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St John's College School Bulletin - 12 September 2014
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New Notices


F3-6 Day Pupils

REMINDER: Leaving Senior House at the End of the School Day – Please let us know how your child will be getting home at the end of the day

In order to assure ourselves of your child’s safety and wellbeing at the end of the school day, we ask ALL Senior House parents of day pupils to complete the attached form and return it to us as soon as possible.  Even if your arrangements have not changed since last year, it is important that we receive confirmation of this from you.




Love Against the Odds Rehearsal Schedule – Michaelmas 2014

Please find attached a rehearsal schedule for the final Form 4 rehearsals leading up to the performance on 23 October.  The children should know all their lines by now so that they are as confident as possible for the performance.       
















Tuesday 23 Sep




Form and Individual Photographs at Byron House – Please ensure your child comes to School in their full Winter uniform, including blazer.

Photographs will be distributed before half term, together with instructions for payment and obtaining re-prints.         



New Parents

Party for Parents New to the School, 8-10pm, Hinsley Hall – Please complete the online reply form if you wish to attend

All parents new to Byron House and Senior House are cordially invited to a party in Hinsley Hall for a chance to get to know each other and your child’s teachers better. Please reply using the online form by Friday 19 September at the latest.

Wednesday 24 Sep




Form and Individual Photographs at Senior House – Please ensure your child comes to School in their full Winter uniform, including blazer.

Photographs will be distributed before half term, together with instructions for payment and obtaining re-prints.         

Friday 26 Sep




PA Macmillan Coffee Morning, 9.30 – 11.30am, The Master’s Lodge, St John’s College

You are cordially invited to enjoy coffee and cakes in the beautiful surroundings of the Master’s Lodge at St John’s College.  Young children are welcome, but please keep a close eye on them, as there are some tempting antiques at toddler height.  If you would like to book a ticket for this event, please email  All proceeds go to Macmillan Cancer Support.




F6 Girls

HPV Vaccinations to take place in the morning – Please ensure your daughter brings a morning snack to School

The first round of HPV Vaccinations will take place this morning.  It is important that your daughter has a good breakfast before coming to School and that she has a snack with her to have during the morning.           





Royal College of Organists’ 150th Anniversary Concert, College Chapel, 1.15pm – Please come and support our organists: Blake Chen, Joel Branston and David Bryson

St John’s College is taking part in the prestigious 150th Anniversary Concert for the Royal College of Organists, with a concert given by three of our pupils at 1.15pm.  You, your family and friends are most welcome to attend this concert, which should last around 30 minutes.  You will not be charged an entry fee, but there will be a retiring collection.             











Recent Notices




A welcome message from Mr Jones

A letter from Mr Jones with some useful reminders.     





Daily Routines – Arrival, Collection, Absences and Signing In and Out

A brief reminder of the School’s provision for care before and after school, what to do if your child is absent or arrives late, or if you are not able to collection your child on time.





Travel Options for Getting to School

A message from the Bursar detailing your options for getting to school.  There are two school-run minibuses going from the Royston and Saffron Walden areas as well as car sharing and public transport options.  There are currently no spaces available on the school-run minibuses, but if you would still like to register your interest, please contact the Facilities Manager, Mr Carl Maxwell.     





Instrumental Tuition and Ensembles will begin in the week beginning Monday 15th September 2014

Please be aware that all instrumental and vocal tuition and ensembles will begin in the week beginning Monday 15 September.  Further details will be sent directly to all parents of children taking part in the above activities at the beginning of next week.




Michaelmas Term F4 Plays – Please click on the links to download your scripts, cast lists and rehearsal schedules

Form 4 will be performing three plays in October: The Great Flying Ship of Ivan the Impossible, The Lost Spear and The Five Swans.  Please consult the message to download the relevant script, cast list and rehearsal information for your child.





The Jungle Book Script, Auditions and Rehearsals – Please download the script and schedule

Please click on the link to download a copy of the script and the rehearsal and audition schedule.  Please also let Mr Clarke know if you cannot make any of the rehearsals mentioned prior to casting the show at the beginning of the term.




Macbeth Script – Please note that the first rehearsal will be 9.30am – 3.30pm Saturday 6 September

Please click on the link to download your copy of the script for Macbeth, which also contains some useful tips about learning and performing Shakespeare.  The first rehearsal back will be for all cast members who are able to come, on Saturday 6 September.





Shakespeare Schools Festival Production of Macbeth – Michaelmas 2014 – Important Rehearsal Dates and Cast List

Please consult the message for a guide to expected rehearsal dates and times for next term, as well as a cast list.





Michaelmas Term Harvest Competition – October 2014

Believe it or not, now is the time to start planning your entry for this year’s Harvest Competition, organised by the Eco Committee.  Please consult the message to see which class you would like to enter.  Entry forms will be sent to you in September and all entries will be judged in October, so you have plenty of time to decide! 

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