Gather together, sit back and enjoy our celebration of the many successes of our S1-6 young people!
This year our Keynote Speaker is St Johnstone manager, Callum Davidson, giving his very own teamtalk to our pupils. We are grateful to him for taking the time to speak with us after a long, challenging and historic season.
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.”
This year's Senior Achievement Ceremony for S3-6 was celebrated on 5 June 2019, with Mr Hugh McAninch, former Depute Headteacher of St John's Academy and now Headteacher of Baldragon Academy, as our keynote speaker.
The summer term is here! Health Week is currently underway in our nursery and primary, with the secondary Health Week to come later in May. Our Bike Breakfast this morning was a great success (and thanks to Mr Antoniewicz for the brilliant picture). The exam season is ongoing, and as I write, many of our young people are sitting National 5 Mathematics. I wish all our candidates, across the whole range of courses, every success.
I wanted to write and update you on the latest figures from
our exam results. The figures released earlier this month are some of the best
the school has ever had, and is testament to the hard work of our young people,
the staff and the continual support we receive for you, the parents and carers
of our learners. These figures relate to
those young people who left at the end of last year, whether in S4, S5 or S6.
The Extended Learning and Achievement Visit (ELAV) Report is now available. The ELAV took place on 27-28 March 2018, led by Quality Improvement Officers Donald MacLeod and Jennifer Sorrie.
On receiving the report Mr Hagney, Headteacher of St John’s RC Academy, commented, “I am delighted that this report is so positive. I want to express my thanks to the ELAV team, and to pupils, parents, staff and school partners who engaged so positively with them. The team praised the school for many areas of our work, and I’m particularly pleased that they saw our young people as a key strength. They described them as polite, engaged in learning, interacting positively in a respectful and positive way. Read more