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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.

UDO National Champions

Congratulations to our dance troop, Revolution for winning the U Do IT! National Schools Championships in Stoke in June 2017. The girls won gold in all three categories, Street, Contemporary and Irish.



Children’s Hearings Learning and Development event at Dundee College. June 2017

On the 10th of June Gabi, Clodagh and Jay (All S4) gave a presentation at the Children’s Hearings Learning and Development event at Dundee College. The pupils had workshopped four pieces of Drama exploring the reasons why a young person might not want to attend a panel hearing. Their performances were very well received, and gave delegates much to discuss.

P7 Transition in the Art Department



Up in the realms of the Art and Design department, visiting p7 pupils had the opportunity to use their imagination in an assortment of practical activities and creative writing tasks. Working together in groups, Pupils were encouraged to explore and experiment with collage, printmaking and paper layering to produce an animal, insect or environment.

The exciting and energetic collaboration, completed by 200 pupils, shows wonderful and experimental approaches that take place in the subject and currently has pride of place in the heart of St. John’s.

2013 SFA Performance School Intake Graduation

2013 SFA Performance School Intake Graduation

Saturday 27th May 2017

Our SFA Elite Performance Players who joined us in August 2013 graduated on Saturday 27th May 2017 at Hampden Park.  They were presented with their medals and certificates by Malky Mckay, SFA Performance Director, Iain Jenkins, SFA Elite Performance Coach and our very own Kieran Freeman who was part of the SFA Performance School at St John’s RC High School 2012-2016.  Kieran spoke about the benefits of being part of the SFA Performance School and passionately about his new club Southampton FC.

Mrs McLagan, Mrs Sinclair, Iain Jenkins and Liam McGraw were delighted and very proud to celebrate the achievements of our players with them and their families.

Show Racism The Red Card May 2017


May 3, 2017

Dundee United were delighted to host the Show Racism the Red Card team at Tannadice today for an anti-racism educational event with local pupils from St John’s High School. The event was made possible through funding from ArabTRUST who have supported the campaign since it started in Scotland.

The event featured a carousel of educational workshops exploring assumptions about racism, looking at stereotypes and reasons why people move. Following a stadium tour delivered by in-house historians from the Dundee United Business Club, the focal point of the event was immigration, which was made extra special as first team players Tony Andreu, William Edjenguélé, Wato Kuaté and Jassem Sukar joined in during the workshops to share their life stories as immigrants to Scotland. In the afternoon, the pupils had the opportunity to act as media journalists in role play activities and posed some tough questions to Tony, William, Wato and Jassem.

Brooke Coventry Wins Gold

Congratulations to Brooke Coventry for winning The Leng Medal in the Music Centre, Bell Street, Dundee on Tuesday 25th April 2017.

The competition was the yearly Gold Leng Medal competition with around thirty competitors from a wide range of schools within Dundee and Angus.

Time Capsule Opened April 2017

Mrs Laura Christie with current S6 pupils about to leave St John’s after the forthcoming SQA examinations. They held a lunch to open a time capsule, designed in First Year by the class under the guidance of Mrs Christie [then Miss Rourke]. The pupils deposited pictures, questions to their future selves and other memorabilia. The time capsule was opened at the lunch and the contents reviewed. All had a nostalgic time!