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Behaviour Charter Assembly


Pupils at St John's have been remembering that they are the brightest lights of God's World and can show this through their kind and thoughtful behaviour at school. 


During our behaviour charter assembly, a pupil from each class signed the charter, whilst the whole school sang 'This Little Light'. 


"In the same way your light must shine before people, so that they will see the good things you do and praise your father in Heaven." (Matthew 5:16)

St John's school Mass celebrating the start of the new school year


We placed all of our hopes, dreams, gifts and talents into God's well as any worries, fears or uncertainties. We know that God loves us and will be with us, guiding us as we take each step through this new school year.

First Holy Communion Celebration Mass



Year 1 and 2 have been reflecting on what it must have been like for the disciples on that very first Pentecost and how the Holy Spirit helps us today.


New Life

As part of our Easter celebrations and work on new life, we have welcomed 10 living eggs into school.


Over the next few days, we will watch in anticipation as they hatch and we will experience the joy and wonder of new life.


We pray that this Easter brings the joy of new life in Christ to all in our community and the wider world.


The Stations of the Cross


One of the newest members of our school community lit the first candle on our Advent wreath.

Edith Stein blessing


The Edith Stein Partnership, which consists of the local Catholic primary and secondary schools, worked together during lockdown to produce this wonderful blessing. Thank you to Oaklands for organising the project and to all of the children, across all of the schools who have shared their gifts and talents so enthusiastically.


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Activity Advent Calendar

18th December - Think of someone you've hurt and show them you are sorry.

17th December - Show someone you love how much she or he means to you.

14th December - Light a candle for those who are unhappy in the world.

12th December - Make someone smile.

11th December - How many people can you give the sign of peace to?

9th December - Find a charity pot and add some of your change.

7th December - Make a nativity scene out of recycled material.

6th December - Find out about St. Nicolas, it's his feast day today.

5th December - Pray for those who have no home this Christmas.

Here are pictures of our Brighten Up for Cafod Day.

We raise £203.45 to help achieve children's rights for water, food and education.

Each child decorated a T-Shirt to raise awareness of others in our world.


In our prayer area the children have been reflecting on St Paul's letter the the Colossians 2:2-


I want you woven into a tapestry of love, in touch with everything there is to know of God. Then you will have minds confident and at rest, focused on Christ, God’s great mystery.  

The children have woven and reflecting on ways we can be woven in God's love.

During our Pentecost and Sacrament topics the children have been taking time to give thanks for the power of love that the Holy Spirit brings into our lives.

Liturgical Dance for the Penitential Service


Our Lenten Journey


Our Lenten Journey to Christ this year has been sheep coming back to their shepherd.


The children have written ways they have grown closer to Jesus through prayer, almsgiving and fasting.


The sheep need to travel from the KS2 entrance, all the way to the hall cross. We're nearly there but have only 1 week to go!

Watch our parents, children and staff bring the beautiful painting of Mary to life under the expert guidance of Eva's mum.


We thank her for sharing her skills, expertise and time so generously.


Big Voice helped widen the children's understanding of refugees by leading groups as they travelled from 'camp' to 'camp'.
This is how some children responded from the reflection-
Kacper- It made me sad because some people have houses and places to enjoy themselves and others don't.


Rachel- It helped me understand how refugees felt.


Sean- It showed examples of refugees from all over the world.


Maria- It made me realise that I should be grateful for what I have and that I can support the work of CaFOD in helping refugees

St Edmund's School invited Year 5 and 6 to spend some time in the presence of the Blessed Eucharist in Adoration. The classes processed down and offered prayers to focus their reflections.

Year 4 have been thinking about Jesus' family tree in Advent by making a Jesse Tree.

Penitential Service

Big Voices and School Council led our Advent Penitential Service based on the scripture "I came to bring light to this dark world" John 12:46

Advent Activity Calendar

19th December - Share the Nativity story with your family.

17th December - Show someone you love how much she or he means to you.

14th December - Light a candle for those who are unhappy in the world.

13th December 2018 - Make a card for a neighbour.

12th December - Make someone smile.

11th December - How many people can you give the sign of peace to?

10th December - Find a charity pot and add some of your change.

7th December - Make a nativity scene out of recycled material.

6th December - Find out about St. Nicholas - It's his feast day today.

5th December - Pray for those who have no home this Christmas

4th December - Sort out clothes or toys that you could give to charity

3rd December - Make a card for someone you love


Celebrating CAFOD fast day in the brightest way while giving thanks for all that God provides. So far we have raised £175- Well done everyone.








We made it!

Our actions through Lent have lead us to Christ the King.




Stations of the Cross Liturgy


On Spy Wednesday the school came together to reflect on Holy Week. Led by the Year 5s the children lead us through Jesus's final days on Earth.


Year 4, 5 and 6 lead the Penitential Service inspired by the bible verse- 'He took our sin away nailing it to the cross' Colossians 2:14.


During Lent St John's have been set a challenge - to grow closer to God.

Every time someone makes a good choice they will write it on a foot and we will get one step closer to the crucifix in the hall and to God.


Check back to see if we make it!


The third candle on our Advent Wreath was lit this morning by all our sets of twins. This week we are thinking about what it means to be waiting in joyful anticipation for the coming of Jesus.

Today, Years 4,5 and 6 celebrated the Sacrament of Reconciliation. We took some time out from the busy Christmas celebrations to think about how we could really prepare ourselves to welcome Jesus.

Our eldest and youngest children lit the first candle on our Advent Wreath.

 Mr Hutton lit the second candle on our Advent Wreath.

On 9th October Rosemary from CAFOD came in to lead our worship and tell us more about the work that CAFOD does around the world. She especially talked about the farmers they help in El Salvador. After the assembly she visited the junior classes to answer any of the children's questions.

During the end of term assembly, the Year 6 leavers were all presented with their own El Salvador crosses to remember their time at St John's and all the support that they were given to help them on the next part of their faith journey.

Fr James celebrated the Feast Day of St Peter and Paul with us. The children who had recently made their First Holy Communion wore their special clothes.



This week we welcomed our 'Living Eggs' to school. We excitedly watched them hatch and grow as we explored the theme of new life at Easter.



Mrs Park lit the third candle on our Advent Wreath. The third Sunday in Advent is called Gaudete Sunday, which means rejoice. We light the rose-coloured candle as a sign of our rejoicing - we are halfway through Advent and getting closer to welcoming Jesus in to our lives.





The second candle on our Advent wreath was lit by one of our newest members of staff, Miss Brien.




Today, the eldest and youngest children in the school lit the first candle on our Advent wreath. We have entered this special season when we wait and prepare to celebrate the coming of Christ. What are you doing to get ready to welcome Jesus into your life this Christmas? Perhaps you could add your own prayer to the prayer tree in our school or make your own prayer tree at home.

Prepare with CAFOD: Please click on the link to open the CAFOD Advent calendar for a daily reflection on how you can be preparing this Advent.

21st October 2016 - Our School Feast Day


Today we celebrated our transferred School Feast Day and remembered the opening of our school in October 1980.


Canon Dominic led our celebration of Mass in which we were joined by parents, governors  and friends of the school.  We collected food and toiletries for the Roberts Centre and reflected on what it means to be a member of our school community.


To complete our Feast Day, Miss Hobbs gave everyone a special treat to enjoy at playtime.

The New Academic Year


We began the year by explaining how we can "Shine before People" and be good disciples in all that we think, do and say.




Easter. He is risen!




Today, as part of our journey through Lent, we celebrated the sacrament of reconciliation.

Canon Dominic blessed our Lenten passports on Ash Wednesday and issued one to every family. We hope that they will help us to journey together through Lent and help us to grow to be 'merciful as the father is merciful.' (Lk6:36)

Please remember to complete the activity each week and bring the passport into school to be stamped

Key Stage 1 Children

Key Stage 2 Children



Holy Year of Mercy







During this Holy Year of Mercy, we are running a Mercy Club at school for KS2 children who are interested in exploring how we can really make this year special. They will be meeting regularly to plan events and themes for children and their families based around the corporal works of mercy.

Their first job was to order some equipment to send to our twin school, Christ the King, in Bamenda. The group decided to send a selection of play equipment for the children to use at playtimes as well as photographs and messages of goodwill.

As part of their work, the Mercy Club are leading our journey through Lent with a focus on how we can ‘be merciful, even as your Father is merciful,’ (LK 6:36).