Foodbank Collections pick up pace

As part of our ‘Make a difference’ resilience unit we are continuing to support the Edinburgh Foodbank Networks by collecting tins, packets and non-perishable items as part of a Harvest time collection appeal.

Primary 7 pupils, Emaan and Eva have been co-ordinating the collections each day in school and have been doing a great job of organising the donations. We are grateful to all the children who have brought in items to support families, Douglas from P3 brought in a box of goodies including biscuits, crisps and tins today. Well done Douglas and everyone who has helped the Trussel Trust these past few weeks.

Masterchef 2019 continues

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Primary 7B are continuing to develop their skills in and out of the kitchen but Thursday seen them take on a new challenge, making their own macaroni cheese with only a recipe to follow. Lots of skills were tackled including:

  • Communication
  • Supporting others
  • Delegating tasks
  • Problem solving
  • Identifying risk
  • Teamwork
  • Time management

“We were separated into four teams and had to cooperate with our team mates. We had to make the pasta and the cheese sauce by ourselves using complicated utensils.” – Sophia

“We had to communicate with our team mates otherwise we wouldn’t get anything done. It was important to support each other so that nothing dangerous happened when working with knives, graters and boiling water. Also it meant that everyone had a role in the team to make it cook in time.” – Matthew and Orla

“We learned that ‘teamwork makes the dream work’ and that it’s important to share our knowledge and skills so that people learn and know how to do it the next time by themselves.” – Sean and Mackenzie

It’s clear P7 are enjoying these new learning opportunities and additional responsibility. They are looking forward to the next challenge.








St John’s Pupils visit St Therese Relics

8 of our senior pupils visited St Mary’s Cathedral as part of an archdiocesan celebration of Mass on Monday 9th September. The boys and girls prayed at the altar with the relics of St Therese of Liseux after Mass before returning to school.

St John’s was one of 28 schools represented at the Mass which was celebrated by His Grace Archbishop Leo Cushley. The Mass marked the arrival of the relics in our Archdiocese and during the homily Archbishop Leo Cushley explained why St Therese has such a devoted following here in Scotland.

The children who attended mass were very respectful and reverent and represented our school very well.

Junior Masterchef 2019

Primary 7 have enjoyed making a variety of savoury and sweet dishes over the last couple of weeks! We made pizzas with the help of Nonno Pacitti’s tomatoes all the way from Italy. They turned out fantastico! This week we had a bash at making cupcakes. It was a mixed success. Let’s just say Primary 7 are better at cracking jokes than eggs. They are a super creative year group and love the challenge that cooking brings. We look forward to honing our skills this year.