Spooky Disco

A big thank you to the PTA, parents and carers for organising a fantastic Spooky Disco for the St John’s children. It was a hugely successful evening with some brilliant displays. The children’s outfits were wonderful and you can see how scary everybody looked in the video below

Introducing the Sports Council/School Games Organising Committee for 2014-15

Congratulations to all the representatives who are supporting Miss Vecchione to drive PE and Sport forward in our school. The council have already secured gymnastics space at lunchtime, dodgeball for Autumn 2 lunchtimes and decided what PE skills they would like a child at St John’s to leave with before going to secondary school. They […]


I would like to introduce you to the first ever Chaplains at St John’s,  they are:- Michael, Eve, Nell, David, Josie, Cialan, Sophie and Joseph.  Here is a little video of them being commissioned by Cannon McBride at Salford Cathedral .  The Chaplains will meet once a week and carry out various projects within the School and Parish . They will be […]

Cycling Track Championships

Y4DS had a great afternoon watching the track cycling at Manchester Velodrome this half term. They saw the best of the British cyclists in action and had a great time supporting the athletes to perform to the best of their ability. We are so fortunate to be invited to these amazing events  – Manchester is […]

Australian Commonwealth Swim Team Meet St John’s Swim Team!

The chance of a lifetime! A special invite was received by St John’s to meet some of the Australian Commonwealth Swim team, watch them train at Manchester Aquatics Centre and then compete in a gala with the Australians team managing the St John’s teams. It was a very special day when we arrived at Manchester […]

Triple Gold for St Johns

  St John’s have been awarded the School Games mark gold for the 3rd year running! Congratulations to all the children and the staff team for their continued commitment to PE, Sport and competition!

PTA ‘Fun-Raising’ Event

Last Friday, the first PTA coffee meeting of the term took place at St. John’s. The morning was a resounding success with home baked cakes, refreshments and live music as entertainment. The event was organised to raise money towards the children’s Adventure Playground target. A special thanks to everybody involved; the PTA, parents/carers and Loreto High School […]

Look at what we did!

Five very excited boys ran up to Miss Murphy in the playground at lunchtime to show their fantastic wooden tower! “Can we take a picture for the blog?” they cried! So here it is! Super teamwork and five happy faces! Well done Patrick, Cillian, Gregor, Sacha and Levi! Enjoy

Golden Gallery

Congratulations to this week’s Golden Gallery winners. Please click on the link below to view the latest superstars http://stjohnsrc.net/golden-gallery/ Keep up the good work!

Chris Riddell

On Tuesday afternoon the St. John’s children had a terrific time meeting author and illustrator Chris Riddell. Chris described what life was like as an author and illustrator and gave us a wonderfuly imaginitive account of his working day. The children were also treated to a reading of the first chapter of Chris Riddell’s new book ‘Goth […]

Golden Gallery!!!

The Golden Gallery is back!!! This year pupils who have been awarded the weekly golden jumper for excellent work and behaviour, will also be placed onto the Golden Gallery. To access the Golden Gallery you can find the tab on the right hand side of the home page. Alternatively you can click on the Golden Gallery […]

Sewing Club

Sewing Club Sensations The sewing club has got off to an exciting start with some projects already completed. The combining of learning new skills, working with new materials and equipment  and producing finished pieces has made the Old Nursery a thriving area of activity of a Monday after school. A glance at the photos shows […]

Check Mate!

Chess club continues to thrive under it’s new Chess Club Amigos. The club meets every Monday and is also hoping to meet Fridays too. This very popular club is a great way to make new friends, use your brain and have fun!   Hannah Vecchione  

School Games Success

Last academic year was St John’s most successful year so far with the School Games. More children than ever got to compete in Level 1, 2 and 3 competitions. The level 1 inter-house competitions were very popular with all years getting the chance to compete in a variety of sports. At level 2 inter school […]

Pirate Day

Ahoy matey!! On Friday, Key Stage 1 had a swashbuckling time celebrating Pirate Day. There are photos below of the children dressing up in some fantastic pirate costumes, and also taking part in games and activities  

Meet Author Chris Riddell

We are pleased to announce that the fantastic author and illustrator, Chris Riddell will be at St John’s on Tuesday 30th September. Chris Riddell will be signing copies of his new book ‘Goth Girl and the Fete Worse Than Death.’ Letters will be sent out to parents with more information available soon   Chris Riddell  

Roald Dahl Day

  On Friday, the St John’s children wore yellow to school to celebrate Roald Dahl day. Below there are photo’s of Year 1 enjoying the author’s fantastic literature work  

School Mass

Thank you very much to Father McMahon for the lovely welcome back School Mass, which took place in the Sports Hall yesterday. A special thanks goes to the readers, who spoke very clearly and also to the school choir who sang with great passion. There are photos of the service attached below