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5th Birthday Celebration!

Help us celebrate our 5th birthday on 3rd December 2016!

From 11am-2pm, we’ll have craft stalls for some Christmas shopping for that special someone, entertainment, fun for the kids and the whole family! Free entry!

cakeAnd at 2pm we have Jack and the Beanstalk in Panto!  Tickets for the panto can be purchased in advance from the school office.

We’re also looking for raffle prizes, cake and candy and bottles for our bottle stall.  If you are able to donate, please hand these into our school/campus reception.  Cake and candy can be given from 2 December.  Many thanks!


Hong Kong visit

During the October holidays, four S4 pupils from St John’s Academy joined up with pupils from Perth Grammar, Morrison’s Academy, Lasswade High School and St Ninian’s High School, on an amazing adventure to Hong Kong.

Some of the pupils were participating in a trail run across Hong Kong but we were very relieved to be focussing more on cultural experiences and meeting up with our exchange partners!  After a tiring journey, it was great to finally arrive in Hong Kong and see the incredible skyline for the first time; we had never seen such enormous buildings! Read more

Reflecting on Romania 2016

Our Romania experience 2016 was a moving and life changing experience for all of us. We spent 5 full days volunteering in the Budimex (Marie Curie) Children’s Hospital and St Joseph’s Recovery (Recuperare) Centre, Bucharest, helping in the play rooms, ergotherapy, arts and crafts, tidying up the playground and playing one to one with long-stay children. Read more

Pennies for the Playgrounds

Friends of St John’s RC Academy will already know that the school community is amazingly generous and we support a number of charitable initiatives each year. Many of these such as the Halloween Disco for YPI, the S6 ACTFAST and P7 Fundraisers for SCIAF, and the MacMillan Coffee Morning, will continue this year.

Over the coming year, we are also keen to improve the primary playground which has very limited trim trail facilities. We also hope to develop the play area in the grounds of the Marie Curie Children’s Hospital and the Recuperare Clinic in Bucharest.  We have a long standing link with this hospital and each year staff and pupils volunteer there.  Their playground is in desperate need of repair and they have given us costed plans.  If we can raise enough then they too will have a suitable outdoor area for the children. Read more

Activities for Secondary Pupils 2016

Please click here to see our 2016-17 list of secondary school clubs/activities.

More details of these can be found on noticeboards or from individual members of staff.  Included are the study clubs that operate over lunchtimes or after school.  These activities give our young people the chance to do some revision or work through their homework with teacher support.

Term 1 newsletter 16-17

Our first term newsletter for 2016-17 has been published.
Click on the link to download a copy of the St John’s RC Academy 2016 Term 1 newsletter.

Newsletter Term 1 16-17

P7 visit the Blackwatch Museum

Both P7 classes took a very exciting trip to the Blackwatch Museum so that we could learn more about our World War 2 topic. We went round the museum and looked at all the artefacts they had from World War 1 and 2.  We were in two groups, some people were upstairs doing a quiz on World War 2 and some people were downstairs trying on different outfits they would wear in the war, and then we swapped around. After that we went around the rest of the museum.

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