First grade students learn about balanced and healthy eating

Thank you to Sodexo for inviting the 1st graders into the cafeteria and teaching us about balanced and healthy eating!  The children were so lucky because they also got to do some cooking with The Chef!  They learned how to prepare 3 recipes; a fruit brochette, iced-tea and quinoa salad. The children practiced cutting, peeling, squeezing, sharing, cooperation and the best, of course, was tasting it all! We thank Sodexo for inviting us to this workshop. By Karen Vandamme, Grade 1 teacher Continue reading First grade students learn about balanced and healthy eating

High School students shine in simulation at NATO Headquarters

St. John’s was one of four schools invited to a North Atlantic Council simulation at NATO HQ in Brussels. Our 2015 Model NATO team represented the ministers of Estonia, Poland, Italy and Norway. Communiqués were on many topics, including the threat of ISIS, Russia’s recent activity, the Mediterranean refugees issue as a cover for terrorist entry to Europe, the security for NATO countries of energy flow, and cyber security. The latter being a St. John’s Communiqué, and one of only two that passed. The crisis situation was focused on an incident in Estonia so our team found themselves the center … Continue reading High School students shine in simulation at NATO Headquarters

How do expats integrate in Belgium?

St. John’s International School conducted a survey with expats who used to live in Belgium, to understand what they did to integrate while they lived in the country. The respondents were given 7 options, as well as the option to fill in their own response. The top 3 answers: 1. Learn the local language 2. Explore the area where you live 3. Go sightseeing in Belgium Respondents were also asked what they would change if they could be an expat in Belgium again. Here are some of the answers received: “I didn’t appreciate it as a teenager. I didn’t realize … Continue reading How do expats integrate in Belgium?

High Schoolers introduce younger students to the game of golf

Hanna and Momoko, 11th grade students and members of the St. John’s golf team, are organizing a golf training for grade 4-6 students this spring. The training takes place on Mondays after school, from March through June. This project is part of Momoko and Hanna’s International Baccalaureate (IB) CAS (Creativity, Action, Service) activities. After the successful launch of this CAS golf activity last fall, the students decided to organize a second session this spring. The training is aimed at beginners or children who have already started playing golf. The golf training is supervised by the proette Naima Ghislain at Golf d’Hulencourt. Thank you … Continue reading High Schoolers introduce younger students to the game of golf

MHS Library Research Workshop Enthusiastically Received by High School Parents

This past Monday, our High school parents had the opportunity to get a hands-on experience of the research skills their high school children are developing in the Middle/High School Library Information Literacy Program. Parents commenting on the workshop found the experience very informative and structured and left packed with information and solutions  regarding the process of writing the extended essay, but also, most importantly, with the confidence of  making a step forward into understanding the International Baccalaureate (IB). Here in the MHS Library we target the development of the research skills necessary for students to meet not only the demands … Continue reading MHS Library Research Workshop Enthusiastically Received by High School Parents

Students, staff and alumni raise funds for cancer research through soccer

Last weekend, 22 teams of students, staff and alumni played in the annual Tom O’Donnell charity indoor soccer tournament. This tournament is held in memory of former St. John’s student Tom O’Donnell. Tom became ill in March 1997, at 17 years old , with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. His ability to use laughter was remarkable during his illness and the pain. The first Tom O’Donnell Cup was organised by his friends fand took place at St. John’s in March 1998. On Friday night, students from grade 5-8 enjoyed the Junior Tom O’Donnell with 8 teams, all having great fun and displaying excellent sportsmanship. … Continue reading Students, staff and alumni raise funds for cancer research through soccer