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Leavers

Pupils that are leaving school are now required to complete an online leavers form.

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COVID 19 Advice to Parents/Carers

The Council has understandably received enquiries from schools and parents in relation to advice regarding coronavirus (COVID-19).  Please click the link below to access important national guidance and advice we have been asked to follow:

Term 2 Newsletter 2019-2020

Our second term newsletter for 2019-2020 has been published.  Click below to download a copy.

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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