St John’s on-the-Hill welcomed Scott McKeon, fiddle player with Rusty Shackle, a local welsh indie-roots band (www.rustyshackle.com), to its school on Friday 18 November, to launch a new folk music club called the Celtic Club. Scott joined the pupils for a special assembly where Scott played the guitar, penny whistle, fiddle, mandolin, banjo and bodhran….November 23, 2016
As your child moves through St John’s there could come a point when you will find it difficult to support your child with their Maths. While you probably will have ‘your own way’ of calculating the answers, your methods may not be the same as the ones we use. Mathematics is so important to every…November 15, 2016
Andy Lewis, GB Paralympic Champion, visited St John’s on-the-Hill School on Wednesday 9 November to talk about how he became the first person ever to win Para-triathlon Gold when the triathlon made its debut at the Paralympic Games in Rio. Lewis, from Lydney, competes as a through-knee amputee and is Paralympic, World and European Champion.Lewis…November 10, 2016
Bradley Salisbury, Headmaster of Dean Close School, gave an interactive talk about the nature of justice and its philosophical principles at the second of this year’s Academic Enrichment Evenings. The tasks ranged from which members of our groups should receive a share of a packet of sweets, to making ethical decisions upon who should be…October 18, 2016
Pupils at St John’s on-the-Hill School dressed in international costumes to celebrate diversity and the appreciation of other cultures as part of World Languages Day on Friday 14 October. There was a selection of fun activities designed to promote language learning. The children were each given a passport, which they had to get stamped before…October 17, 2016
The Under 11 Girls rose early and headed to kings Bruton today for the under 11 West Regional IAPS competition. The group stages saw the girls get off to a shaky start with a 1-0 loss against Hazelgrove. They fought back hard and beat their next opponents 1-0 in one game and drew 2-2 to…October 11, 2016
Years 3-5 had a brilliant time watching French Theatre company, Compagnie Tête-à-Tête, perform Le Bistro de Dan Roro at the school on Thursday 6 October. The traditional, French performance explores the difference between national traits and stereotype and is mostly in French. The children had lots of fun watching and taking part in the tricks…October 6, 2016
September 2016 Last Friday, after tough competition which led to extensive discussions, we have chosen our positions of responsibility for the academic year 2016 – 2017 and I am delighted to announce Alistair Fletcher as Head Boy and Millie Watkins as Head Girl. Ellis Davies and Charlotte Carpenter are their Deputies. Other positions of…September 29, 2016
St John’s on-the-Hill School hosted its first Academic Enrichment Evening, on 20 September 2016, which saw children from Years 6-8 and their parents fully immersed in the art of origami. David Griffiths, Deputy Head Academic, said: “It was absolutely brilliant to see the children and their parents engaged in origami, often working together and sometimes…September 21, 2016
St John’s on-the-Hill pupil, Guy Jones, aged 11, is believed to be the youngest student to gain an A* in GCSE Latin. Guy was introduced to Latin by his grandfather at the age of five and is so competent in the language that he sat his GCSE exam early. St John’s Head of Languages, Aurélie…September 21, 2016
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The Pre-Prep know how to end a half term. This term it was with our summer show ‘There is a...
Pre-Prep children had a wonderful WOW week exploring the Great Outdoors with a range of activities to celebrate nature. At...