Yesterday the Depute First Minister, Mr John Swinney, announced that all SQA qualifications will be assessed using an Alternative Certification Model and not through exams in 2021. I have prepared a summary of what this means for our S4-6 pupils, which is below.
What a unique week! This special ‘soft start’ or transition week has been really helpful as we help our pupils adapt to our school’s return. We have been keeping very busy preparing and we are looking forward to everyone being back on Monday.
This week has been unique! Not only have we returned to school after nearly 5 months, we were greeted on Wednesday to lightning, thunder and a flooded turning circle! All to announce the arrival of our new pupils!
I am writing to you to give you an update on the latest figures
from our school leavers (2018-19). These
figures are released at the end of February each year and are (once again) among
the most positive results the school has ever had, so it is only right I share
these with you, the parents of our young people who have achieved so much. Education research continually points to the
importance of your role in the success of young people at school – your support,
engagement and encouragement make a huge difference to your children, so you
rightly share in their successes, together with the teaching staff of St John’s
Academy who work so hard to help our pupils achieve their potential.
I hope this finds you and your family safe and well. I hope too that you had an enjoyable Easter holiday.
Term 4 begins
today and we are hoping that all our learners will be doing their best to
re-engage with their learning. The
importance of having a routine during these challenging times can’t be
overstated, and we hope school-supported learning will be an important part of
this. If you are experiencing any
difficulties in engaging with our learning – from nursery to secondary – please
contact the school office for advice and support.
After writing formally to you so often over the past few days, I am returning to the blog.
I just wanted to write a note of reassurance to you. I know a number of parents are concerned and frustrated (in equal measure) as they try to get online, access resources, sort out glitches and all the rest, so that they can get their children settled and working. Please do not worry too much about this – we’re in it for the long haul, I think. We will get there. And I promise we will be doing our best to sort out any issues you have.
Dundee’s Hulltoon & Coldside hosted ma Address to a Haggis this year 🔥
Cheers tae Rhonda at ma local Butchers fir being oor ‘honest sonsie face’ at the stairt 😄
Happy Burns Night aabdy x
I have a message for all the little girls and boys out there who dream of growing up to be superheroes: Superheroes walk among us.
They’re teachers, doctors, scientists, vaccine researchers—and you can grow up to be like them too.
Higher art students were asked to draw an individual still life item or an eye for their expressive portfolio. The outcomes are stunning and a credit to their hard work and artistic talent. Well done Higher art students, you are doing an amazing job! NJ #pkcremotelearningpic.twitter.com/sjus…
Applications for 2021/22 places in the Council’s ELC settings are now open at my.pkc.gov.uk/servic….
If your child already attends a Council nursery, you must also complete an application form to confirm their place from Aug 2021.
Please see NEW dates for Sensory Parent Training running LIVE via Microsoft Teams. To book a space please go to eventbrite.co.uk and search for "NHS Tayside Virtual Parent Sensory Training" 👍 pic.twitter.com/0uI5…
Applications for Early Learning & Childcare (ELC) places in Perth & Kinross Council settings in 2021/22 open online after 12noon on Monday 18 January 2021.
For more information on childcare provision in the Perth and Kinross area, visit pkc.gov.uk/families.