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Consultation on P7-S1 Admissions Policy

A consultation on the local authority’s admissions policy has been launched.  The proposal is to make a limited variation to the School Admission Policy for Perth and Kinross Council schools from school session 2020/2021. The limited changes relate to ensuring pupils living in Perth and Kinross are awarded appropriate priority for school places and pupils transferring to secondary school from feeder primaries are awarded appropriate priority.

This policy will affect the children, young people and families of our school, so I ask those with an interest to share your views.  The consultation can be accessed here:

https://www.pkc.gov.uk/article/21459/Proposals-and-Consultation-to-vary-the-Perth-and-Kinross-Council-School-Admission-Policy

This consultation closes on 24 January 2020.

St John’s RC Academy receives prestigious Unicef UK Gold Award

Headteacher of St John’s Academy, Seán Hagney, said: “We are delighted to renew our Gold Status as a Rights Respecting School, and this award from Unicef UK, underlines our focus on promoting the rights of children and young people. As a school community, understanding our inalienable rights helps us to better understand our role in our world as active, global citizens, and how we can make a positive difference to one another’s lives. I want to thank the pupils from across our nursery, primary and secondary, their parents and our staff who have contributed to achieving this prestigious award.”

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Fairtrade Group News

Our Fairtrade Group are delighted to announce that we have successfully renewed our Fairachiever Fairtrade status. This award is given to schools who have fully embedded the use of Fairtrade into their daily life and who take action/hold events to raise awareness of Fairtrade in their local community.

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Information for parents/carers: access to the internet

Access to the internet, social media and online gaming are opening up a world of possibilities for our children.  As our children grow up, we need to help them to understand how to access the online world responsibly and safely.

https://www.thinkuknow.co.uk/parents/ is an excellent starting point for parents and carers.  There are video guides and lots of helpful advice on the site (for parents of both primary and secondary aged pupils) – and it doesn’t assume you already know what’s available.

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Parent Council News – Oct 2019

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

Welcome to the Parent Council! We have a great opportunity at our school to be able to contribute towards the education and recreation of our young people from age 3-18. We have 4 meetings throughout the year which follows an agenda however it is very informal in every other way. Lots of laughs, tea, coffee and biccies! Occasionally we have guest speakers on a variety of subjects. If you feel you have something which you wish to find out more about or have a contact for an organisation that you would like to invite along, we would be delighted to hear from you.

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N3 and N4 Parent Reporting Meetings

Once again it is time to make arrangements for parents to meet with their child’s Key Workers to discuss their children’s progress. We will continue to use our online booking system.

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Nursery Reporting (N5 pupils)

Monday 11 November – 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Tuesday 12 November – 9.00am – 10.00am – 11.00am – 12noon  – 1.00pm – 3.00pm

Wednesday 13 November – 5.30pm – 7.30pm

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