In St. John’s elementary art classes, exciting chances to learn and grow are never far away. Art teacher, Marianne Behaeghel, works hard to ensure each student is learning, gaining self-confidence and having lots fun in the process. One assignment Behaeghel particularly enjoyed working on this year was the Breugel project she completed with the fifth grade. In this assignment the famous Breugel painting, “The Census at Bethlehem” was recreated by the students. Students were split into three groups and given the choice of working as costume designers, architects or painters. Costume designers were responsible for mimicking the clothing in the … Continue reading Art literally comes to life in St. John’s elementary art classes
St. John’s sixth-grade students traveled back to the Middle Ages, on Friday for the celebration of Medieval Day. Kings, queens, jesters, blacksmiths and peasants attended the day’s festivities which included a lot of fun and a big feast. The medieval celebrations began with a bit of genuine medieval entertainment. A show of jousting, music, acting, singing and dancing was performed for the amusement of the king and queen. Every sixth grader was dressed in medieval garb, each representing a character which the student completed a project about. Even the teachers participated by sporting medieval dress. After being thoroughly entertained, the … Continue reading Sixth grade celebrates the end of the year medieval style
St. John’s held its annual commencement exercises on Saturday, when 72 students representing over 30 nationalities walked the stage, receiving diplomas in honor of their completion of high school. The commencement address, given by Ambassador Andebrhan Welde Giorgis, offered a source of inspiration and encouragement to the graduates. As they begin a new chapter of their lives, Giorgis reminded the graduates, with hard work comes great reward and prompted the students not to give up when times get tough. A student address was given by the St. John’s Head Boy, Joseph Bambridge. He urged his fellow graduates to “make the … Continue reading Congratulations to St. John’s Graduating Class of 2012!
This week, the second grade wrapped up a unit on The Battle of Waterloo with a trip to town’s most well-known site, the Butte du Lion. Despite initial uncertainties with the rain, the students climbed the 226 steps to the top of the monument. After a very long trek, they got a bird’s-eye view of the infamous battle grounds of Waterloo. “Climbing the steps was easy. It only felt like eight steps,” students from Mr. Pitts’ second-grade class insisted. The students have learned a lot about the events leading up to and following the battle which took place on June … Continue reading St. John’s second graders tour Waterloo battlefields
St. John’s International School came in second place at the first ever Generation Euro Students Award held by and at the European Central Bank in Frankfurt yesterday! More than 1,800 students across the 17 eurozone countries participated in this competition that has been held in three rounds since September. Our students, Christian McMillan, Lisa Schut, Caroline Ginty, Beatrice Martin and Alex Wilton, were among the students from six schools invited to Frankfurt to attend the final round of the competition on June 6th. They were tasked with predicting and justifying the interest rate decision of the ECB. In front of … Continue reading Second place for students in ECB High School Challenge!
St. John’s was the proud host of the 2nd edition of the Relay for Life for the International Community in Belgium this past weekend. The 24 hours spent at St. John’s from Saturday to Sunday proved to be every bit of what we had hoped for. The planning, the atmosphere, the team spirit, the camaraderie, the food and drink, the entertainment and the overall support of every individual contributed to making it the huge success that it was. The final total (€71 000) was testimony to these contributing factors. We all came to CELEBRATE survivors, REMEMBER loved ones lost or … Continue reading Thank you to all those involved in the Relay for Life 2012!