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Term 3 Newsletter 16-17

Our third term newsletter for 2016-17 has been published.
Click on the link to download a copy of the St John’s RC Academy 2017 Term 3 newsletter.

Newsletter Term 3 16-17


2 ways 2 support our ‘Pennies for the Playgrounds’ project

As you know, we are raising funds to

  • improve our primary playground
  • improve the playground of the Budimex Marie Curie Hospital/Recuperare Clinch, Bucharest

We have been busy fundraising and seeking grant applications to help us achieve our £35,000 target.  We have raised £10,000 so far which is magnificent – thank you so much!  However, there’s still much to do!

There are currently 2 ways to support our ‘Pennies for the Playgrounds’ project – via Tesco stores throughout Tayside and through our Crowdfunding page –

Please consider sharing the poster, the Crowdfunding page link, or linking this page directly to your personal social media site:

Once again, many thanks for your support – every donation is greatly appreciated.

Crowdfunding our Playgrounds

Can you help fund our playground appeal?  We’re asking for your help – click here for more information on how you can help our children play and relax.

We need bags of help from you!

We are delighted to announce that our ‘Pennies for the Playgrounds’ appeal has been shortlisted for a public vote in Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative during March and April 2017. Read more

SHIP and Splash are our YPI winners 2017

The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community. Read more

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