2019

  • March

    Spring Fest Concert

    On Wednesday, we enjoyed our annual Spring Fest concert. Spring Fest is a showcase to celebrate students and their hard work in the MYP music programme. The event was student-run, with student conductors Challen W., Bruce B., Grace Z. and Carl G. directing a number of musical pieces.
     
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  • UBC Physics Olympics

    Our Physics Olympics Team went to UBC last weekend and won 2nd place in the fluid mechanics lab event (grade 10s/11s) and 7th place in their pre-build mechanical timer event (grade 12s). Our team placed out of 73 teams from across BC.
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  • Junior Achievement Be Entrepreneurial Sales Pitch Competition

    Grade 12 Business Management students took part in the Junior Achievement (JA) be Enterpreneurial Sales Pitch Competition this morning. Students were tasked with creating and pitching a new business idea. 
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  • Leadership Training from Olympian Jamie Broder

    On Monday, Team Canada Olympian beach volleyball player Jamie Broder led the Grade 8s and 9s in a workshop to develop leadership and problem-solving skills. 

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  • MYP Text and Performance Review

    On Tuesday night, MYP students showcased their English and Drama work at an exciting new St. John’s event. The audience was treated to drama performances, TED Talks and showcases of posters and other language and literature pieces.
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  • Grade 6 and 7 Science Fair

    On Monday night, Grade 6 and 7 had an opportunity to share their hard work at the Science Fair. Students had been working on interesting projects since the end of Winter Break.

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  • February

    A Diverse and Engaging Wellness Day

    On Wednesday, we celebrated Wellness Day and Pink Shirt Day. Students kicked off the day with a laughter yoga session, where there were many smiles and giggles as well as a relaxing meditation period.
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  • Grade 5 Girls ISEA Basketball Playday

    On Tuesday, February 26, the Grade 5 Girls Basketball team went to Mulgrave to participate in the ISEA Basketball Playday.
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  • Experiential Education Coordinator Marlee Carpenter

    Outdoor and Experiential Learning at St. John's

    Outdoor and experiential learning is integral to the St. John’s experience. We believe students thrive when they have the opportunity to explore and develop their abilities and talents beyond the classroom.

    St. John’s Experiential Education Coordinator Marlee Carpenter shares her philosophy behind the outdoor and experiential learning programmes and describes how her own adventures have influenced her thinking.
     
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  • Terry Fox fundraising

    $25,440 raised for Terry Fox Foundation

    The 2018 Terry Fox School Run results are in, and St. John’s is very proud to have raised $25,440.70 for cancer research!
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  • Chess Competition Results

    St. John’s students attended the BC Chess Challenge Regional Qualifier Round 3 last Sunday. Chess is thriving at St. John’s! Fifty students participate in the Junior School and Senior School Chess Clubs. We took the ‘Top School’ team prize in both the Kindergarten Grade 3 and Grade 4 12 categories.
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  • Business Management with the Aquilini Investment Group

    On Friday, the Grade 12 Business Management class, Group B, was visited by Mr. Roberto Aquilini and Mr Jim Chu of the Aquilini Group.
     
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  • Student Performs at Carnegie Hall

    Oliver T. (Grade 11) performed the Piano Sonata No. 8 - Pathetique 3rd Movement by Beethoven at the world famous Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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  • Wellness Day at St. John's

    Wednesday, February 27 is Wellness Day and Pink Shirt Day at St. John’s. Pink Shirt Day is a Canada-wide event that aims to increase awareness of bullying, as well as raise funds to support programmes that foster children’s healthy self-esteem.

    At St. John’s, the day has expanded in meaning to focus on overall health and wellness. 

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  • Arts and Science Centre Grand Opening Celebration

    Our Grand Opening of the Arts and Science Centre took place on February 7, 2019! We welcomed around 400 community members to enjoy interactive tours of the new facility. Alumni and alumni parents joined with students, staff, parents and grandparents to celebrate the Arts and Science Centre.
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  • Grade 4/5 Cross-Country Skiing Trip to Cypress

    The Grade 4/5 students have had an amazing time cross-country skiing on Cypress Mountain this year. Even though our first day was a bit wet and cold this year, the students had a perfect, snowy day for their final lessons.
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  • Grade 10s Showcase Personal Projects

    Grade 10 students showcased their personal projects in an exhibit this week. There was a huge variety of projects, from web comics to photography to bed bug prevention! It was amazing to see how students had combined a number of disciplines into each project. We have profiled just a few of the projects here.
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  • SJS Debate Team Going to Provincials in Victoria

    Our junior and senior debate teams competed in the DSABC Regional Debate Championships at Collingwood School on Saturday, February 2. Judy J. (Grade 11) and Jerry C. (Grade 11) placed 4th team in the region and qualified to move on to provincials in March in Victoria. Judy received the 8th Best Speaker in the region award.
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  • Means and Modes of Transportation: A Collaborative Collage

    SJS kindergarten students travelled all around Vancouver on bus, SkyTrain and SeaBus on Tuesday to think about how and why various means and modes of transportation are used as part of their unit of inquiry: Transportation systems connect communities.
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  • Students Showcase Talents in Musical

    The Avenue Q student musical took place throughout this week, and the performances received rave reviews! Students from Grades 4 to 12 teamed up and put in many hours of work and rehearsal to pull off the show.
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  • January

    Emily, Chloe and Karen

    Sneak Preview of Student Personal Projects

    On Tuesday, February 5 from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm, our Grade 10 students will be presenting their MYP Personal Projects to the school community. This is an exciting opportunity for our students to showcase their learning and share this unique culminating project with students and parents.

    As a preview of this exciting event, some of the students tell us about the inspiration behind their projects:
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  • Success at the Vancouver Model UN Conference


    St. John’s students took part in the Vancouver Model United Nations (UN) Conference last weekend at the Hyatt Regency.
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  • Snowshoe Adventures

    Grades 1 – 3 went walking in a winter wonderland last week on their snowshoeing field trip!
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  • IB Diploma Programme Information Session – Wednesday, February 20

    Did you know Grade 11 is an intake year at St. John’s?
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  • Math Contest Winners

    We are proud to celebrate our amazing math award winners! 
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  • Meet and Greet with Police Liaison Officer

    Police Liaison Officer Constable Trevor Letourneau visited the school this week to present at the Senior School assembly and hold a meet and greet lunch with students.
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  • Jacob Tong, Grade 12

    Avenue Q – January 29 to 31

    The school musical production this year is Avenue Q! Tickets are available from Junior School reception for $15 each. Tickets will not be available at the door. The show is always a sell-out!
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  • SJS Jam Tournament – January 24 to 26

    The Senior Boys’ basketball team is excited to take part in the 17th SJS Jam tournament starting Thursday, January 24 at 3:45 pm. Jonathan Kinman, Director of Athletics, explains why this event is not to be missed.
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  • Michelle Liu (Graphic Design), Anny Chen (Interior Design)

    Alumni Visit Grade 11 Business Management Class

    Michelle Liu and Anny Chen from the class of 2018 came to visit St. John’s students on Thursday, January 17. Michelle and Anny spoke to the Grade 11 Business Management (BM) class about their university experiences.
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  • Challen Wu receives a basketball scholarship

    Challen Wu Receives Scholarship

    Challen Wu has been awarded a scholarship for his outstanding performance as an athletic academic. He received his award on December 20 at the conclusion of the Vancouver Police Department McDonald's Winter Invitational Tournament, featuring 16 senior boys basketball teams from the Vancouver area. Challen was one of four athletes recognized.  
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  • 2019 Summer Camps

    St. John’s School is excited to be offering three weeks of summer camp in July 2019! 
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  • Facilities Update

    Following our move into the Arts and Science Centre, work has continued over the Winter Break. The Courtyard and Atrium are ready for students to enjoy and the landscaping and front wall is complete.
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