Recent Blog Postings
The Middle School Science booth at Family Day 2017 was a terrific success, once again. It is always wonderful to see how St. John’s International School students volunteer their time, knowledge, and enthusiasm so generously. It is also amazing to witness how naturally and capably they engage the visitors, from the youngest Timbertops children to parents and grandparents, in dialogue about Science concepts and phenomena. Their skill at demonstrating phenomena of all sorts is very impressive, too.
This past week, we had 26 St. John’s students volunteer at three different local organisations. In total, each of them volunteered 2-3 hours of their time, providing service and learning about two different causes. Two groups were assisting the elderly in senior homes (in Brussels and Waterloo), and one group returned to organize activities for children of refugee families (Alsemberg). Please read more about these projects on our CAS blog:
The students in Grade 1 have been extremely busy these last six weeks, learning about materials, their properties and uses.
Our Dual Language Program (DLP) students in grades 1 and 2 were in for a treat last week: our grade 8 students came into the classroom and read to them, in French.
The eighth graders wrote their own stories in French, added illustrations and bound them into booklet that would be easy to read from. Each student had a group of 2 or 3 DLP students to read to and, when the story was done, they moved from group to group. By the end of the class, the DLP students had heard lots of great stories!
Grade 10 student took part in a role play activity at the European Parliament. The students took on the role of a member of the European Parliament for the day. They were randomly assigned a political party and they had to work together to pass two polices.
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