Mr Thomas' Blog

September 20, 2021
by Miss Agnew


This week we are collecting for our local Foodbank. Here is a list of suggested items. Please support us if you can. Items should be brought to school by Thursday 23rd September.

September 20, 2021
by Miss Agnew


Just a reminder that school will be closed on Friday 24th and Monday 27th September for the September weekend.

Thursday 23rd will be a non-uniform day.

August 20, 2021
by Mr Thomas

Important Information – COVID19 & Flu Immunisation

Public Health Lanarkshire have asked us to draw your attention to the two letters below.  One is for the Nursery Class and the other is for the School.  Please take a moment to read through the relevant letter(s) as this will help you understand what the new procedures are if we experience a Positive Case in school or nursery.  This has changed significantly since last term.

With new COVID19 cases still classed as high in North Lanarkshire, I am asking for your continued support and careful attention when you are in and around the school gates.  Please continue to follow all of our procedures in order to keep children, staff and yourselves safe, particularly when gathering at the school gate.  Please remember that we as a school are simply following local and national government guidelines.

One the whole, most people have continued in the same ways as last year, so thank you for that!  Our new P1 Parents/Carers have adapted to our protocols well.

Schools are being more cautious than perhaps other aspects of life are being, due to the unique nature of the environment.  We want to have as few cases as possible and we want to remain in a position where our staff are healthy and able work with the children.

1. Letter for the new term – schools – August 2021 – NHSLanarkshire

2. Letter for the new term – nursery – August 2021 – NHSLanarkshire

In schools across North Lanarkshire, we are still following the FACTS guidance.  Please play your part and continue to support us with this.  This will hopefully mean an end to all school restrictions sooner rather than later!



We will welcome the Vaccination Team to St John Paul II so that they can administer the Flu Vaccination to all children who are registered.  Letters were sent out this week in the children’s bags.  If you have not already done so, please return the form to school by Monday 23rd August as the NHS staff will collect these on Monday.  Only registered children will be able to have the vaccination.

If you have not received a letter, please contact the school office.

More information about the vaccine and about what to expect is available by following this link…

The child flu vaccine | The flu vaccine (


August 16, 2021
by Mr Thomas
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Update and Reminders…

For everyone:  From tomorrow, please remember…

  • Only ONE adult per family should drop off or collect children (including Primary 1 children).
  • Unless exempt, please wear a face covering.

Some further P1 information:

  • Please put your child’s snack for playtime in their bag (in other words, keep it separate if they are a Packed Lunch).
  • Please LABEL ALL ITEMS.  We had brand new jackets and blazers left in the playground with no names.
  • Drop children at 9am at the main gates into the playground (staff will be there to support).  From now on, no adults are allowed in the playground (as is the normal arrangement at St. JPII).
  • Collect children at 3pm from the entrance next to the pitch.  There is less space here and so only ONE ADULT should attend.

We have finalised the timetable for PE Days.  These are as follows…


August 13, 2021
by Mr Thomas


As we approach the start of the New School Year, I would like to give you some information which will help with the logistics and ensure a smooth, safe start for everyone.

There are three links below which will hopefully explain everything.

The first is a letter from Derek Brown, Executive Director of Education and Families for North Lanarkshire.  This outlines what the Council has put in place and explains why there are still some cautious restrictions in place for schools and other council buildings.  Please click on the link below.

NLC Letter to all Parents/Carers

The second is information for our Primary 1 children and their families only.

P1 Information August 2021

The third is information for all other families (P2 – P7).  Please take the time to read this information, as many of our routines from the last school year remain in place, with one or two changes.

P2 – P7 New School Year Information

We are very much looking forward to welcoming everyone back on Monday!  I hope you all had a lovely Summer.

Mr Thomas

June 24, 2021
by Miss Agnew


We’ve made it! Thanks so much for all the kind wishes, cards and gifts that have been handed in this week, but a huge thanks for all your support over this really difficult school year. It is so very much appreciated! We hope you all have a fab summer, see you in August! 🥳🥳

June 23, 2021
by Mr Thomas

End of Term Arrangements

Please click on the link below to have the most up to date information and news from our school.  This will give you information about…

  • Start and finish times on the last day
  • Non uniform/dress down day (last day – no charge)
  • Primary 7 Information
  • Various other items of interest

Reports and new teacher information was sent home today.  Please check your child’s bag!

End of Term June 2021


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