February 2023

Published: 27 February 2023

It is World Book Day on Thursday 2 March 2023, and anyone who has a book issued from the school library on that day will be able to put their name in a box for a chance to win one of our BOOK PRIZES! 

See you on Thursday if you're getting a book (we'll be open at break if you don't usually come to the library on Thursdays), and GOOD LUCK for getting your name drawn!

Ms Fry


Published: 24 February 2023

As part of the Haddstock-Knox Music Project 2023 one of our cleaners at Knox Academy, Lee Kennedy, has written some Hip Hop lyrics and we are now looking for Knox musicians to arrange it... chord structure etc


Arranging Sessions will take place on FRIDAY 3 March & FRIDAY 10 March 2023 in the Music Department with Mrs Middlemiss. 12:30-1:30pm

There will also be the exciting opportunity to be part of the filming/recording that will take place all day on Tuesday 2 May 2023 in the Library with professional filmmaker Rob McDougall. Lee will be present that day to perform in the Hip Hop piece we have all created together.

Any questions: mmiddlemiss@edubuzz.org


Published: 23 February 2023

The Eco-Committee will be meeting on Monday 27 February 2023 at lunch time in Ms. Laudi's room. All are welcome. 

Published: 23 February 2023

If you are a supporter of Leeds United and own a blue water bottle, it is waiting for you in M.12 Business Education.

You left it in the room P5 after S5 Core on Wednesday 22 February 2023.

Published: 22 February 2023

There will be no football on tomorrow (23/02/23) due to parents night. There will be a match the following week. Updates will appear on the Google classroom. 
Miss Stobie 

Published: 22 February 2023

The deadline for the National 5 English Folio is fast approaching. Please ensure you know your submission date by checking with your English teacher.

If you have any questions regarding the English Folio please speak to Ms Machen.

Published: 22 February 2023

There will be a pupil learning team meeting in the school library during period 4 on Thursday 2 March 2023. Please register with your teacher and then come directly to the library as quickly as possible.

Register teachers should all have the names of people involved in the pupil learning team, so please make sure you attend if you are on the list. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Published: 21 February 2023

Are you interested in learning more about a career in Commercial Law, Business, Finance, Marketing, HR and IT as well as the different entry routes? Join Burness Paull for a valuable insight into this exciting profession and learn where a career with us could take you.  Register by 24 February.

During this 1 hour session you will learn more about these careers you could be working in, the skills required as well as the various entry pathways. You will learn about different roles within a Law firm, work experience programme and what subjects at school are useful for a career within this industry.   DATE: 2/3 March 2023.

We will be advertising our in-person work experience during this session, this work experience will be for students in S4-S6 on the 3rd-6th of April. We will be hosting this work experience in our Edinburgh and Aberdeen offices within Commercial Law or Business. 

See Mr Flood for more information  or Burness Paull

Published: 21 February 2023

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 17 February 2023

Speak to Mr Flood for more information.

Published: 20 February 2023

For those that have signed up to the 10k or Half Marathon, there will be a short meeting during S6 Core this week - Wednesday P5. 

Please register with your teacher, and then make your way to the small gym.

Published: 20 February 2023

There will be a new lunchtime S1 club hosted by Ms. Breslin starting soon for those who are interested in expressive arts and performing. Dancing, singing, acting, writing are all areas that are encouraged to be a part of this club! Please give your name to your registration teacher to confirm your interest or speak to Ms. Breslin. This is a chance to share your skills and nurture your talents among some friends!

Published: 20 February 2023

Scottish Space School 2023

University of Strathclyde

12 – 16 June 2023

Applications Open Friday 17 February 2023

The University of Strathclyde are delighted to be offering the programme in person again in 2023 for school pupils in S5 across Scotland after two years of hosting the programme virtually.

The programme is aimed at those with a specific interest in Maths and Science, and there are 80 places available. Participants will hear from staff at the University of Strathclyde who will provide an insight into studying and working in the field of engineering, as well as hearing from colleagues from NASA. Participants will also take part in a group project throughout the week which they will present to a selection panel made up of staff from the University and NASA on the final afternoon with a prize for the winning team.

The programme is non-residential and therefore pupils should be able to make their way each day, 9am-5pm to the Strathclyde University Campus in the heart of Glasgow City Centre. Teachers are not required to accompany pupils. There will also be an evening session – a Public Lecture with NASA Astronauts - 5.30pm-7pm on Wednesday 17 June which successful applicants will be expected to attend.

We are also delighted to announce that the week-long ‘Learning Journey to NASA’ trip to Houston, USA will return for October 2023. 8 pupils will be selected during the week for this fantastic opportunity.

Further information and the online application form are available on the Space School website.

. A link to the online application form will also be available here from Friday 17 February 2023, when applications open.

The deadline for applications is Monday 13 March 2023. The selection panel will meet in mid-March and all applicants will be informed of the outcome of their application by Friday 31 March 2023. In the application form, pupils are asked to supply the name and contact details for a teacher who can provide a statement in support of their application. Teachers will receive an automated email which will include a designated link to the online application in order to submit their statement. We ask that teacher statements are submitted online by Monday 20 March 2023, in order for the application to be considered.

Published: 10 February 2023

Thanks so much to everyone for the amazing Diversity event.

Well done to the Amnesty team who set up a stall with fabulous home baking and crafts as well as badges, posters and booklets.  

Special mention to Iris and Mimi for their enthusiasm, creativity and hard work :-)

We raised £34 for Amnesty International.  


L Montgomery

Published: 10 February 2023

I just want to mention again what a great group you were yesterday at Edinburgh College.  In talking to you all, you really enjoyed yourselves and got a lot out of the day.  You were fully engaged and a credit to yourselves and Knox Academy.  Well done!

Mr Taylor

Published: 09 February 2023

There will be a new lunchtime S1 club hosted by Ms. Breslin starting soon for those who are interested in expressive arts and performing. Dancing, singing, acting, writing are all areas that are encouraged to be a part of this club! Please give your name to your registration teacher to confirm your interest or speak to Ms. Breslin. This is a chance to share your skills and nurture your talents among some friends!

Published: 09 February 2023

We are pleased to confirm our final total raised for Poppyscotland in the Haddington area was an amazing £6,286.70. Well done to everyone involved in the appeal and special thanks to the S6 team for their hard work.

Published: 07 February 2023

There will be a meeting at lunchtime to discuss Diversity evening and the upcoming events (13:20) on Wednesday 8 February 2023 in M.9 (Miss Stobie's room). Everyone welcome!

Miss Stobie and Miss Fletcher

Published: 07 February 2023

All those going on the trip should have received an information sheet from me today.  If you did not, please come and see me as soon as possible.

Go to period 1 on Thursday morning and then come down to the food court at 9.00 a.m. Make sure you remember which team you are in and which teacher will be looking after you.

Full dress code should be worn.

NO eating will be allowed on the bus so please don't bring anything to eat on the bus.

You will need a packed lunch though and an outdoor coat.

Finally, if you can no longer come on the trip. please come and let me know.  Do not just not show up as we will have to look for you.


Mr Taylor

Published: 07 February 2023

All those who ordered photographs can now collect these at break or lunch - they will not be available at any other time.

A few individuals have asked to place orders well past the deadline date of Tuesday 31 January 2023.  If you still wish to order, it may be possible, please speak with Mr D who may be feeling generous!

Published: 06 February 2023

Are you a current school student thinking about your first career step? Do you want the opportunity to learn skills while you earn? Then why not take this first step to understand the breadth of our apprenticeship opportunities at Sky!

This insight evening is taking place in person at our Livingston Watermark office where you can hear all about our Scotland based Apprenticeships that start from September 2023. Find what progression looks like and get a behind-the-scenes taster into what a career at Sky is like, straight from our apprentices.

When: Tuesday 14 February 2023

Timings: 4:30pm – 6pm approx.

Where: Watermark, 1 The Alba Campus, Livingston EH54 7HH Maps link

Sign up link

What to expect:

•       Hear about all our Scottish Apprenticeship programmes this season

•       Get Insights from our current apprentices

•       Take part in a Q&A Panel

•       Join in a Networking session

•       Have a quick tour.

Eligibility: Anyone 16+ interested in an Apprenticeship at Sky.

See Mr Flood or your PSL for more details.

Published: 06 February 2023

On Monday 6 February, the Eco-Committee carried out a litter pick around Haddington. In a single period we collected 3.05kg of litter! We noticed that the most common litter items around town were: cigarettes, small bits of paper and plastic wrappers, chocolate wrappers, crisp packets, bottle caps, and chewing gum.

If everyone in town – including Knox students – does their part to bin their litter, Haddington would undoubtedly be a cleaner place!

Remember our Eco-Code: When you put your litter in the bins, everyone wins!


Published: 06 February 2023

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 3 February 2023

Speak to Mr Flood for more information.

Published: 06 February 2023

There are still places on the following workshops at Diversity evening this Thursday (9th February):

  • British Sign Language - 5-5:45
  • CERN - 5-5:45 and 6-6:45
  • Laser Cutting - 5-5:45 
  • Willowing - 5-5:45 (4 spaces)
  • Calligraphy - 5-5:45 (1 space) and 6-6:45 (3 spaces)
  • Samba Drumming - 6-6:45 (3 spaces)
  • Yoga - 5-5:45 (4 spaces)


Miss Stobie and Miss Fletcher

Published: 03 February 2023

On Monday 6 February 2023 your registration teacher will have informed you that S3/S4 (and absentees from November) will have their school photograph taken by Tempest.  This will be available for parents/carers to order and will also update our school records.

All pupils should register with their teacher first before heading to the library, unless there is an instruction below.


  • 8.30 am - S1 Traprain - 1T2 register in the library and are joined by 1T1 absentees 
  • 8.40 am - S1 Lammerlaw - absentees (go straight to library - return to Period 1 class)
  • 8.50 am - S1 Garleton - absentees


  • 9 am - 3G1
  • 9.10 am - 3G2
  • 9.25 am - 3L1 (go straight to library - return to Period 2 class)
  • 9.35 am - 3L2
  • 9.50 am - 3T1
  • 10.05 am - 3T2


  • 10.20 am - 4G1 (go straight to library - return to Period 3 class)
  • 10.35 am - 4G2
  • 10.50 am - 4L1


  • 11.25 am - 4L2 - 26 (go straight to library - return to Period 4 class)


  • 11.40 am - any absentees from November 2022


  • 11.40 am - S5/S6 absentees


  • 12.20 pm - 4T1
  • 12.35 pm - 4T2


  • 12.35 pm - S2 absentees
Published: 02 February 2023

Just to let you know that all S2 pupils that returned forms will be able to go on the STEM trip on Thursday 9th February.  I will email you with full instructions but please remember you will need an outdoor jacket and a packed lunch.  If you are entitled to a free school meal, please see me before Tuesday and I will arrange a packed lunch.

Mr Taylor

Published: 01 February 2023

Girls football will not be on this week (2nd February) due to parents night or next week (9th) due to diversity evening. We will resume after the February break!

Miss Stobie