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News from February 2016

  • R12 Coding Club and the Digital Leaders

    26 February 2016

    The new R12 Coding Club will begin soon. Pupils will be using Google CS-First to develop both their Computing and Literacy skills in a digital story writing project. Congratulations to the following pupils on being appointed Digital Leaders: Thomas K-B and Thamizhni E (R12A) Ben D and Akash H (R12E) Akash N and Hussein A (R12M) The pupils received their badges at this year’s Eisteddfod and they will assist with the day-to-day management of our ever-expanding ICT facilities, as well as acting as mentors to their peers.…

  • R13 Netball Tournament

    25 February 2016

    Well done to all the pupils who were selected to play in the year 8 netball tournament. All pupils played exceptionally well and thoroughly enjoyed the afternoon. The pupils played five matches in total. The pupils played Kings Monkton and won, they drew against St Cyres and they lost against Glantaf, Richard Gwyn and Radyr.…

  • R12/R13 Inspire Cheerleading

    23 February 2016

    R12 and R13 have had a fantastic opportunity to work on their cheerleading skills in lessons this week. A massive thank you to Inspire for sharing their skills with pupils at St John’s College. Mrs Wood…

  • Welsh Chess Champions

    22 February 2016

    St John’s Chess players did extremely well at the Welsh Chess Championships. The club now has three Welsh champions. The children worked very hard and can be proud of their achievements. Ethan C won the u9 section, Hiya R won the u10 section and Daniel J was the joint winner in the u13 section.…

  • Sixth Formers Compete in Oxford Union Debating

    12 February 2016

    On Thursday 11 February, Sixth of our L6th students competed in the Oxford Union Debating Competition, this year hosted by Cardiff Sixth Form College.  Hannah, Nila, Peter, Hee-Chan, Katie and Michael were pitted against teams from across South Wales and debated the following challenging topics across two rounds: ‘This house believes that the English curriculum should prioritise works of literature that reflect natural modern life in this country over classic literature.’ ‘This house would introduce a maximum salary cap’ Congratulations to our students on some excellent performances which drew praise from the judges.  …

  • ‘Best Speaker’ & ‘Best Questioner’ at ESU Public Speaking Competition

    11 February 2016

    Congratulations to Lily B, Eleanor J (R16) and Daniel S (R15) on their success in this afternoon’s English Speaking Union Churchill Public Speaking Competition at Howell’s School.  The other teams represented Ysgol Plasmawr, Howell’s School and Llandaff Cathedral School.  Lily and Eleanor were awarded ‘Best Speaker’ and ‘Best Questioner’ respectively.  The team were very narrowly beaten by a strong Howell’s team and were awarded runners up overall.…

  • R12 History Trip to Cardiff Castle

    9 February 2016

    On Tuesday 9th February the R12 year group visited Cardiff Castle as part of their study of Medieval Wales.   The visit consisted of a tour of the magnificent building during which pupils were able to develop their knowledge of the Marquis of Bute and his importance to Cardiff. This was followed by a talk about Medieval weaponry in the Steward’s Room given by one of the education staff, Elizabeth.…

  • Cardiff & the Vale Chess Championships

    8 February 2016

    St John’s College Chess players did extremely well in the Cardiff and the Vale Junior Championships at the County Hall this weekend. Ethan C came first in the U8 category, Hiya came first in the U9 category, Anlan Q came joint first in the U13 section and Anish was third in the U10 section.…

  • R10 Assembly

    5 February 2016

    On Friday 5th February R10 welcomed family and friends to their Parents’ Assembly. The R10 assembly was based on the upcoming season of Lent and how it signifies a time to be still and appreciate life. R10 also performed two recitations, Hiawatha and a modern version of The Tortoise and The Hare – both were exceptionally performed.…

  • Victory for Third Consecutive Year at Rotary Youth Speaks Area Final

    1 February 2016

    Many congratulations to our Senior team on beating strong opposition including many sixth form age competitors from St Cyres, Llandaff Cathedral School, Cardiff Sixth Form College, Whitchurch High and Bryn Hafren.  Daniel S (R15), Lily B (R16) and Ben D (R16) will now progress to the District Final for the whole of Wales at Cowbridge Comprehensive in March. …

  • Jacob Wins ‘Best Speaker’ at Intermediate Rotary Youth Speaks

    1 February 2016

    On Monday 1 February, our Middle School public speakers competed in the Area Final of Rotary Youth Speaks at Cardiff Golf Club.  Our R13 team comprising Jack A, Jacob V and Charlotte T all performed very well.  Though they were not outright winners, Jacob was awarded the prestigious accolade of ‘Best Speaker’ on the night.  …