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School News | Friday 15th February 2019

School Faith-life

Next week, Class 9 will lead Collective Worship for us.  Our focus will be Our Lady of Lourdes.  Please encourage discussions at home.

Class 2 Assembly

Family and friends of children in Class 2 are very welcome to join us in school on Friday 1stMarch, 10am for Class 2’s assembly.

Holidays this term

School is closed this term as follows:

Half-term: Monday 18th – Friday 22nd February

Easter break: Monday 1st– Friday 12th April

Easter Bank Holidays: Friday 19th & Monday 22nd April

PTFA Disco

Thank you very much to everyone who attended our disco last week.  With your support we raised nearly £200.00!  

Thank you also to all PTFA members for their support on the night.

Behaviour Policy

We are currenlty reviewing our Behavoiur Policy.  At St John’s, we take a restorative approach.  

When incidents occur, we encourage children to discuss what happened, accept responsibility and to seek forgiveness.

I will write to you shortly with more information and we welcome any feedback.

School lunches

If your child brings a packed lunch to school but would like to try school dinners, please let us know.  

Menus are available from the office.  Why not consider having a school dinner once a week?  

Junior children – £2.10 daily, no charge for infants under the Universal Free School Meals scheme.

SEAL Champions

Congratulations to all our SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) winners for the first half-term of Spring.  We are very proud of all our winners.  Please see below for details.

Sacramental Programme

This term, pupils in Yr 3 taking part in the Sacramental Programme will focus on Reconciliation.  The meeting for children and parents is Thursday 7thMarch, 7pm and the ceremony is Monday 11thMarch, 7pm.

Parish Newsletter

Now our parishes have amalgamated, we have a new joint newsletter ‘Catholic Communities in Burnley East’.  Copies are available in school.

Vacancy for Parent Governor

Information about our vacancy for a Parent Governor went home last week.  If you are interested, please let us know. 

Snow closures

We will do all we can to avoid closure due to snow.  If we have to close, we will give as much notice as possible via text, 2BR radio and our website.

Weekly Winners

Class Winners:

C1 – The Whole Class!
C2 – Reuben Shaw
C3 – Joshua Hewitt
C4 – The Whole Class!
C5 – Ksawery Cegielka
C6 – Olivia Lim
C7 – Gene Parreno
C8 – Aston McEvoy
C9 – Ethan Holmes

Writers of the Week: C1 Logan Knight
C2 – Aaliyah Hayat
C3 – Josh Hutchinson
C4 – Caleb Broderick
C5 – Honey Jones
C6 – Sinead Muldoon
C7 – Chloe Helps
C8 – Farah Ahmed-Latif
C9 – Lakiesha Dickson

Headteacher Card – Lily Robertson

Healthy Eater of the Week – Jazmine Pascual

Golden Boot Award – Classes 3 & 7

Best Attendance – Class 3

House of the Week – St Patrick


(SEAL – Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning)

This half-term our SEAL theme has been ‘Going for Goals’.  Each class focussed on the following skills:

  • taking responsibility – for good and bad
  • waiting for what they want
  • keeping on and showing bounce-back-ability
  • setting goals and achieving them

School staff nominated the following pupils who each received their medal in Collective Worship on Monday.  We are very proud of them.  Ours thanks go to Miss Cameron, our Learning Mentor and SEAL Leader in school for encouraging all this good work.

Class 1 – Elexa Durkin

Trying hard and not giving up and for making fantastic progress since starting school.

Class 2 – Jack Harrison

Being determined to achieve and never giving up.

Class 3 – Declan Lias

Trying hard to work towards personal targets – listening to adults and trying to make the right choices.

Class 4 – Alfie Buchanan

Always taking responsibility for his actions and showing a more mature attitude in class.

Class 5 – Leland Pounder

Working really hard in class and making the right choices in the playground.

Class 6 – Harley Pennington

Showing bounce-back-ability and keeping going even when work is hard

Class 7 – Mughees Butt

Consistently trying to improve himself and his work, for making the right choices on many occasions.

Class 8 – Lana Pea

Always trying hard, for owning up and learning from mistakes and for carrying on when upset and being brave.

Class 9 – Maddison McGibbon

Never giving up and persevering with any task that is given to her.