2018-2019 Co-Curricular Highlights

From their earliest years at St. John’s, students are encouraged to take part in co-curricular clubs and teams that support their growth and enable them to become well-rounded, balanced, global thinkers.
This year, there were over 70 co-curricular clubs available across Junior School and Senior School. 97% of Senior School students and 100% of Junior School students took part in co-curriculars.

A few of this year’s highlights include:

  • Business Club students earned three first-place wins and two second-place rankings in BC at the DECA Virtual Business Challenge.
  • Business Club won first and third place at the National High School Business Conference and Competition at UBC.
  • SJS Chess Club took the Top School team prize in both the Kindergarten – Grade 3 and Grade 4 –12 categories at the BC Chess Challenge Regional Qualifier Round 3 in 2019.
  • Debate Team students placed third in the 2018 International Independent Schools Public Speaking Competition (IISPSC).
  • Derek L., Grade 10 and Chris L., Grade 6 placed first at the 2019 Skills Canada Provincial Robotics Competition in Abbotsford.
  • Debate Team placed top ten in the province in three categories in the Public Speaking Provincial Championships.
  • Senior Golf Team won the Lower Mainland Zone Championships and finished third at provincials.
  • Senior Badminton Team won the GVISAA Senior Badminton Championships.
  • Junior Girls Volleyball team placed second at the ISA Championships.
  • Chess participation thrived, with over 50 students participating in the Junior School and Senior School Chess Clubs.
  • 19 students participated in the Vancouver Model United Nations Conference.
We look forward to another exciting year of co-curriculars in 2019-2020!