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Ethiopia study trip with SCIAF

Interim Headteacher, Seán Hagney, recently visited Ethiopia as part of a SCIAF study trip for Scottish teachers.  His story recently featured in the Scottish Catholic Observer and can be downloaded here.  Mr Hagney will be talking about his journey to Ethiopia and the people he met there over the coming months, as well as helping SCIAF to produce resources for Scottish schools. Read more

Post-results Service: What happens at St John’s RC Academy

Parents, carers and SQA candidates have been made aware of the changes to the SQA appeals system over the course of the last year. In short, the old appeals system has changed to a ‘results service’.  This service is very different from what was previously in place.  For clarity, the school’s policy is outlined here. This policy reflects the guidance offered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority in Post-results Service — Guidance for Centres (March 2014).

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Know the score – information for parents

All parents worry about their children. They want to keep them from harm. But while many parents are concerned about drugs, they may not feel that they know much about them. Some parents are not sure what to say about drugs and they don’t have much confidence that their children will want to listen. Read more

Making our uniform uniform…

In St John’s RC Academy we ‘Seek the Good’ in ourselves, in others and in every aspect of our lives.

We are proud to be part of our community and we have agreed a uniform which we are proud to wear. Read more

St John’s RC Academy Awards Ceremony 2014 – by Ross Gardiner

St John’s RC Academy celebrated another successful year by hosting their annual awards ceremony on Tuesday 20th May. The guest speaker was St Johnstone local hero Tommy Campbell, whose stories from his extensive footballing career entertained proud parents and special guests, including Bishop Stephen Robson and Bill Atkinson, Executive Depute Director of Education and Children’s Services, before the awards were given out. Read more

Important information from the Catholic Education Commission

We would like to draw your attention to a letter from the Parental Involvement Group of the Catholic Education Commission regarding a ‘religious observance’ survey by the Scottish Parent Teachers Council.

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Football Mascots! By Caragh McAninch – P7

Olivia Swan (P6) and Peter McAninch (P2) were picked to be Celtic Football Club mascots at the St Johnstone vs Celtic game earlier this month.  It was a very exciting time for their family, friends, and classmates and of course, them!  Read more

Our School Report from HMI

In February 2014, Her Majesty’s Inspectors from Education Scotland visited our all-through school for a week and inspected aspects of our work.  In April 2014, they published their report.  In particular they aimed to answer the questions:

  • How well do children and young people learn and achieve?
  • How well does the school support children and young people to develop and learn?
  • How well does the school improve the quality of its work?

The inspectors sought the views of pupils, parents, staff and partners, evaluated the quality of written evidence we provided and observed pupils in lessons and activities throughout the week.  Read more

S2 Ski Trip – Website

For up to date information about the annual St John’s RC Academy S2 Ski Trip to Pila (Aosta Valley, Italy) please visit the dedicated website -

Curriculum News

We’ve made some recent updates to our Curriculum News section.  Please click on the ‘Curriculum News’ link on the menu above to find out more.