August 2018

Published: 31 August 2018

Yoga will take place in the Drama studio on Tuesday morning at 8 am.

Both staff and pupils welcome.  Mats provided.  Wear loose and comfortable clothes.

Get your zen on! :-)

L Montgomery and B Cahoon

Published: 31 August 2018

Amnesty International will meet on Monday at lunchtime in RME 2 - 1.30.

Everyone welcome! :-)

Published: 30 August 2018

All pupils attending the trip to The Scottish Parliament on Wednesday 5th September are required to attend a pre-trip briefing on Monday 3rd September AT 13:15 in room M.5 (Mr Miller's room)

Please bring your lunch with you!!

Published: 30 August 2018

Please could all SOR players ensure that their Parental Consent forms are returned to Thomas Salkeld.

It is vital that we receive your PC1 form so you can participate in matches and training. 

Published: 30 August 2018

Knox Academy was one of the original Schools of Rugby and was the first School of Rugby in East Lothian. Through investment from Scottish Rugby Union and Haddington Rugby Club we will run 5 teams to play in the SRU Conference system from September to December then play friendly fixtures against other schools within and outwith our district.

Our SOR values RESPECT/ RESPONSIBILITY / DETERMINATION /PRIDE /LEADERSHIP will be at the forefront of everything we do within our Rugby programme.

Interested in joining us?  Visit the School of Rugby area on the school website for an application form and parents pack.

Published: 30 August 2018

The extra-curricular timetable for Sports Activities has now been updated and is available on the website and around the school building.

Published: 30 August 2018
On 2 July 2018, the Scottish Government published An Action Plan 2018-21: Consultation on Progressing Children's Rights in Scotland - An Action Plan 2018-21.
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child - what is it?
The UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) is an international treaty that sets out the rights that all children and young people under the age of 18 have. 
What are Rights?
Rights are about making sure people are treated well and get a fair deal.  They set out the sorts of things that must be put in place for this to happen.  Everybody has rights.  Children’s rights are human rights.  The rights set out in the UNCRC include, for example, the right of children and young people to an education, good quality health care, to be protected from being hurt or badly treated and the right to relax and play. 
Please complete this shortened version of that consultation, designed for children and young people to complete so we can gain their views on the Action Plan..
Published: 29 August 2018

If you are keen on pursuing a career in Engineering or interested in aeroplanes and aircraft this is for you!

Every Friday after school a group of Knox Academy pupils take part in the project; rebuilding, refurbishing and putting together aircraft parts as well as learning tool skills from experienced engineers. All transport is paid for and you return to school around 4.30pm.

A limited number of places have become available so if this interests you please see Mr Blair who can give you more details.

Published: 29 August 2018

Knox Hockey is back on Monday Nights after school.

Juniors (S1-S3) from 4.15 - 5.30
Seniors (S4-S6)  5.30 - 6.30

Get involved, have fun and Aspire to be Great!

Published: 29 August 2018

Applications to become and S6 Prefect can be found here. Please complete the form and return to Mr Redford or Mr Illingworth by the end of the day on Monday 3rd September 2018.

Application Form

Published: 28 August 2018

On behalf of all the participants in last weekend's Haddington Triathlon event, Miss Fox would like to say a big thank you to all of the Knox pupil marshals who braved the weather on a cold and wet Sunday morning as part of their Duke of Edinburgh Award. THANK YOU, YOU WERE FANTASTIC! 

Published: 28 August 2018

Please could all Young Enterprise Team members attend a meeting today (Tuesday) at 1.10 pm in M.12. The Business Advisor is coming in to meet you.

Published: 28 August 2018

All College and Foundation Apprenticeship pupils should go to the Assembly Hall at the start of Period 4 TODAY for a brief meeting. Any problems, please see Mr Flood.

Published: 27 August 2018

This is a reminder that the 2nd installment of £100.00 is due by Friday 31 August. Any issues please speak to Miss McBride or Miss Laudi.

Published: 27 August 2018

This is a reminder that the 2nd installment of £26.00 is due by Friday 31 August 2018. Please speak to Miss Maguire in the office if you are having trouble paying online.

Published: 27 August 2018

This is a reminder that the first Volunteering Committee meeting will be on Wednesday (29/08) Lunchtime in Miss McBride's room. Please along with your lunch for 1.20.


Published: 27 August 2018

Knox Sport Council & YA Application Form

Are YOU passionate about Sport and Leadership? Keen to help create more and better opportunities for involvement in Activity for Everyone in our school community?

Then WE Want You to apply!

Knox Sport is looking for around 12 Sports Council representatives (2 from each Year Group) and a further 2 Young Ambassadors to work alongside our new Senior House Captains for Sport.

Complete the attached form and drop it in either PE or Mr Wands room.

Go Knox!


Published: 27 August 2018

The Eco-Committee will be meeting on Tuesday lunch time in Miss Laudi's room (T1.2) to continue on from last week! If you missed last week's meeting, don't worry! Come along this week!

The Green Team will be meeting on Wednesday lunch time in Miss Laudi's room as usual. All are welcome!

Published: 24 August 2018

This year we are looking to gain the LGBT Youth Charter Bronze Award. Can any pupils who are keen to get involved this year come to along to a meeting at lunchtime in T1.5 (Miss Adam's room) at 13:20. Everyone is welcome, the more the merrier.

N. Stobie, L. Adam and B. Plain

Published: 24 August 2018

There will be a meeting for all members of the Goat's Toes on Thursday 30 August 2018 at the usual time, no instruments required.

Published: 24 August 2018

Lunch time clubs will resume as normal next week.

  • Monday: Multi sports
  • Wednesday: Badminton
  • Thursday: Football
  • Friday: Senior Fitness

Please note, there are no clubs running on a Tuesday lunch time. Please arrive directly after finishing your lunch, and ensure you bring no opened drinks into the hall. Only those wishing to take part in lunch time clubs should be in PE during this time.

Published: 23 August 2018

The Girls Computing Club will be having an introductory meeting on Thursday 30th August 2018 at lunchtime in M1.12 (Mrs Stewart's Room).

All girls are welcome, you can bring your lunch and the helpful volunteers will explain more about the club and what it involves.

Published: 23 August 2018

All pupils who have opted for the Cooking at Colstoun course this session should go to the School Office at 9.30 am TODAY.

All pupils who have opted for the Construction Crafts course this session should go to the School Office at 9.45 am TODAY.

Any concerns please see Mr Flood.

Published: 22 August 2018

The S6 group and individual photos take place on Monday 27 August 2018.

The S6 Group photo is in the morning, all pupils should report to the assembly hall period 1, following registration. They should register with their period 1 teacher first.

All uniform must be worn (tie and blazer). 

Published: 22 August 2018

Any pupils wishing to go on the Modern Studies trip to the Scottish Parliament should hand in a consent form to Miss Bulloch (M.4) by Friday 24th of August.

Published: 22 August 2018

Could any S6 pupils who are interested in a career working with children and want to get some experience within the school please come to a meeting at breaktime in T1.7 on Friday (24/08/18). This is also a great chance for pupils in S6 to do something really worthwhile with their free periods.

Many Thanks,
Miss Stobie

Published: 21 August 2018

All pupils who have places on the N4 and N5 Childcare courses should attend a meeting today (Wednesday) at 12.40 pm. Please go to the School Office at that time. Any concerns please see Mr Flood.

Published: 20 August 2018

All pupils doing College courses should go to the Assembly Hall at the start of Period 1 TODAY (Tuesday).

Published: 20 August 2018

The ECO-COMMITTEE will be meeting on Tuesday lunch time in Miss Laudi's room (T1.2) at 1:15pm. Seniors, I'm looking for lots of involvement!

The GREEN TEAM will be meeting on Wednesday lunch time in Miss Laudi's room. We will be doing a collection this week, so if you want to see what the Green Team is all about, please come along! All are welcome!

Please feel free to bring your lunch to both meetings!

Published: 20 August 2018

Exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic student to start at the beginning of September 2018 for 1 year (37 hours per week) with a company who are part of a global organisation and a major energy provider. The division you will be working in is the retail side of the business that supplies gas and electricity to over 5 million households and businesses across the UK. Open to both pre-university and undergraduates.

You will be:

  • Assisting with the preparation of the weekly Key Performance Metrics.
  • Assisting with the administration of the management meetings, including diarising, preparing papers and taking actions.
  • Assisting in the preparation of monthly Programme’s management accounts.
  • Assisting with the Programme’s requisitioning process.
  • Providing support across the wider team to the Budget and Quarterly Forecasting processes.
  • Undertaking ad hoc tasks relating to the Programme Management Office. Other ad hoc project related activities. 

For further information and application details, click here.

Published: 20 August 2018

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

Mr Plain on behalf of Mr Flood.

Published: 20 August 2018

Calling all S6 students who are looking to get volunteer hours this year and/or add experience to their UCAS application:

This year Enhanced Curriculum is running differently and we are looking for S6 students who are interested in running small revision/study sessions with small groups of S4 students. In particular, we are looking for S6 students to run maths, English, physics or chemistry sessions.

If you are free during any of the following periods and would like to volunteer to run revision sessions, please get in touch with Miss Laudi or Miss McBride by the end of this week:

  • Tuesday period 5
  • Wednesday period 3
  • Thursday period 2
  • Friday period 3

This is a great opportunity to be a leader within the school community and to help younger students develop their knowledge within a subject.

Note to all staff: if you have opened up some of your classes for S6 volunteering, these will be put forward during the annual S6 volunteers fayre in September.

Published: 20 August 2018

Anna Meikle is S2 is fundraising for her Girlguiding East Lothian Switzerland 2019 trip. As part of her fundraising efforts she has created an open facebook page called "Handemade by Anna" in order to sell a variety of her own homemade products. If you would like some more information or would like to purchase something please speak to Anna or contact her directly through her facebook page.

Published: 19 August 2018

The following pupils should register with their register teacher and go straight to Mr Taylor's room (T1.10) on Tuesday morning.  Please remember to leave your bag in your locker or in Mr Taylor's room and no phones will be allowed in Torness so do not take them with you.  Also please ensure you speak to teachers about catching up with work missed.  Pupils will return to school for period 4.

  • Louise Allan
  • Joel Beevors
  • James Cameron
  • Ruaidhri Cochrane
  • Jamie Denholm-Moises
  • Emily Flockhart
  • Hugo Elder
  • Jamie Gentil
  • Andrew Graham
  • Thomas Guy
  • Daniel Hall
  • Isaac Ingram
  • Josh Robertson
  • Adnan Ros
  • Paul Vernon
  • Kirk Washington-Mackay
  • Hannah Wylie
  • Luke Youll
Published: 17 August 2018

Could all S6 pupils please pay a deposit of £10 for the common room using the new online payment system.

Please do not use a credit/debit card which will expire before the end of July 2019 as this will leave the office unable to refund your deposit at the end of the year.


Published: 17 August 2018

The S1 individual photos will take place on Monday 20th August 2018 in the school library during the afternoon. Pupils will be instructed by class teachers when to attend.

Published: 17 August 2018

The Jericho Youth Café will open its doors again after the summer break this coming Saturday Evening 18th August.   We open at 7.15pm through until 9.15pm at the Nungate and Haddington CC on Kirk View Haddington.  Lots of fun things to do including pool, Xbox, playstation, table tennis, quiet seating area to gather with friends in, plus an activity if you would like to join in, usually a craft or cooking.   There is no charge for attendance and free snacks are provided.   This Saturday we are making bird feeders as the craft and next Saturday we are making ice cream. 

Published: 17 August 2018

This is just a reminder to all S6 who plan on attending the Leavers Dance, your £20.00 deposit is now overdue. Payments should be made online. Any issues please speak to Miss McBride or Miss Maguire (Office).

Published: 17 August 2018

Those interested in joining girl's football please attend a short meeting on Monday 20th August in the PE classroom at 1.15pm (lunch time) with Miss Borwick

Published: 17 August 2018

Hockey starts back on the week commencing 27th August with some NEW opportunties!


4.30pm-5.30pm S1-S3 Girls

5.30pm-6.30pm S4-S6 Girls


4.15pm-5.15pm S1-S3 Boys

4.15pm-5.15pm S4-S6 Boys

Wednesday (CLUB)

6pm-7pm U14 Girls and Boys

7pm-8pm U16 Girls and Development Squad

Looking forward to seeing returning faces and new ones too. It's never to late to try something new!

Sign up to Knox Academy Hockey and Haddington Junior Hockey Club TeamApp pages to keep up to date with the latest news and fixtures.

First match vs Preston Lodge on Friday 31st August

See you soon!


Published: 16 August 2018

All pupils receiving brass lessons at Knox Academy must come to a meeting on Monday 20th August 2018 at break time in Mr Robb's room. This is to discuss the new arrangements for music instruction in East Lothian.

Published: 16 August 2018

The timetable for violin and viola lessons is now on display in the Music Department for next week's lessons.

Published: 16 August 2018

Yoga and meditation will begin on Tuesday morning at 8 am and will take place in the Drama classroom.

New members welcome

Look forward to seeing you there for some exercise and relaxation.

L Montgomery and B Cahoon

Published: 16 August 2018


Amnesty International will meet this MONDAY at lunchtime (1.30) in RME 2 (Mrs Montgomery).  New members welcome.

We will be finding out about recent cases of people around the world who have had their rights taken away and getting involved

 with letter writing and campaigning.

Look forward to seeing you there.

L Montgomery

Published: 16 August 2018

GIRLS NETBALL will restart on Wednesday 22nd August in the games hall

JUNIORS (S1-S3): 4.00pm-4.45pm

SENIORS (S4-S6): 4.00pm - 5.30pm


Published: 16 August 2018

School of Rugby Training for the girls starts next week (Monday 20th Aug)

Monday 4.00pm-5.30pm at Knox Academy - please meet in PE

NOTE: training is no longer on a Thursday

Wednesday fitness will resume 5th September 7.30am-8.15am at Knox Academy in the small gym.


Published: 16 August 2018

This months film is 'Loving Vincent' an oil painted animation, about a young man investigating the last days of Vincent van Gough. The film will screen in the library at 1.20pm on Tuesday 21st, Wednesday 22nd and Thursday 23rd August 2018.

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

Published: 15 August 2018

There will be a meeting of the group in Miss McBride's room at 1.25 pm today. Any S6 pupils who would like to be part of the group are welcome to attend.

Published: 15 August 2018

All S4/5/6 pupils attending College this session should go to the Library at the start of Period 5 today. Any concerns, please see Mr Flood.

Published: 15 August 2018

The Green Team - Knox Academy's premier recycling club - meets every Wednesday at lunch time in Miss Laudi's room (T1.2). We get together once a week to empty recycling from classrooms around the school and we work on other projects throughout the year too. We have an amazing group of students in S2-S4 who are already involved and we are looking for even more!

- If you're in S1, you might remember spending time with us during your visit days and we'd love to have you back! If you want to see what we're all about, please join us on Wednesday and bring your lunch along!

- If you're in S2-S4 and you've been thinking about joining the Green Team, this is a great opportunity to meet us and get involved!

Everyone is welcome and we look forward to meeting you on Wednesday 22 August in Miss Laudi's room!