Recent Blog Postings
Each year, the St. John’s community comes together to remember Tom O’Donnell, a former student who passed away to cancer in 1998, by organizing an indoor soccer tournament in his honor. This past Friday night, the “Junior Tournament” was held for students from Grade 5-8. The final saw a team of Middle School girls take on an external boys team.
On Saturday, it was the turn of the High School students, alumni and staff in the “Senior” Tournament. That final was played between two teams, one made up of only alumni and the other with a few alumni and their university friends.
Earlier this week, our grade 7 students had an important cultural experience in their Religious Studies class. They learnt in detail about the Jewish celebration named Seder. The instructors had first-hand experience of this celebration and were able to explain it to the students in a fun and engaging manner!
At the end of the unit “Power and Democracy,” grade 8 Social Studies class held a debate to determine what the best way to win the vote is: peaceful protest, or violent action. We take for granted that the right to vote is already a fact in many democratic countries around the world.