Grade 9 experiences the life of World War 1 soldiers

Grade 9 visited Ieper last week to enhance their studies of the First World War. The whole grade took on the role of an Australian Platoon and followed in their footsteps from 4th October 1917. We periodically stopped and the students would read out a story about a soldier they had taken on (these were all real World War soldiers). At one stage, a student read a story about what happened to Lieutenant Hart and how he died on 4th October. At this time, an older lady appeared who said he was her great uncle. She had come all the … Continue reading Grade 9 experiences the life of World War 1 soldiers

St. John’s committed to student service to others

At St. John’s, we encourage and value student commitment to service to others. Our High School students have a large array of service projects they can participate in. Apart from the IB Diploma Programme Creativity, Action, Service Programme (CAS) requirements, our Grade 9 and 10 students are also expected to join two of the activities. Here is the list of the many activities currently available: Name Description National Honour Society Students of high academic standing with a record in service and leadership engage in peer tutoring and organize certain academic events throughout the year. Debate Society Students who enjoy arguing engage … Continue reading St. John’s committed to student service to others

Creating animals in Kindergarten

During a Math in Focus activity, the students created their own animals.  They were asked to make a plan of their animal using the Interactive White Boards.  This reinforced our Units line of inquiry: parts of the body.  Once they created their animals they counted the different parts of the body they used, like how many hands, how many legs, and so on. This was a creative way to build Unit vocabulary, practice one-to-one counting correspondence and number formation.   By the Kindergarten team Continue reading Creating animals in Kindergarten