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  • Oxford Union 2016

    Sixth Formers Compete in Oxford Union Debating

    12 February 2016

    On Thursday 11 February, Sixth of our L6th students competed in the Oxford Union Debating Competition, this year hosted by Cardiff Sixth Form College.  Hannah, Nila, Peter, Hee-Chan, Katie and Michael were pitted against teams from across South Wales and debated the following challenging topics across two rounds: ‘This house believes that the English curriculum should prioritise works of literature that reflect natural modern life in this country over classic literature.’ ‘This house would introduce a maximum salary cap’ Congratulations to our students on some excellent performances which drew praise from the judges.…

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    ‘Best Speaker’ & ‘Best Speaker’ at ESU Public Speaking Competition

    11 February 2016

    Congratulations to Lily B, Eleanor J (R16) and Daniel S (R15) on their success in this afternoon’s English Speaking Union Churchill Public Speaking Competition at Howell’s School.  The other teams represented Ysgol Plasmawr, Howell’s School and Llandaff Cathedral School.  Lily and Eleanor were awarded ‘Best Speaker’ and ‘Best Questioner’ respectively.  The team were very narrowly beaten by a strong Howell’s team and were awarded runners up overall.…

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    R12 History Trip to Cardiff Castle

    9 February 2016

    On Tuesday 9th February the R12 year group visited Cardiff Castle as part of their study of Medieval Wales.   The visit consisted of a tour of the magnificent building during which pupils were able to develop their knowledge of the Marquis of Bute and his importance to Cardiff. This was followed by a talk about Medieval weaponry in the Steward’s Room given by one of the education staff, Elizabeth.…

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  • C&V Chess 2016

    Cardiff & the Vale Chess Championships

    8 February 2016

    St John’s College Chess players did extremely well in the Cardiff and the Vale Junior Championships at the County Hall this weekend. Ethan C came first in the U8 category, Hiya came first in the U9 category, Anlan Q came joint first in the U13 section and Anish was third in the U10 section.…

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    R10 Assembly

    5 February 2016

    On Friday 5th February R10 welcomed family and friends to their Parents’ Assembly. The R10 assembly was based on the upcoming season of Lent and how it signifies a time to be still and appreciate life. R10 also performed two recitations, Hiawatha and a modern version of The Tortoise and The Hare – both were exceptionally performed.…

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    Victory for Third Consecutive Year at Rotary Youth Speaks Area Final

    1 February 2016

    Many congratulations to our Senior team on beating strong opposition including many sixth form age competitors from St Cyres, Llandaff Cathedral School, Cardiff Sixth Form College, Whitchurch High and Bryn Hafren.  Daniel S (R15), Lily B (R16) and Ben D (R16) will now progress to the District Final for the whole of Wales at Cowbridge Comprehensive in March. Our public speakers can be very proud of this remarkable achievement.…

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    Jacob Wins ‘Best Speaker’ at Intermediate Rotary Youth Speaks

    1 February 2016

    On Monday 1 February, our Middle School public speakers competed in the Area Final of Rotary Youth Speaks at Cardiff Golf Club.  Our R13 team comprising Jack A, Jacob V and Charlotte T all performed very well.  Though they were not outright winners, Jacob was awarded the prestigious accolade of ‘Best Speaker’ on the night.…

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  • Football Festival

    R8-R10 Football Festival

    29 January 2016

    This afternoon St John’s College organised a football festival for R8, R9 and R10 pupils at Cardiff University Sports Campus with Llandaff Cathedral School. The current R16 GCSE pupils were involved in the organisation and running of the festival which was a huge success. Over 90 pupils were involved in the festival and all involved were a credit to the school.…

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    Senior Public Speakers Win Rotary Youth Speaks

    28 January 2016

    On Thursday 28 January, six of our Senior pupils took part in Rotary Youth Speaks hosted by Llanishen High School, 6-8.30pm.  A total of seven teams competed from Howell’s School, Llanishen High, St John’s College and Chapter Arts Independents.  All teams were praised for their confident speaking and thoroughly researched topics. St John’s Team 1: ‘The importation, sale and consumption of all drugs should be legalised in Britain’ Chair – Ben C (R15); Speaker – Lily M (R16); Proposer of the Vote of Thanks – Ben Rawi (R16) St John’s Team 2: ‘If we understood men better then there would be no need for feminism’ Chair – Daniel S (R15); Speaker – Lily B (R16); Proposer of the Vote of Thanks – Ben D (R16) Both teams offered fluent and insightful speeches and can be very proud of their high quality performances.…

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  • Dance Club

    Dance Club

    28 January 2016

    Junior and Senior girls have enjoyed practising Riverdance in Dance Club. Particularly well done to Rose who shared some excellent ideas. Mrs Wood …

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  • Ella Wins a Scholarship with British Ballet Organisation

    28 January 2016

    Ella E (R12) has been awarded a scholarship with the British Ballet Organisation.  This will involve training every month in London and two 3 day training weekends. The PE department wishes Ella every success. Mrs Wood…

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  • Intermediate Rotary Youth Speaks

    R13 Public Speakers Win Intermediate Rotary Youth Speaks & ‘Best Speaker’

    26 January 2016

    Two teams of R13 pupils entered the Rotary Club’s annual Youth Speaks competition on Tuesday, 26th January. Our first team, Aviral B, Menglin L and Kimaya M, discussed whether money can buy happiness, with great success. This was immediately followed by our second team, Charlotte T, Jacob V and Jack A, debating eloquently whether we should explore space.…

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