The TV show Fans of Flanders, appearing on the main channel VRT, recently produced a documentary about World War I and asked 5 of our High School students to participate in the making of the documentary. The students went to visit historic World War I places such as Menin Gate, Talbot House, Lijssenthoek Cemetery and the trenches ‘De Dodengang’ with the TV crew. Please see the documentary here: http://www.fansofflanders.be/Categories/TV%20Show/20_April_2014/03042014_WWI_Epi Continue reading St. John’s HS students appear in World War 1 documentary
The IB visual art auction for the class of 2014 made a record grand total of 2145 euros for The Rahula Trust this year through the great spirit, kindness and generosity of the students, their parents and teachers. Special thanks to Joshua who was a truly excellent auctioneer, to Mrs. Carrie Canfield for her help at this event and many others on behalf of the art support group, to Mrs Wintjes for all her work with these students and the use of her room, to Katherine, accompanied by Mrs. Swanson, for her outstanding performances at this and many previous events … Continue reading IB visual art auction raises record funds for The Rahula Trust
This year’s Family Day will be held on Sunday 18 May, from 12.00 to 17.00. Family Day is an event for St. John’s families by St. John’s families, with sports, games, exhibitions, performances, music, good food and drinks, and above all with good company. We are currently looking for people who can volunteer on the day for an hour or two. If you are willing and able to help out, please e-mail Metteke Boekema at: email@example.com. We also need help with the tradition that is a highlight of Family Day – the Bottle Booth! All families are asked to donate one or more full bottles of … whatever. … Continue reading Get ready for Family Day!
The MHS Library remembers Gabriel García Márquez, the recently deceased Noble Laureate for Literature. In 1982, García Márquez became the first Colombian to win a Nobel Prize and the Nobel Foundation stated, “His novels and short stories, in which the fantastic and the realistic are combined in a richly composed world of imagination, reflect a continent’s life and conflicts.” The MHS Library houses many of his best-known works in English and many more in his native Spanish. You are warmly welcome to visit and borrow from our display of his works. Continue reading Middle/High School Library remembers Gabriel García Márquez
As a special project for our upcoming 50th anniversary, to celebrate the St. John’s heritage and all that our school stands for, a work of art has been commissioned to be placed in the foyer of our Performing Arts Center. Fifty individually crafted birds will hang from the ceiling in one giant flock, symbolizing our unity in diversity. The project is realized by well-known Belgian artist Yves Bosquet, who lives behind the school on Champ de Roussart. You have the opportunity to sponsor one of the 50 birds and become part of our history. You can adopt a bird as an individual, a … Continue reading Adopt a bird for the 50th anniversary!
On March 19, a group of eight St. John’s High School Students travelled to the 2014 Global Issues Network (GIN) Conference, held in Luxembourg. This three day conference began in 2003, thanks to the actions of students at the International School of Luxembourg who were inspired by Jean-François Rischard’s recently published book, High Noon: Twenty Global Problems, Twenty Years to Solve Them (2002). They created GIN to gather like-minded students to discuss our planet’s most pressing issues, and to develop potential methods of dealing with them. St. John’s students gave a presentation entitled “15 Shades of Green; Helping To Create a … Continue reading High School students present at Global Issues Network conference
The 7th grade is conducting an electronics recycling campaign to make us aware of our environment and of the human rights in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Jane Goodall Institute has developed this campaign to make young people aware of the consequences that our growing consumption of electronic equipment on the animals, the local populations and the environment. In Belgium, we only recycle 2% of the electronics which means that most electronics are produced with raw materials from the developing world with significant ecological and social justice consequences. The more we recycle, the less were exploit non-renewable resources. Your child … Continue reading Please help grade 7 with their electronics recycling campaign
Last Wednesday, March 26th, the St. John’s Middle and High School Library hosted the first ever Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Encounter for students of the international schools of the Brussels area and one team of students from the Catholic University of Louvain (KU Leuven). The TOK teachers of these schools have been meeting on a regular basis, but in their last meeting they decided that it was time to organize something bigger and different where their students would be the main protagonists. This Encounter, hence, brought together students and teachers who are passionate about today’s big questions and challenges. This … Continue reading St. John’s hosts Theory of Knowledge (TOK) Encounter for international school students
This year for our Dutch trip we had the opportunity to go to the Netherlands. We arrived in the city of Delft on Thursday morning. We had the majority of the day to discover Delft, before we went to Rotterdam. In Delft, we split up and explored the city. Delft is an old and charming city. One could compare the city to a piece of art. Once our time in Delft was done, we headed towards Rotterdam. Rotterdam is a much more modern city, compared to Delft. Rotterdam is known for its architecture, infrastructure and harbor, which is the third … Continue reading Grade 10 Dutch class explores Delft and Rotterdam
In the grade 6 media course, students learn about the process of constructing animation films. By designing their own paper cutout characters, they try their hands on animating two-dimensional figures. For more information on Middle School media classes, please visit their blog at http://stjohnsmediablog.wordpress.com Continue reading Grade 6 students learn about animation
This past Friday, St. John’s hosted TEDx “The Sustainable Future” on the future of sustainable energy. The event, in partnership with the European Commissioner for Energy, Accenture, the Royal Society of Chemistry and Amcham, featured an impressive list of speakers from across the sustainable energy spectrum. The event was live streamed globally and videos of the talks will be available soon at http://www.tedxsustainable.com. We received many positive comments from attendees about the quality of the speakers and their talks, the diversity of the audience, the presence of the student racing team with their world record breaking race car, and the TESLA test drives that … Continue reading St. John’s hosts successful TEDx “The Sustainable Future” event