ES students produce animated movies

Grade 3 and grade 5 students are proud to present their stop motion animation movies. For their Unit Of Inquiry on water, grade 3 students imagined a story that involved water and drew it as a story board. They made a diorama in a shoe box and created figures in plasticine. Based on their story board, they produced a stop motion animation movie. Grade 5 students worked on Architecture and Cities. Each student has built their ideal house to add on to their class street which then became the set for their “Urban Stories” stop motion animation movies. Please see … Continue reading ES students produce animated movies

Students join “Choir Day” at BSB

The Elementary Choir and Elementary Orchestra students from grades 1 through 4 attended Choir Day at the British School of Brussels last Thursday. Students from international schools in Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg attended as well. Each choir sang two songs and St. John’s students performed “Hitori” and “Sea Shanties” with instruments. Our student did a fantastic job singing and learning 2 group songs with the other choirs. Students enjoyed spending the day with other international musicians.  We are very proud of our Elementary Students! By Mrs. Knauf and Mrs. Rytel Continue reading Students join “Choir Day” at BSB

“Shadowing” day for fifth graders

The Grade 5 students have been shadowing Middle School classes this week in preparation for their move up to MS next year.  The students have had a pre-meeting with the MS guidance counselor, which gave them a chance to get answers to their questions about Middle School and how it differs from Elementary.  They are understandably nervous about the transition from being the most senior group in ES to becoming the youngest group in MS. A lot of the questions center around the day to day routine, with queries about how lunch works and excitement about having their own locker. … Continue reading “Shadowing” day for fifth graders

The Ultimate Summer Reading List

The end of the school year is fast approaching with the promise of new summer adventures. Now is the perfect time to come along to the MHS Library and check out the ‘ultimate summer reading list’ display. Whether you are a fan of romance or science fiction, mysteries or the classics, we have books to suit your reading tastes. Drop by and pick up a summer reading checklist bookmark, and choose the books to take with you on your adventure. Remember: You don’t need to go far, you just need a good book. “Books are the train, the plane and … Continue reading The Ultimate Summer Reading List

Preparing for the transition into Middle School

Nurse Caroline is busy all this week with the grade 5 students. “I’ll be visiting the 3 classrooms each on 3 separate occasions, prior to them moving up to Middle School with all that entails. We are learning all about growing up, with all the excitement and changes that brings. This is also an opportunity to have a two-way conversation with me, and teachers are definitely not allowed! By Nurse Caroline p.s. The buzz word for the week is “Drink plenty of water in this heat!” Continue reading Preparing for the transition into Middle School