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Parent Council News

A message from Julie Flynn, Chair of our Parent Council:

Hi Parents and Carers of Young People of St John’s RC Academy

The fundraising group of the Parents’ Council are getting organised for our biggest fundraiser of the year, the ‘Easter Fayre’, on Saturday 19th March from 10am-1pm in the campus.

All funds raised are used to benefit the whole pupil population from nursery right through to 6th year.

We have a few volunteers to help but would really need more to make it a success and manageable for all involved…

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Catholic Education Week 2016

To help us celebrate Catholic Education Week, many of our Primary 1 and Primary 5 children joined the parish of St John the Baptist, Perth on Sunday, 7 February.  The children and parents were involved in reading, presenting the offerings and leading us all in the final hymn.

Headteacher, Seán Hagney, reflected on this year’s theme ‘Learning to be Merciful’ at the 11.00am mass, with teachers from St John’s RC Academy and associated primaries reading this reflection at other services in Perth and Kinross.  As a number of parishioners have asked for a copy, this year’s letter can be found here.  Thanks for your positive feedback.

Annual Parent Questionnaire: Please complete

Each year we survey the views of our parents and carers.  This helps us set priorities and improve our school.  The survey is based on HMI’s own questionnaire which they use before inspections.  We are opening the questionnaire to all parents until the end of February.

Parents and carers of nursery pupils have just had questionnaires from the Care Inspectorate and the results of this will be shared with us.  Therefore, this year we are not asking for a separate questionnaire from our nursery parents.

Parents and carers of primary and secondary pupils can complete the questionnaire here before 1 March 2016.  If you would rather complete a paper copy, please contact the school office and we will arrange this. Read more

Parent Council News

A message from Julie Flynn, Chair of our Parent Council:

Hi Parents, Carers and Young People of St John’s RC Academy

The Parent Council continues to meet and strives to ensure positive engagement with the school community especially the parents. We are a vibrant, lively and welcoming group and genuinely have a good, balanced meeting ensuring everyone is made welcome. Read more

Cool2talk – 121 Health and Wellbeing Service

A new service for young people across Tayside has been launched on the cool2talk website www.cool2talk.org

This 121 on-line chat service gives young people a safe place to chat through their health and wellbeing in a supportive, non-judgmental environment. Read more

S3 YPI – Citizenship in action

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness among young people about philanthropy which encapsulates the purposes of Curriculum for Excellence.

Throughout the session S3 pupils from St John’s RC Academy have worked in small teams to research social problems in their local community. The teams then identified, visited and researched grassroots social service charities they believe are best placed to tackle the issue they are passionate about and make positive contributions to their local area. Read more

Senior Phase (S4-6) Assessment Opportunities

The latest timetable (with breaks for S4) for assessment opportunities is available here.  Pupils who qualify for special arrangements will be issued with their individualised timetable.  Please note the following: Read more