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    Sports News

    23 September 2016

    Week Beginning 19th September 2016 Cardiff Blues Trip Pupils and staff had an outstanding opportunity to experience an evening of live professional rugby last Friday (16th Sept).  The atmosphere was outstanding throughout.  Pupils met the players before the match and were able to celebrate the success of the Blues win with the players at the end of the match.…

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    R10 Kensuke’s Kingdom Trip

    19 September 2016

    On 19th September, R10 went on a trip to the Gower to learn about how to survive on a desert island. In English they have been reading Kensuke’s Kingdom by Michael Morpurgo where the main character, Michael, is ship-wrecked onto a deserted island without any belongings.  R10 learnt about the importance of shelter and water, then in groups built shelters and a solar still.  Hopefully this has made the pupils think carefully about what Michael will  need to do to survive and will help them when they write their own survival stories.  Mrs Kloosterman…

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    Nursery Celebrate Elmer the Elephant Week

    19 September 2016

    The nursery children are settling well into the new school year. Our new topic is colours and this week we are learning about Elmer the Elephant. We are making Elmer biscuits; an Elmer display, Elmer milk bottles and Elmer hats. We have also begun cooking and have harvested our carrots from our allotment and made carrot cake.…

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    Hiya Leads European Youth Chess Championship

    14 September 2016

    Many congratulations to Hiya (R10) who took this year’s European Youth Chess Championship by storm in the historic city of Prague. The following extract is taken from the Welsh Chess Union: ‘There are a lot of adult chess players in Wales that become quivering wrecks when they have to play against Junior Chess players.…

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    Roald Dahl 100th Anniversary Junior Book Club

    13 September 2016

    September 13th 2016 marked the 100th anniversary of the birth, in Cardiff, of the much loved children’s author, Roald Dahl. To celebrate this anniversary, Junior Book Club members read a range of Dahl classics, Danny the Champion of the World, Matilda and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and then pitted their wits against each other in the Book Club quiz.…

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    A Great Start to the Year for R13 Rugby V Cardiff High

    13 September 2016

    The R13 Rugby team made a great start to this academic year.  Though they went 3 tries down early in the game, the resilience shown by pupils was outstanding to claw their way back into a tough, physical game. After the half time break, St John’s appeared to be a new team.…

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    Welsh Netball Masterclass

    30 August 2016

    Message from the Head of PE: For any pupils who may be interested in attending, there is a Welsh Netball Masterclass on Wednesday 31 August.  Please click here for details. Mrs Wood…

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    Team Vortex – Welsh Engineering Talent for the Future

    28 August 2016

    Following their remarkable success in reaching this year’s F1 in Schools national final, Team Vortex are featured in September’s edition of Welsh Engineering Talent for the Future magazine.  Please click here to read the full article. Mr Moody…

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    Outstanding A Level Results

    18 August 2016

    A Level Results 2016:  A*   /  A     –  80.2% A* / A / B  –  96.6% Pass rate    100% Our A Level students are celebrating another year of superb exam results. Most of our students, including a significant number with 4 A*/A grades, are proceeding to Oxbridge and top Russell Group Universities, including Medical and Dental schools.…

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    The Sound of Music

    11 July 2016

    On Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th July St John’s College played host to three outstanding performances of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s timeless classic, The Sound of Music.   Please click here to view the programme.…

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    R11 Trip to Noah’s Ark Zoo Farm

    7 July 2016

    R11 celebrated their last day in the Junior School with a visit to Noah’s Ark  Zoo Farm.  It is a hands-on zoo and working farm just outside Bristol set in over 100 acres of beautiful countryside. R11 enjoyed a packed day getting close to many zoo animals like rhinos, chimpanzees and giraffes.  They fed less exotic animals like hens and goats.  Their favourite activities were the indoor and outdoor adventure playgrounds and getting lost (on purpose) in the Monster Maze.  Varun G said ‘it was the best trip he had been on in the Juniors – although Llansteffan was quite good too’.  The coach driver said they were the most polite group of pupils he had met in a long time.…

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    R10 Trip to the International Centre for Birds of Prey

    7 July 2016

    For their end of year trip, R10 set out for Newent to visit the International Centre for Birds of Prey. We started off the day with an informative tour around the centre where the children were able to learn about the different birds of prey. They were lucky enough to get up close to a variety of birds, including eagles and burrowing owls.…

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