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2021 S1-6 Awards Ceremony

Gather together, sit back and enjoy our celebration of the many successes of our S1-6 young people!

This year our Keynote Speaker is St Johnstone manager, Callum Davidson, giving his very own teamtalk to our pupils. We are grateful to him for taking the time to speak with us after a long, challenging and historic season.

St John’s RC Academy Awards Ceremony 2021
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All of our school honours the successes of the pupils of the secondary school for their endeavour and their achievements over the past year.

After a year like no other, this digital ceremony includes highlights of the year, speeches by the outgoing Head Boy and Girl, Grant Murray and Lucy Fraser, and the welcoming in of a new team of senior prefects to the school, including new Head Girl, Calista Donald and Head Boy, Jack Liddlell. 

Keynote speaker, Callum Davidson, manager of double cup winning side St Johnstone FC, gives an inspirational speech. Mr Davidson recalls his own challenges through life and how he had to believe in himself and ‘stand up and fight’ for his belief.  He speaks of Shaun Rooney’s season which started with him not being able to get a game, but through his own efforts and hard work, he got into the team and scored in both the League Cup and Scottish Cup finals.  Mr Davidson says, “Shaun’s story is a credit to himself and probably an inspiration to everyone.  There’s a lesson in his story. When you leave school it will be difficult, it will be hard, but you must have the courage to believe in yourself to go and do something special.  Keep working hard, keep having the courage to do the right things and most importantly, go and enjoy yourself.  If you find something you love, you’ll enjoy it and have a great time”.

Mr Seán Hagney, the Headteacher of St John’s Academy, addresses the school awards ceremony for the final time as he takes up the post of Headteacher of St John’s High School, Dundee, after the summer.  Mr Hagney thanks everyone for their contribution to the school during this challenging year, and for the determination, resilience and grit which pupils and staff have shown in abundance.  He congratulats all the award winners and wishes the school leavers every success in the future.  Recalling the school’s motto, he says that , “I hope you will always seek the good in yourselves, in others, and seek the good of others, especially those most vulnerable in our society.  If you live your lives in this way, you will make us all very proud.”

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A full list of awards is here.