January 2023

Published: 31 January 2023

This is a final reminder to sign up to FREE workshops on our Diversity evening (Thursday 9  February 2023)

We still have space on many of the workshops and there's bound to be something for everyone. Places are open to pupils, parents/carers AND staff. Don't miss your chance to sign up! 

Ms Fletcher & Ms Stobie

Published: 30 January 2023

The Video Games Club will be on during lunchtime today (Tuesday 31 January 2023) and Tuesday next week (Tuesday 7 February 2023) rather than on Thursday. After the February break the Video Games Club will move to a Monday lunchtime permanently. This is due to other clubs running in the department.

Mr Balfour

Published: 30 January 2023

There will be a meeting of the Senior Football team in the Food Court Classroom at the start of morning interval on Tuesday. We have a game on Thursday against Dunbar Grammar School. If you cannot make the meeting, please let Leo Harrison in S6 know in advance.

Published: 30 January 2023

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 27 January 2023

Speak to Mr Flood for more information.

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Published: 26 January 2023

The Young Enterprise company Beachy Beads will be selling their bracelets in the social area on Monday 30 January during break.

Payment is acceptable by cash or card - come along and see the lovely designs we have created. 

See you there!


Published: 26 January 2023

The girls football team have a match after school today (26 January 2023 ) @ 4:15 at the 3G vs Dunbar. Please come down to support!

Miss Stobie 

Published: 25 January 2023


Design a winning logo for the Haddstock-Knox Music Project 2023

The logo will feature in the professional Haddstock Film that will be showcased at the Festival on Saturday 27 May 2023.

The winner will also receive a Haddstock T-Shirt.

The logo must include the following info:  


The logo may include the names of the 3 groups:


All entries should be submitted to Mrs Middlemiss in the Music Department no later than FRIDAY 10 FEBRUARY 2023

Thomas Robertson's 2022 winning logo can be seen here: https://youtu.be/zXFWrnNHpUg

Published: 24 January 2023

Don't forget to sign up to workshops running on our Diversity Evening on Thursday 9 February 2023 (all free of charge!) These are open to pupils, parents/carers and staff and are a fantastic opportunity to try something new, learn a new skill or get creative. Workshops include: Willowing, Pasta Making, Samba drumming, Yoga, British Sign Language... and more! Please access the Signup Form to view a full list of workshops. 

The deadline to sign up to workshops is Friday 27 January 2023. Please only sign up for a workshop if you are definitely going to attend it as places for all workshops have limited numbers and therefore spaces are precious. 

Published: 24 January 2023

There will be a meeting at lunchtime (13:20) on Wednesday 25 January 2023 in M.9 (Miss Stobie's room). Everyone welcome!

Miss Stobie and Miss Fletcher

Published: 24 January 2023

Gospel Choir rehearsal for our performance at the Diversity Evening


LUNCHTIME 1:15 - 1:45pm


All Welcome!

Published: 23 January 2023

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 20 January 2023

Speak to Mr Flood for more information.

Published: 20 January 2023

S3 pupils working towards the DofE Achievement Award should meet in the food court classroom this coming Monday, 23rd January at lunchtime.  Feel free to bring your lunch and please make the necessary arrangements to arrive as soon as possible (and certainly by 1.20pm)

Published: 19 January 2023

The Haddstock-Knox Music Project would like to offer S3s the opportunity to take part in Samba Workshops run by a student from Napier University.

These will take place on Tuesday afternoons (p6 & 7) in the Assembly Hall from Tuesday 21st February for 6 weeks. 

You will have the opportunity to take part in the arrangement of the Knox Song 2023 (created by S6 students). There will also be the chance to get involved in the filming and live performance of the song at the Haddstock Festival on Saturday 27th May (you can sign up for the Samba even if you can't make this date)

There are only 20 spaces available

Please speak to Mrs Middlemiss (Music) if you would like to take part or have any further questions

Thank you!

Mrs Middlemiss

Published: 19 January 2023

The Haddstock-Knox Music Project would like to invite all S6s to take part in Songwriting Workshops so that we can create a Knox Song 2023. We will write this as a group over 2 workshops and then there will be a further 2 sessions (open to all Knox musicians) to arrange the song. The original song will feature in the Haddstock-Knox Music Project performance and film which will be shown during the festival on Saturday 27th May.

You don't need to have experience of writing a song before! 

We will explore the following themes through conversation: BEING YOUNG, CREATIVE, INSPIRED & INSPIRING

This could be your S6 Farewell Letter to Knox Academy... 

When are the workshops? FRIDAY 3rd FEBRUARY & FRIDAY 24th FEBRUARY 12:30-1:30pm in the Music Department 

Please drop me a mail by Friday 27th January if you can take part -  mmiddlemiss@edubuzz.org

Thanks so much!

Mrs Middlemiss


Published: 19 January 2023

On Thursday 9th of February there is an opportunity for 48 S2 pupils to go to Edinburgh College for the full day and carry out two STEM activities.

The first is designing, building and testing a model water mill - similar to the tower building activity some of you will have taken part in in school last year.

The second activity is designing, building and testing a model hot air balloon.  We will by flying these at the college on the day. 

The trip is FREE as the bus is being paid for by the company that we will work with in the hall next week - SSE Renewables.

If you are interested, please collect the forms you will need from your science teacher or Mr Taylor.

If more than 48 want to go we will pull names from a hat.  

Forms must be in by next Friday – the 27th January at the latest.

Mr Taylor

Published: 19 January 2023

The Eco-Committee will be meeting on Monday 23 January 2023 at lunch time in Ms. Laudi's room. All are welcome. 

Published: 18 January 2023

Interested in playing Warhammer or painting the models or want to chat to people who are?  

Come along to our lunchtime time club in M1.3 on Wednesdays.  

Bring your lunch with you.

(Ms Campbell/Mrs Coyle's maths classroom)

Published: 17 January 2023

Police Scotland will be hosting a Cyber Security Work Experience week, 27 February - 3 March 2023.  


See Mr Blair or your PSL for more information and if you want to register.

Published: 17 January 2023

Registrations for the NHS Allied Healthcare Work Experience Programme are open for the next session on Sunday 5 February 2023. This programme is suitable for students in S3-S6 interested in working in healthcare; such as 

  • Nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Paramedicine
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Dietetics
  • Radiography
  • Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Pharmacy

Please note there is a small fee for this programme.

See Mr Flood or your PSL for more information.

Published: 17 January 2023

This conference is open to everyone in S3-S5 considering medicine.  The medical application process can get overwhelming and confusing.  Attending these conferences are essential to fully understanding UCAS and how to stand out as an applicant. The next conferences are on:
Saturday 28th January (10am - 3pm)
Sunday 29th January (10am - 3pm)

See Mr Flood or you PSL for more information.

Published: 17 January 2023

A fantastic opportunity for anyone considering Vet School to get a real insight into the application process and what it’s actually like to be a Vet.

Poster with QR code ro register.

See Mr Flood or your PSL for more information.

Published: 17 January 2023

Christmas Dance photographs are now available to order supporting the PTA. Order Forms are available in the Medical Corridor and should be returned to Mrs Fraser or Mr Dempster with payment by the end of the day on Tuesday 31 January 2023. Photographs remain at 50p each.

Please write photograph numbers very clearly on the Order Form.

Published: 17 January 2023

The Knox Academy career fair takes place today (Wednesday 18 January 2023) from 6- 8pm and we are keen for you to attend with your parents/carers.  With over 50 businesses attending including universities and colleges, there is something for everyone including green technology, science, make up and textiles. We hope that you will take this opportunity to visit and speak with those who can help you make informed subject choices which will help you in the years ahead. Come along and be inspired and learn:

  • How your interests, strengths and skills relate to specific job roles
  • How the subjects you will select relate to jobs and careers
  • How you can begin to build business networks, skills, confidence, knowledge and ideas for choices and next steps

Click here to explore the list of exhibitors attending.

For S1-3 pupils attendance at the career fair will help you understand more about possible future career paths and the subjects you’ll need to gain qualifications in, to help with your upcoming decisions for your subject choices. The exhibitors including universities and colleges are keen to speak to you and talk to you about opportunities with them and their own career journeys.  They’d be delighted if you asked them about how they got into their role and what skills and qualifications they look for in their employees and applicants. In addition you may what to ask them about what advice they could give you about what skills development to focus on at school.

For S4-6 pupils attendance at the career fair will help you learn more about routes into college, university, apprenticeships and employment. By attending you’ll learn about routes and pathways into further education or employment, including specific jobs available and the application process to apply. Some of you may be leaving school this summer, or may be available for part-time weekend work or volunteering before then, so come along and hear about the varied opportunities for you to become inspired and ultimately hired.

Published: 16 January 2023

East Lothian Works (ELC’s Employability Hub) are hosting a series of information evenings for parents and carers of secondary school students.

These events, duplicated across the 25th and 31 January 2023 from 6.30pm-7.30pm, will allow the East Lothian Works team to let you know about the course choices available to pupils, including Foundation Apprenticeships, MCR Pathways, School College Partnership, and the ELW offer.

This is a fantastic opportunity to get to know more about the choices on offer for your child, and to ask any questions you may have about the East Lothian Works offer.

You can join either, or both, of the two events using the link below:


Published: 16 January 2023

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 13 January 2023

Speak to Mr Flood for more information.

Published: 12 January 2023

Looking forward to seeing everyone for our very first STEM club session on Wednesday 18th Lunchtime. The session will be in Ms Goodsman's room T1.11 in the Science corridor.

So far we have 12 names which is fantastic however if you haven't put your name down yet, please jut come along. Everyone bring their lunch. We are very excited to see you all. Robots are charged and ready to go.  

Ms Goodman, Leila, Ivy and Alex 

Published: 12 January 2023

EDF Energy (Torness Power Station) are recruiting for apprentices to join our Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician training programme. During your apprenticeship, you will be looking to make an impact – using your skills, knowledge and passion to achieve great things. So how about taking on the challenge of beating climate change?  Click on the links below for further details.

EDF Open Day Advert

EDF Open Day Information

Speak to Mr Flood or your PSL for more details.

Published: 12 January 2023

It is not too late to apply for our February half term 2023 Virtual Routes into STEM course. This unique course offers a content for students covering:

  • College Life, University Life as well as Apprenticeship routes in the different settings of college, university and industry.
  • Live sessions to meet and ask questions to STEM students, ambassadors and industry professionals.
  • Workshops in various sectors such as:

Ø  Design and the Built Environment with Arup, Murphy, Balfour Beatty and others.

Ø  Transport and Flight with BAE Systems, Network Rail, Leonardo etc and Studying Aerospace Engineering at University.

Ø  The future of Technology by WCIT, studying IT at college and university, Phyton Tutorial and more!

Ø  The Future of Medicine at University, GSK and NHS Careers.

Ø  The Electric Revolution and Net Zero Explained by Innovate UK, Siemens, Rolls-Royce and many more!

Ø  Energy including Babcock International, Cory Riverside Energy, Bechtel etc.

Ø  Problem Solving – Maths and Forensics including Maths at University, Maths Careers, Forensic Science etc.


Places are limited so if you haven’t applied yet, do not delay and apply by the 23rd January.

Please note:  there is a cost for this course, but you can apply for a bursary (this will cover the cost)


See Mr Flood or your PSL for further details and how to apply.

Published: 11 January 2023

Knox Community Gospel Choir performed at the Knox Christmas Concert 2022 and now it's YOUR chance to join in! I am looking to recruit 50 singers!

We will have a small core of the original choir (including soloist) and would now love to invite all staff and students to join us for a performance at the DIVERSITY EVENING on Thursday 9th February 2023 (performance approx 8pm)

We will be singing Shackles by Mary Mary. Watch the Video: https://youtu.be/Ms1ivNQGm_k

I will teach you the chorus and some moves! You don't need to be able to read music. You don't need to have even sung in a choir before. You just need to bring enthusiasm and be willing to work as part of a team. It will be easy & fun!

There will be one main rehearsal on FRIDAY 20th JANUARY 2023 12:30-2pm in the Hall. You will need to attend this if you wish to take part as the House Band and soloist will be there to practice with us.

After that, I will run through the song with the choir every Thursday & Friday Break until Thursday 9th February.

Any questions? Pop along to speak with Mrs Middlemiss on Thursdays or Fridays in the Music Department or Email: mmiddlemiss@edubuzz.org





Published: 10 January 2023

Pupils involved in the S3 DofE Expedition group have their first training session this coming Thursday, 12th January, after school for around an hour in Mr Boyle's room, T2.8. All participants should attend

Published: 09 January 2023

There will be an LGBT+ Allies meeting on Thursday 12 January 2023 in Miss Stobie's room M.9 at 13:25. Everyone welcome!

Miss Stobie and Miss Fletcher

Published: 09 January 2023

Girls football will start back this Thursday 11 January 2023 at the 3G from 4-5pm. Please bring warm clothes, waterproofs and water. New members welcome!

Miss Stobie

Published: 09 January 2023

Can Do are looking for volunteers aged 15+ to support disabled young people to access recreational playscheme and youth club provisions. Volunteers should be kind, caring, patient and have the capacity to support other individuals with care needs.

This placement would suit anyone looking to gain skills and training in: Care sector, education, sports & leisure, physiotherapy, nursing, speech & language therapy, arts, events, social work, community development, youth work and to grow their own confidence.

Full training, support and volunteer expenses provided.

See Mr Flood or your PSL for more details and application form.

Published: 09 January 2023

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 6 January 2023

Speak to Mr Flood for more information.

Published: 09 January 2023

Girls basketball will start today (Monday 9th January 2023) at lunchtime - Come along and get involved! 

Published: 05 January 2023

The Eco-Committee will be meeting on Monday 9 January 2023 at lunch time in Ms. Laudi's room. Please bring your lunch along and help us make plans for our 2023 projects. 

Published: 05 January 2023

This is a reminder to all students that uniform items like white shirts, black jumpers, trousers, and even blazers are available for students to take. The clothes in the uniform bank are free, clean, and in good condition.  If you'd like to add some uniform items to your closet, please speak to Ms. Laudi (preferably at the start of lunch).