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.
Congratulations to all our candidates on their success in SQA courses this year. As a school, our results this year are broadly in line with previous years, when we achieved some of the best results in our school’s history. The quality of our pupils’ achievements is down to their hard work and the evidence they have produced throughout the year. Their grades are no less than they rightly deserve. Well done to you all.
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.
Today we celebrated the life of our classmate Allmeria Oliver + dedicated 'The Allmeria' in her honour. Pic shows P5M w/Allmeria's mum and dad, guests, Canon Steven, Mrs MacLagan and Mr Hagney. Thank you to Mr Smith for making the new sign based on P5 designs. SPH #SeektheGoodpic.twitter.com/l7xg…
Doing a college course as part of your school timetable can help you grow your confidence and skills
Applications are still open for our School College Partnership Courses, including #FoundationApprenticeships
📹Find out what it’s like coming to college youtu.be/0umsAYN6DCk
During our Health Week P1s have been exercising their right to play and rest. They’ve been making the most of the outdoors with our play pod resources then relaxing back in class. #uncrc#article31 JCJ pic.twitter.com/jUQW…
With the Scottish Parliamentary Elections taking place this week, we encourage all our senior pupils to consider using their right to vote. Details on each of the main political party aims are available to read in the senior study area of the dining hall. @st_johnsacademypic.twitter.com/L3Dl…
Very much looking forward to seeing all our learners back in nursery and school tomorrow! Mitigations will be in place so keep following the guidance and remember to take your test if you are a secondary pupil. 👀 gov.scot/publication… SPH #SeektheGood
#WhateverTheWeather play idea 🌦💨🌧☀🌤
It's a beautiful day for a colour walk!
On your walk can you spot all the colours of the rainbow?
You can adapt this activity to suit children’s interests. It could be numbers, letters from names, shapes. Ask children for their ideas. pic.twitter.com/sEZv…