St John's College, Cardiff

A leading independent day school for boys & girls age 3-18

Choir School to Cardiff Metropolitan Cathedral

A member of The Society of Heads: accredited by the Independent Schools Council (ISC)


  • Nursery ‘Experiment Week’

    29 January 2015

    This week, the Nursery are enjoying ‘Experiment Week.’ We have been making volcanoes using vinegar and bicarbonate of soda, magic rain using shaving foam, water and food colouring and magic floating raisins, cola explosions using cola and mintos, and lots more! The children said this week was ‘amazing’! Mrs Banks.

  • Sixth Former Success at Cambridge Union Debating Competition

    Sixth Formers in Oxford & Cambridge Debating Competitions

    27 January 2015

    This has been a busy week for our sixth form debaters with competitions both on Monday 26 and Tuesday 27 January.  The week began with a trip to Badminton School, Bristol, where four of our L6th & U6th debaters (Dominie Patel, Ross Lisney-Wilson, Matthew Barbato and Abhinaba Guha) took part in the prestigious South West Regional Final […]

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    ‘Best Chairperson’, ‘Best Speaker’ and Winners of Senior Rotary Youth Speaks

    23 January 2015

    On Thursday 22 January, St John’s College hosted its second Rotary Youth Speaks Competition of the week.  This time it was the turn of the Senior category (ages 14-17).  A total of five teams competed from Howell’s School, Llanishen High and St John’s College.  Yet again, the teams were praised for their high standards of speaking and thoroughly […]

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    Public Speakers Win Intermediate Rotary Youth Speaks

    22 January 2015

    On Tuesday 20 January, we were delighted to host this year’s Rotary Youth Speaks Intermediate Competition in our new Sixth Form Library.  The standard of speakers was remarkably high, with a broad range of speech topics represented.  A total of six teams competed from Howell’s School, Llanishen High School and St John’s College.  The judges […]

  • Senior Maths Challenge

    22 January 2015

    Congratulations to the many sixth form students involved in this year’s Senior Maths Challenge.  Between them, our students achieved 5 Golds, 13 Silvers and 20 Bronze certificates.  Of the Senior Kangaroo qualifiers, Abhinaba Guha and Joyce Zhao (U6th) deserve particular mention for having passed this exam with Merit. Dr Nades.  

  • Football

    R14 Football Match

    21 January 2015

    St John’s R14 Football Team were involved in a thrilling football match this afternoon against St Teilo’s High School. Both teams played some fantastic attacking football with Marco A. finishing off the best move of the game with a superbly executed finish. Final score St John’s 1 – St Teillo’s 4. Mr Tertois.

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    Senior Inter-School Netball Shooting Challenge

    20 January 2015

    Congratulations to all the Senior girls who achieved a Gold Certificate in the Inter-School Netball Shooting Challenge. Mrs Wood.

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    January Fitness Challenge

    20 January 2015

    Congratulations to all pupils who have been actively involved in the January Fitness Challenge every lunchtime. Keep up the good work. P.E. Department.

  • Junior Table Tennis

    R10/R11 Table Tennis Squad prepare for South Wales League match

    20 January 2015

    The St John’s College Junior Table Tennis Squad are working hard in preparation for their forthcoming South Wales League match and Primary Tournament.  They train on Monday and Thursday lunch times each week in the sports hall.  All abilities are welcome to have a go against the robot or participate in match play and tournaments. […]

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    Junior Book Club

    16 January 2015

    The magic of C S Lewis’ The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe appears to have enchanted another generation of children, 65 years on. Book Club members were passionate about this text and were keen to discuss and answer quiz questions on it. Congratulations to all who took part, especially to the Bute and De […]

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    R16 Football Victory

    16 January 2015

    The R16 Football team gave an outstanding performance this afternoon as they beat St Clare’s Porthcawl 2-1. Shane L scored a fantastic free kick and James W scored an outstanding individual goal to clinch the win with the last kick of the game. Congratulations to all involved! Mr Tertois.

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    Nursery Magic Moments

    16 January 2015

    The Nursery are very excited about this term’s topic, ‘Magic Moments’. This week we are having a painting week. We have been painting with ice, plastic bag paint fun, smelly paintings using different herbs and herb painting using rosemary. We are having lots of fun! Next week is Experiment week! Mrs Banks.

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    Four R11 Pupils Selected for City of Cardiff Swimming Trials

    15 January 2015

    Congratulations to the following pupils in R11 who have been selected to attend the City of Cardiff Swimming Trials on Monday night: Eleri R, Ella E, Armav G, Christina L. Mrs Wood.

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    Junior Netball Challenge

    15 January 2015

    Well done to all the Junior pupils who achieved a Gold certificate in the Junior Netball Challenge. Mrs Wood.

  • Thief! Book Club

    Junior Book Club

    5 January 2015

    Texts by the current Children’s Laureate, Malorie Blackman, were enthusiastically received at the recent Junior Book Clubs. Both clubs were able to demonstrate a good understanding of two unusual and challenging texts; one science fiction text and the other written in verse. Congratulations to Mostyn and to St David’s Team 2 for winning the Thief […]