The St. John’s School values of character, diligence, loyalty and service are fostered through our outdoor education, service and leadership programmes. From Kindergarten onwards, students have year-round opportunities to explore the natural environment of British Columbia and beyond while developing their leadership and team building skills.
This year’s experiential learning highlights included:
ALL students from Kindergarten to Grade 10 took part in Outdoor Education
100% of our students participated in PYP, MYP and DP service projects
WHERE WE WENT IN 2018-2019
Los Angeles Design Trip
Japan Honours Band Trip
New York Model UN Trip
Montana Leadership Trip
“The Grade 7s went cross-country skiing at Whistler Olympic Park. These fun, eventful trips can really benefit the students. We get a chance to get to know our peers and teachers, forming better bonds in class. It can also be a form of de-stressing from the busy lives of school. This makes everyday classes much more enjoyable, with many amazing memories to share with classmates.” Isla B., Grade 7
“Camp Squeah was really fun. We got to do things that no one would be able to do in the city. We carved soapstone with a saw, hiked up a trail into the clouds and burned pictures into a piece of wood. Camp Squeah was a great way to get away from the commotion of the city and relax with the fun things one can do in nature!” Gavin N., Grade 6
“At Strathcona Park Lodge, we took part in activities such as canoeing, hiking, building a fire and surviving in the wilderness. This was the first time I had ever camped outside in the forest and it was a unique experience. The group activities and games helped develop my teamwork and sportsmanship abilities. I learned many new skills such as compass navigation, leadership, map reading, route planning, first aid/emergency planning, cooking, knowledge of equipment and camping. It is important to have these outdoor experiences as I can enjoy the natural environment, explore and learn more about the world.” Arsh C., Grade 10
We are already excited for next year's adventures!