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.”
Pupil Leadership Team 2018 – 2019
We are delighted to announce our new Pupil Leadership Team for 2018 – 2019.
We believe that these young people will do a fantastic job and will serve our community well. We are sure you will join us in congratulating these young people for this great achievement.
As I write, we are busy ensuring that all the various transitions within St John’s RC Academy are underway and helping all the children and young people get to know what’s in store from them next session. For nursery children, we have various occasions for parents/carers and the children to visit and meet the class teachers. Today we have ‘bumpy-up’ day in the primary, and the children from P1-6 are spending time with the teacher they will have next session. Our P7s are currently on their 2 day induction in the secondary, where we are welcoming children from our cluster primaries and 12 other primaries from across Perth and Kinross. Our S1-3 have already moved into S2-4, and we welcomed back our new S5 and S6 at the beginning of this week. We’re still working with a number of our school leavers, including our outgoing S6, until the end of term to make sure they have sound plans for their future.
Since the start of the final term of 2017/18 we have been busy right across the whole school. While many of our nursery pupils are getting ready for P1, our P7 pupils are preparing for S1, and we have been saying our farewells to our outgoing S6 and leavers in the Senior Phase.
It’s the final day of a long term! Before we take our well deserved break, I just wanted to draw your attention to our Nursery News and our whole school newsletter which cover the last term in the school.
I would also wish to thank all our parents, pupils and staff who took part in the recent Local Authority visit to the school. The initial feedback has been very positive indeed. The report will be published in due course, and I am sure it will be a report of which we can, as a whole community, be very proud. As always, there will also be lessons to learn and helpful advice on how to improve further but I can assure you that the report will reflect our positive relationships, our Catholic ethos, our improving attainment and achievements, and our commitment to getting it right for every child. Read more
It is nearly Easter! The end of the long term is nearly here and I just wanted to write to you to update you about a couple of things.
We are racing through Term 3 and the February break is fast approaching! So far this term we have been busy working hard in classes, and most of our senior pupils have been undertaking assessment opportunities (prelims). We are now very much in the run up to SQA examinations for N5, Higher and Advanced Higher candidates and I would encourage them to make the very best use of the short period of time which is left between now and May. Please also remember that study support classes are available for most subjects, and specific individual feedback can be requested from any teacher by a pupil if they are unclear about any aspect of their learning. Advice on supporting your child is also available on the Parentzone website.
February is also the month of listening for us here at St John’s RC Academy. We are currently asking for feedback from pupils, parents, partners and staff about how we are doing, and what we should do next to improve. Parents and carers should have received an email inviting you to take part in this annual survey. If you have this, please take the time to complete it and if you have not, please contact the office and we will arrange for you to receive this. Read more