RRSA

Summer Term

We will be focusing on Article 30 of the UNCRC in Summer 2.

The article states: Every child has the right to learn and the the language, customs and religion of their family, whether or not these are shared by the majority of the peope in the country where they live.

The children in our school speak many different languages and we have celebrated this in a short film made by Amy and Zak of the School Council. This will be posted on the website shortly.

In Summer 1 we learned about Article 24 of the UNCRC.

The article states:Every child has the right to the best possible health. Governments must provide good quality health care, clean water, nutritious food, and a clean environment and education on health and well-being so that children can stay healthy. Richer countries must help poorer countries achieve this.

North Manchester has some of the highest levels of child tooth decay in the country. To increase awareness about oral health,  we have invited a dentist in to school to talk to children and parents about good dental practice and choosing the right things to eat. The dentist will be visiting school on Thursday afternoon 19th April.  

Spring Term

We focused on Article 2of the UNCRC in Spring 2.

The article states: All children have these rights no matter what.

Mrs Doyle and Mrs Quinn visited each class to talk to children about their class charters and other rights they had been learning about.

We focused on Article 19 of the UNCRC in Spring 1.

The article states: You should not be harmed and should be looked after and kept safe.

The Digital Leaders led assemblies on internet safety.

Autumn Term

We focused on Article 22 of the UNCRC in Autumn 2.

The article states: Refugee children have the same rights as those born in our country.

The whole school took part in Unicef's Outrights campaign. A refugee called Amir came in to talk about his experiences.

We focused on Article 12 of the UNCRC in Autumn 2.

The article states: Children have a right to say what they think should happen and be listened to.

The children elected their class representatives to the School Council. The School Council began working on how to promote the UNCRC in school and voted for articles to focus on as a school each half term.

We are becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School

St John Bosco aims to be a school where children’s rights are at the heart of our ethos and culture, to improve well-being and to develop every child’s talents and abilities to their full potential.  As part of this plan we are working towards recognition as a ‘Rights Respecting School’, an award given to schools on behalf of Unicef UK.

 Unicef is the world’s leading organisation working for children and young people and their rights. In 1989, governments across the world agreed that all children have the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC). These rights are based on what a child needs to survive, grow, participate and fulfil their potential.

Our pupils will learn about their rights by putting them into practice every day. A Rights Respecting School models rights and respect in all its relationships.

We really hope that you will be able to support our school on our journey towards becoming a Unicef UK Rights Respecting School. For further information about Rights Respecting Schools please visit:  www.unicef.org.uk/rrsa

Contact the School

St John Bosco Catholic Primary

Hall Moss Road
Blackley
Manchester
M9 7AT

Headteacher: Mrs C. Quinn

Deputy Headteacher: Mrs C. Doyle

Finance Manager: Mrs R. Glean

Administration Team: Miss S. Ruane and Miss S. Corcoran

Tel: 0161 740 7094
contact@st-johnbosco.manchester.sch.uk

SEN Contact: Mrs V. Jeffrey