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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

2014/15 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

Parent Council News

Thank you to everyone who helped, donated, supported and came along to the Easter Fayre. The Fayre was a great success and raised a fabulous £1462!  This money will be used to support the children and young people across the school.

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

The Parent Council continues to meet and strives to ensure positive engagement with the school community especially the parents. We are a vibrant, lively and welcoming group and genuinely have a good, balanced meeting ensuring everyone is made welcome. Read more

22 January 2016 – Focus on Primary

Dear Parents/Carers

As we move through January the weather continues to prove challenging!  In classrooms though, we’ve been keeping active developing skills.  I’ve been keeping busy being in classes across the primary and secondary departments looking at cooperative learning in action.

On Tuesday, I attended the Parents’ Council.  Once again it was a very positive meeting – please remember all parents are welcome.  I spoke about the National Improvement Framework (NIF) which is an important document from Scottish Government asking schools to focus on: Read more