February 2017

Published: 28 February 2017

ESSENTIAL Eco-Committee meeting today (Wednesday) at lunch in Miss Laudi's room!

Published: 28 February 2017

Wilderness Foundation are now accepting applications for their May and June 2017 Imbewu programme, this is a fully funded programme and particularly suited to students aged 14 – 17 years, with an interest in a career in the outdoors or rural sector. More details about the programme can be found here.

The dates for this years programme are:

10th – 16th May 2017

7th – 13th June 2017

Deadline for applications for both programmes is Friday 31st March

They have up to ten places available on each week and will be working in partnership with the Douglas and Angus Estate.

Please make your Guidance Teacher/Mr Flood aware of your interest in this opportunity.

Mr Plain on behalf of Mr Flood

Published: 28 February 2017

University of Strathclyde are hosting an Engineering the Future for Girls event 19th - 23rd June 2017.

Employees from BP and BAM Nuttall and Researchers from the University of Strathclyde will engage you in a range of challenges that will inspire you to consider a career in engineering.
If you see yourself as an engineer of the future or have never considered engineering as a career option before, but want to find out more about it, then the Engineering the Future for girls week at the University of Strathclyde is just for you.

For further information click here

Please make your Guidance Teacher/Mr Flood aware of your interest in this opportunity.

Mr Plain on behalf of Mr Flood.

Published: 28 February 2017

This week there is another Interhouse Games in the PE dpt. The activity is Basketball for this upcoming Interhouse Games, please come down to represent your house! Go Knox!

S1 - Tuesday

S2 - Wednesday

S3 - Thursday

Published: 28 February 2017

Congratulations to the S1 Football team on winning 8-0 in the first round of the East Lothian Cup against Dunbar.

Published: 27 February 2017

There will be a Pre-Coursing event for all S4/5 pupils today from 2.30 pm until 4.00 pm.  This will be at various venues across the school.  Your Period 5 teacher will take you to where you are meant to be.  Presenters will rotate and pupils remain at the same venue.

Published: 27 February 2017

Outstanding Consent Forms must be handed into the School Office at Registration TODAY.  If you are not planning to attend, please let the Office know.

You cannot attend if you have not submitted a Consent Form.

Published: 27 February 2017

The S3 St Georges Hockey Tournament is next Friday 10th March, at Peffermill. Last year we had a great run at this event and I am sure we can do even better this year if everyone commits to playing. Players must collect a parent info letter from Mr Wands before Thursday.

NB Parents - This letter can also be found attached.

Go Knox

Published: 27 February 2017

All S1 pupils attending the Outward Bound Residential should have received an important letter from their registration teacher. Please see Ms Brannigan if you didn't get one. Letters should be returned to Ms Orr or Mr Flood. Thank you.

Published: 27 February 2017

Knox Sport is running our 1st ever ‘HADDINGTON DANCE SHOW CASE’ in the Assembly Hall on Wednesday 22nd March – Performances running from 6-8PM
If you have a dance group (or dance as an individual) and would like to take part please let Mr Wands Know by the end of this week – Friday 3rd March

Published: 26 February 2017

Please could Italian Explorers 2017 attend another very brief meeting this coming Friday 3 March 2017 at break to collect some freshly printed letters and a Final Statement.

The next payment of £75 is due this Wednesday.  Thank-you to everyone who has already made this payment, and also to those who have made full excursion payment in advance.

Remember to register your raffle ticket on the green sheets!  Louisa and Holly, you haven't been forgotten!

Published: 24 February 2017

All Parental Consent forms should be returned to the School Office by Monday 27 February.

We will meet at the front of the school at 10.15 am on Tuesday morning.  Our slot at the Jobs Roadshow, in the Corn Exchange, starts at 10.30 am.

Any questions, please see Mr Flood.

Published: 24 February 2017

On Thursday 9  March 2017, there will be a bake sale on during break time in the Social Area. This event is taking place in order to raise money to support the charities of Red Nose Day and StJohn's Hospital.  

Published: 24 February 2017



Amnesty International will take place on Monday (27th February) at 1.30 pm in RME 2 - come along and get involved.  We are going to be making a display so look forward to seeing you there. 

Published: 24 February 2017

The Eco-Committee will be meeting on Monday and Wednesday of next week at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room. All members are asked to attend these important meetings ahead of Eco-Week.

Published: 23 February 2017

The Christmas Dance photographs will be available to order from Monday 27 February 2017.  Please see Mrs Ball to place your order, each photograph will cost 50p with the proceeds going to the Parent Teacher Association who provide additional funds to support school activities.

Published: 23 February 2017

Arnold Clark is aiming to start its first female-only mechanic group in 2017. This will be open to all females that have achieved or working towards their National 4 or above in Maths, English and either a Science or a Technical subject in Scotland.

With this in mind they think International Women’s Day is the perfect opportunity to attract the right candidates. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women today. The day also marks a call to accelerate gender parity.

They are pleased to invite pupils to join them at their International Women’s Day Event, at GTG Training and Conference Centre in Edinburgh on Wednesday 8th March 2017.

This exclusive event is aimed at young women aged between 16 and 19 to showcase opportunities that might previously have been seen as male-dominated.

It will be an excellent opportunity to gain a real insight into the roles they offer, with a series of workshops, practical tasks and the opportunity to meet successful female employees in the automotive industry.

There is limited availability for this event with only two sessions and 16 places on each. Each session will run for around three hours and the start times are 9am and 1pm, giving pupils a unique opportunity to experience life in the automotive industry.

As places are limited we urge you to confirm your attendance as soon as possible by completing the ‘secure your place’ form or contact Stephanie Mills on 0141 435 4490.

Please make your Guidance Teacher/Mr Flood aware of your interest in this opportunity.

B. Plain on behalf of Ms. J. Jones

 

Published: 23 February 2017

The results for this year East Lothian Cross Country are now in. Congratulations to everyone that represented the school in what proved to be a keenly contested event. The staff that went in support of the Knox Running Team were very impressed by the general level of effort and of how supportive the team members were of each other.
The results / runners times are now up at PE.
Go Knox!

Published: 23 February 2017

Priority booking letters are available in the Music Department this week.

The system has changed this year and pupils and parents will now need to pay online for their tickets. Please get a letter for details on how to do this.

Deadline for priority tickets is Friday 10th March. Public booking will open week beginning 20 March.

Published: 23 February 2017

East Lothian Schools S1-S3 Swimming Competition at Musselburgh Sports Centre on Thurs 16th March

The following individuals have been selected to represent Knox Academy in this event. They need to attend a brief meeting at break today (Friday) in the PE Classroom
S1 1 Lucia Bivar-Segurado
S1 2 Aidan Ballantyne
S1 3 Finlay alston
S2 4 Holly Cameron
S2 5 Amelia Davidson
S2 6 Julia Dale
S2 7 Thomas Guy
S2 8 Isaac Ingram
S3 9 Eve Mcbain
S3 10 Millie Watt
S3 11 Charlotte Gray
S3 12 Andrew Syme
S3 13 Ross Campbell
S3 14 Dinald Bathgate

Go Knox!

Published: 23 February 2017

We aim to give all S6 pupils an Employability Interview with an employer before they leave school.  The final sets of interviews will take place on Friday 3 and Friday 10 March.  This is for all S6 pupils who missed their interview in November and all UCAS pupils.  As such, the deadline for pupils to submit their CV and Covering Letter is Friday 24 February.  Please hand to your teacher on Thursday Period 1 or Friday Period 1.  Any concerns please see Mr Flood.

Published: 23 February 2017

We are holding a new Coursing Event for parents on Tuesday 28 February from 5 pm until 6.30 pm in the School Library.  This is an opportunity for parents to speak to our colleagues on a one-to-one basis about College, Academies, pre-vocational, Work Experience and Mentoring.  Please let your parents know.

Published: 23 February 2017

Last chance!  If you are interested in attending the Jobs Roadshow on Tuesday 28 February please give your name to Mr Flood or your Guidance Teacher by Wednesday 22 February.  Consent Forms will then be issued.

Published: 23 February 2017

Can the Pupil Learning Team please attend a meeting in Ms Brannigan's room (RME 1) at 1.30pm today (Thurs 23rd) along with the Pupil Council and the Sports Council. Thanks and apologies for the short notice.

Published: 22 February 2017

Have you lost a locker key?  One has been found in Business Education - see Mr D to reclaim.

Published: 22 February 2017

Please could any pupils who currently logging their volunteering hours with the Saltire Award ensure that their online accounts are fully up to date and if you need to request any certificates please do so now. The East Lothian Inter-school Ceremony which awards the school with the most volunteering hours with the East Lothian Volunteering Shield is fast approaching. We are currently in 2nd place but their is only 6 certificates between us and the school in 1st places.

 

Help us hold onto the shield for another year. We can do this! WE R KNOX!

Published: 22 February 2017



This is a reminder that the 4th installement of £100 for the Paris Trip 2017 is due by Tuesday 28th February. Any issues please speak to Miss McBride asap,

Published: 22 February 2017

Haddington Twinning Association Ceilidh is on Saturday 4th March, 7-11pm at the Corn Exchange in Haddington. Tickets available from Joe Forte's and the John Gray Centre. Music is by the Canongate Cadgers Ceilidh Band. Adults £8.00 under 18s £5.00.

Published: 21 February 2017

There will be a meeting on Friday 24 February 2017 at break in the usual venue for Italian Explorers.  Attendance is essential (we also expect to see 2L1's leader there!).  If there are genuine reasons why attendance is not possible you must see Mr Wren as a matter of urgency.

Published: 21 February 2017

At RBS we understand that school leavers have lots of decisions to make, and there are lots of opportunities for you to explore! If you are considering an apprenticeship and want to know more about them and the career opportunities that taking this route can provide you with, then why don’t you come along to the Apprentice Career Development Day.
The event will take place on Monday 6th March 2017 and will be a whole day of activities to provide you with lots of information and really useful skills to make you stand out against other candidates. There will be guest speakers that will talk about their personal journey and you will get an exclusive insight to the RBS initiatives that make us determined to succeed, for both our customers and employees alike.
If you would like to attend this event (please note that the event time is 09.15 – 16.15 so make sure you have permission to attend if you need it!) please sign up for the event using the link below!
Come and see for yourself how much we value the career progression of our apprentices!
Apply to attend

Please make your Guidance Teacher/Mr Flood aware of your interest in this opportunity.

Mr Plain on behalf of Ms. J. Jones

Published: 21 February 2017

Aberdeen Asset Management is now recruiting for an exciting opportunity on our apprenticeship programme in Edinburgh offices. As a business we understand that recruiting, developing and retaining the best people is fundamental to our ability to perform. Through our apprenticeship and other entry level programmes we look to identify talented individuals at the start of their career.

Our apprenticeship comprises of six rotations over two years in different departments across the business giving our apprentices a well-rounded view of the asset management industry and its related functions. Apprentices will complete rotations in teams within our Operations and Technology, Finance, Distribution, Corporate, and Risk divisions.

The skills and characteristics that we look for in our apprentices are:

• working towards or achieved 3 Scottish Highers or equivalent
• excellent communication skills
• ability to work as part of a team and collaborate with others
• flexibility and adaptability
• high motivation
• interests and experience outside of your studies eg. volunteering, sports, coaching/competing
• commitment to continual training and development
• willingness to learn about asset management industry

Candidates interested in this vacancy must complete the online application which can be found here. Please be aware you must complete the form in one session, you cannot save and return so we encourage you to prepare these offline first. Once submitted, your application will be reviewed by our Recruitment and HR teams.

Please make your Guidance Teacher/Mr Flood aware of your interest in this opportunity.

Mr Plain on behalf of Ms. J. Jones.
 

Published: 21 February 2017

Tarmac, Dunbar Cement Plant have 3 vacancies for apprenticeship this year, 2 Modern Apprenticeships and 1 Higher Apprentice.

They are holding an open evening on March 6th at the plant to talk to young people and their parents/carers about the opportunities that they have.

The application process will open very soon and in the meantime any students interested can have a look at their website or dedicated apprenticeship site where you can register your interest:

Tarmac.com       Tarmac Apprenticeships

Please make your Guidance Teacher/Mr Flood aware of your interest in this opportunity.

Mr Plain on behalf of Mr Flood

 

Published: 20 February 2017

The Eco-Committee will be meeting on Wednesday in Miss Laudi's room at lunch time. All members are asked to attend to finalize plans for our project. 

Published: 20 February 2017

As mentioned at the end of last term the Pupil Council will be running surgeries for pupils to drop in to and discuss any ideas/concerns. These will be held on a Monday at break time in the library. Please see Ms Brannigan, the Pupil Leadership Team or the Pupil Council for more information. The meeting dates for each house are listed below;

Monday 27th Feb (Next Monday) - Traprain

Monday 6th March - Lammerlaw

Monday 13th March - Garleton

See you there :)

Published: 20 February 2017

Can all Pupil Council and Sports Council members please attend a meeting in Ms Brannigan's room (RME 1) on Thursday this week (23rd Feb) at 1.30pm? Please let Ms Brannigan or Mr Wands know if you can't make it. Thanks. 

Published: 20 February 2017

Any pupil who is eligible to vote in upcoming local and countrywide elections, and who has not already registered, should have received a letter in the post from the Electoral Registration Office.   If you have received such a letter, I would urge you to go online and register before the end of February. 

Thanks

Mrs Ingham



 

Published: 10 February 2017

 Could all pupils taking National PE look for an update on Google classroom about homework over the holidays. For those who cannot access Google classroom please come down to the PE department by the end of the day.

Published: 09 February 2017

Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected to trial for East Of Scotland.

They should come to Mr Wands office on Friday at break on Friday.

Bethany Ross,Catriona Watson,Kirsty Booth

Published: 09 February 2017

Applications for Border College course starting in August 2017 are now open. Borders College is only 50 minutes away via the Borders Railway from Edinburgh Waverley.
Full course programme and apply online available here.

Mr Plain on behalf of Ms Leighton

Published: 09 February 2017

The Law Society of Scotland is holding Careers Days in Dundee and Aberdeen for pupils interested in pursuing a career in Law. The day will give those attending advice and a comprehensive package of information to help them make an informed decision as they embark on their career choice.
Monday 20th March 2017, 10.00am – 3.30pm approx. Thorntons Solicitors, Whitehall House, 33 Yeaman Shore, Dundee, DD1 4BJ
Tuesday 28th March, 10.00am – 3.30pm approx. Robert Gordon University, Faculty of Health and Social Care Building, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QG

Please see your Guidance Teacher if you wish to attend. Spaces are limited.

Web based resources from the Law Society of Scotland: Education and Careers, Traineeships

Mr Plain on behalf of Ms Leighton and Guidance

Published: 09 February 2017



Could all S1 and S2 pupils part of the girls football team meet Mr Elms at lunch time today (Thursday) a 1.45pm.

Published: 08 February 2017

Torness Power Station are now recruiting for apprentice electrician, joiner and mechanical engineer.  The posts are permanent, full time, working 37 hours per week with a competitive market salary. Click here for further details and to apply online. 

Mr Plain on behalf of Ms Jones and Mr Flood

Published: 08 February 2017

Come and enjoy the JERICHO’S new space at our new venue in Nungate and Haddington Community Centre Kirk View. Usual time – 7.15 – 9.15pm This week we will be making individual pizzas and valentines cards. All 12 – 16 year olds welcome. DON’T MISS IT – COME CHECK IT OUT. We will be closed on Saturday 18th February for half term.

Published: 08 February 2017

Can all S3 Sky Sports Leadership group meet with Mr Elms in the PE classroom today (Wednesday) at lunch approx. 1.20pm.

Published: 07 February 2017

The Green Team will be meeting today (Wednesday) at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room. There have been lots of requests to collect paper this week so the more students, the better!

Published: 07 February 2017

Please see Mr Flood, IMMEDIATELY, if you wish to attend RBS Industry Insight Workshop at Dunbar Grammar School on 21st. February 2017. Following the workshop, interested pupils will be invited to a half day Next Steps workshop at RBS premises at Gogarburn on 13th or 14th March.

Mr Plain on behalf of Mr Flood.

Published: 07 February 2017

Academy of Music are running a week long intensive course in Employability in the Music Industry week beginning 20th February and short course in Sound Production in March and April.

Employability in the Music Industry is aimed at those interested working in this field. The purpose of the course is to help candidates develop their understanding of the requirements of the workplace, focusing on the challenges and requirements of working in this fast-paced environment. In addition, participants will be given a broad overview of what it means to be an artist manager in the music industry. Following an interview on the final day of the course, successful candidates will have the opportunity to take up a 1 week work experience with a local music industry employer. Those who successfully complete this short program will be awarded a SQA Level 4 employability award and a level 6 Music Management module. You will also develop essential skills to help you gain employment in any area, including developing your confidence, communication skills and CV.

Short Course in Sound Production will run again in March and April 2017. Program gives hands on experience with Logic Pro X, microphones, MIDI recording and a host of other useful skills and knowledge that will help with home recording or set you up for further study in sound production. On successful completion, you will be awarded a BTEC Level 3 Award in Sound Production to evidence your new-found recording abilities.

For dates, further information and to apply click here, please also let your Guidance Teacher and/or Mr Flood if you intend to apply.

Mr Plain on behalf of Mr Flood.

Published: 07 February 2017

SQA (Shawfair) are holding an information morning to promote their employment opportunities, Modern Apprenticeships in Business Administration.

Successful candidates will be offered a 2 year contract, SVQ3 in Business Admin and HNC in Admin and IT plus a great salary of circa £14,284 per annum.

The morning will include information on the Modern Apprenticeship plus input from current/previous apprentices on their business admin journey. There is also a tour of the premises including input from several departments some of which have hosted apprentices in the past. 

The morning will be during Modern Apprenticeship Week, week beginning 6th March 2017.

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity, please see Mr Flood immediately.

Mr Plain on behalf of Mr Flood.

Published: 06 February 2017

The next payment for the S1 Activities week residential to Outward Bound is now due. Please pay the £50 online here if at all possible.  See Ms Brannigan if you have any issues or concerns. Thanks. 

Published: 06 February 2017

Following the February holidays the Pupil Council has decided to run a number of surgeries (the Modern Studies kind not those involving blood and guts). This is an opportunity for you to  speak to your House Head and/or Representative about anything to do with life at Knox. You voice matters, please come and speak to us. WE R listening. Dates and venue to follow. If you have any questions about the Pupil Council see one of the Pupil Leadership Team or Ms Brannigan (RME 1). Thank you!

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