June 2023

Published: 28 June 2023

All pupils should return promptly after-lunch to their registration teacher and room to be registered. Your registration teacher will let you know the full plans.

There will be 2 sittings of the montage, with NEW S3/NEW S4 being first at 1.50 pm.

NEW S2/NEW S5/NEW S6 will see at 2.30 pm.

Happy holidays!

Published: 27 June 2023

If you are looking for something to do over the summer have a look at what is available here from the Haddington and Lammerlaw Area Partnership.

Published: 26 June 2023

East Lothian Works and Edinburgh College are delighted to announce that applications are open for our Early Learning and Childcare courses, starting in August 2023.

Our Skills for Work programme is completely free, and offers a supportive step back into vocational learning for adults in East Lothian - especially those considering a career in Early Learning and Childcare/school settings.

Learners study SQA accredited units delivered by Edinburgh College - this semester’s offer is detailed in the attached flyer.

See Mr Flood if you have any questions.

Published: 26 June 2023

Please see attached flyer for our ‘all campus’ events during August for clearing.

See Mr Flood or your PSL if you need more information.

Published: 26 June 2023

If you are interested in finding out what is on offer at Newbattle Abbey College, have a look at their prospectus.

See Mr Flood if you have any questions.



Published: 23 June 2023

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 23 June 2023

Speak to Mr Flood for more information.

Published: 21 June 2023

The vote for Head Pupil will take place on Friday 23 June 2023! Classes will come down to the hall at the following times to cast their vote.

Period 1

  • S2 Garleton -  8.50am
  • S2 Lammerlaw  - 9.05am
  • S2 Traprain - 9.20am

Period 2

  • S3 Garleton - 9.35am
  • S3 Lammerlaw  - 9.50am
  • S3 Traprain - 10.05am

Period 3

  • S4 Garleton - 10.40am
  • S4 Lammerlaw  - 10.55am
  • S4 Traprain - 11.10am

Period 4

  • S5 Garleton - 11.30am
  • S5 Lammerlaw  - 11.45am
  • S5 Traprain - 12:00pm 

Meadowpark pupils, S6 and Staff can vote in the Library from 8.40am until 11.00am. 

Happy Voting! 


Published: 20 June 2023

All S5 Bronze participants are required to attend a brief (20-30 minutes) meeting in Mr Boyle's room after school on Thursday 23 June 2023. 

Published: 20 June 2023

The Head Pupil Question Time event will take place this Wednesday (21st June) in the assembly hall during Period 5.  This may go slightly into lunch.  

Could all S5 and S6 pupils register with their classes teachers who will bring you down to the hall for the period.  This will be the Head Pupils Candidates main opportunity to speak directly with their electorate before you all cast your votes.

Any questions please speak with Mr Clark or Miss Halliwell.

Published: 20 June 2023

It's that time of year when you get to decide on the Pupil Leadership Team for Session 2023-2024.

This year there are 8 candidates who have shown the ambition to take on one of these positions as part of our school community.

Read the manifestos and watch the campaign videos (YouTube Playlist) - in addition follow the campaign on Twitter .

You will cast your vote on Friday 23 June 2023.

Note: Campaign Videos will follow...

Published: 19 June 2023

We are celebrating Pride week at Knox Academy this week by exploring LGBT+ representation in the media and creating a Pride display in the social area!

LGBT+ Representation Quiz

Take some time during registration to test your knowledge with a quiz on LGBT+ famous people. All registration teachers have been emailed this.

Pride Display

Don't forget to email either myself or Ms Stobie with a quote about why you are proud to be LGBT+, or an ally of LGBT+ people! These will be anonymously featured on a display in the social area.

Pride Events

A reminder of non-school related pride events happening this week:

LGBT Youth Scotland have got some amazing opportunities available for pupils who want to get involved in Pride this year. This includes a Friday Pride Creative Hub at Canongate Youth 1.30-4pm (every Friday) and information about the Pride march on Saturday 24 June 2023. If you would like to go along to Pride and march with LGBT Youth Scotland they will be meeting at the Scottish Parliament at 12.30pm, setting off at 1pm, finishing at The Pride Edinburgh Festival Village in the EUSA Complex. This is not a school event but if anyone would like some more details about the event, please come and speak to Miss Stobie. 

More details can be found here: https://www.prideedinburgh.org/the-march/


Published: 19 June 2023

This is a reminder that the closing date for the Young Writers Unsolved Creative Writing competition is Monday 26th June. If you'd like to enter you can collect a form from Ms Machen's class. All entries should be returned to Ms Machen or a member of the English Department.


Published: 16 June 2023

This is a reminder that consent forms for the Book Festival & National Museum of Scotland trip should be handed in to Mrs Reynolds or a member of the English department as soon as possible.

Published: 14 June 2023

S4 school Bronze participants please check edubuzz email/ Google classroom for important information BEFORE today's meeting

Published: 14 June 2023

This Monday (19 June 2023) Period 1 there will be a meeting of all recipients of this months Achievement Ties Awards.   All pupils who have already received awards this month AND those who were absent should attend.  We will be issuing any outstanding awards and taking a group photograph.  Each pupil has been emailed and I have emailed registration teachers of those recipients to help remind pupils.

On Monday can all pupils involved register with their Period 1 teacher and then go to the food court where we will meet at 08:45am.

If there are any questions in relation to this please speak with Mr Clark.

Published: 14 June 2023

Can all girls football players from S1-S3 come to a meeting in M.9 Thursday 15 June 2023 at breaktime. If anyone has their strip from the last match, can you bring it back as well.


Miss Stobie 

Published: 14 June 2023

Please attend the Assembly Hall at the start of Period 5 today (Wednesday 14 June 2023).

Published: 13 June 2023

Thanks to all those that have completed the Google form within the "SSE Renewables Google Classroom".  There are still several to do so however, so please do so as soon as possible.  We need to allocate which day everyone is taking part in and whether we can take photos. This will be done from information on the form.

Mr Taylor

Published: 13 June 2023

Next week is LGBT Pride week and we are looking for pupils and staff to share why they are proud to be part of the LGBT+ community. These will be put up on display in the school and will be anonymous. We are also happy to get some quotes from LGBT+ allies as well. If you would like to share a quote, please email Miss Stobie or Miss Fletcher through your edubuzz emails. The LGBT+ allies club will be meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 14 June 2023) in M.9 at lunch. Everyone is welcome!

LGBT+ Allies Club

Published: 12 June 2023

This month we are celebrating LGBT Pride. LGBT Youth Scotland have got some amazing opportunities available (please see posters below) for pupils who want to get involved in Pride this year. This includes a Friday Pride Creative Hub at Canongate Youth 1.30-4pm (every Friday) and information about the Pride march on Saturday 24 June 2023. If you would like to go along to Pride and march with LGBT Youth Scotland they will be meeting at the Scottish Parliament at 12.30pm, setting off at 1pm. This is not a school event but if anyone would like some more details about the event, please come and speak to Miss Stobie. 

Miss Stobie and Miss Fletcher 



Published: 12 June 2023

As previously advertised, the new writing club is starting next week! Can all S1-S3 (plus any interested seniors!) come to Mr Welsh's room during Monday (19 June 2023) lunch time! Bring your lunch and we'll aim to start for 13:10. See you there!

Published: 12 June 2023

This is a reminder that all S6 Attendance contracts must be handed in by the end of term to Mrs McBride. This includes the paperwork and the Google form on the S6 Google Classroom. 

Published: 12 June 2023

This is a reminder that deposits must be paid and parent consent forms handed to Mrs McBride by the end of term (28 June 2023) to confirm your space. 

Published: 12 June 2023

This August, the English Department is running a trip for 35 pupils to attend the Edinburgh Book Festival (morning) followed by a visit to the National Museum of Scotland (afternoon)  Places will be given to pupils on first come, first serve basis when the consent form is handed in to Mrs Reynolds. 

What: Edinburgh Book Festival & National Museum of Scotland

When: Tuesday 22 August 2023

Cost : £3 (for bus)

See Mrs Reynolds (English) for more details.

Published: 12 June 2023

All S4 Bronze participants please attend a brief training session after school on Thursday 15 June 2023 - we will work on eDofE to complete the expedition section

Published: 12 June 2023

All pupils involved in the expedition this week should meet in Mr Boyle's room directly after school on Wednesday 14 June 2023 for a brief meeting to recap plans, kit collection etc. If you haven't collected a PC1 form please collect one from Mr Boyle today. If you need to borrow any kit, please let Mr Boyle know today.

Published: 08 June 2023

Can you write a gripping mini-saga in just 100 words? 

Young Writers invites you into the thrilling world of crime and mystery writing with Unsolved.

If you're interested in entering this writing competition please see Ms Machen for story starters and entry form. 

Deadline is Monday 26 June 2023.

Published: 05 June 2023

All S5 pupils taking part in the expedition next Friday please meet in Mr Boyle's room at 1.30pm sharp this Wednesday 7 June 2023 to make arrangements for the expedition.

Published: 05 June 2023

The 5 June 2023 is World Environment Day and the 8 June 2023 is World Ocean Day!

World Environment Day 2023 is a reminder that people’s actions on plastic pollution matters. You can learn more through the short video on this link and through this website

World Ocean Day reminds us to appreciate the Earth's biodiverse waters and draws our attention to how we can help protect these fascinating ecosystems for life. You can watch several videos here.

Remember that we can all do our part to respect our local and global spaces!

Published: 02 June 2023

Information about the Head Pupil Election will be given during your core period on Wednesday 7 June 2023. If you would like to collect a nomination form prior to the meeting please see Ms Bulloch in M.4. 

Published: 01 June 2023

Could the following pupils come to the Food Court on (Thursday 8 June 2022) at 10.30am after break where they will be presented with awards as part of the Achievement Ties awards ceremony.  Pupils should register with their period 3 teachers before coming down to the Food Court.

The names of pupils and their awards can be viewed here.  Please congratulate them when you see them. 


Published: 01 June 2023

Please come to the hall when your class is scheduled for REHEARSALS and PERFORMANCE.

All S2s come to the hall period 7.