St. John’s community enjoys Emmy-award winning documentary screening

The St. John’s community enjoyed a screening of the Emmy-award winning documentary “Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne” last night. Martin King, the movie’s producer, was on hand to personally introduce the movie which is based on the heroic actions of nurse Augusta Chiwy during World War II in Bastogne. Mr. King has been on the History Channel and BBC World as a historical consultant. He is also lecturer at the University of Antwerp and has authored five books. The movie won 8 Emmy’s in total and has been seen by many millions of people around the world, … Continue reading St. John’s community enjoys Emmy-award winning documentary screening

Grade 8 students focus on character strengths

In Religious Studies, Grade 8 students asked and named which character strengths Martin Luther, the German monk who started the Protestant movement in the Western Christian Church in 1517, used when he protested against the practice of indulgences in Medieval Ages. In this activity, the students had been prompted by the list of 24 character strengths which are illustrated in colourful cards and arranged in a circle. (Click on this website: https://www.viacharacter.org/www/Character-Strengths/VIA-Classification for information about the 24 character strengths). To gain some knowledge about Martin Luther, the students had read a short paragraph about the practice of indulgences and had … Continue reading Grade 8 students focus on character strengths

Varsity Darts team wins Brussels Cup

On Thursday 21st January, the Varsity Darts team returned home in triumph with the Brussels Cup. In total, 36 legs of darts were played – after 35 legs St. John’s led by 2 points – everything rested on the last of the 36 legs. St. John’s were taken aback at the beginning of the tournament by the clinical finishing of the Laeken team, which by the mid-point had put Laeken in a commanding position, they led by 14 points. It was time to introduce our secret weapon – the coffee machine. From then on, St. John’s staged a magnificent comeback. … Continue reading Varsity Darts team wins Brussels Cup

St. John’s students excel in Belgian Math Olympiad

A group of 30 St. John’s students, from grades 7-11, participated in the elimination round of the Belgian Math Olympiad a few weeks ago. More than 2200 students representing 31 school from around Belgium took part in this round. A total of 13 St. John’s students qualified for the semi-finals which will take place in Louvain-la-Neuve on February 24. Overall, only 13% of those who participated in the elimination round got through to the semi-final, while more than 43% of the St. John’s students scored high enough for the semi-final. Congratulations and good luck to our students in the semi-final! Continue reading St. John’s students excel in Belgian Math Olympiad

Grade 1 students explore Destiny search program

The grade 1 students were introduced to Destiny search system in the Elementary School library so that they can begin to understand what the older students do when they are searching for books. The visual search, which is primarily with pictures, allows them to see which books are available. After that point a parent volunteer or Ms. Rutland help them choose an individual book and find it on the shelves. We will not be expecting the grade 1 students to use Destiny, but we will be letting them explore it with the idea that when they get to grade 2 they … Continue reading Grade 1 students explore Destiny search program