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)


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    Early Morning Table Tennis

    24 March 2015

    Pupils participated in their first ever early morning Table Tennis Club on Tuesday. The club is being run by myself and Mr Simon Oyler who is currently working as the Welsh international Table Tennis coach. This club will continue after the Easter holidays and we hope to build on the success of the first session. Mr […]

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    Sixth Formers Travel to Wolverhampton for Western UK Final of Rotary Youth Speaks

    21 March 2015

    On Saturday 21 March, we made the long journey to Wolverhampton to compete in the Western UK Final of Rotary Youth Speaks.  Having already progressed through three stages of the competition, at which they were crowned Welsh winners, Ryan, Rebecca and Bethan joined three other teams from the West of the UK for a place in […]

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     Charlotte’s Web Junior Book Club

    18 March 2015

    Congratulations to all pupils who read this half-term’s classic text, Charlotte’s Web. Book Club members were captivated by E B White’s classic text. Team Bute won a closely fought contest. Mrs Criddle The next Junior Book Clubs will be held on Tuesday 28 April The authors of the next Book Club texts are acclaimed for […]

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    Tom’s Midnight Garden Junior Book Club

    18 March 2015

    Congratulations to all pupils who read this half-term’s classic text, Toms Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce. Teams Bute and St David’s narrowly won a lively Book Club quiz where a range of views were expressed and debated. Mrs Cooney The next Junior Book Clubs will be held on Tuesday 28 April The authors of the […]

  • The Cathedral Choral Foundation is at the heart of the School

    Cathedral Choir Easter Concert, St David’s Hall

    17 March 2015

    On Tuesday 17 March, the girl and boy choristers and gentlemen of the Cathedral Choir performed their annual Easter Concert at St David’s Hall – Faire is the Heaven: Music of the Cathedral Choral Tradition – including music ranging from the Renaissance through to the present day.

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    GCSE Business & Communication Systems Trip to Cadbury World

    16 March 2015

    On Monday 16th March GCSE Business and Communication Systems pupils from R14 and R15 visited Cadbury World in Bournville, Birmingham. The aim of the trip was to enhance their knowledge of business through a tour of the factory and an educational workshop.  Our educator, Curtis, delivered a lively and informative talk. The excellent activities and […]

  • EPSCA Under 9s: St John’s Chess ‘Masters’ Help Glamorgan to the Final

    14 March 2015

    Congratulations to the Glamorgan Chess squad (which includes five St John’s players) which has qualified for the finals of the Under 9 Inter-Association Championship in Northampton on 25 April. At the qualifier for the south zone, held at The Dell, Chepstow, on Saturday 14 March, Glamorgan finished the three-round competition on 22.5 points and qualified for […]

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    Charity Cake Sale & Bake Off

    13 March 2015

    On Friday 13th March we celebrated Comic Relief with a Cake Sale and Bake Off to raise funds for both Comic Relief and Cafod’s ‘send a child to school appeal’. We were absolutely overwhelmed again by your generous donations of cakes and biscuits – thank you! The children who entered the ‘Bake Off’ should be commended on […]

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    Mother’s Day Celebrations in the Nursery

    13 March 2015

    The Nursery children took this morning’s assembly on Mother’s Day. They sang two songs, painted pictures of their mummies and showed some lovely photographs. Everybody really enjoyed taking part. Well done children! Mrs Banks

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    Sixth Form ‘Hamlet’ Theatre Trip

    11 March 2015

    The Sixth Form Literature students were treated to a superb performance of ‘Hamlet’ at the New Theatre on Wednesday, 11th March. The production, which was produced by the Clwyd Theatre, was enthralling and extremely powerful. Though Hamlet himself was played by an accomplished actor, the star of the night had to be Ophelia, who definitely […]

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    Welsh Primary Schools Table Tennis Tournament

    11 March 2015

    Pupils’ hard work in training in the past couple of months led to the A-squad achieving third place in the recent Welsh Primary Schools Table Tennis Tournament. This is an impressive achievement, particularly given that a total of 37 teams took part in the tournament.  The pupils can be very proud of their performances. Mr Williams

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    R13 Historians Visit Raglan Castle

    10 March 2015

    On Tuesday 10th March pupils from R13 visited Raglan Castle in Monmouthshire as part of their study of the Civil War.  They were joined by Tom Hillard, a local historian, who demonstrated a range of Civil War weapons and taught the pupils how to march.  In addition he brought along some musical instruments and taught […]