Year 3 performed the nativity in french for our Year 2 children. It was lovely and the children did so well.
We raised lots of money for 'Children in Need' by dressing as something beginning with P! Everybody looked great!
Our school remembered, prayed and showed respect for all past and present soldiers by buying and wearing poppies, decorating their class doors with wreaths and taking part in a whole school worship, where the school fell silent for 2 minutes at 11am.
Here are some pictures of Bishop John Arnold, blessing our children, corridors, Chapel and new 'Our Lady' statue.
St John's were honored to host the GIFT Team Celebration Day on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 for 15 School GIFT Teams from the Salford Diocese. 14 beautiful prayer stations based on the 'Beattitudes' were set up around school, all for the staff and children to reflect and participate in various activities. The GIFT Teams also put together wonderful presentations for everyone to enjoy. In the afternoon, a lovely mass was organised and delivered in St John the Baptist Church, for all the new GIFT Team children to join in and be commisioned by Bishop John Arnold. St John's were very lucky for Bishop John Arnold to visit our school, to bless our children, the corridors, the Chapel and our new 'Our Lady' statue. Thank you to Mrs Mckeating and staff for all their hard work and making the day so special.
To help spread Pope Francis' message to heal the world, every year group decorated their classroom door with a theme about how we can all help to protect our environment.
Thank you to everyone who attended and donated to our GIFT Team’s Macmillan Cake and Coffee morning, in our school hall, on Friday 27th September. A wonderful £131.70 was raised! Thank you to everyone for your generosity and support.
Congratulations to our new GIFT Team of 2019-2020!
Here is our new beautiful 'Our Lady' statue that was bought from the money raised from our 'Mother's Day Afternoon Tea'. Thank you to everyone to kindly donated and supported this event.
We had a lovely Easter Read-Around in the school hall.
This morning, we had a beautiful Mass to celebrate Our Lady which was led by our Pupil Nominees. The children from each year group brought flowers that were placed at the bottom of Our Lady statue. Some of these flowers were then distributed to a few of our families from our community, to help cheer them up after experiencing some difficult times in their lives. The rest of the flowers were then kindly arranged by Mrs Armfield and placed in the Our Lady Chapel in Church.
Our Mother's Day Afternoon was a huge success! Our school hall was packed and we couldn't thank all our special mothers, grandmothers,aunties and friends who attended enough! We all had a great afternoon giving thanks to all mothers, by enjoying lots of complimentary cakes with hot cups of tea, entering raffles with super prizes and buying gifts from table top stalls. Thank you to our extremely kind parishioners for helping to serve the refreshements and our School GIFT Team for helping to organise this event. We raised an amazing £384.75 that will contribute to buying a new Our Lady Statue. Thank you.
A huge well done and thank you to our lovely Year 1's, Year 2's and School GIFT Team for taking part in the sponsored 'Pendleside Hospice's Bunny Hop!' It was enjoyed by all and the children loved their certificates, bunny ears and creme eggs for completing the walk. Thank you to Pendleside Hospice for their support with this event and for all their wonderful, hardwork that they do for us.
Our Year 1's, Year 2's and GIFT Team enjoyed decorating many cakes and biscuits to sell at our bake sale to raise money for Pendleside Hospice!
Here are our wonderful and festive classroom doors that have been decorated for Christmas!
Thank you to Militarycation for visiting St John's and organising an assembly to teach our children about the importance of Remembrance Day and conducting the 2 minute silence at 11am. It was such a special and moving experience for all.
St John's has been remembering past and present soldiers and commemorating 100 years since WW1 ending this November by creating beautiful wreaths and displays for their classroom doors. A wonderful display was also created for all to see outside school, each poppy filled with names of loved ones who we wish to remember.
A huge thank you to everyone who entered our 'God's Wonderful World' photography competition! Every single entry was amazing and so different! Thank you to our special guest and professional photographer, Chris Mckae, for judging the competition. Well done to our EYFS winner, Kai, our KS1 winner, Oscar, our KS2 winner, Scarlet-Rose and our Adult winner, Miss Marshall. We really appreciate the effort that everybody made who entered and attended to celebrate our gallery.
Thank you to everyone who attended our Macmillan Coffee and Cake Morning on Friday 28th September 2018. We managed to raise £841 for our Coffee Morning! A huge well done and thank you to Mrs Clough who 'Braved the Shave' for the Macmillan Charity and raised another £400! This brought our final total to £1241! We are all very proud of her.
All of our St John's children have written a small prayer for the new school year, which have been placed on our 'New Beginnings' display in our beautiful autumn themed school Chapel.
On Friday 21st September 2018, St John's celebrated their first whole school mass for New Beginnings. Congratulations to our new School Councillors and new GIFT Team members who were announced during the mass. Thank you to our families and Parishioners for joining us after our mass for tea and biscuits.