Friday, 29 March 2013 00:00
Friday is the only day of the week during which we offer oven baked fish, chipped potatoes and ‘fast food’ style burgers and savoury pastries.
Durham Johnston catering will no longer offer any form of processed meat on Fridays.
We will not serve beef burgers, chicken burgers or hot dog lattices. Whilst these have been proven to be free from horse meat, they still represent some of our least healthy options.
Though they appear infrequently, and our menus are fully nutritionally compliant, we would like to do without processed meat products altogether.
Instead we will offer a selection of home-roasted and locally sourced quality meats including beef, turkey, ham and pork with all the trimmings, served in selected artisan breads. A luxury hot meat sandwich.
Fish and chips will always be available on Fridays.
Thursday, 07 February 2013 14:34
The following informaiton letter has been provided by Durham County Council
Tuesday, 22 January 2013 21:32
Internet Safer Day 2013 is approaching and our theme this year is security and our aim is to encourage our students to think about what information they are sharing about themselves and to who.
As a start we want all students who follow the Durham Johnston (@durhamjohnston) Twitter account to protect their Tweets. As a default, Twitter accounts are all open which means that anyone who wants to can view what you are saying and look at the pictures that you are posting. Your Twitter account can be found easily by anyone who looks at who follows the Durham Johnston Twitter.
You can protect your Tweets so that only people who follow you can see your Tweets. It's an easy step to take by going to your account settings and will take seconds. If you don't know how, below is a link to an "How to" guide
The Durham Johnston Twitter account (@durhamjohnston) is growing in popularity and has surpassed 600 followers.
We as a school want to use this to promote a positive use of social media and perhaps most importantly to act as an information service reaching as many stakeholders of the school as possible. Please follow!
Tuesday, 25 September 2012 18:03
Despite the rather trying weather conditions we continue as usual at Johnston, with gratitude for the fortitude of students and staff who had difficult journeys to reach us. We cancelled after-school meetings and activities tonight so that journeys could start earlier. If we need to do so again, we will let you know. Thank you.
Wednesday, 11 July 2012 17:58
What will you be reading this soggy summer?
Have a look at the following suggested titles from some of our avid readers.
Can you read six or more?
Monday, 09 July 2012 10:08
WE LOVE BOOKS!
Reading is such an important part of school life, but also we at Durham Johnston
want our pupils to recognise that reading is for life. We made this film to show that
many of the teachers in school, from many different subject areas enjoy reading all
sorts of different books. Perhaps some of the titles may interest you!
Sunday, 25 March 2012 20:05
Looking for something to do this Easter? Look at the guide below for things to do in and around Durham.
Tuesday, 28 February 2012 15:07
We have now allocated places up to our admission limit to applicants (including those with interview appointments scheduled). Classes in sciences, Ethics & Philosophy, Economics, History and English Literature are similarly full.
Applicants holding conditional offers need to accept these by returning a completed sixth form agreement by the end of March 2012. If no agreement is received these applicants’ offers will be cancelled.
Students who have not been offered places so far and who have asked to be kept on waiting lists may be offered places from April onwards.
Thursday, 23 February 2012 20:33
It's Private Fostering Week (20-24 Feb 2012)
Are you looking after somebody else’s child?
Private fostering is when a child under 16 (under 18 if disabled) is cared for by someone who is not their parent or a 'close relative'. This is a private arrangement made between a parent and a carer, for 28 days or more. Close relatives are defined as step-parents, grandparents, brothers, sisters, uncles or aunts.
If you know of a child being privately fostered please don’t ignore it. It is likely that everything is fine, but it is a legal requirement that the parent/carer inform us on 0845 850 5010. If not, they miss out on essential welfare checks for the child, plus other support services. These include:
For more information www.durham.gov.uk/privatefostering
Thursday, 05 January 2012 22:25
Thank you to everyone who made the Carol Service so memorable once again. Our musicians, readers and the behaviour and attention of everyone was absolutely excellent!
We welcome Mrs Sanderson to the English Department and Mr Richards to Languages.
British Mathematical Olympiad
Emily Bain in y13 and James Timmins in year 10 have both qualified for the second round of the British Mathematical Olympiad. Around 100 of the high achievers from round 1 are invited to take part. It takes place on Thursday 26th January: students must answer 4 questions in 3 hours 30 minutes. This is a wonderful achievement for both of them and the first time that 2 candidates from Johnston have qualified for BM02 in the same year!
Year 11 Parents Evening
A date for y11 parent diaries – it is on Monday January 16th 4-6
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