December 2022

St Jonh's College School Christmas Festivities 2022
Dec 2022
St John's supported Jimmy's Cambridge for Christmas Jumper Day across the school this year and £800 was raised just from this one event. On the same day, the children at Byron House had a surprise visit from none other than Father Christmas during their traditional Christmas lunches and then enjoyed the staff panto in the afternoon to round off their festive day. Jimmy's is a community-based charity providing both support and housing to people who are rough sleeping. The charity opened in 1995 as Cambridge's first all year round night shelter and now offers a much wider range of
'St John's had Got Talent' show 2022
Dec 2022
The 'St John's Got Talent' show has now been running for a few years and is, without a doubt, one of the most popular and well-attended events in the Senior House Michaelmas calendar for all the older children in the school and this year did not disappoint. The 2022 show saw 32 acts in the initial rounds with 74 children participating and the highest number ever signing up to be on the Talent show committee. The Final took place on the afternoon of Christmas Jumper Day and every Senior House child watched in eager anticipation as each act took to the stage to showcase their talents and try
St John's College School's Service in Preparation for Christmas 2022
Dec 2022
Our festive ‘Services in Preparation for Christmas’, held over two days in the magnificent Chapel of St John’s College, once again heralded the start of the season with a range of carols, poems and readings all presented by the children. The carols and readings were interspersed with 5 congregational hymns, including O come, all ye faithful, Hark! the herald-angels sing, O little town of Bethlehem, Lo! He comes with clouds descending and O come, O come, Emmanuel! The Services provided a sense of calm from the busy nature of this time of the year and created up a contemplative mood to help
St John's College School Kindergarten Nativity 2022
Dec 2022
Kindergarten’s rendition of their nativity production, Whoops-a-Daisy Angel, was our youngest children’s first time on stage performing to an audience of parents, grandparents and friends. This delightful nativity play tells the story of a disorganised but loveable angel who is chosen to show the way to Bethlehem. Not only did every child learn their own lines they also learnt several catchy songs, including We're so angelic, I Have To Fly To Bethlehem, You Will Find A Baby and The First Christmas Day. The Four Little Snowflakes song brought tears to eyes as one snowflake was left singing
SJCS welcoming elderly care home residents for a Christmas party 2022
Dec 2022
St John's was delighted to once again welcome Senior Citizens and their carers from local care homes to the school for our much anticipated Christmas Party. The event did not happen over lockdown and the Charities Committee organised a wonderful online event last year but it was very special to be able to host this in person this December and to see some familiar faces clapping along to the carols. Our Charities Committee is run by the children, coordinated jointly by Mrs Sarah Bishop at Byron House and Miss Anne Orange at Senior House.  Many of the children volunteer to be a member
Dec 2022
Pupils in Form 4 finished off their topic on Victorian life by inviting SJCS families into school on 25th November to purchase their wares at a special Victorian-themed Fair, with the added aim of raising money for charity. Dressed head to toe in authentic outfits, the children recreated a bustling authentic Victorian Fair and transformed Hinsley Hall into a hub of activity with traditional stalls, live musical entertainment and games. £615.05 was raised for the new Cambridge Children’s Hospital. The East of England is the only region in the UK currently without a purpose-built