Sainsbury’s Active Kids 2017


St John’s are once again collecting Active Kids vouchers from Sainsbury’s. These vouchers can be exchanged for PE, food technology, outdoor and gardening resources to support learning and teaching in our classes.

For every £5 spent in a Sainsbury’s local you will receive 1 voucher, in a Sainsbury’s supermarket or online you will receive 1 voucher for every £10 spent at the till.

Vouchers are collectable from the 25th January and the final orders are accepted from schools on the 30th June.

Please send any vouchers to the school office and remember to ask family and friends for their vouchers too!

Term 1 Active schools/clubs

Dear Parent/Carer

02 September 2016

Active Schools Clubs/Activities: St John’s RC Primary School

Active Schools are delighted to offer a range of sport and physical activity extracurricular opportunities again this term. Please note that bookings have now gone online using the Join in Edinburgh Website.

If your child is interested in attending any of the clubs/activities listed, please follow the link below. The link will take you to the home page of Join In Edinburgh webpage. Enter the short code in the activity search box, e.g. to book into the P5-7 Basketball you would enter HOL-9.
Bookings for all clubs will open on Tuesday 23rd August 2016 and close on Wednesday 7th September 2016. This allows registers to be completed and delivered to schools. Please note that you will be able to book online using credit or debit cards.

Should you be unable to make online payments, please contact me by email to discuss an alternative method of booking.

Active Schools have updated their terms and conditions for extracurricular clubs to improve the quality of our programmes. Parents will be asked to confirm that you have read these before completing the online booking form. Alternatively the terms can be found on the Active Schools web page.

We ask that your child should attend the session wearing appropriate clothing and footwear with a filled water bottle. Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me by e-mail at

Yours sincerely

Pam Brown
Pam Brown (Active Schools Coordinator)
Holy Rood RC High School and Feeder Primary Schools
North East Neighbourhood

P7 Boys storm to victory in cross country

On the 14th March, Bailey, Jack, Michal, Conor and Joe went to a cross country event at Inverleith park to compete for the P7 boys race.

‘In our race there were over 250 pupils competing to win the prestigious City of Edinburgh Council cross-country shield.

With skill and stamina we were victorious and snatched home the spectaular shield. When we found out that we had won the shield we felt ecstatic and everyone was so proud of us and so were we!’

by Michal, Bailey, Jack, Conor and Joe

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St Johns Morning Running ( Tues/Thurs)

Pupils in primary 5, 6 and 7 are invited to start the day ( Tuesday and Thursday) with a walk / run challenge around the Figgate pond. We have a rewards system in place: 10 visits ( Bronze), 20 visits ( Silver) and 30 or more ( Gold). Pupils are encouraged to take responsibility for signing in and keeping track of each time they visit the park.

The register can be found just outside the gym hall.

Younger pupils are also welcome to attend but must have an adult/parent coming along to watch or run alongside! Please note that Mrs McIntyre (PE specialist) will always be in the park to supervise all the runners from 8.20 to 8.45. We look forward to welcoming new walkers/ runners to join our dedicated, enthusiastic and determined group.

Edinburgh Cross Country 14th March

Pupils from primary 6 and 7 will represent St Johns in the Edinburgh Primary Schools Cross country Finals at Inverleith Park on Monday 14th March.The school was very successful at the last event with all the runners finishing in the top 50 positions from over 150 participants. In fact 12 of our pupils finished in the top 22 positions.

The first race is at 11am and the pupils would welcome your support.