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Parents@Johnstone High

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Meet the Management!

Mrs Hollywood
Mrs Hollywood

Head Teacher (Acting)

E-mail: Mrs Hollywood

Ms Sturgeon
Ms Sturgeon

Depute Head Teacher

Head of S1 & Pupil Support

E-mail: Ms Sturgeon

Mr Miller
Mr Miller

Depute Head Teacher.

Head of S2, S3 with Learning & Teaching

E-mail: Mr Miller

Mr Gilbert
Mr Menzies

Depute Head Teacher

School Improvement

E-mail: Mr Menzies

Mr Munro
Mr Munro

Depute Head Teacher

Head of Senior Phase

E-Mail: Mr Munro

Mrs Dick
Ms O'Malley

Depute Head Teacher (Acting)

E-mail: Ms O'Malley

Mrs Dick
Mrs Dick

Education support Manager

Know your Guidance Teacher

Mrs Milligan
Ms Dornan

Principal Teacher Guidance for Iona House

E-mail: Ms Dornan

Mr Rainey
Mr Rainey

Principal Teacher Guidance for Arran House

E-mail: Mr Rainey

Ms Wilkie
Miss Wilkie

Principal Teacher Guidance for Sky House.

E-mail: Ms Wilkie

Ms O'Malley
Ms Wilson

Principal Teacher Guidance for Mull House

E-mail: Ms Wilson

School Calendar

Term 1 2016
Return date for Teachers Thursday 11 August 2016 (IS)
In-service day Friday 12 August 2016 (IS)
Return date for Pupils Monday 15 August 2016
September Weekend Friday 23 September 2016 and Monday 26 September 2016
In-service day Friday 14 October 2016 (IS)
Mid Term break Monday 17 October 2016 to Friday 21 October 2016 (inclusive)
St Andrew's Day Wednesday 30 Novermber 2016
Schools re-open Thursday 01 December 2016
Christmas / New Year Wednesday 21 December 2016 to Wednesday 04 January 2017 (inclusive)
Term 2 2017
Return to School Thursday 05 January 2017
In-service day Friday 10 February 2017
Mid Term Monday 13 February 2017 to Tuesday 14 February 2017 (inclusive)
Schools re-open Wednesday 15 February 2017
Spring Holiday Monday 03 April 2017 to Monday 17 April 2017 (inclusive)
Term 3 2017
Schools re-open Tusday 18 April 2017
May Day Monday 01 May 2017
In-service day Thursday 25 May 2017
May weekend Friday 26 May 2017 to Monday 29 May 2017
Return date for Pupils Tuesday 30 May 2017
Schools close Tuesday 28 June 2017
Teachers return Thursday 11 August 2017

Essential Information

What to do if your child is sick, has medical or dental appointments to attend, needs to see someone in an emergency or even if you intend to go on holiday in term time.


Johnstone High School uses now using electronic registration.

Classes now have the facility for instant registration. This enables an accurate picture of attendance to be established for every pupil.

If you require a detailed printout of your child's attendance then do not hesitate to contact your child's guidance teacher


If your child is ill then it is vital that you follow the following routine:

Telephone the group call number 01505 322173 on the first morning your child is absent. Leave a message detailing the reason for absence. When your child returns to school you should give them a note which is signed and dated. This is a LEGAL requirement

Medical appointment

While we would encourage you to make appointments out with the school day, we recognise this isn't always possible. Your child should follow this routine:

  1. The pupil should bring in the appointment card a few days beforehand.
  2. The guidance teacher will issue a permission slip and amend the electronic register.
  3. When the pupil returns to school they should go directly to their class where the class teacher will check the register.

If the appointment is an emergency, then it is vital that you telephone the school immediately to inform us of the times when the pupil will be missing from class. This way the pupil will be allowed out of class and truancy will not be suspected.


We cannot endorse holidays taken in term times, but we understand that sometimes it is unavoidable. On these occasions, pupils' will be marked ABSENT.

School Day

Monday, Tuesday & Thursday

Period 1 8:50 - 9:40
Period 2 9:40 - 10:30
Interval 10:30 - 10:45
Period 3 10:45 - 11:35
Period 4 11:35 - 12:25
Period 5 12:25 - 1:15
Lunch 1:15 - 2.00
Period 6 2:00 - 2:50
Period 7 2:50 - 3:40

Wednesday & Friday

Period 1 8:50 - 9:40
Period 2 9:40 - 10:30
Interval 10:30 - 10:45
Period 3 10:45 - 11:35
Period 4 11:35 - 12:25
Lunch 12:25 - 1:15
Period 5 1:10 - 2.00
Period 6 2:00 - 2:50

Parent Council

We have an active Parent's Council and recognise they make a valued contribution to the effective running of the school. It is the principal method by which parents collectively can bring about change and help improve the service we provide to children. So if you have skills, knowledge, opinions to offer, come along to any of the PTA meetings. Everybody will be pleased to see you.

Developing a Partnership

We believe that Parents have an important and valued part to play in successful learning. A large part of our and the children's success stems from the participation of parents and we owe a big thanks to all the parents who have responded to our call to join together to form effective partnerships in educating their children.

For further details see the Parent Council News section.

Parents Forum
Parent Forum

Every parent with a child at Johnstone High School automatically becomes a member of our Parent's forum. They are represented by the parent council or focus group.

We recognise that parents of our pupils have a wide range of experiences and every one has got something to offer, whether its a different perspective on what we do, or suggestion on what we could do better

To make donations or payments for school activities or fund raising events use

Pay Pal
Getting Involved
Get Involved

All parents will receive information about the school and its activities, and we hope that many parents will choose to become involved in the life of the school.

There are many activities parents can get involved in. they can involve representing parents views to the head teacher; perhaps promoting contact between the school and the local community; taking part in fund raising events or even getting involved in helping appoint senior members of staff.

Parents Forum
Sub Groups

The number of activities necessary for the smooth running of the school is extensive and the Parent Group sometimes sets up sub groups to help out. Amongst others, there are sub groups that help with school shows - the smell of the crowd, the roar of the greasepaint? - assist in offering career advice, improve the school environment and importantly help advocate for children with additional support needs.

So come on. Put yourself forward. Help us make us what we are today!


We take all forms of anti-social behaviour seriously. Extra help and advice can be obtained from ...

Suspected Bullying

All pupils are issued with the following information

Bullying is wrong

Nobody has the right to hurt other people by hitting them, kicking them, calling them names, spreading rumours about them or by doing anything else which is intended to upset them.

Bullies try to justify their actions by saying that it is their victim’s fault, for being different. They may pick on someone who is tall or small, fat or thin, or wears glasses, or has a different accent, or another religion, or is shy or clever, or good looking or disabled or..... Any excuse will do, and if there is no real difference then the bullies will invent one.

If this is happening to you , tell yourself that it is not your fault, and that it is the bullies who need to change, not you.

What to do ...

Talk to someone you can trust: a teacher, parent, older friend, relative or one of the sixth year befrienders.

If you can, write down everything the bullies have done or said to you, and try to write down how you feel. Be careful to write down only things which really happen. Discuss this with a person who will listen.

Most importantly, do something. Sometimes bullying stops quickly, but doing nothing means it may continue until someone is seriously upset or hurt. That could be you, or the bullies could find new victims, if they are not challenged.

Don't Do...

  • Don’t try to deal with the problem on your own; there is nothing wrong with asking for help
  • Don’t hit the bullies; you might end up being accused of bullying yourself
  • Always tell the truth about what has happened. Don’t exaggerate.
  • Don’t believe all the lies the bullies tell about you.
  • Don’t hide what is happening from the adults you trust. Keeping things secret is the bullies’ biggest weapon against you. That is why they go to so much trouble to try to stop you telling.

If you wish to discuss your concerns please do not hesitate to contact your child's guidance teacher in the first instance. If this is not possible then speak with the year head.


Johnstone High is committed to supporting all pupils. Parents can find additional advice and information from the sites ...

The School Library

Library Main Room

We are lucky to have a spacious well stocked library with a wide range of fiction and non-fiction books. There is also a large collection of magazines and DVD's. It has recently been upgraded with new furniture providing a relaxing place to read and study.

It is open three days week and well staffed by two librarians, Mr Kerr and Mr Duff.

Library PC Room
Library PC Room

Attached to the library is modern fully equipped PC based resources room. Pupils can use the computers for research as well as preparing their work. Pupils have access to the highly prized and regarded Britannica School on-line resource. Passwords are readily available from the librarian and can be accessed through the following link

Library Audio Books
Audio Books

The library now stock audio books paired with the text version to encourage reading skills and promote literacy. Pupils can access these books along with an MP3 player.

Other Events

The library also hosts a regular book club meetings and there are various competitions which pupils can enter. Further details can be obtained from the librarian of their class teachers.

Health and Fitness

Healthy minds, healthy bodies! This could be our motto as sport and healthy living is a major part of our curriculum. We are fortunate at Johnstone High School to have access to high quality sport facilities.

Main Building
Sports Hub

Attached to the school is a newly built, excellently equipped sports hub.

Sitting within its own landscaped area it has four large sports courts, outdoor all weather pitches, purpose built changing rooms, swimming pools and fitness suite.

Find out more and why not use it yourself at: Johnstone Sports Hub and Activities

Fitness Suite
Fitness Suite

The fitness suite is equipped with the most up to date aerobic and weight lifting equipment; all ready to build the athletes of the future.

There is also a small sports hall available for gym work and dance class.

Swimming Pool
Swimming Pool

The Sports Hub contains an indoor 25m swimming pool with attached purpose built changing rooms.

While shared with the public, the PE Department make extensive use of its facilities.

Other Sports

There are a large number of other sports and clubs active in the school, so make sure your children take advantage of the full range of activities on offer.


Exams can be very stressful. Follow the links to find information about exams and advice for how to study and revise.

Illness on Exam day

Since the SQA exams are national exams then unfortunately if your child misses one through illness it cannot be rescheduled. As such there is a procedure that the school has in place should such an event occur.

  1. Telephone the school to inform them that the pupil will be absent.
  2. You have 7 days by which to get a medical line to the school.
  3. The school will then complete the necessary paperwork to the SQA.

If you DO NOT submit the medical line on time then the school cannot process the necessary paperwork as the medical line is included in the paperwork submitted to the SQA.

As well as the medical line and paperwork, the school will also post prelim and other class material to support a claim.

Useful Links

From further education to food, use these links to find more ...

School Uniform

Johnstone High School expects all pupils to wear our school uniform. Wearing the uniform makes you feel part of the school and shows that you are proud of it. It also creates a good impression and enhances the reputation of the school within the local community. Moreover it means that pupils do not feel obliged to buy the latest and often very expensive fashions.

  • white blouse/shirt
  • school tie, properly tied
  • dark skirt, or;
  • dark trousers
  • dark tailored shorts for PE Kit
not acceptable
  • football team colours
  • track-suits/shell suits
  • denim jeans/jackets/skinny jeans
  • items which could cause offence including T shirts/ hoodies with offensive logos
  • immodestly short skirts
  • customising or accessorising Uniform
not acceptable
If Forgotten
  • You are likely to find yourself spoken to by a member of staff. The tie is a symbol of your association with the school and you should make sure it is worn at all times.
  • Some pupils are reluctant to put their tie on after PE. You should ensure it is on before you arrive at your next class.
  • Pupils are responsible for their uniform.
  • Replacement ties can be purchased at the school office


Blazers are a very smart and popular addition to the school uniform, especially amongst the older pupils.

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