High School Art Newsletter March 2012

Congratulations to Stephanie Wintjes and Borislav Varadinov, who have organized the International Community Art Show, and all the art teachers and teachers, parents and associates who are collaborating artists on the theme of ‘Nature and Culture’. Thank you also to Mrs. Swanson’s students Sabrina Huston and Katherine O’Shea who performed music on the evening of the opening vernissage ‘Let me use a parable’. The parable of the tree. The artist has busied himself with this world of many forms and, let us assume, he has in some measure got his bearings in it; quietly, all by himself. He is so clearly oriented … Continue reading High School Art Newsletter March 2012

Are the Arts the Universal Language?

Communication, according to many experts, is the creation and sharing of meaning. Is there a form of communication that transcends linguistic boundaries and cultural divides?Can art, dance, drama and music speak to all people everywhere? If the Arts are a Universal Language, are they capable of uniting all of us? The arts can be used to develop intercultural relationships, inspire creativity and influence how people “see things” and open them up to new possibilities. Just as the painter gazes at the blank canvas, and the actor steps onto the darkened stage, and the musician is surrounded by the silence that … Continue reading Are the Arts the Universal Language?

Lions End Winter Season On A High Note

St. John’s hosted the 2012 ISST Girls Division 1 Basketball Championship this past week, March 8-10. The tournament lived up to its slogan, “Peace, Love, Basketball”. The three days of competition were filled with great spirit, sportsmanship and wonderful basketball. The tournament was made up of 12 teams from 9 different countries and a total of 120 athletes. ACS Athens was the dominant team of the tournament, winning its five games by an average margin of 41 points, and beating the American School of Paris in convincing fashion in the championship game, 69-26. The St. John’s girls finished in a … Continue reading Lions End Winter Season On A High Note

St. John’s hosts AMIS, PYP, and ISST’s with great success!

Dear parents, Last week, more than 200 highly capable high school musicians from around the globe graced St. John’s with their energy and enthusiasm for music.  The Association for Music in International Schools (AMIS) has been coordinating fantastic music opportunities for more than 20 years, and this was the 4th time St. John’s has hosted and event, this time the AMIS Mixed Choir and Senior Orchestra festival.  Guest conductors David Lawrence and Jonathan Mann worked amazingly well with the students to prepare them for the concert on Saturday night last week.  It was indeed a pleasure to host this wonderful … Continue reading St. John’s hosts AMIS, PYP, and ISST’s with great success!

AMIS Concert videos and photos now available

Dear parents, For those who were unable to attend the wonderful AMIS International Honor Orchestra and Mixed Choir Festival concert on Saturday night, please enjoy some of the videos posted on our Youtube channel at http://www.youtube.com/mystjohns and the photos in our gallery at http://www.stjohns.be/photos Thank you to Cathy Swanson and all involved in making this festival happen at St. John’s! Continue reading AMIS Concert videos and photos now available