1.  How did you feel allowing your son/daughter attend St. John's?


  • I was a bit nervous until I met with all the staff and I was very impressed with the lay-out of the course.
  • Apprehensive at first because I didn't know much about St. John's.
  • We felt great about it as it was the chance for our daughter, as she was very angry and it was a blessing that she was getting the chance.
  • We were delighted that he had this opportunity. 





2.  What would you say to a parent who is now asking your advice as to whether a  son or daughter should come?

  • I would encourage them to let their child attend St. John's as I had not heard of a programme like it before. 
  • I would highly recommend St. John's to any parent.
  • We would say 'go for it' as it has helped our daughter so much to make a change for the better.
  • This is a great opportunity for any student offered a place, to think about how to succeed in school


3.  How do you feel it has helped your son/daughter?

  • There has been a big change in him, he is more settled.  He is more polite, not as snappy any more.
  • I feel it has helped him to understand where he goes wrong at school and it has made him realise there are people here to help him.
  • It has helped her change and become a better and happier person, able to control her anger.  It also helped her become more open about her feelings.
  • He is happier in himself and appears better able to deal with what life has dealt him.


4.  How has it helped you?

  • There is a lot more talking between our son, his dad, and myself.
  • It has helped a lot because he has been a lot calmer since attending St. John's, which means less stress at home.
  • It has helped me and our family loads, we are so much less stressed and happier as a result.
  • Anything which helps him to be happier is wonderful.


5.  Any suggestions/ideas/comments you would like to make?

  • Just thanks for letting my son have this chance with the programme.
  • I was very impressed with the support my son has received over the five weeks.  Everyone is there to support.  It's a pity that the programme is not longer.
  • We just hope that the change will last, and may she continue being the happier and better person that she is because of your help.
  • This course has given us an opening to explain to our foster-son that we will always support him when he is making an effort, and we are supporting him in his effort to make good choices.



 1. What did you think about St. John's before your came?

  • I thought it would help me a lot.
  • I thought it would be rubbish, but it turned out to be ok.
  • I visited, I did not want to come.
  • I didn't like the idea of it.



2. Did these thoughts change in St. John's?

  • No, it has helped me a lot. 
  • Yes, during the Programme.
  • No, I didn't want to be here.
  • Yes, because it was a good laugh and I got more help with my work and my behaviour

3. How is St. John's different from school?

  • The time we get off, a lot easier, smaller classes.
  • It has a shorter day, breakfast.
  • Easier, shorter day.
  • Shorter day and a lot easier, smaller class, less teachers.


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 4. What have you learned about yourself?

  • That I can be good and listen and I gave up smoking.
  • I am not always good.
  • Nothing.
  • That I can work, got a chance to practice art.


5. What have others noticed about you?

  • My family noticed that I was a lot better at home.
  • I can behave when I want to.
  • I came in 18/25 days.
  • That I am ready to go back to school.

6. How have you changed since being at St. John's?

  • Better behaved and not forgetting that much any more
  • I am learning how to behave.
  • I have not changed.
  • My behaviour is better and I am more calm.
  7. What do you need to do to keep on track?
  • Listen and don't get in fights with everyone.
  • Not to react.
  • Stay in school.
  • Do all my work and stay out of fights.
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