26 November 2015
Congratulations to the R10 and R11 who won their first Netball match against Kings Monkton. All pupils played exceptionally well. A big thank you to the R12 pupils who helped coach the pupils.
Announcement from Mrs Wood (Head of PE): Congratulations to our dedicated pupils, PE Department and Non-PE staff as our extra-curricular participation rates are fantastic, with between 50-80 pupils participating on a regular basis.
24 November 2015
There’s a Boy in the Girls’ Bathroom Junior Book
Book Club members showed empathy and affection for the characters in this unusual text by Louis Sachar. The central character’s journey of discovery provoked a thoughtful discussion about, friendship, growing up and learning to think independently. Congratulations to quiz winners, Mostyn 2.
22 November 2015
St John’s College is once more delighted to sustain its record as top school in Wales in The Sunday Times ‘Parent Power’ based on combined GCSE and A Level performance. Please click here for further information.
21 November 2015
On Friday afternoon St John’s College hosted a Junior Football Festival. The event was a huge success with over 160 pupils from St John’s College, Rougemont and Kings Monkton taking part. The aim of the festival was to provide pupils with a positive footballing experience, encouraging good sportsmanship, learning of the rules and for pupils to enjoy themselves.
20 November 2015
Readathon is an event that helps three charities for seriously ill children: CLIC Sargent, Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity and Together for Short Lives.
Our annual Readathon took place the week before and during October half term. R12-R14 pupils were set the onerous challenge of reading as many books as possible and gaining sponsorship for their efforts.
19 November 2015
Two teams of 4 pupils (in R11 and R13) took part in ‘The Kids’ Lit Quiz’ tonight. Both teams finished with very respectable scores in a competition in which the standard was very high.
Our best team finished with a score of 71/100 compared to the winners who had a score of 81.
18 November 2015
R9 went to Wastesavers in Newport as part of their Geography study of the environment. They were kept very busy with various workshops and activities that focused upon different aspects of recycling. They particularly enjoyed watching the workers sort through the rubbish; even if it was a bit smelly!
13 November 2015
On Friday 13th November, we held our annual Children In Need Cake Sale and Bake Off.
We were absolutely overwhelmed by your generosity and the fantastic response from our pupils.
The “Bake Off” was a great success with winning entries from Elys R12 and Ollie and Lily R15 & R16 – well done!
13 November 2015
The children in the Infants and Nursery department have had lots of fun today raising money for Children In Need.
We have worn super hero capes to school, had a cake sale, and have played ‘guess the name of the bear’ and ‘how many sweets in the jar’?
12 November 2015
The R15 Football team played St Clare’s Porthcawl this afternoon in very challenging conditions. St John’s played with the wind first half and took full advantage, scoring three goals through Saif A, Marco A and James H. St Clare’s came out fighting in the second half and scored three goals in quick succession.
12 November 2015
Congratulations to Eve, Alex, Steven and Christina.
These four pupils (2 from Upper VI and 2 from Lower VI) competed in this year’s Regional Finals of the Senior Team Maths Challenge at Cardiff University on 12th November 2015. They all worked very hard and did their best as a team and won 2nd place.
11 November 2015
On Wednesday 11th November, our Sixth Form historians were invited by the Welsh Assembly Government to attend the second annual lecture to commemorate the centenary of the First World War at the Senedd.
Professor Sir Deian Hopkin, Expert Advisor for Cymru’n Cofio Wales Remembers 1914–1918, offered a fascinating talk on the legacy of Keir Hardie, founder of the Labour Party. This connected directly with our students’ study of the rise of the Labour Party as part of their 20th century British History topic. The event was followed by a drinks reception and marked the official opening of the commemorative exhibition: The National Assembly for Wales Remembers.