Grade 5 students get ready for Middle School!

Organized by Mr. Silcock, Grade 5 students visited Middle School with their Grade 6 friends recently.  The Sixth Graders shared one part of their study of Biodiversity:  The Kingdoms of Life. Sixth Graders demonstrated how to prepare slides of pond water and view them using a compound light microscope.  The 5th Graders were amazed to see microscopic protists swimming through the field of vision! Continue reading Grade 5 students get ready for Middle School!

Elementary School Staff Student Soccer Match

On Tuesday 28th May the last period of the day was reserved for a much publicized soccer match between Elementary School staff and students. Donations collected at the door were for the Giraffe Project. The enthusiastic supporters filled the bleachers in the Sports Arena chanting supportive slogans for both teams. The excitement was high when Coach Marc whistled for the game to begin. The staff team were the first to score and the noise the supporters made was fit to raise the roof of the arena! A second staff goal gave wings to the staff team whose star players Coach … Continue reading Elementary School Staff Student Soccer Match

Grade 9 runs the 20k of Brussels!

This past Sunday, 40 grade 9 students participated in the 20 kilometers of Brussels, as the culminating project for their Health class. Already in February, students set a goal for themselves to jog/run 5, 10, or 20 kilometers during this big event. In Health class students trained weekly and also reflected on their progress in their training plan. Early morning on Sunday, students, parents, and teachers came into Brussels by train and Metro and then set off to run their portion of the race at different points on the course. Students can be proud of their dedication and hard work. … Continue reading Grade 9 runs the 20k of Brussels!

Grade 2 publishing party

On May 23rd, we held our final Publishing Party of the year and it was by far our most energetic celebration! The students have been working on all sorts of writing throughout the year during our Writer’s Workshop time. Once a student has written a piece, s/he decides if it is something that they would like to publish. Publishing means editing, revising, and recopying the work so that it can be shared with the public. During the year, we had two other Publishing Parties in our classroom which were attended by members of our St. John’s faculty and administration. For … Continue reading Grade 2 publishing party

The history of Belgian chocolate

The history of Belgian chocolate began 2,000 years ago in the rain forests of South America where the cacao tree was first discovered. Native South Americans found that the pods of the cacao tree contained seeds with a new and unusual taste. Spanish explorers returned from South America with cacao seeds and popularized the new drink in the royal court. Soon, imported cacao became a trade, new recipes were invented and shared, and within 100 years, chocolate spread throughout Europe. During the 17th century, Belgium was ruled by Spain and thereby introduced to chocolate. Many royalty, artists and others of nobility … Continue reading The history of Belgian chocolate

Join us for Family Day this Sunday!

  Family Day is only a couple of days away. Regardless of the weather, it will be a great afternoon for the whole family. We are hoping for dry weather but are prepared for rain with additional activities planned in the gym so please do come out on Sunday and enjoy our biggest community event of the year. In order to prepare for Sunday, please see below all activities on offer.We hope to see you there! Continue reading Join us for Family Day this Sunday!

Knowing your Belgian beers

In Belgium, beer is more than just a frothy beverage – it is a culture. With over 450 different varieties, many Belgian beers have personalized beer glasses in which only that beer may be served. The shape of each glass enhances the flavor of the beer for which it is designed. This tradition may seem like behavior reserved for wine snobbery, but Belgians take their beer seriously – and with good reason. The country has enjoyed an unparalleled reputation for specialty beers since the Middle Ages. Connoisseurs favor Belgian beers for their variety, real flavor and character. There are almost … Continue reading Knowing your Belgian beers