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School Administration Officer vacancy

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PTA Christmas Newsletter

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28 November Open Morning for Reception Places 2018 now fully booked

Please note that the open morning taking place on 28 November 2017 for parents/carers of children starting in Reception in September 2018 is now fully booked.

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A big thank you from Keynsham Foodbank
A big thank you from Keynsham Foodbank

Keynsham Foodbank thanks St John's for the donations from Harvest Service

Please see the thank you poster from Keynsham Foodbank (Pdf, 247kb).

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Harvest service 2017
Harvest service 2017

Harvest bread wreathSt. John's held its traditional Harvest service today; a well attended event that is greatly enjoyed by the school community. As ever, there was a wonderful mixture of dancing, singing and poetry.

Thank you to all the children for making it so special, plus all the staff who made it happen. Finally a big thank you to all the parents who donated food to the Keynsham Food Bank or contributed to our collection for Christian Aid

We are also very gratetful to Zest, our in-house caterers also made a wonderful harvest loaf for the occasion.

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New date for open morning for Reception places in 2018
New date for open morning for Reception places in 2018

New open morning date

Please note that, due to demand, an additional Open Morning has been arranged for 2018 Reception Places - Monday 8th January 2018 at 11.15 am. Please contact the school to book a place.

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Open mornings for 2018 Reception places - update
Open mornings for 2018 Reception places - update

Limited spaces left for Open Mornings

Please note that the Open Morning taking place on Thursday 19th October is now fully booked. There are limited spaces still available on the Open Morning taking place on Tuesday 26th September.

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Open mornings for 2018 applications for Reception places
Open mornings for 2018 applications for Reception places

Poster containing details of open mornings for parents/carers wishing to apply for places in Reception starting in September 2018

 

  • Tuesday 26th September 2017
  • Thursday 19th October 2017
  • Tuesday 28th November 2017

 

The open mornings start at 11.15am. Please contact the school to book your place as they are limited for each visit.

More information on the dates of open mornings for 2018 and applications for Reception places (Pdf, 547kb)

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Changes to St. John's leadership team
Changes to St. John's leadership team

Posted: 9 June 2017

The Wellsway multi-academy trust is growing to include a larger family of schools. These exciting developments mean that Dr Cottrell will move into a full-time post as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the primary wing of the Trust.

Whilst he will remain the executive headteacher of St. John's, the school will be led on a daily basis by Mr Hilliam, who becomes Head of School. Mrs Bruton will become the new Deputy headteacher. Both posts are for one year. More information can be found in this letter (Pdf, 276kb).

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Year 1 Phonics Screening: Information for Parents/Carers

Posted: 1 May 2017

Thank you to those that attended the Phonics screening check meeting held on Tuesday 25th April. I hope you found it useful. I explained what the Phonics screening check involves, if anyone has any questions or would like further advice for how to support their child then do not hesitate to come and see your child's class teacher.The children complete the week beginning 12th June. 

Phonics screening: information for parents and carers (Pdf, 495kb)

Thank you

Miss Davis

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Funding crisis in education
Funding crisis in education

Posted: 2 April 2017

On Friday your child was sent home with an important letter outlining some of the changes that the government is introducing in regards to school funding. Mrs Andrea Arlidge, Wellsway Multi Academy Trust CEO has written a letter to explain how this amounts to a funding crisis in education. 

Funding crisis in education letter (Pdf, 339kb)

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e-Safety Day
e-Safety Day

Today the children learnt about e-safety during our Safer Internet Day.

The day started with an assembly from Police Sergeant Gent, a parent and governor from the school. Children undertook a variety of activities during the day including colouring in their 'Smartie the Penguin' or 'Digi Duck' e-safety badges.

Mr Hilliam & Mrs Bruton gave a talk to parents about e-safety issues for children at home.

Download the e-Satety presentation (Pdf, 355kb).

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Christmas Jumper Day 2016
Christmas Jumper Day 2016

On Wednesday 7th December the children and staff of St. John's wore their Christmas jumpers for Christmas Jumper Day.

On Wednesday 7th December the children and staff of St. John's wore their Christmas jumpers for Christmas Jumper Day. In return for wearing their jumpers, everyone was encouraged to donate to Save The Children.

Group photo of St John's primary school wearing their Christmas jumper, December 2016

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A big thank you from Julian Trust
A big thank you from Julian Trust

Thank you for all your kind donations of food for the Julian Trust. Several bags were delivered to their hostel in St.Paul's in Bristol.

Please read the thank you letter from the staff there:

Read the Julian Trust thank you letter (Pdf, 71kb)

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Our Bonfire Night Food Menu
Our Bonfire Night Food Menu

St. John's is proud to offer a special menu on Friday, 4th November in honour of bonfire night.

See the Bonfire night menu information (Pdf, 208kb)

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