Recently, the Grade 9 students in Individuals and Societies learned about traditional learning in Indigenous communities. As they each shared an example of traditional education they learned from the Nishnawbe Aski Nation, students passed a yarn to each other, creating a web.
Music and Drama students have been busy engaging with many of the new skills and concepts they've been introduced to in their MYP Performing Arts courses. Recently, the Grade 6 students gathered in their cohort to share some selections of their mid-term work.
Grade 11 Business Management students are currently learning about entrepreneurship and types of business ownership. The global situation this year presents additional opportunities for our business students to understand how business activities change due to internal and external factors.
Earlier this month, our amazing Kindergarten crew set off for their very first Forest Friday adventure in Pacific Spirit Park. Using one of the many "outdoor classroom" spaces in the park, students safely explored, shared and learned about our local forest environment.
In Kindergarten this year, our first unit of inquiry is looking at how respectful relationships contribute to feelings of safety and happiness. We have explored the things that make us each special, how we can help others through positive interactions, and have worked on strategies to solve our problems.
Students in Biology 12 recently had the opportunity to complete a sheep heart dissection to support their learning of human physiology, specifically the circulatory system. They were comparing the structures of a mammal heart to what is typical for a human heart, and are learning about the locations of the different sections of the heart.
Our students excelled in a variety of athletics, including volleyball, basketball, swimming and ski and snowboard, and participated in 70 different co-curricular activities across the Junior and Senior Schools.
Over the past few months, Grade 10 students have explored different social issues, the impact on people within our local community and the types of charities set up to provide support. This annual project works in conjunction and with guidance from Youth Philanthropy Initiative and is made possible through Annual Giving.
This week, we are once again sharing several Grade 11 CAS projects. Students have been involved in experiential learning across the strands of creativity, activity and service and spent the earlier part of the school year planning a major project involving a non-profit or area of community need.
This month, SJS staff and alumni took part in the first ever SJS Alumni Trivia Night, hosted and planned by Chris Kuno '12 and Jackson Wu '12. Over 30 SJS alums from the grad classes of 2009-2019 joined in on the virtual fun, as well as 15 faculty and staff members.
Our summer camps, SJS Summer to Discover, will run June 29 to July 17. The first two weeks of our summer programme, June 15-19 and June 22-26, have been cancelled. If you registered for these programmes, you will be contacted and provided a full refund.
Grade 11 CAS projects. Students have been involved in experiential learning across the strands of creativity, activity and service and spent the earlier part of the school year planning a major project involving a non-profit or area of community need.
Thank you to everyone who shared their wonderful chalk art with us. Students in both the Junior and Senior School submitted creative, fun and inspiring work that is now on full display for their community.
Students are continuing to find new ways to learn and engage with others while learning at home. The Design 7 classes have responded to the COVID-19 situation by producing colour restored photographs, previously black and white, depicting a theme of hope.
When the time came to transition St. John's students and staff to an online learning platform, SJS was prepared. A big thank you goes to our incredible IT department for their hard work in making this happen.
Art students in Grade 9 and Grade 10 were tasked with creating a self-portrait while working at home in self-isolation, using the materials they had at hand. View the wide range of styles and materials used by our talented students in Visual Art 9 and Art Studio 10.
SJS students have been hard at work to build upon the momentum of kindness that has been created with the shift in our current world. With guidance from our incredible teaching and support staff, our thoughtful, kind and caring students have reached out in a variety of ways to support their local community.
Mohit Sodhi ‘12, is a graduate of the Faculty of Medicine at UBC and is actively researching the COVID-19 outbreak and recently wrote an article about the frenzy regarding ibuprofen and worsening of COVID-19 symptoms.
Last November, the Junior Kindergarten class planted tulip bulbs in the courtyard along with their teachers, Ms. Bacci and Ms. Takhar, and Junior School Principal, Ms. Little. Just in time for Spring, the tulips have bloomed and we now have a courtyard full of beautiful orange tulips!
We love seeing the many remote learning experiences and successes our students and faculty are having during these weeks at home. Students from Junior Kindergarten through to Grade 12 are finding new ways to learn and engage with others.
Earlier this year, three groups of Grade 11 students took part in the BC Green Games by Science World and two groups were recently selected as winners! Each team will receive $2,500 to further the green endeavors at SJS.
The IBDP Visual Arts Graduation Exhibition showcases the culmination of our Grade 12 students’ talents in the visual arts. This year, the exhibition has been cancelled but we invite you to view their work virtually.
Our Senior Boys Basketball team returned from Langley on Saturday, March 7 after four days of competition with the best basketball teams in the province.
Our school has represented at the Senior Boys Provincials twice, finishing 11th in 2011 and 12th in 2012. This year, our boys made history by winning their first game which guaranteed them a finish in the province’s Top 8.
Registration is now open for SJS Summer to Discover! This year we are offering five weeks of fun and interactive programming for participants aged 3-18. Our camps run from June 15 - July 17 and are open to the general public. Click here for more information.
Saturday, February 22 was history making for St. John’s Basketball and our Athletic Programme. The Senior Boys Basketball Team defeated King David High School 98 – 83 before a standing room only crowd in the Gunn Gym. Not only was this the first Zone Championship ever captured in Senior Boys or Girls Basketball but it also secured a berth to the BC School Sports Provincial Championships held at the Langley Event Centre March 3 - 7.
Last week, students from Junior Kindergarten through Grade 12 took part in Wellness Week activities. No matter who we are, life can sometimes present challenges and we must develop skills to get through these challenges. This week was spent discovering ways we can feel good while taking on new learning.
Over the family day long weekend, an incredible group of Grade 8 and 9 students set off for a leadership adventure in the great Canadian North. With bags stuffed full of warm layers our journey started with snowshoeing in Whitehorse and we can confidently say, there is no better way to introduce students to the Yukon!
This week, the Grade 4 classes participated in The Blanket Activity - an immersive role-playing activity where students imagined they were the Indigenous people of Canada (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) while the teachers were European settlers.
Recently, Grade 10 students presented their MYP Personal Projects to our school community. Parent and student audiences had the chance to meet all 47 students and engage in conversations about their personal inquiries on a diverse range of topics.
We asked some of the students to tell us about the inspiration behind their projects.
Our Senior Boys are set to host the first ever Vancouver Sea to Sky Championships this weekend in the Gunn Gym. The Boys have earned the Number 1 seed in the tournament and are currently ranked Number 8 in the province.
Cheer them on Saturday, February 22 at 8:00 pm against King David High School. We are hoping for a large partisan St. John’s crowd this Saturday evening as the Boys do their part to protect home court.
The week of February 18 -22 is going to be very busy for those involved with our Senior Girls and Senior Boys Basketball Programmes with our Senior Girls and Senior Boys Basketball Programmes as both teams are set to host Basketball Zone Championships right here in the Gunn Gymnasium.
The SJS JAM Senior Boys Basketball Tournament concluded Saturday, January 25, as the Hounds from Notre Dame Saskatchewan captured the first place trophy with a convincing win over the Credo Christian Kodiaks from Langley.
Last month, Annie L., Grade 11, was selected to attend Discovery Days, an event for students wanting to enter the field of science and medicine field, to spend the day and learn from professionals in the industry.
Eleven students from the graduating Class of 2019 have earned the BC Achievement Scholarship. The scholarship recognizes the top 8,000 graduates in the province based on achievement in Grades 10, 11, and 12 courses.