Year 3 and 4 children enjoyed a visit to St Fagans National Museum of History on Tuesday 10th September as an introduction to their new topic, ‘Tribal Tales’. They are learning about the period of history stretching from the Stone Age to the Iron Age and they took part in hands-on workshops to get a…September 10, 2019
As part of a new well-being programme at St John’s on-the-Hill School the children are having lessons about how the brain works and how people learn. These encourage pupils to focus on developing their abilities with increased effort and a willingness to learn from mistakes. The programme, led by Miss Duncan, began with a special…September 10, 2019
For several years, St John’s on-the-Hill, along with many other Prep Schools, has been keen to move away from Common Entrance and find a method of assessment, teaching and learning that is fit for the 21st century. First introduced in 1904, the Common Entrance Exam was designed to prepare pupils for entry to sought-after senior…September 6, 2019
Pre-Prep welcomed everyone old and new this term with a Collaborative Art Wow Day. The children had the opportunity to visit each of the classrooms and take part in art activities to create displays to decorate our corridors. This was a wonderful way to get the children to see the other classrooms and meet all…September 4, 2019
On Saturday 6th July St John’s on-the-Hill School celebrated the end of the academic year with a rousing Speech Day. The day began with a fabulous musical welcome, where guests were treated to performances by the School Orchestra, Chamber Winds, Junior Choir, Senior Choir, Chamber Choir, Pre-Prep and each School House. There were also performances…August 19, 2019
St John’s on-the-Hill School’s Summer Concert was a colourful festival of music, dance, poetry, art and much more. The event titled Faces and Places from around the World celebrated many different cultures and traditions from across the globe with a wide range of performances that gave all pupils an opportunity to shine.August 19, 2019
We have received the fantastic news that 14 of the 18 pupils who participated in the UKMT Junior Mathematics Challenge in April have received a certificate. This challenge is designed to test the minds of great mathematicians and this year there were more than 270,000 participants nationwide. Those pupils who received Bronze finished in the…July 3, 2019
The inaugural Pre-Prep Science Fair held on Tuesday 25th June was a huge success with a wonderful array of exhibits including projects on Horticulture, Nuclear Power, Electricity and much more. Mr Dave Bennett, Head of Science, judged the exhibits and was very impressed by the way the children could talk so confidently about their experiments….June 26, 2019
The Pre-Prep know how to end a half term. This term it was with our summer show ‘There is a Sunflower in my Supper’. The children put on a dazzling and colourful production, singing beautifully and entertaining everyone who attended. It included an important message about what plants need to grow and the importance and…May 24, 2019
St John’s on-the-Hill pupil Yan-Heng Zhang took first place at the Pangea UK Mathematics Final at Middlesex University, in London, on Saturday the 4th May. Yan-Heng won the Year 4 category where he competed one year above his chronological age (he is 8 years old). Last year he finished 2nd. St John’s pupils, Anna…May 13, 2019
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St John’s on-the-Hill School choir enjoyed an opportunity of a lifetime when they performed with the world’s number 1 brass...
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