Pupils and staff embarked on a virtual learning journey on Monday 23rd March. Utilising the technology of Google classroom, pupils are able to access a full timetable from home after the nationwide school closure programme due to the Covid-19 crisis. Teachers are on hand to respond to questions the children have throughout the day. So…March 23, 2020
St John’s on-the-Hill, Chepstow’s independent preparatory school, has announced the appointment of its new Head Mr Nick Thrower. Mr Thrower is currently Assistant Head and Chaplain at Lambrook School, in Berkshire. Prior to that he was Director of Sport and Houseparent at St Andrew’s, in Turi, Kenya. The current Head of St John’s, Mrs Ruth Frett, leaves in…March 23, 2020
St John’s on-the-Hill has announced the appointment of Mrs Anri Adachi as its new Director of Music. Anri will join the school in September. Mrs Ruth Frett, Head of St John’s, said: “We had a very impressive field of candidates. However, Anri’s excellent reputation, vision and quality of musicianship led to a unanimous decision to…March 20, 2020
St John’s took part in a cross country competition at Tockington Manor School with more than 20 other schools on Friday the 13th of March. We entered 20 runners who performed exceptionally well on a tough course. Pushing themselves outside of their comfort zones our team finished, on average, in 10th position overall. Special mention…March 13, 2020
The Friends of St John’s (FOSJ) annual quiz night was a fun-filled evening raising £1120 to go towards an exciting children’s outside play area (details coming soon). More than 15 teams wrestled with questions ranging from Top Cat to Greek Gods and Goddesses, ship parts and super powers to be given the coveted FOSJ trophy….March 13, 2020
The School Council held a rousing ‘Be Heard’ event on Monday 9th March with 62 pupil ideas for improving the school brought to the attention of their peers and teachers. Ideas such as longer break times, pizza for lunch, more art and crafts, and a whole day’s reading were mooted. The pupils enthusiastically presented their…March 9, 2020
Year 6 competed in a six-a-side football tournament at Wycliffe on Saturday the 7th of March. Playing really well throughout the day, they progressed to the final after a thrilling penalty shootout in the semi-final. With their opponents getting the better of them early on in the tournament, the children had to mentally fight against…March 7, 2020
St John’s pupils entered into the time-honoured tradition of the pancake race with a series of running/flipping races around the school’s AstroTurf. Severn House were victorious in the Pre-Prep races, whilst Dean House pupils won the Prep School races overall.March 6, 2020
St John’s on-the-Hill School welcomed members from the Chepstow Fairtrade Forum for a special assembly on Thursday 27th February. Tanya White, Chair of Chepstow Fairtrade Forum, Jan Koning, Chair of Tidenham Parish Council, Julia Parsons, Chepstow Fairtrade Forum, Cynthia Giles, Chepstow Fairtrade Forum, and John Giles, photographer, visited the school to speak to the children about…February 27, 2020
Monday 24th February saw us back in the Singleton Hall for the second Science Fair of the year. This time, Years 5 and 6 were showcasing their creativity and scientific skills competing for the Science Fair Trophy! Yet again, the judges were blown away by the competition and the judging was incredibly tight. On display…February 24, 2020
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Pupils and staff embarked on a virtual learning journey on Monday 23rd March. Utilising the technology of Google classroom, pupils...
St John’s on-the-Hill has announced the appointment of Mrs Anri Adachi as its new Director of Music. Anri will join...