The St. John’s art gallery

The St. John’s International School Art Gallery, has an important role to play in raising awareness of the visual arts and encouraging cultural diplomacy between the international and local Belgian communities both in its extensive programme of exhibitions and workshops by visiting artists and its many students shows in elementary, middle and high school. The art department at St Johns International School is excited to be part of this year’s ‘Parcours d’ Artistes’ organised by the Commune of Waterloo. Over 140 artists based in Waterloo will open their studios over the weekend of the 29th and 30th September 2012 … Continue reading The St. John’s art gallery

Welcome to the new St. John’s staff members!

We are delighted to welcome several new staff members for the 2012-13 school year. Please find below some information on each of them: Adam Robinson joins us as a Middle School English Teacher. Born in New York City, he attended University of Texas in Austin. He holds two master’s degrees, one from British Columbia, Canada and the other from Rome, Italy. He has lived in Brussels since July 2011 and substituted in the Middle School last year.   Debbie Corcoran joins us as a third grade teacher in the Elementary School. She comes to us from Centennial School District in … Continue reading Welcome to the new St. John’s staff members!

The Flame Challenge

St. John’s is participating in the Flame Challenge’s World Wide Assembly on May 9, hosted by Alan Alda. The Flame Challenge is an international science cotest sparked by an editorial Alan Alda wrote in the journal Science.  Scientists from all over the world have submitted answers to the question Alan asked as an 11-year-old, “What is a flame?”  Hundreds of their answers have been judged by panels of 10- to 12-year olds from 131 schools, from California to Western Australia, including your local school.   The judging process will culminate on May 9 in a Worldwide Assembly, a video conference of 10 schools, … Continue reading The Flame Challenge

The Rachel’s Challenge Organisation visits Middle School

Rachel Joy Scott was the first person killed in the Columbine High School tragedy in 1999. Immediately after the tragedy, her father Darrell began to speak around the U.S. and used writings and drawings from Rachel’s many diaries to illustrate the need for a kinder, more compassionate world. On Thursday Rachel’s sister, Dana, visited Middle School as part of the Advisory Program, her aim in speaking to our children was to equip and empower every person to create a permanent positive culture change in our school, home and community by starting a chain reaction of kindness and compassion. Dana quoted … Continue reading The Rachel’s Challenge Organisation visits Middle School

Message in a Bottle has been placed into the Sea of Success!

IB Visual Art Show and Auction on Friday the 27th of April wowed the visitors and showed them the skills and uniqueness of each artist. Three words, ‘outstanding,’ ‘interesting,’ ‘unique,’ those three words would be the best ones to describe the work of the IB Visual Art year two students. However, the first question would be, why was it called a message in a bottle? While I was interviewing the teacher, mentor, and person who organized this show, Mr. Alan Mitchell, he told me that “a message in a bottle is a way to communicate to people from different distances, … Continue reading Message in a Bottle has been placed into the Sea of Success!

Message in a bottle

Come and see the IB Visual Art student’s final exhibition featuring a selection of their work as it has progressed over the two years of their course and take part in the exciting auction of selected works. The special opening for viewing will be Friday the 27th April from 6.00pm-8.00pm and the auction starts 7.00pm. Live music, food and refreshments provided by students. All the proceeds will go towards ‘The Rahula Trust’ to help some of the world’s poorest children receive an education. The Rahula Trust -a fully-registered charity in the UK – raises funds to sponsor the education … Continue reading Message in a bottle