Farewell Primary 7

On Friday we said goodbye to our outgoing senior pupils. After a fantastic week of celebrations including a New York themed leaver’s disco, Mass celebrated by Father Jock and an end of term Achievement Assembly, the time finally came for the pupils to leave St John’s for the last time.

As a sign of community, the P3-6 pupils gathered on the stairs to watch the P7’s leave the building and a piper waited to greet them as they exited the school for the final time. Parents and guardians clapped as the children stepped out into the playground and later on some of the children gathered for a party on the beach to celebrate this milestone in their lives.

Maisie, one of our P7’s who played for the school football team, presented our Janitor and her coach Mr Mackie with a lovely card before she left. The picture on the front bore an uncanny likeness to Mr Mackie who was clearly delighted with the card, strangely we always thought he was a big Hibee, who would have thought he was a Hearts fan deep down.

We wish each and every one of our Primary 7’s a happy and healthy future, we ask God to bless them as they move onto High School and we are sure they will do themselves and St John’s proud. Step boldly into the future P7!

Achievement Awards 2019

Our final assembly of the session included achievements awarded to outgoing Primary 7 pupils.

Sports boy of the year was awarded to Ben in P7B for outstanding contribution in sport including interscholastics, cross country, House football, school football and representing Edinburgh Select.

Kirsten in P7A was awarded Sports girl, Kirsten not only won a medal in the Interscholastics but also displayed excellent team leadership skills.

Our Endeavour award was presented to Lloyde in P7B, Lloyde always gives 100% and he was delighted to win with his traditional wide smile as he was presented with his trophy.

Rosefield House were presented with the House Football Cup, the winning team was one of three Rosefield teams to make the semi finals this year.

Rosefield also won the House Cup this year as the House who scored the most points at the Upper and Infants sports day.

Well done to all our winners this year, and thank you to everyone who represented our school so well in competition this year.

P7’s test out STEM Go Kart

After months of work and a bit later than hoped, Mackena and Jack finally had the opportunity to test drive the STEM Go Kart just before they leave St John’s. Despite no battery attached yet, both Mackena and Jack enjoyed the experience of steering and braking the Kart. We hope to finish off the kart after Summer and add a body shell to finish the look! Thank you to the Parent Council for funding our project, we think it has been well worth it!

Bikeability day out

Over two Fridays P7 bikeability pupils have enjoyed a safe and practical cycling experience supported wonderfully by our fantastic volunteers. On both occasions children remarked how much they for got from the opportunity to be part of a cycle train on local roads and we owe a debt of gratitude to all those who have given up their time to support the children. There was even time for a play in the play park on the way back to school!

As a school we feel strongly that these cycling skills are essential for our young people particularly as they prepare to head to high school.

To all our lovely volunteers, we thank you!

Library bookmark winners announced

Well done to our P2-7 library competition winners marking the opening of the library by designing their own bookmarks. We were delighted with the entries and the winning designs are all vey deserving!

The winners were Iona P2, Genna P3, Aqsa P4, David P5, Mackenzie P6 and Imman P7. The winning bookmarks have been distributed with a copy for everyone in each year group.