As I write, we are busy ensuring that all the various transitions within St John’s RC Academy are underway and helping all the children and young people get to know what’s in store from them next session. For nursery children, we have various occasions for parents/carers and the children to visit and meet the class teachers. Today we have ‘bumpy-up’ day in the primary, and the children from P1-6 are spending time with the teacher they will have next session. Our P7s are currently on their 2 day induction in the secondary, where we are welcoming children from our cluster primaries and 12 other primaries from across Perth and Kinross. Our S1-3 have already moved into S2-4, and we welcomed back our new S5 and S6 at the beginning of this week. We’re still working with a number of our school leavers, including our outgoing S6, until the end of term to make sure they have sound plans for their future.
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Since the start of the final term of 2017/18 we have been busy right across the whole school. While many of our nursery pupils are getting ready for P1, our P7 pupils are preparing for S1, and we have been saying our farewells to our outgoing S6 and leavers in the Senior Phase.
On the 20th and 21st of June, St John’s RC Academy celebrated our junior and senior award ceremonies, hosted by Depute Headteacher, Mr Hugh McAninch. This year, we were honoured to welcome our guest and keynote speaker Jackie Brierton, who was awarded an MBE award by the Queen for ‘services to enterprise’. Read more
On the 21st and 22nd of June, St John’s RC Academy celebrated our S1-2 and S3-6 award ceremonies, hosted by Depute Headteacher, Mr Hugh McAninch. This year, we were honoured to have distinguished guest Mr John Swinney MSP. John Swinney is our local MSP, Depute First Minister and Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills. He spoke of his learning journey and the importance of education on individuals, on families and on our country. Mr Swinney also spoke highly of our school, praising our ethos and achievements, and celebrating the individual achievements of our young people. We were also blessed with the return of Mrs Audrey May who came to receive a deserved Papal award for her contribution to Catholic Education. The award, Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, is a high honour given by the Vatican at the petition of Bishop Stephen Robson. Mrs May, dressed as always for the occasion, said that she felt very unworthy to receive this, but accepted it as a gift and a grace.