School News

Visit from Luther Blissett, OBE DL

24 Nov 2023

It was a very special day for our school on Wednesday. Luther Blissett, OBE DL came to visit and took part in the official opening of our Rooftop Playground extension. He had a tour of the school, met the majority of the children in their classrooms. had afternoon tea with the Active Eagles and kindly signed a book and a couple of footballs.

We are thankful to Luther Blissett for making the time to come to visit us and we are thankful to Regal London for extending our wonderful rooftop playground.

Thank you to Mr Sewell for coming into school over the summer holiday to help with the construction of the extension.

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Visit to Watford FC Vicarage Road Stadium

24 Nov 2023

The Year 6 children visited the Watford Football Club ground this week. They had a tour of the Vicarage Road stadium, visited the players’ changing rooms and sat in some very special chairs. The children had a fantastic time and  made a great impression on the Watford FC staff who were impressed by their enthusiasm and positive approach.

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Community Christmas Tree, Atria Watford

24 Nov 2023

Thank you to Atria Watford  for selecting our school to be one of the local schools invited to help create Community Christmas Tree. Our children enjoyed creating their Christmas drawing and it’s wonderful to see some of the children’s artwork featured on the tree.

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Generous Donation to our Christmas Raffle

15 Nov 2023

We are thrilled to have received a donation of scooter accessories from Micro Scooters. Renowned for revolutionising the school run, Micro Scooters make getting from A-B quicker, cleaner, greener, healthier, and more fun.

As a ‘walk to school’ school, we encourage all the children to walk or scoot to school.

This is just one of the donations to the Friends Christmas Raffle which will take place in December. More details to follow, but we are very excited! Tickets will go on sale next week.

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St John’s C of E Primary School Arbor App

8 Nov 2023

St John’s C of  E Primary School is now using Arbor  to communicate with St John’s families. There is the option to download the free app or access Arbor  via the Arbor website.

For full instructions on how to download, login to and use the Arbor app or website can be found via the following link: Arbor Instructions

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New School Lunch Menu coming soon…..

17 Oct 2023

It’s almost time for our new school lunch menu. The school caterers have been busy preparing new tasty dishes for the children to enjoy. Our Eagles Advisors recently took part in a taste testing session and sampled a selection of the new dishes.

The children made a note of their thoughts about the food they’d tasted and this information was feedback to the catering team. More details about the new menu coming soon……….

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Regal London and Roof Top Playground extension

1 Oct 2023

Our roof top playground is a unique and special place where the children can play whilst enjoying the view of Watford. When St John’s C of E Primary School was first built, the budget for the playground wasn’t large enough to make the whole space usable.

Last year, we formed a partnership with our neighbours, Regal London who kindly agreed to develop the rooftop playground extension at no charge.

The work began during the summer holidays, to limit the disruption to the school day and to give the builders full access to the building. Our caretaker was in school for the majority of the summer helping to supervise the work. We are thankful to Regal London and to Mr Sewell for working tirelessly over the summer to ensure that the children have more space to play.

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St John’s MacMillan Coffee Morning, 29.09.2023

1 Oct 2023

The St John’s C of E Primary School staff team hosted a MacMillian Coffee Morning in the staff room on Friday 29th September 2023. The event gave staff the chance to take a break, share cake and raise money for charity. McMillian Coffee Morning are annual fundraising events which helps this amazing charity continue to offer support to those affected by Cancer. For more information about the work they do,please visit the MacMillan website.

Together, we raised £100. If you would like to donate the St John’s C of E Primary School JustGiving page, please use the following link. All money raised will be donated directly to MacMillan Cancer Support.

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Pre Owned Uniform Sales

22 Sep 2023

Our PTA, The Friends of St John’s C of E Primary School will be hosting a number of pre owned uniform sales throughout the school year. The sales are chance to purchase good quality school uniform at a great price and to also raising additional funds for our school.

Pre owned uniform sales will take place on 20th October 2023 and 15th December 2023.

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