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We Are Writers 2017

Copies of We Are Writers 2017 can be ordered at the Book Fair which arrives on the 22nd November. A letter will be sent home on Monday 13th November with order details. Payments can now be made via ParentPay.

Pupils included in the year's edition can be found here.


Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will run in the Library from 22nd November to the 28th November. More details to follow very soon.

Future Asset Conference September 2017

In September a group of business education students attended the Future Asset Conference in Edinburgh, this event was targeted towards S5 girls across Scotland, aiming to underline the fact that gender should never be seen as a barrier to progressing in whatever career you choose.

Our S5 girls who attended the event demonstrated their interpersonal skills, thinking outside the box, resilience, problem solving and inquiry skills.

There were talks, workshops and interactive experiences with successful, inspirational speakers from a range of careers and professions.  These included Jayne-Anne Gadhia (CEO of Virgin Money), Nicola Sturgeon (First Minister of Scotland) and Ross Jennings, (The First Piper) who is a Guinness World Record holding adventurer!

Jayne-Anne Gadhia (CEO of Virgin Money),

Nicola Sturgeon (First Minister of Scotland)

Ross Jennings, (The First Piper) who is a Guinness World Record holding adventurer!

St John's High School S5 Girls



P6/7 Information Evening - 8th November 2017

Our P6/7 Information Evening will take place on Wednesday 8 November 2017 at 6.30 pm.


On Wednesday 6th September, seniors from the Art and Design department visited the DCA. The experience at the venue saw pupils working alongside others schools in the community of Dundee, analysing artworks and sharing their own responses on paintings both weird and wonderful. One of the seniors commented that the event “helped with new vocabulary and understanding how to talk about different artworks”, whilst another said the visit to Dundee Contemporary Arts on the Perth road “helped me learn how to describe and analyse paintings and design. This will help me in my final exam and make my responses more sophisticated”. Visiting the gallery space, pupils worked with and beside their peers, bringing back some exciting discussions about the artwork on display back to the classroom that afternoon.

Seniors can continue their practice (both practical and critical) in the department at lunchtimes and evening study support sessions.



Parent Council Date Change

Please not the date change of the next Parent Council Meeting. It is no longer on the 8th November, it will now take place on the 15th November.

Parent Council Dates 2017/18

Tuesday 5th September 2017  - AGM

Wednesday 15th November 2017 (please note this is a date change)

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Wednesday 16th May 2018

They are all at 6.00pm in the Conference Room.

Enterprising Maths June 2017

Congratulations for securing the 1st place overall in this year's competition as well as winning 3 out of the 5 events. Well done!

Dundee School Athletics Winners

Congratulations to Maria for winning the silver medal in the shot put.

Congratulations to Nathan for winning gold in the Senior Long Jump with a distance of 5.75m.

Chris Rolf Award June 2017

Congratulations  to St John's pupils for gaining Commended and Highly Commended awards in the Chris Rolf Award for Modern Languages.