Grade 9 Social Studies students share knowledge with grade 6 students

Grade 9 History focuses on the evaluation and analysis of sources and during the first semester, Social Studies students had the chance to research a historical event, interview someone who lived during this event, and then evaluate their source as historians.  This Monday and next Monday morning, Ms. Froidcoeur’s Grade 9 students have a chance to share their projects with grade 6 Social Studies students in Ms. Rose’s classes, to create links between the school sections and also to give the grade 9 students a chance to explain the interview process. There are a variety of topics ranging from World … Continue reading Grade 9 Social Studies students share knowledge with grade 6 students

Students celebrate end of term with pro basketball players

Today’s Middle School Assembly will be replaced with a celebrative series of 5 minute basketball competition in the Gym 7th period between all Advisory groups. After the short game competition, each Advisory will choose a boy and girl to represent them in a voluntary Free Throw Contest, half court contest and 3 point contest. This is in celebration of the ending of the 1st term. Joining us this afternoon will be two American Pro Basketball Players, Celeste and Sidney, from the team Castors Briane to help run the friendly competition this afternoon. The Castors Braine won 61 – 52 last night against … Continue reading Students celebrate end of term with pro basketball players

It is January Composition Month in Elementary School Music!

Pre-K-5th grade are busy working on their very own rhythm or melodic compositions alone or in groups. Students are working hard on their compositions and will perform them for their classmates. Parents can listen to the compositions on Portfolio Day in March. Julie Kryk, a singer and songwriter from Canada came last Friday to write songs with Grades 3, 4 and 5. http://www.juliekryk.com/ Julie has visited us twice in the past few years and wrote the School Song and the Friendship song with ES Students. Grade 3 wrote a song about “Lucky the Lion.” Grade 4 wrote a new cheer for the school pep … Continue reading It is January Composition Month in Elementary School Music!

How art helps Grade 4 students link past and present

For their new Unit of Inquiry about past world and present times, Grade 4 students had a great time learning about art and ancient civilisations at the Musee du Cinquantenaire. They looked at 6 key civilizations: Egypt, China, Greece, Rome, Maya and Aztec and were asked to find links with present times. For example, ancient Syrian mosaics could refer to computer pixels in our current digital world and Greek amphora look like sports trophies. They learned to look at the past differently and were very excited to find links with their daily life! By Marianne Behaeghel, ES Art teacher Continue reading How art helps Grade 4 students link past and present

Former CNN correspondent to discuss freedom of speech with St. John’s students

The High School assembly this Friday, January 16, will be dedicated to “freedom of speech”, a topic chosen by the 12th grade students in charge of organizing this assembly. The guest speaker will be Patricia Kelly, who was CNN’s bureau chief in Brussels and its senior international correspondent for 12 years. The assembly takes place in the theater from 11:30-12:20 and is open to St. John’s parents. With a background in print and broadcast news gathering, production and management, Patricia Kelly was previously a foreign correspondent for the British Daily Express and the Daily Telegraph. She has contributed to numerous national newspaper … Continue reading Former CNN correspondent to discuss freedom of speech with St. John’s students

Food bank congratulates MS students on “Food and Light” project

A big round of applause to thank Middle School students and staff who collected food for the needy, in coordination with the Saint Vincent de Paul charity in Waterloo.  A big thank you also from the organizers and the people you helped with your actions. They were really touched, not only by the food donated but also by the festive wrapping and kind wishes. In the Food Bank bulletin, the following article recognizes St. John’s for its support:“St. John’s International School à Waterloo – Quelques 150 élèves du niveau “Middle School” de cet établissement scolaire ont lance une opération dénommée ‘’Food … Continue reading Food bank congratulates MS students on “Food and Light” project

“Collaborations/Interventions” with visiting artist/pianist Kaoru Tashiro

Parents, teachers and students and the local and international community are invited to the St. John’s International School Performing Arts Center ‘PAC’ for a special concert entitled ‘collaborations/Interventions’, with visiting artist and pianist Kaoru Tashiro. Students in the visual and performing arts, drama, dance, art and music have been devising  creative and imaginative pieces of work, interventions in response to the program of music which Kaoru will perform, in collaboration with the students. This free concert will be on Friday, January 30 from 14:00-15:30 in the PAC theater. All are welcome!   Continue reading “Collaborations/Interventions” with visiting artist/pianist Kaoru Tashiro