Middle School Liturgy Assembly ritualizes goodbyes and celebrates end of school year

This morning, the Middle School community held its last liturgy assembly by acknowledging those who are moving on to other schools or countries next school year. They addressed some words of gratitude for their wonderful and unforgettable experiences at St. John’s. Those who are staying in school next school year addressed words of farewell as well as gratitude to those who are moving on. The theme of the liturgy assembly was Crossroads and Time. These two themes are central to two video clips shown in the assembly. The first one called “What the world needs now…” is a look back … Continue reading Middle School Liturgy Assembly ritualizes goodbyes and celebrates end of school year

Grade 5 student completes Red Cross food drive

For her PYP Exhibition project, 5th grade student Jyotika studied ‘healthy lifestyles’. After a very engaging Exhibition where she shared a lot of interesting information, she was asked to contribute to Relay Recess and work alongside nurse Caroline to talk about food choices with younger students. With help from her mentor, Mrs. Jo Taylor, Jyotika contacted the Red Cross which suggested ways of supporting people who are not always able eat healthy. Jyotika initiated a food drive. Her collection of non-perishable, healthy food was collected by the Red Cross this week. The Red Cross explained to Jyotika how they will distribute … Continue reading Grade 5 student completes Red Cross food drive

Grade 6 students become medieval characters

Grade 6 students are stepping back in time this week as they celebrate and share their learning of life and happenings in the Middle Ages in Europe. It will be an enjoyable week of color, costumes, events and activities, culminating in the grand banquet in the ‘Great Hall’. It started with a visit on Monday to St. Bavo’s Cathedral and Gravensteen Castle in Ghent. The students have now begun a series of activities leading up to the final banquet. Each student has chosen a character based on their research and what they have learned of life and society in Medieval … Continue reading Grade 6 students become medieval characters