June 2018

Published: 29 June 2018

The venue for the S6 Leavers' Dance 2019 is Eskmills, Musselburgh. The total cost of Leavers will therefore be £72.00, however, please be aware this is subject to change as it is based on an estimated number of people attending the event. The following is included in the price : transport to the venue only, a 3 course meal, drink on arrival, sweetie cart, photo booth (prints not included) & DJ entertainment.

Please ensure the following payments deadlines are adhered to :

  • £20.00 deposit - due now or as soon as we return in August
  • £26.00 payment 2 - due by 31/08/2018
  • £26.00 payment 3 - due by 28/09/2018

All payments must be paid online. If you have any issues with payments or would like to speak to a member of staff regarding the above please speak to Miss McBride or Mr Elms.

Published: 27 June 2018

Any S4 who have been given forms in order to organise doing some volunteering in the Primary schools during Enhanced must see Miss McBride at the end of Assembly on Thursday 27 June. Anyone not in assembly should come and speak to Miss McBride asap.

Published: 27 June 2018

Following a week of interviews, speeches and voting, we are pleased to announce the Senior Pupil Leadership Team for the 2018/19 school session:

Head Pupils:

  • Hana Elder
  • Sam Thomson

Depute Head Pupils:

  • Dylan Brotherston
  • Harry Davies
  • Connor Moore

Huge congratulations to our successful candidates who we are sure will be excellent leaders across the school next session.

Very well done also to all the candidates who put themselves forward. The commitment and enthusiasm to school development from all candidates was inspiring throughout the whole process.

Published: 26 June 2018

All pupils will have their chance to elect their  House Representatives/House Captains today. Voting will take place in the Assembly Hall at the following times:

  • S2: 9.10 am
  • S3: 9.30 am
  • S4: 10.10 am
  • S5: 10:30 am

S6 Pupils can vote for their House Captains at any time during Periods 1-4 in the Library.

Remember, every vote counts!

Published: 26 June 2018

Knox Sports Awards night was a great success and congratulations to everyone that was nominated for awards this year. To the winners - Please remember to leave your Cup / Shield with PE before Friday. The medals are yours to keep as a reminder that hard work results in success!

Go Knox Sport!

Published: 26 June 2018

Any pupils from the S3 classes of 2017 - 2018 should come to collect their final pen pal letter from either Miss McBride or Miss Laudi. Any letters that remain come Friday will be recycled.

Published: 26 June 2018

Any S5/6 pupils involved in this event today, please meet at the school office at 9.15am, thanks Mr Flood

Published: 25 June 2018

Voting for your 2018/19 Pupil Leadership Team will take place today in the library from Period 1 until the end of lunchtime. All staff and pupils are welcome to come along including during break and lunch to cast your vote and have your say on who our Head Pupils and Deputes will be next year. Remember, every vote counts!

Published: 25 June 2018

Thank-you to everyone who donated on the Dress Down Day to Meningitis Research Foundation.  Over all the schools participating we raised over £1230.

Published: 25 June 2018

There will be a rehearsal in the school hall at 2pm on Wednesday 27 June for any pupil who is being presented with an award.  Please go to your period 5 class to register and then come straight down to the hall, thanks.

Published: 25 June 2018

This is just a reminder that the Volunteering Committee is meeting in Miss McBride's room on Wednesday 27 June at 1:30pm. All Welcome!

Published: 25 June 2018

The orders for the whole school photograph will be placed on Wednesday 27 June 2018. 

To avoid additional postage costs please ensure that your order is with Mrs Ball by this date. 

Order forms can be obtained from the office, school library or medical room.

Published: 25 June 2018

All Parental Consent Forms for the Safe Sanctuary Event should be returned to the School Office by the end of the day TODAY.

Published: 25 June 2018

For all those interested in being part of the Poppyscotland group for 2018/2019, there will be a meeting at 1.30 pm today in the Faculty Heads' Office. For more information, see Mr Flood.


Published: 24 June 2018

At lunchtime today all of our Head Pupil candidates will have the chance to convince you to vote for them with their hustings speech. Come along to the Assembly Hall at 1.15 to hear all the candidates' policies! Every vote counts; who will get your vote?!

Published: 24 June 2018

Students participating in the Green Team presentation (you know who you are!) should come to Miss Laudi's room on Monday lunch time to practise the presentation. There will be a Green Team meeting as usual during Wednesday lunch time.

Published: 22 June 2018
  • Do you enjoy practical tasks?
  • Would you like experience of a work environment?
  • Are you interested in engineering?
  • Would you like to learn real skills that might help you get a job?

The Engaging with Experience project at the National Museum of Flight offers all these opportunities including the chance to be part of a team working on aeroplane engines and large components.  It takes place most Fridays during term time and transport to the museum is included.

If you want to know more or are interested in applying then please attend a meeting at interval today (Monday) in Mr Blair's classroom or see him by the end of the day to collect a letter.

Published: 22 June 2018

All S6 (Class of 2019) are encouraged to have their vote on the venue for the Leavers' Dance 2019. 

All the information you need is in this document. Any questions please see Miss McBride, Mr Elms or Miss Borwick.

Published: 22 June 2018

Head Pupil candidates will take part in a hustings event on Monday lunchtime in the assembly hall. Each candidate will deliver a short speech to try and convince you to vote for them. Come along at 1.15 on Monday; show your support for all our candidates and decide who will get your vote on Tuesday.

On Tuesday the election will take place for next sessions Head Pupils and Deputes. Polling stations will be open from Period 1 until the end if lunch and are open to all staff and pupils. Make sure you vote to have your voice heard.

Elections for House Captains and House Representatives will take place for all years on Wednesday. Any pupil who has not yet handed in a nomination form for House Representative/Captain, please see Mr Redford today.

Published: 21 June 2018

Applications are being taken for Tots and Teens for this session. 

Application form can be collected from outside Tots and Teens or from the office.

Published: 21 June 2018

REMINDER: Girls' rugby will run as normal this evening on the back pitches.

Published: 20 June 2018

Those that have been involved in the Knox Sports' Leaders programme throughout this year, please meet with Mr Elms during lunch time today (Thursday) in the PE classroom.

Published: 20 June 2018

Buy personalised mugs whilst supporting the school initiative F1 in Schools!

Please contact Iona Riley: £3 each! Find out more on our website.

Published: 19 June 2018

A reminder to all pupils that nomination forms to stand for election as a House Pupil Representative/House Captain must be handed to Mr Redford or Miss Bulloch by Friday at the latest.  Any pupil who has not received a nomination form can collect one from Mr Redford or Miss Bulloch. Elections for all House Representative will take place next Wednesday the 27th of June.

Published: 19 June 2018

The Library will be closed on Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st June. Ms Lynch will cover the Library from Friday 22nd June until the end of term. 

Into Film Club will be in the Library at Lunchtimes to continue viewing Paddington 2.

B. Plain

Published: 19 June 2018

Sidegate Dental Practice are currently looking to recruit a Trainee Dental Nurse.

Approx 39 hrs per week, training provided

Salary TBC

Applications with C.V can be sent via email to traceymcdonald@nhs.net or post to

Practice Manager
Sidegate Dental Practice
7 Sidegate
EH41 4BT

Tel. 01620824033

Published: 19 June 2018

Last week County Sports was postponed due to weather warnings across East Lothian.  The event has now been scheduled for this Thursday 21 June 2018.  All pupils who have been asked to compete in the Knox Academy County Sports team should come ready to participate and once registered head straight down to the PE department.  Remember to bring lunch, snacks and plenty of water to drink!

Published: 18 June 2018

CMS is the 6th largest law firm in the world and has recently been named in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers 2017/2018.  

They are looking for a 2018/19 S6 state school pupil, hoping to go on to study law, to become their next CMS Bursary winner for Scotland.  The winner will receive £2,500 per year, for each year of their law degree, together with mentoring support and paid work experience with the firm.  This is CMS' fourth year of awarding the bursary in Scotland and previous winners have gone on to study law at Aberdeen, Glasgow and Strathclyde. 

As well as supporting students in their university applications, the Bursary Scheme offers students a chance to develop a relationship with us and start their journey into the legal profession.  

To enter the competition, we ask for a short essay and application form, which is to submitted by Friday 29 June 2018.  You can find full details of the bursary scheme and how to apply on CMS' website.

B. Plain on behalf of R. Flood



Published: 18 June 2018

Greg Stewart Joiners and Builders Ltd operate throughout Edinburgh and the Lothians providing sector home improvements.

An opportunity has arisen for an Apprentice Joiner to join the team. You must be willing to travel to Edinburgh as the work will predominately be based in this location.

Joinery work will include working on private sector homes and could involve working on Renovations, Extensions, Attic Conversions and Rebuild work – on the job training will be involved working alongside members of the team at all times.

The post is full time and meets the NMW criteria

If you are interested in finding out more – please contact Greg at gregstewart@gregstewartjoinersbuildersltd.co.uk

Candidates can either send CV or contact the employer for further details about the role.

B. Plain on behalf R. Flood

Published: 18 June 2018

ONLINE VOTE NOW CLOSED.... This is your chance to have a say in who will be crowned Knox Sports Personality of the Year so vote now!

Go Knox!

Note: Only one vote per individual - multiple votes from the same IP address will be disregarded.

Published: 18 June 2018

BESA Training are offering a number of Modern Apprenticeships in the building and engineering industry. 

Facilities Management Modern Apprenticeship

Domestic Natural Gas Installation Modern Apprenticeship

Heating and Ventilation Modern Apprenticeship

Refrigeration or Air Conditioning Modern Apprenticeship

BESA Training is at the heart of building and engineering services, representing firms active in the design, installation, commissioning, maintenance, control and management of engineering systems and services in buildings.

For more information on the vacancies and training offered, please click here or view the employment folder in the school library.

Published: 18 June 2018

MacDonald Hotels & Resorts Hotelier Programme is aimed at individuals starting a career in hospitality who have the potential, aspiration and drive to secure a Supervisor position on completion of the programme.

Successful candidates will have a flexible approach and the ability to effectively multitask and do all this with a positive "can do" attitude.

Find out more and apply online, click here.

B. Plain on behalf of Mr Flood

Published: 18 June 2018

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

B. Plain on behalf of Mr Flood.

Published: 18 June 2018

A reminder that prevoc interviews will be taking place all day today. Please go to the School Office a few minutes before your interview. If you are unsure of your interview time, please check at the School Office.

Published: 18 June 2018

Green Team members are asked to come to Miss Laudi's room both on Tuesday and Wednesday at lunchtime this week. On Tuesday, we'll invite the visiting P7s to do a collection with us and on Wednesday we'll have our usual meeting. See you there!

Published: 16 June 2018

This months film is 'Paddington 2' the story of a young bear trying to get the perfect gift for his aunt. The film will screen in the library at 1.20pm on Tuesday 19th, Wednesday 20th and Thursday 21st June 2018.

If you wish to watch the film but not signed up yet you just need to collect a letter from Mrs Gourley and return it before the film that you want to watch.

Published: 15 June 2018

All S6 pupils should go to the Assembly Hall at the start of Period 1 on Monday 18 June. Max Sykes from Canon will be giving a talk on LinkedIn and Social Media.

Published: 15 June 2018

Lemac are looking to recruit  25 production operatives. The posts suitable for school leavers stress that while no specific experience is required, having studied a practical or technical subject is an advantage but not essential. You must demonstrate a willingness to work and are enthusiastic to learn new skills.

If you are interested in the position please send your CV and covering letter to Liz Smith via e-mail: liz.smith@lemac.com

B. Plain on behalf of J. Jones & Mr Flood

Published: 15 June 2018

Final results have been published in PE!

Congratulations to all participants!

Published: 13 June 2018

All Italian Explorers are invited to attend the Awards Ceremony for the "Best Kept Raffle Ticket", to receive their individual Italy 2018 certificate and to complete a Feedback and Evaluation Survey on Thursday 14 June 2018 at break.

  • The Raffle Tickets were of a very high standard this year. The 3 Italian Explorers of 2017 were in shock at the quality the raffle tickets and wondered how this had been possible!  Based on their own experiences keeping a raffle ticket for over 6 months without creases, tears or damage to the perforations is some achievement. Serious deliberations have been held and the results and prizes will be announced on Thursday. Special thanks to Abbie Gibson, Ajla Husic, and Sophie Cheyne's input into this process.
  • Every Italian Explorer will receive their individual certificate (which has now been laminated).  Thanks to Mr Wands and Heather Mackinnon for their assistance with this.
  • Feedback and Evaluation is important as part of any activity, we value your views for the future.  Please take the time to give some detailed responses at the meeting to express what you have gained as a result of the Italian Adventure 2018.
Published: 13 June 2018

This is a FINAL reminder to pupils nominated for Knox Sports Awards Night. If you don't confirm your attendance by Tue 12th June. Remaining places will be offered out to the many other pupils keen to go! If your have been nominated for an award by your Coach, Leadership group or Activity deliverer, then we would very much like you to attend the Awards Night on Fri 22nd June in the Assembly Hall. A list of pupils Nominated is up PE or Mr Wands office. Invite letters should be picked up from the PE department and returned to PE. Go Knox!

Published: 13 June 2018

Edinburgh Fringe and Book Festival Programmes are available in the School Library, please call in and pick up your copy.

Mr Plain

Published: 13 June 2018

There is a great opportunity for JBA Consulting who are seeking an enthusiastic Apprentice to help support their Civil and Structural engineering team. The position will be based at their Edinburgh office. For more information view the attachment (apprentice_engineer_2018.pdf)


Many Thanks,

The Guidance Team

Published: 13 June 2018

JBA Consulting are seeking an enthusiastic Apprentice to help support our Civil and Structural engineering team. The position will be based at our Edinburgh office. However, occasional travel to our other offices or site may be necessary therefore a valid driving licence would be an advantage.
You will provide technical support to civil/structural engineering problems within a fluvial environment. You will report to a Senior/Principal Engineer and will assist with the delivery of a range of engineering and environmental improvement projects, including options appraisal, concept design and detailed scheme design. You will gain experience in using Computer Aided Design (CAD), Geographical Information System (GIS), hydrology, flood risk management, hydraulic modelling software associated with delivering projects for a variety of clients in the public and private sectors.
We anticipate the post would suit a school leaver with at least 2 Highers (or similar) at pass grade, with one being in mathematics. An interest in engineering, technical drawing, the environment and applying maths is also an advantage. JBA will provide on the job training and targeted internal training throughout your employment. This post is an apprenticeship BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering and 20 % of the training is delivers through day release at Heriot Watt University and 80% through working within JBA. 
Further information and applications
For an informal discussion or further information about the role please contact David Bassett or Craig Robertson on t: 0131 319 2940.
Applications forms can be downloaded from our website and should be returned along with your CV and covering letter.
Closing date: 31 July 2018

B. Plain on behalf J. Jones & Mr Flood

Published: 13 June 2018

Anyone interested in finding out more about being part of the Volunteering Group in session 2018/2019, there is a meeting on Monday 18 June in Miss McBride's room at 1.30 pm.

We will be looking at the Volunteering Fayre, which will take place on Friday 7 September. For more information, see Mr Flood or Miss McBride.

Published: 12 June 2018

The NHS are delighted to announce they are recruiting to a number of entry level clinical support worker posts at Band 2. These posts within the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site and will be Modern Apprenticeships: Modern Apprenticeships.

We are recruiting to these posts based on your potential to contribute to our high quality patient care as well as demonstration of personal values aligned to those of our organisation: NHS Lothian Values.

To be considered for the Modern Apprenticeship programme candidates must be between 17-24yrs of age and hold a National 4 or above in English and Mathematics. In addition to this we are also interested in your values attitude and ability to learn and how this will enable you to become a valued member of our team. Your supporting statement is therefore extremely important and should reflect how you feel you match our desire for enthusiastic and dynamic people who demonstrate a can-do attitude.

If you are interested in finding out more, follow this link.

The Guidance Team

Published: 12 June 2018

Modern Apprenticeship - CSW 

  • Location:  Lothian Health, NHS Lothian, EH8 9RS
  • Grade:  Band 2 
  • Category:  Nursing & Midwifery  Salary:  £16532.00 to £18903.00
  • Contract:  Permanent Duration: 
  • Region:  Lothian Hours: 37.50
  • Job type: FullTime Date posted:  11 Jun 2018
  • Ref:  LOTH/GR/B2/MA/18B/SHOW  Closing date:  15 Jun 2018  


We are delighted to announce we are recruiting to a number of entry level clinical support worker posts at Band 2. These posts within the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh site and will be Modern Apprenticeships: Modern Apprenticeships.

 We are recruiting to these posts based on your potential to contribute to our high quality patient care as well as demonstration of personal values aligned to those of our organisation: NHS Lothian Values.

 To be considered for the Modern Apprenticeship programme candidates must be between 17-24yrs of age and hold a National 4 or above in English and Mathematics. In addition to this we are also interested in your values attitude and ability to learn and how this will enable you to become a valued member of our team. Your supporting statement is therefore extremely important and should reflect how you feel you match our desire for enthusiastic and dynamic people who demonstrate a can-do attitude.

 Please read the Modern Apprenticeship Candidate Information & Careers Pathways carefully before applying.

 If you believe you have the potential to help us deliver world class healthcare and want to start to develop your career we would love you to apply.

 Candidates who are successfully shortlisted will be required to attend an Information Session on the 4th July Assessment days will then be held on the 17th & 19th July.

 The venue for all these dates will be the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh.

 Candidates who are successful in interview will be expected to start in NHS Lothian on the 3rd September 2018. 

How to apply:  

If on-line application facility is not available download an application pack complete and email to us or to request a pack email your name address and job ref number. Email:recruitment@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk or Tel: 0131 536 3030(24hrs)  

You can apply online, click here to start the process   

Additional vacancy information: (application pack)


Contact information

General Contact  

NHS Lothian Recruitment  

Phone:  Fax: N/A

Email: recruitment@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk  

Informal Contact  

Cheryl Dickson   

Phone:  Fax: 

Email: cheryl.dickson@nhslothian.scot.nhs.uk   

To view the website click here

Published: 12 June 2018

Green Team meeting, Wednesday lunch time in Miss Laudi's room.

Published: 12 June 2018

College courses will be on this afternoon. If anyone has any concerns about timings for buses please see Mr Flood.

All Foundation Apprenticeship pupils should see Mr Flood this morning about bus timings for this afternoon.

Published: 11 June 2018

Dillon Thomson (new S2) is organising a Dress Down Day, on Friday 15 June 2018 to raise money for Meningitis Research Foundation. Dillon’s little cousin died of Meningitis earlier in the session.

King’s Meadow Primary School and Haddington Infant School are also running a dress down day on the same day.

Dillon and his friends will collect donations during registration on Friday.