Keeping our children safe online

In recognition of Internet Safety Week, St. John’s parents were invited to a presentation on Thursday, February 13th in the middle/high school library.  A representative from Child Focus spoke to us about how crucial parental involvement is when it comes to our children and the internet.  Their belief is that active guidance is needed from parents and educators to empower children and teens to make the right decisions regarding their online behavior. It’s important to build confidence in our children that the parent is the right person to come to when they come across issues/sites/chats that make them uncomfortable or … Continue reading Keeping our children safe online

The Valentine’s gala – a great night of fundraising with friends

Thank you all for joining us at the Valentine’s Gala in the Château du Lac on Saturday evening and we are delighted that funds raised on the evening including PTP school funds, 50th anniversary funds & CAS projects exceeded 33.000€. So thank you to everyone for their generosity and special thanks to all our sponsors and the outstanding efforts of the Gala Committee volunteers.. All funds raised will be used to enhance the school and divided equally between elementary, middle and high school. The projects will be decided upon by the PTP and the School Administration. Please send us any … Continue reading The Valentine’s gala – a great night of fundraising with friends

Safer Internet Day 2014: staying safe online

We were visited by volunteers from Belgacom and Microsoft for Safer Internet Day 2014 on February 13. They shared an intriguing PowerPoint that helped us understand more about internet safety. They were showing us videos about different situations people can get into by doing things on the Internet that they do not really know about. People usually do not know who is sponsoring a website they use. It could  be dangerous. No one really reads the Terms and Conditions, and that might cause some trouble. There are lots of ads where it says you can win a free toy, or a … Continue reading Safer Internet Day 2014: staying safe online

St. John’s parents treat teachers to delicious lunch

Today was yet another example of the great and engaged parent community at St. John’s. Parents brought in cooked and baked dishes for a lunch buffet to show their appreciation to the teachers who take such excellent care of their children. The diversity in nationalities and cultures represented at St. John’s ensure a large variety of foods, from Japanese to Bangladeshi to Mexican and so many other types of food were available for the teachers to enjoy. Thank you to Community Core Committee for organizing the event, in partnership with the three parents groups, and for all the parents who … Continue reading St. John’s parents treat teachers to delicious lunch

Grade 7 visits movie production studio

For the trip we went to the film studio called “nWave”. I think this is a pretty famous studio. Going to the film studio was fun and interesting. Once there, we watched a few movies of 20 minutes each. The movies were 3D, but I think it would have been even more fun if we watched it as 4D. We also heard how the movie was created and the steps of it. I was surprised that it takes 3 years to make only one movie starting from the script. After that I ate lunch together with my friends. Then we had … Continue reading Grade 7 visits movie production studio

Peace runners come to St. John’s!

Today, our 5th graders are hosting 18 “Peace Runners” at St. John’s. Peace Run is a global torch relay that promotes international friendship and understanding. Since its initiation in 1987, the torch has visited over 140 countries and has touched the lives of millions of people. Peace Run founder Sri Chinmoy has been recognized worldwide for numerous initiatives that unite people from different cultures and areas of life in order to work for a world fulfilment. Peace Run is organized by volunteers from different countries, inspired by the vision of Sri Chinmoy on a more peaceful world. Known between 2005 and 2013 … Continue reading Peace runners come to St. John’s!