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News from October 2016

  • Nursery Autumn Planting

    20 October 2016

    The Nursery children have had fun today in the Autumn sunshine planting some winter flowers. We had to be careful not to disturb our spring bulbs that are fast asleep. Mrs Banks…

  • Sixth Form Enrichment Economics Lecture

    19 October 2016

    On Wednesday 19 October, our sixth formers were delighted to join members of the Oxford University Society of South Wales for a highly informative and stimulating lecture.  The lecture was entitled ‘What are the economic opportunities for Wales?’ and was given by the eminent economist, Gerry Holtham. Gerry Holtham is the Julian Hodge Professor of Regional Economy at Cardiff Metropolitan University.…

  • R11 History Trip to Cardiff Castle

    18 October 2016

    Shortly before the half-term break R11 enjoyed a visit to Cardiff Castle to enrich their History studies of the Second World War.  They started the experience with a wartime sing-song during which they learnt two songs of the time, “We’ll meet again..” and “Hey little hen..”  Following that they were met by an ARP warden who set the scene and guided them through the wartime shelters in the banks to the side of the castle grounds.…

  • R13 & R14 Restart a Heart Day

    18 October 2016

    On 18th October pupils from R13 and R14 took part in the National Restart a Heart day, joining thousands of students across the UK in learning lifesaving CPR skills. St John’s College is grateful to the many volunteers from the Welsh ambulance service, police and fire service that attended on Tuesday morning.…

  • Harvest Festival

    17 October 2016

    Today, pupils from Nursery to R14 came together to celebrate our Harvest Festival, and what a splendid celebration it was! We were joined by special guests from St Cadoc’s Parish, Fr Brian, Mr Thomas and Mr Madge.  They were delighted to hear about how the harvest started from a tiny seed courtesy of our Infants, who sang with real enthusiasm.…

  • Grandparents’ Week

    17 October 2016

    At the end of last half-term, the Junior Department celebrated Grandparents’ Week. Over the course of the week the pupils completed various tasks to recognise the importance of the roles of our grandparents in our lives today. These activities included writing prayers, interviewing grandparents, researching the family tree, writing poems and even recipes for perfect grandparents!…

  • Sports News

    17 October 2016

    Week Beginning 10th October 2016 Hockey Hockey players focused on effective passing within zones work in today’s session 10/10/16. Lewis, Estee, Nadiyah and Maddy created some outstanding passes.  Effective shielding was demonstrated by Nadia too, which prevented a defender tackling and gaining possession.  Ella made a fantastic tackle and set Lewis up nicely for a goal.  …

  • R10 Geography Trip to Cog Moor Waterworks

    13 October 2016

    R10 went to Cog Moor Waterworks to learn about water efficiency and how our sewage water is cleaned. Pupils were extremely enthusiastic in answering questions and taking part in practicals. They particularly enjoyed the site tour. Mr Turner…

  • R5 Story Boards

    12 October 2016

    The reception class have been looking at the book ‘We’re going on a Bear Hunt’. They have enjoyed learning the words and actions. The children used the sensory bottles to help them create their own story boards as they are developing their writing skills. Mrs Firth…

  • L6 Geography Trip

    10 October 2016

    On Monday 10 October, our Lower Sixth Geography students went on a trip to Pwll Du Bay beach on the Gower to undertake their physical geography investigation. The beach is particularly interesting to study due to its shingle ridge, as well as the processes of longshore drift operating along the shoreline.…

  • R8 Celtic History Trip to St Fagans

    10 October 2016

    On Monday 10th October, R8 had a fantastic visit to St Fagans to see the Celtic Round Houses this afternoon. The children were extremely attentive and thoroughly enjoyed the experience of seeing many different Celtic artefacts, handling each one and even grinding grain for flour by hand. They all asked some very probing and interesting questions to gain a better understanding of what life must have been like as a Celt in Wales and now have more tangible information to bring to their History work.…

  • Seren yr Wythnos / Star of the Week

    7 October 2016

    Congratulations to the R15 boys’ rugby team who won the Cardiff and the Vale Rugby Sevens Plate.  This is an outstanding achievement: Joshua J, Luke M, Brandon M, Otis S, James L, Alex C, Niel M, Allan M and Lloyd F.…

  • Sports News

    7 October 2016

    Week Beginning 3rd October 2016 Hockey There were 17 pupils in training tonight, which is an impressive turnout after 3 weeks! The pupils played a friendly training match. Goals were set up and scored by Genevieve/Elys and Holly and Ellie.  The final score was 1-1. Well done to all. Mrs Wood Congratulations to all R8/R9 pupils who played in the hockey fixture vs Rougemont.…

  • R12-R13 Summer Reading Challenge 2016

    7 October 2016

    Congratulations to all R12 and R13 pupils who participated in the St John’s College Summer Reading Challenge. There was an exciting repertoire of literature read, with most of the pupils exceeding the minimum requirement of three books. However, the top three winners were: Harri Thomas (R12) in third place, who read five books; in joint second place were Jamie Lawrence and Ji-Eun Kang (both R12), reading six books each; but in first place was Sruthi Gowthan (R12) who read eight books over the summer.…

  • Roald Dahl Day

    7 October 2016

    On Friday 7th October, the Nursery & Infant Department marked the centenary of Roald Dahl’s birth in Cardiff by dressing up as their favourite character. The photograph shows Johnny, Calum and Ethan who looked amazing as Mr Wonker from ‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’. The teachers were replaced by Oompa Loompas!…

  • Gala Concert

    2 October 2016

    On Sunday 2 October, members of the Concert Orchestra, Cathedral Choir, Brass Ensemble and soloists offered a stunning array of music that delighted a capacity audience at the Dora Stoutzker Concert Hall, at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Please click here to view the concert programme.…

  • Seren Yr Wythnos

    1 October 2016

    Congratulations to Lewis W who has been awarded Seren Yr Wythnos for his outstanding commitment to Extra-Curricular Hockey. Mr Tertois…

  • Sports News

    1 October 2016

    Week Beginning 26th Sept 2016 Hockey Well done to all 16 pupils who played outstandingly well last night on the ATP pitch at Talybont. On Monday 3rd there will be a 33 seater bus due to the growing success of hockey numbers! I would like to see at least 11 male players attending next week!…