FLEXIBLE HAPPY BOARDING
A boarding community has been integral to the life of St John’s ever since the School’s foundation in 1908; currently approximately 100 students board with us. Boarders range in age from Year 4 (aged 8/9 years) to Year 13 (aged 17/18 years), and come from a wide variety of backgrounds – including some from overseas and some from service/military families.
The sense of continuity, community and common purpose which characterises the boarding community benefits greatly the boarding school as a whole. In turn, the boarders benefit from their interaction with the day pupils who help to bring something of the local community into school.
In addition to full and weekly boarding, we also offer flexible boarding.
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"My son has very much enjoyed his time at St John's College, specifically the after school and weekend activities. Staying in West End, he says, was like being at home. I would like to thank you very much for all your support given to the boarders. We really think you and your team have done a very good job and we appreciate it very much."
Mr F Marti, Parent
NEWS FROM OUR SENIOR SCHOOL
World Book Day
This term, we joined schools from across the country as we celebrated the wonderful world of literature by taking part in World Book Day.
Our Senior students and staff donned their best book character outfits, while our Juniors bought in their favourite books to share with friends. We also took part in the #ShareAStory campaign, with many posts going out on social media throughout the day – Harry (Year 4) was very excited to hear that his tweet about ‘The Ice Monster’ got a like from the author, David Walliams!
Schools Will Rock You!
Our Senior School cast and crew took to the stage for this year’s production, “Schools Will Rock You” in March. Launched by Queen, Ben Elton and the producers of the hit musical, “We Will Rock You”, “Schools Will Rock You” enables schools to develop their own version of the show.
With a packed NBH and many parents, family and friends in the audience to cheer the children on, both nights were a huge success. Every student shone throughout the show; Jayden, Lois, Molly, Katie, Mia, Larissa and Alex performed solos and our younger students were able to take on a range of characters from the “Bohemians” to Globalsoft staff.
The penultimate Monday of Term saw our new musicians put everything they have learnt to practice as they performed in their first Rocksteady Concert.
Launched back in September, our Rocksteady workshops and lessons have proved to be extremely popular with many students from Year 4 to Year 9 learning a new instrument. For some, this was their first performance with an instrument; for others their existing musical skills came into force as they picked a new instrument to try. Each band performed brilliantly - especially those who have only had one and a half hours’ worth of lessons! We hope this will be the first of many performances for our Rocksteady musicians and we look forward to following their progress over the next year.
Over the last year and a half, we have welcomed students from Chaoyang Experimental Primary School to experience life in a British boarding school. This Easter our students from Year 5 to Year 8 had the privilege of visiting Beijing to learn more about their culture, experience Chinese education, Catch up with friends and explore tourist attractions including The Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City and the Olympic Stadium. A huge thank you to our hosts for looking after us so well and giving us the opportunity to visit their hometown and school. Follow the School News page on our website for full details of their trip and lots more photos.