Category Archives: School Announcements


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.

S5/S6 Study Days

Don’t forget that Wed 16th and Thurs 17th Feb will be study days for S5/6 pupils. The sessions will last from 09:00 – 14:00. Full details are available on the school website.

This is a fantastic opportunity for the pupils and we are extremely grateful to all the teachers, office staff and others who will be giving up precious holiday time.

Thank you!!

Caffeine Drinks

Our main aim, as a parent school partnership, is to facilitate ways for parents and school to work together to help our children to achieve their full potential.  We all want to do what we can to enable the children to make the most of their education.  Because of this, the teachers have asked us to highlight a genuine concern that they have regarding caffeine ‘energy’ drinks, which are proving to have a detrimental effect on the children’s ability to concentrate.  Please take the time to read this report and discuss it with your child.  Thank you.

As always , any feedback will be most welcome

Ecolife Thanks

If you were not able to come to this fantastic event, I can only say that you missed one of the most fun-filled events of the year. The PSP would like to offer their thanks and congratulations to Miss Slowther, Miss Ward and Dr Wilson from the Biology department, for all their hard work and dedication in organising such a wonderful evening. It was wonderful to see staff and pupils working together so well for such a good cause and having so much fun in the process. No –one who saw the fashion show will ever forget it. The models, pupils and staff, were terrific in promoting the clothing from local charity shops.  Well done, everybody!

If you were fortunate enough to attend, I’m sure the school would appreciate your feedback.

Any of you who have an interest in ecological matters would be more than welcome to become involved with the school eco-group. This is a wonderful opportunity to contribute to the school and to witness the enthusiastic, creative work done by staff and pupils together. You can contact me, Vicky Cole, via the PSP website or contact any of the above named members of the biology department. We look forward to hearing from you.

Ecolife Evening

ECOLIFE         4th November

Swap In The City

Fashion Show

Craft Stalls

Don’t forget to come along and give us your support!

The staff and students have been working really hard to provide us with, what I am sure will be, a tremendous evening.

The event starts at 7pm and goes on until 9.

£3 at the door.

All are welcome


The biology department have planned a wonderful event for the evening of Thursday 4th November. The ECOLIFE evening is for pupils, parents and the whole community. As well as craft stalls, food and information, there will be a fashion show and a chance to swap your unwanted clothes, games, CDs etc; great fun for those of us who remember Swap Shop.

It would be great if you could support this evening and tell all your friends. For details of how you can help, see the article in the ‘news’ column on the Knox Academy home page, or contact  Mrs Slowther, Miss Ward or Dr Wilson via the school office – 823387.

This promises to be a really fun evening and a wonderful opportunity for pupils, parents and the community to join together for a good cause. Hope to see you there!!

Advanced Higher Choices for 2010/11

Knox Academy have announced that they will be offering the following Advanced Higher course choices for 6th year pupils in August:

  • Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physics
  • Modern Studies
  • RMPS
  • Business Management
  • History

Additionally, there will be an SCQF Level 6 qualification in Drama available.

This is an excellent range of courses and is the best for some years.