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19 January 2018 – All through

Dear Parents/Carers

Welcome back to 2018!  Christmas seems like a distant memory, but I hope you had a wonderful time with your children over the festive holiday.

We are now back in full swing, even if the weather is trying its best to disrupt us!  This term we have already had our S2 parents’ reporting and information evening, and more will follow in the coming weeks.  There have been some tweaks to our secondary curriculum and we are explaining what this will mean for your son/daughter then – so please do come along if you can. Read more

20 November 2017 – Secondary

Dear Parents and Carers

Since the start of Term 2, things in the secondary have been focused on classroom learning.  In the senior school, pupils are very busy completing coursework and preparing for tests, final pieces of work and exams.  Don’t forget to encourage your child to come along to extra supported study classes.  Information can be accessed here.

Learning, of course, also involves lots of opportunities outside our classrooms to extend and deepen our learning.  We have recently used some of our additional funding for this year to secure a modern apprentice and additional time with our Outdoor Learning specialist.  Lots of our young people (in the primary and secondary) are gaining from new opportunities this session. Read more

Performance Data Published

In order to help raise attainment and support school improvement, information is gathered annually on the attainment and destinations of school leavers across Scotland.

The information presented here is designed to give parents a view of how schools are meeting the challenges facing Scottish education today:

  • equipping children and young people with the skills, experience and attitudes needed in the 21st century,
  • raising attainment for all, and
  • ensuring every child has the same opportunity to succeed.

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.

Parent Council News

A message from Julie Flynn, Chair of our Parent Council:

Hi Parents, Carers and Young People of St John’s RC Academy

Just a brief update to let you know what we are up to in the Parent Council.  I like to keep you all in the loop and share with you what we are doing to support the school community and your children. Read more

Positive Care Inspectorate report for St John’s Academy Nursery

Our Nursery was visited by the Care Inspectorate on 5th February 2016.  The Inspection Report has now been published and highlights a number of areas of very good and excellent practice.

It was identified that the Nursery makes excellent use of the environment both within the nursery and around the rest of the school providing opportunities for stimulating play using areas such as the gym, drama studio, sensory room, noisy quiet, wee room, outdoor classroom and library. They also highlighted that staff are experienced, skilled, enthusiastic and motivated and ensure that our children are provided with a variety of experiences which interest and challenge them. Read more