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Better Place – Better Health Project 2017

Eighteen of our S2 pupils worked with Students from The University of Dundee from November 2016 to February 2017 on the Better Places – Better Health Project. This project allowed the young people to investigate and deliver their ideas on the current issue -  how do we attract and include everyone to experience the aspects of the city that are emerging, and consider a holistic approach to environmental health and wellbeing?

Our Young people created two models and presented their ideas to Allan Watt, Director of the Waterfront Project and his team.  Our young people received positive feedback from Allan and he plans to speak with them again as some of the ideas presented by the young people are similar to the Waterfront Project’s plans for the city.

Slessor Gardens Mask Exhibition

Mental Health Awareness Week 2017

One of the main events of the Heart Tay Heart week will be the mask exhibition in Slessor Gardens, starting Friday 21st April at 12 noon.

More than 150 young people from St John's RC High have created masks to show the many faces of mental health and their masks will become part of the exhibition which will be open to the public.

 

Dundee & District Table Tennis Championships March 2017

Well done to Jacob Munro who won 3 of his age group titles at yesterday's (13/3/17) Dundee & District Table Tennis Championships.

Burgess Short Story Prize Giving Ceremony 2017

St. John’s is delighted that two of our pupils were awarded prizes at the Burgess Short Story Prize Giving Ceremony in the City Chambers last night.  The competition, held annually by the City Burgess Charity, invites S3 pupils across Dundee to write and submit original short stories.  This year’s theme was Superheroes – Real or Imagined.  The judges commended the high standard of entries.  The assembled guests and dignitaries listened to Jessica Mannion read her wonderful story about women’s rights and the Suffrage Movement which was awarded Second Prize overall.  Lena Macaulay was awarded one of three prizes nominated for “Worthy Mention”.  Well done to both girls, maintaining the tradition of St. John’s success in this competition – we were the first winners four years ago.

 

 

 

St John's Cluster Dance Show

St John's Cluster Dance Show

Friday 17th March 2017 6:30 - 9.15pm

An opportunity to witness the up and coming talent our primary schools have to offer. As well as our hugely successful St John's dance teams.

Come along and support our revolution girls get to the National Champtionships in Stoke to defend their national title.

Free Entry - Donations appreciated.

Raffle Prizes to be won.

 

Dundee Parents Blog

I am delighted to inform you that we now have a Dundee Parents Blog.  This has been designed to share and celebrate news from Dundee schools, learners and parents.  This blog is to be another way of communicating between Dundee City Council and parents across the city and will share key pieces of information, upcoming events and achievements.

https://blogs.glowscotland.org.uk/dd/dundeeparents/

Scottish Open Junior and Schoolboy Boxing Championships 2017

St John's pupils performed well at the Scottish Open Junior and Schoolboy Boxing Championships in Motherwell. Lennon Mitchell is the 70kg Scottish champion  and John Reilly the 54kg Scottish champion. Another pupil, Sam Hickey. is currently in Russia at a three week training camp in preparation for the Junior Commonwealth games.

 

Dundee Secondary Schools Dance Festival 2017

St John's dance teams have completed a treble at the Dundee Active Schools Dance Competition in the Caird Hall on Thursday 2nd March 2017. Our dance groups performed in front of 900 spectators picked up gold in all three categories - Street Dance , Contemporary and Open. The girls work extremely hard and it showed on the night. What a fantastic achievement for the groups. Well done   

Playlist for Life

Pupils from St Johns having been working in partnership with United for All and Dundee United Football Club to create playlists for residents of St Joseph's Care Home. Residents (many of whom are dementia suffers) received suitable CD/MP3 players with individualised playlists. This project allows residents to enjoy their own personal music playlists to encourage mental stimulation and wellbeing by listening to familiar music.

A video of our pupils at St Josephs Care Home is available here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8rt0Anm1eE8&feature=youtu.be

Playlist for life is a national project, More information can be found here http://www.playlistforlife.org.uk/#2946