Grade 2 students run Healthy Snack Shop to protect rain forests

Last week students from Grade 2 held their second “Healthy Snack Shop” at recess where Elementary Students were invited to buy fresh food and yummy treats for a small sum. After learning about deforestation of the rainforests in South America, Isabele Lima from Mrs. Carlin’s class was inspired to do something to help the people there. She got together with a group of friends and put forward an initial idea to her class teacher.  Ms. Anderson then agreed that the fundraising event was a fantastic idea and the organizing began. The girls got busy with poster making and presenting the … Continue reading Grade 2 students run Healthy Snack Shop to protect rain forests

Top ISST ranking confirms St. John’s reputation in sports

St. John’s is the #1 International Schools Sports Tournament (ISST) sports program out of 22 member international schools in Europe, Egypt and Israel, for the school year 2014-15, taking into account High School enrollment. The school ranks 5th in the overall standings, as one of the smaller school participating in ISSTs. This ranking confirms again the excellent reputation St. John’s and its sports program have in Europe. It was a great year for the sports program with 4 Gold, 5 Silver and 2 Bronze Team ISST Trophies and 45 Individual ISST Medals. In addition:  143 High School students participated in sports (55% of student body). … Continue reading Top ISST ranking confirms St. John’s reputation in sports

Grade 7 media students visit animation studio

As a part of the Media Studies course, students visited nWave studios to explore and observe the makings of 3D animation feature films. They engaged in conversations with professional animators, modelling artists, texture designers and directors. They got a sneak preview of the latest blockbuster of the studio. They were told the behind-the-scenes stories of the director. And all this only a 30-minute ride away from St. John’s! Continue reading Grade 7 media students visit animation studio

Alumni reunite at St. John’s to celebrate the 50th anniversary

Some 300 alumni of St. John’s International School were back on campus this past weekend to attend the 50th anniversary alumni reunion. Three days of festivities and activities brought many former students from as far back as 1974 back to Waterloo and to the school they still have such a strong connection with.  They reconnected  with their former classmates and with many of their former teachers as well, including one of their teachers who is retiring after 44 years at St. John’s! A concert and performances by current students wowed the alumni on Friday night, but on Saturday it was … Continue reading Alumni reunite at St. John’s to celebrate the 50th anniversary

Get ready for the International Festival!

Dear Parents and St. John’s Community, As the school year draws to a close, we would like to remind you that the date for the 2015 International Festival at St. John’s is Friday October 9th. As many of you know, the International Festival is a special time for all of us to show our cultural pride.  At last years festival we had over 50 countries represented in the parades and 35 county booths.  The children will be able to visit the country booths during the morning of October 9th and participate in the afternoon parade.  The evening is always a livelier … Continue reading Get ready for the International Festival!

High pass rate for St. John’s students in DELF exams

The DELF (Diplômes d’Etudes en Langue Française) is an official certificate, issued by the French ministry of education, to certify French skills of foreign candidates. It covers four levels, from A1 to B2, defined by the Common European Framework of Reference for languages. St. John’s is the only international school in the Brussels area to offer the DELF exam and served as an examination center and hosted the exam session for students in grade 9 and grade 10, at different levels: A2 (elementary), B1 (intermediate) and B2 (upper intermediate). The success rate this year was remarkable: 94% overall with 35 students taking part. Students … Continue reading High pass rate for St. John’s students in DELF exams

Urban Decay Founder, a St. John’s alumnus, inspires students on trip back to campus

Our Grade 10 and 11 Business students had the luxury of meeting one of our very successful alumni, Wende Zomnir, Founder and Chief Creative Director at Urban Decay cosmetics yesterday. Wende founded Urban Decay in 1995 and the successful company was bought by L’Oreal two years ago. Wende came back to campus for the first time since graduating from St. John’s in 1985 to share her knowledge with the students. The students had excellent questions to which she provided practical, inspiring answers. We hope Wende’s success and her tips today will encourage these students to go after their dreams, just … Continue reading Urban Decay Founder, a St. John’s alumnus, inspires students on trip back to campus