As part of their circle topic in Maths, pupils in Years 7 and 8 recreated the Buffon’s Needle Experiment, a process used to estimate the value of Pi. Buffon’s needle is one of the oldest problems in geometric probability. First stated in 1777 by Georges-Louis Le Clerc, Comte de Buffon, it involves dropping a needle…June 25, 2020
St John’s pupils, Archie and Jemima have enjoyed painting stones for the ever-growing Chepstow rock snake. Here is a photo of the beautiful stones they have painted.June 24, 2020
In RS, Year 3 have been looking at embracing differences in the context of the Black Lives Matter movement. Their task was to produce a poster to inform others about diversity, racism and equality, focusing on how everyone is special in their own right and how we should respect that. Here are some of their…June 15, 2020
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
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St John’s pupil Elisabeth is losing her lovely locks in order to raise money for something very close to her...
St John’s on-the-Hill, Chepstow’s independent preparatory school, has announced the appointment of its new Head Mr Nick Thrower. It has been...