Our first term newsletter for 2018-19 has been published. Click here to download a copy.
Lunchtime and After School activities for 2018.19 – please click the link below to view our programme of activities in the Secondary:
Our Standards and Quality Report, looking back at session 2017-18 has been published. Click on the link to download the St John’s RC Academy 2017-18 Standards and Quality Report
Towards the end of June we celebrated our annual awards ceremonies.
In the secondary, we have 2 special ceremonies, for S1-2 and S3-6. The S1-2 ceremony celebrates the excellence and endeavour of our pupils and we are grateful for the large audience of parents and families who come along and celebrate with us. Mr Seán Hagney gave his Headteacher’s Address, and took the opportunity to highlight all the achievements of the pupils over the last year. This included the very positive report from the local authority which had been published on the same day. You can read the ELAV report here. One young person commented, “It was such a good feeling to be involved; it felt great to be applauded by our friends, teachers and families.” Another said, “It inspired me; I will work hard to achieve even more for next year.”
On Sunday 3rd June 2018, the 8th Pals Battalion St John’s Academy set off on the Battlefields Trip. Mrs T. Sinclair led the trip with much appreciated help from Mrs Carroll, Mr Wilson and Mrs S. Sinclair. The trip was a great success with day one including a visit to Brugge, a medieval historic settlement. The pupils enjoyed some time relaxing in the sun and exploring the local culture.
On day two we explored the Southern Lip of Ypres Salient where we visited Messines, the Pool of Peace, Sanctuary Wood, Hooge museum, Menin Road, Hill 60 and Black Watch Corner. The Pals were able to walk through an original World War One trench and experienced what it must have been like for our soldiers. Read more
The Extended Learning and Achievement Visit (ELAV) Report is now available. The ELAV took place on 27-28 March 2018, led by Quality Improvement Officers Donald MacLeod and Jennifer Sorrie.
On receiving the report Mr Hagney, Headteacher of St John’s RC Academy, commented, “I am delighted that this report is so positive. I want to express my thanks to the ELAV team, and to pupils, parents, staff and school partners who engaged so positively with them. The team praised the school for many areas of our work, and I’m particularly pleased that they saw our young people as a key strength. They described them as polite, engaged in learning, interacting positively in a respectful and positive way. Read more
On Saturday 23 June, Perth will welcome a signature Year of Young People festival to the North Inch and City Centre.
This festival will feature Ministry of Sound, Local young bands, a youth market, health and wellbeing village and much more.