June 2017

Published: 29 June 2017

A Retail Course will run for 5 weeks in August / September, at the Recruitment and Skills Centre, Fort Kinnard.

The course includes class room based work and work placement with a major employer on the park, students will be guaranteed an interview at the end. You will also gain valuable qualifications along the way.

If you see yourself as a possible candidate contact Mr Flood as soon as possible. 

Published: 29 June 2017

Spaces are still available on the following SESAP Courses

Creative Industries – Acting & Performance – classes are taught on Tuesday at Milton Road and Thursday QMU

Health & Social Care – spaces only available for the National 5 class being taught at Sighthill

Events & Hospitality – classes will either be taught at Milton Road or Granton

Travel & Tourism – classes will either be taught at Sighthill or Granton

For further information, please see Mr Flood and click here

Published: 29 June 2017

Limelight Careers have vacancies listed below for Modern Apprenticeships in Business Admin

Company                                   Area                     Apprenticeship             Salary                                             
Bluebird Care                           Craigmillar             Business Admin             £10,000

P & M Sinclair                           Rosewell                Business Admin             £10,000

North Edinburgh Childcare     Edinburgh              Business Admin             Minimum Wage           

Middlebrooks                           Edinburgh             Business Admin             Minimum Wage

SCS Cleaning                             Bonnyrigg             Business Admin             £3.50 per hr + attendance bonus and travel exp         

Merchant Leisure                     Edinburgh             Business Admin             £7900 - £13,750          
McEwan Fraser                         Edinburgh             Business Admin             Minimum Wage

If you are interested in any of the listed opportunities please contact Mr Flood.

 

 

 

Published: 29 June 2017

Congratulations to the pupils who have been elected to the 2017/18 Senior Leadership Team and a huge well done to all the candidates who took part.

Thank you to all the younger pupils who helped support the election process by scoring the Hustings, being on the Interview Panel and helping with the vote on Wednesday.

Published: 27 June 2017

We hope that you will agree that Knox Sports Awards Night was a great success again this year. Congratulations to everyone that won an award on the night and a BIG thankyou to everyone that helped make the night so special.
If you were lucky enough to have won an award – You MUST return the CUP to PE before Friday.
The Medal you received is yours to Keep but all cups must be returned so that we can use them next year.

Knox Sport "Stronger Together"

Published: 27 June 2017

Although an S6 Social Committee has not been created as of yet (chaired by a member of the new leadership team) it is important that information on your opinions is gathered early to allow the Social Committee once formed to have information at their fingertips to make informed decisions.

Please complete this survey so that the new Committee (when formed after the summer) can gain some initial feedback on location, dates and venue ideas.

Should you have any more queries or questions please see Miss McBride.

Published: 27 June 2017

Just a wee reminder to everyone to vote tomorrow/today (Wednesday 28th June), every vote counts. Voting will be available in the library from Period 1 until the end of lunch. Any questions please see Mr Redford, Ms Bulloch or Ms Brannigan. Thanks. 

Published: 27 June 2017

Awards Ceremony rehearsal will take place tomorrow, Wednesday period 5 in the Hall.  Any award/prize winner please register at your period 5 class and then go to the Hall.

Thanks, Mrs Ingham

Published: 26 June 2017



Interviews for Head Pupil will take place today (27/6/17) periods 5 and 6. If any candidate has not received their interview time please see Ms Bulloch.

 

Published: 26 June 2017



Can anyone that borrowed Higher or N5 past paper booklets please return them to Miss Stobie. They need to be signed back in so don't leave it on a desk,

 

Thanks,

Miss Stobie

Published: 26 June 2017

Serious Adventure course at our Aberdovey centre, Wales
•         14th – 20th August 2017
•         Ages 16-19 years, ideally a school or college leaver
•         Course value £549, only £50 to pay– return travel included to/from Birmingham

Aims to bring together employees with schools and students to:

  • Inspire and motivate young people about the world of work
  • Showcase the Dulux academy and career opportunities in painting and decorating
  • Provide a platform for young people to take the first steps into developing a skill that will lead to work
  • Use our own skills to give young people hope, self-belief and opportunity

Speak to Ms Brannigan for more information.

Published: 26 June 2017

Jerba Campervans is a family run business based in North Berwick and are looking to employ an Apprentice Finishing Carpenter.

They employ a team of 12 and specialise in converting the VW T6 into a fully finished campervan. Jerba Campervans are an innovative and growing business who take pride in having an inclusive workforce culture where all employees are encouraged to input ideas on improving both our products and the way that we work.

Work Environment:

You will be part of a team of 10 workshop based staff. Located in North Berwick in a 650 sq m heated and insulated building that was constructed in 2014 and is currently being extended.

What might a day in this job look like?

In the early days of the job you will be shadowing experienced carpenters and learning the fundamental building blocks that will form the base for turning you into a skilled finishing carpenter.  You will be given carpentry tasks right from the start of the job and as your skills develop over the 4 year apprenticeship you will eventually move to the complete fitting out of all furniture to brand new VW Transporter T6 vans.

Our working day starts at 8am and finishing at 4pm with a 30 minute lunch break. 

For further information and to apply, please click here

Published: 26 June 2017

The Green Team will have a meeting on Wednesday lunch time (Miss Laudi's room) to do one final collection before the summer break. There is A LOT of paper to be collected around the school, so the more students, the merrier!

Published: 26 June 2017

We're having a Dress Down Day on Friday to celebrate the end of term. This is simply for the fun of it - no donations to charity required. Please remember to dress appropriately for a "work" situation - so casual but nothing offensive (T-shirt slogans)/too revealing, please.
Mrs Ingham

Published: 26 June 2017

Assemblies this week:
S2 on Tuesday
S3 on Wednesday
S4 on Thursday
S5/6 on Friday.

Thanks.

Published: 23 June 2017

The Hustings for Head Pupil will take place on Monday at lunchtime in the Assembly Hall - please come along to support the candidates.

Voting will be on Wednesday periods 1 until the end of lunchtime - the vote is open to all staff and pupils.

Good luck to all the candidates!

Published: 22 June 2017

North Edinburgh Childcare provides a range of high quality, affordable Nursery and Out of School Care services to children from birth to 12 years. You will be based within our Training Team located in our purpose built childcare centre in the heart of North Edinburgh and will undertake various administrative duties, e.g. gathering information, helping service users, filing, scanning and so on. This is a great opportunity for someone looking to start a career in administrative services. Closing Date: This post will close when a suitable applicant has been found.

Contact your Guidance Teacher or Mr Flood if you are interested in this opportunity.

Published: 22 June 2017

The City of Edinburgh Council Apprenticeship Programme provides training opportunities for young people who have left school in the past 3 years. You will be working with a qualified trade operative gaining relevant on the job experience to satisfy requirements of the trade qualifications. At the same time, you will attend college to gain appropriate qualifications. Closing Date: Tuesday 4 July.

Contact your Guidance Teacher or Mr Flood if you are interested in this opportunity.

Published: 22 June 2017

The Ultimate STEM Challenge 2017/18 is now open.

The Ultimate STEM Challenge is a national competition brought to you by BP, the Science Museum and STEM Learning.

We are asking teams of two to four students aged 11 to 14 from across the UK to put their Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths skills to the test and win some fantastic prizes.

By completing and submitting one of the following challenges.

Challenge 1: Create an efficient way of generating electricity from moving water.

Challenge 2: Grow indoor plants using a sustainable method that conserves water

Challenge 3: Build a system that generates and captures biomethane from food waste.

 

If you are interested in taking part in this challenge and potentially a weekly STEM club come and see Miss Campbell at breaktime on Friday 23rd June

Published: 22 June 2017

The City of Edinburgh Council Apprenticeship Programme provides training opportunities for young people who have left school in the past 3 years. You will be working with a qualified trade operative gaining relevant on the job experience to satisfy requirements of the trade qualifications. At the same time, you will attend college to gain appropriate qualifications. Closing Date: Wednesday 5 July.

Contact your Guidance Teacher or Mr Flood if you are interested in this opportunity.

Mr Plain on behalf of Mr Flood

Published: 22 June 2017

Mike Stoane Lighting was founded in 1995, when Mike started making lights on a lathe in his lock-up in Edinburgh. We have outgrown the lock-up now, but our lights are still made by us, in Scotland. This ensures excellent quality and flexibility and is something we are very proud of. On a typical day, you would be working in an office as part of a small team; you will be processing orders, issuing quotes and helping our customers. Closing Date: Tuesday 4 July.

Contact your Guidance Teacher or Mr Flood if you are interested in this opportunity.

Mr Plain on behalf of Mr Flood.

Published: 22 June 2017

Thanks to the following pupils for volunteering at the Dementia Friendly Haddington Coffee Morning in school on Friday at 11am:
Leah Donaldson
Teegan Clelland
Caitrin Aylward
Georgia Kerr
Laura Gardner

Mrs Ingham

Published: 22 June 2017

Thanks to the following pupils for volunteering at the Dementia Friendly Haddington Coffee Morning in school on Friday at 11am:
Leah Donaldson
Teegan Clelland
Caitrin Aylward
Georgia Kerr
Laura Gardner

Mrs Ingham

Published: 21 June 2017

A reminder that all Dalguise payments must be handed to Mr Redford by tomorrow at the very latest. If there is any problem making this deadline, you must see Mr Redford before Friday.

Published: 21 June 2017

Thomson Bethune once again have pleasure in offering school leavers permanent employment whilst they participate in the Trainee Quantity Surveyor Programme and obtain their QS qualifications at either Edinburgh Napier University or Glasgow Caledonian University.

The benefits of this programme are that students would be paid during their University studies and given relevant, practical experience (on and off-site) in the working environment.  They will work alongside other trainees of a similar age and will be involved in some very prestigious large scale new build and refurbishment projects across Scotland.  Details of our projects and the range of clients we work with can be found on our website.

The successful applicant will be offered a job in our Edinburgh office and will attend University in line with the curriculum.  They will also be entitled to our company pension scheme and other company benefits.
On completion of their Quantity Surveying degree, we will support them towards their Professional Examination to become a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.
For any students who are interested in joining our traineeship programme, please submit your application and CV to careers@thomsonbethune.co.uk. If you require more information about our Trainee Programme, please speak to Iain Marwick, Director on 0141 221 7365.

Mr Plain on behalf of Mr Flood

Published: 20 June 2017

Could all the pupils running for Head Pupil please send a copy of their Manifesto to Ms Brannigan in word format. The deadline is extended to Thursday lunch to account for the technical issue which has arisen. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.  

Published: 20 June 2017

Please come and collect your project before Friday 30th June 2017.

Published: 19 June 2017



Any S6 pupil who wants to be a part of the Dementia Friendly Coffee Morning being held in the Food and Health Department on Friday at 11am should give their names to Mrs Ingham via the School Office by 4pm on Wednesday 21 June (please include what class you would be missing, period 3 and the name of the teacher teaching you).  If you are interested in working in Social Care or want to volunteer with the elderly this is a great opportunity for you.  If you have already given Mrs Ingham your name there is no need to send it again.

Thank you.

S Ingham

Published: 19 June 2017

The Green Team will be meeting this Wednesday at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room to show some P7s what we do. All Green Team members are encouraged to come along to give P7s a great first recycling experience at Knox!

Published: 19 June 2017



Miss McBride is looking for some S6 to help with the running of the Volunteering Fayre in September. Anyone who is willing to help out should come to a short meeting on Thursday at break time in T1.1.

Published: 19 June 2017

Could all S6 Buddies please attend a short meeting in the Assembly Hall at 1:30 today.

Published: 16 June 2017

The Library is closed on Monday 19th June to host Money Week Event. Sorry for inconvenience caused.

Mr Plain

Published: 16 June 2017

A reminder that all Head Pupil candidates should share an electronic version of their manifesto with Ms Brannigan by end of day Monday (19th).

Published: 16 June 2017

Please make sure all contracts and prefect agreements are returned by the end of school on Monday. 

In order to open the Common Room, all those who have applied to be prefects will need to pay £10 to the School office by Wednesday 21 June 2017 and only prefects are allowed access.

Thanks Mrs Falconer

Published: 14 June 2017

Pupils who have opted for UCAS should go to their Guidance teacher's room ie Garleton - T1.5, Lammerlaw - T1.6, Traprain - T1.7.

Other pupils should go to their Core class as follows:

Music - Mr Johnston

School Magazine, Young Enterprise and On-Line Learning - Mrs Ferguson in the Food Court Classroom.

Any problems, please see Mr Flood.

Published: 14 June 2017

This is the final chance for anyone involved in Sport & Dance at Knox to get their tickets for Knox Sports Awards Night 2017. (You can get these from either PE or Mr Wands)
Raffle Prizes:-
Parents who are able / willing to donate raffle prizes for the night. Please do so by Monday 19th June at the latest as we are looking to package these up to make “5... Must Win Hampers" that can be won on the night.

Raffle Items should be handed into the office Marked ‘Mr Wands – Sports Awards Night’

Many thanks for your support

Go Knox!

Published: 14 June 2017



A reminder that all candidates for Head Pupil should attend a meeting on Thursday 15th at 1.30pm in M.4.

If you cannot attend please see Ms Bulloch.

Published: 13 June 2017

Could all pupils who volunteered to act as 'Buddies' for the P7 visits next week please attend a meeting in the Assembly Hall at 1.40 on Thursday. If you are unable to make the meeting, please see Mr Illingworth or Mr Redford before Friday.

Mr Redford

Published: 13 June 2017

Can all pupils in the Pupil Learning Team please attend a meeting in Mr Blair's room Period 5 today. It is important that you attend so let Mr Blair know if you can't.

Published: 13 June 2017

As decided by the S6 the 2017-2018 Pupil Leadership Team will consist of 2 Head Pupils and 3 Deputes. The election process will run similarly to other years and the key campaign dates are highlighted below:

Hustings - Monday 26th June

Election day - Wednesday 28th

Pupil Council Elections will not take place at this time. More information on that to follow. Keep your eyes out for some exciting Pupil Voice developments coming soon. 

Remember your vote counts, Fife North East was only won by two votes in last weeks election!

Please see Mr Redford, Ms Bulloch or Ms Brannigan if you have any questions.

Published: 13 June 2017

What is the Adventure Academy - A group of pupils from across East Lothian Council  schools who will meet and work together on a range of outdoor adventurous activities including rock-climbing, orienteering, canoeing, kayaking and mountain sports.

When and where - From September 2017  on regular Tuesday evenings 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the Outdoor Learning Service base in Musselburgh.  Monthly and fortnightly Friday afternoons,  occasional weekend days and a Summer expedition in the last week of the year.

Who is it for - Any S2 pupil who wants to be inspired, stretched and challenged by outdoor adventures. It’s for anyone who’s interested in outdoor pursuits as a hobby, or  maybe even considering a future working in the outdoors.

More details can be found here

Published: 13 June 2017

There will be a gathering of all Italian Explorers (2017) on Thursday 15 June 2017 at break in our usual venue to celebrate the safe return (in perfect condition in many cases) of Raffle Tickets issued last September.  We are also looking to gain some more detailed feedback on your experience as an Italian Explorer on the Italian Cross-Curricular Residential Educational Excursion.

Look forward to seeing everyone together again on Thursday, and to present the Awards.

Published: 12 June 2017

A reminder to all S6 pupils that he final payment for September's S6 Dalguise weekend is now overdue. Please ensure yuu pay the final installment as soon as possible. If there are any issues with payment, please see Mr Redford.

Published: 12 June 2017

Edinburgh College can offer a new course in Beauty and Complimentary Therapy this year called Wellness Therapies. 

The course is holistic based with a strong emphasis on health and wellbeing, so differs in content from Beauty Therapy. Students will learn treatments such as body massage, scalp neck and shoulders, holistic facials, Thai foot, and gain knowledge of healthy eating, well-being and natural products.

Applicants to have 4 Nat 5’s as entry qualifications.

For further details please see Edinburgh College's website

 

Published: 12 June 2017

Could Ms Brannigan please see the following S6 pupils at break time on Tuesday 13th June in RME 1 for a quick meeting about the YPI National Event:

Taylor Clark
Evie Trouton
Chloe Johnston
Andrew McKnight
Gregor Booth

Published: 12 June 2017

If you haven't already could all pupils please complete this survey in registration before the end of the week. 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: 12 June 2017

The results of the consultation on the structure of the Leadership Team indicate a preference for 2 Head Pupils and 3 Deputes by a large majority.

A reminder that nomination forms for Head Pupil should be  submitted to the Modern Studies Department by 4pm on Wednesday 14th June.

A meeting for all candidates will take place in on Thursday 15th at 1.30pm in M.4.

 

Published: 12 June 2017

Any of the new S4 who would like to collect their last Pen pal letter of the year should come to see Miss McBride before the end of term.

Published: 08 June 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.

 

I already have one person interested, but looking to have a small group of 3/4 committed individuals.  This would ideally be suited to the new S3, but anybody interested should speak with Mr D to find out more. It is planned for there to be a small visit to see the Haddington Activie Memories Group in June if we can get a group organised.

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