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News from February 2017

  • Intermediate Mathematical Challenge 2017

    28 February 2017

    The Mathematics Department is pleased to announce the results of the recent Intermediate Maths Challenge, run by the University of Leeds. We are thrilled that a huge number of our talented students have achieved certificates in this year’s competition. The results are as follows: Gold Certificate and Best in Year Daniel S (R16), Mary W (R15), Aviral B (R14) Mary W has also received the Best in School Award, scoring an incredible 127 points out of a possible 135.…

  • L6 History Trip – Lessons from Auschwitz

    26 February 2017

    5 am found Eleanor Johnson and Abi Thomas, the St John’s College Cardiff Lessons from Auschwitz ambassadors, queuing at the departures desk in Cardiff airport. Four hours later we were standing in the centre of the market square in Oswiecim. We expected the temperature to be fifteen degrees colder and that there would be snow at this time of year but the bright colour of the grass could be easily be made out beneath the bright cobalt sky.…

  • Ella Qualifies for British Trampolining Final

    14 February 2017

    Many congratulations to Ella E (R13) who competed for St John’s College last weekend at the next round of the schools trampolining competition and has now qualified for the British final which is in Newcastle next month.…

  • Sports News

    10 February 2017

    Week beginning 6th February 2017 Netball News On the 7th February 2017, twenty eight pupils attended the Swansea University International Netball Test Series: Wales Vs New Zealand Netball match. It was a truly historic event as Wales last played New Zealand twenty years ago. New Zealand underlined their status as one of the world’s top netball nations as they beat Wales 27-92 in the first two tests in Cardiff.…

  • Hockey Partnership with Cardiff Metropolitan University

    10 February 2017

    Please click here to read more about the Hockey partnership between St John’s College and Cardiff Metropolitan University. Mrs Wood…

  • R5 Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes

    9 February 2017

    As part of their topic on ‘Traditional Tales and Nursery Rhymes’, the children in R5 investigated building materials and made houses for the three little pigs. Mrs Firth…

  • R7 Assembly

    9 February 2017

    Congratulations to R7 on their assembly. R7 children told the Nursery & Infant children what to do if they were unhappy. They painted colourful pictures on the theme ‘Say no to bullying’ which is part of our Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning. Mrs Firth…

  • Sports News

    3 February 2017

    Week beginning 30th January 2017 Football News The R11/12 Football team produced an outstanding performance this afternoon in challenging weather conditions at the Leckwith Stadium against Fitzalan High. St John’s took an early lead through Rohan O and doubled their lead within two minutes with a neat finish from Adi S.…

  • R10 Parents’ Assembly

    3 February 2017

    On Friday 3rd February R10 welcomed family and friends to their Parents’ Assembly. R10’s assembly was based on the phrase ‘Don’t judge a book by its cover’, using David and Goliath and the book Wonder by R.J Palacio as examples. R10 also sang the Toy Story classic song You’ve got a friend in me and performed a recitation of the Centipede’s Song by Roald Dahl.…

  • Oxford Union Schools Debating Competition

    2 February 2017

    On Wednesday 1 February, six of our L6th students took part in the prestigious Oxford Union Schools Debating Competition.  The evening comprised two motions on whether athletes should only compete for their country of birth and whether limitations should be placed on social media content.  Our three teams performed very well, gaining high positions against more than a dozen schools from across South Wales, but missed out to the overall winners.  …

  • Safer Internet Day – 7th February 2017

    2 February 2017

    On Tuesday 7th February the staff and pupils of St John’s College will be celebrating Safer Internet Day. We will be one of thousands of schools across the UK and Europe helping to promote responsible internet use by young people. All pupils will attend special assemblies and design rows of bunting to hang in form rooms, each pennant displaying an internet safety message.…