What we are made of – human anatomy in art

Grade 7 art students are working on understanding the human anatomy.  We made drawings of Malvolio, our life-size class skeleton. Drawing the bones of the foot and hand explains how we can bend our fingers in order to use our hands for example. We made drawings of the skull and then investigated what the facial muscle layers look like. Our final works of art will show the underlying bone structure, the muscle layers and then finally the outer skin. Art as a subject is always about much more than just drawing and painting. It is about learning through art, learning … Continue reading What we are made of – human anatomy in art

Mystery readers in Pre-Kindergarten on Fridays

The children in Pre-Kindergarten are so excited to discover who the mystery reader will be each Friday afternoon. A huge thank you to the Moms, Dads and siblings who take the time to come and share their favourites story with the children. The children thoroughly enjoy this moment, even if they do not always understand the language, as we encourage the stories to be read in their mother tongue. By Áine Gahan, Pre-K teacher Continue reading Mystery readers in Pre-Kindergarten on Fridays

Beautiful and emotional: “The Rose Ceremony” on the last day of school for seniors

The High School held the traditional and always emotional “Rose ceremony” for seniors today. In this ceremony, younger siblings offer their graduating sibling a white rose to wish them well as they are about to embark on the next phase in their lives. It is a tradition that started many years ago and is both beautiful and emotional for all involved. Most of the seniors will be moving abroad to attend university. The seniors will now have time off to study before their final exams start in early May. Continue reading Beautiful and emotional: “The Rose Ceremony” on the last day of school for seniors

St. John’s students shine in Belgian interclubs golf finals

Members of the St. John’s golf team performed at the highest level this past weekend at the Belgian interclubs finals. After 2 days of qualifying, followed by playoffs, three St. John’s players made it to the final of their age group. Grade 11 student Hanna, playing for Royal Waterloo, won the U18 girls title with her team, while Victor (8th grade) and Bruno (6th grade) came in second place with the team from Golf d’Hulencourt in the U14 boys category. The St. John’s golf team, coached by Jérôme Theunis (who also coaches Belgium’s top golfer Nicolas Colsaerts), has 4 players with … Continue reading St. John’s students shine in Belgian interclubs golf finals

St. John’s team places third in prestigious ECB competition

Last week, the St. John’s International School’s senior economics team (consisting of Elise, Adrian, Remi, Alexander and Simon) participated in the final round of the European Central Bank’s “Generation Euro Student Award” competition in Frankfurt. Out of 120 International and European schools in the nineteen countries of the euro area who participated, 60 made it through to the second round. Only six of 60 second round schools made it to the final in which St. John’s placed third. We can be proud of their accomplishments! By Victoire D’Agostino, IB Economics teacher Continue reading St. John’s team places third in prestigious ECB competition

Middle School students participate in international math competition in Toulouse

Six of our MS students went to Toulouse last month to represent St John’s at the    ISMTF Middle School Math Competition.  This is an annual competition held between  teams of middle school students of International Schools from around the world.  This  year, we competed against schools from Switzerland, France, Germany, India, UAE  (Dubai), Netherlands, Spain, Austria, Poland, Italy, Tunisia, and Egypt. Two teams from St John’s competed: one 8th grade team (Amelia, Frederico and Danny)  and one 7th grade team (Yusuke, Eunseo and Hongyi).  The 8th grade team scored 48 points and the 7th grade team scored 73 points. The … Continue reading Middle School students participate in international math competition in Toulouse