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School News | Friday 29th March 2019

Holy Week events at St John’s

Our journey towards Easter continues after the holidays.   As we enter Holy Week, Fr Emmanuel will join us in school on Monday 15thApril to distribute palms.  On Tuesday 16th, children in the juniors will walk to church for our Easter House Worship service, please join us.

A copy of Reach Children’s Newspaper Spring 2019 has gone home with each child this week, please do take the time to have a look through.


Lenten Prayer Tree

As we are approaching the end of Lent, our Prayer Tree is almost full.  Every child in the school has contributed and it really is a wonderful sight now it’s full of prayers.  Please do come and look.


Easter Holidays

Please be reminded of this year’s holiday pattern:

Monday 15thApril – school reopens 
Thursday 18thApril – school closes at 3pm
Tuesday 23rdApril – school reopens


Mini Tennis

Some of our Year 3 & 4 pupils will take part in a mini tennis tournament at Blessed Trinity on Tuesday 16th April – see separate letter for details.


Data Collection sheets

If you haven’t returned your data collection sheet, please do so as soon as possible.  It is vital that we have up to date contact details for your family.


Easter Fayre

Please join us in school for Easter fun and games on Wednesday 17thApril 3-4.30pm.  Stalls will sell sweet treats and refreshments including hot chocolate.  

Games will include: Hook a Chick; Name the Bunny; Hunt the Egg and many more.  

Our choir will also be performing.


Sports Report

Last week we took part in three sports competitions: High 5 Netball; Football and Multi-sports.  Well done to all pupils involved, we are proud of you.  Thank you to our PE Leader Mrs Stannard and our coach Mr Geoghegan for organising our participation in these events.


Year 3 Mass at Blessed Trinity

Our Year 3 pupils will join children from other schools in Burnley to celebrate Mass at Blessed Trinity on Tuesday 23rdApril – see separate letter going home tonight.


School Footwear

If you are buying new footwear for your child, please remember that only plain black shoes are allowed.  Please do not buy boot-style shoes or black trainers.  


Parents’ Evening

Please return the slip as soon as possible to secure an appointment with your child’s class teacher on Tuesday 30thApril.  


Weekly Winners

Class Winners:

C1 – Isabella Allen
C2 – Edie Hurst
C3 – Josh Hutchinson
C4 – Hannah Smith
C5 – Jacob Kurcaba
C6 – Sinead Muldoon
C7 – Bella Kida
C8 – Charlie Foxcroft
C9 – Harry Gildert

Writers of the Week:

C1 – Adam Khalique
C2 – Zayn Ahmed-Latif
C3 – David Brotherton
C4 – Stevie Brown
C5 – Leo Burton
C6 – Maisie Beech
C7 – Joshua Dunston
C8 – Jake Howorth
C9 – Isabella Coniglio


Headteacher –Declan McDowall C1

Healthy Eater of the Week – Grace McDonagh-Kelly

Golden Boot Award – Classes 3 & 5

Best Attendance – Class 4