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School News | Friday 20th December 2019

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year

As we come to the end of Advent, we would like to wish everyone Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.  Thank you very much for all your support this term at St John’s.  

Thank you for attending events in school such as class assemblies and theme work celebrations.  

Thank you too for your generous support in our charity events including our harvest and CAFOD collections and thank you for supporting our PTFA disco and Christmas Fayre – we are extremely grateful for all your help and support.  

Best wishes to all!

Foodbank Fridays

In the Spring Term, each Friday, we are collecting items (tinned goods, dried food, toiletries etc) for the local foodbank.  

This is part of our school’s support for CAFOD’s Live Simply campaign – more details in the new year.

Bishop John Mass at School

We are delighted to annouce that Bishop John will join us in school to celebrate the new term and year, and our joining the Romero Trust.  

Please join us in school for the Mass on Thursday 16th January, 9.30am – all welcome.

Sacramental Programme Meeting

Year 3 families are invitied to a meeting with Father David on Tuesday 14th January at 7pm in the parish rooms.  

Please attend if your child is baptised and you wish them to join the Sacramental Programme this year.

Cash at St John’s

Please be advised that in the new year, we will be introducing a cashless system. School dinners, Breakfast and After School Club, trips etc will be paid for online.  We will give you more information and plenty of notice in the new year.


Follow us on our new Twitter account @BurnleySJB – see all the amazing things going on in school.

Sports News

Well done to our Year 5/6 football team who progressed to the quarter-finals of the Hartley Cup last week with a victory over St Leonard’s, Padiham.

Snow Closure

We will notify you as soon as possible via text if school closes – please make sure we have mobile no.s.  Announcements will be made on Capital Radio & Radio Lancashire and on their websites.

Dogs at St John’s

Please may we remind you that dogs are not permitted onto our school grounds and premises.

Spring Term

Our Spring Term begins on Tuesday 7th January, 8.45am.

Weekly Winners

Class Winners:

C1 – Georgia Picton
C2 – Maddison Connolly
C3 – Emelia Halliwell
C4 – Libbie Moore
C5 – Faseeh Shahid
C6 – Mollie Rudderforth
C7 – Aakash Jegedeesan
C8 – Riley Clavell Bate
C9 – Jake Howorth

Writers of the Week:

C1 – Jenson Liversidge
C2 – Grace Hayton
C3 – Elijah Bullen
C4 – Lexi Leigh Slater
C5 – Evie Bracewell
C6 – Lucy Currie
C7 – Chloe Maughan
C8 – Amelia Broderick
C9 – Jasmine Whittle

Headteacher Card – Ocean Hayton

Healthy Eater of the Week – Jack Hurst

Golden Boot Award – C9 & C1

Best Attendance – C8

House of the Week – St Andrew