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Edinburgh International Book Festival

Monday 29th August 2016

Author Events include Lisa Heathfield, Katherine Howe and Anne Cassidy.

Bus leaves at 8am and should return by 4pm.

2012 SFA Performance School Intake Graduation

Mrs McLagan, Mrs Sinclair, Iain Jenkins and Liam McGraw attended the Graduation Ceremony of our first intake of SFA Elite Performance Players on Saturday 21st May 2016 at Hampden Park.

 

Since joining us in August 2012 the young people have developed into fine young adults.  We were very proud to join them and their families in celebrating their achievements.

 

The Players were presented with the medals and certificates by Gordon Strachan and Brian McClair

Music - Cluster Conversations

Find out more about music education opportunities in your local schools and community.  Followed by Q & A session.

Free tuition – Bands, Orchestras and Ensembles – Music Centre

St John’s RC High School

Harefield Road, Dundee

 Thursday 23rd June 2016 – 7.00 pm

With Kenny Christie, Education Support Officer

And members of

Dundee Instrumental Music Service

 

UCAS Link

Link to important information about higher education and the UCAS application process.

Click here to link to the UCAS information site.

https://www.ucasdigital.com/widgets/advisers/ucas-adviser-widget.html

ParentPay - Our New Online School Payment Service

Our school will go-live with ParentPay on 25th April 2016

 

The system is easy-to-use and offers parents the freedom to make online payments by credit or debit card, whenever and wherever they like, 24/7.

 

Parents will be sent individual letters detailing the account activation procedure nearer the time and user guides will be available online.

 

Can parents who haven’t already done so, please complete the annual data form issued on Friday 18th March and return to school ASAP with the email address included.

 

More details will follow but in the meantime, if you want to find out more about the ParentPay system, go to www.parentpay.com

 

We will of course continue to accept cash and cheque payments as necessary but we do hope that parents will use the new online facility. Less time spent in school on cash handling means more time is available to support the smooth running of the school. 

 

Getting It Right For Every Child

The Scottish Government has published a leaflet about a new law - the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014 - and how it will help children, young people and their families to get more support if they need it.

You can access this leaflet by clicking on the link below:

http://www.gov.scot/Resource/0046/00469648.pdf

 

Getting it right for every child - update

The Scottish Government is currently consulting on detailed guidance that supports parts of the Children and Young People (Scotland) Act 2014. This Act is a new law that will give children, young people and their families extra support and will encourage everyone to talk about children’s wellbeing using the same words. The consultation on the guidance is due to run until 1 May. It is mainly aimed at the people who support your child – including parents’ organisations – but individual parents are welcome to get involved if they wish. You can take part in the consultation via this link:

http://www.gov.scot/Publications/2015/02/1851

 

 

 

India Village Project - Fundraiser

After all our hard work fund-raising last year we are not doing too much this term. 

However, following the visit of our Indian Brothers we have been approached by a theatre company called Act IV to support their next theatre production and they will donate the funds raised from the sale of tickets and programmes etc. on the first night to our Project.

They have asked for us to sell 150 tickets, for the first night only for the show, on Wednesday 6th May 2015 in the Gardyne Theatre. The production that they will present on that night and for a further 3 nights is “UP POMPEII ", please see the attached poster. 

We have been allocated 150 tickets to sell, and we would be delighted if you could help either by selling tickets for us of by buying tickets and coming along to enjoy the show. 

As you can guess, the more tickets we sell the more profit we make. The show is on a similar vein to the Frankie Howard version and is designed to entertain. It is suitable for the family just not youngsters of toddler age. 

Tickets are available at a cost of £12.00 each from Charlotte Jones in St. John's RC High School: ddcjones526@glow.sch.uk.

We would be grateful for any support you can offer.

God bless

Brother Douglas and CJones

 

Mary Slessor Writing Competition

Mary Slessor Writing Competition

S2 pupils have been invited to submit entries. There will be 2 categories-fiction and non-fiction. This is to reflect the new school curriculum.  It enables equal importance to be given to fiction and non-fiction in the new exam structure and to equalise gender differences. Word limit 800 words.

The aims are:

  • To promote a wider awareness of Mary Slessor, her life, times and her accomplishments through a fictional narrative.

  • To honour a Dundee weaver who gave a powerful example of the impact women can make in adversity.

  • To provide a personal insight into Mary’s struggle to be accepted as a missionary. To highlight the culture and practices she faced in Calabar.

  • To inspire pride in the City of Dundee in the young people taking part in the competition.

The choice of genre will be left to the writers. Some pupils may wish to enter a play script, poetry, a fictional narrative, newspaper article or other forms as it suits individual styles and strengths.

Good luck to all our entrants!

India Village Project

A very big thank you to everyone for the support and help with all of the fund raising events that we have had in aid of the IVP since August. We at St John’s have boosted the projects funds by over £2,300 since the Brother’s visit in November (Staff Lunch, Christmas Fayre,

Calendars/Christmas Cards and Christmas CD). On Tuesday 13th January the trustees of The India Village Project transferred to the Marist Brothers in India £10,494.00.

This will purchase:

1 Science equipment for a Biology Lab - £1,164

2 Science equipment for a Physics Lab - £1,530

3 Desks and chairs for 2 new Class Rooms - £4,750

4 Equipment for a Computer Lab - £1,050

5 Matriculation fees for pupils to attend a new Nursery and Primary School - £2,000

All of the Brothers are extremely grateful for all our efforts and send you their best wishes. Brothers Chinna and Raj send their best wishes along with their gratitude and thanks for our kindness, friendship and hospitality afforded to them when they were over here visiting.

The dedicated website for the India Village Project can be accessed at:

http://www.indiavillageproject.co.uk/