St Johns Porty Premier League

The Porty Premier League Football season has just commenced. Each of the 8 P7 teams all played their first league game this week.

In PE, primary 7 have been learning in a football context to work together and adopt different roles and responsibilities.So far, in pre-season training they have affiliated to a team, created their own team name, designed a team logo, created a team celebration and adopted key roles within their team e.g.

  1. Manager
  2. Coach
  3. Captain
  4. Fitness Coach
  5. Reporter/writer
  6. Photographer

Teams can earn points for the following:

  1. PE kit (being responsible)
  2. Game play (3win, 2 draw & 1 loss)
  3. Fair Play (shaking hands, encouraging and support others).

Pupils have full responsibility for their own warm-ups, fitness, practice, game analysis & strategies, refereeing and decisions about the season.

Each week we will share our experience and report on our learning.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 1 St John’s Active school club opportunities

 

Please see attached details of all the exciting clubs on offer in our fantastic new facilities within St John’s Primary school.  There is financial assistance for families who are eligible.  Details below of how you can book.

St John’s – Clubs Booklet Term 1 2018-19 – Final (New)

 

How do I book my child’s place?

 

1.        Online by computer, tablet, smart phone

Visit www.joininedinburgh.org

Use the booking code in the above tables

 

If you cannot sign up online:

 

2.        Collect a paper booking form from the school office

Return to the office in an envelope

FAO Lauren Millar Active Schools Coordinator

 

3.        Sign Up at a drop in session on Mon 3rd Sept

From 3.00 – 4.00pm

Come along before school to sign up in person

 

Quidditch Success for St John’s Team

Today we got a coach up to Holy Rood High school to compete in a ‘Quidditch’ tournament, run by the school librarian at Holy Rood. There were two other schools, St. Catherine’s and St. Ninian’s. The first match we played was against the S1s from Holyrood but that was the only match that we lost. The second match we played was against St. Catherine’s, which we won. After that we played St. Ninian’s, we won that match as well. Then we played the final against St. Ninian’s, which we won, by quite a lot. We got a very shiny gold trophy and everyone who participated received a medal. Then we went back up to the library, had our lunch and then left. When we got back everyone was really happy that we had won, and we were all really happy that we had managed to win, as it was our first time playing Quidditch. It was a great experience and I think everyone who went that is going to Holyrood will join next year.

 

By Mia and Freya

Interscholastic Glory for St John’s

The interscholastics was really fun but I was incredibly nervous for my race. I was doing the 600 metres and it was the longest race to do in the Interscholastics. We waited around for quite a bit and then I was called up to do the 600m and I became extremely nervous. The race started and I got a pretty fast start and I was out in front! A guy overtook me on the first lap and he was leading for quite a bit. On the second lap I sprinted away from him and was nearly out of gas but I kept running and won the race!

About two hours later I was in the final and was racing another 600 metres. Again I got off to a quick start and was about fourth. The race went on and I slipped into second with a guy just centimetres in front of me I started sprinting the last 100 metres trying to overtake him on the bend he just got ahead of me but then I ran my hardest and beat him by about two millimetres. I won a gold medal and was waiting to get called up and then an announcer with a megaphone called out my name and my school and I was really proud of myself.

Finlay McWilliam

Senior Pupils run their socks off in cross country finals!

19 senior pupils from P6 & 7 represented our school very well this morning at Calvary Park playing fields.

In tricky weather conditions and with boggy ground underfoot, the boys and girls did very well to navigate their way around the 1.7km course.

We are very proud of all the children who behaved well, ran with pride and completed the course. Several of the children made the top 50 in the respective races which was a great achievement.

Thank you also to the mums and dads who braved the elements to cheer the children on and help us walk to and from the venue, your support is much appreciated.

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