St. John’s HS students appear in World War 1 documentary

The TV show Fans of Flanders, appearing on the main channel VRT, recently produced a documentary about World War I and asked 5 of our High School students to participate in the making of the documentary. The students went to visit historic World War I places such as Menin Gate, Talbot House, Lijssenthoek Cemetery and the trenches ‘De Dodengang’ with the TV crew. Please see the documentary here: http://www.fansofflanders.be/Categories/TV%20Show/20_April_2014/03042014_WWI_Epi Continue reading St. John’s HS students appear in World War 1 documentary

IB visual art auction raises record funds for The Rahula Trust

The IB visual art auction for the class of 2014 made a record grand total of 2145 euros for The Rahula Trust this year through the great spirit, kindness and generosity of the students, their parents and teachers. Special thanks to Joshua who was a truly excellent auctioneer,  to Mrs. Carrie Canfield for her help at this event and many others on behalf of the art support group, to Mrs Wintjes for all her work with these students and the use of her room,  to Katherine, accompanied by Mrs. Swanson, for her outstanding performances at this and many previous events … Continue reading IB visual art auction raises record funds for The Rahula Trust

Get ready for Family Day!

This year’s Family Day will be held on Sunday 18 May, from 12.00 to 17.00. Family Day is an event for St. John’s families by St. John’s families, with sports, games, exhibitions, performances, music, good food and drinks, and above all with good company. We are currently looking for people who can volunteer on the day for an hour or two. If you are willing and able to help out, please e-mail Metteke Boekema at: boekemahongkong@yahoo.com.  We also  need help with the tradition that is a highlight of Family Day – the Bottle Booth! All families are asked to donate one or more full bottles of … whatever. … Continue reading Get ready for Family Day!

Middle/High School Library remembers Gabriel García Márquez

The MHS Library remembers Gabriel García Márquez,​ the recently deceased Noble Laureate for Literature. In 1982, García Márquez became the first Colombian to win a Nobel Prize and the Nobel Foundation stated, “His novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflect a continent’s life and conflicts.” The MHS Library houses many of his best-known works in English and many more in his native Spanish. You are warmly welcome to visit and borrow from our display of his works. Continue reading Middle/High School Library remembers Gabriel García Márquez

Adopt a bird for the 50th anniversary!

As a special project for our upcoming 50th anniversary, to celebrate the St. John’s heritage and all that our school stands for, a work of art has been commissioned to be placed in the foyer of our Performing Arts Center. Fifty individually crafted birds will hang from the ceiling in one giant flock, symbolizing our unity in diversity. The project is realized by well-known Belgian artist Yves Bosquet, who lives behind the school on Champ de Roussart. You have the opportunity to sponsor one of the 50 birds and become part of our history. You can adopt a bird as an individual, a … Continue reading Adopt a bird for the 50th anniversary!

High School students present at Global Issues Network conference

On March 19, a group of eight St. John’s High School Students travelled to the 2014 Global Issues Network (GIN) Conference, held in Luxembourg. This three day conference began in 2003, thanks to the actions of students at the International School of Luxembourg who were inspired by  Jean-François Rischard’s recently published book, High Noon: Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them (2002). They created GIN to gather like-minded students to discuss our planet’s most pressing issues, and to develop potential methods of dealing with them. St. John’s students gave a presentation entitled “15 Shades of Green; Helping To Create a … Continue reading High School students present at Global Issues Network conference

Please help grade 7 with their electronics recycling campaign

The 7th grade is conducting an electronics recycling campaign to make us aware of our environment and of the human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Jane Goodall Institute has developed this campaign to make young people aware of the consequences that our growing consumption of electronic equipment on the animals, the local populations and the environment. In Belgium, we only recycle 2% of the electronics which means that most electronics are produced with raw materials from the developing world with significant ecological and social justice consequences. The more we recycle, the less were exploit non-renewable resources. Your child … Continue reading Please help grade 7 with their electronics recycling campaign