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SJCS pupils painting Christmas cards to raise money for Castle School

Christmas Artwork 2021

Nov 2021
Children throughout St John’s have worked hard to produce individual Christmas card designs during their lessons as part of our annual Festive art project. Any profits from the cards go to the Parents’ Association’s chosen charity Castle School which is a Special school in the centre of Cambridge which caters for pupils with a range of learning needs from aged 2-19 years.
SJCS pupils supporting 'Love in Box' to provide gifts for those who are disadvantaged

'Love in a Box' Appeal for Mustard Seed Relief Charity 2021

Nov 2021
The children at St John's showed they had big hearts by giving Christmas gifts to disadvantaged children and young people in Eastern Europe as they took part in the ‘Love in a Box’ project organised by the Mustard Seed Relief Mission. The children take part every year and this year 200 boxes were collected, decorated and filled with various goodies which will be sent to children who would otherwise not receive a Christmas present.
Pupils marking the start of Anti-Bullying week with 'Silly Sock Day'

Odd Socks Day celebrates Anti-Bullying Week 2021

Nov 2021
On 15 November 2021, St John’s joined schools across Britain to embrace the message of ‘One Kind Word’, the theme for this year’s Anti-Bullying Week campaign created by the Anti-Bullying Alliance (ABA) which works to raise awareness of bullying and bring lasting change to children’s lives.
Remembrance Day Commemorations at SJCS 2021

Remembrance Day 2021

Nov 2021
Remembrance Day falls every year on the 11th of November, the date in which the armistice was signed in 1918 to signify the end of World War One. This year, we have been able to mark this important day in person at both Byron House and Senior House and commemorate those who have fallen and mark this occasion with sincerity and respect.
Roman Day for Form 1 pupils at SJCS

Form 1 Roman Day 2021

Nov 2021
Form 1 experienced the world of ancient Rome with a Roman Day workshop. The children were transported back to Roman Britain with a recreation of life in the past including role-play, practical activities and hands-on experiences with Roman replica artefacts. The children were aptly dressed as Roman citizens, slaves or even barbarians.

St John’s College School judged as “excellent” in all areas by the Independent Schools Inspectorate

Nov 2021
St John’s College School is celebrating after achieving the Independent Schools Inspectorate’s (ISI) highest grading of excellent. The rigorous four-day inspection included interviews with pupils and staff; lesson observations; parent, pupil and staff questionnaires; an examination of pupils’ work; and a scrutiny of all policies to enable the inspectors to assess the school’s compliance as well as the educational quality in all areas of school life. 
Form 4 pupils at SJCS learning about Hinduism

Form 4 Hinduism Talk 2021

Nov 2021
Current parent, Mrs Patel, gave an insightful talk to Form 4 about the customs and traditions of Hinduism, one of the world’s oldest surviving religions and the religion they are currently studying in class. The children found out about the Hindu belief that life is a cycle of birth, death and rebirth and that the actions in this life, or ‘karma’, have an effect on the future.
Form 2 pupils from SJCS visiting Lackford Lakes

Form 2 Eco-Action Trip to Lackford Lakes in Suffolk 2021

Nov 2021
Form 2 enjoyed an Eco-action day to Lackford Lakes, part of the Suffolk Wildlife Trust, which was designed to empower and inspire the children to take action for environmental sustainability. The three main activities focused on water conservation, food miles and reducing plastic usage. It was linked to the sustainability work the children have undertaken on Wangari Maathai. Maathai was a Kenyan social, environmental and political activist and the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize. She achieved the Prize for her contribution to sustainable development, democracy and peace."
St John's College School Parents' Association Fireworks Night 2021

Parents' Association Fireworks Night 2021

Nov 2021
Despite the very rainy afternoon, the weather held and the 2021 SJCS Parents' Association fireworks were back with a bang on 3 November. After having to cancel last year due to Covid, it was wonderful to see so many parents, children and staff out and enjoying the spectacular display with up to 900 enjoying the much anticipated event.
Young Shakespeare Company Workshop on Romeo and Juliet

Young Shakespeare Company perform 'Romeo & Juliet' 2021

Nov 2021
The children in Forms 4 and 5 were treated to a captivating and often humorous adaptation of the Young Shakespeare Company’s touring production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’. The Young Shakespeare Company specialise in introducing Shakespeare's plays to a younger audience. They skilfully involve the children by stopping at crucial points in the play, explaining the key plot lines and seeking audience participation.