Please take time to read the letter below which was compiled after recent meetings of our Pupil Voice groups.
Also, please have a look at the poster the pupils made.
Proud to be a Gold Rights
At the moment our Pupil Voice groups are leading a Road Safety campaign
to make walking to and from St John’s safer for everyone.
We would like to remind everyone that there is a 20mph speed limit outside our school. Recently, some of our Rights
Respecting School committee met with local MSP, Monica Lennon and raised their
concerns about poor signage of the speed limit.
We would also like your support in using our designated Park and Stride
at the Bent car park. Only authorised vehicles- school transport and Blue/Red
badge holders should come in the school grounds and use the car park. This
limits the number of vehicles near our school and helps keep our children safe.
Our Pupil Voice groups will continue to work on this campaign over the
coming weeks and have lots of great ideas to improve road safety.
am very pleased to inform you that after the First Minister’s announcement on
Tuesday there will be changes to some of the Covid 19 mitigations in and around
give parents time to plan, organise child care and to prepare children these
changes will come into action from Thursday 17 February 2022.
There is no longer a requirement for a one way system within the
school grounds and from 17 February all visitors to the school can enter and
exit by either pedestrian gate.
There will be no staggered start and finish times. All children
will enter the playground through the usual main gate in the morning and will
exit by the main gate at 3pm. The main playground gate will be locked after 9am
and anyone arriving after this time will need to enter the school through the
front entrance at reception. School hours will be 9.00 am- 3.00 pm for all
Masks are still mandatory in the playground for all adults.
Parents/ Carers are reminded not to use the school car park and
are requested to use our park and stride from the Bent Park. Only permitted
cars/ vehicles are allowed to drop off/ park in the car park. These are: school
transport, ASN transport and blue/ red badge holders only.
Visitors to the school are still limited and therefore Parent
Consultations in March will take place by phone conversations. Children’s work
will be sent home for you to enjoy looking at prior to
phone call. Approximate call times will be sent out to each class nearer the
There is no longer a requirement for children to remain in
bubbles/class groups. This means that during different curricular lessons
classes can mix and join together. At lunchtime children can sit at any table
in the dining room.
Large gatherings such as assemblies are not allowed so we will
continue to record our assemblies and share them with children each Friday.
very much look forward to normality resuming within the school with the
remaining restrictions being lifted in the near future.