Student account of Grade 5/6 theater festival trip to Dresden

ISTA (International School Theater Association) is a four-day long trip to schools all over the world where you can have fun with old and new friends while enjoying drama. Each individual festival has a theme and ours was bridges. We learnt and thought about how they connect friendships, relationships and build trust. During the festival there are lots of fun adventures to take on, such as the workshops, acting with ensemble groups, presenting and much, much more. Although there were many really fun activities, we enjoyed the out and about the most. Sticking with our theme, we went out into old … Continue reading Student account of Grade 5/6 theater festival trip to Dresden

Grade 7 cleans up the campus

As part of the recycling projects the students are involved in throughout the school year, 7th grade students picked up trash on the school campus to offer a service to the community. They realized that dropping trash causes an overload of work for the maintenance team every day, in order to keep the school campus nice and tidy. In the end, they concluded that the easiest way to keep our environment clean is to throw trash where it belongs: in the bins. By the 7th grade team Continue reading Grade 7 cleans up the campus

St. John’s students attend U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon address

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon will address young people at an event in Brussels today on the role of youth in the post-2015 agenda. Sixteen St. John’s International School Grade 9 Social Studies students will have the privilege to attend the event. The event, organised by the European Commission and the United Nations, is called: “Our World, our Dignity, our Future. The post-2015 agenda and the role of youth” and will be hosted at the Palais des Beaux-Arts (BOZAR) from 16:00 to 18:00. It will be livestreamed to audiences across the world (http://un4.me/YouthNow). Mr Ban’s visit is set within the European … Continue reading St. John’s students attend U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon address

Biography Breakfast: Big Hit with Grade 6 students

Can you imagine Beyoncé listening to the life history of Manjiro (the first Japanese person to go to America) … or Vladimir Putin and JRR Tolkien coming face to face with with Einstein? NO?  Well, this is exactly what happened during our breakfast reception in the Middle/High School Library! Having been introduced to the wide variety of biographies available in the MHS library, Grade 6 students checked out their chosen book to read during the Easter break.  In an attempt to “get under the skin” of their chosen famous person, students were invited to take on their chosen persona during … Continue reading Biography Breakfast: Big Hit with Grade 6 students

Grade 1 steps a hundred years back in time

Last week Grade 1 had a great adventure as we stepped back in time.  As part of our Unit “Where We Are In Place and Time”, the children and teachers came dressed up to experience a day in a classroom 100 years ago.  The boys sat on one side, girls on the other.  They used slates and chalk to write with.  We all did the same activity at the very same time and there was very little talking allowed in the classroom that day! They wore clothes similar to that of 100 years ago and played games like hopscotch, knuckle … Continue reading Grade 1 steps a hundred years back in time

Grade 10 History students visit European Parliament

Last week, grade 10 Modern History students visited the European Parliament in Brussels. We spent the morning in the Parliamantrium – the role play center – where students took on the role of an Member of European Parliament (MEP). The dynamic, interactive multimedia displays guided  students through the life of an MEP and the impact they can have on our everyday lives. In the afternoon, we visited the Parliament and were given a tour of the voting chamber. This helped to imbed what the students had learned during the morning activity. By Mr. Macdonald and Mrs. Froidcoeur, High School social … Continue reading Grade 10 History students visit European Parliament

Pre-Kindergarten students appreciate artwork of older students

Our Pre-Kindergarten students visited the Art Studio to admire the artwork by the Elementary students. They very much enjoyed the artwork. Here are some comments from the children after the visit: – We saw all different things they had created – They used paper/card and markers – The children used the colours they wanted – We saw lots of wings with eyes – Amazing circus with animals – Pictures with splashes in the swimming pool – There were beautiful things to see. By Mrs. Gahan, Pre-Kindergarten teacher Continue reading Pre-Kindergarten students appreciate artwork of older students