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Celebrating 100 years of Catholic Education

Celebrating 100 years of Catholic Education

One of the highlights of the Centenary celebrations for Catholic schools is a National Mass on the 14th June, at 1pm in Falkirk Stadium where every Catholic School in Scotland will be represented at this unique occasion.

In total, St John’s has randomly selected 16 pupils to attend the Mass.  Four staff/adults will accompany the children on the day. The children will leave St John’s around 9:15am and depart Falkirk by 3pm. We estimate their arrival back at St John’s to be around 4pm.

Children should wear full school uniform on the day and bring a packed lunch.

Microsoft Office 365 Free Download

With Christmas fast approaching many of you might find Santa has brought you a new ipad, tablet, laptop or phone. It is worth remembering you can download all microsoft office apps for free!

To install, follow the instructions below .

Office 365 ProPlus

All Glow users, can get copies of Microsoft Office 2016 to use on their home devices – PC, Mac, phones and tablets.

This will enable the use of a range of Microsoft products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, OneNote etc) on up to 15 home devices without cost (the 15 licences being split as 5 for PCs and/or Macs, 5 for tablets and 5 for phones).

To do this, login to Glow, from the launch pad click the Office 365 Home tile (image below) then the “Install Office apps” button and follow the instructions.

Note that if downloading to an iPad or iPhone the process is different, the apps should be downloaded from the App Store and then log in using the Glow username. There is more information from Microsoft available here.

When logging in, you will be asked to enter your user name and this is your Glow user name plus the domain e.g. gw15examplejames@glow.sch.uk, once you do this, you will be transferred to the usual Glow login screen, when you enter your details here your registration is complete.

The Glow username will only activate the software for as long as that account is active in Glow.

It is also possible to download the apps from within Microsoft O365 – within O365, click on the Office 365 link in the top left of your screen and from the O365 home page, click on “Install Office 2016”.

Lockerbie Manor 2017


On Monday 20th  November P7 set off for Lockerbie. We will be departing from St John’s at 12:15. We will be sharing the bus with St Thomas’ Primary.

P7 parents/carers are invited to drop off pupil bag/suitcases in the gym hall at 9am. In addition, if you have any extra medication (e.g. travel sickness tablets) please bring with you and complete any additional medical forms on the day.

Parents/carers can then return to wave off the children  from 12pm. Please remember pupils should bring in a packed lunch on Monday.