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29 September 2017 – Nursery and Primary

Dear Parents and Carers

As we approach the end of the first term of the year, I am writing to you to thank you once again for all the support you give to us through your children.

Things in the nursery and primary departments have got off to a flying start this year!  Pupils have been involved in a whole host of different learning activities.  Our nursery children have been learning about the seasons and have been harvesting their vegetables in the community garden and the apples and pears in our own orchard.  Thanks to all our parents who have joined us for nursery ‘stay and play’ and the primary ‘soft starts’. Children have been involved in outdoor education sessions – and we hope to be bringing more outdoor learning experiences across the primary school this year.  There has been some more playground improvements with new numeracy markings – and teachers have been using these effectively to teach number bonds.  P6 began their John Muir Award at Quarrymill which was very successful – and  a member of the public even contacted me simply to compliment our pupils and their positive behaviour. Read more

25 August 2017 – All through

Dear Parents and Carers

As I write this, the new academic year is well underway.  Over the past fortnight we have welcomed new cohorts of pupils into nursery, P1 and S1.  We’ve also welcomed around 20 new pupils across the school into other year groups. We continue to be a popular choice for many parents and young people and we are encouraged by the faith the families of Perth and Kinross have shown in our school.  This trust is crucial as we aim to do the best we can to enable every child at St John’s RC Academy to succeed. Read more

28 June 2017 – All Through

Dear Parents and Carers

As the academic year comes to a close, I wanted to very briefly thank you for all your support over the past twelve months in helping us to provide great learning experiences for all the children and young people in St John’s RC Academy.

As I write this blog, our newsletter is being finalised and I have an opportunity there to reflect on the term and the past year.  Please take the time to read over the successes of our children and young people in what has been a busy, busy year! Read more

31 March – Nursery and Primary

Dear Parents and Carers

As we approach the end of term once again, I wanted to write to you to keep you updated and to wish you and your family a happy Easter.

In the nursery and primary we’ve been working really hard this term (as always!)  The leadership of our young people has been outstanding, and demonstrated through our P3’s successful Toast Café, the P4s leading the Stations of the Cross, the P5s and their St Patrick’s Day assembly, and all the fantastic fundraising activities too!  Our P7 show, Ali Baba and the Bongo Bandits was a great success!  The pupils’ acting, singing and dancing were great and the audiences really appreciated all the puns!  Well done to Mrs Rees, Miss Brown and all the staff and pupils who created the show. Read more

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.

24 February 2017 – All through

Dear Parents and Carers

After our very welcome short break, it was back to work this week across the nursery and school.  Before the break, we celebrated our Rights Respecting Schools days across the school. On Monday we focussed on the Global Goals and Tuesday was the Day for Change where we thought about our right to play and rest. The children (and staff!) in the nursery and primary really embraced the theme and came dressed in a variety of fabulous costumes of games and game characters…including monopoly characters, twister boards, PAC man, Mario Brothers, scrabble letters and boards! We raised money for pennies for the playgrounds appeal too. Read more