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Dear Parents/Carers,

We have been informed by the ATL and NUT unions that they will be taking industrial action in the form of a strike on 30 June 2011.

This action is not against the school itself but is part of national industrial action organised by these trades unions about changes to the pensions schemes of their members.

Dear Parent / Carer

Uniform for September 2011

In order to plan for the new academic year we would like to remind you of the uniform that is required for students in Years 7 - 11:

Uniform Item

Compulsory

Optional

Once again students from St John's have won an annual Engineering Challenge organised by South Durham Engineering and Manufacturing Forum.

16 students from Year 9, spent 12 weeks in after-school sessions in preparation for the Grand Final on Wednesday 9 February 2011.

Forte! (St John's Choir) performed at Durham Cathedral telling the story of the Zurbaran Paintings

 

Just a reminder that...

St John's will be closed on Monday 4th July in lieu of the Royal Wedding Bank Holiday

Durham County Council is proposing major changes to Home to School/College Transport which will affect parents/carers and their children who attend Catholic schools. They are proposing to:

St John's hosted a Strictly Come Dancing competition on 16 and 17 February 2011 to raise money for a humanitarian project in Peru.

Members of staff, and some of the school's Sixth Form students paired up and battled it out on the dance floor in front of a panel of judges. Couples performed iconic dances from the show including the waltz, the foxtrot and the Argentine tango.

Can any student who has ordered a t-shirt please bring in £4 in an envelope with their name and tutor group on it to student reception.

During the Christmas Holidays Staff and Sixth Form students from St John's packed bags at Sainsbury's and raised £1200 for Peru.

The Year 11 Progress Evening scheduled for Thursday 17th February 2011 has been rearranged for Tuesday 15th February 2011

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