School Disco – Friday 1st December!

The PTA are kicking off the festive season with a kids favourite, the school disco 🕺💃🎶

on Friday 1st December!

YR & KS1 5:30pm – 6:45pm
KS2 7:00pm – 8:15pm

Tickets will be on sale from the school office & from your friendly PTA Committee Members in the playground.

All tickets £3.50 each

REMINDER – Parking
Please park in the school playground for both drop off and pick up. A car parking attendant will be in operation to assist you. Unless you intend to visit the Harvester, prior to or after drop off at the Disco, please do not use their car park during this busy period.

P.T.A AGM Tuesday 3rd October 2017 at 7:30pm

Come along to find out what we spent last years money on and what we might spend this years on. We are also electing key members of the PTA team – anyone can be considered. So if you want to have a say, we’ll see you at 7:30pm at St John’s School.

The AGM is a great chance to meet the PTA committee, find out what we do and where the money raised has been spent.

You will of course be most welcome to ask any questions and enquire about joining the committee as we are always keen to boost the ranks!

We are looking for any volunteers who can spare their knowledge/expertise/contacts or a little time to help with our fundraising efforts for the school. It’s a great way to get involved, meet some lovely people and make a significant contribution to our children’s education and life at St John’s.

(If you can’t make it on Tuesday but still interested in joining the committee, just let us know, please email )

Welcome to a new term at St John’s!

Now that the weather has turned very autumn like, it’s back to school at St John’s.

We hope everyone has an enjoyable start to the new term and your children are all settling in well.

Please keep an eye out on here/Facebook/newsletters for upcoming events and the date for our annual AGM. The AGM is a great chance to meet the members of the PTA, what we do and where the money raised has been spent. You will of course be most welcome to join the committee as we are always keen to boost the ranks!

Hope to see you around the school/village.

Best wishes,

Your PTA Committee

What a night! St John’s pupils have certainly got Talent!

St John’s School PTA proudly present The Talent Show

Last Friday evening, pupils from all year groups danced, sang, played and performed a wonderful array of acts much to the delight of the captive audience.

It was a night to remember and so perfectly compered by the magnificent Kenn MacDonald from the Open Box Theatre Company. Kenn made all the children relaxed on stage and caused much laughter, as well as a few empty pockets for the Grandparents!

After much deliberation from the judges, the winners and 2nd places were announced!

  • The Key Stage 1 Winner was Amber (Yr1) who sang ‘Castle on a Cloud’ as Cosette from Les Misérables
  • The Key Stage 1 2nd Place was Ettie (Yr1) who sang ‘How Far I’ll Go’ from the Disney film Moana

Special commendation – Alec, Anna (Yr2) & Pippa (YrR) for the musical/’comedy’ performance of Star Wars!

  • The Key Stage 2 Winner was Heidi (Yr 6) who sang ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ from The Wizard of Oz
  • The Key Stage 2 2nd Place was Beniot (Yr5) who performed 3 pieces on the piano

Special commendation – Lottie, Bryony & Athena (Yr6) for their singing & dancing to Boomerang!

Just before the interval, we were treated to a delightful performance from one of the judges, Meena Mew. We even had a surprise act from Mrs P.H, Mrs Cornish, Mrs Garne & Mrs Ponting who pranced and galloped about on their hobby horses, much to the amusement from the children! Thank you for being such good sports!

A big thank you must also go out to the following;

Judges – Lucy Hunter, Meena Mew & Kath Malloy

Compere – Kenn MacDonald

Talent Show Committee – Yvette Mindel, Lawrence Wright, Lorna Hancock, Holly Baker, Carla Butcher and Michelle Daniells.

Posters/Photos – Jim Cochrane

Parents/Grandparents & Guardians –  who supported the children, helped out on the night, for supporting the event & helping raise money

We shall let you know how much was raised very soon. See you in 2 years time!

St John’s PTA

Summer Fair – Competition News


We have not one, not two but THREE competitions for your children to enter and wins prizes!

Competition 1 – Design the summer fair programme cover (St John’s pupils only)

We are looking for artists to design the cover for the summer fair programme – the theme this year is animals.

The winning entry will receive the highly desirable summer fair GOLDEN TICKET!!

Your cover must contain the following information –
“St John’s School Summer Fair,
Rowlands Castle,
Saturday 17th June 12 to 3pm”

Entries must be submitted to the school office no later than 7th June.

(And remember to put your name on the back).

Competition 2 – Animal Photography

Win vouchers to spend at the summer fair and maybe even the special top prize by taking a photo of an animal.

There are three categories to choose from –


A prize will be awarded to each KS1 and KS2 winner for each category and then an overall winner will receive a special top prize as well!

All winners will be announced at the fair.

Entries must be printed photos and handed in to the school office by 9th June marked on the back with name, year and category.

Competition 3 – Fancy Dress

What better way to start the summer fair than with a FANCY DRESS parade!

Come dressed as any animal of your choice and the best will win a

Make sure you arrive promptly for the midday start to be in with a chance.

The cash competition is only open to children, however, if any adults fancy dressing up I will personally buy a drink at the Pimm’s Bar for my favourite
from my own pocket!

Please note that just wearing a onesie will not be enough!

Summer Fair – Stall & Attractions

We are excited to announce that the following stalls, attractions & arena events have now been finalised with more to be confirmed. Watch this space!


Lily’s – Home Made Candles, Toys,  Windchimes, suncatchers and gifts

5 Minute wonders – Pocket money toys

A Touch Unique – Olive oil skincare products. Curly Ellie shampoo & conditioner for kids 

Amateur Martial Association Ltd – Tombola

The Avenue Tennis Club Tennis – Squash and fitness club

Goodships Nature Envy Forever Living – Aloe Vera & beauty products

Frog Hollow Catering – Gluten, Dairy & refined sugar free cakes, energy bites & truffles

Carolyn Love Jewellery – Silver, costume & children’s jewellery

Personalised keyrings & gifts – Personalised keyrings & gifts

Pat Carter – Plant Stall

Balloon Buddy – Walking balloon animals

Oscars Pet Foods – Starter packs of dog and cat food and treats


Marfleet Vintage Bus Rides

Bouncy Castles

St John’s Ambulance


Judo demonstration by Southern Judokan

The Petersfield School Ska Band

St John’s School Dance

Stocks – Soak the Teacher

St John’s Summer Fair 17 June 2017

St John’s Summer Fair 2017

Saturday 17th June 2017 12pm-3pm

The theme this year is… ANIMALS.

The fair is open to everyone so we hope you can come along fur a purr-fect day out and help make it a roaring success!

It’s sure to be a great day with lots of rides, games, competitions and displays, along with the ever popular Vintage Bus Ride, and not forgetting all the stalls, BBQ & Pimm’s – there really is something for everyone.

The fair is organised by the St Johns School PTA, with lots of help from staff, pupils and parents. Our fundraising efforts have helped the school to buy some great equipment including a new sound system for the school hall and cameras & tablets for the classrooms and this year we are looking to help buy a new stage. The Summer Fair is the biggest fundraising project of the year, so come along and support your local primary school.

If you are interested in your business supporting the fair, please contact

Please put Saturday 17th June in your diary now to ensure you don’t miss out on a great afternoon of fun for all the family.



St John’s Got Talent 19th May


Talent Show tickets on sale from Monday 8th May.
Show taking place Friday 19th May at 6.30pm in the school playground (weather permitting) or in the hall.
Tickets £4 for adults, free for children (but you still need to get tickets for them).

Tickets on sale in the school office.  Limited tickets for sale to start with (until we know for sure that the show will be held outside).

Refreshments will be on sale on the night.

Please park in the school field, not in the Harvester.

St John’s Got Talent 2017 – Auditions!

St John’s Got Talent 2017

Calling all singers, dancers, musicians, actors, magicians, comedians or just simply anyone with talent, enthusiasm or a love of performing.

On the evening of Friday 19th May the much anticipated talent show will take place. Children from all classes are welcome to audition and a variety of acts will be selected to perform on the evening.

We welcome acts of all kinds, not just singing and dancing. Children can audition as individuals or in small groups. Auditions will take place in the week of 27th March and 3rd April in school at lunchtime (or after school if we can’t fit them in). Slips will be sent home with dates, times and additional instructions.

Children who wish to audition should complete the slip below (hard copy in the school office) and put it in the envelope in the school office by Wednesday 22nd March. We appreciate very little time has been given to prepare so we are not looking for polished acts – just get the first minute sorted (first verse, first dance sequence etc) and you will have plenty of time to rehearse if you are chosen.  Please ensure your entire act lasts no more than 3 minutes.

The evening will consist of performances from those who have auditioned and been selected, as well as some invited guests to entertain us. The winners and runners up will be chosen by a panel of judges.

This event is always much enjoyed but does bring its disappointments as we simply cannot choose everyone who auditions. We ask those who are chosen to support their friends who are not selected and vice versa.

Yvette Mindel

St John’s PTA


St John’s Got Talent 2017 Friday 19th May


Name (s)


Name and/or type of act:




Parent or Guardian’s signature giving consent for child to take part………………………….


Please return to the school office by Wednesday 22nd March

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