Recent Blog Postings
Our grade 12 students are enjoying their last day of classes today. They will now focus on their final exams. The graduation ceremony for the class of 2017 takes place on June 10, with St. John’s alumna and Founder of successful global make-up brand Urban Decay, Wende Zomnir (class of 1985), as the graduation speaker.
Recently, our students from Timbertots to second grade had the chance to see a show by “La Compagnie des Gros Ours”. We invited the French band who tells their story through music, words and art. They performed in Timbertops Hall and students and teachers really enjoyed the creative performance.
The show fits nicely with our inquiry “Il etait une fois/Once upon a time”. The children were able to relate to how we can retell a story using different media, such as music, songs, and art.
Our senior economics team displayed their expertise in monetary policy to win the prestigious 2017 European Central Bank (ECB) Generation Euro competition. Out of 153 international schools who participated in the first round, 20 in the second and 5 in the final, the St. John’s team (Akari, Casper, Brendan, Justin and Nicholas) was selected as the winner – an amazing achievement.
Our Second Graders are facing a challenge this Friday, March 31. To raise money for cancer research, they have been asked to read for two whole hours! In order to make it a great day, grade 2 students (and teachers) will come to school in their pajamas on Friday. They will read-to-self, buddy read, read on RAZ Kids and listen to a Read-A-Loud. Other teachers will come in to read their favorite books to the students as well.