May 2018

Published: 28 May 2018

The latest East Lothian Works Newsletter of employment and training opportunities can be viewed here.

Published: 25 May 2018

Attached is the calendar for the Scottish University Open days 2018. Printed copies are now available in the library for pupils to take away. (higher_education_open_days_2018.pdf)

(The Guidance Team)

Published: 25 May 2018

Local businessman, Dave Pate, is looking for a school leaver to work at his trout farm (Dunbar). The person chosen would be trained up in the business of trout farming and does not need any specific qualifications. Personal qualities are more important - hard-working, reliable, trustworthy, able to work without supervision. If you are aware of anyone, they should phone Mr Pate in the first instance on 01368 864025.

Published: 24 May 2018

All Italian Explorers should not need to be reminded, but just in case.... we look forward to seeing everybody sharp at 2.30 am, ready for boarding, on Saturday 26 May 2018 to start our Adventure.

Published: 24 May 2018

RESULTS are now live in the PE department notice boards - well done to all those that took part.

Please keep an eye on dates for the high jump and triple jump. Finalists for the track events are also published, alongside current scoring!

If you have finished in the top 2 in your year group please come and collect a county sports information form and PC1 from the PE department!

Published: 23 May 2018

REMINDER: those attending the girls' rugby tournament today - please ensure all necessary forms are handed in. Please make your way to PE at 12.30pm to have lunch, and then travel.

Published: 22 May 2018

All S2 and S3 pupils NOT going on a residential trip (Italy, PGL or Paris), PLEASE go and look at the NOTICE BOARD at the back of the FOOD COURT for information about registration rooms. 

All pupils who have signed up to do a package should make sure they see the member of staff running your package to find out what you need to wear/bring for the week.

Any pupils who have chosen to stay in school for the week will be following a timetable - information about where you need to be is also on the notice board.

REGISTRATION ROOMS for the whole week.












Ms Waibel/Ms A Reynolds







Mr Johnston


Music 1





Ms Leggatt/Ms Smith







Mr McGeehan/Mr Elder-Smith







Dr Rice/ Mrs MacDonald







Mrs E Reynolds/Mrs Rankine (Wed)







Dr Easton/Mr Marnoch







Mr Blair/Mrs Lewis







Ms Cahoon/Mrs Montgomery







Mr Meekison







Ms Adam




Published: 22 May 2018

All S1 NOT going on the residential trip must look at the information on the NOTICE BOARD at the back of the FOOD COURT.  Information about where the Day Trips are going each day and what you need to bring/wear is up on the board.

S1's not taking part in the Day Trips will be staying in school - please also check out the notice board to find out where you will be.

REGISTRATION for the week

S1 Day Trips Group - Miss Bulloch's Room in Modern Studies M.4

S1 In-School Group - Miss Stobie's Room in PSE T1.7

Published: 22 May 2018

To accommodate the HPV Injections, the Library will be closed from Period 1 until Lunchtime on Wednesday 23rd May 2018. 

B. Plain

Published: 22 May 2018

Please can all pupils who have signed up for the wellness week attend a meeting in Ms Cahoon's class TODAY (Wednesday) at break.


Published: 22 May 2018

Here at Skills Development Scotland we have launched our Modern Apprenticeship Recruitment Campaign and we are looking for applications from enthusiastic and hard-working individuals!

At SDS we are ambitious about diversity and inclusion and want our organisation to reflect the people of Scotland and be a place where people can be themselves. We actively promote diversity and inclusion within our workforce, and welcome applications from groups that are currently underrepresented including disabled people, those from minority ethnic communities and those who are care experienced

During a Modern Apprenticeship, you’ll learn on the job and get the experience you need to progress your career. Plus, you work towards an industry recognised qualification (SVQ), all while earning a starting salary of £16,950!  The two year programme puts you in an administrative, creative, digital, IT, Health & Safety or customer service facing role.

Some of the benefits you can expect to access during your time at SDS are:

  • 30 days annual leave
  • 13 days public holiday
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Excellent professional development

To qualify you will be aged 16 to 24 years old and not previously undertaken an SVQ in Business and Administration.  We will be flexible on age criteria for applicants who are care leavers or disabled.  Formal qualifications are not essential, but a good standard of literacy and numeracy is required.

To esnure that you don’t miss out on our fantastic opportunities please visit

If you are looking for more information on what a Modern Apprenticeship will look like please visit

For assistance writing your CV or if you would like more information about recruitment and selection processes then please visit

Published: 22 May 2018

The latest newsletter from East Lothian Works Newsletter featuring employment and training opportunities can be viewed here.

Published: 22 May 2018

REMINDER: Period 5 and 6 today, if you are signed up for the Knox Sport's Championships, please come to PE directly after lunch to register for your events.

Published: 21 May 2018

Green Team members attending the trip are reminded to come to Miss Laudi's room on Tuesday during period 4. Bring a packed lunch!

Published: 18 May 2018

Could the Pupils who are going on the Activities Week Sailing trip meet in Mr Blair's Classroom at the start of Lunch Time on Wed 23rd May 2018. It will give us an opportunity to meet each other, discuss what you need to take with you and times we will leave the school.

Published: 18 May 2018

If you have signed up to the Wellness Week can you please submit your PC1 form and your payment of £50 (in cash or cheque) to Ms. Cahoon or Mrs. Montgomery ASAP. Your deadline to do so is Tuesday 22 May. 

Published: 17 May 2018

REMINDER: PLEASE remember your kit on Tuesday if you are signed up to Sport's Day as you will require this to participate.

Published: 17 May 2018

Could all pupils involved in the MasterChef  group please come to a short meeting on Wednesday (23/5/18), at break time, in order to finalise details. The meeting will be in Mrs Reynold's (English) room. 

Published: 16 May 2018

Knox Sports Awards Night is just round the corner on the 22nd June. It’s been a year full of Success / Effort & Great Drama which we look forward to celebrating in style.
A list of Individuals Nominated for Awards is now up at PE. Individuals Nominated must collect their Invite Letters from PE or Mr Wands asap!
Note:- If you are not on the list currently but are competing in your sport at a National or International level – Please get I touch with PE or Mr Wands asap
Selection Criteria
• Coaches Player - Our Coaches have selected individuals that represent Knox Values - Ambition / Respect / Community in their ongoing effort to master their Sport /
• Players Player – This has come from a Pupils Vote for the outstanding player / contributor - In the USA they would call this 'MVP' - Most Valuable Player Award
• International Recognition – For individuals competing for Scotland
• National Recognition – For individuals competing at a District Level. i.e. Edinburgh, East & Mid. Combined EL & Borders.
Go Knox!

Published: 16 May 2018

Hundreds of healthcare professionals from across the UK will be volunteering to present and network with students who are interested in:

· Medicine

· Veterinary Medicine

· Dentistry

at our National Healthcare Weekends on the 16th and 17th June taking place at the University of Stirling!

Please note that these events are filling quickly!  

It is a highly valuable opportunity for your students to network with a variety of healthcare professions, learn about work experience opportunities and how to make a successful application.

Registration is £25 for students on the Saturday conferences and there is an optional UCAS lecture available on Sunday for each specialty.  

Students can register on the Medic Mentor website ( and find out more about the events here.


Published: 16 May 2018

PRIME is an alliance of law firms across the UK, committed to improving access to the legal profession through work experience.


  • This scheme will consist of work experience in a commercial Law Firm (CMS), including a variety of skills workshops. This will take part Tuesday 5 – Friday 8 June 2018.
  • Open to students from schools surrounding the Glasgow or Edinburgh area, must be able to commute to either Glasgow or Edinburgh city centre.
  • Open to S4, S5 and S6 school students.
  • Students must meet PRIME criteria to apply. To meet PRIME criteria means that you are a state school student either eligible for free school meals or would be first in the family to go to university.
  • Travel expenses and cost of lunches will be covered during the scheme.

To find out more see Jennifer Jones or Miss Stobie.

Published: 16 May 2018

For people who are interested in leaving school to pursue a career in Land based engineering there is an exciting course starting in August 2018 at SRUC Oatridge Campus:  Engineering.


Course Details:

·         The course runs for the full academic year, 3 days per week; 9.00am-4.30pm.

·         No entry requirements;

·         A good taste of Land-based tractors and machinery, i.e. Agricultural and Groundcare  tractors and equipment;

·         Welding and fabrication.

·         Core skills units  that they may not have achieved at school;

·         Course fully funded;

·         Accommodation.

·         Opportunity to transfer onto the NC Agricultural Engineering Course the following year.


There is an opportunity to go along to the campus and experience a ride on an award winning state of the art Agricultural Tractor.  You will see the activities they would do on the Land-based Engineering: An Introduction course.

Interviews would be held on Wednesday afternoons,  3.00pm-4.30pm.

If you are interested contact Miss Stobie.

Published: 16 May 2018

Can all girl's rugby players please pop down to PE at some point today (Thursday 17th May).

Published: 16 May 2018

Those that have strips from recent games, can these please be returned to PE by Tuesday 22nd May at the latest.

Published: 16 May 2018

The word will probably have already spread... there will be an Italy Meeting at break today (Wednesday 16 May 2018) to distribute hoodies and to hear some words of wisdom from a former Italian Explorer.

Spending money in Euro can now be handed into the school - please avoid handing in after Tuesday 22 May 2018 (unless there is a prior arrangement) if possible - this means that finances can be organised well in advance of our departure.

In addition, our tour company has unfortunately had to change our travel arrangements once again.  We will now leave the UK by ferry and return via the Channel Tunnel.  2.30 am on Saturday 26 May 2018 is still the time to check-in with Mr Wren ready for our adventure on the Italian Cross-Curricular Residential Educational Excursion.

Published: 15 May 2018

Mr Robb will be back in school from Tuesday next week. Could all Brass pupils please check the interim timetable on the Music noticeboard, and come prepared to resume lessons.

Published: 14 May 2018

All pupils must ensure they bring in their ingredients/resources the day before they are required.  All products should be in a bag/box with your name and class clearly shown, and dropped off in the Food and Health department during/before registration. If there are any issues, please see your Business teacher as soon as possible. Dates of class presentation are:

  • 1L2 - Tuesday P1 and 2
  • 1T1 - Wednesday P1 and 2
  • 1L1 - Thursday P1 and 2
  • 1G1 - Thursday P5 and 6
  • 1T2 - Thursday P5 and 6
  • 1T3 - Friday P1 and 2

Thank you
Business Education Department

Published: 14 May 2018

All students who ordered a Paris Trip hoodie can collect it from Miss McBride's room during registration or lunch times this week.

Published: 14 May 2018

The latest issue of East Lothian Works Newsletter of vacancy and training opportunities can be viewed here.

Published: 14 May 2018

REMINDER: please come and collect your PGL hoody if you haven't yet done so!

Published: 14 May 2018

REMINDER: please sign up to Knox's Sport's Championship before Wednesday this week!

Published: 14 May 2018

Can all girls please attend a short meeting at Tuesday lunch time (1.30pm) in the PE classroom.

If you CANNOT attend, please see Miss Borwick in PE at some point before Tuesday lunch.



Published: 10 May 2018

Post: Tarmac Logistics Business Higher Apprentice

Location: Dunbar

Tarmac have a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic team member with a natural interest and aptitude for logistics and business who will use these attributes to gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours to become a competent member of the logistics function within the Cement & Lime business. Applicants must have excellent communication skills both written and verbal,
as well as being able to use their own initiative and have a strong drive to succeed in order to contribute effectively within a highly skilled and motivated team.
The apprenticeship will consist of on the job training within the Cement & Lime Logistics team, as well as developmental project work combined with attendance to college to develop a business and logistic focused academic skill set, with potential for further educational support for a suitable candidate.

You will provide support to the Dunbar Logistics team and the cement customers; be able to develop relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to help the Cement Logistics team develop its planning and logistics focus.
Involvement within analytical work, as well as the development of the Logistics business to meet the needs of the market and the customers.

You will hold at least 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English or equivalent. Having a keen interest in developing analytical skills with the ability to manipulate spreadsheets through Excel and develop summary reports, as well as gaining a working knowledge of areas of a commercial function including sales, customer services, marketing and planning. Have the ability to work within an office environment, as part of a team and as an individual contributor. This role will require a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail with large amounts of the role working with Excel spreadsheets.

If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact:

Farrah Mir
HR Advisor, Supply Chain & Sapphire



Published: 10 May 2018

BlackRock, a global leader in investment management, is now accepting CV's for their three week work experience programme for school leavers.

Big City Bright Future is an annual three week work experience programme for school leavers who aspire to work in the City (Financial Services sector) run by BlackRock in partnership with local charities working with UK state schools.

BlackRock has run this programme in London for the last three years and last year successfully extended this to school leavers living in and around Edinburgh.

Monday 9th - Friday 27th July 2018: one week training in London (accommodation and travel provided) followed by two weeks work experience at BlackRock Edinburgh office.

To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:
Students must be the first in their family to have a place at university - a conditional offer is fine. 
Students must live in the EH postcode region
To apply please send your CV to by 18th May 2018.



Published: 10 May 2018

I am delighted to inform you that following a successful recruitment campaign Susan Cook currently Acting Head Teacher, Trinity Academy, Edinburgh is the preferred candidate, subject to the usual pre-employment checks, for the post of Head Teacher, Knox Academy.  I will be liaising with Susan’s current employer to agree a start date and will provide a further update in due course.  I am sure you will be looking forward to welcoming Susan as she brings a wealth of educational experience to Knox Academy.

Fiona Robertson
Head of Education

Published: 10 May 2018

Reminder: girl's rugby on as normal today on the back pitches from 4pm-5pm.

Published: 09 May 2018

A reminder if you would like to join the Film Club in the Library on Tuesday 15 May 2018 at 1.20pm in the library you need to collect a letter from Mrs Gourley (Maths) and return it before the film.

The trailer for Thor: Ragnarok can be viewed here (2 min 26 sec).

Published: 09 May 2018
There are still a few places left for the Edinburgh trip.  The plan is as follow:
  • Day 1 - Edinburgh Dungeons, Edinburgh Museum
  • Day 2 - Tenpin bowling - 2 games and food, arcade/video games (bring money)
  • Day 3 - Camera Obscura, Princess Street Gardens
  • Day 4 - Dynamic Earth, Museum of Childhood, Scottish Parliament?

Cost will be approximately £60 and will include all travel and entry to all the attractions.

For further information contact Dr Rice.
Published: 09 May 2018

RRSA will meet at lunchtime in RME 2 at 1.30 pm.  Everyone is welcome!

Published: 09 May 2018

For those attending PGL please come to collect your hoody order at Friday registration, or at break time (PE classroom) due to the Youth Games trip tomorrow. Please do not come to PE tomorrow lunch time as no one will be there!

Published: 09 May 2018

The lastest issue of East Lothian Works Newsletter of employment and training opportunities can be viewed here.

Published: 08 May 2018

Reminder: Green Team members wishing to join the upcoming trip should submit their PC1 forms to Miss Laudi by Friday 11 May!

Published: 08 May 2018
All students who may have lost any items should come to the office to check if any of the property belongs to them.
Parents/carers are also welcome to inspect items.
If items are left unclaimed, they will be taken to a local charity shop.
Published: 08 May 2018

All those that are interested in signing up for Sport's Day events, please sign up with your class teacher or use the notice boards in PE.

Published: 08 May 2018

For those that are attending PGL please come and collect your hoody on Thursday, during lunch time in the PE classroom.

Published: 08 May 2018

The 2018 Youth Games is on Thursday. Most teams are now selected and have returned letters. Any remaining letters MUST be in by Wed at Lunch.

We still have a few places in the following teams.

  • Girls Football
  • Boys Football
  • Boys Basketball

Go Knox

Published: 04 May 2018

Payment and PC1 forms for S1 Day Trip package AND for the various S2 & S3 Home Based packages are now due.  If you need a copy of a PC1 form please collect from the school office.  Please check the Activities Week tab on the website for more information.  

S1 cost is £80

S2 & S3 packages have various costs ranging from FREE - £180 depending on what pupils have chosen (prices of packages can be found here)

Full payment must be in before 28th May 2018 unless you have contacted the school with other arrangements.

Published: 03 May 2018

Can all S1 hockey players meet in Miss Stobie's classroom (T1.7) tomorrow (04/05/18) at breaktime.



Miss Stobie

Published: 03 May 2018

We are now ready for our first Knox Academy Screening! We plan to show Thor: Ragnarok in the Library from 1.20 pm over three days, Tuesday 15, Wednesday 16 and Thursday 17 May 2018. As this is over lunchtime you are welcome to bring your lunch with you. Look out for posters around the school reminding you of the date and times.

All you need to do is collect a permission letter from Mrs Gourley in M1.3 and return it before the film you wish to see.

Published: 02 May 2018

For all those that are attending PGL can you please come and collect a kit list from Mr Elms at either break time or lunch time on Thursday 3rd May.