St John’s become part of the Erasmus Plus Project
Kent County Council, together with partners in Sweden and Belgium have been successful in securing funding from Erasmus Plus to run a project to exchange practice between educational establishments supporting children and young people migrating into and across Europe. Different European countries have different ways of creating intercultural competence. Today, the need to exchange and share experiences is crucial on issues regarding the mapping of the student’s previous school experiences, learning processes based on previous school experience, the methodology of work and the guidance to inclusion. This two year project will consist of a series of study visits and local dissemination activities between the partner organisations.
Our school was invited to participate in the project and on the 7th March teachers from Sweden, Belgium and Kent will be visiting our school to share experiences about inclusion of young newcomers to our country.
We held a Mission Week in the school recently with the theme ‘Be the person God has called you to be’. This included assemblies and workshops/reflections led by Cafod, The Sion Community and The Stance Dance Company. Children were invited to reflect on the theme and to celebrate their gifts and talents through dance, music and art. Mission week was due to culminate in a Whole School Mass on the Thursday but this had to be postponed due to the weather, however, we plan to hold this Mass on Thursday 14th July……weather permitting! This will give the children the opportunity to offer up all their reflections, prayers and learning and to celebrate their God given uniqueness.
We had a really special visitor!
Our ZooLab Visitor
All our children were treated to a visit from creatures great and small!
Year 5 had a special visitor come in and tell them all about the Greeks!
Reception FireFighter Visit
The local Firefighters came to tell the Reception children all about their job. Miss Cable even got to try on the uniform too!
St Patrick’s Day
To celebrate St Patrick’s day we had a visit for St. John’s Irish Dancers. They performed a variety of dances in both assemblies. Also big thank you to Mr Berry who came and played some Irish music with Mr Smyth!