On Sunday, 12 June 2016, the 6th St John’s Academy Pals Battalion departed Perth for the Belgian and French WW1 Battlefields Experience. We travelled overnight and arrived in the Port of Dover first thing on Monday morning. After crossing into France and finally reaching Belgium, pupils were given the opportunity to explore the historic city of Brugge. Later that day we arrived at the Youth Hostel and pupils were given an insight into what the next few days would hold. Read more
Parents, carers and SQA candidates have been made aware of the changes to the SQA appeals system over the course of the past two years. In short, the old appeals system has changed to a ‘results service’. This service is very different from what was previously in place. For clarity, the school’s policy is outlined here. This policy reflects the guidance offered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority.
St John’s Academy has been working towards an Eco-Schools Green Flag as an all through (3-18) school and campus since we were all united on the site in November 2011. After a slow start and much hard work we finally felt confident to submit our application for the recognition of efforts. The documentation for this session (2015/2016) is outlined below. Read more
On the 21st and 22nd of June, St John’s RC Academy celebrated our S1-2 and S3-6 award ceremonies, hosted by Depute Headteacher, Mr Hugh McAninch. This year, we were honoured to have distinguished guest Mr John Swinney MSP. John Swinney is our local MSP, Depute First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. He spoke of his learning journey and the importance of education on individuals, on families and on our country. Mr Swinney also spoke highly of our school, praising our ethos and achievements, and celebrating the individual achievements of our young people. We were also blessed with the return of Mrs Audrey May who came to receive a deserved Papal award for her contribution to Catholic Education. The award, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, is a high honour given by the Vatican at the petition of Bishop Stephen Robson. Mrs May, dressed as always for the occasion, said that she felt very unworthy to receive this, but accepted it as a gift and a grace.
We are delighted to announce the Senior Prefect Team for 2016-17.
Head Boy: Adam Chudzinski
Head Girl: Katie Henderson
Depute Head Boys: David Harrow and Michael Rimmer
Depute Head Girls: Morgan Oates and Amber Holden
Iona Lang and Kacper Brozyna – St Andrew
Orla Reid and Summer Carle – St Columba
Katherine Gray and Joseph Clark – St Margaret
Kaytie Black and Adam Crocker – St Ninian