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News from June 2017

  • Sports News

    30 June 2017

    Week Beginning 26th June 2017 Swimming News On Friday, eleven pupils from R10/11 represented St John’s College in the Sport Cardiff Swimming Gala Finals at the Cardiff International Pool. All pupils competed in the individual races which included 25 Front Crawl, 25m Backstroke and 25m Breaststroke. Nadia competed in the 25m Front Crawl final, Sam and Lucas competed in the 25m Breaststroke final and a huge congratulations to Harry who gained a bronze medal in the boys 25m Front Crawl final.…

  • R8 History Trip to Caerleon

    30 June 2017

    This term R8 have been studying the Romans, and as part of their history studies they were able to visit the Roman ruins at Caerleon. There we were introduced to Alias the Roman soldier who showed us the amphitheatre, the barracks, the museum where we saw lots of artefacts that were found at the site.…

  • R5 Visit to Bristol Zoo

    29 June 2017

    On Wednesday 28th June pupils from R5 paid a visit Bristol Zoo. It was a very wet day, but that did not prevent the children from being excited. We were lucky enough to see the seals being fed and showing off their latest tricks. We had an African workshop and Ava was very pleased that  she was brave enough to touch a snake.…

  • Transition Week

    28 June 2017

    ‘G’day mates’ was ringing out between the members of R7 and R8 last week in a very successful and enjoyable Transition week when they learnt about Australia and made lots of amazing creations with an Australian flavour! Amongst the activities enjoyed by all the children were cork hat making, glittery Australian flags, Barrier Reef mobiles, Fairy Penguins, fact files on the country and famous Australian landmarks and to round up the week, the children sang two well known Australian songs together and R8s played a fun game of ‘G’day Bob!’ A wonderful week and a great time was had by all.…

  • Stormbreaker Junior Book Club

    27 June 2017

    Book Club members were gripped by Anthony Horowitz’s action packed adventure about teenage spy, Alex Rider. Many members went on to read other texts in the popular Alex Rider series. Congratulations to all who took part in a closely contested quiz and especially to the winners, team Mostyn 2. Mrs Cooney Next Junior book Club The next Book Club texts, both set in the summer holidays, are written by award winning authors: Frozen in Time by Ali Sparkes (aimed at older readers) or The Legend of Spud Murphy by Eoin Colfer (suitable for all) Both texts provide unexpected summer adventures, humour and touching insights.…

  • Nursery Lunch at St Cadoc’s

    27 June 2017

    The nursery joined the Catholic mothers at St Cadoc’s RC Church for lunch. We were treated to delicious sandwiches, strawberries and ice cream and cakes. The children had learnt a few songs which we thought we would make everyone sing along to – ‘Daisy, Daisy’, ‘You are my Sunshine’ and ‘If I were a butterfly’.…

  • Sports News

    23 June 2017

    Week Beginning 19th June 2017 Seren yr Wythnos/Star of the Week Our star of the week goes to Katie O’F of R9 who competed in an Irish dance competition at the weekend. Katie performed a total of six dances throughout the day resulting in her gaining a second place, four third places and came eighth overall out of thirty children.…

  • Spy Dog Book Club

    23 June 2017

    At this month’s Book Club, the Juniors impressed with their excellent knowledge of Andy Cope’s Spy Dog, ably answering some particularly fiendish questions. Mostyn 2 were the overall winners in a very closely contested quiz. Well done all, Mr Dennis…

  • Model UN

    22 June 2017

    On Thursday 22 June, our Sixth Formers took part in the Model UN at St David’s Catholic Sixth Form College led by Mr J. Neville and Mr D. Neville.  Some 60 students from Catholic schools across Cardiff took part in a highly informative and stimulating day of debate, workshops and resolutions.…

  • First Holy Communion

    18 June 2017

    Congratulations to Matilda D, Noah D, Olivia E, Leila J, Darcey J, Joseph M, Reece M, Gala S, Robert S, Joanne S, and Kofi W. They attended Mass at St David’s Metropolitan Cathedral, in glorious sunshine, on Sunday, 18th June, 2017, for their First Holy Communion. The children have been preparing in school over the course of this year and this day was the culmination of all their hard work.…

  • Cathedral Choir Sings Live on BBC Radio 4

    18 June 2017

    Click here to listen to the Sunday Worship broadcast on BBC iPlayer. Mr Dominic Neville: “Many congratulations to all our choristers and colleagues for their magnificent singing in the live broadcast on BBC Radio 4 on Sunday 18 June 2017.  Our boys and girls sang a beautiful selection of music before an audience of 1.6 million and the repertoire for this special service on Father’s Day included music by William Byrd, the Magdalen Nuptial Mass by Dr David Neville and the premiere of a newly composed anthem by Director of Music, Mr Dominic Neville.” …

  • R11 Recapping Maths Facts

    16 June 2017

    R11 recapped maths facts from the year using maths dominoes. Mrs Thompson was impressed by their recall. Well done R11. Mrs Thompson…

  • Action Against Hunger

    16 June 2017

    Miss Thompson visited the Juniors during the R11 Enterprise Week. She explained, to each year group, how the charity supports those suffering from malnutrition across the world. She is part of a group of students from Exeter University, who will be climbing Machu Picchu to raise funds and awareness for this charity.…

  • Sports News

    11 June 2017

    Week Beginning 5th June 2017 Netball Congratulations to the R10/11 pupils who achieved second place in the Sport Cardiff netball tournament. A fantastic achievement for the pupils of St John’s College. Miss Thomas Seren yr Wythnos/Star of the Week Our star of the week goes to Lilah Rafiq of R10 who competed in a street dance competition on Sunday with her dance group ‘space jam’.…

  • R10 Trip to Port Eynon

    8 June 2017

    R10 pupils recently visited Port Eynon in The Gower to take part in ‘Pirate Day’. After an initial slight drizzle the weather brightened to allow pupils to demonstrate their map reading and grid reference skills. Pupils then learned about the history of smuggling in past times and the involvement of the notorious Lucas family.…

  • Nursery Trip to the Beach

    8 June 2017

    The nursery children had a wonderful trip to the beach yesterday. We went to Barry Island where we played with buckets and spades and made amazing sand castles, we went on a treasure hunt and looked in the rock pools looking for crabs. We finished the day with a delicious ice lolly.  …