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Term 3 Newsletter

Click on the link to download a copy of the St John’s RC Academy 2015 term 3 newsletter.

New Performance Data Published

In order to help raise attainment and support school improvement, information is gathered annually on the attainment and destinations of school leavers across Scotland.  Click here to find the information for St John’s RC Academy.

Through the introduction of Curriculum for Excellence (CfE), schools are better able to meet the key challenges facing Scotland today:

  • Equipping children and young people with the skills, experience and attitudes needed in a 21st century economy (a need that was reiterated in the Report of the Commission on Developing Scotland’s Young Workforce, published in June 2014).
  • Ensuring more equitable life outcomes for children and young people.

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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.  Click here for information. Read more

School Partnership Agreement

For a number of years, young people and teachers from St John’s Academy have been travelling to Bucharest to volunteer in the Marie Curie Hospital.  The hospital has long associations with Tayside through the Mercy Sisters who were based in Dundee until recently, and Sr Aloysius in particular.  Our secondary school chaplain, Fr Colin Golden, has been actively fundraising for this work for many years.
During these visits, we have been building a relationship with the local all through Catholic school called St Joseph’s College (Colegiul Romano-Catolic Sf. Iosif).  Our staff and young people have met together, and there has been some sharing of learning between classes also.  Both St Joseph’s and St John’s are keen to develop this work much further so that we can learn together.

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Catholic Education Week 2015

Please click here to download the St John’s RC Academy Catholic Education Week 2015 newsletter.

Getting it Right…Keeping your Child Safe Event 2015

Please click here for more information regarding a major event being organised in Perth on Thursday 5th March 2015.

Perth and Kinross Council and partners aim to provide a free seminar for parents, carers and professionals based around the theme of ‘Keeping Your Child Safe.’ Read more

Easter Revision Courses @ Perth College

Perth College UHI will be running Easter Revision courses in Maths and English from the 6th – 10th of April.

Please click here for more information or contact Ms Cassidy via our school office.

Parents’ Evening Booking System

Following the very successful introduction of an on-line booking system at a number of other schools in Perth and Kinross, we have decided to implement the system at St John’s RC Academy for all primary and secondary 2014/15 parents’ evenings.

The system allows parents to select and book their own appointments on-line giving greater flexibility in organising their evening.

Parents who do not have access to a computer, can book their appointments via the school office.

Click here to access the St John’s RC Academy online booking system for parents.

Rights Respecting School Award: Level 2 report published

In November 2014, representatives from UNICEF UK visited our school, met with pupils, parents and staff and evaluated our progress as a Rights Respecting School.  As a result, we have achieved the Level 2 Award: a first for an all-through school in the UK.  You can read the full report by clicking here. Read more

Sports Comprehensive Gives Blood

Thursday 8th January 2015 saw the first blood donation session to be hosted within St John’s RC Academy. This allowed senior pupils and staff from both St John’s and our Sports Comprehensive partner, Perth Grammar, to give blood to the NHS. Read more