February 2024

Published: 26 February 2024

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 23 February 2024 (link is external)

Speak to Mr Flood or your Pupil Support Leader for more information.

Published: 26 February 2024

Reminder that basketball club is OFF today (26 Febriary 2024) and will be back on next week.

Any pupils who attend basketball club please remember to let Thomas know if you can play in Tuesdays match Vs Dunbar.

Published: 23 February 2024

Over half of the yearbook quotes are missing, if you don't want a bible verse, please submit your own quote by the end of this month to this form.

Baby photos also need to be submitted, the email is yearbook@ka-net.org.uk

If you've already submitted them please ignore this :)

The S6 Yearbook Committee

Published: 23 February 2024

If you attend S1/S2 basketball club - Please meet Thomas in the games hall at break time today to get all the information on next weeks game. 

Published: 22 February 2024

Calling all Knox Musicians and Dancers! Just a reminder that if you would like to perform in this year's pupil-led Spring Concert on Wednesday 27 March 2024, then please fill out this Google Form(link is external). We are keen to get as many pupils involved as possible; whether you are an S6 wanting to do a solo in your last Knox concert, or a new musician looking to perform in a band for the first time!

Please fill out this form no later than the 26 February 2024, and we will be back in touch to confirm your slot in the running order and rehearsal schedule. Unfortunately there are limited spaces, so if the committee receives too many applications then we will hold auditions to make the selection process as fair as possible. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Spring Concert Committee. You can contact our main organisers ka18lmaycock@edubuzz.org(link sends e-mail) and ka18ibriggs@edubuzz.org

Published: 22 February 2024

Cameron Calder (S2) has been attending Muirfield Riding Therapy for 6 years and has made great progress in both his riding and stable management.  He recently competed in the RDA Virtual National Championships 2023 and won the Junior National Championship. He was also the 1st overall National Class Champion.  As such Cameron is being awarded with a Full Colours Achievement Tie.  If you see Cameron around the school please congratulate him! 

 

Published: 21 February 2024

This is a reminder that the Breakfast Club is currently running at Knox on Monday and Thursday mornings from 8:00am - 8:20am. This will continue after the February break and it will be in the Social Area. All are welcome to access the Breakfast Club!

Published: 21 February 2024

Reminder that netball restarts next Wednesday (28 February 2024).

Published: 20 February 2024

There will be an LGBT+ Meeting held in T1.1 (Ms Fletcher's room - usual place for the safe space meeting) on Wed 21 February 2024 at 1.25pm. Feel free to bring your lunch!

Published: 19 February 2024

Due to popular demand, Mr Balfour's new Tech Talk Club (S4 - S6 only) will start on Wednesday, 21 February 2024. It will take place at lunchtime in room M1.11. This new club is all about exploring technology and computer science. Every session will have a different focus on a technology-related theme - whether it be something from the news or something that has been requested. This club is something that those who are interested in technology/computer science would find enjoyable. If you want to learn more about this, visit knox.is/ttc. 

Published: 08 February 2024

Calling all Knox Musicians and Dancers! If you would like to perform in this year's pupil-led Spring Concert on Wednesday 27 March 2024, then please fill out this Google Form. We are keen to get as many pupils involved as possible; whether you are an S6 wanting to do a solo in your last Knox concert, or a new musician looking to perform in a band for the first time!

Please fill out this form no later than the 23 February 2024, and we will be back in touch to confirm your slot in the running order and rehearsal schedule. Unfortunately there are limited spaces, so if the committee receives too many applications then we will hold auditions to make the selection process as fair as possible. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out to the Spring Concert Committee. You can contact our main organisers ka18lmaycock@edubuzz.org and ka18ibriggs@edubuzz.org

Published: 07 February 2024

I have feedback from both the SSE Renewables team and Mrs Gorman that they were very impressed in the level of engagement and quality of your final presentations on Tuesday.

You were a credit to yourselves and Knox Academy.  

Well done.

Mr Taylor

Published: 07 February 2024

Applications are open on the following courses starting at Newbattle Abbey College in September 2024:

  •  HNC: Associate degree in partnership with Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh
  •  NC: Social Sciences
  •  NC: Rural Skills

More information on the courses and how to apply: nac.ac.uk/courses-overview/.

 

Open days

The college is hosting an online open day on Wednesday 6 March, 4.30pm – 5pm and an in-person open day on Tuesday 26 March from 3.30pm – 6.30pm. Both are a fantastic way to learn more about the courses, the learning environment, and the college.
More information about their open days is on their website nac.ac.uk/news/

Published: 07 February 2024

The latest vacancies are now available from East Lothian Works.

East Lothian Works 2 February 2024 

Speak to Mr Flood or your Pupil Support Leader for more information.

Published: 06 February 2024

We are very excited to be running the first ever enterprise competition for all East Lothian secondary schools.  Everyone seemed to have enjoyed the  launch event for "The Big Idea" on 24 January.   

S3 Business classes will be creating teams to continue with the competition and we invite any other S3 pupils to a meeting on Thursday 8 February in M11 at break.  You can ask questions to find out more about the competition as well as perhaps finding others who may want to join you, to make a team.

You are welcome to take forward the enterprise idea that was created at the launch event, or perhaps you might have another idea you feel is worthy of developing - we would be delighted to see any budding S3 entrepreneurs!!

Prizes include: a cash sum and a dedicated business mentor who will help you turn your idea into a real business!!   

If you are interested, but cannot attend the meeting, speak to any of the Business teachers.

Published: 06 February 2024

There will be a Bake Sale on Thursday 8 February 2024 to raise funds for GREASE - our school musical.

Come along to the Foyer at break and lunch to get your delicious treats!!!

Remember to bring some money to buy them. 

Printable Spring Bake Sale Sign

Published: 05 February 2024

The LGBT+ Allies Meeting will meet in M.9 this Wednesday lunch time at 1.25pm. Feel free to bring your lunch along! Thanks

Ms Fletcher & Ms Stobie

Published: 02 February 2024

There will be no football training in Haddington on Thursday 8 February 2024. There is a game being organised away at Rosehill (Wallyford), so pupils should check Spond for updates. Football training will resume Thursday 29 February 2024 due to S5/S6 parents night (22 February 2024).

Miss Stobie 

Published: 02 February 2024

Just a reminder that Edinburgh College Open Days are ongoing at the moment. If you are thinking of leaving to go to College in August or if you are thinking about a Schools-College Partnership part-time College course next session, it is important to visit the College and speak with staff about courses, have a tour of the College and get a feel for the College environment. The dates are:

Granton Campus - Saturday 3 February: 10 am - 1 pm

Milton Road (our closest) Campus - Tuesday 6 February: 4.30 pm - 7 pm

Sighthill Campus - Thursday 8 February: 4.30 pm - 7 pm

Any questions, please speak with Mr Flood or your Pupil Support Leader.

Published: 02 February 2024

The Music Department are delighted to be welcoming award-winning Scottish musician, Fergus McCreadie, back to Knox Academy on Monday 5 February 2024 to facilitate a masterclass with Jazz Band.

www.fergusmccreadie.co.uk

Music will be provided and no preparation is required in advance. Fergus will also be returning for a second masterclass on Monday 26 February 2024.

Members of Jazz Band should make their way to the Music Department for 3:20pm on Monday 5th February so the workshop can run 3:30 - 4:30pm.

In partnership with Haddstock Music & Arts Festival 2024