S6 pupils will be round classes on Wednesday 1 and Thursday 2 November with poppies. Please remember to bring money to support this very worthwhile cause.
Girls Junior Netball club starting Wednesday 1st November 2017 4pm-4:45 in the PE hall. If interested in put your full name and your year group on the sign up sheet on the PE notice board. Please come in full PE kit! All welcome
Bethany Hunter and Hana Elder
Ice cream money for Arabian Nights Theatre Trip pupils must be paid by Thursday 9th November. Name, class and £2.20 (for ice cream) or £1.50 (for ice lolly) in an envelope please. You cannot buy an ice cream on the day of the performance, order now if you want one!
Envelopes to be given to Miss Whitfield. Check your name on the list outside the drama studio if you are unsure if you are attending the trip on Wednesday 6th December!
Could all swimmers competing in East Lothain Schools Swimming Gala PLEASE hand forms back to either Andrew McKnight or Mr Wands by Wednesday 1st November. Pupils who have NOT completed a PC1 form must pick one up from Mr Wands today and hand it on Wednesday.
Again any other questions or problems either speak Mr Wands or Andrew McKnight (S6)
AMcK (Young Sports Ambassador)
Places for this terms block of Trampolining are going fast. If you are keen to get a place this term, collect your letter from Mr Wands before the end of the week (Alternatively print off the attached Trampolining Letter and return it to the Active Schools Office)
Just a reminder that everyone who plans to attend running club this Thursday will need the appropriate form signed and returned as we are altering our running route.
Any questions please speak to Mr Moncrieff in Science.
Reminder for all those that attend girl's rugby, as of this Thursday, the session will run from 4.15pm-5.30pm at Haddington Rugby Club, we will all meet down there. Please make sure you have also returned your PC1 forms.
Due to expansion Scotchip are looking to recruit Full-Time Production line Operatives to work on their potato processing line.
Full Training will be given to the right candidate.
Hours are normally 39 per week with options for overtime. (7:30am – 4:30pm) Overtime also available
During probation the rate of pay is £8.50 per hour however will increased on completion of the 3 month probationary period
Due to the location and no public transport customers must have their own transport.
The location is:-
Samuelston South Mains nr Penicaitland EH34 5DU
Also recruiting for End of Line Staff for Bagging – No previous experience required as full training will be given.
Please send CV to email@example.com
Contact number is 07979401165
This is a reminder for all S3 pupils who have signed up for the Forensic Science event that it is taking place this Thursday. The event will be the whole day, in school, and of course it is free.
On Thursday can you please go to your registration class, then at period 1 go to T1.11, which is Mr Moncrieff's room in Science.
Please remember that if you have signed up you will need to attend as there are limited spaces, which other people may want.
U15 Rugby Training today will be at Haddington Rugby Club.
Can all pupils going on the Scottish Parliament Trip on Tuesday 31st please remember to meet at the front of the school after registration.
Congratulations to the Knox U14 Badminton Team (See below) that played in last week’s East Lothian Schools Competition at Meadowmill.
They played some great Badminton and finished second place overall, narrowly losing out to North Berwick who have 2 x Scotland U14 players amongst their team!
A good number of the Knox Team this year were S1's who will be able to play again in this event next year , which means that things are looking good for Knox Badminton!
Anyone keen to do more badminton or try it out for the 1st time, should come down to the lunchtime club in the Games Hall every Tuesday.
The latest vacancy and training newsletter from East Lothian Works can be viewed here
The Eco-Committee will be meeting on Tuesday at 1:20pm in Miss Laudi's room. All are welcome to attend!
Skills Scotland Edinburgh is being held at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on Thursday 9 November. It brings young people face-to- face with employers, training providers, colleges, universities and professional bodies. Free to attend, the event helps young people transition into the world of further study, work or training by identifying their ideal career pathway. The event includes Get Skilled stands offering in-depth knowledge about certain industries, an Apprenticeship Theatre hosted by Skills Development Scotland, a Careers Hub where you get the chance to have one to one advice from the experts and a Live Opportunities Board which aims to provide you with the chance to find out about current vacancies available in your region including, job vacancies, volunteer opportunities, traineeships, apprenticeship schemes and any other opportunities. For more information go to the Skills Scotland website. (link is external)
Knox Academy has a slot booked between 10 am and 12 pm. If you are interested in attending please collect a Consent Form from Mr Flood.
There will be a meeting at the start of morning on Tuesday 31 October in M.11 (Bus Ed). It is important that all members of the group attend.
There will be a meeting on Monday 30 October, at the start of morning interval, in M.11 (Bus Ed). It is important that everyone attends.
A reminder for S4 Geography pupils that there will be a weather/climate unit assessment on Thursday 9th November, the following topics should be revised:
- Weather Elements
- Weather Station Symbols
- Air Masses that affect the UK
- Anticyclones (High Pressue Systems)
- Depressions (Low Pressure Systems)
- Reading a synoptic chart and being able to explain it
- Reading and explaining a climate graph
This BBC Bitesize link should support your S3 notes.
Miss Stobie and Miss Jeffrey
Could all pupils attending the Model UN event at North Berwick High School attend a meeting in RME 1 at 1.30pm on Monday. Please see Ms Brannigan asap if you cannot make it. Thanks.
All S4-6 pupils who swim at a club or who are keen to swim at the East Lothian Swim Champs, should come for a short meeting in PE classroom at break time today (Wed) to discuss the arrangements.
Could all members of the running club / kilometre challenge please attend a very brief meeting in T1.11 Mr Moncrieff's room on Wednesday at the start of break time only for a few minutes. This is to do with our discussions around taking our runs further afield, and you will need to pick up a small form from Mr Moncrieff.
Alternatively if you cannot make break time, and with your registration teachers permission, please come to T1.11 then.
If anyone has not previously attended the running club, and is interested, please feel free to come along and say hello.
Could everyone who signed up for or is interested in being part of the set, prop, costume and makeup design team for the panto could you please attend a meeting in the drama studio at 1:30 on Thursday.
Please see Alice Craven, 6L2 if you have any questions.
Can all senior netball players pleas come to the main PE hall at the beginning of Wednesday (25th Oct) lunch time, for team photos. If you could also please bring your kit.
For those currently attending girl's rugby, there are additional sessions with the East Lothian girl's squad available on Monday evening's from 6pm-7.30pm.
Knox Academy's sessions will continue to run on Thursday's from 4.15pm-5.30pm for those that are interested.
If you would like more information please come to PE.
The Senior and U14 East Lothian Schools Badminton Competition are this Friday at Meadowmill. We will be taking both a Senior and an U14 Team, each consisting of 5 Girls and 5 Boys.
U14 players wishing to play should come to Badminton Lunch Time Club today where you will get the chance to ‘try out’ for the team.
If you’re a keen player and wish to be involved - See Mr Wands (Active Schools)Today to collect a Parent Letter Info Letter.
(Event Info Attached)
Can all pupils remember to bring in their A4 double side for their Assignment. Miss Stobie's class are sitting it on Wednesday 25th October and Miss Jeffrey's class are sitting it next week. Miss Stobie's class should arrive 15 minutes at the end of lunchtime and before period 5 to get set up and so pupils have the full 1 hour. Any issues, please drop in tomorrow (Tuesday 24th) at lunchtime at 1:30 for support.
Can all pupils attending the Modern Studies trip to The Scottish Parliament next Tuesday please attend a meeting tomorrow at 1.30pm in M.4 (Miss Bulloch's room). If you cannot attend please see Miss Bulloch.
The Eco-Committee will be meeting today (Tuesday) at lunch time (around 1:20) in Miss Laudi's room. All members are encouraged to attend.
ENGINEERING MAINTENANCE APPRENTICESHIP
EDF Energy's four year programme focuses on the kills required to maintain their power stations. This could be one of their coal, gas or nuclear plants around the UK. As well as technical skills, they will also help you develop the attitudes and behaviours essential to the safe operation of their power stations. Upon completion, you'll be awarded a Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Certificate.
The programme runs for four years, the first two of which are based at the Royal Naval base at HMS Sultan near Portsmouth, Hampshire. During this time you'll undergo training in academic and workshop environments to ensure you gain an excellent introduction to engineering and develop a strong skills foundation. Part of this programme also covers the development of life skills, like confidence and communication.
What you need to apply:
National 5 or equivalent, including Maths, English and 2 of either Science, Technical or Engineering subjects.
A talent for practical subjects
Desire to learn and develop your skills
Willingness to relocate as required.
Torness power station is holding two information days for applicants. Advert goes live on 1 November 2017 and will close on 15 January 2018. The information days will prove invaluable to anyone considering a career with EDF Energy.
To find out more and meet the team call along to Torness on Saturday 11 November and Sunday 10 December. There will be four sessions on each day - 9:30, 11:00, 13:00, and 14:30.
Spaces are limited and YOU MUST BOOK. Email: Gillian.Farquhar@edf-energy.com
Knox Sport is looking for volunteers… Why should you consider volunteering?
- Considering working with children as a career?
- Keen to develop Transferable Skills?
- Wanting to boost your CV or university/college application?
- Aiming to earn a Saltire volunteers awards?
- Wishing to gain relevant qualifications?
Then Knox Sport want to hear from you!
Can all S1 pupils attending the Modern Studies trip to The Scottish Parliament next Tuesday please attend a meeting on Wednesday 25th at 1.30pm in M.4 (Miss Bulloch's room). If you cannot attend please see Miss Bulloch.
Knox Academy U15 took on Longridge Towers in a friendly rugby match on Wednesday afternoon. In dreich conditions the Knox lads started off well but ended up conceding the first try with some sloppy defence. the homeside rallied and ran in a well worked try, from the resulting kick off Duncan Riley caught the ball and sped up the wing unchallenged and scored again.
Knox made changes at half time and there was a debut for Findlay Wilson his first action was to tackle a lad twice as big as him which he did so with ease! The visitors started to pile the pressure on and scored a few tries to get up a lead, Knox shuffled the team about and Charlie Gates ran in 2 tries in quick succession.
The match was closing to an end and the hoe team were winning by 9 points then disaster struck Longridge manged to sneak over the try line and convert the try. It was all hands to the pump as Knox held on for the last 2 minutes winning by the slenderest of margins 2 points.
Mr Flood would like to see all part-time College and Pre-Vocational pupils at the start of Period 4 in the Faculty Heads' office (beside Food and Health). Thanks.
Please attend a short meeting on Friday (13th) at break time in Ms Brannigan's room if you are keen to attend the Model UN at North Berwick on Friday 10th November. Thanks.
Dress Down Day - Friday 13th
In order to raise money for the Royal National Institute of Blind People. The RNIB help everyone affected by sight loss. Their practical and emotional support can help you whether you’re losing your sight, or you’re blind or partially sighted. Suggested donations of £1. During Registration and Period 1, Seniors will be coming round to collect donations. Thanks very much.
For more information on the RNIB, please follow the link.
Women and Girls' Football continues to be the Number 1 female team sport in the UK. Why don’t you come down to the school sessions straight after school on Thursdays and give it a try. Mr McDonald and S4 Leona Kerr are running these sessions in the school and intend to have matches before Christmas.
This years U14 and Senior MID / EAST LOTHIAN SECONDARY SCHOOL BADMINTON QUAICH is on FRIDAY 27 OCTOBER 2017 this year @ MEADOWMILL SPORTS CENTRE 1PM – 4.30PM. Experienced school, club and squad players interested in playing should collect a parent letter BEFORE Friday. You can pick these up at PE or Mr Wands’s office. This is a team competition for school teams of 4/5 boys and 4/5 girls to find their local champion who will then go forward to the National Schools finals.
All Italian Explorers are invited to a meeting in the usual venue at break for a 'surprise'. It's been a while... treasured memories!
Could all those that attend girl's rugby please come to the PE department on Wednesday (11th Oct) at break time. This will be an opportunity for a team picture to be taken, as requested by The Courier.
The Green Team will not be meeting this Wednesday at lunch time, but we will meet up again after the October holiday!
The latest edition of East Lothian Works Newsletter can be viewed here.
On Thursday 26 October 2017 there will be a "Freaky Friday Night" Disco at Knox Academy for S1-S3 pupils from 7 pm - 9 pm.
Tickets (£4) are on sale at morning break, and lunch from 1.30 pm - 1.45 pm in the locker area from 9-12 October 2017.
All funds raised are for the MSA Charity.
Prizes for the best costume!
Skills Scotland Edinburgh is being held at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh on Thursday 9 November. It brings young people face-to- face with employers, training providers, colleges, universities and professional bodies. Free to attend, the event helps young people transition into the world of further study, work or training by identifying their ideal career pathway.
The event includes Get Skilled stands offering in-depth knowledge about certain industries, an Apprenticeship Theatre hosted by Skills Development Scotland, a Careers Hub where you get the chance to have one to one advice from the experts and a Live Opportunities Board which aims to provide you with the chance to find out about current vacancies available in your region including, job vacancies, volunteer opportunities, traineeships, apprenticeship schemes and any other opportunities. For more information go to the Skills Scotland website.
Knox Academy has a slot booked between 10 am and 12 pm. If you are interested in attending please give your name to your Guidance teacher or Mr Flood.
"All Is Bright" would appreciate if staff and pupils could find some time to complete the short survey regarding our product ideas.
Thank you for your time!
Rebecka Thorburn, Managing Director and rest of the YES Team
On the week beginning Monday 9th October 2017, there will be a collection for the East Lothian Foodbank hosted at Knox Academy. All donations will be gratefully receive and can be left with registration teachers up until Thursday (12th) or handed into Mr Dempster's room (M.12) on Friday.
For more information on what to donate please see the YPI Food Bank Letter that was delivered through pupil post.
There is a meeting for all members of the Poppyscotland Group at the start of morning interval today (Friday) in the Food Court classroom.
Can all S3 ad S4 girls who have either passed on PC1's or have them with them today (Friday 6th) please come straight to my classroom 1.9 (Science) after Registration.
The next meeting of the Charities Committee will be on Wednesday 11th October at 1.30pm in the Library. If you cannot make the meeting please give your apologies to Gregor or Mr Plain.
Mr Plain on behalf of S6 Charities Committee
S6 have the offer to Sleep In the Park and try to end homelessness in Scotland on 9th December 2017. Social Bite founder Josh LittleJohn has secured funding for 1,000 Scottish School Pupils to participate, with those taking part committing to raising £50 or more per person. Musicians confirmed so far include: Liam Gallagher; Deacon Blue; Amy Macdonald, and Frightened Rabbit. Anyone interested, please give your name to Mr Plain by lunchtime Monday 9th October.
Mr Plain on behalf of Charities Committee.