September 2022

Sep 2022
A group of Sixth Form children took part in a PowerHouse Games session at the Cambridge University Sports Centre which was organised and run by the charity Power2Inspire (Inclusion through Sport). The morning focused on taking part in adapted games and sports and all the activities were especially designed to be accessible and fun for everyone, old and young, with disabilities and none, sporty and not – and in so doing are all inclusive. The session started with a welcoming ceremony and then the participants took part in a rota of inclusive sports including: boccia, touch rugby, new
Sep 2022
The Macmillan Coffee Morning is the first Parents’ Association event in the St John’s annual calendar and this year it was held, once again, in the spacious ground floor and garden of Whitfield House, the school’s boarding house, on 30 September. £837 was raised for the charity through generous cake and baked donations and also a raffle. The World’s Biggest Coffee Morning is Macmillan’s biggest fundraising event, where the charity asks people across the UK to hold a coffee morning and raise money for people living with cancer. The event is central to the charity's fundraising
Sep 2022
The joyful sounds of the Harvest hymn, 'Combine Harvester', filled the hall as the children celebrated this year’s charitable giving at St John’s in our Byron House special service. The food donations came flooding in and after the services the goods were delivered to the Cambridge Food Bank, a local charity, who will redistribute to various voluntary and charitable groups throughout East Anglia. The monetary gifts will be sent to a charity chosen by the children in the Charity Committee.  The Cambridge Food Bank opened in 2010 and is part of a nationwide network of food banks,
St John's pupils demonstrating 'Action Story' as part of the E4L programme
Sep 2022
St John’s Byron House parents attended our Emotions for Learning (E4L) Morning on 21 September.  Parents watched aspects of the E4L curriculum and Mindfulness programme in action during the day, experiencing it with the children, as well as listening to key presentations from staff. T2 classes demonstrated a peer-to-peer massage (action story), as well as a 'stilling'. E4L was developed at St John’s with the help of the school’s former Child Psychotherapist who set out to create a 4-year social and emotional curriculum for our youngest children, based on up-to-date research about how
Year 4 children at SJCS learning to build the tallest tower in STEM lessons
Sep 2022
Form 2 (Year 4) children, based at Byron House, have started their weekly Wednesday afternoon STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) sessions at Senior House. Their first afternoon was split into two parts with the first concentrating on map work and orienteering to climatise the children to this part of the school. In small groups, they matched letters to various activities on the map, such as where you could: act or dance, run about, eat lunch, paint a picture, visit the nurse, sing or play an instrument and swim, for example. The children had the additional challenge of
Sep 2022
There was a high turnout of Forms 4 to 6 children at our pre-season hockey and rugby training on the St John's Playing Fields the day before the start of term. Attendance to this session was voluntary but the hour and a half focused on core strength and flexibility training as well as key drills to help prepare for the season ahead. Preseason training allows the children to build solid fitness foundations, improve their technical ability, and ultimately ensure optimum performance. After a summer break and body recharge following last season, the children's bodies need to regain and
Sep 2022
The 2022 Girls’ Under 11 A hockey season got off to a flying start on 9 September with a masterclass at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London, led by Haileybury School’s Director of Hockey and former USA International, Mr Rob Schilling. The girls practised techniques and drills and soaked up the atmosphere of the prestigious surroundings of the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in the Olympic Park, which was host to the 2018 Women’s Hockey World Cup. Mr Schilling, ably assisted by six of Haileybury’s 1st XI players, helped the girls work on slap hits, v-drags and passes, as well as