P6 Early Intervention Programme

Dear parents and carers we would just like to inform you that your child is soon to be involved in the Early Interventions project within their class at school.  This is a joint initiative between Jack Kane Community Centre (a voluntary organisation), St Johns Primary School and CEC Lifelong learning (Jack Kane Community Centre)

The projects aim is to raise awareness to community life and will be working alongside your child and their class mates from Tuesday 22nd August with all sessions being delivered in partnership with the class teacher.

 

Over the 8 weeks sessions the project will cover topics such as Children’s Rights, Cyberbullying, community life, bullying, stereotypes and internet safety.  Each session is delivered using an informal educational approach and is in line with the school’s curriculum.

Thank you

P6A Predict General Election result

Primary 6A held their own General election on Thursday 1st June after watching the main parties political broadcasts and discussing each of their manifestos. The children received their own registration card which they took to the polling station and exchanged for a ballot card. Each child voted for one party and then posted their ballot into the box. The results were announced today to the class and if they mirror the real election in Edinburgh then Labour would take the seat.

The full results were as follows:

Labour 12 votes

SNP 8 votes

Green Party 4 votes

Liberal Democrats 1 vote

Conservative Party 1 vote

UK Indpendence Party 0 votes

The children commented that they felt they were making a real decision and that they were nervous by the prospect of voting. It was great that the children engaged in the topic so well and have demonstated a good understanding of the democratic process.

Scottish Cross Country Event

At the very end of the Easter holidays, three of our Pupils:  Finlay and Liam from P6 and Robyn from P7 took part in the Scottish Country event in Kirkcaldy representing the school as a result of how well they performed in the Edinburgh events, earlier in the term.

All 3 pupils competed well, in a highly competitive field and we are extremely proud of their efforts.

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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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Fair Trade Tuck Shop Sells out

Last week’s Fair Trade tuck shop was a roaring success with queues of patient children waiting to buy their favourite Fair Trade snack. P6 pupils managed the stall during their breaktimes and worked well particuarly with the younger pupils.

By the end of Wednesday there was very little left for children to buy and in total the Fairtrade stall sold more than £410 of produce. A percentage of the total goes to SCIAF as part of the school Lenten fundraising campaign and the remainder goes to the Just World Shop who provided the Fair trade products for us to sell.

Well done everyone, a fantastic effort from boys and girls from P1 to P7!