Quidditch Success for St John’s Team

Today we got a coach up to Holy Rood High school to compete in a ‘Quidditch’ tournament, run by the school librarian at Holy Rood. There were two other schools, St. Catherine’s and St. Ninian’s. The first match we played was against the S1s from Holyrood but that was the only match that we lost. The second match we played was against St. Catherine’s, which we won. After that we played St. Ninian’s, we won that match as well. Then we played the final against St. Ninian’s, which we won, by quite a lot. We got a very shiny gold trophy and everyone who participated received a medal. Then we went back up to the library, had our lunch and then left. When we got back everyone was really happy that we had won, and we were all really happy that we had managed to win, as it was our first time playing Quidditch. It was a great experience and I think everyone who went that is going to Holyrood will join next year.

 

By Mia and Freya

Interscholastic Glory for St John’s

The interscholastics was really fun but I was incredibly nervous for my race. I was doing the 600 metres and it was the longest race to do in the Interscholastics. We waited around for quite a bit and then I was called up to do the 600m and I became extremely nervous. The race started and I got a pretty fast start and I was out in front! A guy overtook me on the first lap and he was leading for quite a bit. On the second lap I sprinted away from him and was nearly out of gas but I kept running and won the race!

About two hours later I was in the final and was racing another 600 metres. Again I got off to a quick start and was about fourth. The race went on and I slipped into second with a guy just centimetres in front of me I started sprinting the last 100 metres trying to overtake him on the bend he just got ahead of me but then I ran my hardest and beat him by about two millimetres. I won a gold medal and was waiting to get called up and then an announcer with a megaphone called out my name and my school and I was really proud of myself.

Finlay McWilliam

ECO group meeting May 2018

ECO meeting Tuesday 22nd May

REGISTER

No Apologies

Mr Burgess welcomed all the reps to the meeting. Mr Burgess explained that although we have entered several competitions this year, we have had no responses from those entries.

Mr Burgess asked what the Global goals were. We recapped several of these including No poverty, zero hunger, quality education and reduced inequalities.

Mr Burgess asked the reps how we look after our bodies and be active. The children confidently explained that we have active schools after school clubs, 2.5 hours of PE each week, balanced diets in school dinners and Health week each year.

Mr Burgess explained that some children don’t have a quality education due to lack of food. Mary’s Meals help over 1 million children each day have a hot meal at school which means they are able to go to school and learn.

Mr Burgess explained that at the beginning of the school year each year stage were asked to study a global goal and produce evidence to support our ECO Green Flag reaccreditation. In two weeks, pupils will be asked to share their learning with their peers in the ECO group either by creating a poster, presenting a short talk or bringing along some evidence of their learning.

AOCB

Our main concern raised today by the children was the amount of litter that has gathered, mainly on the astro pitch over the past few weeks. Sam thought when the gate was open litter could be blown onto the astro and then gather in the goals. Mr Burgess was concerned that children were dropping litter as they played on the astro. Samuel thought we should have three strikes and you’re out, with people losing points if they dropped litter three times. Other reps thought we should reward people for putting litter in the bin with house points.

Mr Burgess closed the meeting after 11.55am and our next meeting will be in two weeks.

Celebrating 92 years of St John’s, Hamilton Terrace

St John’s RC Primary is celebrating the closure of the building this year
We would like to hear from colleagues, families and pupils – past and present – who have photos and memorabilia of their time at the school that they can share with us as we take a trip down memory lane.
Any items loaned to the school for display should be sent or handed into the School Office and have a name and contact number or address attached to them to ensure their safe return.
On Friday 1st June the school will be open to visitors to enjoy a walk around the school and take a trip back in time to recall their own school days.
Our School Summer Fair will take also place on Saturday 2nd June from 10-1pm , with a theme of “Old and New”
We hope to see you there.