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.
Huge thanks to Mrs Higgins and the parent council for our new religious resources. Fr Paul visited us to give a special blessing of our gifts. Each class has now received a beautifully framed picture of St John, new candles and holy water fonts. Fr Paul also blessed P4’s first communion rosary beads and P7’s crucifixes.
Dear Girls and Boys
Thank you so much for contributing in such a reverent way to last night’s SCIAF Anniversary Mass. We were all so proud of the flag bearers, those of you in the Offertory Procession and everyone else who came to represent their school and our Diocese. Your involvement made the Mass VERY special.
An immense thank you to your teachers and parents who brought you along to St. Mirin’s Cathedral. We also thank those teachers who sent in photographs and slide shows. These helped other members of the congregation to understand how much schools are involved in supporting the work of the Scottish Catholic International Aid Fund.
You all prove by your actions and your prayers that YOU recognise Jesus in the poor, the hungry and the thirsty.
Blessings to you all.
Today we held a parental workshop on God’s Loving Plan.
Thank-you to all parents who attended and took the time to leave feedback. A selection of the comments left can be found below.
“I liked that we are armed with the information for each stage. It will help me because now I know what to discuss.”
“I liked having an overview of what is coming, having access to the slides and literature.”
“It was great to find out about what stages they learn everything.”
“Very good information about what the children will be learning at each primary.”
“It was a great way to find out what my children are learning at school. It was good getting to know the terminology used.”
“I thought it was informative and it was worth seeing what the children will learn.”
“I liked that we got to see what the children will be learning prior to them.”
On Thursday the 28th of May we will be holding an information afternoon on the new relationship and sexual health resource, God’s Loving Plan.
This information afternoon will take place from 2.30pm to 3.30pm in the Gingerbread Room.
The afternoon will be give parents an opportunity to have a look at resources and ask questions.
The session is a drop-in session so please feel free to pop in anytime from 2.30pm until 3.30pm.