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St John's College School Bulletin - 19 September 2014
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New Notices




Head Lice Reported at Byron House

Cases of head lice have been reported at Byron House.  Please remember to check for head lice routinely on a weekly basis!





Asthma Inhalers for PE & Games – Spare inhalers to be kept in sports bags

If your child suffers with asthma, please ensure that he/she has a spare blue inhaler in their sports bag for all PE and Games activities.     




The Sixth Form Year 2014-15 – Important Information for Sixth Form Parents

Please consult the message to find links to the documents and information discussed at last week’s Parents’ Evening: Michaelmas Clinics; Senior School Exam Dates and Requirements; A guide to the Sixth Form Year    
















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

REMINDER: 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.             











Friday 10 October




Harvest Service at Senior House

We will be having a Harvest Service at Senior House to give thanks for what we have and to provide an opportunity for the pupils to support those in need in Cambridge.  We would be grateful for any Harvest gifts you are able to provide which will be donated to the Cambridge Food Bank.            











Thursday 23 October



F4 Drama Production – Final Arrangements, audience space reservation and teas request

In preparation for this year’s F4 Production of Love Against the Odds, we would ideally like all day children to either go home or to a friend’s house after school, ready to return at 6.15pm.  If this is not possible, please complete the online reply form to request tea.  If you would like to attend, please complete the same form to allow us to plan for the correct number of audience members.               











Recent 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.       





A welcome message from Mr Jones

A letter from Mr Jones with some useful reminders.     




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.





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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