December 2023

Published: 20 December 2023

A Large North Face Boys jacket was left in Miss Stobie's classroom last week. If this is yours, can you please come to collect it from M.9. 

Miss Stobie 

Published: 19 December 2023

It's nearly the holidays, and during the short cold days you might like a new book for yourself, or as a present for someone.

We have some to give away. Come to the library and choose a book from the table near the front door.

We even have a few which would be a lovely present for someone at primary school.

Published: 19 December 2023

East Lothian Health and Social Care Partnership are currently recruiting for community care workers to work with adults in their own homes across East Lothian.

☑️ We have FT / PT hours available and can even offer flexible shifts that fit around school hours!

☑️ We offer competitive salaries, earning over £27k per year (pro rata)

☑️ Full training and induction programme

☑️ Fees paid, and opportunity to gain SVQ qualifications

☑️ Fantastic pension scheme

☑️ Generous holiday entitlement

☑️ The chance to make a difference in people's lives

More information here

or see your PSL or Mr Flood for more details.

Published: 19 December 2023

As we bring our Social Dance block to a close, this is a short reminder to all S1-S3 BGE pupils that commencing in January, is our annual Cross Country block and we wish to ensure that you are all prepared! The majority of these lessons will be outside, so please ensure that you bring appropriate kit. This may include a change of footwear and a waterproof jacket. The PE department have some additional clothing but we would be recommending if you can, you bring your own! 

Published: 18 December 2023

Could all staff and pupils congratulate those pupils who have been issued with Achievement Tie Awards or Endeavor Certificates.  Staff should have an email which details who has been issued with an award; if staff do not have this they should contact Mr Clark.

Furthermore could all pupils who have been awarded an Achievement Tie Award or Endeavor Certificate please come to the dining area on Thursday P1 (21 December 2023) at 8:40am after registering with their Period 1 teachers (with exception of those who received theirs on Friday). We will issue ties and certificates at that time.  

Once again a huge thank you to the pupils, parents, or coaches who have nominated pupils and to the members of the Achievement Ties Committee who have contributed to the decision making process. 

Thanks Mr Clark

Published: 18 December 2023

Could all pupils going to The Snow Queen Trip on Wednesday please come for a meeting today (Tuesday 19 Dec 2023) to discuss the arrangements. 

Where: Room T3.3 (Mrs Reynolds room - top of the tower)

When: Tuesday 19 December 2023 at Break-time

See you all there, Mrs Reynolds.

Published: 15 December 2023

Breakfast is a very important start to the day - it sets you up to be ready for learning and energizes you to participate in your classes. Starting after the Christmas Break in January 2024, Knox Academy will be starting a Breakfast Club, where food will be provided for anyone who would like it. Accessing the breakfast club is free and it is open to all students.

The Breakfast club will run from 8:00am - 8:20am in Ms Shepherd's HE classroom on Mondays and Thursdays.

Published: 15 December 2023

The Knox Academy Essentials Hub is taking shape beside the social area and it is already full of items! The Hub is open to all students and has everything from uniform clothing, athletic wear, and jackets to revision textbooks and hygiene products. There are a lot of great quality items available and accessing them is FREE. If you would like anything from the Essentials Hub, please scan the QR code on the poster below or speak to your Pupil Support Leader, Mrs McBride or Ms Laudi.

Published: 15 December 2023

If your order for the S6 Group Photograph(s) hasn't already been delivered to you, please collect from Mr D in M.12.

Meadowpark photographs have also arrived and will be passed across to Meadowpark over the next couple of days.

Thanks.

Published: 13 December 2023

Calling all aspiring film makers and/or film lovers! 

Do you have a keen interest in cinema, or just love enjoying a good film with pals? In January, the film club will be relaunched where we will show great films, old and new, every Monday lunch time in T1.1 (Ms Fletcher's room). If you are interested in joining our film club, please come and let Ms Fletcher know before the end of the school term. 

Published: 13 December 2023

Junior netball is OFF today (13 December 2023) after school. 

Published: 12 December 2023

Please note that S1 and S2 pupils will be released from class at 12:50pm on Wednesday 13 December 2023 to allow them to attend the first sitting of the Christmas lunch.

All other pupils will attend at the usual lunch time.

Published: 11 December 2023

The Knox Christmas Concert will take place on Thursday 21st December 2023 at 7pm.

The Matinee/Dress Rehearsal will take place at 2pm and we will be welcoming S1 parents/carers, p7s and residents from local Nursing Homes.

PLEASE NOTE: Junior Choir and Staff/Senior Choir will not be on until the New Year. Mrs Middlemiss will be rehearsing the 14 Knox Voices singers this Tuesday lunchtime, Wednesday lunchtime and Friday 12:15-12:45. 

  • 1.Stella
  • 2.Robyn
  • 3.Poppy
  • 4.Isla H
  • 5.Bella
  • 6.Isla M
  • 7.Freya
  • 8.Emily
  • 9. A.Swallow
  • 10. Miss Colquhoun
  • 11. Mrs Loughrey
  • 12. Darrell
  • 13. Leila
  • 14. Mr Russell

The Rehearsal Schedule is below:

 

Published: 11 December 2023

All participants in the groups doing expeditions should come to the Food Court classroom directly after school on Monday 18 December 2023 to get signed up for their eDofE accounts. This session will last for around an hour.

Please check your edubuzz email as there is further information there.

Published: 11 December 2023

Please bring things in for the Food Bank before Friday to your regi teacher.

The specific items we are looking for this year are as follows:

  • Custard
  • Biscuits
  • Cereal bars
  • Tins of soup
  • Tins of fruit

Article 27 - Everyone should have the right to healthy food

 

Thanks so much
Mrs L Montgomery

Published: 11 December 2023

Girls football will be held in the games hall on Thursday 14 December 2023 @ 3:40-4:40 (it will be the last session before the Xmas holiday).

We will be doing a round robin Xmas tournament with music.

If you haven't been to training this year then it doesn't matter, we just want to get a good turnout. 

Miss Stobie 

Published: 11 December 2023

Pupils attending the French film screening at the Fraser Centre should meet in Ms Fletcher's room (T1.1) straight after period 1. You do not need to be registered by your P2 teachers first, just come straight to my room at 9.30am. Pupils should remember it is their responsibility to catch up on any work missed. Don't forget to bring your young Scot card and your lunch. Merci!

Published: 08 December 2023

All S1 and S2 pupils that play netball please come down to PE at Breaktime to meet Thomas. 

Published: 06 December 2023

This is a reminder that there will be no girls football on Thursday (7 December 2023) due to the BGE Christmas Dance.

Miss Stobie 

Published: 06 December 2023

The Knox Christmas Concert will take place on Thursday 21st December 2023 at 7pm.

Tickets are now on sale in the Music Department corridor every BREAK.

100 tickets have sold in the first 3 days! Only 200 left so get yours quick...

£4 adults, £2 under 18s CASH ONLY

A fabulous line up of performances:

Pipes, Jazz Band, Goats' Toes, Dance Group, Orchestra, Piano Solo by S6 Ivy Briggs, Bass Solo by S6 Jude Dunbar, S1 Choir, Cello Ensemble, Dead on Arrival (New Band!), Knox Voices, Gaslight...

Published: 04 December 2023

Hi Everyone 

Here is a link to a Google Form where you can send in song requests for the Christmas Dance. Please just fill out the song title and artists name and then selected whether you are going to the junior or senior dance! 

Thank you and we hope to see you all at the dances!

Christmas Dance Committee

Published: 04 December 2023

Borders College: 

Get your career underway with a Full-time course starting in January 2024.
Winter leaver or just looking for a new direction, apply for one of our Full-time January start courses and unlock a world of possibilities! Courses open to new applicants only. 

See the leaflet below or the website.

 

See Mr Flood or your PSL for more information.

 

Published: 04 December 2023

The Video Games Club sign-up is now done via an online form to help manage numbers and it's really easy to do:

  1. Collect your card from Mr Balfour which has your alphanumeric code
  2. Sign up at knox.is/vgc using this code
  3. Come along to the club, bringing your sign-up card with you. 

That's all there is to it!

There are only 12 spaces each week, so sign up quickly if you want to try and beat Mr Balfour at Super Smash Bros!