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School News | Friday 13th March 2020

Year of the Word

This week in Year of the Word, we have focused on the Transfiguration of our Lord. This is a story told in the New Testament of how Jesus took three of his disciples to a mountaintop, where they were privileged to see him in his glory.

Peter was amazed, but Jesus knew he had to return from the mountain to face his terrible death before he could attain his future glory.

This story reminds us of the greater good – that Lent is a time for us to grow stronger in our faith, to gain greater inner strength and resilience and to be kinder and more conscientious so that we are prepared for all that life has to offer.

Please ask your child about what they have learned.

Netball and Cricket 

On Monday 16th we have a tennis coach in school to work with Year 5 children. 

On Tuesday 17th Yr 5 and 6 girls will have training with a cricket coach in school. 

On Friday 20th we also have a netball coach in school to work with Year 5 and 6 boys and girls – All organised through the Burnley Schools Sport Partnership.

Diary Dates:

Class 5 Assembly | Friday 20th March | All welcome

Drop In and EYFS Learning Journeys | Monday 23rd March

Stations of the Cross at Church | Tuesday 24th March

Class 4 Assembly | Friday 27th March | All welcome

Theme Work Celebration | Wednesday 1st April, 2.30pm

End of Term | Friday 3rd April, 1.30pm


We have received a number of complaints regarding parents from St John’s reversing on to Casterton car park – this is causing a number of safety issues.

Please abide by the one way system during school hours and be aware of the safety of pupils at both schools. Thank you for your co-operation.

Sacramental Programme

On Tuesday 17th March at 7pm there will be a Sacramental Reconciliation Celebration Service held at Church for pupils in Year 3 taking part in this year’s Sacramental Programme.

Athletics Event

On Friday 20th St John’s Athletics Team from Year  5 and Year 6 will take part in the athletics final at Blackpool, they have performed really well throughout the competition and we are very proud of them.

Stations of the Cross

Father David has confirmed Tuesday 24th March for Stations of the Cross. We will be visiting Church for the Stations of the Cross Mass at 1.30pm. All welcome.

Up to Date Contacts Details

Please ensure the school office have all up to date contact details.

Weekly Winners

Class Winners:

C1 – Oliver Britner
C2 – Arek Scraba
C3 – Zachary Ellis
C4 – Josh Hutchinson
C5 – Sophie Schofield
C6 – Juvin Julius
C7 – The Whole Class!
C8 – Khadija Mohammad Parveen
C9 – Jessica Birch

Writers of the Week:

C1 – Giorgio Angelone
C2 – Olivia Taj
C3 – Sophie Phillips
C4 – Libbie Burns
C5 – Keizo Olivas
C6 – Mollie Rudderforth
C7 – Jack Hurst
C8 – Chloe Helps
C9 – Jasmine Whittle

Best Attendance – C9

House of the Week – St Patrick

Golden Boot – CL 1 & 9

Healthy Eater – Oliver Brown

Headteachers Card – Raphael Raquel