January 2020

Published: 31 January 2020

There will be a meeting for MWOW Pupil Ambassadors in M.11 at the start of morning interval TODAY.

Published: 31 January 2020

Knitting Club will now take place in the library on Monday lunchtimes - all staff and pupils welcome, including beginners.

Published: 30 January 2020

Food Standards Scotland are currently developing a partnership campaign on allergens in young people, and while they are adding the final touches to the campaign they are looking to find out more about what the young people of Scotland feel about food allergies.  Partnering up with Young Scot, the national youth information and citizenship charity, they have launched an allergies survey to get young people’s thoughts, whether they have an allergy to something you can eat, or not.

They are specifically looking for 12 – 18 year olds, and those taking part will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win one of three £50 Amazon vouchers, and if they’re a Young Scot member they can also claim 150 Reward points.  

The survey closes on 9 February 2020

Published: 30 January 2020

Looking towards the future?  What subjects might you choose? Come along to our Careers Evening on Monday 3 February 2020. Starting at 6pm (until 8pm).

We have over 45 'stalls' from a variety of sectors/ industries. Here is a little sample:

  • College/ University
  • Vet
  • Doctor
  • Nurse
  • Paramedic
  • Police
  • Army
  • RAF
  • Psychologist
  • Events Management
  • Construction
  • Architect
  • Graphic Design
  • Actuary
  • Accountant
  • Artist
  • Marketing
  • Solicitor
  • Forensic Scientist

You may find some local labour market infographics insightful.

Published: 29 January 2020

Finally, apologies for the delay in getting everything sorted.

The Christmas Dance 2019 Thumbnails are now on display outside the Medical Room.  If you wish to place an order please carefully fill out the order form, and submit payment (50p per photo) to Mrs Fraser/Mrs Ball.

It would be great to get all orders in before the February Break.  Time is marching on!

Published: 29 January 2020

A reminder that the next meeting of the Pupil Parliament will take place this Thursday (30th) Period 2 in the School Library. Attendance is essential.

Published: 29 January 2020

The Outdoor Learning Service are again offering places on their Winter adventure weekend in the Cairngorms.  Based at the fantastic facilities at Badaguish, participants can expect to experience a range of activities and learn/build on outdoor skills.  The cost of the weekend is only £95 per person and includes all travel, accommodation, food and two days of instruction with highly experienced (and fun!) instructors.  All relevant kit can be borrowed from Outdoor Learning.  Further details can be found on the East Lothian Council Outdoor Learning Service website, but see Mr Boyle with any initial interest/queries.

Published: 29 January 2020

Edinburgh College Open Day at Milton Road Campus takes place on Thursday 30 January, from 4 pm until 7 pm. If you are leaving or thinking of leaving school and College is a possible pathway, this is a great opportunity to tour the Campus and find out about the courses on offer. For more information visit the Edinburgh College website or see Mr Flood for a copy of the Programme for the afternoon.

Published: 29 January 2020

Can all pupils who were in Miss Whitfield's Pantomime class before Christmas please come to see Mr Flood in M1.12 (Mrs Stewart's room) at the start of Period 4 TODAY?

Published: 29 January 2020

At S2 Parents Night on Tuesday 4 February, 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: 29 January 2020

Can all members of the LGBT+Alliances group please meet in the library during lunch for a meeting.

Published: 28 January 2020

There will be a meeting, Thursday lunchtime for all pupils taking part in cross country. The meeting will be in the games hall at the start of lunch. 

Thomas

Published: 28 January 2020

Italian Explorers should remember that unless there have been specific arrangements made that the fourth payment (£100) is due on Friday 7 February 2020.

This will take the total amount paid to £475.

Please contact the school, if there are difficulties meeting this deadline.  We are due to make a further payment to the Tour Company immediately after the February break.

Published: 28 January 2020

Thanks to those who have already returned their parental consent form, passport form, EHICs and photographs.  We are looking to start to deal with this paperwork at the start of next week before the February holiday.  Please can all return as soon as possible.  We indicated in the letter that we would like these by the end of January.

Published: 28 January 2020

Reminder: senior netball will begin at 4.15pm tomorrow (Wednesday) and finish at 5.00pm

Published: 27 January 2020

The CDT/Tech Dept are offering supported study every Wed. after school, till Easter 2020.

Published: 26 January 2020

The arrangements for S6 Core Period 3 on a Monday from this week onwards are:

  • UCAS Garleton pupils - FCC with Mrs Ferguson
  • UCAS Lammerlaw pupils - M.12 with Mr Dempster
  • UCAS Traprain pupils - M.9 with Miss Stobie

Some pupils in each class will be working on College applications; the rest will be working on CVs.

The Employability Skills class continues to be with Mr Flood in M.11.

Any concerns, please see Mr Flood.

Published: 26 January 2020

There will be a meeting of the My World of Work Pupil Ambassadors team at 1.25 pm TODAY (Monday 27 January 2020) in M.11 (Bus Ed). It is important that every member of the team attends. If you cannot make it, please see Mr Flood.

Published: 23 January 2020

ALL, 

Knox are participating in a cross country event on Wednesday 5th February. 

If you would like to participate please come see either Thomas Salkeld or Michael Campbell in the PE base to sign up.

The deadline is Tuesday 28th January to sign up. 

Thomas

Published: 23 January 2020

Orchestra starts back this Monday 27th January, at 3:30pm in the Assembly Hall. Bring your instruments!

Published: 23 January 2020

REMINDER: Netball permission forms need to be given to PE ASAP if you intend to play at Prestonlodge on Thursday 30th January.

Published: 23 January 2020

Be UNIQ in 2020 Applications for 1,350 free UNIQ residential places and up to 1,000 extra UNIQ Digital places open on 2 December and close on 27 January 2020.

Apply Online after reading some information in the UNIQ brochure.

Published: 22 January 2020

Theatre trip to the Lyceum to see Pride and Prejudice (*Sort of) on Tuesday 28th January leaves Knox by coach at 6.15pm. Coach will return to Knox when the performance comes down at 10.15pm and should arrive back by 11pm.

Published: 22 January 2020

As Drama isn't on S2 timetables, please come to the department to make an appointment for parents' evening if you are thinking about taking drama in S3.

Published: 21 January 2020

Could all S3 pupils who are going on the PGL France Watersports trip please attend a meeting at break-time on Wednesday in Mr Redford's room. Important information will be handed out, so attendance is essential.

Thanks

Published: 20 January 2020

UPCOMING NETBALL TOURNAMENTS:

  • S1: Thursday 30th January @ Prestonlodge (forms have been issued)
  • S2/S3: Wednesday 5th February @ Knox Academy (forms will be issued at Wednesday's training)

Please ensure any consent forms, and PC1s are returned to PE as soon as possible for team selection.

Further fixtures are due to be played after the February break.

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

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