Science expert speaks to students about measurement of colors

Dr. Andrew Hanson is coming to lecture to St. John’s 10th and 11th graders on Thursday March 3rd at 10:40 on the topic of “Colour is Fun – the measurement of colour”. His lecture, in English and about one hour long, will be a “backpack” version of that given on several occasions to the prestigious London International Youth Science Forum, where it was highly rated by the attending students, aged 17 and upwards. The Royal Society of Chemistry has invited Dr. Hanson to do this talk at St. John’s. He summarises his lecture as follows: “Colour informs, influences consumer choices, warns us and comforts … Continue reading Science expert speaks to students about measurement of colors

Register now for the St. John’s Golf Tournament on May 18

The St. John’s Golf Tournament will take place on Wednesday, May 18 at the beautiful Hulencourt golf course. Registration and warm-up start at 12:30, with a shotgun start at 13:30. The format is Chapman style with teams of 2 players. Hulencourt is the home course of the St. John’s golf team, coached by Jérôme Theunis. Retiring as a playing pro in 2008, Jérôme became coach to Belgian Ryder Cup star Nicolas Colsaerts. Our golf team plays competitively against other international school in Europe. The St. John’s golf team has been invited to participate in the tournament. To register for the tournament, please … Continue reading Register now for the St. John’s Golf Tournament on May 18

Come share your favorite music at “In the Groove”!

Here at St. John’s, the teachers have a passion for education and this translates into our extra-curricular life too. No more so than  ‘In the Groove’, St. John’s vinyl and cassette music appreciation group. We are looking for parents to come and share their passion for their favorite music artist and play seven to eight songs to the students on  a Thursday lunchtime. For example, we have had our Head of School, Mr. Holliday-Bersegeay, come and share his passion for Bob Dylan. Ray played his best-loved Dylan tracks from the 1960’s, we hope to have him come back and do … Continue reading Come share your favorite music at “In the Groove”!

Donations requested for the book and cd sale on March 9

On Wednesday March 9, during the Parent Teacher Conferences, there will be a used book and cd sale in the sports foyer. The sale of the books and cd’s will go to groups such as varsity darts and “In the groove”, where vinyl records of a certain artist are played in Mr. Macdonald’s room during the lunch break. We would appreciate any donations of old items of this description that you do not need, as well as your attendance and purchase of the products. We are sure that you will love something that we have. As a wise individual once … Continue reading Donations requested for the book and cd sale on March 9

Timbertops students explore the ES Library

February 18 was a special day at the Elementary School Library for our youngest patrons from Timbertops. Parents and children received a special invitation to visit the ES Library and explore the 27,000 volume collection together.  It was a great success as over 30 children with their parents searched for books in English or from the extensive Mother Tongue book collection. Making a surprise appearance was our own Lucky the Lion who many know from sporting events, but who is also an author in his own right with his book, Lucky the Lion Moves to Belgium. The children were delighted and Lucky was … Continue reading Timbertops students explore the ES Library

Grade 5 engages in inspirational discussion with CNN reporter

Our 5th graders had an inspirational discussion with award-winning veteran CNN reporter and anchor Michael Holmes yesterday. Mr. Holmes has been at CNN since 1996 and has reported extensively around the world, including multiple deployments to the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, as well as the Israeli–Palestinian conflict and the 2011 uprising in Libya. In 2004, he was on a CNN assignment in Iraq when the car he was traveling in got attacked, which cost the lives of two staff members. Mr. Holmes explained to the students (via Skype call) what inspired him to become a journalist and how reporting from conflict zones … Continue reading Grade 5 engages in inspirational discussion with CNN reporter