May 2017

Published: 25 May 2017

Can the girls who are going on the STEM trip to Queen Margaret University please meet in Ms Campbell's room (T1.9) straight after registering in your tutor group.  Only pupils that have handed in a consent form will be able to go on the trip.

Published: 24 May 2017

The S1 Outward Bound Hoodies have arrived!! Please don't all rush at once, you will be able to collect them from Mr Crawford's classroom today at break or lunchtime. Pupils will not be able to pick them up during class time!


Mr Crawford

Published: 24 May 2017

Great Channel 4 opportunity you can apply for – deadline coming up! Details below.

We’re looking for 18 + people who are looking to understand what really goes behind the scenes of Channel 4’s award winning, diverse programming at Channel 4. You don’t need any experience to apply and attend, just need a passion for TV and interested in an apprenticeship. This event will give an insight into the various roles at Channel 4 such as where you will get to learn more about the various roles at Channel 4 such as Marketing, HR, Sales, IT Commissioning, Finance, Legal and Press!

No experience or education requirements to attend, but you MUST apply!

Deadline for Applications: Sunday 4th June


-          A day with the Channel 4 & MyKindaFuture team, where you will get to learn more about the alternative roles at Channel 4 such as Marketing, HR, Sales, Commissioning and Finance and more!

-          Fantastic group based challenges to give you workplace skills and give you an insight of a typical role at Channel 4 may look like

-          An introduction if the Channel 4 Apprenticeship Programme across the business and get PRACTICAL TIPS on how to make YOUR application stand out

-          A chance to unlock your skills and find out what job opportunities are best suited to you

-          Chance to be recognised as a Rising Star and get the opportunity to be put in a talent pool and get invited to exclusive events

-          Network with Channel 4 and likeminded people

-          IT’S FREE.                        


-          Click on this link and click Register at the bottom of the page to apply


-          18+ (You can be 17, but will need to be 18 by September to be a part of Apprenticeship scheme

-          NO experience needed, but a passion for TV and a desire to develop your workplace skills


-          Thursday 6th July - Glasgow

Contact – for more information!

Published: 23 May 2017

Tickets are now available for this year’s Knox Sports Awards Night.

The event will be held on the Fri 23rd June and everyone involved in School Sport / Physical Activity or in Representative Sport (National or International level) is invited on the evening. Last year we had in the region of 200 people attending this event and we are expecting it to be BIGGER and BETTER this year!

We are also Encouraging Nominations for certain Categories, so check out the notice board at PE so that you don’t miss the opportunity to nominate somebody that has made a BIG difference to School or Community Sport & Physical Activity.

Tickets should be collected from Mr Wands or the PE Department ASAP

WARNINGH! - Don’t miss your chance to attend by waiting to pick up your tickets.

Published: 23 May 2017

Anyone who would like to participate in the East Lothian Dance Showcase in June is invited to attend a class today (Wednesday the 24th) in the small gym at lunch. This is for Dancers of All Ages and Ability and is a great chance to represent Knox.

Rebecca Keegan (S6)

Published: 23 May 2017


Could all the girls going on the STEM trip on Friday please come to my room (1.9) Thursday (25th) at the start of lunch for a short meeting.


Also could the following girls please bring their consent form to me ASAP. The trip is on Friday and you cant go without it.

-Alisha Thomas

- Elli Robertson

- Taylor Aldred

- Jessica Thomson

- Daisy Whiteside

- Zuzia Wisniewska

- Sarah Greenwell

- Anna Horsborough


Ms  Campbell


Published: 23 May 2017

We are working with the Museum of Flight to provide an opportunity for a group of young people from Knox Academy.  Participants will work on large aeroplane components, such as engines and wings, with experienced engineers.  This will give you experience of working in an engineering workshop, hand tool skills and may improve your future employability.

If you are interested in knowing more about this fantastic opportunity please attend a meeting in Mr Blair's room at the beginning of Interval tomorrow (Wednesday).

Published: 22 May 2017

Medical 5 day Non-Residential Summer School

The Summer School gives students the unique opportunity to spend an entire week with doctors and medical students perfecting their UCAS applications.

When: 10- 14th July at the University of Stirling


Monday: Medical Wider Reading (NHS structure, medical ethics, current affairs)

Tuesday: Personal Statements

Wednesday: UKCAT

Thursday: BMAT

Friday: Medical School Interview Skills

All students get 5 textbooks included.

Medic Mentor will cover the cost of course fees for students from low-income backgrounds if you meet our student diversity criteria.  These students will need to cover the cost of books only (£25 each).

All other students can get a £200 bursary towards the Summer School by using the code medicmentorstudent when registering.

That's 5 full days of lectures and 5 textbooks for £650, and payment plans are also available.

Spaces are limited are likely to fill up quickly.

For more details, please direct your students to the Summer School webpage.

You can also contact us on the Mentor Helpline number to speak to a doctor for some general advice: 07454704204

Published: 22 May 2017

If you're aged between 13-19 and being creative is your thing, check out StoryCon 2017 - Scotland's biggest creative writing and illustration get-together for teens. Meet published authors, chat to peers and get inspired for your own writing future. For more information and to book your place click here, Scottish Book Trust will be your hosts in Glasgow on 24 or 25 Jun 2017.

Published: 22 May 2017

The latest Vacancy Newsletter from East Lothian Works can be viewed here.

Published: 20 May 2017

The Haddington Active Memories Group have proposed a film project for next year... this would involve a small group of pupils working with Mr Dempster and possibly some senior mentors.

The project aims to record memories of 'Days Gone By' and work closely with some individuals in our Community.  This would be based at the John Grey Centre.  The project would involve a small amount some time out of class (spread over the year) and importantly personal commitment to additional time spent editing footage in order to make the short film.

In June it is planned that a full Project Brief would be developed in collaboration with the Haddington Active Memories Group.

If you might be interested in hearing more, please come and speak with Mr D.

Published: 20 May 2017

Italian Explorers should ensure that spending money in Euro is submitted at the latest on Tuesday 22 May 2017 (unless a prior arrangement has been made).  This ensures that all banking paperwork (for our time away) can be completed efficiently. 

Please bring all Euro payments in an envelope with your name written clearly on the outside. Euro can be handed to Mr Dempster or directly to the School Office.

Thanks :-)

Published: 19 May 2017

All essential pupil information regarding the S1 Activities Week Day Trip as been given to Registration teachers please ensure you familarise yourself with this information ASAP. It is also attached below for your convenience.

Published: 18 May 2017

ARUP, who are an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services have two apprenticeship opportunities located in Edinburgh.

Transport Planning Apprentice Technician

Civil Engineering Apprentice Technician

Details of both posts can be viewed here.

To apply please send your CV and covering letter to

Mr Plain on behalf of Jennifer Jones.

Published: 18 May 2017

Could all pupils please complete this survey in registration ASAP. The school wants to improve Pupil Voice, your opinions matter, make sure you have your say! Please see Ms Brannigan if you have any questions.

Published: 18 May 2017

The groups and rooms for OBS Activities Week are now displayed on the boards in the food court. You should have one person that you choose in your room or group. Some school do not give pupils any choice. Please remember creating the groups and rooms for OBS takes a lot of time and effort from the teachers involved. Your group/room will only be reconsidered if you do not have anyone you requested (we still have the forms so can double check for you). If this is the case please see Ms Brannigan ASAP as these will be sent to OBS in the next couple of days. OBS is an amazing opportunity to get to know others better and to make some new friends. It is going to be a great week!

Published: 18 May 2017

Could all pupils who are going on the PGL France trip please come to the PE department at break time today (Thursday).

Mr MacDonald  

Published: 16 May 2017

Could the following pupils come and see me tomorrow (Thursday 16th) at the beginning of lunch to collect a form for the upcoming STEM trip on the 26th May.

Just come along to my room 1.9

  • Isla Booth
  • Sarah Turner
  • Rosie Greenshields
  • Alisha Thomas
  • Elli Robertson
  • Taylor Aldred
  • Lucy Craven
  • Jessica Thomson
  • Daisy Whiteside
  • Zuzia Wisniewska
  • Emily Clyne
  • Sarah Greenwell
  • Anna Horsburgh


C Campbell


Published: 15 May 2017

Gordon Guthrie Contracts Ltd., are an established construction company based in The Lothians, offering all trades construction services for the commercial, retail and domestic market.

Our experience and quality of workmanship has led to gaining contracts in a diverse range of operations including hospitals, schools, churches, castles, social work centres, restaurants and quality domestic works.
All our operatives are time served and we have the benefit of having a large joiners workshop.
We are looking to recruit an apprentice joiner to join our team.   You will preferably have National 5 in Maths and English and a science subject.  We would also prefer it if you have already had some experience of working/learning in a construction setting and a realistic interest of working in the construction industry.
The successful applicant will be expected to attend college to complete their training to CITB standards as well as learning skills on-site.
If interested, please forward your CV and a covering letter to:
Marjorie Benn
Community Benefits Coordinator
9-11 Lodge Street
EH42 3DX

Closing date for applications is 30th May 2017

Interviews for this post will take place in June 2017.

Published: 15 May 2017

This week in Computing you will be asked to complete the S1/2 ICT Use survey. If you are absent from computing this week, please complete the survey via your computing class Google Classroom page.


Miss Dornan

Published: 13 May 2017

All S3 pupils studying Business Management should be well aware that they are in the final stages of preparation for the Dragons' Den on Thursday 18 May, Tuesday 23 May or Tuesday 24 May 2017 depending on which class they are in.

It is vital that you are well prepared with a robust business-style presentation to deliver to the Dragons, along with a prototype and television advert.  A reminder that the requirements for the presentation can be found in the back of your Workbook.

The Business Education rooms are available at lunchtime and after-school to give you time to practice as a team.  Everybody must ensure that they are contributing to the overall success of their team.

Don't forget that you need to know how much capital you are requesting from the Dragons and be prepared to answer some probing questions on your business proposal.

Published: 12 May 2017

There is a SKY Sports Meeting to be held this coming Monday in the PE Base starting at 1.15pm sharp.Miss Arnold will be leading the meeting in preperation for the Kings Meadow Sports Day on Thursday.

Published: 12 May 2017


On Sunday 28th May the Edinburgh Marathon will be taking place which involves road closures and parking restrictions. I have spoken to the event team and they recommend the following route into the station:

1. Head from Haddington along the bypass to Fort Kinnard

2. Go through the Fort through Craig Miller towards Cameron Toll

3. From Cameron Toll head towards the Commonwealth Pool

4. Go past the pool down the Pleasance, over the Royal Mile and onto Jeffrey's Street.

5. Jeffrey's street will lead to Market Street and the entrance where we are meeting.  


For further information you can call : 0131 333 4847

Published: 12 May 2017

Attention all mountain bikers 


There will be a lunchtime meeting in Dr Easton's room (T2.9) on Tuesday lunchtime at half past one.  Everyone going on the mountain bike week should attend and pick up the forms, payment details and equipment list.

Published: 11 May 2017

The last pupil council meeting of this session will be next Thursday (18/5/17) period 3 in Ms Brannigan's room (RME 1). Hope to see all S1-3 reps there. Please pass anything on to your house representative that you would like raised. Thank you.

Published: 11 May 2017

All pupils attending the Memorial Presentation today should be at the School Office for 9.25 am.

Published: 09 May 2017

All S1 pupils are reminded that next week w/c 15 May 2017 that they will be in Food & Health making their Soup, Sandwiches or Smoothies during their Business Education class (and one lesson before or after).  It is vital (as emphasised in class) that every group member knows what is expected of them in advance and on the day.

Groups should ensure that ingredients are brought in the day before (clearly labelled) and these will be stored in Food & Health.  Groups may wish to purchase items required individually, or make a small contribution to one group member who does all the purchasing.  Remember some items may already be available at home.  This is not designed as an 'expensive' exercise.

This week, Business Education rooms will be available to those who require facilities in school to practice or put finishing touches to presentations (details at the back of the workbook).

AN INVITATION:  If you didn't receive an invitation home (all pupils were given a letter), parents/carers are invited into Food & Health to sample products made and to listen to presentations in the second period of the class's time in Food & Health.  Check with your son/daughter: this will either be Period 2, Period 4 or Period 6.  Thank-you to all those who have already expressed interest in attending.


Published: 09 May 2017

This is a reminder that the final payment of £45 is due by Friday 12th May.

Any issues please see Miss McBride ASAP

Published: 09 May 2017

All pupils are reminded that the Social Area and Foyer are out of bounds when there is an exam on.
Thank you.
Mrs Ingham

Published: 08 May 2017

Applications are now open for courses at Borders College. Applications received before the 26th May are guaranteed an interview.

Please view here for further details and link to the website.

Forth Ports have two opportunities: 

5 day industry insight experience with Leith Logistics and Port. 


‘Discovery Logistic Event’ at Leith Cruise Terminal. 

Further details can be found here



Published: 08 May 2017

The Scholastic Bookfair will be in the School Library until the end of interval, Friday 12th May 2017. You can browse & purchase the books and stationery for sale at interval and lunch-time. Once sales reach £300 the School Library receives 25% of the sales total to buy resources for the School Library. A selection of the books on sale can be found here.

Published: 08 May 2017

Well done to Knox Academy S1, S2 and U15 team who all brought home silverware from East Lothians 7s Tournament on Saturday. All 3 teams won their Plate competition playing fantastic Rugby. It was  well earned after a hard season.

Published: 08 May 2017

The 2017 Youth Games is this Thursday!!! (see event program attached)

This is a final reminder for athletes wishing to take part that they must have returned the event Parent Info Letter & a PC1.

The Youth Games is a Multi-Sport event where every sport is worth the same points to the overall scores. We need pupils to be flexible in terms of the activities they do on the day.

We still need the following competitors (See Mr Wands today if you can do the following)
• S2 Girls hockey players
• S1/S2 golfers to play

Go Knox!

Published: 08 May 2017

Please could the following pupils drop the following items into Miss McBride's ASAP :

1. Ellen Hill - signed form handed out at the meeting Last week

2. Lauren Fairbairn, Amela Subasic, Catriona Dee, Thomas Bain, Rory McVean - European Health Cards (If you do not have one please come and let Miss McBride know anyway)

Don't forget about the meeting on Wednesday at Break time in Miss McBride's room also.


Published: 05 May 2017

Please could all pupils coming on the Paris Trip attend a short meeting on Wednesday at Break time in Miss McBride's room. We will be taking in room pairing preferences therefore attendance is essential. If you do not attend to hand in your choices you may lose out.

Published: 05 May 2017

Could all pupils involved in the S3 Sky Sports Leadership group please meet today (Friday) in the PE department at break.

Published: 04 May 2017

The following opportunities can be viewed on the Recruitment page of the School Library Website:

Trainee Vehicle Administrator -  with GTG

Trainee  Quantity  Surveyor  Programme  -  opportunities  in  Edinburgh with Thomson Bethune

Pre-Voc Courses  - East Lothian Works

RCSEd Getting Into Medical School Information Day  - The Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh



Published: 04 May 2017

An exciting opportunity has arisen for S3 girls to attend a 'Girls Into STEM' event at Queen Margaret University on Friday 26 May 2017.

Please see Ms Campbell in Science/ Physics for more details.

Why should you attend?

  • Enjoy hands-on experiments.
  • Be inspired - find out about STEM Careers
  • Meet local STEM employers.
  • Meet other girls interested in STEM.

Click here for an information sheet.


Published: 04 May 2017

Pupils who participated in the Airfix Model Planes Project in October are invited to the Opening Day of the housing development on Thursday 11th May.  If you would like to go please collect a PC1 Form from Miss Anderson.  Places are limited so participation will be on a first come, first served basis on return of forms.  Collect and return ASAP.

Published: 04 May 2017

Paris Trip meeting tonight at 5.30pm in the library. Attendance is essential.

Published: 04 May 2017

This is just a reminder that any S1 pupils participating in the Day Trips to Blair Drummond, Deep Sea World and Foxlake must have paid the second instalement of £35 by 12 May. Any issues please speak to Miss McBride ASAP.

Published: 03 May 2017

Just a wee reminder of the S1 Parents evening on Thursday at 5.30pm in the assembly hall where I can answer specific questions about the trip. A representative from Outward Bound will also be in attendance. At this meeting we will discuss pupil groups, kit lists, spending money etc. If anyone is unsure of how much they have paid please see Ms Brannigan asap. The total of £250 for the trip is now due.

Published: 03 May 2017

Green Team is meeting today (Wednesday), same place, same time. 

Published: 02 May 2017

pupils are reminded that, when exams are taking place, they shouldn't be standing and talking in the Scoial Area or the Foyer as it disturbs the pupils who are sitting their exams.
Thank you.
Mrs Ingham

Published: 02 May 2017

This is just a reminder that the Paris Trip meeting is on Thursday 4th May at 5:30pm in the library. Please don't forget to bring your passport and your European Health Card. If for any reason you are unable to attend you must speak to Miss McBride ASAP, attendance at this  meeting is extremely important therefore if you are unable to be there alternative arrangements will have to be made.