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Term 2 Newsletter 2016-17

Our second 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 2 newsletter.

Newsletter Term 2 16-17

P2 Nativity 2016

This term has been very busy for the pupils of Primary 2 as they have learned about Jesus’ birth and prepared to share their learning with the school, their families and the wider community of St John’s Academy.

The children learned about the key roles each person played from the moment Mary said yes to Angel Gabriel and agreed to be the mother of this special baby, Jesus, until the kings arrived at the stable to honour the ‘new king.’ Read more

11 December 2016 – All through

Dear Parents and Carers

During Advent, the school is always busy preparing for Christmas.  This year has been no different!

Last week we celebrated our 5th birthday since our official opening in 2011.  Our family mass, our birthday parties in school, our community fayre and panto were all great successes.  Our panto audience was particularly enthusiastic!  I would like to thank all those who turned out for our fayre and panto on a busy Saturday before Christmas.  Thanks too to all the local business who took part, to Live Active Leisure, MITIE (our janitors), Culture and Community Services and Tayside Contracts for our birthday cake!  Parents, staff and senior pupils gave their time generously and helped make it a success.  Here’s to the next 5 years! Read more

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.