November 2021

Published: 30 November 2021

Please note: due to this week's fixture there will be no netball on Wednesday 1 December 2021 this week. We will resume next week.

Published: 28 November 2021

PE are looking to update their 'Going the Extra Mile Board'. This board is to recognise those that are participating in sport out with school. This could include extra-curricular clubs, local community clubs, regional squads and those competing nationally and internationally. With the break from competitive sport due to COVID-19 we are looking for pupils to come forward and share their experiences with us as the board has not been updated in a while! Please speak to your PE teacher for more information, or send us a picture and a short paragraph of your current achievements!

Published: 25 November 2021

Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) is holding online open events and campus tours during the week beginning 6 December 2021. Please see attached a poster for a full list of events taking place for the SRUC Edinburgh campus 

To join an event, simply register at www.sruc.ac.uk/opendays and a joining link will be emailed over. The events are subject specific and provide information on course content, career options and student experience plus there is the opportunity to ask questions to the lecturers and current students.

We are pleased to be able to offer tours of our Edinburgh campus at King’s Buildings on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 December 2021 – tours are available as hourly bookable timeslots via the booking form on the website. If pupils would like to attend a virtual open day or book a slot to visit the campus, they should register at www.sruc.ac.uk/opendays.

Published: 23 November 2021

The latest job vacancies from East Lothian Works are now available.

Speak to Mr Flood for more information. 

Published: 23 November 2021

Interested in helping in the School Library? There will be a Pupil Librarian meeting at lunchtime in the library on Thursday 25 November 2021. For more information please talk to Ms Fry in the Library.

Published: 22 November 2021

Can all the girls playing on Thursday (teams are on Google classroom) please come to a short meeting today (22 November 2021) at 1:30 in Miss Stobie's room (M.9).

Thanks

Published: 16 November 2021

Please note: there will be no senior basketball training after school on Thursday (18 November 2021). This will resume next week.

Published: 16 November 2021

This Friday (16 November 2021) we are raising money for Children In Need. We are encouraging all pupils and staff to dress down for the occasion and bring in a donation.

There will also be a bake sale in the social area at break. 

Please support this great cause!

Published: 15 November 2021

Interested in helping in the School Library? There will be a meeting for people interested in becoming Pupil Librarians at lunchtime on Thursday the 18 November 2021. For more information please talk to Ms Fry in the Library.
 

Published: 14 November 2021

All netball players: as a one off, this week's training (Wednesday 17th November) will be a joint session with all year groups, running from 3.40pm - 5.00pm. 

Published: 12 November 2021

During period 6 and 7 on Tuesday and Thursday next week (w/c 15 November 2021) , some pupils will be asked to attend a group mentoring session with members of our Pupil Leadership Team in the Food Court.

Both your registration teacher and period 6 or 7 teachers will let you know if you are being asked to attend any of these small group sessions and also confirm the time you should attend.

The sessions will only last 20 mins and you should return directly to class when the group session has finished.

These groups have been highlighted following information on your recent tracking report.

Mrs Falconer

Published: 11 November 2021

As part of Anti-Bullying Week next week we would ask staff and pupils to take part in Odd Socks Day.

What?
Wear odd socks

When?
Monday 15 November 2021

Why?
To celebrate individuality - everyone is different and everyone is equal. 

We can't wait to see what odd pairings you come up with!

Published: 11 November 2021

A reminder that the Poppyscotland bake sale will take place today at morning interval in the Social Area. The team will be selling poppy-themed treats. Please support this worthy cause.

Published: 10 November 2021

A reminder that there will be no girls football on tomorrow (Thursday 11 November 2021). Football will resume next week (18 November 2021).

Thanks
Miss Stobie 

Published: 10 November 2021

Studies show that 60% of young people feel unable to cope with stress induced by the pressure to succeed. Research also shows that the visualisation of a tranquil place can help reduce stress, anxiety and fear.

In honour of this and stress awareness week, we invite students aged 12-18 to enter our competition, The Young Photographer Challenge. Students should submit a photograph of their 'peaceful place' along with a title and short explanation. Creativity is highly encouraged! 

The competition is free to enter and for each entry we shall make a donation to Stem4, a youth mental health charity. The deadline for entries is Tuesday 23 November 2021.

Published: 09 November 2021

There will be a bake sale on Thursday 11 November 2021 in the Social Area at morning interval to raise funds for Poppyscotland. The team will be selling various poppy-themed treats. Please remember to bring money to support a very worthy cause.

Published: 09 November 2021

There will be a meeting of the Senior Football Team at break on Tuesday 9 November 2021 in M.11.

Look forward to seeing you all there.

Mr Flood.

Published: 08 November 2021

The Prelim Examination Timetable, running from 25 November 2021 – 10 December 2021, is now available.  Details of exact locations and rooming for individual classes and pupils will be issued by teachers closer to the date of the examination.  Any concerns or questions should be directed to the appropriate Pupil Support Leader.

Published: 08 November 2021

There is a cycling club starting this Friday 12 November 2021. Led by Phil Gilholm and Mr Welsh - To get more information and sign up visit: Active Schools Knox Academy » East Lothian Council (bookinglive.com) 

If you have any issues or questions please go speak to Thomas in the PE Base. 

Thanks

Published: 08 November 2021

There is a Pupil Council meeting on Monday 15 November 2021 in the library at lunch, please make it for 1.15 pm.

If for any reason you are unable to make it please let any member of the Pupil Leadership Team know as soon as possible

Thanks

 

Published: 04 November 2021

Can S4-S6 netball players please meet for a very short meeting at break time in the small gym today (Friday 5 November 2021).

Published: 04 November 2021

Due to one-off performances in PE on Tuesday, lunch time volleyball club will not be running next week. Only those that are being assessed should arrive at the hall during lunch time.

Published: 04 November 2021

Robotics Club will (finally!) get underway. Our first meeting will be Tuesday 9 November 2021 during lunch in M1.14.

We'll be joined by a STEM Ambassador, Stuart, who works at 4J Studios.

4J Studios is a video game development studio with offices in East Linton and Dundee and is best known for developing Minecraft.

All welcome!

Mr Blair

Published: 03 November 2021

There was a pair of Nike trainers (black with a white tick and white soles) left at training last week (w/e 29 October 2021) . If they are yours, can you come and collect them from Miss Stobie's classroom M.9.

Thanks

Published: 02 November 2021

There will be a meeting today, Wednesday 3 Noveber 2021, in M.11 (Bus Ed) at the start of morning interval. We have a match next Thursday away to Dunbar.

Published: 02 November 2021

A great opportunity for those interested in studying medicine to attend this FREE virtual conference.  It can be accessed by pupils in S3-S5 and will award students with a highly commended reference from the Presidents at Medic Mentor to acknowledge that they are a student who has gone one step further than others by attending the conference. 

Upcoming conference dates: 

  • Saturday 7th November 2021
  • Saturday 13th November 2021
  • Saturday 27th November 2021

Register for free using the code Teacher21

Once students attend, they will also be awarded with a highly commended reference from the Presidents at Medic Mentor to acknowledge that they are a student who has gone one step further than others by attending the conference.

The Get into Medicine conference is a significant turning point for Medic Mentor students. It will unlock exclusive opportunities such as scholarships and prizes, as well as help them to make a highly competitive application.

Our conferences run on weekends to help student attend out of school hours. Parents/Guardians will also need to attend with students for safeguarding purposes and the funding place will cover both student/parent.

Programme Overview

  • 09:30 - 10:00 - Registration
  • 10:00 - 11:00 - Quick introduction to Medic Mentor, overview for the day, competition ratios, application timeline, Awards and Scholarships
  • 11:00 - 11:15 Break
  • 11:15 - 11:30 Presentation from a successful Applicant 11:30 - 11:45 Presentation from a successful Applicant 11:45 - 12:00 Structure of Medical Training
  • 12:00 - 12:15 Break
  • 12:15 - 13:15 Various talks from doctors including GP, Surgery, Hospital and Academic Medicine 13:15 - 13:45 Lunch
  • 13:45 - 14:30 UCAS Application Form, Entry Requirements and CV building 14:30 - 14:45 The perspective of a current applicant
  • 14:45 - 15:00 Break
  • 15:00 - 15:45 Personal Statements and Teacher References 15:45 - 16:00 Break
  • 16:00 - 16:30 Entrance Exams: UCAT & BMAT 16:30 - 17:00 Medical School Interviews
  • 17:00 - 17:15 Harnessing Opportunities and Extracurricular Activities 17:15 - 17:30 Summary and questions

We look forward to supporting your students on their medical journey and welcoming them to the Medic Mentor Family.

Published: 01 November 2021

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service have created a video to share with you to ensure safe celebrations on Bonfire Night this year.

Website Email Readers - please visit the website directly to view this video.