All Parental Concerns forms must be returned to the Office at the start of Period 1. If you are not attending please let the Office or Mr Flood know. The bus will leave at 10 am. Please gather at the School Office at the end of Period 1. Any questions please see Mr Flood.
Could all pupils please complete this questionnaire on behalf of the Sports' Council. This will only take a few minutes.
There will be a meeting of the school debating club on Tuesday 3rd of October at 1.30 in Ms Bulloch’s room (M.4).
Any S6 who signed up to help out with Paired Reading should come to a short meeting in Miss McBride's room (T1.1) at break time on Tuesday 3rd October.
Anyone who cannot attend must come and see Miss McBride to let her know in advance as important information will be given out.
All S1 pupils who auditioned for instrumental lessons recently should see Miss Orr in the Music department to receive the results.
There will be a bake sale on Friday 29 September 2017 at break time in the school foyer. All money raised will be donated to Macmillan Cancer Support. Please bring some change on the day to buy an item. Thank you, from the Charities Committee.
Some classes missed the assembly on Wednesday afternoon, so in order to make allocation of places on trips fair, pupils should return their SLIP ONLY as soon as possible for the trip they would like to attend.
Forms should be in by FRIDAY 6th OCTOBER and places will be allocated after that.
The School Magazine is back this Friday! Available online, the magazine will be posted on the school website on the 29th of September.
Follow us on twitter for updates.
The Scottish Apprenticeship Show is coming up very shortly. If you are thinking of leaving school at the end of this session and would like to go along, please come to a meeting in the Assembly Hall at the start of Period 4 TODAY. You must see Mr Flood today if you are interested.
Could all pupils involved in the Model UN please attend a short meeting on Friday at break time in Ms Brannigan's room (RME 1). Attendance is essential as position papers are due this week. Thanks.
Would S6 members of the Pupil Learning Team please come to a meeting in T2.3 (Mrs Rankine's room) on Thursday during interval. Thanks.
Senior Choir rehearsals will be taking place on Wednesdays after school in the Music Department. All pupils in S3-S6 are welcome to attend.
Glee will be resuming in Miss Orr's room at 1.20pm on Thursday. Everyone is welcome, and instrumentalists are also needed. No prior singing experience is required. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Arran Marsh in S6.
Suzanne Laing is running a Youth Umpiring Course tommorow night -
Wednesday 27th September 6.40pm – 8pm
The course will be hald at the Aubigny Astro, Haddington
Its FREE to all East Lothian Clubs and Schools
You should bring a whistle and wear something that you are happy to be active in as you will be playing hockey as well as umpiring.
Suzanne can provide sticks but if you have your own please bring it along with mouthguards and shinguards.
The Eco-Committee will be meeting again on Monday 2 October at lunch time (1:20 start!) in Miss Laudi's room to continue planning. If you were unable to attend our last meeting, not to worry. Just come along to this one!
The Green Team will be meeting on Wednesday at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room to do a can/bottle recycling collection. Merits will be awarded!
If any pupil going on the S1 Scottish Parliament trip next month did not receive a payment letter please see Miss Bulloch in M.4.
Could the following pupils come to see Angela in the Pupil Support Base at the start of period 4 on Tuesday 26 September.
Holle Wright - 1G1
Jenny Jumelle - 1T1
Ailsa Benson - 1L1
Charlotte Oakley - 1T2
Emma McGavigan - 1G1
Mia Braid - 2L2
Livvie Matthews - 2L2
Olivia Campbell - 2T2
Madelaine Routledge - 2T2
Sports Council Meeting on Wednesday at break in the PE Classroom, please ensure your posters are done by then!
The trip to the Lyceum in December is now full!
Please check your name appears on the list outside the Drama Classroom and attend a short break meeting on Friday 29th September (it's about ice cream orders and to check you are still intending to come!).
Reminder: the Eco-Committee is meeting today (Monday) at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room at around 1:20. Please feel free to bring your lunch along!
There will be a joint girl's rugby session taking place on Monday 2nd October at Haddington Rugby Club.
Knox, Prestonlodge, Dunbar and North Berwick will be involved in the training session that commences at 6pm.
If you would like more information, or you can confirm your attendance, please speak to Miss Borwick in PE.
We are looking for around 5 or 6 S6 pupils to be the Poppyscotland group to allow us to start planning for November. If you are interested please give your name to Rebecka Thorburn or Mr Flood.
We will also need S6 helpers in Tesco in the 2 weekends leading up to Armistice Day so keep those dates free.
Investment2020 are hosting a Careers in Investment Management day on Friday 24 November. If you are interested and would like more information please see Mr Flood.
Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! As with previous years, brochures are available to S1-3 pupils from Registration Teachers. To browse the range of books Scholastic offers and, to please orders please click here. For every £1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 25p in Scholastic Rewards.
Please place your order online by November 30th, 2017.
Auditions for the Class of 2018's school pantomime will be on Wednesday (27 September) starting at 1:30 pm. we will try and keep them as swift as possible, however there may be a few pupils who's audition will run into period 5. If you want to audition, come and put your name down with Emily Merritt or Joseph Osman, Acting Directors, before Tuesday break (so we can make sure everything is okay for those who's auditions run into period five). These auditions are simply a formality to fairly decide who will be the main roles of the panto, however everyone who wants to be involved will be.
If you are interested in joining the musical side of the panto, please see Phoebe Hayman, Musical Director, so she is aware of your interest.
If you are interested in joining dancing and choreography, speak to Arran Marsh, Expressive Director.
Lastly, if you want to be a part of the makeup, costume, or set team see Alice Craven.
Thanks, Panto Team.
An EMA (Education Maintenance Allowance) is a weekly payment of £30 paid directly to eligible students who are continuing in post-compulsory education (i.e. beyond the age of 16). Summer leavers ( those born between 1 March 1998 and 30 September 2001) will now have received a pack inviting them to submit their application. We need to receive the completed application into our office by 30 September 2017 – any awards received after this date will not be backdated until the start of term.
Winter leavers, remaining at school who will be eligible for an award from January, will be sent an application form directly by the team in late November. If you need an application form, these are available from the school office, by email from the EMA Department or online.
Today is the International Day of Peace. As a registration class please watch this clip from the UN Secretary General and discuss conflict in the world. What can you do to promote peace at school and in the wider world?
“Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process, gradually changing opinions, slowly eroding old barriers, quietly building new structures.”
~ John F. Kennedy
“Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding.”
~ Albert Einstein
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
All hockey matches are at home now vs Firhill this weekend.
With many of the 6th years away at Dalgise, we really need all other seniors to make yourselves available.
Sign up MUST be done at PE by Break Time today (Thursday)
You will not be allowed to play without your name being on the team sheet.
A reminder that S1-S3 Girls Football starts back this week (on Thursday) straight after school.
Sessions will be run by Senior Coaches with the support of Mr McDonald.
If numbers are good we will be looking to have friendly games shortly after the October Break.
Players should get changed at PE following school and training will be on the grass pitches from 4.15-5.30pm
Following the 1st ever Knox S1&S2 Extra-Curricular Fresher’s Fair last week. We have heard already some great stories from activity leaders about new pupils showing up to activities!
If you haven’t manage to make along to a club that you signed up to yet - there is still this week and next week to do so.
For those a little nervous of turning up…..Get a couple of friends together agree what you want to try – And Go for IT!
Any S1-S3 girl football players (of all abilities) should know that training starts this Thursday after school.
Sessins will be run by senior players and supported by Mr McDonald.
All players interested in these sessions should come to a short meeting at break on Wednesday in the PE Classroom.
Any club golfers that wish to compete in this years Order of Merit Golf Competition should see Mr Wands today. The competition starts this Friday at Haddington Golf Club. More information can be found here: Order of Merit Golf Competition Information.
The first Eco-Committee meeting of the session will take place on Monday 25 September at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room. If you'd like to get involved in some whole school initiatives to make Knox a more environmentally friendly place, then please come along! And if you didn't approve of last session's eco-memes, then become part of the committee to make this year's Eco-Week even better!
Could all pupils involved in the Model UN group please attend a short meeting at the beginning of break time tomorrow (Wednesday) in my room (RME 1). We now have our third country and so need to discuss papers/groups etc. Thanks.
The Green Team will be meeting at lunch on both Wednesday 20 September and Thursday 21 September in Miss Laudi's room. See you there!
Senior Choir rehearsals will begin next Wednesday 20th September in the Music Department at 4pm. All pupils in S3-S6 are welcome, even if you have never sung in a choir before. Pupils who have chosen singing as one of their instruments in class should make a special effort to attend.
Many thanks to all the students who were interested in volunteering with Royal Voluntary Service in East Lothian.
Just to remind you we are having a drop in get together on Tuesday 19th September, in the Star Room, John Gray Centre (Haddington Library) between 4 and 5:30pm. Bring your completed application form, there will be refreshments & cake and you can choose a time slot for the bag packing on the 7th October. If you can’t make the 19th, please just pop into our office on Sidegate, or call us on 01875 811 011.
There will be a VERY short meeting for the Green Team at the start of lunch time on Thursday 14 September in Miss Laudi's room. If you have another club to attend, don't worry, this meeting will be muy rapido!
Please can all those attending the JGHS Conference come to a quick meeting tomorrow (Thurs 14th) at the start of break in RME 1. Thanks.
This Wednesday lunch time at 1.15pm will be the first meeting of the Media club. This is a new club, which will be in T1.11 Science with Mr Moncrieff. The Media club is in two parts:
1) Filmmaking – We will be deciding on a short film project to undertake as part of the club.
2) Smartphone gaming – If you are interested in coming along to discuss and/or play the latest smartphone games together, you can do so here.
Depending on interest either of these parts could be expanded.
As a final reminder the Gaming Club is in Mr McSwan’s room on a Tuesday and Wednesday lunch where he has gaming consoles.
Can all members of Sky Sports Leadership team meet with Mr Elms in the PE classroom during lunch. Meet at 1.40pm.
This Thursday at 4.15pm will be the first ‘Knox Kilometre Challenge’, as part of the running club.
This was highlighted at the ‘fresher’s fair’ for S1 and S2, however it is open to all students and staff.
As an introductory activity we will be challenging ourselves to run (or walk) a set number of kilometres (of your choosing!) each Thursday, recording our time.
There will be a meeting in T1.11 Science at Break Time on Wednesday 13th September with Mr Moncrieff where you can get more information.
If you want to take part speak to Mr Moncrieff, or just turn up on Thursday at 4.15 in running gear outside the P.E classroom.
There will be a short meeting on Thursday 14th September at break time in Ms Bulloch’s room (M.4) for people interested in joining a debating club run by senior pupils.
Our Coaching Team are very excited to say that basketball training starts back this Thursday after school in the large Games Hall. It is open to everyone and we look forward to seeing you there.
Please make sure to complete a PC1 form and bring it along on the day, if you have not already completed on for another sport
Viridor, Scotland’s leading recycling and renewable energy company, are looking to recruit a Maintenance Engineering Apprentice for their ERF in Dunbar.
This is an excellent opportunity for school leavers and as an engineering apprentice you will be expected to be adaptable to learning new skills and processes and play an active role in ensuring the safe running of the plant.
Applications should be completed in the first instance at this website.
Applications close on 30th September 2017. If you are interested please see Mr Flood for more information.
All pupils that are part of the Sport's Council please attend a meeting on Wednesday 13th September at lunch time (1.15pm) in the PE classroom. Photos will be taken during this time.
Young Sport Ambassadors
There will be a short Green Team meeting on Tuesday 12 September at break time in Miss Laudi's room. It is important that members attend to discuss our project as the deadline is looming!