It has only been a couple of days since I began working at St. John’s, but I have already determined a few critical attributes regarding affairs ranging from the people, to the smell, and the technology.
What I have observed is that you will never find a solemn, ‘strictly business’ face here at St. John’s. During the new staff orientation, when we were introduced to the school and its processes, most importance was given to getting to know one another and striking a rapport. Every person you walk by on this striking campus will greet you!
While this might be an odd point to notice, I found that the premises smell wonderful. It’s all fresh paint and cleaning products, demonstrating the care the school takes in ensuring that the school is adequately prepped for the new year before the kids come in. Lastly, it is noteworthy that all the electronic components used by the school are advanced and in fact, they are constantly upgrading to ensure students and staff are working on the newest machines with the latest technology.
All in all, the bar is set high. You know what they say about first impressions, and St. John’s has definitely created an enduring imprint!
By Indira Khara, St. John’s Community Engagement Coordinator