At St John’s College our charity and fundraising days correspond with the Liturgical year. All pupils from nursery to sixth form are involved in helping and supporting both the local and world community. Pupils at St John’s College are always enthusiastic and keen to help those around them, and as part of the school family, they realise that in order to share the world, we must share our resources and if people are in need, we should join together to do whatever is necessary.
The Advent Term begins with the Harvest Festival; pupils join together to celebrate the harvest and create hampers of produce that are distributed throughout the parish of St Cadoc’s by the SVP. Also, during this term, we support BBC’s Children in Need, the British Legion’s Poppy Appeal and finally the “Box of Love” Shoe Box Appeal.
During the Lent Term, the School supports a variety of charities including HCPT, Mary’s Meals and Mission Together, Pope Francis’ chosen charity. Pupils fundraise but also “go without” in order to save their pennies for people who need help most.
As a school, we take pride in our understanding of world community and hope to instill a sense of respect and compassion in all our pupils as they find their place in life.
For more detail about our charitable activities, please download our Charitable Activities leaflet.
Forthcoming Charitable Events
13th October – ‘Casuals for CAFOD’
23rd October – Harvest Festival
6th November – Shoebox Appeal
1oth November – Remembrance Assembly and Poppy Appeal
17th November – BBC Children in Need
15th December – Christmas Jumper Day (Charity tbc)
MacMillan Coffee Morning
We are very pleased to announce that our MacMillan Cancer Coffee Morning and Cake Sale on 29th September raised a total of £535!
Huge thanks to all staff involved and especially to Mrs J Willis for her energy and organisation!
Casuals for CAFOD
Pupils were delighted with their first casuals day at SJC. Nursery to 6th form pupils paid a £1 donation and came to school without their blazers and uniform.
Pupils enjoyed this event and it was lovely to see some of the teachers in their jeans too.
Total Raised £518 Thanks everyone!
What a fabulous celebration we had for the Hindu festival of Diwali.
Pupils wore traditional Indian costumes and raised £50 for the charity SHIVIA.
The dining room was decorated with lights and Hindu blessings whilst Karen and the team created a fabulous Indian banquet – delicious!
Thanks also to Dr Nades for helping us tie our saris!
Our Harvest festival was held on the 23rd October and what a joyous occasion it
turned out to be!
Our readers from r7 to R13 were very confident, our musicians raised the roof, the girls choir sang with real feeling and the Infants rendition of “The Farmer Comes . . .” was a triumph!
Mr Thomas loaded his car twice with all our generous donations headed for the local community.
Thank you again for your generosity this term.
Garden Of Remembrance
We were honoured at SJC to be invited to the opening of the Garden of Remembrance in Cardiff Castle on Wednesday 8th November.
Nine pupils from R13, Michal P, Chuka I, Karan M, Oliver L, Ella E, Liv B, Grace C, India H & Jemima B accompanied Mr Morgan and myself.
The pupils behaved impeccably throughout the service, with many members of the public commenting on their lovely uniform and manners.
We felt privileged to be part of this occasion.
Mr Morgan & Mrs Crowley-Davies
How touching to see the whole school assemble with such reverence on Friday 10th November for our annual Remembrance Service.
Our blazers, like a sea of poppies, as the pupils sat in silence to listened to Mr Taylor, Alessia & Ben explaining about the conflicts, where servicemen and women lost their lives to retain our freedom. Chuka explained the origins of the Poppy Campaign, whilst Iwan, Llyr and Luke read ‘In Flanders Fields’.
R7, who had visited the St Mellons War Memorial on the previous day read out the names of the 35 men from our village who lost their lives. They held up large poppies with the names written on the back, these can be seen on the railings of the Infant yard as a continued mark of respect.
The Last Post was played by Dr Howells, as our bearers Dylan and Oliver, both cadets lowered the flags. Following our two minute silence, Mr Good read the Kohima Epitaph and told us all about his family and their involvement in the armed forces.
Our R13’s relayed their experiences of attending the Garden of Remembrance followed by prayers from Alexandra, Gabriella, Alma, Tanisha, Izzy and Karan.
Special thanks to all the musicians who always rise to the occasion.