General News

Published: 07 January 2009

At present, any young people (16-18) who exchange their rail voucher for a Scottish Youth Railcard under the Scotland-Wide Concessionary Travel Scheme for Young People can enjoy various discounts when travelling by train within Scotland.  Up until now young people have been able to obtain a third discount on season tickets – monthly, annual etc.

Please note that as of 1 January 2009, the discount on season tickets has been increased to 50%.  This means that any young people who use trains on a regular basis can benefit from a 50% saving on their season ticket and are not subject to any peak time restrictions.

 

Published: 06 January 2009

As part of the ongoing catchment area review for East Linton Primary School, Knox Academy will be offering an additional parents' evening for pupils and parents/carers of the school.  This event will take place on Thursday 22nd January 2009.  Additional information is available from East Linton Primary School, the Education Department or from Mr Duddin (DHT) at Knox Academy.

We look forward to seeing you there.  If you are unable to attend and/or have any queries that our website cannot answer, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01620 823387 or knoxacademy@knox.elcschool.org.uk.

 

Published: 04 January 2009

Mrs Craig and all the staff of Knox Academy wish all our pupils a Happy New Year ... remember, school opens again at 8.44am on Monday 5th January 2009.

 

Published: 22 December 2008

A number of staffing changes will take place from Monday 5th January 2009. 

  • Mrs Grant (Guidance) will take up post as acting Head of Biology, following the retiral of Mrs Chapman at the end of term. 
  • Mr Greenaway (PE) will take up post as acting Principal Teacher Guidance to cover the caseload of Mrs Grant. 

 

Published: 19 December 2008

Congratulations to the S6 pupils involved in the pantomime this year ... Aladdin! 

An evening performance will take place on Thursday 8th January - tickets will be on sale during the first week back.

 

Published: 18 December 2008

Another fantastic Christmas Concert took place on Wednesday 17th December 2008. 

The evening got off to a rousing start with the entry of the Knox Academy Pipe Band, and ended with a moving rendition of Auld Lang Syne by the Senior Choir. 

In between the audience was treated to a range of musical items including soul music, christmas carols and orchestral numbers. 

Congratulations to the many talented pupils (and staff) who took part and made the evening the success it was ... they are a credit to the school.

A copy of the programme is attached.

 

Published: 16 December 2008

This year 16 tutors groups entered the annual interhouse Christmas Box Competition. 

The theme for 2008 was 'Pantomime' and each tutor group had to create a box decorated accordingly. 

Once decorated, boxes are filled with lots of tasty goodies and distributed to the elderly throughout the local community. 

We're never sure which the recipients prefer ... the contents or the decoration!!

 

The 2008 prizes were awarded to...

House Prizes
Garleton - 2G1
Lammerlaw - 1L2
Traprain - 4T3

1st Prize - 1G2
2nd Prize - 1T2
3rd Prize - 1T1

Highly Commended - 2L2

Two special mentions...

Well done to S1 - every tutor group entered a box (50% of the entries!) which you'll see reflected in the prizes.  You made a real effort and the boxes were fantastic!

Congratulations to the Admin Team - this year the office ladies entered a box on the theme of Snow White and the 7 Dwarfs ... complete with musical accompaniment.  They didn't win any prizes but get a special mention for enthusiasm and team spirit!

Published: 16 December 2008

The Christmas Concert takes place on Wednesday 17th December at 7pm. 

This year we have allocated seat numbers which can be found on the reverse of the ticket, ushers will be available to assist guests in finding their seat.  Doors open at 6.45pm. 

We look forward to seeing guests on the night - it promises to be another fantastic event!!!

 

Published: 15 December 2008

 

Young people are often hurt on the road because they can't be seen clearly by other traffic. As we approach the shortest day of the year it is a time when we are reminded of the need to be seen when we are out walking and cycling. The short daylight hours mean that often people are travelling in poor light conditions, with heavy rain or mist or snow and are more vulnerable to vehicular traffic accidents.

The twilight hours - just before and just after the sun sets are the most dangerous times of all, because drivers' eyes are adjusting to the changing light. Children are advised to stand out against the gloom by wearing bright or fluorescent clothes that show up best during the day, particularly in dull or misty weather. However, fluorescent clothing does not work at night - reflective material works best and shows up in cars' headlights. Other travelling advice includes keeping to well-lit routes and crossing roads at safe places, like zebra or pelican crossings.Also if there is no pavement available pedestrians should walk facing the on-coming traffic

Cyclists can help themselves to be seen by wearing fluorescent or reflective clothes. Bikes must legally have a white light at the front, a red light at the back and a red reflector at the back, during the hours of darkness. Flashing lights on bikes are now legal and do alert drivers to cyclists more easily. They should be checked regularly to make sure they are in good working order and that the batteries are well charged.

Lets See you Go safely! Be Safe Be Seen!

Useful Web sites for purchasing high visibility clothing are: www.brightkidz.co.uk & www.chesterford.co.uk

 

 

Published: 09 December 2008

 At Knox Academy all pupils are expected to comply with the dress code and maintain a high standard of appearance. We very much appreciate the support of parents in this regard.   A reminder of the dress code will be included with the next Knox News, however the policy can be viewed by clicking the link below:

http://www.ka-net.org.uk/policy-procedure/dress-code

 Thank you.

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