St John’s ECO team meeting January 2018

ECO meeting Tuesday 16th January 2018


Apologies None

Mr Burgess welcome

Review – Litter Scotland sticker competition entries have been submitted and sent off.

This month’s theme is litter awareness. We have booked a workshop for next Tuesday 10.45 -12noon for ECO rep.

We have a new competition to enter this month. It is similar to last month’s in that it is about designing a sticker, this time for Animal Guardians programme for the Scottish SPCA.

The criteria is as follows:

At least one animal

The words Animal Guardian and Scottish SPCA are to be clearly visible

Only one entry per school

Deadline is in a few weeks, all children given a sheet, those interested should return it ASAP.

Winning entry will be chosen and sent on 1st February.


ECO members were reminded to continue to ‘Switch Off Fortnight’ in their classes, remind recyclers to put paper and cardboard in the correct recycling bins and remind children not to litter in the playground.

Our next gathering is next Tuesday at 10.45 in thfe ICT suite for the ECO team litter workshop.

Help imaginative play by voting for St John’s

St John’s will be featuring in a Tesco store near you in January/ February 2018. Stores are located from Princes Street to Leith and East Edinburgh.  The nearest to St John’s is at Tesco Express in the Esso petrol station near the Lady Nairne, Willowbrae.

We are up against 2 other local projects seeking funding for the Imagination Playground loose parts play equipment. Because we have reached this stage we are guaranteed at least £1,000 but we could get up to £4,000 if we do well in the voting!

To vote, tokens are given out when you buy something in a Tesco store. Place them in the St John’s slot.


Get voting!

St John’s foodbank appeal success

As part of our Advent preparations pupils, families and business in the local area supported the North East Edinburgh Foodbank appeal. Over the four weeks of Advent 3 car loads of foods and toiletries were delivered to support families in need. Thank you to everyone who donated during the appeal and to volunteers who delievered the bags of goodies to the Foodbank. Your support is very much appreciated.

St John’s deliver socks to help others

We went to Leith Primary School by taxi and we gave the socks we are gathered to Joseph and said hello to him. On the way back I got a festive doughnut and crisps from Mrs Kelly and had a chat with Annie, Kayden and Bartek. I felt proud that I donated socks to Joseph to help homeless men and women. Thank you to everyone else who helped too.

written by Kieran P6A

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Altar Servers raise hundreds for Mary’s Meals

A collection of Altar servers from St John’s and St Mary Magdalene’s, handed over a cheque to Mary’s Meals on Monday in front of the assembled school community. Aoife, Martha, Zuzanna and Gabriela held a bake sale after Mass at St Mary Magdalene’s parish and sold cakes in school last week to raise a fantastic amount of money. Altogether the girls raised £240 which will be doubled by Mary’s Meals. Sheila, a representative from the charity gratefully accepted the cheque and shared some of the work Mary’s meals does in schools around the world. Thank you girls for the fantastic effort and to those people who supported by purchasing and making cakes for the bake sale.

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