A Word from Mrs Ingham, Head Teacher

The weather has felt a little kinder this week and pupils have been out and about.

We have had visits from our P7 Pathfinders Group, who have come up to Knox to get a better view of how the school works and to meet some of the staff prior to the transition days. The group then goes back to their respective primary schools to let the other P7s know what to expect. The Pathfinders arrived in good form yesterday, many coming from their Sports’ Day, held on the Knox playing fields. Speaking of which…

Our S3s have been helping out with primary sporting events (including yesterday’s). As part of their Sky Sports Ambassador role, the S3 have been supporting numerous transition days this session, but come into their own when the weather is better and they can be out and about. It makes a massive difference for the primary pupils to get to know our pupils as early on as they can so thanks to all involved.

Also yesterday a group of our string players attended a masterclass run by Nicola Benedetti. All the pupils came away feeling inspired and wanting to improve their playing. The quote from the day was, “Absolute engagement is vital – engagement physically, emotionally and mentally…Engage yourself entirely.” Thank you so much to Ms Turbayne for securing tickets to this sell-out event.

Activities’ Week is almost upon us, with pupils getting their bags packed for the off (for some) at the end of next week. Can I remind everyone involved with Activities’ Week that they should pack carefully for all eventualities (even if you are just on day trips) – plenty of water, sunscreen, hats, layers of clothing, a reasonable amount of spending money, and snacks/lunch etc. Part of the educational side of these trips is for pupils to organise themselves, think ahead and problem-solve. I hope that everyone has a great time.

Next week, pupils are not in school on Monday (22 May). The Library will not be available for study that day as the staff need to use it to meet, with the Hall being needed for examinations.

Have a great week.

S Ingham