Originating in Canada, YPI is now an international programme and is delivered in secondary schools across Scotland. The programme is principally funded and managed in Scotland by The Wood Foundation and St John’s RC Academy has been delivering the programme to S3 pupils for a number of years.
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is an active citizenship programme that raises awareness amongst young people about philanthropy and their local community. Each participating school, each year is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI Grant to a local charity through a unique programme of team work, research and competition. YPI Scotland is all about creativity and passion, leaving the four walls of the classroom behind, and supporting the issues young people care most about. This session, as in past sessions, our S3 pupils have met with a number of volunteers, staff members and charity representatives to research and gather information about their chosen charities. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all the charity personnel that worked with our pupils for the time and commitment they have shown to them and our school community. Read more
Once again, the school organised a very successful skiing trip to Pila in Italy.
35 pupils from S2 took part in the trip, and a fantastic time was enjoyed by all.
Many thanks to the staff (Mr Barker, Mrs Sandilands, Miss Lynch, Mr Simpson and Mr McManamon) who helped to organise and manage all aspects of the trip. Read more
Please note that the Campus will re-open to the public on Saturday, 3 March 2018. The library will open at 10am. The Campus will close at 4pm on both Saturday and Sunday. If you are planning to attend an organised event then please check with the organisers as some have chosen to postpone/cancel events over the weekend.
Please assume that the school will re-open as usual on Monday. Normal severe weather procedures will apply, so we will update parents/carers should this change. Click here to find out how we communicate closures.
Please note all schools in Perth and Kinross will be closed to pupils and staff on Friday, 2 March 2018 due to the severe weather warnings in place. Staff should work from home. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding and support. Please see www.pkc.gov.uk/schoolclosures
Please note all schools in Perth and Kinross will be closed to pupils on Thursday, 1 March 2018 due to the severe weather warnings in place. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding and support. Read more
Please click the link below to access the Assessment Opportunities timetable.
S4 – In line with other PKC schools, there will be no study leave during these assessment opportunities and pupils will return to class (and study) when not in an exam.
S5/6 -Pupils in S5/6 will be granted study leave from Monday 22 January to Friday 2nd February 2018 (inclusive).
Assessment Opportunities Timetable
Our second term newsletter for 2017-18 has been published.
Click on the link to download a copy.
Newsletter Term 2 17-18