Comic Relief – Red Nose Day @ St John’s THURSDAY 23rd MARCH

'Non uniform day/wear something red for comic relief on Thursday 23rd March (we are closed on 24th March) in return for donations for this good cause.'

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THANK YOU!

Have your say bid.

Well done everyone and a huge thank you, we were successful in getting sufficient votes to get awarded our grant – what an amazing community we are. This means we have been awarded £1000 to spend on our Cycle Shelter Project.

We Need Your Vote!

 

Thursday 9th March, 2017 @ 3:00 pm7:00 pm

We have an opportunity to secure £1000 funding for our new Cycle Shelter.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council and Basingstoke Voluntary Services are working in Partnership in a bid to deliver the Basingstoke and Deane small scale community participatory budget initiative in conjunction with Hampshire County Council known as ‘Have your Say’.

The purpose of this grant scheme is designed to enable voluntary and community organisations of any kind to help improve their local environment, to support local groups or strengthen their community. Local people will then have the opportunity to determine which local projects should receive funding through an open day, where local residents can vote for the projects they feel would most benefit their community.

WE NEED YOUR VOTES!

Please come along to Carnival Hall, Council Road, Basingstoke, RG21 3DH between 3pm and 7pm on Thursday 9th March to vote for our project !

You can only vote in person and must be of secondary school age or older, so please encourage your older children, aunts, uncles, grand parents etc to come along and vote.

 

 

 

Inset Day Reminder

Please note that school will be closed to children on Friday 17th February for staff training.

Snow and Ice Plan 2016-17

The aim of the plan is to help the whole community to be aware of what precautions we will put in place should we have a period of severe weather.

Where possible, we will try to keep school open. However, with a number of our staff currently commuting up to an hour to reach school, this decision will be heavily influenced by the road conditions and whether enough staff can get to school to enable us to fulfill our legal supervision ratios.

Should school need to be closed due to extreme weather conditions you will be informed via three different methods of communication:

  • the school website;
  • the Hampshire County Council website – following links for ‘school closures’;
  • a text message will be sent.

If school has to remain closed for more than one day, parents should look on the school website for work which the children can complete at home should they so wish.

When the ground is covered in snow and/or ice but the school is open the following safety precautions will be taken:

  1. The back gate providing access to the large playground at the back of the school will remain closed and locked.

     

  2. All adults and children will enter school via the front entrance.

     

  3. A direct path from the front gate to the entrance to the school will be cleared and salt/grit laid.

     

  4. The children will leave via the front entrance starting with the youngest children at 3.10pm. 

    Children will only be dismissed to a parent or nominated adult. Please keep entrance clear to allow for the children to be dismissed.

Please be aware that Kingsmill Road is not a priority for the council and be cautious of the road conditions when driving.

Hopefully we will not see the ‘snow plan’ put into action this year but forewarned is forearmed.

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Inset Day

A reminder that the next Inset Day is on Friday 25th November 2016.  The school will be closed to children.

Tag Rugby Team

The St John's tag rugby team played their first fixture of the season on 8th November at Hatch Warren Junior School. The team played brilliantly winning all three matches. Congratulations!
 

Meet the Team sessions

You are invited to meet our 'meet the team' sessions on Tuesday 27th September.  KS1 will be at 5.30pm and KS2at 6.30pm.