Assembly celebrates success

This morning in assembly we celebrated the achievements of our ‘Winter Window’ entries with a certificate, colouring pencils and sketch book for the worthy class winners. Well done to Matthew P7, Paulina P6, Elise P5, Sam and Kelsey P5 and IonaP3. Great job folks! Paulina was delighted to be told this morning that her design was chosen as the winning citywide. Paulina will be invited to the launch event where she will see her design made into a lightbox for display in West Parliament Square outside St Giles and also in Leith, Gorgie, Kirkliston and Gilmerton. Thousands of visitors to Edinburgh’s Christmas and the City will see and enjoy the work over the festive period. Congratulations Paulina!

This morning we also celebrated the success of the PEPAS group who worked with Mrs McIntyre and Active Schools to help St John’s achieve Silver Sportscotland School Sport Award status. The award accredits schools that continually improve physical education and school sport, within and outwith the curriculum and strengthens sporting links between school and the local community. This award recognises our school’s achievement in putting physical education and school sport at the hear of our planning, practice and ethos. Well done PEPAS group, now let’s go for Gold!

We were delighted to receive a certificate of appreciation from the Edinburgh Food Project today after the St John’s school community contributed 57.20kg of food for the Harvest Festival collection. We have another box of foods awaiting collection, thanks to everyone who donated items to this worthy cause.

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‘Team St John’s were wonderful on Friday’, writes Kerry Costello. ‘I couldn’t have asked more of them. They all improved with each time they were on the court! We lost the first game 20-14 and we won the second game…against ‘giants’!! We are a primary six lot playing against primary sevens. Very proud of our wee team for the attitude, conduct and playing. Well done Team St John’s.’

St John’s awarded Silver School Sport Award


‘We are delighted to inform you that St John’s school has been awarded a sportscotland Silver School Sport Award for 2019-2020.

The Silver School Sport Award is recognition of your school’s dedication to putting physical education and school sport at the heart of a school’s planning, practice and ethos.

The Silver Award also highlights that St John’s has shown improvement across the core areas of the Award and demonstrated an on-going commitment to increase young people’s opportunities and engagement in physical education, school sport and leadership and provide clear pathways to life-long participation in sport.’

Well done to Mrs McIntyre our PE specialist, Lauren Miller our Active Schools Co-ordinator and all the children involved in the PEPAS group. Fantastic work everyone!