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TSB U15 NATIONAL TROPHY FINAL - DUNDEE CHAMPIONS

Kieran Conway and Taylor Carroll of St John;s RC High School were part of the team who competed at at Broxburn as Dundee beat Ayrshire 4-2 to take the trophy for the first time since 1988.
 
After missing a few chances Dundee fell behind to Ayrshire in the 16th minute but were level three minutes later when a corner created havoc in the Ayrshire box and Taylor Carroll scored from close range. On the half-hour Ayrshire broke quickly through the middle to go 2-1 up.
 
Ben Mooney, recovering from a recent injury, came on at halftime and made an impact straightaway. Three minutes into the half he crossed to the penalty spot where Adam Brown shot in at the far post to make it 2-2. Ten minutes later Ben Mooney outpaced the central defence and beat the keeper to put Dundee into the lead for the first time. Ayrshire rattled the bar in an attempt to equalise. In the last ten minutes several substitutions were made to replace tiring players and in the 78th minute Kyle Anderson and Ben Mooney combined to set up Rory Faulkner, only on the park for two minutes, to net for 4-2. Ayrshire pressed hard in time added on and after five minutes won a penalty - David Beattie saved it and it was the final kick of the match as the full-time whistle sounded. Celebrations started immediately, then the medals were awarded and Ryan Smith lifted the trophy to spark off more celebrations.

FAO Catholic School Parents

Dear Parent
A number of parents have brought to our attention that SPTC (Scottish Parent Teachers Council) is currently surveying parents’ views on certain aspects of what they call “religious observance” in schools. However, this survey goes beyond religious observance; it deals with many aspects of schools in which there may be a religious component (e.g. Church reps on education committees, RC Church nominee on Parent Council).
The introduction to the survey states:
“The question of religion and its place in the education system has crossed our desks quite frequently lately, whether it be religious observance in schools, involvement of church representatives in Parent Councils and Local Authority education committees, or the way parents can exercise their choices in Relationships, Sexual Health and Parenthood Education (RSHP). We understand that many parents have strongly-held views on some or all of these issues – we have heard many – but we want to gain a better understanding of how you feel it is possible to accommodate these varying perspectives in our education system. We are aiming to find points of agreement rather than points of difference!”
We are concerned that there is room for some confusion in how to answer some of the questions e.g., question 9 suggests that children will be unable to reflect on their place in the world and values if they focus on "one particular religion", thereby misrepresenting the nature of religious observance in schools. We are also concerned about the purpose of this survey and the implied criticism of religion being part of education, with none of the questions implying any positive outcomes. Clearly this impacts significantly on Catholic schools. It is our concern that, in recent times, Catholic school parents have had occasion to express concerns to SPTC on its stance on a number of related issues.
In the light of these concerns we would urge Catholic school parents to respond to this survey and to take the opportunity to express their views and to use question 17 as an opportunity to comment on it the survey. This link will take you to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/NC3BR5D
Regards
Parental Involvement Group
Catholic Edcuation Commission

National 5 Revision Materials

The National Parent Forum of Scotland website, acessed from the link given below, provides links to all the revision notes available for National 5 subjects:

http://www.npfs.org.uk/national-5-revision-in-a-nutshell/

S1-S6 Dance Festival 2014

S1-S6 Dance Festival

The S1-S6 Dance Festival organised by Active Schools was held in St John's on Thursday 6th March 2014. Our dancers were runners up in the Street Modern Category, well done girls.

 

National "No Smoking Day"

Next Wednesday 12 March is National ‘No Smoking Day’
An event will take place over the lunchtime period in our school assembly hall. It is hoped that this will raise awareness of the negative effects of smoking to health in general and during this time smoking cessation resources will be available. Several outside agencies including Key To Change, Fairbridge and Young Carers, as well as NHS staff will be contributing to this event by promoting positive mental and physical health and wellbeing and young people will have the opportunity to take part in sports activities. Quizzes and word searches will be available with a number of small prizes to be won and fresh fruit tasters will be on offer for all pupils. ‘Lush’will be coming along to this event and the ‘Youth Bus’ will be on site with workers from Dundee City Council’s youth team.
All pupils and staff will be most welcome to attend.

ASN Curriculum for Excellence Awards January 2014

Additional Support Needs Department Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) Awards:

 

 

 

Dundee Schools Athletics 2013

St John's RC High School Medal Winners at the recent Dundee Secondary Schools Athletics Championships 2013 were as follows:

  • Matthew Tonner - 800m Bronze and 1500m Bronze
  • Jonathan Cartwright - Long Jump Gold
  • Josh Petrie - Shot Putt Bronze
  • Jeremy Addie-Pepe - 100m Silver and 200m Gold
  • Nathan Burns - 200m Bronze
  • Dylan McCulloch - Long Jump Silver
  • Daniels Barilaks - Shot Putt Silver
  • Charlotte Watson - 100m Gold
  • Halima Kolo - High Jump Silver
  • Olivia Adam - 800m Bronze

Team of Charlotte Watson, Fiona Ramsay, Halimo Kolo and Roybn Hart - 4 x 100m Bronze

Congratulations to all who competed!

 

Sports Day Champions

The Sports Chamions for 2013 are as follows:

 S1 GIRLS:
 1  Ena Digba
 2  Aimee Hay
 3  Hope Goodman
 
 S2 BOYS:
 1  Jeremy Addai-Pepe
 2  Dylan Mculloch
 3  Nathan Burns
 
 S2 GIRLS:
 1  Maria Akunna
 2  Brooke Ireland
 3  Niamh Leighton
 
 S2 BOYS:
  1  Taylor Carroll
  2  Mate Csetenyi
 3  Aodhan Connor
 
  S3 GIRLS
  1 Charlotte Watson
  2 Fiona Ramsey
  3 Lucy Kerr
 
  S3 BOYS
  1 Matthew Tonner
  2 Reece Harris
  3 Stewart Cattanach

 

India Race Night

A very big thank you  to all who attended the recent race night in aid of the India Village Project. £1204 was raised in total.

Little Sisters of the Poor - 150 years in the service of the elderly in Dundee

Thank you to everyone involved in the recent non uniform day and cake sale to raise money for the Little Sisters of the Poor. We were able to hand over a cheque to the sisters for £1000, due to the kindness and generosity of all pupils, parents/carers and staff.
 
We have received a lovely letter of thanks from the Sisters who were delighted with our contribution and also our attendance at their celebrations. A special mention was given to Nicole Vasey for her solo performance. In total, Catholic schools in Dundee donated £2200 to the Sisters for the 150th celebrations.
 
Many thanks again.

Tesco - Thank you!

St John's RC High School and our associated feeder primary schools would like to offer a very big thank you to Tesco Extra, Riverside Drive, Dundee for their very kind donations of discontinued items of school clothing and footwear.

These generous donations have enabled us to offer  extra help to some of the families in our community who are really struggling to provide these items for their children in these difficult financial times.

Recently released figures indicate that 1 in 5 children in Scotland are living in poverty, so this extra help from the management and staff of Tesco Extra Riverside and in particular, their Community Champion - Mrs Kathryn Torode is greatly appreciated.

Curriculum for Excellence (CfE)

Please click on the link to the pages about Curriculum for Excellence (CfE) for more information about how this change to the curriculum in Scotland is being delivered in St John's RC High School, locally and nationally.