St John’s News 20

Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest, if we do not give up. Galatians 6:9

A message from the Head

As part of our Christian value Perseverance, we have been exploring the importance of doing our best at all times, persevering even when the going gets tough, and understanding that continued effort brings its rewards. We continue to celebrate our children's successes in different ways in school, and especially on Fridays in our collective worship.

What extreme weather we have had over the past fortnight! Please do continue to pay attention to the forecasts and send your children into school in the appropriate clothing.

I am sure that you will all now be aware of the extension to the current COVID-19 measures announced by the Government last week. Please make sure that you have read the letter that was sent out on Tuesday evening and is also posted in the Virtual office. It contains some important information.

As a result of the Government announcement, it is a great shame that PSA will not be able to hold the popular summer social events. Not only are these events a great deal of fun and enjoyment for families, but it also brings in much needed revenue for PSA. I do hope that when these events are possible again, you will all be able to fully support them.

Staff changes

After 20 years of working with children at St John’s Mrs Libby Jaquest (our Nursery teacher) will be retiring. A number of her pupils have returned to St John’s as parents themselves! We thank her for her many years of dedication to our school family.

Miss Katie Channer will be returning to Thailand to complete her teaching stint abroad. She will be very sorely missed, but we wish her all the very best and we hope to hear from her in the future.

Miss Lauren Clegg is also leaving us at the end of this term to pursue other projects in Social Media. We will all be sorry to see her go and wish her all the best.

Miss Caroline Palmer-Hall will be leaving at the end of the academic year. She has been a valued member of our school family and we wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

If you would like to contribute to leaving gifts for these staff please put it in a named envelope and send it into the school office.

150th Artworks

Keep going we can do it!

Please donate and share. This will be created by WeAreSkyHigh. A mosaic will also also be produced by a local artist, Philippa Adams, to commemorate our school's birthday. Our children will be involved in these projects. Can you please support us in raising £4000 towards these projects. Please donate to our JustGiving Crowdfunding Page, and help us share this link on your social media platforms

Our wonderful mosaic to commemorate our school's birthday, produced by a local artist Philippa Adams along with all the students at St John's, is now complete and in place on the wall of Bluebridge House.

Birthday week timetable

Monday 5th July: Sports Day (in school) followed by a picnic lunch

Tuesday 6th July: Victorian Day: Victorian farm, Victorian fancy dress, design a t-shirt activity

Weds 7th July: Church service blessing the new mosaic

Thursday 8th July: Time capsule, virtual interviews with school alumni

Friday 9th July: Carnival day with magic shows and procession to Bedelsford School and back

Two air raid shelters and allotments

Read about John Pridmore's St John's memories from his years at the school during 1945 - 1951

Another unearthed Album

Mrs Singh has discovered another old photograph album featuring images from across the years at StJohn's. See the images here