SOUTH African school children received some life-changing news, thanks to the incredibly generous pupils of St John’s on-the-Hill School in Chepstow. A huge total of £3,500 has been raised for the Isikhokelo Primary School in the Khayelitsha township, in Cape Town. The St John’s children worked incredibly hard to raise money for the school, which…June 11, 2018
Not one – but TWO – pupils from St John’s on-the-Hill school in Chepstow won silver in a national maths competition at the weekend – beating more than 5,000 others from across the country. Yan-Heng Zhang, aged seven, and Charlie Davies, aged 12, were runners-up in their respective year groups at the prestigious Pangea Maths…May 15, 2018
On Tuesday 6th March, the Explorer Dome brought its amazing science show to St John’s. We were enthralled by two exciting and informative presentations; one to Year 5 and one to Year 8. Year 5 learned all about the solar system and our place in the universe, investigating stars and planets and how to identify…March 8, 2018
On Tuesday 20th February St John’s on-the-Hill School held the second in its series of Science Fairs, with a host of entrants from Years 5 and 6 descending upon the Singleton Hall to battle it out for the Science Fair Trophy. Yet again, the quality of the entries was astounding and the judges had their…February 26, 2018
Year 7 and 8 pupils staged an amazing production of the musical Beauty and the Beast to packed-out audiences at the school. The 46-strong cast put on four performances of the classic French fairy tale. More than 150 pupils from Offa’s Mead Academy, Islwyn High School and The Dell Primary School attended the matinée performance…February 15, 2018
The Head of Physics from Clifton College, David Richardson, blew minds and almost blew up the Singleton Hall with over an hour of thought provoking, jaw-dropping, phenomenal science. We discovered that it would be quicker to empty all the seas and oceans of Earth with a pint jug than to count all the particles in…January 24, 2018
Year 5 have been having lots of fun in English with The Highwayman poem. One of the tasks was to write their own ending, thinking about intonation and pace, and then deliver it to the class. Here is a link to poems by Alexandra Gawluk, Henry Maynard, Roseanna Treharne and Ewan Shakeshaft.January 19, 2018
Santa wowed the children at St John’s on-the-Hill School when he arrived in style for their Christmas Fayre on Tuesday 12th December – swooping in by helicopter. Santa made his surprise entrance in a five-seater Robinson 66 helicopter, generously loaned by the grandfather of two pupils at the school. The children watched open-mouthed as the…December 21, 2017
Science Day at St John’s on-the-Hill was given a flying start with the most amazing talk from Martha Holmes, Executive Producer of The Blue Planet and Life series on the BBC. Martha enthralled the children with her first-hand experience of the incredible and sometimes dangerous work that goes on behind the scenes during the filming…November 27, 2017
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On Saturday 6th July St John’s on-the-Hill School celebrated the end of the academic year with a rousing Speech Day....
We have received the fantastic news that 14 of the 18 pupils who participated in the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge...