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.
FM has announced all P4-7 will return on 15 March with a phased return for S1-6. 👏 All back after Easter. I’ll write to parents/carers after further SG and LA guidance is issued to enable our planning. SPH #StaySafe#SeektheGood
A very successful cooking live with S3 HFT yesterday! It was great to have so many pupils joining in and showing off their fantastic fajitas! Keep up the good work!! If you want to join in also video of the lesson is attached below- youtu.be/eJTQJKF9RRg 😋🌯 #pkcremotelearingpic.twitter.com/J36Q…
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We're hosting a session for parents and carers of S2/S3 pupils this Thursday. Find out more and register here 👇
May the example of so many doctors and healthcare workers who have risked their life to the point of losing it due to the #pandemic move us to feeling truly grateful for how generously, and sometimes heroically, they carry out their profession.
The First Minister has just announced that P4-7 and more senior pupils in S4-6 will likely return to school from 15 March (tbc next week I think?), + all pupils will return after the Easter holidays, if we continue to suppress the virus. SPH #StayAtHome#protectourNHS#SaveLives
Mud, mud glorious mud. Outdoor in the nursery garden today there was a hive of activity as our children returned to in school learning. Enjoying our worm hunt with friends. AB @st_johnsacademypic.twitter.com/tujt…
Star light, star bright,
First star I see tonight.
Wish I may, I wish I might,
Have the wish I wish tonight.
Discover 10 beautiful new songs on the Bookbug app today, including lullabies full of love to rock your babies to sleep to this #ValentinesDay. 💛