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News from March 2016

  • F1 In Schools Competition Regional Finals

    24 March 2016

    Team Vortex have reached the national finals after recording the second highest score at the regional finals. The team now get a chance to compete in the national finals at Silverstone on the 20th and 21st of April. Success here will see the team compete in the world finals held in Austin Texas in the autumn.…

  • R12 Rugby V Cardiff High

    21 March 2016

    The R12 Rugby squad were involved in an enthralling match with Cardiff High this afternoon. Both teams produced some outstanding phases of play. Final score Cardiff High 38 – St John’s College 37. St John’s College scorers – Maddy B 10, Ben D 12, Oliver H 25. Well done to all involved, Mr Tertois…

  • Jo Penrose is appointed Welsh Rugby Union Youth Representative

    20 March 2016

    Congratulations to Jo Penrose (L6) who has recently had the honour of becoming a representative of the Welsh Rugby Union with a group of fourteen other young people. Jo applied to the Board through uploading a YouTube video talking about the reasons why young people give up rugby and what can be done to combat this.…

  • R11 Trip to @Bristol

    18 March 2016

    On Friday 18th March, R11 headed to At-Bristol to celebrate Science Week. Our morning passed quickly as we investigated At-Bristol’s many interactive visits.  Favourites included animation and green screen volleyball. After lunch we went to our workshop where we made puppets using pulleys, cams and levers which was great fun for all.…

  • Sports Relief ‘Bake Off’ & Cake Sale

    18 March 2016

    What a fantastic effort yet again from parents and pupils of St John’s College! We managed to raise approximately £200 for the Sports Relief Charity from our cake sale alone. Our ‘Bake Off’ Competition was judged by the canteen staff who said the standard was excellent. Congratulations to Lily, James & Ella from the Juniors and Jack K, Charlotte and Thamizhni from Middle School and a huge thank you to the 6th form and R15 Graphics Group who helped to sell our cakes.…

  • R13 6-a-side at St Clare’s Porthcawl

    15 March 2016

    R13 Football team were involved in a 6-a-side Football tournament this afternoon at St Clare’s Porthcawl. All involved played fantastically. The team pictured finished second overall which was an outstanding achievement. Mr Tertois  …

  • Cathedral Choir Easter Concert, St David’s Hall

    15 March 2016

    On Tuesday 15 March, the girl and boy choristers and gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir performed their annual Easter Concert at St David’s Hall with string orchestra and piano solos performed by Menglin L (R13) and Ashley P (U6).  A rich and varied programme of Fauré Cantique de Jean Racine, Bach Cantata BWV 4 Christ Lag in Todesbanden and Mozart Pastoral Mass K140 was very well received by a large and appreciative audience.…

  • The Graveyard Book Junior Book Club

    13 March 2016

    Neil Gaiman’s stunningly original novel, T​he Graveyard Book, k​ept Junior Book Club members guessing throughout. Members contributed enthusiastically to a Book Club debate on the appeal of the horror genre for children. All teams confidently answered questions on this challenging plot and its complex characters, congratulations to the winning team, St David’s 2, on an impressive performance.…

  • R8 & R9 Netball

    11 March 2016

    Congratulations to all players who played against Howell’s. The R8s drew their match 2-2. Well done to Katie who was awarded player of the match. The R9s lost their match but played very well as a team. Well done to Kiki who was received player of the match. Miss Thomas…

  • R11 Enterprise Week

    11 March 2016

    On 7th -11th March the R11 pupils participated in Enterprise Week, where they were put into mixed groups of 6 or 7 children in order to run a mini business. After some team building activities, they had to decide on roles within their group and on the products they wished to make.…

  • R10 History Trip to Tredegar House

    10 March 2016

    On Thursday 10th March, our R10 pupils enjoyed stepping back in time to the Victorian era as we spent a day at the impressive Tredegar House. Pupils have been studying the daily life of this period, including the differences in social class. Pupils thoroughly embraced the day, dressed as Victorian children with Miss McManus, Mrs Burleton, Miss Thornton and Mr Dennis also dressed in suitable attire!…

  • R15 Geography Trip to the Brecon Beacons

    9 March 2016

    R15 were involved in a river study in the Brecon Beacons today. The students had to collect various types of data such as river depth and velocity in order to be able to answer their hypotheses. The students developed a number of new skills and found the trip very valuable, even if it was a little cold! …

  • CSA Chorister Sports Competition & Evensong at Wells Cathedral

    9 March 2016

    On Wednesday 9 March, the boy and girl cathedral choristers enjoyed the annual Choir Schools Association Sports and Evensong Day, this year generously hosted by Wells Cathedral. The boys and girls finished a respectable 3rd in the Football and 5th in the Netball competitions against teams representing the cathedrals of Bristol, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Llandaff, Truro, Wells, Winchester and Tewkesbury Abbey.…

  • R12 Football Tournament

    8 March 2016

    The R12 Football squad were involved in a tournament on Monday afternoon at St Clare’s, Porthcawl. All involved were outstanding and produced one fantastic team performance. Mr Tertois…

  • R13 History Trip to Raglan

    7 March 2016

    On Monday 7th March pupils from R13 visited Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire as part of their study of the Civil War.  They were joined by Tom Hillard, a local historian, who demonstrated a range of Civil War weapons and taught the pupils how to march.  In addition he brought along some musical instruments and taught us some dance! …

  • Rotary Youth Speaks Welsh Final

    6 March 2016

    On Saturday 5 March, our Senior public speaking team travelled to Cowbridge Comprehensive School for the Welsh Final of the Rotary Youth Speaks Competition.  Having already progressed through several stages of the competition, our team now represented Cardiff against winning competitors from across Wales (eight teams in total), some of whom had travelled from as far as Fishguard and Crickhowell.…

  • R9 Mother’s Day Assembly

    4 March 2016

    On Friday 4 March, R9 performed their Mother’s Day class assembly to their parents. R9 had been rehearsing in class and presented a short play, performed in a musical showcase and made promises to their mums as well as singing a beautiful song that caused a few proud tears. Mrs Howells…

  • R9 Cog Waterworks Trip

    3 March 2016

    R9 visited Cog Waterworks with the aim of learning about water efficiency and variations in water consumption across the world. They took part in numerous activities in the “African village” such as collecting water and cleaning households items. The pupils really enjoyed this hands on approach.  James P said ” this is the best trip ever”. …

  • R15 Climbers

    3 March 2016

    The R15 GCSE cohort have been working extremely hard on developing their climbing skills at Boulders in preparation for their assessment in two weeks time. Mr Tertois…

  • Football & Table Tennis Victories

    2 March 2016

    The R14 Football team were in action this afternoon and secured an emphatic 6-0 victory against Kings Monkton. Congratulations to all involved.  In other news, Jack P was involved in the Cardiff City Table Tennis Club Tournament on Sunday 28th February which was a fiercely competitive competition, with many matches reaching five sets.…

  • Junior Eisteddfod

    2 March 2016

    Llongyfarchiadau/ congratulations to our Juniors who all participated in this year’s successful Eisteddfod. The day was a feast of dance, musical and recitation delights. Carys R. was this year’s Bard for her exceptional contribution in all R11 competitions. The children were delighted that Mr Dominic Neville judged the House Choir competition.…

  • Intermediate Mathematical Challenge 2016 Results

    2 March 2016

    Gold Certificate & Best in School Suyash A Gold Certificate Daniel S, William W Silver Certificate Tharun V, Aidan B, Neil M, Holly J, Pooja M Bronze Certificate Jennifer H, Marco A, Harini S, Annalisa A, Joel E, Shyon K, Alan M, Ellinor W, Ted C Suyash and William have done so well that they have been invited to take part in the next round of the competition.…

  • Success for Mostyn at the Middle School Eisteddfod

    1 March 2016

    Llwyddiant i Mostyn yn Eisteddfod yr Ysgol Ganol On Friday February 26th, our Middle School pupils gathered together in the school hall for our annual Middle School Eisteddfod. The pupils eagerly await this time of year when they can celebrate and embrace Welsh culture; both pupils and teachers have been working hard for months in preparation of our much loved day of music, literary performances, celebration and friendly competition.…