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News from May 2017

  • Sports News

    26 May 2017

    Tennis News On Monday, six R9 and two R10 pupils represented St John’s College at the Cardiff Games Orange Tennis Tournament. The boys’ team played against Whitchurch, Treganna and Rhydypennau. The girls’ team played against Whitchurch, Treganna and Howell’s. Both teams won all their games against Treganna Primary School. All pupils displayed excellent team within their doubles matches.…

  • Cathedral Choristers take part in CSA Sports and Evensong Day at Salisbury Cathedral

    26 May 2017

    On Wednesday 24 May, the boy and girl cathedral choristers enjoyed the annual Choir Schools Association Sports and Evensong Day hosted by Salisbury Cathedral. The boys and girls had a wonderful day and played valiantly against teams representing the cathedrals of Bristol, Exeter, Gloucester, Hereford, Llandaff, Truro, Wells, Winchester and Tewkesbury Abbey.…

  • Junior Multi-Sports Tournament

    25 May 2017

    On Thursday 25th May the Junior Department had its annual Multi-Sports Tournament at Began Road playing fields. The tournament was a huge success with over 130 pupils taking part in and enjoying 6 different sporting activities which included: Korfball, Football, Rounders, Rugby, Inflateable assault course and a Surf simulator. The aim of the day was for all pupils to gain a positive sporting experience and to reinforce healthy life choices.…

  • Readathon

    25 May 2017

    R12-14 were invited to partake in Readathon earlier this year, where pupils set their own individual challenge of reading and were sponsored for their efforts. We are proud to announce that this year has seen an exponential rise in the total amount raised: a grand total of £1,249.25! Well done to all pupils who participated and thank you to their parents and guardians for their support.…

  • Sports News

    19 May 2017

    Week Beginning 15th May 2017 Swimming News On Thursday afternoon, ten R10/11 pupils represented St John’s College in the Cardiff Games Swimming competition. The school were competing against a number of schools in Cardiff and ended the competition in third place. All pupils displayed excellent teamwork during the relays and offered excellent support to the swimmers when racing.…

  • News from the Nursery

    19 May 2017

    The nursery children were thrilled to continue their topic ‘The Beach’ in forest school this week.  They collected lots of items and made a Rainbow Fish from twigs, leaves and stones, even adding buttercups to make his shiny scales.  The children were jumping for joy as the rain had stopped and they even had a game of hide and seek finding lots of fun places to hide.…

  • R11 Trip to Hooke Court

    15 May 2017

    We have spent our first day at Hooke Court orienteering and learning map reading skills. This has been followed by some sleuthing in a search and rescue which ended up in a Saxon longhouse. The rain has not dampened any spirits. Mrs Thompson…

  • R11 Trip to Hooke Court

    15 May 2017

    On 15th May, R11 went on a residential trip to Hooke Court in Dorset.  I think we picked the rainiest three days of May.   R11 were tasked with various challenges throughout the three days, starting with learning how to put a duvet cover on a duvet. Some pupils had practised at home!…

  • Evelyn T Success in Bedford Aquathon

    15 May 2017

    Congratulations to Evelyn T (R10) who competed in the Bedford Aquathlon (swimming and running) event on Sunday afternoon. Evelyn did fantastically well and managed to finish second in her age category which is an outstanding achievement.  Congratulations on your success from everyone at St John’s.  Mr Tertois …

  • Sports News

    12 May 2017

    Welsh Baseball News On Tuesday afternoon the R13 girls competed in a Welsh Baseball fixture against Eastern. All of the girls loved playing the game and learnt new skills. The final score was 76-67 to Eastern. The opposing team had some very strong players. Ella and Lily had special mentions for displaying excellent fielding skills.…

  • Junior Enterprise Week

    12 May 2017

    This year our budding entrepreneurs experienced a new style Enterprise Week. R11 spent their first day learning about the benefit of working in teams, by making metre high spaghetti towers and listening to first-hand experience of running companies, from two of our parents. Mrs Crowley-Davies also taught them about the impact of creative logos and slogans.…

  • Nursery Learn About ‘The Beach’

    11 May 2017

    The Nursery children are enjoying this term’s topic, The Beach. We have been learning about crabs, jelly fish, and sea creatures. This week in our PE lesson we had lots and lots of fun listening to under the sea music and using the parachute. Mrs Banks…

  • R10 Residential Trip to Cardiff Bay

    11 May 2017

    R10B and R10T thoroughly enjoyed their two day residential trip at the Urdd Centre in the heart of Cardiff Bay. Setting off with bags and day packs on Thursday morning (4th May), pupils toured the Principality Stadium in the centre of Cardiff on their way to the Bay. After experiencing the atmosphere of the changing room and the noise of the crowd in the tunnel, the pupils learnt about the history and running of the stadium.…

  • R5 Trip to Porthkerry Country Park

    10 May 2017

    R5 had an amazing day pond dipping and building shelters at Porthkerry Country Park. They found lots of tadpoles and caddisflies. The children were very excited by their discoveries. They enjoyed their adventures in the woods making a shelter to keep out any rain. Most of the children fell asleep on the way back, a sign of a very successful and busy day.…

  • R12 Geography Trip to Caswell Bay

    9 May 2017

    R12 untook an investigation into how erosion and deposition has created distinctive landforms at Caswell Bay. The pupils found this very interesting as they could apply their classroom knowledge to a real life example. Mr Turner…

  • Junior Team Maths Challenge / Intermediate Maths Challenge

    8 May 2017

    The UKMT Junior Team Maths Challenge took place at Aberdare Community School recently and 32 teams participated, including the team above (from left: Aviral B, Benjamin J, Luke V and Akash H). The competition includes four separate rounds which are challenging and exciting and involve both individual and team work. Our team came third – a tremendous effort by the team who thoroughly enjoyed their day – a credit to themselves, and to the school.…

  • Spring Concert

    8 May 2017

    On Friday 5 May, St John’s College Concert Orchestra and The Cathedral Choir were joined by Belgian choir, Musart, at The Metropolitan Cathedral and Cornerstone for the annual Spring Concert. In the first half, audiences enjoyed a programme of choral music from the Renaissance to the present day, featuring joint and individual performances by The Cathedral Choir and the visiting choir, Musart.…

  • Thief! Junior Book Club

    5 May 2017

    Book Club members were gripped by the twists and turns in Malorie Blackman’s strikingly original text, Thief! Congratulations to team Mostyn for coming out on top at this half term’s Book Club quiz. Mrs Cooney                                        Next Junior Book Clubs The final Book Clubs of the academic year will explore the spy genre.…

  • Sports News

    5 May 2017

    Week Beginning 1st May 2017 Rounders News On Tuesday afternoon six pupils represented St John’s College at the Welsh Rounders Trials. The pupils selected were Maddy, Eilidh, Anais, Charlotte, Emily and Prarthana. All pupils played extremely well. Congratulations to Eilidh who was selected for the Welsh Rounders team. Seren yr Wythnos/Star of the Week Congratulations to Eilidh who has been selected for the Welsh rounders team.…

  • R9 History Visit to Llancaiach Fawr Manor

    5 May 2017

    R9 enthusiastically dressed up as Tudors for our trip to Llancaich Fawr Manor. We had many servants with us for the day, not to mention a few ladies and a couple of King Henry VIIIs! The visit comprised guided tours round the manor house led by ladies and men who were also not only dressed as Tudors but who spoke like them too.…