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
Our Deputy Manager, Charlotte, recently visited Sweden to explore early years settings as part of her studies at the University of Gloucestershire. Swedenis considered one of the world’s leaders in education and it has been fascinating learning about the differences between their system and ours. We are looking forward to sharing more about Charlotte’s trip…January 29, 2018
Thank you to everyone for coming along to watch our very talented children perform!January 29, 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
The Pre-Prep and Pre-School children kicked off the Christmas festivities at St John’s with their nativity play aptly named The Children’s Christmas Story. There were animals, angels, soldiers, stars, shepherds, an innkeeper and of course Mary and Joseph with their donkey who together all told the story of the birth of Jesus in a stable…November 23, 2017
Pre-Prep were treated to a visit by Claude Monet on Tuesday 14th November. Visiting artist Paul Priestley spoke to the children about the life and works of the great Monet. He then gave them a wonderful lesson on scale, perspective and shading. The children first did pencil drawings and then completed their own version of…November 14, 2017
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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...