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News from November 2015

  • R8 & R9 Netball V Kings Monkton

    30 November 2015

    Congratulations to all the R8 and R9 pupils who displayed terrific netball skills in their matches V Kings Monkton.  All girls came away with a win which was fantastic! Well done to all involved.  Miss Thomas and Mrs Wood will hand out performance merits tomorrow. Mrs Wood…

  • Ella is Crowned Welsh U14 Trampolining Champion

    29 November 2015

    Ella (R12A) represented the school on Sunday 29 November at the Welsh Schools Trampolining Competition held in Monmouth and won – she is now the Welsh Under 14 Intermediate Level Champion. She will now go on to the Zone semi-finals against the Midlands and South West of England in January.  Many congratulations to Ella on this fine achievement!…

  • R10/R11 Netball V Kings Monkton

    26 November 2015

    Congratulations to the R10 and R11 who won their first Netball match against Kings Monkton. All pupils played exceptionally well. A big thank you to the R12 pupils who helped coach the pupils. Miss Thomas Announcement from Mrs Wood (Head of PE): Congratulations to our dedicated pupils, PE Department and Non-PE staff as our extra-curricular participation rates are fantastic, with between 50-80 pupils participating on a regular basis.…

  • R11 Victorian Day History Trip

    25 November 2015

    R11 enjoyed stepping back in time to the Victorian era, as they visited Maestir School in St Fagans. Pupils started their day in true Victorian fashion, wearing clothes typical of the historical period. Pupils were accompanied by Mr Taylor, the school master, and Miss McManus, the pupil-teacher as they made their way to the school where they took part in a drill, and a number of Victorian school activities, such as handwriting, arithmetic, reading and singing.…

  • Junior Book Club Winners

    24 November 2015

    There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom Junior Book Book Club members showed empathy and affection for the characters in this unusual text by Louis Sachar. The central character’s journey of discovery provoked a thoughtful discussion about, friendship, growing up and learning to think independently. Congratulations to quiz winners, Mostyn 2.…

  • Top School in Wales in The Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’

    22 November 2015

    St John’s College is once more delighted to sustain its record as top school in Wales in The Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ based on combined GCSE and A Level performance. Please click here for further information.…

  • Junior Football Festival

    21 November 2015

    On Friday afternoon St John’s College hosted a Junior Football Festival. The event was a huge success with over 160 pupils from St John’s College, Rougemont and Kings Monkton taking part. The aim of the festival was to provide pupils with a positive footballing experience, encouraging good sportsmanship, learning of the rules and for pupils to enjoy themselves.…

  • R12-R14 Readathon

    20 November 2015

    Readathon is an event that helps three charities for seriously ill children: CLIC Sargent, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives. Our annual Readathon took place the week before and during October half term. R12-R14 pupils were set the challenge of reading as many books as possible and gaining sponsorship for their efforts.…

  • Junior & Senior Success at Kids’ Lit Quiz

    19 November 2015

    Two teams of 4 pupils (in R11 and R13) took part in ‘The Kids’ Lit Quiz’ tonight. Both teams finished with very respectable scores in a competition in which the standard was very high. Our best team finished with a score of 71/100 compared to the winners who had a score of 81.…

  • R9 Wastesavers Trip

    18 November 2015

    R9 went to Wastesavers in Newport as part of their Geography study of the environment. They were kept very busy with various workshops and activities that focused upon different aspects of recycling. They particularly enjoyed watching the workers sort through the rubbish; even if it was a bit smelly! Mr Turner…

  • Children In Need Cake Sale and Bake Off

    13 November 2015

    On Friday 13th November, we held our annual Children In Need Cake Sale and Bake Off. We were absolutely overwhelmed by your generosity and the fantastic response from our pupils. The “Bake Off” was a great success with winning entries from Elys R12 and Ollie and Lily R15 & R16 – well done!…

  • Nursery & Infants Raise Money for Children in Need

    13 November 2015

    The children in the Infants and Nursery department have had lots of fun today raising money for Children In Need. We have worn super hero capes to school, had a cake sale, and have played ‘guess the name of the bear’ and ‘how many sweets in the jar’? We have had lots of fun and raised £238.72.…

  • R15 Football V St Clare’s

    12 November 2015

    The R15 Football team played St Clare’s Porthcawl this afternoon in very challenging conditions. St John’s played with the wind first half and took full advantage, scoring three goals through Saif A, Marco A and James H. St Clare’s came out fighting in the second half and scored three goals in quick succession.…

  • UKMT Senior Team Maths Challenge 2015

    12 November 2015

    Congratulations to Eve, Alex, Steven and Christina. These four pupils (2 from Upper VI and 2 from Lower VI) competed in this year’s Regional Finals of the Senior Team Maths Challenge at Cardiff University on 12th November 2015. They all worked very hard and did their best as a team and won 2nd place.…

  • Sixth Form Historians Attend Keir Hardie Centenary Lecture at the Senedd

    11 November 2015

    On Wednesday 11th November, our Sixth Form historians were invited by the Welsh Assembly Government to attend the second annual lecture to commemorate the centenary of the First World War at the Senedd. Professor Sir Deian Hopkin, Expert Advisor for Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914–1918, offered a fascinating talk on the legacy of Keir Hardie, founder of the Labour Party. …

  • R13 Netball V Stanwell

    11 November 2015

    Well done to all the R13 Netball girls who played really well against Stanwell. Players’ Players of the matches were Jasmine and Irene. A big thank you to Charlotte W, Emily D and Nithya who stepped up and played for the R13. Miss Thomas…

  • Middle School Girls Play for Cardiff & the Vale Netball Hub

    11 November 2015

    Well done to the pupils who were invited to trial for the Cardiff & the Vale Netball HUB.  All the pupils who attended the trial were a credit to the school. A big congratulations goes to Olivia M (R14), Kelly Y (R14), Jasmine S (R13), Katie W (R11), Soraya W (R11) and Harshita A (R11) who have been chosen to train and represent Cardiff & the Vale Netball Hub.…

  • R14 & R15 Netball V Stanwell

    10 November 2015

    Exquisite interceptions were displayed by both Stanwell and St John’s on the netball court this evening.  The Vale opposition stole the win by 5 goals to 2. A thrilling performance was displayed by both teams.  Congratulations to Genevieve and Holly who were the chosen Players’ Players of the match. It really was a pleasure to umpire the game.  …

  • World Youth Chess Championships (Greece 2015)

    8 November 2015

    To represent your country at this event is one of the greatest achievements to which young players can aspire. This year, no fewer than twenty children from all over Wales made the trip to Halkidiki. Among them were two St John’s pupils: Ethan C (Under 8 Open) and Hiya R (Under 10 Girls).…

  • R12 Llangrannog Educational Visit

    6 November 2015

    The R12 pupils have thoroughly enjoyed their time at Llangrannog. All pupils fully participated in a range of activities developing their teamworking skills, communication and Welsh language. The pupils deserve recognition for their outstanding behaviour and attitude towards learning. St John’s teachers received great feedback from the staff at Llangrannog throughout the visit. …

  • Senior Maths Challenge Results 2015

    5 November 2015

    On Thursday 5th November 2015, 64 of our sixth form Maths students participated in this year’s SMC exam. Doris (L6) did extremely well and scored a very high mark 120 (out of 125); and 5 pupils scored at least 100. 11 pupils achieved gold certificate, 14 silver and 15 bronze. Gold Certificate Doris, Chen, Christine, Steven, Alex, Candice, Linsey, Sussie, Prafulla, Angela, Bill, Eve.…