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Catholic Education week 2021

This year, the theme of Catholic Education Week is “Celebrating and Worshipping.”  In our Catholic schools the pandemic has taken its toll and disrupted our ability to come together. However, the pandemic has not disrupted the purpose and mission of our Catholic school, the celebration of our values and our unique ethos.

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P7 Leavers’ Assembly 2021

Our digital assembly is available to view. Our P7s celebrate their achievements throughout their primary school years, and the school recognises their contribution to making our school a great place to be.

We wish them all every success as they move to secondary within St John’s Academy.

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20 April 2020 – All through

Dear Parents and Carers,

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.

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25 March 2020 – All through

Dear Parents and Carers

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.

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21 February 2020 – All through

Dear Parents/Carers,

Our third school term is now well underway, and our children and young people are hard at work!  P7 are busy preparing for their school show, P3 will be welcoming parents, carers and friends to their Fairtrade Toast Café on 6 March, and many in P4 are preparing for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  We will also be celebrating World Book Day on 5 March!  Our secondary Fairtrade group will also be hosting a Fairtrade Coffee Morning on Shrove Tuesday – so we can be sure to use up the biscuits before the start of Lent!  During Lent we will be sending SCIAF boxes home to collect loose change – every penny makes a difference, so please support if you can.  In the coming weeks, we are looking forward to holding our own Careers Fair to help our primary and secondary pupils consider their future careers.  Senior pupils are completing National 3 and 4 courses, and many are preparing for National 5, Higher, Advanced Higher and other exams.  If you want to know how you can help your child prepare for exams, there’s some great advice from the National Parent Forum – click here.

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P2 Nativity and Christmas Show

Each year at St John’s RC Academy, our P2 classes are the stars (and the shepherds and the kings!) of our Nativity. Primary 2 are joined by children from across the primary school who sing Christmas songs as part of the whole show.

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Hitting Rock Bottom with P7

On Wednesday 27th March, Primary 7 performed ‘Rock Bottom’.  A show about an ordinary stone-age boy called Bobby who just wants to work for the prime time stone-age celebrity, Lord Lava, but his plans don’t always work out.  Secrets to success were revealed, friendships were formed in this ‘funny bone’ tickling musical extravaganza.  

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