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East Lothian Star Awards

Yesterday evening the East Lothian Star Award took place. Knox had been nominated in the Community Partner category. Knox won their category and have a lovely trophy and certificate to prove it! Massive congratulations go to Mr Flood and his team (Careers’ Advisors, Mr Plain, Mr Johnston) and to our partners Canon UK, Prentice Coaches and East Lothian Council.
Well done Knox

Well Done

Piping Congratulations
Congratulations to Joshua Marsh who came 1st and 3rd in the East Lothian Solo Piping and Drums Championships held at Preston Lodge High School on Saturday 29 November.

Transition to Knox – Focus Group

As part of the Knox school self evaluation Mr Blair (Teacher of  Mathematics) is hoping to look at the transition for parents and pupils P7/S1 and has asked the Parent Council for assistance. We thought one way to get views was to have a small focus group for an hour at Knox on Thursday 13th Nov.   We are hoping for around 10 parents in each group.
There will be two groups
1st Group for parents of children in P7  6.15 to 7.15
2nd Group for parents of children already in S1 7.30 to 8.30
The format of the meeting will be to answer around 5 questions in two groups and then a plenary session for open discussion.
The meeting will take place in the Learning Support room at Knox which is through the main doors, turn left and it is first on the right.
Please contact us (knoxacademypsp@gmail.com)  if you can make it – just so we know how many home made brownies to bring
brownies

SCILT – Scotland’s National Centre for Languages

This leaflet exists for all parents/carers, produced by the Scotland’s National Centre for Languages, specifically to explain the new 1+2 approach. The information is extremely helpful and is designed for parents/carers. 

The Scottish Government’s Report ‘Language Learning in Scotland: A 1+2 Approach‘ was published in 2012. Local authorities and schools are now working towards implementation of the report. The aim is to enable children and young people to study two languages in addition to their mother tongue in all Scottish primary and secondary schools

www.scilt.org.uk/LearnersParents/Parentleaflet/tabid/1875/Default.aspx

SUCCESS GUIDES & PAST EXAM PAPERS

National 4/5, Higher Success Guides and Specimen Exam Papers are now available to order in school. Order forms can be collected from Mr Plain in the Library, with orders due back into school before end of school on Friday 24th October.

Hodder Gibson (Nationals only) offers 20% discount on their SQA approved titles and Leckie & Leckie offer 30% on their titles.