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News from July 2014

  • Cathedral Choir Tour to Ghent and Bruges

    20 July 2014

    The boy and girl Cathedral Choristers have just returned from a most enjoyable tour of Belgium (Fri 18 – Sun 20 July).  As well as enjoying the splendid scenery on the canals of Bruges, the choristers performed two magnificent concerts with Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society in Ghent Cathedral and Bruges Cathedral, the latter of which culminated in a standing ovation.…

  • Junior Awards

    18 July 2014

    Oliver L, Elizabeth L, Shaad R, Rhys J, Poppy M and Joshua S have been awarded a Special Achievement Award for their positive approach and contributions to school life at St John’s College during the Summer Term.  Many congratulations.…

  • Cathedral Choir in Concert with Philadelphia Boys’ Choir & Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society

    15 July 2014

    Our boy and girl choristers (and Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society) were delighted to join the renowned Philadelphia Boys’ Choir in the final concert of their UK tour at Hoddinott Hall, Wales Millennium Centre at 7.30pm.  The concert was very well received and culminated in a thrilling joint performance of Parry’s I was glad.…

  • Noah’s Ark Trip

    11 July 2014

    On a sunny last day of term, R11, Mrs Kloosterman, Miss Sheehan, Mrs Denman and myself, visited 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 giraffes and lions as well as feeding animals and birds such as camels and llamas. …

  • R10 Trip to the International Centre for Birds of Prey, Newent

    11 July 2014

    R10 ended their term with a most enjoyable day out at the International Centre for Birds of Prey in Newent. The sun shone as we had a guided tour of the Centre. The children were able to show off their knowledge as questions were fired at them.  Following the tour, we watched the first flying demonstrations when a variety of hawks, falcons and kestrels entertained us as they circled the arena trying to use the thermals to gain height.…

  • Nursery Pirate Day

    11 July 2014

    The nursery children took part in Pirate Day on the last day of term. They dressed up as pirates and all had a fabulous day . We made a pirate ship on the front lawn and travelled to Treasure Island in forest school to find treasure. It was a very hot day and the pirates cooled off with nice ice lollies!…

  • Junior Book Club Awards

    10 July 2014

    Congratulations to Joseph M and Jack A who received awards in the R11 Summer Assembly for having read all set texts and for their contribution to every Book Club since Book Club was established, when they were in R9!…

  • Gilbert & Sullivan HMS Pinafore

    10 July 2014

    The College production of HMS Pinafore has received a superlative review in The Catholic People: HMS Pinafore Catholic People Review

  • Nursery Visit to Walnut Tree Farm

    7 July 2014

    We had a wonderful morning visiting all the animals. We especially enjoyed feeding the animals and the baby lambs with a bottle of milk. We also went on a real tractor ride. One of the children said, “This is the best day ever!”.…

  • Nursery Assembly – ‘Friends’

    6 July 2014

    The nursery children led this week’s Monday morning assembly and the topic was ‘friends’. We sang lots of songs, said prayers and showed the pictures we had painted of our friends. Mrs Banks was very proud of the children and Mrs Walton congratulated the children on an excellent assembly. Mrs Banks.…

  • Ethan & Hiya win 2014 Delancey UK Schools Chess Giga Final

    5 July 2014

    Many congratulations to Ethan and Hiya of R7 who have achieved 1st place in the Under 7 boys’ and girls’ categories of the Delancey UK Chess Giga Final 2014, held in Manchester this weekend.  This is a most coveted accolade, and the children can be very proud of their outstanding achievements.…

  • Junior Activity Day

    4 July 2014

    The Junior School came off timetable on 4 July for an entertaining day of activities which involved 3D table top Mathematics puzzles, in which pupils solved problems such as the Towers of Hanoi, 3D Noughts and Crosses, a Crime Scene Investigation in our labs (‘So Who Did Steal Mrs Thompson’s Pencil Case?’) , Traditional playground games and a treasure hunt. …

  • Senior Sports Day

    4 July 2014

    Many congratulations to all students and staff involved in Friday’s Sports Day.  It was a thoroughly enjoyable day with some superb performances. Winning House Captains – St David’s: Luca A and Sophie H. Points Mostyn 15.8 DLS 15.9 Bute 17.1…