speak to Miss Todd in the library.

Published: 12 January 2020

For S6 Core on Monday Period 3, arrangements are as follows:

  • UCAS Garleton pupils - M.11 with Mrs Ferguson
  • UCAS Lammerlaw pupils - M.12 with Mr Dempster
  • UCAS Traprain pupils - M.9 with Miss Stobie
  • Employability Skills pupils - M.11 with Mr Flood

There will be presentations on Managing Borrowing and Understanding Debt. Any concerns, please see Mr Flood.

Published: 12 January 2020

REMINDER: morning fitness resumes this week at 7.30am on Wednesday, followed by breakfast. 

Published: 12 January 2020

REMINDER: netball resumes this week.

  • JUNIORS (S1-S3): 3.30pm - 4.15pm
  • SENIORS (S4-S6): 4.15pm-5.00pm
Published: 12 January 2020

REMINDER: if you have yet to collect an information form regarding the above trip and wish to attend, you must do so by the end of today (Monday) as we currently do not have the required numbers for the trip to go ahead. A decision will be made by Tuesday. 

Published: 10 January 2020

Are you a creative person? Do you enjoy DIY activities? Are you interested in fashion and design? Do you want to learn new skills?

Come along to the library on Tuesdays to get creative!

Tuesday Lunchtimes: BRAND NEW Knitting Club - Mrs Gourley will be on hand to guide both new and experienced knitters - remember to bring your lunch.

Tuesday After School: Sewing Club - Come and work with a former fashion designer who will teach us how to sew together whatever your imagination can think of.

Anyone is welcome, including beginners. If you have any questions speak to Miss Todd in the library.

Published: 09 January 2020

Please note: if you are interested in the above trip, which is running on Saturday 14th March (Newcastle United vs. Sheffield United), please come to PE by the end of today (Friday) so a decision can be made regarding the trip running.

Published: 09 January 2020

Italian Explorers should ensure that, as per the payment schedule, that their third payment (£100) is made by Friday 10 January 2020. This will take the total amount paid to £375.  

We welcome payments made at any time using the online system, while keeping up with the payment schedule.

Should there be any difficulties in meeting these payment deadline, it is vital that contact is made with the school to discuss a more flexible arrangement should this be necessary.

Published: 08 January 2020

A reminder to all pupils going on the PGL water sports trip to France that the 3rd payment of £150 is due this Friday 10th January. If there are any issues with making the payment on time, please get in touch with Mr Redford as son as possible.

Published: 07 January 2020

New year, new you! Make it your 2020 resolution to join a Knox Eco Club! Meetings start this week and all are welcome!

Eco-Committee - Miss Laudi's room - Wednesday lunch time - bring your lunch!

Green Team - Miss Laudi's room - Thursday lunch time - bring your lunch!

Published: 07 January 2020

Reminder - first DofE Bronze training of the new year will be on Wednesday 15th January , 3.40pm-4.40pm (No training on first day back for pupils).  Remember to have your eDofE accounts as up to date as possible by then.

Published: 07 January 2020

There is a Newcastle United trip being arranged for S1-S4's. If you are interested please come to a meeting in the PE small gym on Thursday 9th January lunch time (1.30pm) to obtain information.

Thanks,

Ms Borwick, Mr Millar and Miss Stobie

Published: 07 January 2020

Football will start back next week (Thursday 16th January) due to S5/S6 parents night. 

Thanks,

Miss Stobie and Mr Millar 

Published: 07 January 2020

The following maths clubs are running at lunch time every week from January 2020. Support with homework, any class topics or exam questions available.

  • Tuesday - Everyone welcome in room M1.7
  • Wednesday - All National 5 students welcome in room M1.6
  • Thursday - All Higher students welcome in room M1.8
Published: 07 January 2020

There will be girls rugby in the games hall on every Tuesday at lunch time (starting 14-01-2020).

Start time 1315.

All welcome.

Mr Mackay

Published: 07 January 2020

Please note: that both morning fitness and netball will resume next Wednesday (15th January) at the following times:

  • Morning Fitness: 7.30am - 8.00am (followed by breakfast)
  • Netball: JUNIORS: 3.30pm - 4.15pm SENIORS: 4.15pm-5.00pm
Published: 07 January 2020

Pupils attending the theatre trip to Lyceum to see Pride and Prejudice on Tues 28th Jan, please return your PC1 by Friday 10th Jan, when tickets shall be confirmed.

Coach leaves Knox 6.15pm, returns us at approx. 11pm. More details are available on Lyceum website. 

Miss Whitfield & Miss MacDonald