General News

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.

Published: 24 November 2008

Thank you to everyone who replied to our invitation to attend the above event.

Due to circumstances outwith our control this event has been postponed.

Please accept our sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause you.

 

Published: 21 November 2008

Knox Academy is required to follow up any 'unexplained absences' on a pupil's record.  We do this in a number of ways:

  • For pupils in S1-4 if we have not received a telephone call providing a verbal explanation for absence we attempt to contact the parent/carer
  • We regularly send letters home to follow up absences which remain unexplained (i.e. a letter has not been received by the school office to explain the absence)
  • Guidance and the Attendance Officer liaise with parents/carers where an issue regarding attendance has been identified

We recently contacted the parents/carers of all pupils who have an unexplained absence on their record - this applies to 32% of our pupils at present!!  Parents/carers we need your help to bring this figure down...

  • Contact us before the school day to inform us your son/daughter will be absent.
  • Continue to send notes to inform us of appointments.
  • Send letters of absence with your son/daughter when they return to school following an absence - even if we have received a verbal explanation this is still required. 

Please remember that until we receive a letter from the parent/carer all absences are considered to be unexplained and may result in your son/daughter's absence being recorded incorrectly.

Please do not hesitate to contact the school if you have any queries regarding this matter.

Thank you.

 

 

Published: 24 October 2008

Check out the Homework Club timetable in the 'What's On' section ... there's something for everyone!!

 

Published: 22 October 2008

Following the elections which took place on Wednesday 22nd October, Kim White was elected as a Parent Member of the Knox Parent School Partnership.

At the same time, and after consultation with the school management and the other parent members, Andy Greathead was appointed as an Associate Member of the Partnership.
 
The relevant part of the constitution reads:  ‘ The Partnership may from time to time co-opt up to five additional associate members to assist it with carrying out its functions. These may include representation from pupils, local councillors, community leaders and others. Associate members will be invited to serve for a period of one year, after which time the Partnership will review and consider requirements for the coming year. An associate member may contribute and advise as a full member, but is not entitled to vote.’

 

April 2010: The Knox Parent School Partnership have moved their website which can now be accessed here.

 

Published: 05 October 2008

Knox Academy held a very successful Expressive Arts evening on Thursday 2nd October. 

During the evening parents and guests enjoyed PE demonstrations, dramatic performances, musical interludes and even managed to fit in time to browse through the art gallery. 

If you didn't manage to make the evening you can catch a glimpse of what you missed below:

 

 

Published: 01 October 2008

Want to know how Garleton, Lammerlaw or Traprain is doing in the race to win the House Cup?

Check out the updates on the new 'House Points' page in the 'What's On' Section.

 

Published: 22 September 2008

As part of the Knox Academy Combined Cadet Force’s Centenary celebrations there will be a family celidh in the Haddington Corn Exchange on Friday 31st October from 8 pm.

Tickets are priced at £7 and will be on sale in T1.2 (Miss McPhee’s room) at break time between Wednesday 24th and Friday 26th September.

 

Published: 27 August 2008

The British Council have given an International School Award to Knox Academy in Haddington. The school first gained recognition for its ‘outstanding work in integrating international education into the school curriculum’ in 2005 and the award covered the period until 2008. To retain the award, the school had to demonstrate its ongoing commitment to International Education and has now been accredited for the three years from September 2008 to August 2011. Knox is the first school in Scotland to have received the award twice.

 
The school’s submission to the British Council was based on a portfolio recording details of seven projects with overseas schools undertaken duriung the last school session. These included a visit by S6 pupils to Sweden to participate in a mini United Nations session, Finnish students visiting Knox to talk to pupils about Healthy Eating, a Drama link with a High School in the United States and an exchange of art materials with a school in northern Japan where a former pupil of Knox is currently teaching English.
 
Knox has links with schools in France, Italy, Sweden, Finland and Japan and has recently received funding from the Department for International Development to develop a link with a school in Rwanda.
 
The International School Award trophy will be presented to a representative from Knox at a national presentation event to be held in central London in early October.
 

Further information is available from Martin Duddin, Depute Head Teacher at Knox on 01620 823387.

 

Published: 13 August 2008

The August Pack was sent to all households on Wednesday 13th August, included in the pack is a calendar for Session 2008/2009.  Unfortunately there is an error in this document, Monday 20th April 2009 is shown as being a holiday however this is not the case.  Pupils and staff resume on Monday 20th April 2009 following the Easter break.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Please note that the session dates included in the August Pack are accurate.

 

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